Oregon Marathon expected to bring hundreds of racers to Banks July 21

Banks – Hundreds of runners and spectators are expected to participate in the Oregon Marathon, taking place in Banks, Vernonia, Buxton and Manning, largely along the Banks-Vernonia State Trail on Saturday, July 21.

The course for the full marathon race starts in Vernonia, where runners will begin at 6:30 a.m. at the Vernonia High School. A half-marathon course begins at 7:30 a.m. at Stub Stewart State Park; and runners racing in the quarter-marathon will begin in Banks at Greenville City Park, which is also the finish line for all races, at 8 a.m.

According to the race website, runners from 46 states and countries will participate in this event, which is held by Uberthons LLC, an Oregon-based race organization that puts a variety of races on throughout the year.

Some runners will be attempting to qualify for the Boston Marathon during the race, which is held on a certified course that meets standards for the famous Boston Marathon.

For more information, visit the event website at http://www.uberthons.com/marathon-oregon.