When I was looking for a summer 10k to sign up for in the Portland area, I came across this race and was immediately drawn to it for several reasons – it is an evening run which sounded great as I’m not a morning person but I also don’t want to roast in the heat/sun, it runs along a different route than the usual Portland races and it allows my family and friends to be able to come watch since it’s not crazy early in the morning! If you are looking for something a little different to run, here are the details on this great race option!
Sunset on the Springwater is a race organized by Terrapin Events which is a company that organizes a lot of the big races here in town in a variety of Portland locations. I have participated in quite a few of their races so far and they are always organized, friendly and have a great environment. Now in it’s 3rd year of this race and due to the location, this race is limited to 1000 racers and offers a 10k and a half marathon option. Both races start and finish in Sellwood Riverfront Park at 4:45pm and are a flat and fast route through the lovely neighborhoods of Sellwood and down through the Springwater Corridor running/cycling paths. There are aid stations every 2 miles and be sure to smile as you cross the finish because every racer get a video of themselves crossing the finish line!
After you finish the race, enjoy BBQ/beer/wine/mimosas with live music playing, family games in the park or even jump in the river to cool off! This race is chip timed competitive and ribbons are given to top 3 in age division at the live timing results booth and trophies to overall and masters finishers at the awards ceremony. However, every participant gets a very commemorative cool medal. T-shirts are also available for purchase!
Check out this “fun in the sun” evening race in Portland – it’s guaranteed to be a wonderful time!
When: Saturday August 5, 2017
- 4:00 PM – Packet pickup
- 4:45 PM – 10K
- 4:45 PM – HALF
- 10:00 PM – Doors close
Where: Sellwood Riverfront Park at SE Oaks Park Way Portland, OR 97202 (not to be confused with Sellwood Park which is up the street from this park!)
- $59 May 17th through July 11th at 11:59pm
- $64 July 12th through race weekend (NO SHIRTS AVAILABLE)
- Race weekend: $74 (NO SHIRT AVAILABLE)
- $49 May 17th through July 11th at 11:59pm
- $54 July 12th through race weekend (NO SHIRTS AVAILABLE)
- Race weekend: $64 (NO SHIRT AVAILABLE)