Race Preview: Race for the Roses 5k/10k/Half Marathon

Come experience Race for the Roses on April 13, 2014!

Come experience Race for the Roses on April 13, 2014!

On Sunday, April 13, 2014 at the Oregon Convention Center racers will line up to compete in the Race for the Roses 5k, 10k, and 1/2 Marathon distances that is just as much about sport as it is about cause and passion. Race for the Roses is in benefit of Albertina Kerr, a non-profit organization that has been a staple of Portland since the early 1900s – bringing services to the community to support those with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges. 100% of the proceeds from this race go to support this amazing organization and you can have an amazing time taking in the sights of the Portland landscape in the process – win/win.

The Race for the Roses course takes you across the Broadway and Steel Bridge and takes you through most of Northwest Portland and downtown, running along the waterfront for a great deal of the race. Looks like a pretty flat and fast course that is PR-worthy. With the benefit of running in the heart of Portland comes the drawback of having to cross Max and train lines. From when I ran the 10k last year, this seemed to be a nuisance, but the race organizers were on top of it and besides trying to work with city officials to avoid stops, they provided timing mats by every potential stop. This is a race that takes ease and comfort to the next level in understanding where they are located. Personally, I don’t find stops annoying, but that’s probably because I am lazy and enjoy the “break”.

For your registration and completion of the race, you will get an awesome shirt with the graphic below, a free finishers photo download, a fresh cut rose, and a MIMOSA. You guys, mimosas! They offer medals for additional cost in order to keep race costs down, which I appreciate.

Love this graphic, would love it on a shirt.

Love this graphic, would love it on a shirt.

This year, their expo and packet pickup will be on Saturday, April 12 at the Oregon Convention Center from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Fit Right NW will also be there operating their awesome booth. Love stopping by with them to get Gu and Nuun, my two favorites.

Date: Sunday, April 13, 2014

Start Times: Half Marathon: 7 a.m., 10K start: 7:15 a.m., 5K Start: 7:30 a.m

Location: Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232

Distances: 5k, 10k, 1/2 Marathon

Registration Fees: 5k/$38, 10k/$52, 1/2 Marathon/$76, price increases on 4/11 and then again on race day.

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