News & Reviews

May 5th, 2017

2017 Blooms to Brews marathon rating on Find my Marathon. This is a great comparison link to all the marathons nationwide:

The Blooms to Brews Marathon was the 322nd largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 337th largest in 2015.

This year 15.4% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 14.3% of runners qualified for Boston in 2016.

This gives the Blooms to Brews Marathon the 107th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 27th highest percentage so far in 2017. 

Its Course Score of 99.65 ranks it as the 61st fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 12th fastest course in Washington.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are within the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Blooms to Brews Marathon a PR Score of 99.65. This PR Score ranks it as the 44th fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 11th fastest in Washington.

Kristy's comment: "I thought the race and its associated activities was superbly organized – I enjoyed it very much! The volunteers, especially at all the aid stations, were so supportive and encouraging! I am thinking I will be back next year – got to hit that sub-4:00:00 mark"
- Kristy, in an email to the race director

April 17, 2016

"Blooms to Brews is definitely an event to check out and worth the drive, peaceful and pretty the miles fly by. I definitely don’t say that about every half marathon."
- Teresa, Run Oregon

Read Teresa's full 2016 Race Recap & Review

March 22, 2016

Run Oregon Race Preview - Blooms to Brews 2016

April 20, 2015

“I found the event to be organized and safety for the runners was definitely of concern with plenty of the medical and police on site (which is a plus!). It was a very festive event with all the cute girlies with dressed in flowers from head to toe, the flower walking around the event. These touches made the event very enjoyable. I would recommend this race in 2016, for I have already been encouraging to register for the fun, by posting on my Personal Facebook page”.
- Elaine, Run Oregon

Run Oregon 2015 Race Recap & Review

April 6, 2015

"Grab a few of your friends and sign up now for the 4-person marathon relay!  Buses with trek your team to each relay connection point, so there’s no need to worry about providing your own transportation. Each runner will take a leg of 6.5 miles, which will give each of you the opportunity of experiencing different aspects of the course, and with so much beauty along the race, there’s plenty to share with great friends."
- Chere, Run Oregon

Read Chere's full 2015 Race Preview

May 4, 2014

"All and all I loved the atmosphere of this race. It was like a summer BBQ in the spring. The fun, festivities, friends and everything offered. I am sure the weather helped! The course is scenic and beautiful, the shirts were a really pretty royal purple, and I loved the amount of things to see and do, and the food was great! And afterwards we went to the Tulip Festival down the street (the one we ran past) and had a great time! Tasty goodies and pretty flowers for my garden."
- Maryalicia, Run Oregon

Read Maryalicia's full 2014 Race Recap & Review

April 21, 2014

"After our beer and sandwich we ventured over to one of the race booths and got an amazing free massage by one of the local massage companies. I enjoyed this course, the race seemed very well-organized, the shirts were fantastic, and the after party was great."
- Amber, Run Oregon

Read Amber's full 2014 Race Recap & Review