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Dec. 9th, 2018: The BIGGEST Holiday Race in the region!

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 on Greeley Ave. 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 sights and images awaiting you! Finish the race and treat yourself to a craft beer seasonal brew, hearty holiday soup, hot chocolate, snacks and samples, 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.

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Half Marathon

(strollers allowed, no pets)

  • $65, GROUP REGISTRATION (10 or more):  (until Sept. 3rd)
  • $69, includes LS tech shirt, medal, & commemorative bib! (July 15th to Sept. 3rd)
  • $72, GROUP REGISTRATION (10 or more)  includes LS tech shirt, medal, & commemorative bib!(September 4th-October 15th)
  • $77, includes LS tech shirt, medal, & commemorative bib! (Sept. 4th to Oct. 15th)
  • $82, includes LS tech shirt, medal, & commemorative bib! (Oct. 16th- Nov. 16th)
  • $82, shirt size not guaranteed & commemorative medal (Nov. 16th until race caps)

NAME ON COMMEMORATIVE BIB option estimated to close on Nov. 10th! There are no refunds for this race however transfers are free until bibs are assembled approximately 10 days before the race and $10 after that

HALF MARATHON COURSEcourse-map-2015-web

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. You will also be treated to a special GINGERBREAD COOKIE aid station with tasty holiday treats and carolers along the course! High five your friends on your return trip and experience a nice downhill finish to help you hit your PR!

HOLIDAY 10K

(strollers allowed, no pets)

  • $44, GROUP REGISTRATION (10 or more):  (July 15th- Sept. 3rd)
  • $48, includes LS tech shirt, medal, & commemorative bib! (July 15th to Sept. 3rd)
  • $48, GROUP REGISTRATION (10 or more)  includes LS tech shirt, medal, & commemorative bib!(September 4th-October 15th)
  • $52, includes LS tech shirt, medal, & commemorative bib! (Sept. 4th to Oct. 15th)
  • $58, includes LS tech shirt, medal, & commemorative bib! (Oct. 16th-Nov. 16th)
  • $58, shirt not guaranteed & commemorative medal (Nov. 16th until race fills and closes)

NAME ON COMMEMORATIVE BIB option estimated to close on Nov. 10th! There are no refunds for this race however transfers are free until bibs are assembled approximately 10 days before the race and $10 after that.

10K COURSE

Still in design phase! The 10K course will also feature a portion of the 5K course and will start and finish at course-map-2015-webthe same locations. The first miles 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 a nice 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 at the beginning and then you get that nice DECLINE for the final 400 meters to the finish! The 10K will also include a GINGERBREAD COOKIE aid station serving tasty cookies for all participants!

5K

HOLIDAY 5K

(strollers allowed, no pets)

  • $33, GROUP REGISTRATION (10 or more): before Sept. 3rd
  • $38, includes LS tech shirt, medal, & commemorative bib! (July 15th to Sept. 3rd)
  • $36, GROUP REGISTRATION* (September 4th-October 15th, minimum 10 registrants, see below)
  • $40, includes LS tech shirt, medal, & commemorative bib! (Sept 4th-Oct. 15th)
  • $44, includes LS tech shirt, medal, & commemorative bib! (Oct. 16th-Nov 16th)
  • $44, shirt size not guaranteed, includes commemorative medal (Nov. 16th until race caps)

NAME ON COMMEMORATIVE BIB option estimated to close on Nov. 10th! There are no refunds for this race however transfers are free until bibs are assembled approximately 10 days before the race and $10 after that

5K COURSE

Course map click herecourse-map-2015-web 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 at the beginning and then you get that nice DECLINE for the final 400 meters to the finish! The 5K will also include a GINGERBREAD COOKIE aid station serving tasty cookies for all participants!

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 Adidas gym is magically transformed into a holiday extravaganza. The gym and courtyard are a perfect warm finish venue and 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.

BENEFITING the American Red Cross & Foot Traffic’s RUNdraising program!

Foot Traffic and the Holiday Half are super excited to add the Red Cross to the list of their beneficiaries this year. Foot Traffic will be also matching all donations made by participants through race day, up to $4,000!

ABOUT RUNdraising

“Empowering, engaging, & improving the health of our community by raising funds through running and walking.” A portion of your race proceeds will be distributed to a variety of local non-profits via Foot Traffic’s RUNdraising efforts. RUNdraiseOver $15,000 each calendar year will be distributed EXCLUSIVELY to local non-profits and schools thanks to your support of the Holiday Half & 5K! An additional, $5,000-$30,000 is estimated to be raised through individuals and groups training for the race through our training programs using our RUNdraising Training programs. Find out how! Would you like to learn how your school or non-profit can raise thousands of dollars in a SIMPLE, HEALTHY, and FUN program? Click below for more info or email info@foottraffic.us

www.foottraffic.us/rundraising

GROUP & CORPORATE REGISTRATION:

Save Money, great team-building!

Signing up for the Holiday Half as a team is easy and saves you MONEY! 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 to register online but separately, email dan@foottraffic.us and we can provide a code that group members can use to register with a discount code More questions? Email dan@foottraffic.us

CORPORATE TEAM-BUILDING & WELLNESS:

Email info@foottraffic.us for more information 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? Contact us and we have all sorts of fun options for you, including:

  • Custom pricing for large groups
  • Sponsorship billing options for large businesses and corporations.
  • Corporate tenting/gathering areas on campus for additional team-building/holiday celebrations for your office!

BIB PICK-UP DATES (4 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 2nd 

LOCATION TBA, 11am-4pm

Thursday, Dec 6th

LOCATION TBA, 11am-6:30pm

Friday, Dec. 7th

LOCATION TBA, 11am-6:30pm

Saturday, Dec.8th

LOCATION TBA, 10am-3pm

RACE-DAY SCHEDULE

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

KIDS DASH
TBA

HALF MARATHON START TIMES:
8:00am: 12 min mile pace and under 8:01am: 12 min mile pace and over

5K/10K START TIMES:
8:15am: 12 min mile pace and under 8:16am: 12 min pace and over

SHUTTLE TICKETS- $6

(aka: big yellow sleigh-ride)!  AT THIS POINT SHUTTLE TICKETS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE AT PACKET PICKUPS FOR PURCHASE AS SUPPLIES LAST BUS DETAILS/SCHEDULE (click here) PURCHASE A SHUTTLE TICKET by clicking on the main registration link and choose the a la carte shuttle ticket option. 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: Shuttle tickets will be available to all paces until 12:30pm! 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. SHUTTLE PARKING MAP (click here). The address of Daimler parking lots is 4747 N Channel Ave, Portland, OR

PARKING:

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!

BAG CHECK:fthbib.10916411.half

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!

BEER/FOOD/SNACKS

Thank you to Deschutes Brewery for once again sponsoring! In addition to a variety of tasty brews, we will be providing aDESCHUTES_TypeStamp01_clean 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!

PAST RESULTS

2017 RESULTS
1/2 Marathon
5K
2016 RACE RESULTS
1/2 Marathon
5K
2015 RACE RESULTS
1/2 Marathon
5K
2014 RACE RESULTS
1/2 Marathon
5K
2013 RACE RESULTS
1/2 Marathon
5K
2012 RACE RESULTS
1/2 Marathon
5K
2011 RACE RESULTS
1/2 Marathon
5K
2010 RACE RESULTS
1/2 Marathon
5K

SPONSOR HOTEL

SILVER-CLOUD-INN-LOGO

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 GENERAL RATE SHEET AND INFO (please call Silver Cloud to verify rates this season)

THANK YOU SPONSORS!