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Pumpkin Patch (south side of the island), Sauvie Island, Portland, Oregon
About This Event
The “Flat,” as we affectionately call it, has become a Fourth of July tradition around Portland. The course, as the name implies, is about the flattest and fastest half and full marathon on the West Coast. But in addition to the fast times expected from completing this event, runners and walkers will be treated to the beautiful sights of Sauvie Island, including thousands of songbirds, majestic bald eagles, and picturesque farmland that most of the island residents subsist off of. Oh yeah, don’t forget the island-fresh strawberry shortcake! Not only is it scrumptious, but the islanders themselves serve it to you. Be sure to thank them and shake these wonderful people’s hands!
Race Day Schedule is as follows:
6:00am: on-site packet pick-up & registration
6:30am: Marathon start (runners only, no walkers)
6:45am: Half Marathon Runners/Walkers start
6:55am: Firecracker 5K Runners/Walkers start
9am - Noon: Awards, Music & Food!
1:00pm: Marathon cut-off time
Both the half marathon and full marathon are chip-timed and are USATF certified courses and the marathon is a Boston Qualifier. Come run your fastest time of the season, the year, or your entire life!
Post-Event Treats & Festivities
Relax after the race with a cool, refreshing drink & some scrumptous island fresh strawberry shortcake. In addition, enjoy some All-American grub with some hot dogs (& veggie dogs) compliments of the Pumpkin Patch.
Finishers medals for both half marathoners and marathoners (different medals for each). Awards to the overall male and female winners and LOT's of door prizes for ALL finishers after the race. Awards will be handed out throughout the morning as people finish, so listen for announcements and your bib number! There will be no official awards ceremony due to the varied finish times.
Pre-Race Packet Pickup
Friday, July 2nd at Foot Traffic Downtown from 10am-4pm and Saturday, July 3rd at the NE Foot Traffic from 10-4pm. *Packets will be available race morning, but you are STRONGLY encouraged to pick it up the day before. There can be long lines and it can take a bit of time parking and getting ready for the race. NOTE: Day of race registration for 5K will increase to $30.
Please call Foot Traffic At 503-525-1243
Directions / Cool to Carpool! Hwy 30 to Sauvie Island Bridge ( 9 miles north of Portland). Proceed to the Pumpkin Patch (south side of the island).
It's cool to carpool!
There is not a lot of parking on the island, so we encourage participants to carpool. Visit this spot in March for a link to an online carpool forum for the race!
Public Transportation Options:
Unfortunately, there are no public transportation options to the race start on July 4th. All buses run on holiday hours on the 4th, so nothing goes out to the island that early. However, please do check back in March for the online carpool forum. Post ride requests or offerings there & get to the island with a new/old friend!
For More Information on Sauvie IslandCheck out their informative website! In addition to the physical benefits, running & walking should always be complimented by a healthy share of academic & informational stimulation. Click here for Info about Sauvie Island
Who are you registering?
Waiver and Release
I know that participating in an organized athletic event is potentially hazardous, and that I should not enter to participate unless I am medically able and properly trained. I HEREBY ASSUME THE RISKS OF PARTICIPATING IN THIS EVENT. I certify that I am physically fit and that I have sufficiently trained. I agree to abide by the competitive rules. I hereby take the following action for myself, my executors, administrators, heirs, next to kin, successors and assigns, or anyone else who might claim or sue on my behalf, and I hereby waive, release and discharge from any and all claims, losses, or liabilities for death, personal injury, partial or permanent disability, property damage, medical or hospital bills, or theft which may arise out of or relate to my participation in this event. I agree not to sue, and to hold harmless any and all persons, sponsors, volunteers, participants or government agencies for any and all claims or liabilities that I have waived, released or discharges herein. I understand that the Entry Fees are Non-Refundable and Non-Transferable.
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