Race Preview: Holiday Half and 5k (Portland)

2014 Participant Tee

The 5th annual Holiday Half and 5k will take place on Sunday, December 13th. This event sells out every year, so if you still want to get in, be quick! Online registration is projected to close on Monday, November 24th.

I have run the half marathon before, and it was one of my favorite winter races. The course is mostly flat and beautiful, so even after my training had tapered down a lot during November and December, I was able to pull of an acceptable time. The costumed runners are fun to watch, and music and carolers keep you entertained along the way.

Course Map (click to enlarge)

This year I’m looking forward to the shorter 5k distance, which won’t earn me the beautiful finisher’s medal, but is closer match to my current level of preparedness. The post party will offer soup, coffee, beer and music, and the participant shirt is just beautiful!

For another prespective on this race, read Marilyn’s preview as well.
Holiday Half and 5K :

When: Sunday, December 14, 2014
Start time: 8am Half, 8:15am 5k
Registration Cost: $79 Half ($90 DOR), $39 5k ($5 DOR)
Register: ONLINE
Packet Pickup: Thurs. Dec. 11th, Downtown Foot Traffic 12-6pm
Fri. Dec. 12th, Northeast Foot Traffic 12-7pm
Sat. Dec. 13th, Sellwood Foot Traffic 10am-4pm


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