AM I REGISTERED?
You can search for your name by clicking here (if your name is there you are registered). If you would like to change distances or if there is any info that needs correcting (mis-spelled names, wrong age, etc) please read the next FAQ.
HOW DO I CHANGE MY PERSONAL INFO OR RACE DISTANCE?
You can update your personal info (Gender, Date of Birth, Email Address, Day Phone, Mailing Address, Emergency Contact Name/Phone, How Did You Hear About This Event, User search on ACTIVE.com, and Custom Questions.) by going to your Active.com account and clicking on “my events”. Once there, locate the appropriate event, click the Edit Registration Information link, update the info and click continue. The fee to change your distance is $10. The deadline to change your information is Wednesday May 3rd at 11:00am. After that date, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to make any changes.
CAN I GET A REFUND?
Sorry there are no refunds for any of our events. See below on how to transfer your registration.
CAN I TRANSFER MY REGISTRATION TO SOMEONE ELSE?
Yes you can. You can read how to transfer your registration by following this link. Once you do that, follow the instructions. Transfers cost $20 each. The deadline to transfer registration is Wednesday May 3rd at 11:00am.
AM I GUARANTEED A T-SHIRT?
You You are only guaranteed a t-shirt if you register before the t-shirt cutoff date. For this event the date is Friday April 21st at 11:59pm. Anyone registering after that date will need to wait until after they complete their race to check for any available t-shirts. Sizes are limited and definitely not guaranteed at that point. Avoid the hassle and register before the deadline!
IS THERE A TIME LIMIT TO COMPLETE THE EVENT?
Yes there is. The city of Portland requires events that take place in downtown to maintain a 15 min per mile pace. We ask that everyone run / walk 15 minutes per mile or faster. If you happen to fall behind the pace tail car, you must walk or run on the sidewalks. Also, as a participant, it is your responsibility to begin the event on time. If you are late for the event and the tail pace car has already left the start area, you MUST run or walk on the sidewalk until you get ahead of the tail vehicle. The roads behind the vehicle are open to traffic and it is imperative to your safety that you do this.
CAN I RUN WITH MY DOG?
If you have a service dog, you are welcome to run with your dog. Otherwise we do not allow dogs, cats, monkeys, zebras etc into the event.
CAN I RUN WITH A JOGGING STROLLER?
Yes. It would be helpful if strollers could start at the back of the pack.
CAN I LISTEN TO MUSIC WHILE I RUN?
Yes you can. However, please keep the volume at a reasonable level for everyone’s safety. There is always a chance that emergency vehicles or the occasional random vehicle might be present on the course and you will need to hear them coming.
CAN I COMPLAIN ABOUT LONG LINES FOR BEER AND FOOD ETC?
No, as a matter of fact you can’t. We try very hard to keep lines moving as fast as possible. Remember, when 3000 people all decide to wait til the last minute to pee or check their clothing, there will be a line. In fact any time 3000 people do anything, there is probably going to be a line. When 3000 people finish an event at the same time, there is going to be a line for beer and food. Keep it in perspective. You are getting some great beer and food and hopefully having an overall good time. There are gonna be lines.
IS THERE PARKING?
There is VERY limited parking near the start and finish. However, there is a MAX stop on the east side of the Tilikum and several bus lines also run across the Tilikum and stop just feet from the start and finish. As always, we encourage you to bike, take public transit or carpool to our events. There is parking on the west side that you can utilize and then walk, bike or take the MAX across to the start. There is a Smart Park located at SW 1st and Jefferson that is .75 miles from the start / finish and the Schnitzer Lot at OHSU can also be utilized.
IS THERE A GEAR CHECK?
For your convenience we have a complimentary clothing check, we have reusable bags for your use but we encourage you to bring your own. IMPORTANT! Please do not leave valuables at the gear check. Although our gear checks are very safe and secure, we will not be responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged items.
WHERE DO THE RACES START AND FINISH?
The half marathon 10k and 5k races start and finish at OMSI on Water Ave. near SE 2nd Ave. OMSI is located at 1945 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214
WHEN IS THE AWARD CEREMONY / WHAT ARE THE AWARDS?
The award ceremony will take place at 10am for the 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon. We will announce the winners and have trophies for the top three male / female overall in each distance. We have ribbons for top three male / female in each age category for each race distance that can be collected in the timing tent after you finish your race.
WHERE IS THE KIDS RACE?
The kids race starts and finishes at the finish line for the adult races. It is a 1/2 mile (total) out and back course. The Kids race will be let by Olive Root beer and Dingo the clown. They have been leading our kids races and keeping the kids happy in our kids zone for many years!
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MY REGISTRATION?
We have lots of goodies for you! Besides all the swag form our great sponsors which you can collect at the event, we have two beers from Lagunitas (root beer for under 21), tasty food, commemorative t-shirt, medals (for half marathoners and 10K), live music at the party and on the course and much much more!
HOW DO I GET THERE?
The race starts and finishes at OMSI in the SE Industrial Area of Portland. You can Google directions, OMSI is located at 1945 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214
HOW / WHERE DO I GET MY ID CHECKED AND DO I REALLY NEED IT?
Yes, you definitely need your ID. You must have a stamp or a wristband to get your beer. It is best if you get your ID checked EARLY and get it done with. Then you can avoid one more line when you finish. We have an ID check set up starting in the morning. You can get your ID checked there or at the beer area.