R.R. Thompson House B&B

Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon

Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon Winners

 

Carre Heineck First in Women's

Carre Heineck First in Women's Field

Runners in the Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon were welcomed with applause, medals and refreshments at the race’s end point in Carlton.  The race was held Sunday, September 4.  Cheers went up for Mario Mendoza of Bend, the fastest in the men’s field.  Second place went to Tahir Chakisso of Clackamas.

Carre Heineck of Portland, the 2010 defending champion, was impressive with another win in the women’s field.  Second place went to Natalie Bak, also of Bend.  Congratulations to the winners and all the race participants.

Gleaming Gold Medals

Gleaming Gold Medals

The R. R. Thompson House hosted six runners — three women and three men.  All completed the race and received a gleaming gold medal and something to brag about when they return to work!

 

 

 

 

Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon – Lodging Available

The Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon will be held in the Willamette Valley on Labor Day weekend, Sunday, September 5.  The race begins at Stoller Vineyards and Winery just north of Dayton and continues through picturesque valleys and farmland to the finish line in Carlton.   About 2,000 runners are expected for the event. 

Race competitors, friends and local residents will enjoy a Wine and Music Festival at the conclusion of the race.   Our bed and breakfast in Carlton is in a perfect location to serve as your home base while visiting the Willamette Valley.   You may want to extend your stay to visit the many tasting rooms and wineries in the valley, known as one of the finest producers of Pinot Noir in the world.