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Hop Hop and AWAY!

Portland’s ONLY Easter weekend Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K! This fun, Easter-themed event features a FLAT, gorgeous, half marathon that takes participants all along the Columbia Rivers on the Marine Drive bike path with views of Mt. Hood along the way!  Amazing views of Mt. Hood, the Columbia River to your north, the canal, two golf courses, hundreds of geese and wildlife, and some rare wildlife in the canal! Fantastic course with a mix of flat surfaces including a short section of packed gravel and primarily asphalt.


  • The Hop Hop offers super-cute large Easter Egg & Bunny Medals for ALL THREE RACES!
  • Mimosas in super-cute, COMMEMORATIVE glass champagne flutes that are yours to keep!
  • Craft beer (hey, we can’t forget the “hops!”)
  • Easter brunch food, including cinnamon rolls, fruit, scrambled eggs and croissants… yummm! One of the BEST spreads you’ll ever find at a large race.
  • Easter Egg painting competition.
  • Pictures with the Easter bunny and dance contests with a live DJ.
  • Costume contests!


The Hop Hop Half, 10K, & 5K will hold it’s pre and post-event festivities at the Kliever Armory on NE 33rd Ave. Race parking and start/finish locations remain the same at the neighboring Port of Portland lot, but now we have a super convenient location to get our Easter-shake on. Click here for a map on how to get to the Kliever Armory.


All three races will be chip timed and the all three race will be a USATF certified courses! . All courses are VERY flat and fast and are equally great for someone interested in setting a PR or for for beginners looking to complete their first half! The 5K and 10K also head onto the Marine Drive bike path before returning to the start/finish area!

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This extremely flat course starts on NE 33rd Ave. and takes participants south on 33rd for one mile before heading back North towards Marine Drive. Participants are then treated to over 10 miles of flat, smooth bike path with gorgeous views of Mt. Hood and the mighty Columbia River. The course follows an out and back format on the Marine Drive Bike path, with the turnaround right at the I-205 bridge. Participants then finish the course by reentering NE 33rd Ave. and finishing where they started. USATF CERTIFICATION NUMBER: OR13003LB


The 10K course takes participants out and back past Riverside Country Club and then returns past the start/finish area for about 1.5 miles along the Marine Drive bike path before returning to the start/finish area. The 10k is also chip timed and is professionally and accurately measured to ensure an excellent race experience.


The 5K course takes participants out and back north on 33rd and up onto the Marine Drive bike before finishing at the same location as the half marathon in front of the Kliever Armory. The 5K is also chip timed and is professionally and accurately measured to ensure an excellent race experience.

USATF Certified and Chip-timed Half

The Half Marathon course is always certified and professionally chip timed! 5K and 10K courses will be professionally chip-timed and ACCURATELY measured (always) but not a USATF certified course.


There will be 5 total aid stations along the half marathon course serving electrolyte and gels at each! There will also be restrooms at each stop.

Nuun will be the electrolyte choice on course and Clif Shots will be our gels on course. Pick up either one at any Foot Traffic location to test them out before the event!

All races will also feature at least one PEEPS AID STATION!



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6:15am: Bib Pick up begins race day

7:20am: 5K Start

8:00am: Kids dash

8:15am: Half & 10K Start

7:45am-12pm: Post-race party, egg painting, awards, food, music, and more!


If you haven’t already found out, the starting location does not have an actual address (just a giant lot!). However, we have provided multiple links from all sorts of directions around Portland. If one of these doesn’t fit your needs, you can easily type in your own address and still use the destination coordinates listed on google maps to get you to the start line! We also listed the recommended routes (although all routes are very similar), so you can follow those if you would like. See you soon! From I-5 South option one (Marine Drive) option two (Columbia Blvd) *recommended From I-205 South option one (Columbia Blvd) *recommended option two (Marine Drive) From I-5 North (Vancouver) option one (Marine Drive) *recommended option two (Columbia Blvd) From NE 33rd from NE or SE Portland option one from Burnside



WALKERS WELCOME! But, out of respect for residents, businesses, Tri-met, the City of Portland, and everyone that coexists in this great city of ours, we must follow restrictions on the time frame a course can be open. We’re working diligently with our friends with the City of Portland to make this event possible for a variety of abilities and we must mandate that participants maintain about a 16 min. mile. HOWEVER, the great thing about this course is that it allows for slower paces even if we open traffic back up (it’s on a bike path for the majority of the course!). This means we will be able to keep aid stations and the finish line open long enough for participants maintaining up to a 19 min. mile to finish! Read below for more info:

  • Here’s a typical scenario: You arrive at mile 9 at 10:45am (a 16:40 pace for the first 9 miles). You will STILL be on the Marine Drive Bike Path so any final aid stations will still be open for you! However, when you get to 33rd Ave. you might be required to stay on the shoulder/bike lane to complete the rest of your course (see below for traffic laws). When you finish at approximately 11:30, you arrive at the finish line with food, beer, medal, and a finish crew waiting to record your time! Presto! You have skirted the 15 min. rule with no problems as long as you follow traffic laws!
  • To reiterate, we want to support walkers in any way possible so we are trying our best to make this a wonderful course for you! Please let us know if you have any concerns and we will do our best to assuage your concerns.

*Note: For everyone’s safety, participants on the course after it reopens are required by law to follow all traffic rules, including using the sidewalks, cross walks, obeying cross walk signs, and not crossing streets while the traffic lights are red.

Train with hundreds of others at similar paces and abilities with either one of these fantastic training programs ranging from 5K to Half Marathon goal events!


Foot Traffic University is Portland’s original & most-trusted training program focusing on the 10K or Half Marathon distances. GREAT for those new to the sport or those that are interested in continuing their training with hundreds of others of all paces and experience levels. Pace mentors for runners AND walkers with groups ranging from 8 min. miles to over 20 min. miles! Meets every Saturday at 8am at a variety of Portland-Metro locations.

Session Two Sign-ups continue into late August and ALL ABILITIES are encouraged to register. Remember, it’s much easier to complete a goal when working with similarly focused individuals. Plus…learn lots of great training tips, take advantage of unlimited email contact with experienced coaches, and have fun running or walking beautiful, unique courses around Portland. See you soon!


Meets at various locations and various parks throughout the Portland Metro area including Lake Oswego, Downtown Portland, Northeast Portland, Vancouver, and more!


Most Saturdays at 8am. Locations and schedule will be emailed to registered participants.  Session One’s first meeting is on January 28th at the NE Foot Traffic (click here for directions) at 8am. Please be prepared for a very LIGHT jog or walk that morning.

Half Marathon Program: Jan. 28th-July 4th

6 months of training group workouts, guest speakers, & more! Prepares you for the July 4th, Foot Traffic Flat Half on July 4th or other half marathons of your choosing.

COST: $95 New Members, $70 for returning members (must register in store for this price)


10K and 5K Programs: Jan 28th through April

3 months of training, group workouts, guest speakers, & more! Prepares you for an event of your choosing. Recommended events are the Hop Hop 5K and the Race for the Roses.

COST: $65 New Members, $45 for returning members (must register in store for this price)



Introducing the BEST all-women’s training program in Portland for ALL abilities of runners and walkers! Whether you are a woman just trying to start to get active again or you are looking to improve upon your existing fitness, the Foot Traffic Women’s Academy is for YOU!

Women of all abilities and ages will be represented in the program and joined by “pace supporters” and coaches for all paces. The emphasis is on lifestyle and holistic health rather than performance and speed.  The program partners with hospitals, local businesses, fitness professionals, nutritionists and physical therapists to help members navigate the world of fitness. In addition, the program is designed to also help cancer survivors that may need to bond with other survivors while training for an event or just to start or maintain a healthy lifestyle.

With an overall “wellness” focus, this program goes beyond simply training for a particular event and is a great opportunity to meet with like-minded women to start or maintain a healthy lifestyle. The weekly weekend meetings include tips and discussions from nutritionists, trainers, physical therapists, doctors and representatives in the footwear, apparel, and accessory industry.

The Academy serves all levels and abilities starting at age 17 and up to seniors and will have motivating supporters of all ages and experience backgrounds including members of local track and cross country programs.

Membership includes a free super-cute women’s specific shirt,

professional coaching both for runners and walkers, tons of free gear and exclusive discounts on related gear, organized weekly meetings, as well as weekly schedules delivered via email for each pace group’s specific workout to do on your own. What really separates this program from any other is the unparalleled camaraderie of an all-women’s environment discussing topics and issues of the utmost importance to women of all ages.

We can’t wait to see you there, so register now and bring a friend!


(or print waiver at bottom of page and mail in registration)


5K and 10K Programs: February through -April

Prepares you for a 5K or 10K of your choice. Recommended events are the Hop Hop 5K and the Race for the Roses 5K or 10K.

1/2 Marathon Program: February through July 4th

Prepares you for a half marathon of your choice. Recommended half marathon is the Foot Traffic Flat Half Marathon on Sauvie Island on the Fourth of July.


(Pick up before the race is required. FOUR days and locations to choose from!)


(All times are tentative and are subject to change with notice before the event)

  • 6:15am: Venue opens
  • 7:20am: 5K Start (earlier start allows 5K course to go along Columbia River!)
  • 8:15am: Half & 10K Start
  • 7:45am-12pm: Food, Post-race party, mimosas, egg painting, rolling awards and raffles, food, music, and more!


Located only about 2 miles from the race start, Kennedy School is one of the closest hotel options for the race! It’s a huge bonus that it’s one of the most fun and creative hotels you’ll ever find! Read below for more fun info about Kennedy School!Remember when the worst thing you could imagine was being kept after class? My, how things have changed! At Kennedy School, you’ll never want to leave. Here you can have a pint in a classroom, enjoy an aged whiskey and a cigar in detention, enjoy a movie in the old auditorium…. The possibilities here are endless. (Just don’t run in the hallways, please. You might spill your beer.)

Since its 1915 opening, this historic elementary school has been a beloved fixture of its Northeast Portland neighborhood. McMenamins renovated the once-abandoned scholastic gem and turned it into Portland’s most unique hotel. Here you’ll find 57 comfy guestrooms with private baths and telephones (some fashioned from former classrooms complete with original chalkboards and cloakrooms – others with an author’s theme), a restaurant, multiple small bars, a movie theater, soaking pool, gift shop and a brewery (just wait until the principal hears about this!). Extensive original artwork and historical photographs cover the walls, ceilings, doorways and hallways.

For neighborhood residents, out-of-town guests and business travelers, Kennedy School is a memorable and comfortable place to gather. The hotel is located minutes from Portland International Airport as well as to shopping in downtown Portland.

Kennedy School allows pets at the tables in front of the hotel, served by the Courtyard Restaurant, and in hotel rooms for a $15 fee.


Local: (503) 249-3983

Elsewhere: (888) 249-3983

CLICK HERE for Kennedy School Website

Thank you so much for joining us this year! We can’t wait to see you next year!

For any questions regarding your results, please email

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