Thank You For Attending the 2019 Grateful Dad Race!
Stay tuned for 2020 information.
Grab good ol dad, pops, poppa, padre, dadio, old man or whatever you like to call him and join us for this fun-filled event that celebrates dad on Father’s Day weekend! The Grateful Dad is a Half Marathon 10K and 5K for the entire family that runs along the beautiful Columbia River with sweet views of the cascade range. Stick around after for a Grateful family breakfast, a groovy beer garden and some sweet tunes to fill the air!
- Flat and fast courses
- USATF certified and chip timed
- Commemorative t-shirt.
- Commemorative medal
- Delicious breakfast
- Awesome beer garden
- Live music after the event
- Aid stations every 2 miles
- Much more
Registrations received after MAY 31 at 11:59pm will not be guaranteed a t-shirt. See our FAQ’s for details.
Tier one $64 until Fri. Jan. 25th at 11:59pm
Tier two: $69 until Fri March 22nd at 11:59pm
Tier three: $79 until Fri. May 3rd at 11:59pm
Tier four: $89 until Thurs. June 13th at 11:59pm
Race Weekend: $99
Tier one $49 until Fri. Jan. 25th at 11:59pm
Tier two: $54 until Fri March 22nd at 11:59pm
Tier three: $59 until Fri. May 3rd at 11:59pm
Tier four: $64 until Thurs. June 13th at 11:59pm
Race Weekend: $74
Tier one: $36 until Fri. Jan. 25th at 11:59pm
Tier two: $41 until Fri March 22nd at 11:59pm
Tier three: $46 until Fri. May 3rd at 11:59pm
Tier four: $51 until Thurs. June 13th at 11:59pm
Race Weekend: $60
YOUTH HALF MARATHON
Tier one: $41 until Fri. Jan. 25 at 11:59pm
Tier two: $46 until Fri. May 3 at 11:59pm
Tier three: $51 until Thurs. June 13 at 11:59pm
Race Weekend: $61
Tier one: $30 until Fri. May 3 at 11:59pm
Tier two: $35 until Thurs. June 13 at 11:59pm
Race Weekend: $45
Tier one: $22 until Fri. May 3rd at 11:59pm
Tier two: $27 until Thurs. June 13th at 11:59pm
Race Weekend: $37
$8 (through Thursday prior to event)
$12 race weekend
* Shirt not included. Parents are welcome to run at no charge.
MAIL-IN YOUR REGISTRATION
Must be received by end of the day Friday June 7th
Fill out the form and mail it to:
P.O. Box 15257
Portland, OR 97293
Visit one of these great local stores (below) to get a race brochure and register:
ROAD RUNNER SPORTS:
Northwest: 29 NW 23rd Place
Tualatin: 7063 SW Nyberg St.
NW: 2258 NW Raleigh St.
Vancouver: 700 SE 160th
*All registrations must be received before store close on Friday, June 7th.
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?
We have lots of goodies for you! Besides all the swag from our great sponsors which you can collect at the event, we have a beer garden with beer and cider, tasty food, commemorative Grateful Dad t-shirt, commemorative Grateful Dad medal, live music and much much more!
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 May 31st 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 PICK UP MY PACKET?
We will have packet pickup on Friday, June 14th from 11:00am-7:00pm at Road Runner Sports in NW Portland. Pick up your race shirt, bib, enjoy some free beer, and get special deals at Road Runner Sports. You CAN pick up packets for others.
HOW DO I GET THERE?
You can Google directions from wherever you are coming from. The Kliever Memorial Armory is located at 10000 NE 33rd Dr, Portland, OR 97211
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
- Go to: https://www.imathlete.com/events/EditReg/EditReg_aspx
- Enter the registration Confirmation Code
- Select ‘EDIT: alter your registration details’
IS THERE A TIME LIMIT TO COMPLETE THE EVENT?
Yes there is. We ask that everyone in the half run / walk 15 minutes per mile or faster. That amounts to completing the half marathon in roughly 3 hours 15 min. You can run / walk the 10K and 5K in a leisurely 22 min per mile pace.
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 and finishes at the finish line for the adult races. It is approximately a 1/2 mile (total) out and back course. Parents are welcome to run with their kids at no charge.
WHEN IS THE AWARD CEREMONY / WHAT ARE THE AWARDS?
The award ceremony will take place at approximately 10:30am. We will announce the winners, and have trophies for the top three overall male / female for each distance. We have ribbons for top three finishers in each age category for each race distance.
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?
RACE SHIRT & MEDAL
Race shirt and medal are included with registration. Registrations received after MAY 31 at 11:59pm will not be guaranteed a t-shirt.