HOLIDAY HALF, 10 Mile, 10K, & 5K: DEC. 11th, 2022

YOU HAVE THE FOLLOWING LAST MINUTE CHANCES TO REGISTER!

 10 registrations released at each of the following 4 BIB PICK UP DAYS

10 released on a first come first served basis to those that purchase $100 or more and register (cash only for registration) in store at the following bib pick up days:

Dec. 4th at FT West, Dec. 7th at FT Downtown,  Dec. 8th at FT Vancouver. Dec. 9th at FT Sellwood.

BIB PICK UP DATES & LOCATIONS

NOTE: These dates could be updated 3 weeks out from the race day, so please check back prior to race just to make sure! 

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

Sunday, Dec. 4th Foot Traffic West, 13306 NW Cornell Rd., 11am-4:45pm

Wednesday, Dec. 7th Foot Traffic Downtown, 333 SW Taylor St, 11am-4pm

Thursday, Dec. 8th Foot Traffic Vancouver, 305 SE Chkalov Dr., 10:30am-6:30pm

Friday, Dec. 9th Foot Traffic SOUTHEAST, 1260 SE Lambert St., 10:30am-6:30pm

Saturday, Dec. 10th Foot Traffic Northeast, 4020 NE Fremont St., 10am-4:00pm

Portland’s favorite holiday race!

Get in the holiday spirit and bookend your race season with Portland’s favorite winter Half Marathon, 10 miler, 10K, 5K, Virtual options and our multi-day distance challenges this 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!

THE WHOLE HOLIDAY PACKAGE!

LIMITED ENTRIES IN 2022! DO NOT WAIT.

Sure, we spend months of planning and organizing an awesome race course through miles of city streets, but it’s the FULL EXPERIENCE that sets the race apart!

MEDALS: All finishers will receive a LARGE and always super-cute Ugly Sweater Freddi medal (pro tip: use them as tree decorations each year!). Our medals are guaranteed to make you smile!

LONG SLEEVE TECH SHIRTS: All registrants that sign up before the shirt deadline 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. Always a super cute logo and always a wonderful and soft fabric!

SPACING and STAGGERED STARTS: Over a dozen race waves to keep racers spread out and safe! Lots of covered outdoor areas as well to allow each racer to find space at the event!

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! All groups are fundraising groups that we love to donate to!

HOLIDAY COOKIE AID STATIONS: All race courses will feature a special “SANTA’S 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 a holiday party! 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.

REFRESHMENTS: Our friends at Rogue Brewery will be there to serve you some of their award-winning brews. We will also have multiple food trucks at the finish venue for you to choose from (bring your wallet or card!)! HOT CHOCOLATE station will be returning for 2022 as well!

POST RACE MUSIC: Our DJ will be spinning holiday beats all morning long inside our tents and outside at the start/finish line area. 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 have results kiosks available as well. NOTE: We provide prizes for FIRST place in each age group, not top three. Plus, raffle prizes!

COSTUME CONTEST: Costume contest competitions all morning long so nobody misses out. 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.

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CHOOSE YOUR RACE DISTANCE!

Distances for everyone! In person, or virtual! Your choice! Please see our cancellation policy in the FAQS section below.

Holiday HALF

$92 (until it fills)

  • Scenic Willamette Blvd. course
  • Ugly Sweater themed LS shirt
  • Chip timing
  • Fun Ugly Sweater Medals!
  • Carolers & music on course
  • Cookie stations on course
  • Custom race bib
  • Beer & hot chocolate at finish

Holiday 10 Miler

$85 (until it fills)

  • Scenic Willamette Blvd. course
  • Ugly Sweater themed LS shirt
  • Chip timing
  • Fun Ugly Sweater Medals!
  • Carolers & music on course
  • Cookie stations on course
  • Custom race bib
  • Beer & hot chocolate at finish

Holiday 10K

$68 (until it fills)

  • Scenic Willamette Blvd. course
  • Ugly Sweater themed LS race shirt
  • Chip timing
  • Fun Ugly Sweater Medals!
  • Carolers and music on course
  • Cookie stations on course
  • Custom race bib
  • Beer and hot chocolate at finish

Holiday 5K

$49 (until it fills)

  • Scenic Willamette Blvd. course
  • Ugly Sweater themed LS race shirt
  • Chip timing
  • Fun Ugly Sweater Medals!
  • Carolers and music on course
  • Cookie stations on course
  • Custom race bib
  • Beer and hot chocolate at finish

8 DAYS of HANUKKAH VIRTUAL CHALLENGE

$52 (until it fills)

  • Run or walk 8 straight days anytime between race day and Dec. 26th
  • Add a mile each day. 1 mile on day one all the way up to 8 miles on day eight!
  • Report your results each day to our text system!
  • Ugly Sweater-themed LS shirt!
  • Cute Ugly Sweater Medal!
  • 8 DAYS of HANUKKAH patch!
  • Custom race bib
  • Virtual Results
  • Beer coupon

12 DAYS of X-MAS VIRTUAL CHALLENGE

$52 (until it fills)

  • Run or walk 12 straight days between race day and Dec. 25th.
  • Add a mile each day. 1 mile on day one all the way up to 12 miles on day twelve!
  • Ugly Sweater-themed LS shirt!
  • Cute Ugly Sweater Medal!
  • 12 DAYS of CHRISTMAS patch!
  • Custom race bib
  • Virtual Results
  • Beer coupon

HOLIDAY VIRTUAL RACES

$42 (until it fills)

  • Choose any distance!
  • Run or walk wherever you choose!
  • Complete anytime between Dec. 11th – Dec. 25th
  • Submit your virtual results via text or email
  • Ugly Sweater-themed LS shirt!
  • Cute Ugly Sweater Medal!
  • Finisher patch
  • Custom race bib
  • Virtual Results
  • Beer coupon

GROUP & CORPORATE DISCOUNTS

10% OFF ANY REGISTRATION

  • Just register 10 or more to get a discount!
  • Email sean@foottraffic.us to get code.
  • Option to create a team name!
  • Inquire about sponsored booth areas for larger teams! Email for details!
  • Wellness & team building!
  • Put team name on your bibs!
  • Great way to motivate others in your workplace or home!

HALF MARATHON COURSE

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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! COURSE TIME LIMIT/CLOSURE SCHEDULE: 11:45am (11:30am is our strong recommendation for planning on finishing given the course limits and clearing procedures of the police). 7:40am early start is the earliest start available and there will be no earlier starts than that time due to safety and road closures.

10 Miler Course

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The perfect compromise for those just not ready to bite off the 13.1 miles of the half but think the 10K may be a little too short.  We’ve got you COVERED with our 10 miler! The 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

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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

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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!

WAVE STARTS & RACE-DAY SCHEDULE

(times are subject to change per public health requirements, permitting and course arrangements)
EXPANDED WAVE STARTS!  Please read WAVE FAQS BELOW:

HALF / 10MILER / 10K START TIMES:
WAVE ZONE 1 (7:40am)*: 15 minutes and over. ONLY HALF AND 10 MILE (no 10K and no other early starters below this pace).. NOTE: Reflective vest & flashing light required to start in this wave! PLEASE do not try to jump into this start unless you are absolutely around 15 or over for the HALF or 10 MILE.
WAVE ZONE 2 (7:55am): 7 min. and under
WAVE ZONE 3 (7:56am): 7 min – 8:30 pace
WAVE ZONE 4 (7:57am): 8:30-9:30 pace
WAVE ZONE 5 (7:58 am): 9:30-10:30 pace
WAVE ZONE 6 (7:59am): 10:30-11:30 pace
WAVE ZONE 7 (8:00am): 11:30-13 pace
WAVE ZONE 8 (8:01am): 13-15 min pace
COURSE CLOSES fully at 11:45am, so please ensure your pace maintains an 11:30-11:45 finish time to prevent police closure while you are on course!
1K KIDS DASH START:
8:10AM: All kids dash participants start!
5K START TIMES:
WAVE ZONE 1 (8:25am): 8 min pace and under
WAVE ZONE 2 (8:26am): 8-9 min pace
WAVE ZONE 3 (8:27am): 9-10 min pace
WAVE ZONE 4 (8:28am): 10-11 min pace
WAVE ZONE 5 (8:29am): 11 min. pace and over

* Please check back in before race day and look for pre-race emails. It is not likely, but extenuating circumstances can occur that necessitates slight changes to the race day start schedule. Double checking a few days before the race is always a good idea!

DETAILS FOR WAVE STARTS:

  • Stay out of the START ZONE until it’s your time to go! This will help keep the race starts flowing smoothly.
  • Please look for your wave zone FLAG WHEN YOU ARRIVE  and listen for your turn to enter the START ZONE. It will follow the schedule above to the minute to keep everyone heading out safely and quickly.
  • Not sure if you are in one zone or another? It’s OK! Just pick a zone and stick with it. The goal is to reduce congestion and prevent large bubbles on the course.
  • Please do not “sand bag” in order to get out early. For example, if you are an 11 min pace and you want to start early in the early start wave at 7:40am, you can put yourself and others in danger by creating congestion and confusion on the course. PLEASE BE HONEST.

2022 BIB PICK-UP DATES:

NOTE: These dates could be updated 3 weeks out from the race day, so please check back prior to race just to make sure! 

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

Sunday, Dec. 4th Foot Traffic West, 13306 NW Cornell Rd., 11am-4:45pm

Wednesday, Dec. 7th Foot Traffic Downtown, 333 SW Taylor St, 11am-4pm

Thursday, Dec. 8th Foot Traffic Vancouver, 305 SE Chkalov Dr., 10:30am-6:30pm

Friday, Dec. 9th Foot Traffic SOUTHEAST, 1260 SE Lambert St., 10:30am-6:30pm

Saturday, Dec. 10th Foot Traffic Northeast, 4020 NE Fremont St., 10am-4:00pm

COMMUTE OPTIONS AND DESCRIPTIONS:

Please plan to arrive 45 minutes early if you are concerned with traffic. Remember, there are thousands of others starting the race when you do, so if you try to arrive 15 minutes before your race, you will be stuck in traffic (think trying to park in the garage at a Blazers game 10-15 minutes before tip-off).

SUGGESTED PARKING OPTIONS:

  1. LOTS AROUND DAIMLER: There are multiple lots that our staff will be directing you to park around Daimler Truck Headquarters. 
  2. Parking in Overlook Neighborhood (legally) and walking or jogging down. This is a GREAT way to get a warm up in and not have to deal with any traffic heading down Going St. 

IMPORTANT TIPS:

  • CARPOOL:  This is the number one thing you can do to make it a smoother morning. If you are meeting friends, think about meeting in North Portland somewhere and jumping in one car before driving down to Swan Island!
  • DROP OFF LANE: Only for vehicles leaving the venue (no dropping & then parking). Max 1 min. drop of time only.
  • LIFT/UBER/RIDESHARE: Please have them follow YOUR and our parking staff instructions when they arrive. Their map will have them drive directly INTO the closest section of the venue, which is where the race starts. Drop off away from the main venue please!
  • 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!

 

Our 2022 Sponsor Hotel
Silver Cloud Inn

The Silver Cloud Inn is our official race hotel. They are just across the river about 10 minutes from the race start and we guarantee you’ll have a great night’s sleep before the race in their remodeled and stylish hotel. Remodeled rooms, a great restaurant, and super convenient NW Portland location–it’s a great central location for everything in Portland!. Plus, it’s 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 THE SILVER CLOUD INN’S RATE SHEET HERE MAKE SURE YOU MENTION YOU ARE DOING THE FOOT TRAFFIC HOLIDAY HALF RACE when booking to get your deals!

 

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SUPPORT OUR 2023 BENEFICIARY!

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 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!

HOLIDAY FAQS:

  • What happens if WEATHER or public health emergencies require cancellation? The race will adhere to any public health authority or City of Portland police and PBOT requirements if they cover outside group event restrictions. In the case of cancellation, all registrants will automatically be switched to a virtual race platform and receive all the swag that has been ordered for you months in advance to plan properly. For those not wanting to do the virtual race, you can receive a voucher for 50% of your registration for the following year and also STILL receive your swag (again, the swag is already ordered ahead of time, so that will not be able to be cancelled). By registering, you agree to adhere to this rule and have signed a waiver that reflects this rule. Thank you for understanding and we hope you LOVE the race experience and swag, regardless of any cancellations required in partnership with local authorities.There will be NO REFUNDS, no exceptions.
  • Is there a bag check? Yes, there is a bag check. We recommend you have your own bag ready in advance and just write your bib number on the outside of it in advance (duct tape or a tag on the handle will work well).
  • Are strollers allowed: Yes, strollers are allowed for all races. Please give yourself plenty of space and be aware of how much space there is around you to allow for easier passing and navigation.
  • Are there REFUNDS for this race? No, similar to a concert or other limited capacity event, we do not offer refunds of any kind. Given the size of the event, it’s our priority to serve the thousands of people that will be in attendance and make sure they are taken care of with early ordering of items like shirts, medals, and more. These items have to be ordered months in advance.
  • Where do I park?  There are multiple lots all around the Daimler campus we will direct you to. However, everyone is trying to arrive at the same time and we do not have unlimited space, so we respectfully ask you to PLEASE CARPOOL or use public transport or bike. Swan Island is centrally located and has light rail within about a mile and bus lines on Greeley Avenue. The area is VERY bike friendly as well. Please give yourself AT LEAST 30 minutes before the race to get parked and get ready for the race.
  • How do the staggered starts work? We will be staggering our starts based on pace groups by just a few minutes to ease any congestion at the very beginning. The exact schedule will be announced as soon as we are closer to the race week but the overall start time frame will be over the course of about 20-30 minutes so everyone will be on the course around the same time, but just spread out a bit more.
  • Are spectator allowed? Yes, we strongly believe that the support of our friends and family are important for our mental and physical well being. But we absolutely only want one vehicle per household or group, if possible. Parking is limited. In addition, we ask that spectators provide plenty of space in the starting area for adequate spacing.
  • Are dogs allowed? No, for insurance purposes and for congestion and safety, they are ABSOLUTELY not allowed. You will be asked to leave if your dog is at the venue with you.
  • Are there water stations? Yes! We will have at least 6 water stations on the course for the half marathon and 2 for the 10K and one for the 5K. We will have water, electrolytes (nuun), and gels at each station and cookies at other stations on the course!
  • How does the virtual race work? It’s really simple! 1.) Register for the virtual race. 2.) Race on your own anytime and anywhere between December 11th – 25th.  3.) You will receive a text and email prompt that you can submit your finish time to and any photos if you want to add them! 4.) You will be able to pick up your swag at any bib pick up location OR you can choose to have it shipped to you using our shipping link.
  • 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).
  • Can I have my virtual items shipped? YES, you can! You must request and pay for this through our shipping link within the registration (just click on “register” and you’ll see a separate ticket there). NOTE: Your items will likely not be received before Dec. 11th if you choose to have them shipped given the timing of deliver of the race swag items.
  • Can I have my items shipped if I’m doing the in person race? Unfortunately, no. Items won’t be available early enough to get them to you on time.
  • I didn’t get my medal from last year. Do you still have it? YES!  We announced 4 days after the race that the medals arrived and we distributed them to all Foot Traffic stores to pick up. Some of you did not receive the email given that it went to spam folders for some of you.

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