Are you ready for an achievable relay on a conveniently closed, short, fast course, while still encompassing the energy and enthusiasm of the Mother of All Relays?! Teams of four will participate in the two mile closed course relay in beautiful Tualatin Community Park. Get ready to party all day while competing in this team event! Don’t have a full team or want to join a team? We’ll provide team matching!
In addition to the relay, the Crawfish Crawl half marathon is back for the 2016!
I agree with the other reviewer, it was really crowded into a small space, and started WAY to early for a very hot day. There was another run in the same park so they had to wait for that run to get done/started/whatever. I switched from the 1/2 to the 10k so I wouldn’t die of the heat. Course had some wicked hills, so anything other than the 5k can’t be described as flat. Nice medals and atmosphere, but the 5kers ate all the pancakes!
I have ran this race a few times and have always really enjoyed it. For one, it is very close to where i live which is convenient and secondly, the fun festival and friendly environment makes it a very low stress race yet still competitive to get a fast workout/race in. This past year however had some changes that i didn’t love which is why i gave the lower rating. It started in a different location, right on the running path making for a very narrow start and lots of bottleneck areas. I was in the 5K so didn’t run into too many people but heard the other distances had a lot of issues with this. It also started very late (10ish am) which is such a late start for such a hot time of year (and it was HOT). Finally, the organization of the prizes was a bit frustrating. Top prizes were advertised as gift cards but ended up being shirts which took months to get in the mail. In fact, i didn’t receive the shirt until after first receiving a medal from a race i never ran?? (Had to call the race organizers about it)
All this said, i would still probably do the race again hoping it was earlier in the day:)