DateThursday, December 31 2015
About the Event
The FIRST RUN of 2016
Start your new year off right with a
5K Run/Walk or 10K Run at Midnight on New Year’s Eve
along the waterfront in Downtown Portland!
CONFIRMATIONS POSTED ONLINE
It’s a Tradition! Make it yours!
The First Run & Walk will start at the stroke of Midnight. What better way to bring in the New Year than to celebrate with hundreds of your family, friends, and neighbors?
The courses take participants along the waterfront and across 2 bridges, with spectacular nighttime views of the lights of our beautiful city. Enjoy the fitness benefits of a run or walk, and a celebration at One World Trade Center with:
* Food & beverages, including Deschutes Brewery beer
* Music & dancing with a DJ
* A winter photo op with “snow” and wintery decorations all around
* Holiday fun before and after at World Trade Center
* Costumes are encouraged – there will be contests and prizes
For those who want to start off the New Year in an extra kickin’-it kind of way, we offer the 10K Run to the traditional 5K Run/Walk. The 10K course is a double-loop of the beautiful riverside 5K course. The course follows the waterfront on both the West and East Esplanades, and runs over the Steel and Hawthorne Bridges, offering participants spectacular views of the lights of our beautiful city reflected on the water!
10K Run & 5K Run/Walk
$40 for either distance prior to event
$50 day of race
WHEN & WHERE
Wednesday, December 31st at the World Trade Center, 121 SW Salmon St. The celebration begins at 10:00 pm, with the races starting at the stroke of midnight! Stay warm with music, dancing and exploring the expo while getting ready for the midnight start.
Mail-in Registrations for this unique event must be post-marked by December 17. Make check payable to First Run, and mail to:
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T-shirts guaranteed only to those who register by December 26.
Two Pre-Event Packet Pickup & Registration times will take place at local Foot Traffic stores:
Saturday, December 27th, 10 am – 2 pm – Packet Pickup and Registration will be held at the Fremont Foot Traffic store, 4020 NE Fremont St., Portland 97212.
Wednesday, December 31st, 11 am – 3 pm – Packet Pickup and Registration will be held at the Downtown Foot Traffic store, 333 SW Taylor Ave, Portland 97204
On-Site Day of Race Packet Pickup & Registration will take place from 10 p.m. to 11:45 p.m Wednesday night at the Start/Finish area at World Trade Center, 121 SW Salmon St.
New course for 2014 and on – No trains!
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|PARKING & MAX LIGHT RAIL|
Free on Street Parking is available. The Max Line is located two blocks from the World Trade Center, making it a good option for participants. Please check the MAX Lightrail schedule for final arrival & depature times going to your destination. The website is www.trimet.org/max. Check back for Trimet’s New Year’s Eve hours and specials closer to the event. (Trimet has not confirmed the night’s schedule at this time.) As soon as it’s know, we will post the MAX line info for New Year’s Eve here.
If you would like to volunteer, please email Connie Hines at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront is the Host Hotel for the 2015 First Run. There is a limited block of rooms available for $149 (normal price: $169) for First Run athletes. This price is valid until Wednesday, December 10, 2014 or until all rooms are reserved. Race participants may make reservations online through: Room Reservations or by calling (877) 901-6632. Be sure to refer to the “AA Sports New Year’s First Run RoomBlock” December 31, 2014 when making your reservation.