We are proud to announce that for a second straight year we are teaming up with the 2017 NWSL champion Portland Thorns FC for this awesome 5k run around the Portland waterfront! Bring your friends and family out to this super flat and fun 5k run on Saturday, August 17th. Later that evening join your fellow participants as we all head to Providence Park to cheer on the Portland Thorns FC against the Washington Spirit! All participants will receive a complimentary ticket to match!
Friday August 16th
Packet Pick up
11:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday August 17th
8:00AM: PACKET PICK UP
8:30AM: WALK WAVE ONE
8:45AM: WALK WAVE TWO
9:45AM: ELITE WAVE
9:50AM: WAVE ONE
9:55AM: WAVE TWO
10:00AM: WAVE THREE
10:05AM: WAVE FOUR
10:10AM: WAVE FIVE
10:15AM: WAVE SIX
- Ticket to Thorns vs. Washington Spirit
- 2019 commemorative scarf
- Commemorative rose
- Beer or cider
- Brew Dr. Kombucha
- Tasty snacks and food
- Awesome DJ at the finish area
- Great race support
- Chip timing
- Awesome awards, prizes, giveaways
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION
INDIVIDUAL 5K RACE
5K FAMILY PACKAGE
For a group of 4. All registrations must be completed under the same account.
Be one of the first 300 people to register and get a scarf from our inaugural race in 2018. You will also get entered to become one of 75 people to meet and greet with Thorns players after the match on August 17th!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
AM I REGISTERED?
Click here to view the imATHLETE participation list and see if you are registered. 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 get a ticket into a Portland Thorns FC match vs. the Washington Spirit. Those over 21 will get a complimentary beer or cider from Widmer Brothers Brewing or 2 Towns Cider (soda for those under 21). Those who register before the deadline will receive a commemorative Roses on the River scarf. Each finisher will get a finisher rose. There will be a DJ, snacks and much more! The first 300 registered get a 2018 scarf and entered to become one of 75 people to meet some Thorns players after the match on the 17th.
AM I GUARANTEED A SCARF?
Scarfs are guaranteed to the first 1,000 participants.
HOW DO I RECEIVE MY THORNS TICKET?
You will receive your ticket(s) to the match when you pick up your race packet.
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 male / female overall. We have ribbons for top three male / female in each age category.
HOW DO I GET THERE?
You can Google directions to the park from wherever you are coming from. Waterfront Park is located on Front Ave. in Portland.
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. All participants must run or walk a 25 min per mile pace or faster to compete in this event.
IS THERE PARKING?
There is plenty of parking in downtown Portland. There is on-street parking as well as many Smart Parks located near the start / finish. However, we encourage everyone to carpool or take public transportation. There are MAX stops within blocks of the start / finish. We also encourage you to ride your bikes to our events!
WHERE DO THE RACES START AND FINISH?
The races start and finish at Waterfront Park in Portland. We will be in the southernmost part of the park, south of the Hawthorne Bridge. Click here for a view of the race start / finish area and pre / post race party area.
HOW DO I KNOW WHAT WAVE AM I IN?
During the registration process, you will be asked your “per mile” pace for a 5k race. We will determine your wave based on what time you put there. It is important that you put an accurate pace there to prevent bottlenecking on the course and ensure all participants have an enjoyable time. Your wave time will be printed on the back of your bib, so make sure you come to the Friday packet pickup so you know which wave you are assigned to. Wave times are also posted on these web pages.
WHERE DO I PICKUP MY PACKET?
WHERE IS THE KIDS RACE?
There is no kid’s race for this event.
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 complementary 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?