Hood To Coast Race Series is thrilled to announce that the 2017 Pints to Pasta 10K & Half Marathon will take place in beautiful Hood River, OR. Half Marathon participants will start at the Hood River County Fairgrounds. The route will guide participants through the peaceful and scenic farmland situated along the city’s namesake river. Half Marathoners cross over Hood River at mile 4.6, continuing onward past the airfield and over towards Markham Rd where they will join the 10K runners and walkers. Both the Half Marathon and 10K routes continue north towards the Columbia River, entering town with approximately 2 miles to go. The final 2 miles have an elevation profile of -349 ft. Runners and walkers head through town, past Full Sail Brewing, and finish on the picturesque banks of the Columbia River at Port Marina Park. Runners and walkers will be greeted with delicious pasta and refreshing beer (for those 21+)! Between the swift, downhill course and breathtaking views of the Columbia River Gorge, this race will fly by!
- Sarah Gamble reviewed 2 years ago
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Yes this last years Pints to Pasta had some huge issues with the shuttle, I was super grateful to have chosen to run the half marathon distance so the shuttle was a non issue for me. I love running downtown & really enjoyed the course! The after party was great with a nice meal, beer & wine. I loved this race and hope people give a little grace for the traffic/construction/shuttle nightmare, I’m sure they will make this race better than ever next year! I can’t wait to do this one again!
I don’t know what happened from last year to this year, but we were very disappointed with this race today.
1.Traffic control was nonexistent for the amount of cars trying to park. Traffic was very backed up.
2.There weren’t enough shuttles to get the 10k runners to the start line. We had a 2 hour wait to just get to the start line.
3.We had to weave around the people leaving the event in order to get to the finish line because of the enormous delay of shuttling people to the start line.
4.We used to get a coupon for a future meal at Spaghetti Factory but this year it was only a coupon for an order of garlic bread.
5.I don’t like the new course because of the length of the hills, but that’s more opinion than fact.
If this is the future of Pints to Pasta, I’m not going to be a part of it and I guarantee I’m not the only one that feels this way!
I just love this race! I have ran the 10K a few times now and have gotten a PR every time. It starts on a downhill and the rest of the course is pretty flat. Just a great time of year for a race when you have been training all summer. It brings out some very fast women which is nice and they have a nice post race party after:)Typically this course is well marked and accurate. It was just this past year that i missed many mile markers? I heard others did too so not sure if the marking was the best but it was still an accurate distance. Parking is also somewhat of a hassle b/c they have shuttles (you pay extra for:() but i have always had someone drop me off at the start and arranged a car for the finish which makes it very easy.
This is a great run — well organized, big crowd but not crowded, DOWNHILL all the way to the finish. Pasta dinner and BEER at the finish line. Fun if you like running in a city, and going over bridges. Parking can be a bit chaotic, and get there early for the shuttle, but it’s what you should expect out of a city run. The only reason I’m giving it four stars instead of five is the shuttle ticketing process is kind of awkward. Have someone local drop you off and pick you up to save the hassle and the fee.