|Sunday December 15, '13 8:00 am
Adidas North America Headquarters (North Greeley Ave)
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Both the 5k and the Half Marathon have sold out. Shuttle tickets are sold out as well. MAX and neighborhood parking are available as great alternatives!
CHECK BACK FOR 2013 REGISTRATION SOON!
*ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS (this is a limited entry race)!
However, transfer to down to the 5K or up to the Half is allowed as is transferring to another athlete if received BEFORE Dec. 1st, NO EXCEPTIONS.
Transfers can be done by having the new person fill out a new registration form with a completed waiver and a specific note detailing who they are transferring from (full name). This needs to be delivered to a Foot Traffic store BEFORE Dec. 1st.
Event takes place rain, snow, or shine!
ALL RACES SOLD OUT!
2012 FEES: (in-store & mail-in registration ends Dec. 5th at 6pm)
$65 Includes LS SHIRT (BEFORE SEPT. 1st)
$70 Includes LS SHIRT (Sept. 1st to Nov. 1st at 7pm) EXTENDED THROUGH NOV. 4th!
After Nov. 1st
$70 NO SHIRT, but you can order for $12 at packet pick up and race day (Nov. 2nd -Dec. 10th)
Packet pick up and race day prices
$80 NO SHIRT, but you can order for $12
at Packet pick ups & Race day
$30 INCLUDES SHIRT (BEFORE SEPT. 1st)
$38 INCLUDES SHIRT (Sept 1st-Nov. 1st at 7pm) EXTENDED THROUGH NOV. 4th!
After Nov. 1st
$38 NO SHIRT, but you can order for $12 at packet pick up and race day (Nov. 2nd -Dec. 10th)
Packet pick up and race day prices
$45 NO SHIRT, but you can order for $12 at the race and Packet pick ups.
Get in the holiday spirit, Portland! Portland finally has a half marathon in December! The fantastic out and back course starts and finishes at the Adidas North America Campus and winds along Willamette Blvd to the sounds of carolers all along the course!
The flat and scenic route is the only race course fully completed in beautiful North Portland, so you can be sure you're getting a unique event, full of fantastic features and sights. The Historic St. John's Bridge, the beautiful Univeristy of Portland campus, and panoramic views of Downtown Portland from the bluff of Willamette Blvd. are just a few of the highlights awaiting you!
Finish the race and treat yourself to a craft beer seasonal brew, hearty holiday soup, hot chocolate, hot oatmeal, egg nog, and more! You want holiday music? You get LOTS of Holiday music all morning long! With a combination of carolers along the course and DJ's spinning holiday beats at the finish, you're sure to get your fill of festive cheer this December.
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
AWARDS & T-SHIRTS!
All finishers of the Half marathon only will receive a UNIQUE and awesome holiday medal to be revealed soon!
LONG SLEEVE SHIRTS & Gear:
All registrants that sign up before Nov. 1st will get a long sleeve soft-hand, contemporary-cut (fitted but not tight...think American Apparel), tshirt! The LS shirts are MEN'S AND WOMEN'S SIZING so order accordingly (no size swaps).
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.
(FOUR to choose from!):
It is HIGHLY recommended that you pick up your packet on one of these three days to ease congestion race morning. The packets will be available on Sunday morning for a brief amount of time before the race begins.
Wed. Dec. 12th, Lake Oswego, Foot Traffic 2-6pm
DAY OF RACE SCHEDULE:
7:00am: Packet pick up begins.
8:00am: Half Marathon starts
8:15am: 5K starts
9:30am-12:30: Awards, festivities, music!
SHUTTLE TICKETS (aka: big yellow sleigh-ride)!
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). BUS SCHEDULE CLICK HERE!
The address is 4747 N Channel Ave, Portland, OR
There is no parking at adidas & neighborhood parking is severely restricted. Take the 4 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. It should be noted that this is actually a service that MOST races do NOT provide. In fact, 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!
WEATHER IN DECEMBER
If you are not from Portland, you might be asking yourself, "What should I expect for weather in December?" Interestingly enough, we ask ourselves the SAME QUESTION! We HOPE for mild temperatures in the 40's with no rain, but our weather systems are about as mysterious as Santa's Sleigh schedule! We could have snow or ice and below freezing temps (not common, but it does happen), or rain and rain and more rain (more likely). The first year of the event we had rain for weeks before the event and then it miraculously stopped and the temperature shot up to the high 40's or low 50's! Of course, there can be wind depending on the weather system moving in.
Soo.... if you couldn't tell, we are as clueless about the weather as everyone else! But the way we look at it, dry weather is nice, but wet weather or snow makes for a really authentic Oregon holiday race! We are all out there experiencing it together and you can be assured you'll have a dry place at the Adidas campus to recover after the race!
Please note that the race will occur rain, snow, or shine!
WALKERS ON COURSE
Out of respect for residents, businesses, Tri-met, the City of Portland, and everyone that coexists in this great city of ours, we must place 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. CONSEQUENTLY, we must mandate that participants maintain about a 15 min. mile.
HOWEVER, we will be keeping the aid stations and the finish line open long enough for participants maintaining up to a 20 min. mile to finish. Nevertheless, 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.
What does this mean for you?
There will be a bag check near the start line before the event. Bring your bag and save on waste (we'll have labels for you) or use one of ours. Your choice!
For fantastic, professional photos from the 2012 Holiday Half, please visit the official photographer of this year's event, Evan Pilchik Photography! 2012 Holiday Half PHOTOS will be supplied by Evan Pilchik Photography. These photos make great gifts or simply personal awards for PRs or your first half marathon. Click on the logo below for all your photos from the Holiday Half!
Want to help out a great organization and have fun at the same time? Email our Volunteer Coordinator to find out great ways to support the event and get involved. Volunteer today! Opportunities available on all four packet pick up days preceding the race & shifts during race day including course monitors, aid station help, and start/finish line support. Email the volunteer coordinator for more info at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Half marathon course starts and finishes at the Adidas North America Campus. It is an out and back course. There is a VERY slight hill to start, but the rest of the course is FLAT with a nice fast downhill finish. Amazing panoramic views of Portland and Forest Park await you along Willamette Blvd. and the course turns around under the historic St. Johns Bridge. You also catch glimpses of the beautiful University of Portland campus.
5K course is a simple loop through the beautiful Overlook Neighborhood and along Willamette Blvd. Starts and finishes in the same location as the half. Up hill on the way out for a portion of it and a fast down hill finish! Catch glimpses of Forest Park and the city on Greeley Ave. at the turnaround!
AID STATIONS & ON-COURSE NUTRITION
Aid stations will be every 2 miles (see course map above) and
each will be stocked with electrolyte and CLIF gel carbohydrate gels.
Welcome Silver Cloud Inn--Northwest Portland!
The Silver Cloud Inn is our official race hotel. Click here for their rate sheet and more information. They really no how to take care of visiting runners and walkers, so reserve soon! Ask them for shuttle options the morning of the race.
They are one of the closest hotels to the race start and we guarantee you'll have a great night's sleep before the race in their great rooms. Plus, they always offer an early breakfast options for our race participants!
Check back soon for this year's commemorative items such as hoodies, hats, arm warmers, and more!
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