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Race Preview: 2020 Hop Hop Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K (Portland)

**GIVEN THE UNCERTAINTY OF THINGS DUE TO COVID-19, PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE PREVIEWING THIS RACE AS IF IT IS STILL OCCURRING . WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO FOLLOW THESE RACES ON SOCIAL MEDIA OR THEIR WEBSITES TO DETERMINE IF CHANGES ARE BEING MADE**

Embarrassing confession time for this Run Oregon Blogger: The first time I ran the Hop Hop Half Marathon, I told everyone for weeks in advance that I was running the Hip Hop Half Marathon. As in the style of music. It wasn’t until race morning that I figured it out.

Another thing I figured out that morning was that this race has a lot of fun elements to it. The course is super flat and uses the Marine Drive bike path, meaning no trains and few car crossings to worry about. And the after party involves a fantastic brunch, including mimosas (you can ask for a virgin one to get some lovely orange juice in a fancy glass). And because this is a Foot Traffic event, the medals are gigantic. Half marathon, 10K, and 5K finishers will receive their shiny medal before they enjoy the feast (seriously, it is a brunch feast).

After your run, stick round for the costume and dance contests, get a picture with the Easter Bunny, and join in the Easter Egg painting.

Hop Hop Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K (Portland)
When: Saturday, April 11. 5K at 7:20am. 10K and Half Marathon at 8:15am.
Where: Kliever Armory (10000 NE 33rd Drive)
Register: Online
Packet Pick-Up: Sunday April 5th from 1-4pm at Foot Traffic West (13306 NW Cornell Road), Wednesday April 8th from 3-7pm at Foot Traffic Vancouver (305 SE Chkalov Drive), Thursday April 9th from 11am-6pm at Foot Traffic Downtown (333 SW Taylor Avenue), Friday April 10th from 10am-4pm at Foot Traffic NE (4020 NE Fremont Street), or Race Day.
Cost: Half Marathon for $79. 10K for $59. 5K for $45. Prices increase March 24.

 

About Meg DuMez (171 Articles)
Educator. Learner. Runner. Writer. TBD.

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