As the sun begins to set over the beautiful Portland skyline, get ready to run in a fast and flat half marathon, 10k or 5k through Sellwood and along the Springwater Corridor. The race starts and finishes at beautiful Sellwood Riverfront Park. Before the run, throw around the frisbee, jump in the river for a swim, or just relax in the sun.
After you run, stick around for the River Lantern Lighting and drinks as the live music in the park takes you into the night. Sunset on the Springwater is an intimate, “fun in the sun” event for the whole family.
Friday September 20th
11:00 AM – 7:00 PM – Packet Pick up
Road Runner Sports
29 NW 23rd Place, Portland, OR
Saturday September 21
2:30 PM – Packet pickup
3:20 PM – Kid’s Race
3:45 PM – 10K & HALF
4:00 PM – 5K
6:00 PM – River Lantern Lighting Check-in
7:00 – 9:00 PM – River Lantern Lighting
9:00 PM – Doors close
- A rare Saturday evening run
- Beer and cider
- Grilled Cheese Bites
- Live music after the event
- Race support (aid stations every 2 miles)
- Fast and scenic courses
- River Lantern Lighting
- Fun games
Registrations received after FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 6TH at 11:59pm will not be guaranteed a t-shirt. See our FAQ’s for details.
Tier one $74 until Fri. May 3rd at 11:59pm
Tier two: $79 until Fri June 21st at 11:59pm
Tier three: $84 until Fri. Aug. 23rd at 11:59pm
Tier four: $89 until Thurs. Sept. 19th at 11:59pm
Race Weekend: $99
Tier one $49 until Fri. May 3rd at 11:59pm
Tier two: $54 until Fri June 21st at 11:59pm
Tier three: $59 until Fri. Aug. 23rd at 11:59pm
Tier four: $64 until Thurs. Sept. 19th at 11:59pm
Race Weekend: $74
Tier one $36 until Fri. May 3rd at 11:59pm
Tier two: $41 until Fri June 21st at 11:59pm
Tier three: $46 until Fri. Aug. 23rd at 11:59pm
Tier four: $51 until Thurs. Sept. 19th at 11:59pm
Race Weekend: $59
YOUTH HALF MARATHON
Tier one: $41 until Fri June 21st at 11:59pm
Tier two: $49 until Fri. Aug. 23rd at 11:59pm
Tier three: $54 until Thurs. Sept. 19th at 11:59pm
Race Weekend: $64
Tier one: $30 until Fri. Aug. 23rd at 11:59pm
Tier two: $35 until Thurs. Sept. 19th at 11:59pm
Race Weekend: $45
Tier one: $22 until Fri. Aug. 23rd at 11:59pm
Tier two: $27 until Thurs. Sept. 19th 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 September 13th
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, September 13th.
Check back here after the event for post race photos and results.
Race Participants get 40% Off!
Join family, friends, and neighbors to celebrate life together. The River Lantern Lighting takes place right after Sunset on the Springwater race and brings together individuals from all ages, backgrounds, and walks of life to join in one memorable night. When registering for Sunset on the Springwater you will see an add-on option to participate in the River Lantern Lighting event.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
AM I REGISTERED?
Click here to view the imATHLETE participation 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! There are games, beer, cider, tasty food, commemorative medals, commemorative shirts, chip timing, live music after the event 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, Sept. 6th 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!
WHEN IS THE AWARD CEREMONY / WHAT ARE THE AWARDS?
The award ceremony will take place at approximately 5:30pm for the half and 10k events. 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.
DO I GET A MEDAL?
Yes, all distances will receive a 2019 finisher medal when they cross the finish line at the event. See the medal design below the FAQ’s section.
HOW DO I GET THERE?
You can Google directions to the park from wherever you are coming from. Sellwood Riverfront Park is located on SE Oaks Park Way 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 PARKING?
This is mainly on-street parking and there is not a lot of it around the park. 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. Biking there is a piece of cake. You can take the Springwater Corridor trail, the very same one you will be running on!
WHERE DO THE RACES START AND FINISH?
The half marathon, 10K and 5K races start and finish on Spokane St near Sellwood Riverfront Park. Please don’t confuse this with Sellwood Park, which is just up the hill.
WHERE IS THE KIDS RACE?
The kids race is at 3:20pm and starts at the registration / packet pick up. It is a loop around the park on the paved path. Parents are welcome to run with their kids at no charge.
WHERE DO I PICKUP MY PACKET?
Packet pickup is Friday, September 20th from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM at Road Runner Sports located at 29 NW 23rd Place, Portland, OR.
Race day packet pickup will begin at 2:30pm on race day September 21st at the race site.
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?
Sorry, not for this one. It is simply too crowded along the path.
IS THERE A TIME LIMIT TO COMPLETE THE EVENT?
Yes, there is. For the half marathon, we ask that everyone run/walk 15 minutes per mile or faster. That amounts to completing the event in roughly four hours. If you are close to that four-hour mark, please bring a flashlight or headlamp. For the 10k we ask that everyone run or walk at a 22-minute pace or faster. For the 5k we ask for a 20-min per mile pace.
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