|Saturday July 4, '15 6:30 am
Sauvie Island (15 min. north of Portland, OR)
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2015 Registration opens Nov. 3rd at 8am! Mark your calendars!
*ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS (this is a limited entry race)!
However, transfer to a different distance or transferring to a different athlete if you do so only BEFORE June 1st.
We have made transferring an easy, self-serve process!
1.) Follow this link HERE for instructions on how to change distances yourself!
2.) Follow this link HERE for instructions on how to transfer registration to someone else!
Want to know what a taste of the Island feels like? Check out this video!
2013 ENTRY FEE SCHEDULE:
In-store and online registration close on June 28th at 7pm (unless the race reaches it's cap first).
Farm-fest 5K *NEW* (off-road farm course!) Includes unique 5K/8K finishers medal!
Farm-fest 8K *NEW* (off-road farm course!) Includes unique 5K/8K finishers medal
*NOTE ON T-SHIRTS:
Shirts are only available to those who register before June 10th and choose the tshirt option. HOWEVER, you can still get a shirt! Those who decide they want a shirt after June 10th will be able to order one at the Packet pick ups and the day of the race for $12 each (pick up in store 3 weeks later) or shipped to you for $15 total. If you add this into your original registration, your total registration cost is $77 for the half or $92 for the Full. This is consistent with most late-registration fees for certified, professional half marathons. Again, you can still get a shirt, but in order to forecast correctly for early registrants and make sure we get you the RIGHT SIZE, the preorder for shirts has to be cut off on June 10th to order thousands of shirts and have them ready! Thanks for understanding!
Shuttle takes you from NW Portland in front of the Silver Cloud Inn (2426 NW Vaughn St.) all the way to Sauvie Island & back!
*While we have taken many steps to limit congestion at the race start (including reducing the cap & closing both lanes onto the island just for arriving race participants), we highly recommend taking shuttle from NW Portland. Last year over 1000 participants high-tailed it to the start and got there on time and let the bus drivers do all the work! It's well worth it!
1.) Can specators ride the shuttle? Yes, specatators can ride the shuttle if they purchase a ticket! Simply go to the main registration page and select the shuttle ticket only!
2.) I forgot to buy a ticket when I was registering, so can I buy a shuttle ticket now? Yes, you can buy a shuttle ticket by itself if you forgot to purchase one earlier. Simply go to the main registration page and select the shuttle ticket only!
3.) Do I have to tell you what shuttle departure I signed up for? You can ride either shuttle in the morning. All the buses show up at the first departure time and leave when filled. We have two times listed for departure so you know when the first one will leave and the last ones will leave!
4.) What do I show as my ticket? Your race BIB number will have a note if you purchaed the shuttle ticket. Just show your bib number. If you forget that (not a good idea if you're planning on racing!), we'll also have your name on a list.
5.) Is there a deadline for purchasing a shuttle ticket? YES, the deadline will likely be right around June 20th so we can have enough time to plan and coordinate the appropriate number of shuttles.
5:30AM: Race day packet pick up begins
6:30AM: FULL marathon starts
6:40AM: 5K starts
6:50AM: HALF starts
PRE-RACE PACKET PICK UP.
*Packets will be available race morning, but you are STRONGLY encouraged to pick it up the day before. There can be long lines and it can take a bit of time parking and getting ready for the race.
Yes! There is a free bag check. Use your bag to save on waste or use ours!
The “Flat,” as we affectionately call it, has become a Fourth of July tradition around Portland. The course, as the name implies, is about the flattest and fastest half and full marathon on the West Coast.
But in addition to the fast times expected from completing this event, runners and walkers will be treated to the beautiful sights of Sauvie Island, including thousands of songbirds, majestic bald eagles, and picturesque farmland that most of the island residents subsist off of.
Oh yeah, don’t forget the island-fresh strawberry shortcake
! Not only is it scrumptious, but the islanders themselves serve it to you. Be sure to thank them and shake these wonderful people’s hands!
We have raised over $300,000 for both the fire department and a variety of other local charities, schools, and non-profits! Thank you for your support!
Medals to all half marathon and full marathon finishers. Awards to the overall male and female winners and LOT's of door prizes for ALL finishers after the race. Awards will be handed out throughout the morning as people finish, so listen for announcements and your bib number! There will be no official awards ceremony due to the varied finish times.
Post-event treats and festivities
Relax after the race with a cool, refreshing drink and some scrumptious island fresh strawberry shortcake. In addition, enjoy some All-American grub with some hot dogs (and veggie dogs) compliments of the Pumpkin Patch. There is also a live band performing for all finishers!
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. Our best answers for these questions are as follows:
HALF MARATHON COURSE:
Flat and Fast! The race starts at the famous Pumpkin Patch on the South end of the island and heads out for one loop around the island on a two lane country road. There will be an electrolyte drink supplied on the course in addition to water and we’ve added yet another aid station to make sure participants get even more support on the course.
6 hour limit:
Course closes at 12:30pm and those still on course will have to obey all traffic laws.
Our unique, fast, and scenic marathon course takes
runners and walkers around around the same course as the half marathoners, but we've added an out-&-back down scenic Sauvie Island Rd. along the Multnomah Channel before rejoining original course to finish the marathon. The out-&-back section features a few gently rolling hills & a fantastic view of the water! There is also a short (less than a mile) out and back at approx. mile 17.5 with a very short and small hill (about 50 meters). This is your biggest hill of the course!
The 5K course is a simple, FLAT out and back leaving from the Pumpkin Patch and heading counterclockwise on the course before heading back to the start/finish area. Great views of farmland and a great opportunity to cheer on your fellow participant on the way back!
Certifications & Boston Qualifier
Want a fast time? Both the half marathon and full marathon will be chip-timed and certified courses as well as a Boston Qualifier. Come run your fastest time of the season, the year, or your entire life! The Foot Traffic Flat was ranked 16th in the nation in 2013 and 12th in the nation in 2010 in percentage of Boston Qualifiers for marathon finishers! That's pretty awesome!
Aid Stations and Supplements:
The Foot Traffic Flat is proud to feature Clif as our on-course nutrition source. Shot Bloks will be available at all aid stations except number 1.
There will be a total of 7 aid stations for the half marathon and a total of 13 aid stations for the marathon. Each aid station will offer Nuun along with water. Nuun is a electrolyte-only drink without any carbs. We feel this is a good fit because it allows you to drink much more without compromising how many carbs you take in. It allows you to regulate carb consumption separately and get more of what your body really needs on these courses, ELECTROLYTES!
For RESULTS questions or concerns or corrections, CLICK HERE!
Driving directions from the airport
The Silver Cloud Inn--Northwest Portland!
The Silver Cloud Inn is our official race hotel. They are one of the closest hotels to the race start and I guarantee you'll have a great night's sleep before the race in one of their great rooms! The hotel books up VERY quickly, so reserve soon! Check back for more hotel CLICK HERE FOR RATE & ROOM INFO
*THE SILVER CLOUD INN IS SOLD OUT FOR 2014!*
(please visit the Holiday Inn Express below to check for room availability)
Holiday Inn Express!
Our secondary hotel option is the Holiday Inn Express, just two blocks away from the Silver Cloud Inn. The Holiday Inn Express also will be offering a special Foot Traffic Flat rate. They have fantastic amenities and a buffet breakfast and are nearly as close to the shuttle location as the Silver Cloud Inn! Contact them directly to take advantage of their special Foot Traffic Flat room rates: 503-484-1100 or toll free 866-492-1100
IT’S COOL TO CARPOOL
PLEASE RIDE THE SHUTTLE (information at the top of the page)! Or at the very least, we encourage participants to carpool. Click Facebook icon on the right for Carpool info!
MAIL IN ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED by June 15th!!!!!
4020 NE Fremont St.
Portland, OR 97212
The Foot Traffic Flat needs your help (or the help of your visiting family or friends!). We have positions available at the finish line, aid stations on the course, and before the race at our packet pick ups. EMAIL HERE to get information!
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