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Half Marathon: 7 a.m.
10K start: 7:15 a.m.
5K Start: 7:30 a.m.
Start Line at North Interstate, outside Exhibit Hall A roll-up doors
0-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 and over
Athenas (females over 150 lbs), Clydesdales (males over 198 lbs), Wheelchair and Crank.
Your timing tag will be affixed to the back of your bib when you pick up your race number. All you need to do is wear your bib to be timed during the race. Please make sure to wear the bib on the front of your shirt (this is important for the photographers). Please do not crumple or fold your bib or remove the timing tag from your bib.
Tech T-shirts by Greenlayer Sports are included in entry fee. Women specific sizes S-XL available, v-neck cut, as well as unisex sizes S-XXL, crew cut available. Guaranteed to those who sign up by March 19th. View size guide.
After crossing the finish line, head inside for a free finisher's photo. Strike a pose with your friends and family and download the photo later to save as proof you finished!
A finisher's medal is an optional purchase this year when you Register. Creating medals only for runners who want them prevents waste, conserves resources, and helps us reduce race costs so more dollars remain to support Albertina Kerr's vital services in our community.
We welcome racers of all paces. Our course will stay open to accommodate a pace of 12 to 15 minutes per mile. The city of Portland restricts ALL running/walking events to this timetable to be considerate of commuters, residents and retailers as well as event organizers. If you are unable to keep this pace you will be asked to continue the race on the sidewalk for your safety.
Host Hotel: Red Lion Hotel Portland - Convention Center, just blocks away from the start/finish line. Race for the Roses participants enjoy a room rate of $99 per night. Reservations can be made by phone at 800-343-1822. Make sure to mention you are with "Race for the Roses" for this room rate; online registration code is RACE 0409.
Race Day Packet Pick-Up
Begins at 5:30 a.m. in Exhibit Hall A (Please note: pick-up will be until 6:45 a.m. for the half-marathon and 10K, and 7:15 a.m. for the 5K).
Dry Clothing Check
Dry clothing check is available as a free service in the designated area inside the Exhibit Hall. Feel free to drop off your warm, dry clothing starting at 5:30am
The half marathon and 10k course will host water and electrolyte at aid stations every two miles, 7 stations in all. The 5K aid station will be halfway through the course, at the turnaround point.
Awards will be given to Overall Male & Female and Overall Masters Male & Female of both the 5K, 10K and Half Marathon. The top three males and females in each age division will also receive awards. Awards must be picked up at the event, they will not be mailed.
5K Awards: 9:00 a.m.
10K Awards: 9:30 a.m.
Half Marathon Awards: 10:00 a.m.
2013 photos by Evan Pilchik Photography.
We welcome family and friends to cheer on runners and walkers. Some great places for viewing are:
Visit Course Details for more info about the race course.
Grab your finisher’s rose and join us back inside the Oregon Convention Center after the race for delicious food from Papa Murphy’s, Boyd’s Coffee and more!
Enjoy a sports massage provided by Movement Therapy Clinic and live music.
Visit the booths!
Stride Strong Physical Therapy - will be providing free physical therapy consults and treatments on Race Day for runners. Stride Strong Physical Therapy delivers gait analyses, manual therapy, exercise and stretch recommendations for optimum healing post-run.
The Ragnar Relay Northwest Passage - The Ragnar Relay Northwest Passage will take you across the Pacific Northwest, through charming towns and markets and along the coastline. It's a course designed for runners who love to take it all in!
Energy Events - Energy Events constructs, plans, organizes, manages and operates several Northwest Annual Races with new adventures on the way. The Vancouver USA Marathon is owned and operated by Energy Events, and we are ecstatic to produce another full Marathon in the Northwest!
Greenlayer Sports Pick up limited edition Race for the Roses apparel from Greenlayer Sports to commemorate your hard work at this year's race!
Fit Right NW Stop by the Fit Right NW Running & Walking Store for all your last-minute racing needs, including gloves, hats, energy gels, hydration and more! All products (excluding food items) will be 15% off at the booth.
Clif Bar and Company - It’s a pretty simple equation: put good food in - get good performance out. The bonus is that organic foods aren’t just good for your body, they’re also good for the planet. With a mix of whole grains, protein and fiber, Clif Bar gives you sustained energy to be in it to your limit. Come check us out race weekend!
Udi's Gluten Free - In just a few years, Udi’s has become the #1 gluten-free brand in America. Udi's mission is to provide you with the best gluten-free food on the planet. Come taste how good gluten-free can be!
Oregon Sports Authority - The Oregon Sports Authority has served as the state’s sports economic development arm for nearly two decades. The non-profit organization works relentlessly to enhance the state’s economy and quality of life by attracting sports events and franchises. Stop by to learn more about the great work they are doing in Portland and beyond.
Access Health Centers - Access Health Centers provides complete care for adults and children. We provide a family based environment for your comfort. Dr. Nguyen utilizes the many forms of spinal manipulations, treatment is personally suited for the specific needs of each patient.
Platinum Cookware - The Platinum Professional Cooking System is the result of giving customers the very best in research, quality and design since 1979. It is made of the finest grade T304S surgical stainless steel with Titanium, and each unit has special heat transmitting properties for fast, even heat distribution. Perfect for an evening of carb loading the evening before the big run!
The Stick - The Stick is a revolutionary device used to segmentally compress and stretch muscle. It is highly effective in the treatment of muscle pain and trigger points.
And don't forget to pose for your free Finisher's Photo!