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Packet Pick up: 

Saturday, April 18th at Albertina Kerr 
424 NE 22nd Ave, Portland, OR 97232 
8am -2pm 

Sunday, April 19th at The Oregon Convention Center (not recommended)
77 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232  


Parking is available at the Oregon Convention Center for $10, or there is parking available at the Metro Garage with entrances on Irving between Grand and NE 7th.  The parking fee at this location will be $6 on Race day. Street parking is also free until 1pm on Sunday. 

Start Times
Half Marathon: 7 a.m.
10K start: 7:20 a.m.
5K Start: 7:35 a.m.

Start Line at North Interstate, outside Exhibit Hall A roll-up doors 

Age Divisions
0-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 and over


Your timing tag will be affixed to the back of your bib when you pick up your race number. All you need to do is wear your bib to be timed during the race. Please make sure to wear the bib on the front of your shirt (this is important for the photographers). Please do not crumple or fold your bib or remove the timing tag from your bib. 

Tech T-Shirts

Tech T-shirts are included in entry fee. Women specific sizes S-XL available, v-neck cut, as well as unisex sizes S-XXL, crew cut available. Guaranteed to those who sign up by March 19th. View size guide.

Finisher's Photo
After crossing the finish line, head inside for a free finisher's photo. Strike a pose with your friends and family and download the photo later to save as proof you finished!

Finisher's Medal
This year’s medal is a uniquely hand-crafted piece made by our very own Kerr program: Port City! Every 2015 Race for the Roses medal is part of providing employment for adults with developmental disabilities who work at our Port City day center in North Portland.  Every finisher of Race for the Roses will receive a medal. 

We welcome racers of all paces. Our course will stay open to accommodate a pace of 12 to 15 minutes per mile. The city of Portland restricts ALL running/walking events to this timetable to be considerate of commuters, residents and retailers as well as event organizers. If you are unable to keep this pace you will be asked to continue the race on the sidewalk for your safety.

Dry Clothing Check
Dry clothing check is available as a free service in the designated area inside the Exhibit Hall. Feel free to drop off your warm, dry clothing starting at 5:30am

Aid Stations
The half marathon and 10k course will host water and electrolyte at aid stations every two miles, 7 stations in all. The 5K aid station will be halfway through the course, at the turnaround point.

Strollers and Dogs
Strollers are allowed only on the 5k course.  For safety reasons, dogs are not allowed on the race course. 

Awards will be given to Overall Male & Female and Overall Masters Male & Female of both the 5K, 10K and Half Marathon. The top three males and females in each age division will also receive awards. Awards must be picked up at the event, they will not be mailed.

5K Awards: 9:00 a.m.   
10K Awards: 9:30 a.m.
Half Marathon Awards: 10:00 a.m.

We welcome family and friends to cheer on runners and walkers. Some great places for viewing are:

  • 21st and Front Street
  • Front Street near the Waterfront
  • SW Broadway, anywhere between Harrison and Stark

Visit Course Details for more info about the race course.

And don't forget to pose for your free Finisher's Photo!

Race Details