Pear Blossom Run Course Details

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Saturday April 9, 2022 - Schedule of Events

7:00 am – 5k Pear Blossom Run Start
        (starts at Oakdale & West 8th)

7:30 am – Mayor’s Cup Awards
          (on the Justice Building steps at Oakdale & West 8th Street)

7:50 am – Mayor’s Cup 1-Mile Fun Run Start
          (starts at Oakdale & West 8th)

8:00 am – Free Pancake Feed and Open House at the YMCA
          (at 522 West Sixth Street)

8:20 am – 10-Mile Pear Blossom Run Start
          (starts at Oakdale & West 8th)

8:30 am – Mayor’s Cup 2-Mile Fun Run Start
          (starts at Oakdale & West 8th)

10:30 am – Pancake Feed and Open House Closes

11:00 am – Race course closes; Start of Pear Blossom Parade
          (Parade Info)

5k & 10-Mile Event Details

5K & 10 mile Map

  • Chip timed event. See detailed Chip Timed Event information below.  No bibs with timing chips sold 30 minutes prior to the start, however, bibs without a timing chip will be available.
  • Course Time Limits
    •  5k time limit is 60 minutes (one hour), or a 19:18 minute per mile pace.  
    • 10-Mile time limit is 160 minutes (two hours and forty minutes), or a 16 minute per mile pace.
  • USAT&F certified courses
    • 5k (OR19004LB) is flat, fast, out and back within Medford city limits.  
    • 10-Mile (OR19005LB) is flat, fast, out and back with one hill.
  • Course monitoring, support services and finish timing will stop at each course’s time limit.
  • Event open only to registered participants wearing a bib due to permits and insurance restrictions.
  • Due to permits and traffic control, any runner or walker starting early will be disqualified and not receive a time.
  • Wheelchairs and baby strollers are allowed.  However, animals, skateboards, bikes, skates, or other wheeled devices not permitted.
  • Awards:
    • 5k, first male and first female receive $100 gift certificate each. No awards for walkers.
    • 10-Mile, first male and first female receive a $250 gift certificate each. No awards for walkers.
  • Restrooms are available at the YMCA, near the start/finish line, and at intervals along the course.
  • Water stations are available every 2.5 miles or less.
  • If you experience difficulties of any kind, please stop and go to one of the aide stations or patrol units and indicate you need assistance.

Wheelchair / Handcrank Participants

  • Participants will begin with all Runners, however, special wheelchair/handcrank timing is offered for the 10-Mile event.
  • Special parking is provided for these athletes so contact the race register for details.

Mayor’s Cup Fun Runs - 1 & 2 mile

Mayor's Cup 1 & 2 mile Map

  • Participants can participate in the 1-mile race, the 2-mile race, or both races with the same bib.
  • The course is flat, out and back within Medford city limits.
  • Course monitoring and support services will stop at 9:30 am.
  • Event open only to registered participants wearing a bib due to permits and insurance restrictions.
  • Wheelchairs and baby strollers are allowed.  However, animals, skateboards, bikes, skates, or other wheeled devices not permitted.
  • Restrooms are available at the YMCA and near the start/finish line.
  • If you experience difficulties of any kind, please stop and ask a patrol unit for assistance.

Chip Timed Event

Suggested Parking Map

  • Your timing chip is affixed to the back of your race number bib. All you need to do is wear your bib on the front of your shirt. This is also important for identification purposes during the race.
  • Participants must wear the race number assigned to them, run in the event signed-up for, and start at the designated time in order to receive a finish time.
  • Do NOT crumple or fold your bib as this will damage the antenna resulting in no time.
  • Do NOT remove the timing chip from your bib.
  • You can keep or throw away your bib and chip. If you choose to recycle your chip you MUST leave it affixed to the bib thereby recycling the bib as well.
  • All timing systems will be reset one minute prior to the start. Remain behind the carpets until the start so your chip does not trigger an early starting time. Your time starts when your chip crosses both carpets so no reason to crowd. The first male or female person to cross the finish line is the winner. If you are planning to be in contention for male or female overall winner, you must start at the front of runner pack. Faster runners line-up first by pace.