We have done a few posts about this race already, so I won’t go into the details again. However, I will point out my own personal experience from my Bridge to Brews run. I supremely enjoyed the event that Terrapin put on last month.
I typically don’t run a whole lot of 10k’s in the Portland area (due to the distance mostly), but I was lucky to have gone to this one.
The main complaints that I heard were surrounding 1) the soggy grass for the after party and 2) the long lines for the beer. At the risk of sounding insensitive, I did not find fault in either of these. First of all, I knew that the race was going to be held in a park, as well as knowing that it had been a rainy weekend in Portland. I kicked myself for not packing an extra pair of shoes or boots for pre-and post-race. But I placed that blame on me – not on the race. The beer lines were, fortunately for me, little to no issue. I was pretty amazed how quickly the lines formed (and the length of the lines), but I think I finished fast enough that the craziness didn’t really register. Therefore, I managed to avoid the mad rush. Sure, I can imagine how waiting in line would have a bummer, but luckily I can’t say much about it except throwing a big shout-out to the local breweries!
Bridge to Brews had a combination of my favorite race characteristics: Simple organization, a neat pre-or post-“party (beer welcome) and a unique experience. And I have no reason to believe that the Cinco de Mayo Half will be any less great.
Also remember – this is the last call for the VIP entry experience. VIP entry includes:
- Entry into the event
- Limited edition long-sleeved, half-zip technical shirt!
- Short-sleeved commemorative race shirt
- Private, heated and covered area to hang out in before and after the
- Catered breakfast after event provided by Madison’s Grill
- Private bar with micro brews and mimosas
- Commemorative pint glass for beer (yours to keep)
- Private clothing check
- Special Terrapin Events bag for clothing check (yours to keep)
- Private bathrooms
- Private water and energy drink
- No waiting in lines for anything
After today, the VIP option will no longer be available. The sliding scale option also ends today as well. Whichever way you register, just make sure you do so today to join fiesta in a few weeks.
Cinco de Mayo Half (Portland)
Where: Pioneer Courthouse Square
Register: Online here;
$39 – 5k run/walk
$44 – 10k run/walk
Sliding scale- Half Marathon run/walk (suggested price $50-$99)
$99 – 5k or 10k VIP Experience
$139 – Half Marathon VIP Experience
$5 – Kids’ Half Miler without a shirt