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Race Preview: Hop Hop Half & 5k

I don't know about you, but I am totally pumped up for spring holidays this year. Maybe its the

Come join me on April 19th!

Come join me on April 19th!

dreary  cold weather or my cold heart is warming up - but I am ready, especially for Easter. I am not religiously affiliated, but really love this holiday. I love rabbits, eggs, and pastels. Yes, even pastels. This year I am really excited to be running Foot Traffic's Hop Hop Half on Saturday, April 19 and for my personal return to long-distance running since the 2013 Portland Marathon.

On Saturday, April 19, 2014 runners will be lining up on Marine Drive to conquer their chosen distance, either a 5k or Half Marathon. This course runs along the Columbia River on the Marine Drive Bike Path for the entirety of the race and will be flat and fast (I need all the help I can get). Course will be USATF Certified and chip timed and will have five aid stations with Nuun and Clif Shots, my two go-to choices for long distance.

Post-race you can expect Easter Egg Medals, mimosas, and brunch as well as family-friendly events (Easter Egg painting, anyone?!).

Egg medals!! I am really excited to have one of these babies.

Egg medals!! I am really excited to have one of these babies.

Register here and do it quick because the course is capped at 1,500 participants. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit St. Vincent DePaul, Portland Chapter.

You can pick up your personalized bib at these following locations:

The schedule day of is as follows (Saturday, April 19):

  • 6:30am: Bib Pick up begins race day
  • 7:30am: 5K begins
  • 8:15am: Half Marathon begins
  • 9:15am-12pm: Post-race party, egg painting, food, music, and more
Victory Mimosas!

Victory Mimosas!

Hop Hop Half & 5k

When: Saturday, April 19, 2014; See schedule above.

Where: NE 33rd Ave., Portland, OR.

Registration: Online, Half Marathon – $74/ 5k – $38 (until March 2nd); After March 2nd, tech shirt is not guaranteed. Day of Race Registration: Half Marathon – $80/ 5k – $40 (tech shirt not guaranteed and DOR only offered if race is not filled).

For more updates, ‘LIKE’ the Hop Hop Half & 5k Facebook Page.

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About Bonnie Ingersoll (47 Articles)
Bonnie is a portland native that rediscovered her love of running in 2008. Since then she has conquered three half marathons and the 2013 Portland Marathon. She focuses on juggling work, family, and training the next Olympic running star, her almost two-year-old son.

6 Comments on Race Preview: Hop Hop Half & 5k

  1. Thanks for the reminder! I signed up for this race so long ago I’d forgotten about it!

  2. I ran this race last year and am excited to be running it again this year!!! See you both there 🙂

  3. My wife and I have been debating doing this race (the 5K version) vs the Race for the Roses the previous week …. hmmm…. should we do both? We are really starting to enjoy this running thing … or at least the running events! 🙂

  4. You could definitely do both! I had the same dilemma, but went with hop hop as I hadn’t done it before and I like that it’s a “smaller, capped” race. But race for the roses is a totally awesome and well-run race for sure.

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