I love the initial downhill from Widmer Brothers, and the rest of the flat and fast course along Naito Parkway. And when I say FLAT AND FAST, I’m serious–it’s a great course for getting a PR. I especially love all of the spectators as you come in toward the finish line! The after party is fantastic, especially for people who haven’t been to a race before. There’s a great friendly and fun atmosphere, with everyone just sitting in the parking lot of the Old Spaghetti Factory, listening to music, chatting and laughing (there are some tables and chairs, but people are mostly just sitting on the asphalt). The food is good–every participant gets a roll, salad, and spaghetti from OSF, and two cups of beer from Widmer Brothers! In previous years, there has been fruit, chocolate milk, Jamba Juice and mini Jimmy Johns subs (depending on the year). The tech shirts have been pretty good most years as well.
Part of the proceeds from Pints to Pasta will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club of Portland and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s TEAM IN TRAINING.
What: Pints to Pasta 10k
When: Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 8:00 am
Where: Old Spaghetti Factory; 0715 SW Bancroft St., Portland, OR
Registration: $49.00 online **Don’t forget that it costs $5 for the shuttle.