Registration for Portland’s Holiday Half Opens on July 15

Portland, OR-based specialty running store Foot Traffic announced today that it will be open registration on July 15 for the Holiday Half Marathon & 5K. The event made a hugely successful debut in 2010, selling out in just four weeks. This year’s second annual event will take place December 11, 2011 and will be limited to 3,000 half marathoners and 1,000 5K participants. The out-and-back course on the east side of of the Willamette River in Portland starts and finishes at the adidas North America Headquarters and winds along Willamette Blvd.

The event features carolers along the course, holiday, bell-shaped finishers medals, and food from Madisons Grill and Bob’s Red Mill and beer from Lompoq Brewing.

The 5K course will head out on the same course as the half marathon before finishing on Greeley in front of the adidas campus. The half marathon is a primarily flat course with a short uphill start and downhill finish. The half turns around at Pier Park in St. Johns and passes under the historic St. Johns Bridge. You also catch glimpses of the scenic University of Portland campus. Both races will feature views of Downtown Portland along Willamette Blvd.

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