Join us for another fantastic season of Spring track in Portland! Foot Traffic partners with Portland Parks and Recreation to offer these low-cost, fun-filled Tuesday meets at Grant High School. These are for both individuals and for teams, so all youth are welcome!
This year’s schedule is as follows:
(All meets at Grant H.S. Track from 5:45-7:45pm)
• March 21st, Middle School Foot Traffic Ice-breaker
• April 11th, All-ages track meet
• April 18th, All-ages track meet
• April 25th, All-ages track meet
• May 9th, 3-5th grade city championship meet
You’ll help care for the most vulnerable:
- 100% of the net proceeds raised benefit Albertina Kerr, a local non-profit that has been serving the community for more than 100 years.
- Your race helps children, adults and families living with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges.
Ragnar Relay So Cal is one of our most popular races in the series for a big reason – the course is spectacular! Starting in Huntington Beach, teams of 12 (or 6) will run relay-style along bike paths, coastal trails and boardwalks with million dollar views of soaring birds and crashing waves. This 200-ish mile party doesn’t stop when the sun goes down at Dana Point. Under a bed of stars, runners continue their journey through the night. On Saturday, runners pass through famous beach towns that would make any surfer jealous; Encinitas, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, La Jolla and Mission Beach. From beach exchange to beach exchange, naturally Reebok Ragnar So Cal ends… on the beach. Teams cross under the big orange Ragnar arch together at Silver Strand State Beach in San Diego.
The Gorge Waterfalls 100k is unique in the number of waterfalls this course includes – Quite possibly more waterfalls than you’ll be able to count! Wahkeena Falls, Fairy Falls, Multnomah Falls, Oneota Falls, Dry Falls, and far more, including Ponytail Falls, which you’ll run right underneath. And, as this is an out-and-back course, you’ll see each waterfall twice, so even if you miss some of them in the dark at the start, you’ll have a chance to appreciate them on your way back! For inspiration, check out Project Talaria’s 2014 Gorge Watefalls video, Ethan Newberry’s 2014 Gorge Waterfalls 100k Video, and Paul Nelson’s Gorge Waterfalls Preview Video.
Join us for the 2nd annual Dogwood Dash race to benefit St. John the Baptist Catholic School in Milwaukie. 100% of your registration fee will benefit SJB. Competitive 5K and 10K races will start things off with a $100 cash prize for the first male and female winners followed by a fun 1K run for the kids. The 5K/10K run/walk is family-friendly and a great way to start your day. There will be an event afterwards with food, drinks and entertainment for the entire family.
By April, you’ll be sick of the clouds and rain, puddles and wet brush. You’ll be sick of mud, of dark and dreary days. You’ll need some sunlight. This race is one way to get that sunlight, to get out of mud and wet brush, to get up relatively high (3500 feet) and see for miles and miles. This race’ll give you hope, hope that summer is coming, is already on its way.
Sure, the trail is steep and hard and relentless, with more elevation gain than any other comparable race in the Pacific Northwest, but it’s worth it, because you can see where you’ve been and where you’re going. With each climb, you’re rewarded with ever expanding views of the Columbia Highlands, the Yakima River Canyon, and the Cascade Mountains – including Mt Rainier, Mt Adams, and the Stuart Range. As you climb in and out of the Umtanum and Roza creek valleys, you’ll see the ecosystem change before your eyes, and the ridge running here is liberating and invigorating.
5k – Saturday April 8, 2017
13.1 – Sunday April 9, 2017
This scenic, 13.1 mile ‘Tour de Corvallis’ is mostly flat with two slow gradual climbs, and two gradual descents. The entire course is on paved roads, sidewalk and bike paths.
The 5k is one of the flattest around. You can expect a PR on this course!
New this year we will be adding a 1k/1mile kids and family run to Saturday’s schedule. More info including the route to comming soon, but expect it to start after the 5k event on Saturday around 11:30am.
Vernonia Marathon & Half Marathon
Location: Banks High School, Banks, OR
Date: Sunday, April 09, 2017
Time: Start times: Marathon 8:00 am; Half Marathon 9:00 am
Imagine running a beautiful, tree-lined course along the 21-mile Banks-Vernonia State Trail. Both events feature a gentle 7-mile, 400-foot downhill into Banks. Pancake breakfast awaits all attendees. This Boston Marathon qualifier is run on a point-to-point course, with 23 miles closed to vehicular traffic.
WILL YOU RUN FOR BEER?
How about cider, wine or spirits? If so, check out the most unique event in the Northwest. The Bridge to Brews 10K and 8K has been around for years, but for the third straight year we offer a beer tasting festival after the event, with each participant receiving a commemorative cup and 10 free tasting tickets! There are tons of great local breweries, distilleries and wineries to choose from. Adding to the uniqueness, this is the only running event that goes over the beautiful Fremont Bridge! There is food and live music at the finish, great support and music on the course and much more!
Follow the flat course through the Woodland Bottoms just when the tulips & lilacs are in full bloom. Take in breath-taking views of the Columbia & Lewis Rivers. Relax at the post party at Horseshoe Lake!
The Gorge Waterfalls 50k is unique in the number of waterfalls this course includes – quite possibly more waterfalls than you’ll be able to count! Wahkeena Falls, Fairy Falls, Multnomah Falls, Oneota Falls, Dry Falls, and far more, including Ponytail Falls, which you’ll run right underneath. For inspiration, check out Project Talaria’s 2014 Gorge Watefalls video and Ethan Newberry’s 2014 Gorge Waterfalls 50k Video.
One of Bend’s oldest organized races and a locals’ favorite!
Kick off the 2017 race season with a true Bend tradition. One of the first half marathons of the year in the Northwest, it has long been central to the local racing scene. Because of its early-season timing, it is also an important race for runners looking to build a base for future half-marathons.
Choose your own migratory distance –Half Marathon, 10K, 5k or Little Fry Children’s Races
Experience the awesomeness of the salmon migration by completing your own Salmon Run! Begin and end your adventure along the Deschutes River and imagine what a river journey could be like for the mighty salmon. The backdrop couldn’t be more beautiful than the Deschutes River corridor in beautiful Bend, Oregon.
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!
The Boston Marathon, held annually on Patriot’s Day in April, is the world’s oldest annual marathon (begun in 1897) and ranks as one of the world’s best-known road racing events. The Boston Marathon attracts an average of about 30,000 registered participants each year and is one of six World Marathon Majors. The event attracts 500,000 spectators each year, making it New England’s most widely viewed sporting event.
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The Oregon 100k Relay event – a great race at a great location – Champoeg State Park in St. Paul – Oregon welcomes you and your personal cheering crowd to the Oregon 100k Relay. Teams of five compete in different divisions. SEE DIVISIONS
This course is where runners head to for a final run in the summer! When you are done running, get your share at the Luau Table. SEE LUAU INFORMATION
The course is flat and fast. SEE THE COURSE
Every child needs a hero, but abused children need superheroes! Run, walk or fly to the 2017 CASA Super Hero Race 10k, 5K and Kids 1 Miler on April 22nd, 2017. Marion County CASA hopes you will put on your best cape or costume and join us for a fun urban run, walk, or stroll through our community.
The Bend Marathon course takes in all that is amazing about the city, and the beauty that surrounds it. Starting in downtown Bend, the course travels through the heart of the city, including iconic Drake Park, before heading along the Deschutes River. At mile 4, the course turns back south and passes through downtown on Wall St. Winding past the Old Mill District and through Riverbend Park, marathon runners will head out the Cascade Lakes National Scenic Byway towards the turn around near Seventh Mountain Resort. The home stretch takes you through the Tetherow neighborhood (which includes fantastic views of the Three Sisters, Broken Top and Mt. Bachelor) to the West Bend Trail and the finish. The finish pavilion will be one gigantic party at Mirror Pond Parking Lot next to iconic Drake Park. The marathon course is approximately 90% pavement and 10% gravel/trail.
DUATHLON – 5K RUN / 15 MILE BIKE / 5K RUN
The Spring Classic Duathlon is a great opportunity for triathletes to shake off the winter-season rust and for the duathletes to get in an early season race. This long-running event is contested almost entirely on Marine Dr, which is closed to vehicle traffic – a rarity in the sport. You will ride and run right along the mighty Columbia River with beautiful views to make the time fly!
Home Depot Half, 10k & 5k – This beautiful, flat and fast course along the Columbia River is a wonderful event to set as a goal to keep your conditioning strong through the winter and spring cold and rainy seasons!
Very scenic single and double track trails around the Willamette Mission State Park. Mostly flat 3.1 and 6.2 mile loop courses with portions along the river. Be prepared for mud on the course! The course will be well marked with arrows and cones. Choose either the 5K or 10K event! Both events begin at 9AM and follow the same course. The 5K splits off from the 10K course and loops back to the finish. Pets are always welcome. Sorry, NO jogging strollers.
Choose to run/walk a 1/4 Marathon or a Half Marathon on your own OR do the Half Marathon with a partner (each person completes 6.55 miles).
Proceeds will benefit the Sisters High School Swim Team
The Portland Trail Series is a super-cool, low-key series of trail races held in Forest Park in Portland. Three five-race Series (Spring, Summer and Fall) are held Wednesday evenings from May-October, and each race covers a different, challenging course, ranging from 4-6 miles.
2017 Spring Series Schedule
The Spring Series races are every other Wednesday evening, at 6:15 pm.
- Race 1 – May 3, 2017
- Race 2 – May 17, 2017
- Race 3 – May 31, 2017
- Race 4 – June 14, 2017
- Race 5 – June 28, 2017
Run TrackTown 5k Details:
- Start Date & Time: Saturday, May 6; 8:00 a.m.
- Start Location: 15th Ave. & Agate
- Finish Location: On the track at Hayward Field
- Course Time Limit: 1 Hour
Kids Duck Dash Details:
Here’s a chance for kids to participate in a marathon – one mile at a time. Kids run or walk 25.5 miles over a period of time, logging their progress. Then on race day kids complete the final distance to make it a full marathon. Kids who track and complete the entire marathon distance receive a Finisher’s Certificate, t-shirt, medal and post race Krusteaz Pancake Breakfast.
- Start Date & Time: Saturday, April 30; 8:00a.m.
- Start Location: 15th Ave. & Onyx (UO Campus)
- Finish Location: On the track at Hayward Field
- Course Map: Click here (PDF)
- Race Day Distance: Approximately 1K (approx .6 mile)
- Age: Must be between 5-12 years old on race day
- Packet Pick-Up: All Kids Duck Dash participants must pick up their race packet (bib number and t-shirt) on Friday at the Health & Fitness Expo or on Saturday morning near the start. Leave yourself plenty of time!
- Parking: There is metered street parking around Hayward Field on Saturdays. Additionally, many UO parking lots are available and free to the public on weekends. Read signs carefully. View Saturday UO Parking Map
- Other Details: Kids Duck Dash participants receive a youth sized, short sleeve cotton t-shirt, finisher’s medal, finish line refreshments and the Krusteaz Pancake Breakfast. Kids who participate in the “marathon” and turn in their Official Kids Duck Dash Tracker (at packet pick-up) also receive a finisher’s certificate! Kids age 5-12 are welcome to participate. Kids 7 and under MUST have a chaperon run with them on the course. (Although, any age child can run with an adult if he/she chooses. There is no charge for adult chaperones. 1 adult per child please.)
This will be a great day of the year to get out and run! Start line and finish line are on the beautiful Liberty High School track. The 10k at 9:00, 5k at 9:15, and the free Kidathons race at 10:30. There is a new and improved course this year that we know you will enjoy. The 2017 event will certainly draw the area’s top runners, and the best looking participants! Moms Run This Town & Uberthons event.
- Start Date & Time: Sunday, May 7, 2017; 7:00 a.m.
- Start Location: Corner of 17th & Agate
- Finish Location: Hayward Field Track
- Course Time Limit: 7 hours for marathon, 3.5 hours for half marathon
- Age: Must be at least 16 years old on race day for marathon, 12 years old for half marathon
- Race Day Details: Click Here
- Packet Pick-up Info: Click Here
- FAQ’s: Click Here
Named a Top 10 Destination Marathon by Forbes.com and one of the world’s most “exotic” marathons by CNN Travel, the BMO Vancouver Marathon is a Boston Qualifier that takes runners on a 42.2 kilometre (26.2 miles) adventure past beaches, through natural parks, and along Vancouver’s bustling Seawall.