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Race Preview: 2016 Grateful Dad Half Marathon/10k/5k

"Put your money where your love is" As a father of two (soon to be 3), getting away for a run is my downtime. Being able to race is a luxury and something that I never take for granted. So if you are a father or you are looking to find a gift for the man in your life (or really if you just want to run a new race), check out Terrapin Events' 2016 Grateful Dad Half / 10k / 5k. There will also be a kid's race - a perfect dad and family experience. "There is a road, no simple highway, between the dawn and the dark of night" The roads in question are a few near PDX Airport. All distances will all start just south of Marine Drive (Sunderland and 33rd) and feature a variety of out and backs. The 5k will essentially stick to 33rd, while the longer distances will tack on extra miles along Marine Drive. I would expect some great weather with the Cascades rising in the blue sky with the glistening Columbia River nearby.

Bitchin’ medal

“When it’s good as it can be It gets better, wait and see”

Following the event, all participants will receive an awesome medal and tee-shirt. There will be a beer garden and breakfast, as well as some live music on-site. Sounds like an amazing way to celebrate Father’s Day if you ask me. Get registered now and there will be “nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile“.

Grateful Dad (Portland)
When: Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 830am
Where: Kliever Memorial Armory
Register: Online here;

  • $69 for Half
  • $59 for 10k
  • $49 for 5k
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About Matt Rasmussen (1031 Articles)
Matt Rasmussen lives in Keizer, Ore. with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys watching the Olympics, sampling craft beers, and all things Canada (he was born there). Matt was raised as a baseball player and officially transitioned over to running in 2010. Matt joined the Run Oregon team in October 2011, and since then he has spearheaded the blog’s efforts to cover product reviews, news about businesses related to running, and running events in the Willamette Valley.

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