About the Event
The Fifth Annual Heart Breaker Half-Marathon, with the Providence Heart to Start 10K & 5K Run/Walks and the Heart Breaker Kids’ 1-mile Dash, takes place Sunday morning, February 15, 2015.
The Heart Breaker was designed to be a heart-healthy, fun event for the whole family. And being the weekend of love, don’t forget to bring along friends and neighbors, too!
RACE START TIMES
Half-Marathon Run/Walk: 8:00 am
10K Run/Walk: 8:15 am
5K Run/Walk: 8:20 am
Kids’ 1-mile Dash: 10:30 am
The Heart Breaker Half-Marathon and Providence Heart to Start 5K & 10K take place on beautiful country roads in Hillsboro, OR, starting and ending at Liberty High School. Athletes will enjoy the indoor expo area, with music, contests, prizes and vendors offering items to sample or purchase.
The Heart Breaker Half-Marathon includes the Heart Breaker Hill 1-Mile Challenge – a 1-mile, timed section in the middle of Heart Breaker Hill. A prize will go to the top challenger.
This is a great opportunity to spend a beautiful Sunday morning doing something healthy with all your special someones. So, whether you’re in love, out of love, looking for love, or just want to come run or walk, plan to join us for this Valentine’s Weekend Celebration.
Providence Heart to Start Program
Join the Heart to Start program and complete the Heart to Start 5K/10K or the Heart Breaker Half-Marathon on Feb.15, Valentine’s Day weekend – in the middle of American Heart Month! Put on your running shoes, invite your friends and family, and be part of Team Providence. When you complete your first 5K (or 10K or even half-marathon) your heart will be happy you joined!
Dr. James Beckerman, cardiologist, Providence Heart and Vascular Institute, leads a training program for anyone looking for guidance and support to get started running and to work toward completing a 5K run or building toward a 10K or half-marathon for those who have already completed a 5K. For anyone in the Portland metro area who is looking for a program to help them on their way, Dr Beckerman’s weekly Heart to Start runs are a winning way to start. The runs take place at 6 p.m., every Wednesday, Nov. 19 through Feb. 11 – just in time for Heart Breaker.
Commemorative long-sleeve cotton shirt is included with event entry fee, if registered by Monday, January 26th.
All participants are timed as individuals and ranked within their age group.
|Kids’ 1-mile Dash||$12.00|
|Limited Edition Finisher Medal* (separate purchase, while supply lasts)||$6.00|
|Add $10.00 to entry fee for late registration at Packet Pickup and day of race.||$10.00|
*Because not everyone wants a medal, and to reduce waste, we have ordered a set quantity of medals which are available for purchase. Medals are available while quantities last. We anticipate medals will still be available for purchase at the event, but it’s not guaranteed. Event shirts/sizes not guaranteed after February 6, quantities and sizes will be available only while supply lasts.
Liberty High School, 21945 NW Wagon Way, Hillsboro, OR 97124
Entertainment & Post Race Activities
The finish line festivities will be held in the comfort of the Commons at Liberty High School (read: warm and indoors!).
There will be music, dancing, contest & prizes, awards and more!
Sports & Fitness Expo will include booths Providence Health & Services, Liberty Fit, health industry partners, food and beverage vendors, gear and clothing vendors and items to sample.
A coffee truck (Nectar Cafe’) will be on site with special hot drinks for purchase.
Mail-In: Registrations must be postmarked by Friday, Feb 6th. Make checks payable to Heart Breaker, and mail to:
AA Sports, Ltd/HB
4836 SW Western Ave
Beaverton, OR 97005
PACKET PICKUP / REGISTRATION – If you register on-line after 5:00 pm on Friday 2/13, you will need to pick up your race packet at Liberty High School on race morning.
Pre-Race Day Packet Pickup & Registration will be available at the NE Foot Traffic , 4020 NE Fremont St., Portland on Saturday, February 14th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m at the RaceCenter Event Expo – where you get discounts into the region’s top events! This is an event not to miss!
Day of Race Registration/Packet Pickup will take place at Liberty High School starting at 6:30 am Sunday, February 15th. Add $10 to your registration fee if you register the Day of Race. Registration/Packet Pickup will close 15 minutes before the start of each race.
If you need to change the race you registered for (i.e.: switching from the half marathon to the 10K), please email AA Sports prior to the race day, or let AA Sports staff know when picking up your packet. It is very important that you are wearing the correct race bib/Timing Chip for the race in which you are participating.
COURSE MAP (ALL RACES): Heart Breaker Map
HALF-MARATHON: The course is comprised of three loops (one of which is run twice) over quiet and scenic country roads. Begin opposite the tennis courts adjacent to the running track circling the football stadium. Enter Croeni Rd and run north across Jacobson and through a beautiful business park before crossing West Union Rd into the countryside dominated by farmers’ fields and wineries. There is little elevation gain for the first 1+ miles, then a few moderate climbs (maximum elevation gain of 50 ft) before coming to Heart Break Hill.
From MP 2.98 to MP 3.98 there is an elevation difference of +150 ft or +193 ft when considering the few downhills mixed included. Within this section, dubbed “Heart Break Hill”, each participant will be timed and have their time & pace reported like it was a separate race. The fastest 5 males & 5 females will receive a special prize.
Once you reach the summit, the course is mostly flat with one major downhill as you conclude the Heart Break Loop which will be run only once. The remainder of the course has a lot of flat terrain with only a few moderate rolling hills where the maximum elevation gain is less than 50 ft. This loop you will run twice. Conclude the run by returning on Century Blvd to Croeni, through the business park and around the running track to the finish line inside the stadium.
10K: The course is a single loop of the Half-Marathon course, which does not include the Heart Break Loop, run over quiet and scenic country roads. Begin on Croeni Rd and run north across Jacobson and through a beautiful business park before crossing West Union Rd into the countryside dominated by farmers’ fields. The course is basically flat for the first 1+ miles before entering the farm country where there is a lot of flat terrain with only a few moderate rolling hills (maximum elevation gain is less than 50 ft). Conclude the run by returning on Century Blvd to Croeni through the business park and around the running track to the finish line inside the stadium.
5K: The course is flat & fast being run through a beautiful business park where the maximum elevation gain is 20 ft. The course begins and ends by running around the track circling the football stadium.
WATER / ELECTROLYTE STATIONS
Half-Marathon: MP 1.8; 4.1; 6.5; 8.6; & 12.1
10K: MP 1.7; 4 & 5.2
5K: MP 2.1
MEDICAL & FIRST AID
MetroWest Ambulance Service will be on-site for any medal needs.
CHAMPIONCHIP (MYLAPS) TIMING
Timing for this race will be done using the MYLAPS “Chip on the Bib”. Please note the following to ensure you are using this Timing Chip properly:
– You must wear your bib. It can be worn on the front or back of your shirt, on your running shorts or using a bib belt. NOTE! It is preferable that you wear the bib so that the number is visible from the front in order to be identified by the photographer.
– DO NOT crumple or fold the bib as this will break the transponder antenna!
– DO NOT place the bib between your body and your child’s (i.e. this is what happens when you carry your child when finishing the race). This action will prevent the transponder from sending its signal.
– DO NOT remove your shirt and carry it folded up in your hand. This action may prevent the transponder from sending its signal if the bib itself is folded or inside your moist shirt.
-The Timing Chip is disposable so no need to return it after the race. If you wish to RECYCLE the TIMING CHIP please leave it affixed to the bib and turn in the entire bib at the finish line.
Results will be posted at the post-race party and on the AA Sports, Ltd. website: www.aasportsltd.com following the race.
AWARD DIVISIONS – INDIVIDUALS
Awards will be given to the Overall Male and Female, and Master Male and Female. Commemorative awards will be given to the top three in each age division (12 & under, 13-15, 16-19, and 5 year age groups to 80 & over). Heart Breaker Hill 1-Mile Challenge awards will be presented to top overall Male & Female and Master Male & Female.
CONFIRMATIONS & RESULTS
Pre-Registered Participant Confirmations will be posted on www.aasportsltd.com – click on CONFIRMATIONS. Prior to Packet Pickup, please check the confirmation list to make sure the data entered for you is correct, and note your assigned Race Bib # for reporting as you pick up your packet. Results will be posted at the finish line and on www.aasportsltd.com.
If you would like to volunteer, please email Connie Hines firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our valuable Sponsors: Providence Health and Services, Foot Traffic, Franz, RaceCenter NW Magazine.
Liberty High School (Start / Finish Venue) is located just off the Sunset Hwy (US 26). Take exit 62B (Cornelius Pass – north) for 0.4 miles to Wagon Way (the first traffic light). Turn left onto Wagon Way and Liberty High School is located 1/4 mile down the road on the right. There is plenty of parking in the east and west lots.
Liberty High School is conveniently located approximately 12 miles west of the Sunset Hwy tunnels where US 26 meets I-405. With nearly all the driving being on a highway, this equates to approximately 15 minutes of additional driving time from the typical downtown Portland race. You need only navigate a total of two traffic lights and you will not have to search for a place to park or have to park far away from the start line.
AA Sports, Ltd. is proud to support High School Sports programs. Our contributions have exceeded $375,000. Some of the sports programs we support rely completely on our donation for their yearly funding. Thank you to the athletes that participant in our events for allowing us the opportunity to extend this support.