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Race Preview: Sunset on the Springwater HM/10K/5K 7/23/16 (Portland, Ore.)

Join me at Terrapin Event’s second year of the Sunset on the Springwater half marathon, 10K and 5K run/walk. I was envious of my fellow runners who participated last year, during the first year – I am happy that, this year, I can get in on the action of this event!

Taking place Saturday, July 23, 2016 in the evening, Sunset on the Springwater will treat participants to what proves to be a wonderful way to spend a summer evening. The half marathon and 10K events will kick-off at 5:15 p.m., and the 5K, family friendly, untimed run/walk will leave the starting line at 5:30 p.m. A half mile, out-and-back style kids race will take place at 4:45 p.m. All events start/finish at Sellwood Riverfront Park, near Oak’s Park. 

Half marathon participants will travel on an out-and-back style course, following mostly along the Springwater Corridor paths. Participants will travel through Tideman Johnson City Park, past Johnson Creek, all the way out to Woodstock Blvd., where the turnaround takes place at the half-way point. This is sure to be a tour of Portland that not many have seen, and a completely new course for most runners!

The 10K and 5K are also out-and-back style courses. The 10K will follow the half marathon course, with the turn-around taking place after passing through Tideman Johnson City Park. The 5K, which is un-timed and family/walker friendly, will turn-around just after passing Southeast McLaughlin Boulevard on the Springwater Corridor Trail.

Aid stations will be spaced approximately every 2 miles, and include water, electrolytes, food and portable toilets. The awards ceremony for the half marathon and 10K will kick-off about 7 p.m. Trophies for the top three male and female finishers overall for the half and 10K will be given, as well as the top three male and female masters overall finishers. Ribbons will be provided to the top three male and female finishers in each age category.

Definitely stick around after the event for the after-party, which proves to be a real treat. Post-event fun includes a family BBQ and picnic for participants, live music, games in the park, and drinks (including a beer garden, mimosas and wine – bring your ID).

Finisher medals will be given to the half marathon and 10K participants. A commemorative event t-shirt is included with your event registration if you register no later than Tuesday, July 5th at 11:59 p.m. Jogging strollers are allowed, but please leave dogs at home if you are running/walking in the event.

Sunset on the Springwater sounds like an incredible way to spend a summer evening. I am very excited to be out there running with you all! Make sure to secure you spot by July 5 to get your event t-shirt!

Date: Saturday, July 23, 2016
Time: 4:45 p.m. for kids race, 5:15 p.m. for half marathon and 10K, 5:30 p.m. for 5K
Distances: Kids race, half marathon, 10K, 5K (untimed)
Cost: $69 for the half marathon, $44 for the 10K, $29 for the 5K. Race weekend registration is available only if space remains. This is a tiered pricing structure, and the cost will go up when the participant level is reached, so register early for best price.
Register: Click here to register 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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