Sunday, Dec. 13th, 2015. Adidas N. America Campus
Get in the holiday spirit, Portland, and treat yourself to the most festive holiday race of the season. With carolers serenading you all along the one-of-a-kind & flat course, you will be delightfully distracted as you wind your way through the streets of North Portland. The race starts and finishes at the beautiful Adidas North America Campus and winds out and back along scenic Willamette Blvd. The historic St. John’s Bridge, the beautiful University 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.
We are one of the few races that allows transfers to different distances or transfers to different participants all the way up until race day! There is a $10 re-bib and re-chipping fee, but otherwise, you can do all of this yourselves by clicking the link above! If you need to transfer, simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help guide you through the process. Please DO NOT simply give your bib to someone else given that there are major liability risks including emergency contact information and waiver agreement. In addition, any bibs that have a different finisher name will be erased from our results page.
- $66 GROUP REGISTRATION* includes LS tech shirt, medal, & commemorative bib!
- $72 GROUP REGISTRATION* includes LS tech shirt, medal, & commemorative bib!(September 2nd-October 15th, minimum 15 registrants, see below)
- $69, includes LS tech shirt, medal, & commemorative bib!(July 15th to Sept. 1st)
- $77, includes LS tech shirt, medal, & commemorative bib! (Sept. 2nd to Oct. 15th)
- $82, includes LS tech shirt, medal, & commemorative bib! (Oct. 16th-Nov. 9th)
- $82, includes SS gender-specific cotton shirt & commemorative medal (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). There are no refunds for this race however transfers are free until November 8th and $10 after that.
USATF Course Certification Number: OR13012LB Course Map Click Here The half marathon course starts and finishes under the pedestrian bridge on Greeley Ave. at the Adidas N. America campus. The first mile of the course snakes through the scenic Overlook neighborhood before departing on an approximately 6.5 mile out and back route along beautiful Willamette Blvd. The course features views of Downtown Portland, the University of Portland campus, the St. Johns Bridge, and Pier Park. High five your friends on your return trip and experience an approximately 400 meter gradual downhill finish into a cheering Adidas Campus (great spectating on the top of the Adidas pedestrian bridge!) to help you hit your PR! Course is primarily flat with a slight incline for 400 meters at the start and one gradual dip and incline for about 1/2 mile around the St. John’s Bridge both on the way out and the way back.
- $33 GROUP REGISTRATION* (before Sept. 1st, minimum 15 registrants, see below)
- $36 GROUP REGISTRATION* (September 2nd-October 15th, minimum 15 registrants, see below)
- $36, includes LS tech shirt, medal, & commemorative bib!(July 15th to Sept. 1st)
- $39, includes LS tech shirt, medal, & commemorative bib! (Sept 2nd-Oct. 15th)
- $41, includes LS tech shirt, medal, & commemorative bib! (Oct. 16th-Nov. 9th)
- $41, includes SS gender-specific cotton shirt & commemorative medal (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) There are no refunds for this race however transfers are free until November 8th and $10 after that.
Course map click here The 5K course also starts and finishes under the pedestrian bridge on Greeley Ave. at the Adidas N. America campus. The first mile of the course snakes through the scenic Overlook neighborhood before departing on an approximately 1 mile out and back route along beautiful Willamette Blvd bluff. The course features views of Downtown Portland and the beautiful Overlook bluff neighborhood. High five your friends on your return trip and experience an approximately 400 meter gradual downhill finish into a cheering Adidas Campus (great spectating on the top of the Adidas pedestrian bridge!) to help you hit your PR! Course is primarily flat with a slight incline and then decline for 400 meters at the start and finish.
WHAT YOU GET!
(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 get 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 their 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! EVENT PHOTOS PROVIDED BY: Evan Pilchik Photography. Click their logo to the right for a searchable link to photos within 3 days following the race!
Meet our beneficiary, HARPER’S PLAYGROUND!
A more inclusive world, one playground at a time.
“Our community playground was off-limits to our daughter because she uses wheels to get around. We founded Harper’s Playground to change this. We assembled a team of top designers and shared our vision. We asked for and received help from many. The playground went from dream to reality. We are thrilled with the outcomes, and invite you to come enjoy it with your family. We know you will find that a well designed inclusive play area is truly better… for everyone! We are proud that Harper’s Playground promotes more play for more people. We embrace these three powerful and important forces for a better world; COMMUNITY – INCLUSION – PLAY!!!”
GROUP REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS
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 email@example.com before October 15th 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
SCHEDULE & EARLY PACKET PICK-UP DATES
(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
Sunday Race Start Times
Half Marathon – 8am
5k- 8:15 am
SHUTTLE TICKETS (aka: big yellow sleigh-ride)!
BUS DETAILS/SCHEDULE (click here) SHUTTLE PARKING MAP (click here) 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, when 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!
Yes, Virginia, there IS a bag check! BONUS: Have your bags ready to drop off before race day! Each race bib will have a small tear tag on the lower left hand side that has your bib number on it. You can simply zip tie or affix this tag to your OWN bag and simply drop it off (we’ll have mini zip ties at the bib pick up for ya if you forget). No lines or waiting! The bag check is conveniently situated right next to the start, check your bags into the bottom level of the Adidas parking garage, so if you plan accordingly, the bag check will truly be a holiday WISH COME TRUE!
Thank you to Deschutes Brewery for once again sponsoring! In addition to a variety of tasty brews, we will be providing a hot and hearty protein soup, oatmeal from Umpqua Oats, coffee/hot chocolate from Don Fransisco’s, and nutritional boosters and smoothie samples from Bob’s Red Mill!
Silver Cloud Inn, NW Portland
The SCI is one of our favorite Portland hotels and we are lucky to have them as our host hotel for this year’s event. They have fantastic rooms and have an early breakfast set so you can be sure to have a great night’s rest and some pre-race food to get you going race morning. They are conveniently located in NW Portland just about 2 miles from the race location and perfectly situated in one of the most desirable shopping and restaurant districts in Portland. CLICK HERE FOR RATE SHEET Holiday Half 2015