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Race Preview: Run Like Hell 5K, 10K, Half and Kids Run

Robin at her first race, Run Like Hell 5K in 2011.  "Umbrella Corp. zombie"

I ran my first race, a 5K at Terrapin Event's Run Like Hell in 2011. I then trained for the half marathon and completed that last year. Despite being held up by the amtrak train last year, this event is the one that I blame for making "this whole running thing" kinda fun and I put the "Run Like Hell" race on my calendar to stay motivated to train.  Ha!  Train.

Both  the 2011 and 2013 events had a very festive atmosphere after the race and I can't wait to see what this year will be like!  This year, Terrapin Events has made several changes which include a "Musical Mile" and a complete course change.  No more trains!!

The Musical Mile will feature 12 different local bands playing in a 12 block span and all three distances will pass them twice, to make for 24 “magical, musical and entertaining” blocks.  You can check out where the musicians are located, and the complete course change on their course map HERE.   There are no more train tracks, but there may be an occasional stop with TriMet MAX line or with traffic.  These should be minor (and not at all uncommon for races with a course downtown in our fair city).   Despite the course changes, there is still the Terwilleger Blvd. hill for the half marathoners.  The 5K and the 10K should be relatively flat.

Robin, with her cheering section, post half marathon in 2013. Theme was fantasy and they were going for characters from Jim Henson’s movie “Labyrinth”.

This year’s theme is “Under The Sea” and I am plotting and crafting for my costume this year.  I don’t want to give anything away, but I hope that if you recognize me out on the course that you say “hi” as you pass me by.  I’ll be treading along on the half again this year.

Here are the important details:

Run Like Hell 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and Kids Half Miler

When:  Sunday, October 26th, 2014

  • 7:00am Event is open
  •  7:45am Half Marathon walk/run
  • 8:20am 10K walk/run
  • 8:30am Kid’s Half Miler
  • 9:00am 5K walk/run

  Where:  Pioneer Courthouse Square

Beneficiary:  Molly’s Fund Fighting Lupus

Registration:  Click here for more information.

  • $84 for the Half Marathon until Oct. 14th
  • $44 for the 10K until Oct. 14th
  • $34 for the 5K until Oct. 14th
  • $5 for the Kid’s Half Miler until Oct. 14th

Registration Includes:

  • A brand new course, with no Amtrak trains!  See map HERE
  • Commemorative technical shirt
  • Two cold Lagunitas beers (21+)
  • Tasty, warm food from Spin Catering
  • Finisher’s Medals (Half Marathon)
  • Live music from local artists on the course and at the after party
  • “Under The Sea” Themed Costume Contest
  • Certified course
  • Aid Stations every 2 miles
  • Great support on the course and at the finish
  • Beautiful scenery through Downtown Portland and urban parks

Run Like Hell commemorative gear, such as hoodies, pint glasses and the finisher’s medal medallion/bottle openers are also available for purchase HERE.

Packet Pickup:

In Store at NE Foot Traffic

  •  Friday Oct. 24th from 11am to 7pm
  •  Saturday, Oct. 25th from 10am to 3pm 

(As well as day of race packet pickup starting at 7am. )

About Robin York (146 Articles)
Robin grew up as a couch potato and did everything she could to get out of exercise, until one day a good friend would not stop talking about this fun 5k race she was doing. Finally Robin got off the couch and trained for this "fun" race using C25K (couch to 5k program). After crossing that first finish line, she kept going and became a "runner". After losing 80 lbs, gaining health, a love of being active and setting a healthy example for her husband and kids, she thinks she'll stick with this whole "running thing".

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