Overall Rating
Overall Rating (5 Reviews)
4.2
(5 Ratings)  (5 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
1.8
SCENERY
2.8
PRODUCTION
4.6
SWAG
4.6
Get in the holiday spirit and bookend your race season with Portland’s favorite winter race this December! All races start and finish at the beautiful LEED Platinum-certified Daimler Trucks North America campus on Swan Island and feature carolers and cookies along the course! BONUS: All participants will now be treated … MORE
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    50StateRunner50 FIRST-TIMER '21

    Race day was in the low 40s with a typical damp/light rain. The race start finish line was on the DAIMLER campus which was nice because it offered a lot … MORE

    Race day was in the low 40s with a typical damp/light rain. The race start finish line was on the DAIMLER campus which was nice because it offered a lot of open space and parking.

    The 1st mile of the race was a 300 foot climb leading to a bluff. From the top of the Bluff the course was pretty flat and very gently rolled to the turnaround point.

    The course mainly ran through the University of Portland campus and through residential areas. When the wind kicked up on a few occasions it was considerably colder.

    The last mile was a downhill descent and turn back into the DAIMLER campus to the finish line.

    The volunteers were nice and provided water and electrolytes at all rest stops. Gu was also provided at one of the stations which supported runners on both the out and back legs. They were holiday singers on the course tee which was a nice touch for this time of year.
    Due to shipping issues the race metals did not arrive. However, the organizers provided a ribbon, a holiday ornament and a patch for the half marathon.

    This was a well organized event and I would recommend if someone is looking for a local race in the Portland area .

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    2
    SWAG
    3

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    issymoo73 REPEAT RUNNER '19

    Great holiday vibe, with the live band and plenty of costumes. Slight uphill to keep me from going out too fast (my first 10k), gingerbread cookies at mile 5 (stashed … MORE

    Great holiday vibe, with the live band and plenty of costumes. Slight uphill to keep me from going out too fast (my first 10k), gingerbread cookies at mile 5 (stashed in my hip pack for later!) and the downhill finish made me get that second wind a little easier. Beer from Deschutes is always stellar, donuts and chili. Plus, it wasn’t even cold this year! I love that they give a true technical shirt (long sleeve) and the medal is cute. Fun day for any age and distance run. I’m going to do this every year.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    5

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    MrMike FIRST-TIMER '18

    This race is awesome. Out and back and kind of a loop at the end. So many runners and so much fun. Wave starts. Great Finisher Medal and shirt. Post … MORE

    This race is awesome. Out and back and kind of a loop at the end.
    So many runners and so much fun. Wave starts.

    Great Finisher Medal and shirt.

    Post party was huge and they had all kinds of stuff at this event. I hung out for 1 hour after the race was done.

    DIFFICULTY
    1
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5
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    issymoo73 REPEAT RUNNER '18

    This is a fun way to get into the holiday spirit. Easy course with plenty of folks dressed up in holiday cheer. It's always cold during this time of year, … MORE

    This is a fun way to get into the holiday spirit. Easy course with plenty of folks dressed up in holiday cheer. It’s always cold during this time of year, but that’s what the hot soup is for! I have done this race twice and both times I got a long sleeve technical shirt that I can actually use for running! Lot’s of people stay and hang out afterwords and enjoy the morning. I will probably do this every year if I can.

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    2
    SWAG
    5

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    domino76 REPEAT RUNNER '18

    Fun new location for this race this year. Much more room for parking and before/after race. Fun Flat Course, just a little up hill the 1st 1/2 mile however on … MORE

    Fun new location for this race this year. Much more room for parking and before/after race. Fun Flat Course, just a little up hill the 1st 1/2 mile however on the way back its all down hill the last 1/2 mile. Very organized and everyone seemed to have a good time. People singing on course and you could even grab free candy.

    DIFFICULTY
    1
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    5
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