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Published on October 10, 2017 2:04PM

Kids and adults take a steady pace as they begin the 5K portion of the Hilton Half last year. From left: Shiniyah Hall, Jessica and Ted Hilton (back), Katrine Bogardus, Madelyn Bailey, Heather Bailey pushing Sam Bailey (back), Logan Randleas and Malachi Bogardus (back).

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Kids and adults take a steady pace as they begin the 5K portion of the Hilton Half last year. From left: Shiniyah Hall, Jessica and Ted Hilton (back), Katrine Bogardus, Madelyn Bailey, Heather Bailey pushing Sam Bailey (back), Logan Randleas and Malachi Bogardus (back).

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The Hilton Superhero Challenge is scheduled for 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4.

The race is a family friendly event in Prairie City, featuring views of Strawberry Mountain. The course is designed to accommodate the beginning to advanced runner and everyone in between.

The Hilton Half races began to honor the late TR Hilton, a Blue Mountain Hospital ambulance director who passed away in 2013.

Runners can choose to run a super-sized half (14 miles), 10K, 5K, or participate in “superhero tryouts” for children of all ages.

Competitors are invited to wear a superhero costume. Cost for the race is $30.

Registration and packet pickup for all events will be held at Depot Park in Prairie City. Packet pickup for the 14-mile run and 10K will begin at 7 a.m. and a bus transporting runners to the 10K starting line will leave promptly at 8 a.m. from Depot Park. The 5K registration and packet-pickup will begin at 7:30 a.m., and superhero tryout registration and packet pickup will begin at 9:30 a.m.

Course information:

• Super-sized half-marathon course: The 14-mile route begins at Depot Park in Prairie City, and follows a mostly flat course in the foothills of Strawberry Mountain, with some slight rolling hills, looping around and finishing again at Depot Park. There are two bathroom stops along the route and five hydration stations. Portions of the race are on paved and gravel roads. Start time for this race is 8 a.m.

• 10K course: The route begins on a gravel road and will follow the final portion of the half marathon course. A small portion of the route will be on Highway 26, finishing at Depot Park. There will be one hydration station. Start time for this race is 9 a.m.

• 5K course: The course will begin on a paved road in the foothills of Strawberry Mountain and finish at Depot Park. Start time for this race is 9 a.m.

• Superhero tryouts: This event will include obstacle-course-style fun for kids of all ages. Each finisher will receive a prize. Start time for superhero tryouts is 10:30 a.m.

Registration is available online at https://register.chronotrack.com/r/30741 or pick up a registration form at Families First at 401 S. Canyon Blvd. in John Day.

A 16 oz. glass with the Hilton Superhero Challenge logo will be given to each participant, as well as other prizes. For more information, call Katrina Randleas at 541-575-1006 or visit hiltonhalf.blogspot.com.



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