Race Preview: 2018 Grateful Dad Half Marathon/10k/5k


Looking for a fun race for Father’s Day weekend? The 2018 Grateful Dad Half Marathon/10k/5k will be a great excuse to lace up your running shoes and find some fun for the entire family. There will also be a kid’s race available and you can run this with your kiddos at no additional charge.

This race is part of the Oregon Half & Full Marathon Series, and if you’re looking for some great swag, a fun after party, and a cool course, this race has all three! You’ll receive a commemorative t-shirt and medal with your registration (not available for kid’s race) and can celebrate your finish with a family breakfast, a tasty beverage at the beer garden, (don’t forget your ID!) and some live Grateful Dead music.

The course is USATF certified, chip timed, and is a “flat and fast” run along the Columbia River with views of the cascade range. There will be aid stations stocked with water, energy drink and food items, and toilets about every 2 miles, so you’ll get plenty of support out there. Dogs aren’t allowed on the course unless you have a service dog, but jogging strollers are welcome. Music is also allowed for your race, but please be safe and pay attention to your surroundings. Check out the overall course map so you know what you’re in for.

There will be a gear check and reusable bags will be available, though you are encouraged to bring your own. Also please don’t leave valuables at gear check so you don’t risk getting having them lost, stolen, or damaged.

There will be an award ceremony around 10:30AM and trophies will be awarded to the top three overall men and women for each distance. There will be ribbons for the top three finishers in each age division as well.

You are only guaranteed a t-shirt if you register before June 2nd at 11:59PM, so register now for this fun race!



What: 2018 Grateful Dad Half Marathon/10k/5k

When: Saturday, June 16th, 2018. Kid’s Race begins at 8:10AM, Half Marathon & 10k begin at 8:30AM, and 5k begins at 9:30AM.

Where: Kliever Memorial Armory, (10000 NE 33rd Drive, Portland.) Parking will be available at the Armonry and on surrounding streets.

Register: Here 

Registration Cost: Half Marathon is $74, 10k is $59, 5k is $44. Youth 16 & Under costs are $49 for Half Marathon, $29 for 10k, $25 for 5k, and $8 (no shirt) for Kid’s Race. There’s also a Terrapin Discount Pass option.

Packet Pick-Up: June 15th at Road Runner Sports (29 NW 23rd Place, Portland) from 11:00AM-7:00PM. Day of race at event at 7:30AM.

About Author

I'm the owner of Healthy Girl Fitness and I'm a personal trainer, certified AFAA group exercise instructor, and an RRCA certified running coach in SW Portland. I am also the mother of two young boys and am on the board at my youngest son's school. I led a relatively inactive life throughout my 20's until I discovered the world of fitness and running. I ran my first marathon in 2006 and haven't looked back since.

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