AM I REGISTERED?
If you received a confirmation via email you are 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 Friday June 9th at 11:59pm. After that date, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to make any changes. You can also make changes at the pre-race packet pickup at Road Runner Sports.
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, BEFORE FRIDAY JUNE 9th. You can read how to transfer your registration by following this link. Once you do that, follow the instructions. Transferring your race to another participant does not give the new participant free entry into the race but does allow you to recover some of the registration cost. Transfers cost $20 each. The deadline to transfer registration is Friday June 9th at 11:59pm.
AM I GUARANTEED A T-SHIRT?
Yes, UNLESS YOU REGISTER AFTER FRIDAY JUNE 2nd. If you register past June 2nd your entry fee does not get you a t-shirt for the event, sorry! After you complete your run, you’re welcome to check with the registration tent to see if there are any t-shirts left over and take one at that time if available. Avoid the hassle and register before the deadline! T-Shirts are a soft cotton/poly blend and run on the smaller side.
IS THERE A TIME LIMIT TO COMPLETE THE EVENT?
Yes there is. We ask that everyone run / walk 16 minutes per mile or faster. That amounts to completing the Half Marathon in roughly 3 1/2 hours.
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 is helpful if strollers start at the back of the pack.
CAN I LISTEN TO MUSIC WHILE I RUN?
Yes you can. However, you need to be well aware that emergency vehicles and the occasional rogue driver may be on the course. Please don’t crank your music to 11.
IS THERE PARKING?
The event address is 9750 NE Sunderland Rd, Portland, OR 97211 (across from the Kliever Memorial Armory). There is no parking available at the event due to multiple other events happening in the area, sorry! We have shuttle buses available that will leave from Portland Meadows (1001 N Schmeer Rd, Portland, OR 97217) every 15 minutes. Here is a map showing the parking area for the shuttle bus GRATEFUL DAD SHUTTLE BUS PARKING and a map showing the event area GRATEFUL DAD EVENT AREA
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 races will start start and finish on NE 33rd Drive. The kids race will Start / Finish at the 10K and Half Marathon line. You can see the Start/Finish lines here GRATEFUL DAD COURSE MAP
WHEN IS THE AWARD CEREMONY / WHAT ARE THE AWARDS?
The award ceremony will take place at approximately 10:00am on the stage. We will announce the overall male / female winners, and have plaques for each distance. Ribbons will be distributed informally in the blue timing tent where you check your times after you run for the top three finishers in each age category for each race distance.
WHERE IS THE KIDS RACE?
The kids race Starts / Finishes at the Adult 10K / Half Marathon line. It is a 1/2 mile (total) out and back course and each participant will receive a medal to commemorate the finish! You can see the event map with Start / Finish lines here GRATEFUL DAD COURSE MAP
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 a beer garden with beer and cider, (root beer for under 21), tasty food, commemorative Grateful Dad T-shirt (if you registered before June 2nd), commemorative Grateful Dad Medal, live music and much much more!
HOW DO I GET THERE?
The event address is 9750 NE Sunderland Rd, Portland, OR 97211 (across from the Kliever Memorial Armory). There is no parking available at the event due to multiple other events happening in that area, sorry! We have shuttle buses available that will leave from Portland Meadows (1001 N Schmeer Rd, Portland, OR 97217) every 15 minutes. Here is a map showing the parking area for the shuttle bus GRATEFUL DAD SHUTTLE BUS PARKING and a map showing the event area GRATEFUL DAD EVENT AREA
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
WHAT ARE IMPORTANT DEADLINES FOR THE RACE?
JUNE 2 | T-SHIRT: June 2nd is the last day you can register and receive a t-shirt with your entry fee. See FAQs above
JUNE 9 | TRANSFERS + MAIL-IN / STORE DROP-OFF REGISTRATION: June 9th is the last day you can transfer your race entry to someone else. It is also the last day to drop off a paper registration to our running store partners or for us to receive a registration to our PO Box.
JUNE 14 | ONLINE REGISTRATION: June 14th Online Registration Closes at 12 Noon. To register for the race after that date you can do this in person at a Packet Pickup or at the Event.