2015 Race Preview: Race for the Roses 5k/10k/Half Marathon Registration Open

Registration is open for the 17th annual Race for the Roses 5k, 10k, and 1/2 Marathon scheduled for Sunday, April 19, 2015. Located by the spacious Oregon Convention Center , participants will line up to compete in on of several distances to benefit of Albertina Kerr.  If you hurry  (and I mean hurry) you can benefit from special race pricing until July 7th, 2014.

This is a great tradition for northwest runners. A beautiful course, with lots of support, that is a different race course than the usually Downtown Portland courses. You like hills, this race has hills! Even with the hills, this race is said to be a PR lovers race. You like to be dry before and after a race? Well this is one of the few races in our area with a warm and dry enclosure that everyone will fit in. The crowd energy is among the best with about 6000 participants, and add to that the hundreds of volunteers out there dedicated to ensuring you have a great race, it’s a must do race!  (I am signed up already myself)


Date: Sunday, April 13, 2014 (last year 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 is $35, 10k is $48, 1/2 Marathon is $68, prices increase on 7/7/2014

What you get: Chip timing, Warm/dry area inside the convention center for before and after the race, tech shirt, real bathrooms, and if you finish –  a free finishers photo download, a fresh-cut rose, and a MIMOSA. (OMG I love mimosas!) No medal though, but they offer medals for nominal fee.

This race benefits Albertina Kerr, a local non-profit that has been serving the community for more than 100 years. 100% of the net proceeds help children, adults and families living with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges. This race, with your help raises about  $250,000 a year of desperately needed funding.

A must-do race for runners and walkers in the Northwest. Does miss out on these special prices! Go register now!



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