SUNDAY, JULY 4TH • 2021 • SAUVIE ISLAND, OREGON

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THANK YOU!!!

IF YOU ARE DYING FOR A HALF OR QUARTER IN JULY, CHECK OUT:

SAUVIE ISLAND + ICE CREAM + FOURTH OF JULY = SUMMER IS BACK!

Large swag package including:

  • Super cute race shirt!
  • Giant Ruby Jewel Oregon Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches
  • Beautiful Sauvie Island-themed medals.
  • Your own personal finish lines!
  • FINISH PATCHES for marathon, half marathon, and quarter marathon.
  • Custom race bib (with your name on it if you sign up before June 21st!)
  • Multiple race distance options with chip timing and certified half and full marathon courses.
  • Virtual race options!
  • Certified, qualifying courses for half and full marathons!
  • Limited to 1,000 people with staggered starts for safety and smooth operation.

CHOOSE YOUR RACE!

$90 (price bump June 1st!)

  • CERTIFIED course around the island!
  • Cute tech race shirts
  • Flat, fast course.
  • Chip timing
  • 26.2 finisher patch
  • Custom race bib
  • Personal finish line
  • Giant ice cream sandwich
  • Big ol’ finisher medal.

$84 (price bump June 1st!)

  • 1 loop CERTIFIED course around the island!
  • Cute tech race shirts
  • Chip timing
  • Flat, fast course.
  • 13.1 finisher patch
  • Custom race bib
  • Personal finish line
  • Giant ice cream sandwich
  • Big ol’ finisher medal.

$68 (price bump June 1st!)

  • 1/2 loop, chip-timed, point-to-point course.
  • Includes shuttle back to start!
  • Cute tech race shirts
  • 1/4 marathon finisher patch
  • Custom race bib
  • Personal finish line
  • Ice cream sandwich
  • Big ol’ finisher medal.

$39 (price bump June 1st!)

  • Out and back course with a start & finish at the Pumpkin Patch!
  • Cute tech race shirts
  • Chip timing
  • Pumpkin Patch finish!
  • Custom race bib
  • Personal finish line
  • Giant ice cream sandwich
  • Big ol’ finisher medal.

$40 (any distance)

  • Choose: 5K | Quarter | Half | Full
  • Race on your own!
  • Cute tech race shirt
  • Finisher patch for quarter, half, or full races.
  • Custom race bib
  • Personal finish line
  • Coupon for giant ice cream sandwich
  • Big ol’ finisher medal.

COURSE MAPS AND DETAILS

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The full marathon is a certified and qualifying course (as always). The race starts and finishes at the Pumpkin Patch and will feature our regular half marathon loop as well as an out and back along Sauvie Island Rd. The course is very flat with a few gentle rolls along Sauvie Island Road, when you rise up onto the levy, and on the short out and back section near the school. We originally wanted to go to a 2 loop course to make course monitoring easier, but after consideration, we are returning to our customary course that features the scenic out and back along the Multnomah Channel. There are a total of 14 water stations on this course and each water station will be equipped with restrooms, hand washing stations, water, electrolyte (Nuun), as well as Gu Liquid Energy Gels.
The half marathon is also a certified and qualifying course (as always). The race starts and finishes at the Pumpkin Patch and features ONE clockwise loop around the island. The course is VERY flat with just two small inclines: 1.) When you rise up onto the levy and on the short out and back section near the school. The course is very scenic with lots of farmland, wildlife, and gorgeous barns along the road. There are a total of 7 water stations on this course and each water station will be equipped with restrooms, hand washing stations, water, electrolyte (Nuun), as well as Gu Liquid Energy Gels. There is not a lot of spectator support given it takes you through farmland, but guarantee you’ll enjoy the quiet beauty of the island.

The quarter marathon is new this year and is a POINT TO POINT course! This allows quarter marathoners the ability to see more of the island than our traditional out-and-back courses and it also accommodates our pressing need to stagger all the race starts. The race starts at the Pumpkin Patch and heads clockwise and finishes on the back side of the island. The finish line on the back side will have restrooms and hand washing stations, water, electrolyte (Nuun), as well as Gu Liquid Energy Gels BUT the main finish venue will have the ice cream sandwiches and entertainment. NOTE: We will have 2-3 shuttle buses taking participants back to the finish venue as you finish! This comes with your registration fee! There will be 3 water stations on this course.

The 5K course is a pancake flat out-and-back course that starts and finishes at the Pumpkin Patch. The course is very scenic with lots of farmland, wildlife, and gorgeous barns along the road. The 5K course will start after the full, half, and quarter marathon depart to allow for adequate spacing and relieve congestion. There will be no planned water station for the 5K to avoid bunching with the shorter race distance. We hope you understand and plan accordingly by either drinking water before or bringing water with you if your finish time necessitates it. There is not a lot of spectator support given it takes you through farmland, but we guarantee you’ll enjoy the quiet beauty of the island.

RACE SCHEDULE:

IMPORTANT: In order to effectively relieve congestion in the start area for those beginning their race, we will not “seal in” our starting corral. INSTEAD, we will create open boundaries with signage and coning that will ask all of you to stay clear of the starting area until it is your turn to start and you hear your announcement. Thank you for being a partner in our efforts to operate a smooth and safe race!

ARRIVAL: You are welcome to arrive early before your race, but please refrain from congregating near the starting line before your race. Thank you!

MARATHON
5:30: Early start marathon (10 minutes and over)
6:15: Later start marathon (UNDER 10 minutes)
HALF & QUARTER MARATHON
6:30: Wave 1 (8:30 pace & under)
6:35: Wave 2 (8:30-9:30 pace)
6:40: Wave 3 (9:30-10:30 pace)
6:45: Wave 4 (10:30-11:30 pace)
6:50: Wave 5 (11:30 pace & over)
5K
7:20: Wave 1 (10:30 pace & under)
7:25: Wave 2 (Over 10:30 pace)
 

PACKET PICK UP DATES:

Sunday, June 27th, 11-5:

Foot Traffic West

 

Thursday, July 1st, 10-6

Foot Traffic Sellwood

 

Friday, July 2nd, 10-6:

Foot Traffic Vancouver

 

Saturday, July 3rd, 10-4:

Foot Traffic Northeast

 

  • VIRTUAL? NEED PACKET SHIPPED?  CLICK HERE and you’ll find the shipping “ADD-ON” at the bottom of the registration options.
  • YES, there is a race day pick up option. But to limit congestion and to make things smoother and safer on race day, we highly encourage you to try to pick up your packet at one of the pick up days above!

 

THANK YOU SAUVIE ISLAND FIRE DEPARTMENT & COMMUNITY!

We are proud to continue to support the both the Sauvie Island Volunteer Fire Department as well as various Sauvie Island community groups. Over the last 19 year, we have raised over $800,000 for the Sauvie Island community and the Fire Department! Your participation makes this support possible and we can’t wait to see you out on the island again soon. You’ll see the SIFD out there on the course and at the venue so make sure you say hello as you pass!

Thanks for your support!

SPONSOR HOTEL: The Silver Cloud Inn

The Silver Cloud Inn is conveniently located in NW Portland at the location of our shuttle drop off and pick up. In addition, it’s one of the closer hotels to the island (there are no hotels out there) and it happens to be right on the edge of the vibrant NW Portland commercial district with light rail and public transit easily accessible.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK ONLINE. DISCOUNT CODES BELOW.

BOOK ONLINE: Group coupon code is “FOOT TRA”

BOOK BY PHONE: Group coupon code is “FOOT TRA”

From The Silver Cloud Inn!   Our restaurant, The Urban Steel Kitchen & Bar is currently open from 7am to 10pm for both dine in and room service. We serve and all day breakfast/lunch/dinner menu. Participant’s and their families will now have an in-house dining options the evening before and after the Foot Traffic Flat!

Taking COVID Precautions

The COVID-19 pandemic is a continually evolving situation that we will continue to adapt and adjust to as it progresses. At this time, we are building our event plan to mirror to current rules and regulations put in place by local authorities out of an abundance of caution. Fortunately, our venue is 100% outside (the best place to be) and our venue is large and spacious that allows for easy distancing. Please read below about some of our COVID-19 safeguards for the race.

MASKS: Our mask policy is based on state and federal guidelines as well as a bit of common sense and personal accountability. Masks will be required when at the start/finish venues IF you are not vaccinated and cannot maintain 6 feet of distance between others. If you are immune compromised or concerned about exposure even if you are vaccinated, we suggest you wear a mask as an extra precaution. Again, we are basing our policy on continuing evolving information from both local and federal authorities regarding when masks are beneficial. Outside use is mainly required when you can’t maintain 6 feet of distance from each other or are not vaccinated. When you are on the course, we realize that you will have more spacing around you that will allow masks to be stashed unless you are in a risky situation. At the end of the day, we ask that you use patience, understanding, respect, and a lot of common sense when using your mask. Keep it on at the venue, if you are near folks on the course, keep it up. Otherwise, have fun and enjoy the fresh air!

SANITATION: Our water stations will have tables spread farther apart to limit clustering and congestion at tables. We will also have hand washing stations at each restroom on course as well as at the venue. Our traditional strawberry shortcake and hot dogs at the finish will be replaced with individually wrapped strawberry ice cream sandwiches.

SPACING: As we have mentioned before, our race starts will all be staggered to allow for less congestion at the start line. Waves of around 150 people at a time will leave together, which will allow for a nice and spread out race field and starting and finish experience. We ask that participants don’t arrive at the starting area until about 10 minutes before your start time. We will have signage and coning to make it clear where the staging and starting areas are. The venue is quite large, so feel free to explore the Pumpkin Patch Market, hang out at your vehicle in the large fields, and relax until it’s your time to race!

WATER USAGE: For safety, we will definitely have water served on course and at the venue. However, we kindly request that you carry and bring your own water to the venue and on the course to make water stop usage less congested and to remain safe. If you are concerned about spacing or sanitation, we also highly recommend you bring water just to be abundantly careful.

Spectator Information

A common question leading up to the event is whether spectators and family can drive the course or come to the island after the race has started. This is particularly important during a pandemic. Our best answers for these questions are as follows:

  • We know that friends and family will want to be there with you for your start and finish. We will not restrict others from joining you given that carpooling and support can be crucial to your racing success, but we ask the following:
    • They remain far away from the start/finish corrals.
    • They do not DRIVE around the island (See below for options).
    • They arrive with masks as well and respect spacing and distance requirements.
    • They arrive on the island WITH you in the same vehicle and don’t drive separately.
  • As is customary, spectators are NOT allowed to drive around the island while the race is going on. The roads aren’t completely closed, but traffic is only reserved for island residents. This helps prevent excess traffic on the island. If they absolutely want to be on course, BIKING IS THE BEST SUGGESTION!
  • Spectators CAN get onto the island after the race has started, but since the one bridge onto the island is just under 2 miles from the start line, you may have to wait awhile once the race gets going. We STRONGLY ADVISE all participants and spectators to make the trip out TOGETHER to save gas, save space, and ease congestion!
  • Again, BIKING IS THE BEST WAY FOR SPECTATORS TO GET TO DIFFERENT SPOTS ON THE COURSE!
  • Spectators can bring bikes onto the shuttle buses and pull into the aisles as space allows,but please budget accordingly given that some of the buses could be full with other bikes.
  • YES, the clockwise lane around the island is ostensibly closed by all practical means (it has to remain partially open for safety). With lots of runners and walkers looping around the island on a two lane road in a clockwise fashion, traffic is limited to local access only. For emergencies, traffic is allowed to access runners.

SHUTTLE FROM NW PORTLAND INFORMATION

We will continue our popular shuttle offer this year! Shuttle takes you from NW Portland in front of the Silver Cloud Inn (2426 NW Vaughn St.) all the way to Sauvie Island & back! The shuttle is not required, but we always recommend taking it to alleviate traffic congestion on the island. Plus, it’s super convenient for those of you who would rather not drive, are from out of town, or don’t have a vehicle!

SHUTTLE DEPARTURE SCHEDULE:
4:45am-7:30am: Buses depart as they are filled.
SHUTTLE PICK-UP SCHEDULE:
Return trips begin around 9 or 9:30 and final return trip is at 12:15pm.

SHUTTLE FAQS:

  • Where does the shuttle pick me up in the morning? The buses all park in front of the Silver Cloud Inn. Do no park in the Silver Cloud Inn parking lot!
  • Where can I park in NW Portland. There is ample free street parking on July 4th, plus we have multiple lots to park in around the shuttle area.
  • Where do I get back on the shuttle? The shuttle buses line up between the Animal Barn and the Pumpkin Patch market at the venue. Simply jump on the bus when you are ready. We’ll make announcements as well.
  • Can spectators ride the shuttle? Yes! But they must buy a ticket as well. You can add two to your checkout when you register.
  • I forgot to buy a ticket when I was registering! Can I still buy one?  Yes, there will be a separate ticket below soon!
  • What do I show to get on the bus? You can print your confirmation email from Eventbrite, but we’ll also have a list of riders when you arrive and we’ll also provide shuttle tickets during packet pick up!
  • Are masks required on the shuttles? Yes, given that we will not have time to check vaccination proof during shuttle boarding, wearing a mask will be required on the buses.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • Are there gels and electrolytes on the course? Yes! For the half, full and quarter marathon, we offer Gu Liquid Energy gels this year and Nuun on course. We will likely have a mix of calorie free Nuun as well as Nuun Endurance, but it is suggested that you arrange you own calories on course just to be safe.
  • Are the marathon and half courses certified? Yes, we always certify our half and full courses so they can provide a qualifying race for Boston or other events. The quarter and 5K will be accurately measured, but not certified.
  • Can I request the certification number for the full or half? Yes, we expect to have the marathon course re certified by Mid-June and can provide the number at that time. We will also publish it. The half is already certified.
  • Is there a shuttle this year?  Yes, we are offering a shuttle this year. Masks MUST be worn on the shuttle bus and we’ll have windows down to increase circulation. The buses will leave from NW Portland once again and include a return trip.
  • What is the virtual race and how long do I have to do the virtual race? You have two weeks from July 3rd to July 15th to complete your virtual race. A virtual race
  • How are we doing the packet distribution? We are offering a bib pick up over the course of multiple days before the race (dates to be announced soon). If you want your items BEFORE the official race date, you will also need to pick them up at these times given that the items will likely not be able to be packaged and sent in time after they are received the week before the race.
  • Can I have my virtual items shipped? YES, you can! YOU MUST REQUEST THIS THOUGH. See below for shipping links soon.
  • When can you ship my virtual items? Given that most items will not arrive to us until the week of the race, it will be unlikely that we will be able to ship the packets to participants before July 4th. But…given that the race date is open for two weeks, we will first focus on in-store packet pick up dates the week prior to the race and then begin shipping items out immediately after.
  • How do I submit my virtual results? You will get a results link email and texted to you before the race date. You will simply respond to those with your results! If you do not get those, you can also just email them to results@hubertiming.com

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