Portland’s New Year’s Eve First Run adds 10k

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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 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.

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