Cinco de Mayo Themed Race
Taking place along the beautiful Columbia River, the Cinco de Mayo Half Marathon, 10k and 5k marks a spring tradition that draws a crowd for the scenic run views and for the Cinco de Mayo themed party that follows. All courses are super flat and fast with mountain and river views along the way. This is a USATF certified course with aid stations every two miles.
Make sure to stay for the after party – with a variety of local vendors with Mexican food, Mexican style beers from Heineken, live mariachi music, and pinatas for the kids!
- Commemorative 2020 finisher medal (for all distances)
- Commemorative 2020 t-shirt (can be purchased for $10)
- Free beer or cider
- Live mariachi music
- Post race fruit and food
- Local vendors
- Free stretching & massage stations from chiropractors
- Award ceremony (goodie bags for top 3 in each distance)
- Games, prizes, and much more!
Friday May 1st
Packet Pick up
Location: Road Runner Sports
29 NW 23rd Place – Portland
Saturday May 2nd
7:30AM – Packet pick up
8:10AM – Kid’s Race
8:30AM – Half Marathon
8:30AM – 10K Race
9:30AM – 5k Race
DATE / TIME: TBA
LOCATION: Road Runner Sports
29 NW 23rd Place – Portland
We encourage all participants to attend our packet pick up. It is an opportunity to pick up your race shirt & bib, merchandise purchased, get your race questions answered, fix any issues, and shop for any last minute items for your race. Road Runner offers special discounts just for participants and also does a drawing to win a free pair of shoes!
*YOU CAN PICK UP PACKETS FOR FRIENDS AND FAMILY AT OUR PACKET PICK UPS. NO ADDITIONAL ID REQUIRED*
T-shirt cut-off date is FRIDAY APRIL 17TH at 11:59pm.
Opening Weekend Sale: $79 Nov 29th – Dec 2nd
(Includes beer & burrito)
Tier Two: $79 Jan 1st – Jan 31st
Tier Three: $89 Feb 1 – Mar 20th
Tier Four: $94 Mar 21st – Apr 30th
Race weekend: $99
Opening Weekend Sale: $54 Nov 29th – Dec 2nd
(Includes beer & burrito)
Tier Two: $54Jan 1st – Jan 31st
Tier Three: $59 Feb 1 – Mar 20th
Tier Four: $64 Mar 21st – Apr 30th
Race weekend: $74
Opening Weekend Sale: $39 Nov 29th – Dec 2nd
(Includes beer & burrito)
Tier Two: $39 Jan 1st – Jan 31st
Tier Three: $44 Feb 1 – Mar 20th
Tier Four: $54 Mar 21st – Apr 30th
Race weekend: $64
KIDS RACE: $8 until April 30th | $12 on race weekend
Check back here after the event for post race photos and race results!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
AM I REGISTERED?
You can see if you are registered by going to the imATHLETE participant list. Simply enter your name to see if you are registered.
CAN I GET A REFUND?
Sorry there are no refunds for any of our events.
CAN I TRANSFER MY REGISTRATION TO SOMEONE ELSE?
Sorry there are no transfers for this event.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MY REGISTRATION?
All participants will receive a commemorative 2020 Cinco de Mayo t-shirt and finisher medal. You will also receive 1 free beer or cider. All participants are welcome to join us after the race for the post-race party at Kliever Memorial Armory featuring live music, food, drinks, games, and lots of free samples from local vendors.
The event is open to the public and FREE to enter so you are welcome to bring your friends and family. Additional food & drink tickets will be available for purchase on the day of the event.
AM I GUARANTEED A T-SHIRT?
You are only guaranteed a t-shirt if you register before the t-shirt cutoff date. For this event the date is FRIDAY, APRIL 17th 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!
WHERE DO I PICKUP MY PACKET?
WHEN AND WHERE IS THE AWARD CEREMONY?
The award ceremony will take place at the post-race party at the main stage where the live music is played. The award ceremony times are TBD.
We will announce the top 3 male & female in each category (half, 10k, 5k) and have goodie bags and plaques for those winners. We will NOT annouce top finishers in age groups. We will have ribbons for top 3 in age groups at the results kiosk by the finish line.
HOW DO I GET THERE?
Kliever Armory is at 10000 NE 33rd Drive in Portland OR 97211. You can Google direction there.
HOW DO I CHANGE MY PERSONAL INFO, RACE DISTANCE OR ADD MERCHANDISE?
You can update your personal info with the exception of your name (Gender, Date of Birth, Email Address, Day Phone, Mailing Address, Emergency Contact Name/Phone, How Did You Hear About This Event, t-shirt size and Custom Questions.) by following these steps
- Click here
- Enter the registration Confirmation Code
- Select ‘EDIT: alter your registration details’
IS THERE A TIME LIMIT TO COMPLETE THE EVENT?
Yes there is. See below.
IMPORTANT! 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. Also, at any point during the event, if you fall behind the tail pace car, you MUST walk or run on the sidewalks. Please note that aid stations will be taken down immediately after the pace car goes past, so there may not be aid on the course if you fall behind.
HALF MARATHON TIME LIMIT: Everyone in the half marathon must maintain an 15 minute per mile or faster pace.
10K / 5K TIME LIMIT: For these events you have a little longer. We ask everyone to keep a 25 minute pace or faster.
IS THERE PARKING?
There is not a lot of free parking around the Kliever Memorial Armory. As always we encourage you to take alternative transportation like bus, Lyft, Uber, or any of the many other great forms of transportation in Portland. If you must drive, please carpool.
WHERE DO THE RACES START AND FINISH?
The pre and post race party take place at Kliever Memorial Armory. The armory is located at 10000 NE 33rd Drive, Portland, OR 97211 The races start and finish on NE 33rd Drive just across from the armory.
WHERE IS THE KIDS RACE?
The kids race starts / finishes at the same start line for the adult races. Parents or guardians are welcome (and encouraged) to run with their kids at no charge. The race is an out and back and is about 1/4 of a mile. Kids will NOT receive a t-shirt but will receive a finisher medal at the end of the race.
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.
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.
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 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?
WILL THERE BE RUNNING GU OR GELS ON THE COURSE?
No, we do not provide any running gu or gel for any of the distances. We only provide gatorade and water at the aid stations. Please bring your own running fuel for the event. You can purchase various types of fuels at packet pickup before the race at Road Runner Sports.
RACE SHIRT & MEDAL
PRICE: $45/EACH (SIZES XS – XXL)