Hop Hop Half - Half Marathon and 5k

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3.67 (3 reviews)
NE 33rd Ave and Marine Drive, Portland, OR
3000 Northeast Marine Drive Portland Oregon 97211 US

This fun, Easter-themed event features a unique, flat & gorgeous half marathon & 5K course that takes participants all along Marine Dr. with views of the beautiful Columbia River for the entire race!

Race date
April 15, 2017 8:00 am
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Good overall race
3.5

Did this race last year, fun environment and has a great running group! Will do again next time!

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Hop Hop FUN!
4.0
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We ran and had so much fun! A lot of fun family activites for the kids to stay entertained while you run. Beautiful run along the water front & planes flying overhead. Then the volunteers were super nice & even refilled our drinks at the end I would run again anytime- thanks foot traffic!

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13.1
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FIrst year running
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Hop Hop Half...great tune up for Boston
3.5

I ran the hop hop half this Saturday as a workout for the upcoming Boston Marathon. I knew I wanted to run slightly faster than marathon pace, but not necessarily race. Once on the path along Marine Drive there was a definite headwind to deal with. I instantly decided that the tail wind on the way back would be a nice advantage for running a negative split..so I stuck with my plan of running marathon pace for the first 8-9 miles and then cutting it down to half marathon pace for the finish. The course is flat, with some rollers on the path. While it was nice to run somewhere new and different, the path is very long and straight…which means you can see where you are headed for most of the race…a good and a bad :) I thought this race was well organized, as most Foot Traffic races are. While I did not partake in the after race treats, the finish area seemed well stocked with goodies, food, etc. My only gripe for this race would be the turnaround around miles 7-8. Here, you actually had to do 3 turnarounds, once after going down and back up a hill, and then a sharp turn to add on a bit on a poorly maintained path-like area. I never like turnarounds in races, but I know they are typically part of faster courses…however having three in less than a mile was a little frustrating. Luckily, once you got through that, you had a tailwind and a mostly straight shot back home so all in all the course was good. All in all, I would recommend this race.

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half marathon, 1:32
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first time
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