Community Services Consortium

Serving Linn, Benton, and Lincoln counties in Oregon. Helping people. Changing lives.

Friday, March 25, 2011

First Annual Bite of Benton

Bite of Benton has been moved to a fall date! Stay tuned for the date announcement!

Come celebrate Benton County’s culinary delights at the 2011 Bite of Benton!

Local restaurants, wineries, breweries, and food producers will be showcased in this premiere event that will be a gourmet’s delight. In addition to exploring the multitude of booths offering “bites and tastes” of locally created delicacies, attendees will enjoy local entertainment.

Don’t miss your opportunity to savor the tantalizing flavors of the Willamette Valley and enjoy delicious foods, regional wines and beers, music, demonstrations and more. Tickets, sponsorships, and booth reservations are now available.

Join us in the fall at the Benton County Fairgrounds for the Bite of Benton and celebrate fabulous foods, wines, and brews of Benton County!

A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to Community Services Consortium's Linn-Benton Food Share program.

2011 Barrel To Keg Relay Race

2011 Barrel To Keg Relay

Presented by Harris Bridge Vineyard and Rogue Ales

Benefiting Community Services Consortium
"Helping People. Changing Lives" and "Race Against Poverty."

Date: Saturday, July 23, 2011

Location: Philomath to Newport, Oregon.

Check-In/Start: Harris Bridge Vineyard (22937 Harris Road), Philomath, Oregon, 97370.

Finish: Rogue Brewery, Newport, Oregon.

Start Times: 7:00 am (Wave A), 7:30 am (Wave B), 8:00 am (Wave C), 8:30 am (Wave D), 9:00 am (Wave E)

Wave Assignments: Starting waves will be assigned based on estimated 10K times of team members - these times must be submitted with a team's entry. Team captains will be notified of wave assignments by July 1, 2011.

Course: 69 miles. Click here for a COURSE MAP. Maps will be available on April 2nd.

Legs/Teams: 12 legs, teams can be comprised of 2, 4 or 6 members. A Relay Leg Chart will be available soon.

Awards Ceremony: The awards ceremony will be at the Rogue Brewery in Newport at 5:00 pm.

Team Divisions: Open, High School, Masters, Women, Corporate, Running Clubs

Entry Fees: $45 per person (includes t-shirt) through April 30, 2011, $50 per person from May 1, 2011, through July 15, 2011. All teams are also responsible for providing one volunteer to assist on race day.

Entry Note: Participating teams need to be aware that this is a running (and non-walking) event, with a 12 hour time limit to complete the course.

Registration:For more information and to register

Runners who would like to be matched with a team, please contact Mark Barrett at 503-821-9577.

For more information, contact or, or call 503-821-9577.

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