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Grateful Dad

June 15th, 2024 Portland, OR 97035 US

Athlete Guide

PACKET PICK-UP:

Packet pick-up will be held on Friday 5/14 from 2pm - 6pm at Foot Traffic Sellwood Store (1260 SE Lambert St Suite 101, Portland, OR 97202). If you are not able to pick-up your packet, someone else can pick it up for you.  There will be a limited last minute bib pick-up on race morning starting at 8am near the start line. This race morning bib pick-up is ONLY for extenuating circumstances.  

RACE START LOCATION:

Sellwood Riverfront Park (1221 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland, OR)

Race Schedule:

8:00am – Doors Open
8:45am – Kids Race
9:00am – Half marathon
9:30am – 10K
9:45am – 5K
11:00am - Award Ceremony
1:00pm - Course closed

 

PARKING:

There is some parking available at Sellwood Riverfront Park. $5 paid parking is also available at Oaks Amusement Park only a short walk away from the start line. Additionally, some parking can also be found in the surrounding neighborhoods.

AID STATIONS / NUTRITION

Aid stations will be roughly every 3 miles on the 10k and half marathon course. The 5k will not have an aid station. Each aid station will have water, GU Roctane, and GU gels. All stations will have disposable cups for runners. In an effort to reduce waste, we encourage runners to bring their own refillable bottles or cups. Thank you for your support in this. 

RUNNER SAFETY

This event takes place on trails and city sidewalks. There are a few road crossing with volunteers but please be alert. In accordance with current Portland city regulations, special events have a very limited ability to hire Police officers for traffic control due to the understaffing of the Police department. Please follow all traffic laws at all street crossings. Your safety in crossing streets is your responsibility!

GEAR CHECK

We will have an athlete only gear check corral in which athletes will drop their bag at a pre-labeled area based on their bib number.  Volunteers will staff the entry and exit of the gear check area to make sure bags match the bib number of each runner entering and exiting. Bib numbers will be required to enter and exit the gear check corral. For safety purposes volunteers may ask to look inside of gear bags.

TOILETS

Toilets and hand washing area will be available at the start / finish location. Each aid station will also have a portable toilet located at it.

AWARDS

Awards will be distributed for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place overall for male and female for each distance. Age group awards will also be provided for 1st place in age group. Age groups will be 1-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34.... 70+.

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