Race History

Information about The Run In the Country

The Run In the Country consists of Half Marathon Walk, Half Marathon Run and a Kids Fun Run followed by awards.

The Run In the Country started in 1997 as an event "designed by runners, for runners." We continue to make all of our decisions based on making the race better for the participants. The event is brought to you by Mike Milbradt, Brad Putnam, Dave Wisniewski, and Mark Humphreys. We are four friends, all runners, who produce the race to give back to the running community; we do not make any money from the race. Our first goal is to put on a quality event for the participants. To us that means a race that starts on time, is well marked, has plenty of aid, is accurately measured with accurate splits, has accurate timing, a quality tech-fabric participant's shirt and a reasonable entry fee. If we can provide that and still make a little money, the profits all either go back into the race or are donated to non-profit organizations, primarily ones that involve youth being physically active.

The same group of Race Directors also direct the McKenzie River Trail Run, a 50K run on the beautiful McKenzie River Trail held each September. The event is part of the Oregon Trail Series and is the oldest Ultra run in Oregon.