DateSaturday, February 9 2013
Entertainment & Post Race Activities
The finish line festivities will be held In the comfort of the Commons (which equates to warm and indoors).
We are excited to have the Ben Rice Band preforming at Heart Breaker Half.
While their sound is unique and appeals to all kinds of music lovers, their stage presence and energy is what will bring you to your feet. Ben himself says the band’s music is the kitchen sink of Blues mixed with his band mate’s influences of Punk, Hip-Hop, and Classic Rock.
The Fitness Expo will include Foot Traffic, Sweet Spot Skirts, Kind Bar, Ptown Socks, Team in Training, Burkhardt’s Florist, American Diabetes, Kool City Carmel Corn; Providence Health, Liberty Fit, WMI (Medical Services), and more……
Post Race food will include Oatmeal with toppings, Strawberry Shortcake, and other surprises.
Chic’s Coffee wagon will be on site with special hot drinks for purchase.
About the Event
|The Heart Breaker Half is part of the NW Baker’s Dozen which is comprised of thirteen Half-Marathon events that are produced by Northwest regional organizations that we refer to as “Home Baked Miles”. These events support the community in numerous ways, including benefiting local children’s programs, high school sports programs, health & fitness for all ages, etc. This series of races have been specially selected to bring our athletes the best of the best in the NW. Check out the website for more details about the series points, and how you can qualify for the Bakers Dozen medal.
The Third Annual Heart Breaker Half Run/Walk, with the accompanying 10K & 5K Run/Walk is an event designed for the whole family, (mom, dad, brother, sister, son, daughter, wife, husband, best friend, coworker, etc.) as well as friends and neighbors. This is a great opportunity to spend a beautiful Saturday morning with someone special. The Half-Marathon also features 2-person team divisions that allow participants to share the experience of time. All participants are timed as individuals and scored within their age groups and can be timed as a 2-person team as well.
So whether you’re in love, out of love, or looking for love, plan to join us for this Valentine Celebration.
This years Half-Marathon will incorporate the Heart Breaker Hill 1-Mile Challenge, which is timed.
NEW LOCATION: Due to increasing downtown logistics issues, including train schedules, AA Sports has chosen to move the Heart Breaker to the suburbs. This year will feature a beautiful country road course in Hillsboro starting at Liberty High School. And NO TRAINS to taint your performance!
Liberty High School
21945 NW Wagon Way
Hillsboro, OR 97124
Half-Marathon Run/Walk: 8:00am
10K Run/Walk: 8:15am
5K Run/Walk: 8:20am
Registration Items (Add $10.00 to entry fee for Late Reg at Packet Pick-up/DOR)
* Entry Includes Long Sleeved Cotton Shirt (white with Red Print)
|Finisher Medal (must be purchased by Jan. 20th)||$10.00|
|Commemorative Tech Shirt (red with white print)||$15.00|
|Commemorative Sweatshirt (red with white print)||$25.00|
Commemorative Long Sleeved Cotton Shirt is included with event entry fee if registered by Monday, January 28th. T-shirts and additional purchased Tech Shirts, Sweatshirts and Finisher Medals will not be guaranteed to those who registered after Sunday, January 20th. Additional merchandise will not be ordered after the race.
Mail-In: Registrations must be postmarked by Friday, Feb 1st. Make checks payable to Heart Breaker, and mail to:
AA Sports, Ltd.
4836 SW Western Ave
Beaverton, OR 97005
- To register online – CLICK HERE
- To Download a printable entry form – CLICK HERE
- * Purchase commemorative Finisher Medal – CLICK HERE
PACKET PICKUP / REGISTRATION – If you register on-line after 5:00pm on Thursday 2/7, you will need to pick up your race packet on race morning.
Pre-Race Day Packet Pickup & Registration will be available at Foot Traffic Downtown, 333 SW Taylor St., Portland on Friday, February 8th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Day of Race Registration/Packet Pickup will take place at Liberty High School starting at 6:30am. 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 when picking up your packet. It is very important that you are wearing the correct race bib/Timing Chip for the race you are participating in.
COURSE MAP (ALL RACES): Heart Breaker Map
1/2 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 50ft) before coming to Heart Break Hill.
From MP 2.98 to MP 3.98 there is an elevation difference of +150ft or +193 ft when considering the few downhills mixed in. Within this section each participant will be timed and have their time & pace reported like it were a separate race. The fastest 5 males & 5 females will receive a special prize.
Once you reach the summit the course is pretty much 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 50ft. 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 1/2 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 50ft). 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 20ft. The course begins and ends by running around the track circling the football stadium.
WATER / ELECTROLYTE STATIONS
1/2 Marathon: MP 1.8; 4.1; 6.5; 8.6; & 12.1
10K: MP 1.7; 4 & 5.2
5K: MP 2.1
HEART TO START 5K TRAINING PROGRAM
Running is a great way to get in shape, but getting started can be difficult for beginners. Providence cardiologist Jamie Beckerman, M.D. is here to help. He’s leading a training program for people who need guidance and support to complete a 5K run. For people in the Portland metro area, weekly team runs will begin Tuesday, December 4. Kick off your training program by meeting Dr. Beckerman at 6 p.m. at the track at Duniway Park. Dr. Beckerman’s goal is to create a Providence team to complete the annual Heartbreaker Run in Hillsboro in February, so invite your friends and family members to join Team Providence as well.
For more information, visit the Providence Hearth Health Challenge web site.
HALF MARATHON TRAINING PROGRAM
Start Your Training!
Join us for a run so you can see for yourself how the Galloway run/walk/run method can get you to the finish line injury free and feeling great! We will be meeting every Saturday leading up to the Heart Breaker 1/2 Marathon. Come and join us to see how Jeff Galloway’s run/walk method can work for you!
What do Program Members Receive?
*A copy of Jeff Galloway’s book Galloway’s Training Programs
*A discounted entry into the Heart Breaker Half Marathon
*A technical singlet
*A training program designed by US Olympian Jeff Galloway
*Group runs every weekend with pace groups for all abilities
*Direct email access to US Olympian Jeff Galloway to ask so you can ask YOUR training questions!
Need More Info?
For information about the Portland Galloway Training Program, contact Holly Frey or Susan Asam. You can also check out our facebook page! Sign up today! CLICK HERE
Commemorative Sweatshirts & Tech shirts (Red with White Print) will be sold through on-line and mail-in registrations. Merchandise is guaranteed only to those who have per-purchased them by Monday, Jan 28th. No post race orders will be placed.
MEDICAL & FIRST AID
WMI Global partnered with Healthsource Chiropractic & Progressive Rehab of Oregon will be on site to provide pre-race kinesiology taping, first / aid emergency services as needed, injury assessment, and care throughout the race. WMI Global is the largest and most experienced “Risk, Safety, Medical, and Rescue” company on the planet with operations that are global in scale, multi discipline, and multinational for many of the largest World Cups, World Championships, and Olympic Class / Qualifying events on the planet. For more information on WMI Global and their Pacific Northwest Partner Healthsource Chiropractic & Progressive Rehab, please visit: wmiglobal.com or direct contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or Shane.Espinoza@wmicorp.com
MetroWest Ambulance Service will also 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 so that you can 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 finish 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). Half-Marathon Team awards will be presented to top two teams in each team category.
AWARD DIVISIONS – TEAMS (Half-Marathon only)
Combinations of: Spouses; Mother/Daughter; Mother/Son; Father/Daughter; Father/Son; Siblings/Male; Siblings/Female; Siblings/Mixed; Friends/Male; Friends/Female; Friends/Mixed. Commemorative Certificates will be given to the top two teams in each category. All individuals on teams are also scored as singles, and are eligible for Age Group awards.
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 email@example.com.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our valuable Sponsors: Providence Health, Muscle Milk, WMI, 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. And you need only navigate a total of two traffic lights and not have to search for a place to park or have to park far away from the start line.
A Production of AA Sports, Ltd.
OUR MISSION IS THE EXPERIENCE!
AA Sports, Ltd. is proud to support High School Sports programs. Our contributions have exceeded $350,000. 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.