DateWednesday, December 31 2014
About the Event
The FIRST RUN of 2015 -
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!
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 with food & beverages, music & dancing, and holiday fun before and after at One World Center! Costumes are encouraged! There will be a contest for best “get-up”.
For those who want to start off the New Year at Midnight in a kickin’-it kind of way, a 10K Run was added last year to the traditional 5K Run/Walk. The 10K course is a double-loop of the new, beautiful 5K course, which 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 in the water!
DISTANCES: 10K Run & 5K Run/Walk
WHEN & WHERE
Tuesday, 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 checking out the expo while getting ready for the 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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Pre-Event Packet Pickup & Registration will be available at Foot Traffic in Downtown Portland, 333 SW Taylor St., on Tuesday, Dec. 31st from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Event Packet Pickup & Registration will take place from 10 p.m. to 11:45 p.m Tuesday night at the Start/Finish area at World Trade Center, 121 SW Salmon St.
T-shirts guaranteed only to those who register by December 28.
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
- All rides free after 8 pm on December 31.
- Blue Line and Red Line: every 15 minutes until 1am
- Blue Line will continue to run every 30 minutes tip 3 am (last train leaves downtown at 3 am)
- Red Line service ends at 1 am, with shuttle buses between Gateway Transit Center and the airport continuing until 3 am
If you would like to volunteer, please email Connie Hines at email@example.com.
The Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront is the official Host Hotel for the 2015 First Run. Attendees may make reservations here: Room Reservations or by calling (877) 901-6632.
The Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront invites you to ring in the new year with them! As part of the AA Sports New Years Run, you can receive a low rate of $135 if you book your New Year’s stay by December 15th. Update: All rooms at the discounted price have been reserved. Contact the Marriott at link or number above for additional availability if desired.