Overall Rating
Overall Rating (8 Reviews)
3.6
(8 Ratings)(8 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
1.5
SCENERY
3.5
PRODUCTION
4
SWAG
4.3
REAL RACE, SMALLER FOOTPRINT, VIRTUAL OPTIONS TOO. Fourth of July is NOT a bust! The Foot Traffic Flat is planned to be hosted as a live event on July 4th because we know that OUTSIDE is the BEST side and that all of you are very eager to get a … MORE
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    Race was very expensive for a short distance, pretty unorganized and the course wasn't even measured. The finish line was around a tight corner behind some trees about half a … MORE

    Race was very expensive for a short distance, pretty unorganized and the course wasn’t even measured. The finish line was around a tight corner behind some trees about half a mile further than it should have been which made it hard to plan a good finish. We sat on the shuttle bus for almost an hour because the driver wouldn’t leave Portland til every seat was full, so we couldn’t warm up for the race. We asked around about an awards ceremony for about 30 minutes before someone handed us a piece of wood with a sticker glued on sideways without asking who we were, lol. Unsure why they didn’t just plan and measure a 10k but this was a random 7 miles in the end. Friends who were there to easy run and get some great selfies on the island liked it but I’d never choose it again for something I’ve trained hard for. You can go to Sauvie any day and run, no need to pay almost $90 for something that turned out to be not much of a race.

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    3
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    2

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    runningservant FIRST-TIMER '21

    Foot Traffic is the right name for this run. Besides the obvious reason of running, its name is fitting for to the course and the traffic (pedestrians and cars). While … MORE

    Foot Traffic is the right name for this run. Besides the obvious reason of running, its name is fitting for to the course and the traffic (pedestrians and cars). While doing an awesome job of keeping runners safe while running against traffic, the traffic leaving the island, mainly busses which transported runners, pulls up the rear of the run until leaving the island between mile 1 and 2; while runners continue straight.

    The next traffic jam is shortly after passing under the American Flag hanging from the bridge. The Foot Traffic takes priority once again as traffic comes to a complete halt, and occupants cheer the runners on; while runners thank the officers for their service. Continuing on until you reach the road which takes you out and back, runners come upon volunteers and medics directing them to what is undoubtedly the most spectacular part of the course. Simply stunning scenery and huge bird nest may cause you to forget you’re actually running a marathon. Just hope you’re as fortunate as I was to see the man picking cherries from his cherry tree. He asked if I wanted some, and of course I wanted some then even more. I grew up in the age where fruit trees were everywhere. You need to know that these were the best cherries ever — Ocean Springs got nothing on them.

    Sad to say, there exist many other farms of which I wasn’t as fortunate to partake of. And neither will you. That is unless you plan to visit them yourself after the run. But you might just be a little too tired to walk and pick your own food. Don’t worry, they have some farms that’ll pick for you realizing you might be tired from all the running.

    Speaking of tired, I must warn you about the retired tire place. I don’t care for the smell of whatever was going on with the mountain of tires. And because it’s an out and back, you’ll pass this area twice. Just keep rolling right along, and you’ll pass it quicker then you think.

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    bioprofsd REPEAT RUNNER '21

    There is just one hilly section on a short out and back, otherwise this race is flat, flat, flat. The number of runners seemed to be down this year, which … MORE

    There is just one hilly section on a short out and back, otherwise this race is flat, flat, flat. The number of runners seemed to be down this year, which was surprising to me given that there still aren’t very many marathons offered after the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020. None-the-less, there were plenty of well-supplied aid stations that were adequately staffed, but few spectators. The heat wasn’t too bad this year, and strawberry ice cream sandwiches were substituted for the traditional serving of strawberry shortcake. Otherwise, it was pretty much back to normal. Finishers were given a nice medal and short-sleeved shirts were given out at the packet pickup.

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    usamhall FIRST-TIMER '21

    Hey, it looks like things are pretty much back to normal in Portland. We ran this race sponsored by Foot Traffic. They had put in limited numbers for this year … MORE

    Hey, it looks like things are pretty much back to normal in Portland. We ran this race sponsored by Foot Traffic. They had put in limited numbers for this year 2021. We were 112 in the Marathon. The first par of the race is from the Pumpkin Patch to the levee. So it was completely flat then up a tiny bit to the levee. I really enjoyed the run down the levee and back. This was the scenic part of the race. However, most of the race is not shaded so the early start and your speed controls how much you bake in the July sun. After those two parts we ran the half course back to the start. As people woke up so did the traffic on the road. Most of the time we had traffic only one direction but when drivers entered the course between roadblocks we were scrambling out of their way. So it is done and number 35 state is in the books. Happy running to all.

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    Manivannan REPEAT RUNNER '19

    1.Scenic and mostly flat course. a short out and back but otherwise its a loop course. 2.Strawberry shortcake at finish. 3. little to no traffic 4. if you are into … MORE

    1.Scenic and mostly flat course. a short out and back but otherwise its a loop course.
    2.Strawberry shortcake at finish.
    3. little to no traffic
    4. if you are into running races that are peaceful, aren’t too crowded and runs by farmland and scenic areas, this is one such race.

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    4
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    4
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    lynnrd FIRST-TIMER '16

    Small, low-key race on paved roads around Sauvie Island. Lots of food at the start and finish. I was lucky it was overcast and cool; on a hot, sunny day … MORE

    Small, low-key race on paved roads around Sauvie Island. Lots of food at the start and finish. I was lucky it was overcast and cool; on a hot, sunny day there is literally no shade. If driving, give yourself plenty of time to get on the island before the race starts.

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    2
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    4
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    4
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    4

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    maniac844 FIRST-TIMER '16

    This is a very fast course, but not really as flat as advertised. Lots of osprey. There is a long out and back, then a loop around much of the … MORE

    This is a very fast course, but not really as flat as advertised. Lots of osprey. There is a long out and back, then a loop around much of the island. Nice farmland. Great swag and food at the finish.

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    4
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    4
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    4

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    bioprofsd FIRST-TIMER '16

    This is a great race if you want a PR without "cheating" by doing a downhill point to point course. It is about 98% flat and the only hills are … MORE

    This is a great race if you want a PR without “cheating” by doing a downhill point to point course. It is about 98% flat and the only hills are short and not very steep. It is mainly though agricultural land, so might be refreshing for city slickers, but could be boring if you’re from a rural area. It’s still a great course if you want a fast time. The only possible downside is the time of year. It can get hot, even in NW Oregon in July. I lucked out this year with near perfect weather though. It was nice and cool with no real rain. The medals are large and well designed, and they didn’t run out of strawberry shortcake this year.

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    5

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