Overall Rating
Overall Rating (4 Reviews)
4.8
(4 Ratings)(4 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
2.5
SCENERY
3.8
PRODUCTION
4.8
SWAG
4
2021 IN-PERSON EVENT RESCHEDULED, offering virtual option. *** Rip City Race for the Roses starts in the Rose Quarter. The chip-timed race includes a half-marathon, 10K, 5K and a Kids 1K. It’s a fast, accurate course across the Broadway Bridge through downtown Portland. Sign up to race and enjoy the … MORE
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    MrMike FIRST-TIMER '19

    Great course where you go over a bridge and into the middle of downtown and you have the entire width of the roadway. Many people and hard to pass sometimes … MORE

    Great course where you go over a bridge and into the middle of downtown and you have the entire width of the roadway. Many people and hard to pass sometimes but I had a great time.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    3
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    issymoo73 FIRST-TIMER '19

    I love the Portland Trailblazers, so when I found out about this race I had to go. It's right in the Rose Quarter with full Blazer pride on display. Free … MORE

    I love the Portland Trailblazers, so when I found out about this race I had to go. It’s right in the Rose Quarter with full Blazer pride on display. Free Blazer swag, great t-shirt and everyone gets a fresh cut rose. The course goes over a bridge and into downtown, out and back. I went out a little too fast due to the beginning having a slight decline and the incline coming back made me slow down. I guess I was a too excited. This was one of those races that my family enjoyed staying at and enjoying the atmosphere for some time.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5

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    mgarofalo FIRST-TIMER '17

    This race was a lot of fun with great volunteers. It was well organized, well planned, and pre-race communication was very helpful. Would definitely recommend! MORE

    This race was a lot of fun with great volunteers. It was well organized, well planned, and pre-race communication was very helpful. Would definitely recommend!

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    4

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    bizelle FIRST-TIMER '16

    Pros : -Great atmosphere if you like the boost of racing with a lot of people -Smoothly organized event, which is impressive considering the size of the crowd -Great location … MORE

    Pros :
    -Great atmosphere if you like the boost of racing with a lot of people
    -Smoothly organized event, which is impressive considering the size of the crowd
    -Great location for the starting area : central Portland, in the big convention center with proper bathroom, dry area, plenty of space for stretching
    -Flat course, if not for a slight elevation for a mile in the beginning. Easy to run.
    -Great aid
    -Free picture at the end! Loved the photobooth idea.
    -Great post-run area. Food, drinks, sweet wooden medal
    -Great cause!

    Cons
    -The course could be more scenic, but around Portland I’m afraid you have to chose between flat or scenic, you can’t really have both
    -Traffic is handled nicely but there still are quite a few interruptions : we waited more than 3 minutes to let a cargo train pass after the 1st km. They did take the time off my final result, but it’s still a bit frustrating to have to stop. I did the Portland marathon half later in the year, and for a similar itinerary I never had to stop once (though Race For The Roses was overall much better organized)
    -Quite expensive. Still, worth it!

    Conclusion : An AWESOME first experience, I was still buzzing from the event days after running it! I do recommand warmly

    DIFFICULTY
    2
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    4

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