Overall Rating
Overall Rating (7 Reviews)
4.4
(7 Ratings)(7 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3.9
SCENERY
3.7
PRODUCTION
4.4
SWAG
3.7
Founded in 1979, the adidas Shamrock Run Portland is the largest running and walking event in Oregon and is the third largest running event in the western United States. The Shamrock Run offers competitive races at 5 kilometers (3.1 miles), 8 kilometers (4.97 miles), 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) and a … MORE
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    domino76 REPEAT RUNNER '19

    The weather was perfect, it seemed way less corroweded even with the same amount of runners as years past. The t-shirt & medal we’re the best ever for this race, … MORE

    The weather was perfect, it seemed way less corroweded even with the same amount of runners as years past. The t-shirt & medal we’re the best ever for this race, had the race distance on the medal & nice fitting shirt with not much advertising. This 15k is very challenging going up hill the first 5 miles.

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    5
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    chapinwc FIRST-TIMER '18

    Large field. Relatively hilly course with almost 700 ft of vertical mostly in the first 8km through the Terwilliger curves with a sneaky last climb a couple of miles from … MORE

    Large field. Relatively hilly course with almost 700 ft of vertical mostly in the first 8km through the Terwilliger curves with a sneaky last climb a couple of miles from the end. Can make up time on the downhills on the backside if you haven’t gone out too fast. Bottle opener metal is a plus. Free 12 ounce Hefeweizen from Widmer Bros at end of race was just the right thirst quencher even at 10 in the morning.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    4

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    domino76 REPEAT RUNNER '14

    This was my 3rd Shamrock Run, 2nd in the 15K. Weather was perfect, it seemed to be way more organized and less crowded this time around. I think they spread … MORE

    This was my 3rd Shamrock Run, 2nd in the 15K. Weather was perfect, it seemed to be way more organized and less crowded this time around. I think they spread the race times out better for all the different races like 5k, 8k, 15k, half & some of the shorter walks. In the past you couldn’t even move in places before the race. I enjoyed this one the best of all the ones I have run. That hill on mile 3 is a killer, my legs still hurt!

    DIFFICULTY
    4
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    5
    SCENERY
    4
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    3

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    susie FIRST-TIMER '17

    This was so much fun! People of all sizes & ages were a part of this race. I loved that they had the 5K race start earlier than the longer … MORE

    This was so much fun! People of all sizes & ages were a part of this race. I loved that they had the 5K race start earlier than the longer distances. By the time we finished we had first pick at the food and water. LOVED it!! The sponsors were great too. Very good energy!

    DIFFICULTY
    5
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    5

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    domino76 REPEAT RUNNER '17

    First time doing the 15K Shamrock race. To start off with don't plan on getting any kind of personal best. It's very crowded, 6,000 people did the 15k. With no … MORE

    First time doing the 15K Shamrock race. To start off with don’t plan on getting any kind of personal best. It’s very crowded, 6,000 people did the 15k. With no room to pass anyone the first mile. With that said this year they really put on a good show. They have great music & dancing at the starting line to keep your mind off how cold you are. They do a great job keeping everything together with the 4 different distances with a total of 25,000 people that attend. This year they even had to change the course last minute because the City doesn’t have a enough police offers. The new course was beautiful up in the forest above the city with live bands on the way. There was a lot of up hill in the middle but that equaled some nice downhill on the way down. Lots of free stuff & entertainment after the race. The weather was amazing this year with sun but not to hot. For this years portland Shamrock I have to give for shoes overall.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
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    3
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    nathanialjg REPEAT RUNNER '17

    New course and I was dreading it. On one hand, going mostly downhill significantly decreased my race time, so that was great. But races in Portland keep getting more and … MORE

    New course and I was dreading it. On one hand, going mostly downhill significantly decreased my race time, so that was great. But races in Portland keep getting more and more boring. This race is sponsored by Adidas, so that saves some of the quality in other areas. 15k was mostly the same course as the half marathon, which got confusing with the mileage signs. Beer after is always great. This year they got covers, in case of torrential rain that’s happened in past years.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    3
    SCENERY
    3
    SWAG
    3

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    nathanialjg FIRST-TIMER '15

    It was pouring rain in 2015 for the first half of the race And this was a wonderful thing. This was a great race to start the season off, and … MORE

    It was pouring rain in 2015 for the first half of the race
    And this was a wonderful thing. This was a great race to start the season off, and the beginning of me being pretty serious about running. I learned a lot about my style, running gear I did and did not need, and made a PR.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
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    SCENERY
    4
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    3

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