Dec. 8th, 2019: The BIGGEST Holiday race in the region!

Get in the holiday spirit and bookend your race season with Portland’s favorite winter Half Marathon, 5K, and new 10K in December! All races now start and finish at the beautiful LEED Platinum-certified Daimler Trucks North America campus on Swan Island and feature carolers and cookies along the course!

BONUS: All participants will now be treated to a gorgeous Willamette waterfront section and have tons of parking immediately around the venue. No shuttles! Whether it’s GINGERBREAD COOKIE AID STATIONS, CAROLERS on the course, pictures with our lovable mascot, Freddi the Yeti, or the fun North Portland courses, this event is sure to leave you and your friends and family smiling all the way home! Check the tabs below for more information about schedules, features, maps, and more!

CHOOSE YOUR RACE DISTANCE!

There are no refunds for this race, no exceptions. However, transfers (to different distances or to different people) are FREE until bibs are assembled approximately 12 days before the race and $10 after that.

Holiday Half Marathon

  • $69, includes LS tech shirt, medal, & commemorative bib! (until Aug. 15th)
  • $76, includes LS tech shirt, medal, & commemorative bib!(August 16th-October 1st)
  • $84, includes LS tech shirt, medal, & commemorative bib! (Oct. 2nd – Nov. 14th)
  • $88, LS shirt size not guaranteed & commemorative medal (Nov. 15th until race caps)
  • GROUP REGISTRATION (10 or more): $5 discount off each registration! (Until Oct. 15th)

Holiday 10 Miler *NEW!*

  • $69, includes LS tech shirt, medal, & commemorative bib! (until Aug. 15th)
  • $76, includes LS tech shirt, medal, & commemorative bib!(August 16th-October 1st)
  • $84, includes LS tech shirt, medal, & commemorative bib! (Oct. 2nd – Nov. 14th)
  • $88, LS shirt size not guaranteed & commemorative medal (Nov. 15th until race caps)
  • GROUP REGISTRATION (10 or more): $5 discount off each registration! (Until Oct. 15th)

Holiday 10K

  • $49, includes LS tech shirt, medal, & commemorative bib! (until Aug. 15th)
  • $55, includes LS tech shirt, medal, & commemorative bib!(August 16th-October 1st)
  • $59, includes LS tech shirt, medal, & commemorative bib! (Oct. 2nd – Nov. 14th)
  • $64, LS shirt size not guaranteed & commemorative medal (Nov. 15th until race caps)
  • GROUP REGISTRATION (10 or more): $5 discount off each registration! (Until Oct. 15th)

Holiday 5K

  • $36, includes LS tech shirt, medal, & commemorative bib! (until Aug. 15th)
  • $40, includes LS tech shirt, medal, & commemorative bib!(August 16th-October 1st)
  • $44, includes LS tech shirt, medal, & commemorative bib! (Oct. 2nd – Nov. 14th)
  • $49, LS shirt size not guaranteed & commemorative medal (Nov. 15th until race caps)
  • GROUP REGISTRATION (10 or more): $5 discount off each registration! (Until Oct. 15th)

Half Marathon

  • $69, includes LS tech shirt, medal, & commemorative bib! (until Aug. 15th)
  • $76, includes LS tech shirt, medal, & commemorative bib!(August 16th-October 1st)
  • $84, includes LS tech shirt, medal, & commemorative bib! (Oct. 2nd – Nov. 14th)
  • $88, LS shirt size not guaranteed & commemorative medal (Nov. 15th until race caps)
  • GROUP REGISTRATION (10 or more): $5 discount off each registration! (Until Oct. 15th)

10 Miler

  • $69, includes LS tech shirt, medal, & commemorative bib! (until Aug. 15th)
  • $76, includes LS tech shirt, medal, & commemorative bib!(August 16th-October 1st)
  • $84, includes LS tech shirt, medal, & commemorative bib! (Oct. 2nd – Nov. 14th)
  • $88, LS shirt size not guaranteed & commemorative medal (Nov. 15th until race caps)
  • GROUP REGISTRATION (10 or more): $5 discount off each registration! (Until Oct. 15th)

Holiday 10K

  • $49, includes LS tech shirt, medal, & commemorative bib! (until Aug. 15th)
  • $55, includes LS tech shirt, medal, & commemorative bib!(August 16th-October 1st)
  • $59, includes LS tech shirt, medal, & commemorative bib! (Oct. 2nd – Nov. 14th)
  • $64, LS shirt size not guaranteed & commemorative medal (Nov. 15th until race caps)
  • GROUP REGISTRATION (10 or more): $5 discount off each registration! (Until Oct. 15th)

Holiday 5K

  • $36, includes LS tech shirt, medal, & commemorative bib! (until Aug. 15th)
  • $40, includes LS tech shirt, medal, & commemorative bib!(August 16th-October 1st)
  • $44, includes LS tech shirt, medal, & commemorative bib! (Oct. 2nd – Nov. 14th)
  • $49, LS shirt size not guaranteed & commemorative medal (Nov. 15th until race caps)
  • GROUP REGISTRATION (10 or more): $5 discount off each registration! (Until Oct. 15th)

HALF MARATHON COURSE

Click map on right for larger image.
Strava map link here: https://www.strava.com/routes/16040772  (USATF Certification # OR18026LB)

The half course will start and finish at the Daimler Trucks North America campus on Swan Island. The course features views of Downtown Portland, the University of Portland campus, the St. Johns Bridge, and Pier Park. You will also be treated to a special GINGERBREAD COOKIE aid station with tasty holiday treats and lots of carolers along the course! Both the 10K and half feature a challenging hill within the first mile (don’t worry, we’ll keep you entertained on the way up!) but what goes up, must come down! You will love this hill during the finish as your cruise back down to the sounds of cheers during your last mile to the finish!

10 Miler Course *NEW!*

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We are super excited to add this new distance to our family of holiday races this year. We have heard from many of you that somtimes a half marathon is a little too long and a 10K is a little too short. Well….we’ve got you COVERED! This 10 Mile course turns around just before the St. John’s bridge and will start and finish at the Daimler Trucks North America campus on Swan Island along with the other races! The course features views of Downtown Portland, the University of Portland campus, and the St. Johns Bridge. You will also be treated to a special GINGERBREAD COOKIE aid station with tasty holiday treats and lots of carolers along the course! The challenging hill within the first mile is there, but what goes up, must come down! You will love the downhill finish as your cruise back down to a fast finish!

10K COURSE

Click map at right for larger image.
Strava map link here: https://www.strava.com/routes/16040917(USATF Certification #OR18027L)

The 10K course will start with the half marathon and finish at the Daimler Trucks North America campus on Swan Island.  The course features views of Downtown Portland, the University of Portland campus as well as the Willamette River. You will also be treated to a special GINGERBREAD COOKIE aid station with tasty holiday treats and lots of music and carolers along the course! Both the 10K and half feature a challenging hill starting within the first mile (don’t worry, we’ll keep you entertained on the way up!) but you will love this hill during the finish as your cruise back down to the sounds of cheers during your last mile to the finish!!

5K COURSE

Click image at right for larger map.
Click here for Strava map: https://www.strava.com/routes/16024899. (USATF certification # OR18028LB)

The NEW 5K course is back and faster than ever with approximately 2 miles taking place along the Willamette Waterfront path along the Daimler campus on Swan Island. The course features views of the Willamette River, the Fremont Bridge, and downtown Portland looming in the distance. The course is COMPLETELY flat and takes place entirely on asphalt and pavement to give you a chance to set your next PR. The 5K will also include carolers along the path and a GINGERBREAD COOKIE aid station serving tasty cookies for all participants! Finish to cheering spectators right in front of Daimler’s LEED-certified headquarters. Medals for 5K finishers as well!

BIB PICK-UP DATES (4 to choose from!):

NOTE: These dates are tentative and could be updated 3 weeks out from the race day.

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

Sunday, Dec 1st

Foot Traffic West, 13306 NW Cornell Rd., 11am-4pm

Thursday, Dec 5th

Foot Traffic Vancouver, 305 SE Chkalov Dr., 11am-6:30pm

Friday, Dec. 6th

Foot Traffic Downtown, 333 SW Taylor, 11am-6:30pm

Saturday, Dec.7th

Foot Traffic Northeast, 4020 NE Fremont St., 10am-4pm

RACE-DAY SCHEDULE

(times are subject to change per permitting and course arrangements)

KIDS DASH*
7:50am

HALF / 10MILER / 10K START TIMES:*
8:00am: WAVE/CORRAL ONE (9 min pace and under)

8:02am: WAVE/CORRAL TWO (9-11min pace)

8:04am: WAVE/CORRAL THREE (11 min pace over)

5K START TIME:*
8:15am: WAVE/CORRAL ONE (12 min pace under)

8:16am: WAVE/CORRAL TWO (12 min pace over)

*Tentative/subject to change with advanced notice prior to race. Please check back in before race day and look for pre race emails.

PACE CORRALS & WAVE STARTS!

Running with thousands of friends is FUN! But stepping on their toes is NOT fun. While we understand there will be inevitable congestion in a race of this size, we have implemented a corral/wave start for all races. Here are the details to think about before your race:

  • There are THREE wave corrals for each race. PLEASE look for your sign at the venue and the correlating map below at the start line and line in up BEHIND that sign to help ensure a smooth start for everyone.
  • CLICK HERE to see an overview of each corral area at Daimler. This is subject to change, but is a good indication of the layout.
  • Within the registration, you will be asked your estimated per mile pace. Please answer as accurately as possible. Don’t worry about getting it perfect. The idea is to get MOST people in the right corrals to make the start fun for everyone!
  • Did your pace increase or decrease before the race? No problem! We don’t need to change your bib color or details before the race. Simply line up behind the pace area that is most accurate. The result is the same–an easy start for everyone!

COMMUTE OPTIONS AND DESCRIPTIONS
 
DROP OFF LANE: Only for vehicles leaving the venue (no dropping & then parking). Max 1 min. drop of time only.
REGULAR PARKING: Follow signs/staff
BIKE PARKING: In front of Daimler
BUS STOP: Bus #72 takes you right in FRONT of the venue!
MAX LINE: Looking for any easy down hill warm up? Drop off at the Yellow line Interstate/Prescott stop and jog under 1 miles downhill to the venue!

 

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!  10K and 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! GINGERBREAD AID STATIONS: Both the half marathon and the 5K courses will feature a special “SANTA’S GINGERBREAD COOKIE” station to provide you that little extra motivation to get through the course! Costumed purveyors of cookies will greet you with a platter full of cookies and a whole lotta cheer.   POST RACE ENTERTAINMENT: The finish venue is magically transformed into a holiday extravaganza. Heated tents at the finish venue create a wonderful and safe meeting place for post-race photo ops, conversation, beer drinking and more. 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 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 have age group winner awards available and will post all results and age group results inside the gym at the main stage and announce some of the results throughout the morning. We also give away random prizes to everyone all morning long! COSTUME CONTEST: Our DJ will offer costume contest competitions all morning long so nobody misses out, regardless of finish times. Head up to the stage, let them know you want to enter, and he’ll include you in the next “runway” exposition of costumes for the crowd. Team and individual contests offered.

Our 2019 Sponsor Hotel:
Silver Cloud Inn

The Silver Cloud Inn is our official race hotel. They are one of the closest hotels to the race start and we guarantee you’ll have a great night’s sleep before the race in one of their great rooms! Remodeled rooms and super convenient NW Portland location. Plus, it’s a super convenient location near the Downtown corridor and close to restaurants and shopping and our Downtown Foot Traffic store is accessible via public transit to pick up your bib.  The hotel books up quickly, so reserve soon! VIEW SILVER CLOUD RATE SHEET HERE

HOLIDAY HALF TRAINING OPTIONS

PARKING:

Parking takes place in the lots surrounding Daimler’s campus. Please look for signs and parking volunteers directing you to the appropriate lots. There is no charge for parking but we ask that you budget at least 45 minutes prior to your race start to get parked and ready for the race given the chance of congestion this first year in the new location. If you wish to do a kiss and drop option, there will be a location for you to do this near the campus. Please look out for emails with maps and parking details. PLEASE CARPOOL or consider biking or other alternative forms of transportation!

BAG CHECK:

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 so if you plan accordingly, the bag check will truly be a holiday WISH COME TRUE!

BEER/FOOD/SNACKS

DESCHUTES_TypeStamp01_cleanThank 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 from our caterers at SPIN CATERING, coffee from Don Fransisco’s, a coffee cart and food cart, and lots of snacks and samples from a variety of sponsors and vendors.

DONATE TODAY to the American Red Cross!

DONATE NOW

Foot Traffic and the Holiday Half need your help!  The American Red Cross is our official benefitciary and we want to hit $10,000 during a key fundraising time for them. From catastrophic storms to local blood drives, the Red Cross needs your help to keep up their amazing scope of work.  Foot Traffic is donating a portion of registration fees to the Red Cross and we want you to help us push that even farther. Donate today using our custom Red Cross donation link above!

GROUP & CORPORATE REGISTRATION:

Option 1.) Simply gather the information for 10 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.)  If you have a group of 10 or more and want other options, email dan@foottraffic.us and we can figure it out for you!

CORPORATE TEAM-BUILDING & WELLNESS:

EMAIL US for great healthy outreach options this year! Are you a wellness coordinator or simply a motivated co-worker that wants to get your office to get out and be active this winter? We offer: a.) Custom pricing for large group. b.) Sponsorship billing options for large businesses and corporations. c.) Corporate tenting/gathering areas on campus for additional team-building/holiday celebrations for your office!

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!  10K and 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!

GINGERBREAD AID STATIONS: Both the half marathon and the 5K courses will feature a special “SANTA’S GINGERBREAD COOKIE” station to provide you that little extra motivation to get through the course! Costumed purveyors of cookies will greet you with a platter full of cookies and a whole lotta cheer.

POST RACE ENTERTAINMENT: The finish venue is magically transformed into a holiday extravaganza. Heated tents at the finish venue create a wonderful and safe meeting place for post-race photo ops, conversation, beer drinking and more. 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 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.

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

COSTUME CONTEST: Our DJ will offer costume contest competitions all morning long so nobody misses out, regardless of finish times. Head up to the stage, let them know you want to enter, and he’ll include you in the next “runway” exposition of costumes for the crowd. Team and individual contests offered.

The Holiday Half is excited to be the official MEDAL race for the Oregon Half Marathon Series! That means more medal opportunities for you! Click the logo for more info about the series!

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