The logo for the 2014 First Run in Portland
(In case you missed it on the Run Oregon facebook page
AA Sports just announced that they have added a 10k option to their First Run
, a Portland New Year's Eve tradition that kicks off at midnight on January 1.
The 10k course is simply the 5k course run twice; which is a loop consisting of the Steel and Hawthorne Bridges along both sides of the Willamette River. It's a great loop - wide, plat paved paths along the water, and running a race on the floating dock (on the east side) is rare - and fun!
Participants already signed up for the 5k that would like to switch distances can do so, here's how:
1. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and address (so they can make sure to get the right person) by noon on Monday, 12/30
2. Pay the difference of $10 at packet pick-up
If you’re not yet registered but would like to do so, click here. The 10k is $45, the 5k or 1.5 mile walk are both $35.
The run starts at midnight, but you can pick up your packet as early as 11 AM. From then until 4 PM, packet pick-up is at Foot Traffic’s downtown location at 333 SW Taylor St in Portland. From 10 PM until 11:45 PM packets are available at the World Trade Center, 121 SW Salmon St. The pre-party begins at 10 PM and the run at midnight.