Holiday Half & 5K registration is OPEN!


SantaGet in the holiday spirit, Portland! Portland finally has a half marathon in December! The fantastic out and back course starts and finishes at the Adidas North America Campus and winds along beautiful Willamette Blvd. The flat and scenic route is the only race course fully completed in beautiful North Portland, so you can be sure you’re getting a unique event, full of fantastic features and sights. The historic St. John’s Bridge, the beautiful Univeristy of Portland campus, and panoramic views of Downtown Portland from the bluff of Willamette Blvd. are just a few of the highlights awaiting you! Finish the race and treat yourself to a craft beer seasonal brew, hearty holiday soup, hot chocolate, hot oatmeal, egg nog, and more! If you’re not excited about Christmas, Hanukkah, and every other Holiday festivity after this race, then you just might be the Grinch! READ BELOW for more EVENT, COURSE, and WEATHER INFORMATION.

Click here for a fun 2013 race REVIEW!




  • $66 GROUP REGISTRATION* (before Sept. 1st, minimum 15 registrants, see below)
  • $69 Half marathon (July 15th to Sept. 1st)
  • $77 Half marathon (Sept. 2nd to Oct. 15th)
  • $82 Half marathon (Oct. 16th-Nov. 9th)
  • $82 shirt not guaranteed (Nov. 10th until race fills)

NAME ON COMMEMORATIVE BIB option closes Nov. 1st!

Packet pick up and race day prices

$90 Shirt not guaranteed (race will likely fill before this point, however)




  • $33 GROUP REGISTRATION* (before Sept. 1st, minimum 15 registrants, see below)
  • $36 5K (July 15th to Sept. 1st)
  • $39 5K (Sept 2nd-Oct. 15th)
  • $41 5K (Oct. 16th-Nov. 9th)
  • $41 Includes gender-specific cotton event shirt. (Nov. 10th until race fills)

NAME ON BIB COMMEMORATIVE option closes Nov. 1st!

Packet pick up and race day prices

$45 shirt not guaranteed (race will likely fill before this point, however)


(Sure, the course is awesome and we shut down half of North Portland, but this event is about the FULL experience!)

MEDALS: All finishers of the Half marathon will receive a LARGE and ornate festive finishers medal! Our medals are guaranteed to make you smile!  5K finishers will also receive their own beautiful medal this year as well!

LONG SLEEVE SHIRTS & Gear: All registrants that sign up before Nov. 10th will g121831-453-033fet one of our popular long-sleeve tech shirts! These shirts are available to those that register before the shirt deadline and come in men’s and women’s sizing. Both the long sleeve tech shirt and other commemorative gear will be available for individual sale at the event and the packet pick up days for those that would like to purchase one in addition or for those that missed the cut off date.

CAROLERS ON COURSE: Caroling groups will be scattered throughout the course to give you a hearty dose of holiday cheer as you pass by. From girl scouts, to youth groups, to school choir classes, the community will be bundled up and ready to cheer you on!

POST RACE ENTERTAINMENT: The Adidas gym and courtyards are a perfect warm finish venue for the event and the gym will be lit up like a Christmas tree for great photo ops and post-race conversation (well, there will actually be a giant tree too!).  Vendors selling products and giving away freebies will be there to peruse and investigate as you revel in a race well done.

FOOD: Our friends at Deschutes Brewery will be there once again to serve you some of theirDESCHUTES_TypeStamp01_clean award-winning brews. A hearty protein-rich recovery soup and cornbread muffins, Dave’s Killer Bread, and a variety of samples and snacks from sponsors and vendors will also be there to replenish all your calories expended on the course!

POST RACE MUSIC: Our DJ will be spinning holiday beats all morning long inside the gym! From classic holiday songs to some more upbeat music, music

AWARDS CEREMONY and RANDOM DOOR PRIZES: There are no official awards ceremonies, but we will post all results and age group results inside the gym at the main stage and announce some of the results throughout the morning. There are no age group awards, but we give away random prizes to everyone all morning long!



Signing up for the Holiday Half as a team is easy and saves you MONEY!  There are three different ways to do this:

Option 1.) Simply gather the information for 15 or more of your friends or coworkers and register all at once on our online registration system! Just choose the “Group Registration” option to get the discount.

Option 2.) Register in store with each registrant’s check/cash. Bring into any Foot Traffic store and submit all at once to receive the discounted price!

Option 3.) Email and get a special discount code you can submit for each member to enter online for the discount. If you do not reach your minimum requirement by Oct. 15th, all participants will need to pay the remaining discounted amount to receive their bib numbers. More questions? Email


(FOUR to choose from!):

It is HIGHLY recommended that you pick up your packet on one of these four days to ease congestion race morning.

Sunday, Dec 6th • Foot Traffic West, 12-4pm

Thursday, Dec. 10th • Downtown Foot Traffic 12-5pm

Friday, Dec. 11th • Northeast Foot Traffic 12-5pm

Saturday, Dec. 12th • Sellwood Foot Traffic 10am-4pm

SHUTTLE TICKETS (aka: big yellow sleigh-ride)!




PURCHASE A SHUTTLE TICKET by clicking on the main registration link. There is a shuttle ticket only option there. Ride the shuttle for convenient parking nearby and get dropped off right at the start. Huge lots only 5 minutes away from the start on Swan Island and a giant yellow sleigh (OK, bus) to drive you up to the start line AND take you back to your car when you’re done. Fast and cheap! It is not mandatory, but we highly recommend it!  Call our NE store at 503.284.0345 for questions and how to order a bus ticket (if you forgot to order one when you registered online).  NOTE: NEW! Shuttle tickets will be available to all paces until 1pm! We will provide shuttle services back to Daimler even after the large school buses have left, so please see an event staff to request your own shuttle back to your car if you do not see a bus! See link above for more details. The address of Daimler parking lots is 4747 N Channel Ave, Portland, OR


There is no parking at adidas & neighborhood parking is limited. Take the shuttle and the 5 min. ride up the hill and shave off tons of annoying loops looking for parking!

Note: This is not a mandatory shuttle, but you are strongly encouraged to use it. As event organizers, we are fortunate to have the opportunity to offer such large parking areas given that MANY races/events cannot or simply do not provide this kind of parking opportunity. For example ehen you go to your next Blazer game or your next concert, you will not find ANY shuttle, let alone decent parking for under $10. We have made significant efforts to secure parking for you in a convenient, close-by location and we hope you enjoy the service!

AGAIN, the shuttle is NOT MANDATORY, but it’s a simple way to avoid congestion, make sure you get to the start on time, AND help keep this event in the great N. Portland Neighborhoods by keeping their resident’s happy!


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