Race Preview: 2015 Red White and Blues 5k/10k (Portland)

Red White and Blues

For many of us, Fourth of July weekend is full of festivities and gatherings. You can add to your list the Red White and Blues 5k/10k at the Portland Waterfront that is run in conjunction with the Waterfront Blues Fest. Music along the route and a finish line party at the Blues Fest will be a great start to your Sunday. Register soon to before the the price increase on June 21st. 

Red White and Blues route (click to enlarge)

The course starts and finishes on Naito Pkwy and Salmon street, right by the Salmon Street fountain (which you can use as a cool-off afterwards!). 5k and 10k runners start at the same time heading north on Naito for a mile to the turnaround point, then back south again to cross the Morrison Bridge. At the 2 mile mark you’ll take the ramp off Morrison and head north on Water St to the turnaround, then south again on Water St to Madion, which will take you to the pedestrian/bike on-ramp to cross the Hawthorne Bridge. After crossing, the off-ramp takes you right to the finish line. 5k runners will cross the line and finis, while 10k runners do the same loop one more time.

The post-race party takes place within the perimeter of the Blues Fest, and each race entry allows in the runners and one additional adult (kids can enter for free). Admission to Blues Fest Sunday is also included.

Red White and Blues 5k/10k details:
When: Sunday, July 5, 2015; 7am start
Where: Tom McCall Waterfront Part (Naito&Salmon)
What: 5k, 10k, Kids race
Registration: Online here
Registration Cost: 5k – $30; 10k – $40 (after June 21 add $5; day of race add another $5); Free kids run for runners under 10.
Registration includes: Chip timed race, tech event shirt, post-race party with music and refreshments, awards for top three overall and age groups.


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