Run Like Hell Back for Lucky #7 in Portland, Bend Race Added

(9-4-09) From Press Release – Last year, more than 3,000 runners and walkers crossed the finish line in all three races at the fall running of Portland’s Run Like Hell Half Marathon, 10k and 5k. Run Like Hell is a Halloween-themed race that sees participants dressed in full costume for a run through Portland’s urban parks and along its waterfront areas along the Willamette River. Now a running tradition in Portland, the race celebrates its 7th annual running in 2009. This year’s event will be held Sunday, October 25 in Portland, OR. A half marathon, 5k and 10k will again be offered and is a benefit for P:EAR.

From the starting line near downtown’s Pioneer Square, the half marathon course takes runners through the Pearl District and includes scenic views of the changing autumn leaves as well as Tom McCall Waterfront Park, Duniway Park, Terwilliger Park and Mt. Hood in the distance.

Not up for a half marathon? Dress up in costume and come do the fast flat and fun 5k or 10k events.

Party in Pioneer Square after with the great northwest sounds of the Freak Mountain Ramblers, beer from Redhook, and food from Buffalo Wild Wings, all included in your registration!

Run Like Hell Bend Debuts in 2009
Take two great events (Run Like Hell Portland and Bridge to Brews), combine them and move them to a great location (Bend, of course!) and you get one hell of an event!

Run Like Hell is gonna take Bend by storm! So why not be a part of the first ever running? Like the Portland edition, the half marathon event has a beautiful and scenic course that incorporates both long and windy roads as well as the downtown metropolitan feel. There is lots of entertainment on the course and plenty of amenities along the way to keep you going! Don’t feel like a half marathon? Dress in costume and try the flat and fun 5k event!

The after-race party at the Deschutes Brewery has a costume contest for those who dress up, beer (from Deschutes), great food and prizes (included in registration), and much much more!

For more information about these events, visit