Saturday, November 29 2014

Entertainment & Post Race Activities

Photos from the 2014 event can be found at

Results for the 2014 races can be found at


Come join in the fun at Portland International Raceway
Saturday November 29th
Gates open: 3:00 pm
Lil’ Elves Parade Start: 4:00 pm
Races Start: 5:00 pm


Enjoy all the details that make this the perfect outing to “rev” your holiday spirit into “high gear”!

  • “Lil’ Elves” Parade – kids 12 years of age and under, and their bikes, trikes, wagons, strollers and more, decked out with holiday flair – best decorated entry wins a prize! Please, no battery-operated or motorized vehicles.
  • Jolly Ol’ St Nick – bring your camera and take holiday pictures with Santa and the Mrs.
  • “Brightest” holiday sweater – best overall festive holiday attire, and other contests with fun prizes for the most creative.
  • Complimentary post-race snacks – including Franz Bakery products, peanut butter, fruit and more will be provided for participants.
  • Hot Food & Beverages for purchase – Beer Garden featuring festive beverages including Deschutes Brewery seasonal ales and a coffee cart. There will be post-race snack for participants and a variety of food selections to purchase, including Hawaiian noodles and dishes, Philly Cheese steaks, soups & sandwiches, hamburgers & hot dogs, fish & chips and more.
  • DJ with music and dancing – for a holiday celebration surrounded by lights!
  • Expo booths with a variety of products to sample and fun, festive and useful products for purchase. Perfect holiday gift-ables!!
  • Commemorative long-sleeve event tech shirt – included with 2, 4 or 6-mile race entry (short-sleeve youth shirts not included with Lil’ Elves Parade entry, but may be purchased separately).
  • Contests & Prizes – Most Unique Holiday Sweater, “Brightest” Holiday Attire, Most Festive “vehicle” the Lil’ Elves Parade, and more!
Come with friends and family, and enjoy the spectacular, colorful light displays and animated scenes! Winter Wonderland of Lights is recognized throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond as the “Largest Holiday Light Show West of the Mississippi”.
PRC SM wing greenRegistration Drop-Off & Packet Pickups will be held at Portland Running Company stores. Register now and save – fill out a registration card at the store, pay with check or cash, and enjoy a store-wide 15% in-store discount the same day! Athletes will also enjoy a 15% discount when they pick up their race packet during either Packet Pickup time:

Friday, Nov 28, 11-3 at the Tigard store, 10029 SW Nimbus Ave, Ste 100, off Hwy 217

Saturday, Nov 29, 9-12 at the Portland store, 800 SE Grand Ave, Portland

About the Event

Winter Wonderland of Lights Run/Walk is a wonderful opportunity for family members and friends to catch the holiday spirit! Everyone will enjoy the “Largest Holiday Light Show West of the Mississippi” during a healthy, festive Thanksgiving week excursion. One, two or three laps around the racetrack at Portland International Raceway during the 22nd annual Jubitz Winter Wonderland – Powered by Comcast will delight young and old with the glimmers and glows! Participants will enjoy the most spectacular light show in the region, viewing over 250 colorful light set pieces and many fully animated scenes as they run or walk together around the track.Traditional favorite light displays include the 12 Days of Christmas, Santa jumping down an 84 foot ski slope, reindeer flying over the race track, and the vivid color of the giant poinsettia arch.

Saturday, November 29

Portland International Raceway
1940 N. Victory Blvd.
Portland, OR 97217

Race Distances: 2-Miles (1 loop), 4-Miles (2 loops) and 6-Miles (3 loops) for adults and youth ages 18 and under; Lil Elves Parade for kids 12 years of age and under.

If a child who is 12 and under wants to participate in one of the timed races, they will need to register for a Youth entry for the distance they want to race. A Lil’ Elves entry is for race bib, Lil’ Elves parade participation and ability to go on the track with their family. Lil’ Elves entry does not include a timing chip or event shirt. Lil’ Elves shirts are available for separate purchase for $10 (These are different from the long-sleeve Winter Wonderland of Lights event shirts.)

For safety/liability reasons, PIR requires that anyone who will be on the track during this event needs to have signed a waiver or have a waiver signed for them by a parent/guardian (in the case of anyone under 18 years of age). For this reason, we have the $5 Lil’ Elves parade entry – this allows little ones who are accompanying their parents (not “racing”) to be on the track, on foot, in a stroller, on a bike, etc. The entry provides a numbered race bib, which inindicates a waiver has been signed.
If a child under 18 years of age



Registration Drop-Off & Packet Pickups will be held at Portland Running Company stores. Register now and save – fill out a registration card at the store, pay with check or cash, and enjoy a store-wide 15% in-store discount the same day! Athletes will also enjoy a 15% discount when they pick up their race packet during either Pre-event Packet Pickup time:
Friday, Nov 28, 11-3 at their Beaverton store, 10029 SW Nimbus Ave, Ste 100, off Hwy 217
Saturday, Nov 29, 9-12 at their Portland store, 800 SE Grand Ave, Portland

Race Day Packet Pickup 11/29 will be open on-site at PIR (Portland International Raceway) beginning at 3:00 pm and will end 15 min prior to the start of the race at 4:45 pm.

Packet Pick-up and Day of Race Registration: 3:00pm – 4:45pm
Lil Elves Parade Start Time: 4:00pm
Race (all distances) Start Time: 5:00pm







Run or Walk after dark on the PIR Race Track through the Winter Wonderland of Lights, which spans over 1.6 miles of the 2-Mile loop. The course is totally flat – no hills! Strollers, wagons, bikes & trikes are encouraged to help make this a family-friendly, fun event. Note: everyone on the track needs to have signed a waiver and received a race bib. We request that all walkers, strollers, wagons, bikes, trikes & parents assisting children stay as far to the right of the track as possible so the competitive runners can run unimpeded. Participants competing in the 4-Mile (two loops) will receive a 2-mile split time and 6-Mile (three loops) will receive 2-mile & 4-mile split times. All participants MUST complete the event no later than 6:55 pm (a 19:10 min/mile pace). No cars will be allowed through the lights/on the track between 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm on race evening.

Long Sleeved T-shirt, Finish Line Food, MYLAPS timing (NO ON-SITE AWARDS) and lots of fun are included with entry for 2, 4, and 6 mile races.
Lil’ Elves $5 entry is for bib, Lil’ Elves parade and access to track with family members. Lil’ Elves entry does not include a shirt. Lil’ Elves shirts can be purchased separately for $10 if desired.

$40 Adult entry for 2, 4 or 6 mile run/walk (Pre-registered by Nov 28, 2014)
$45 Adult entry for 2, 4 or 6 mile run/walk (Packet Pickup / Day of Race)
$20 Youth entry for 2, 4, or 6 mile run/walk (Kid’s 18 years of age and under)
$5 Lil Elves Parade (does not include shirt, but they are available for $10 with pre-registration)
* SHIRTS: Long sleeve event shirts will be ordered on 11/15. Those registering after 11/15 may not receive a shirt on race day, or may not receive a desired shirt size. Shirts for those registering after 11/15 will be distributed after the race, while quantities last. Your participant tag/label will be indicated as yellow.

Portland International Raceway Liability requirement:
Only those with a race bib and signed waiver will be allowed on the track during the race. If you have a family member who is not registered for a timed race, and is not wearing a bib, they will not be allowed to enter the track or the start line area. Bibs must be worn and visible on your front. Children 9 and under who are not participating in one of the 2, 4, or 6 mile races will need to register for the Lil’ Elves parade for $5. This will get them a bib and they will then be allowed out on the track with their family. Lil’ Elves registration does not include a shirt. A Lil’ Elves shirt may be purchased separately for $10.

Timing will be provided by AA Sports using the MYLAPS Chip on the Bib Timing System. Chips will be located on the back of the race bib. Leave the Timing Chip on the bib and DO NOT CRUMBLE THE BIB, to ensure that you receive complete results.

To help keep the festivities humming, we have elected to not do an awards ceremony. Award certificates will be available online to download (post race) with individual result/place. Individual Result Divisions: 12 years of Age and under, 13 to 15, 16 to 19, then 5 year age groups to 70 Years of Age and Over.

Directions – CLICK HERE
Portland International Raceway is within the city limits of the City of Portland and is located approximately 6 miles north of Downtown Portland or 3 miles south of Downtown Vancouver just off the I-5 Freeway (exit 306-B).

NOTE: Consider taking the MAX directly to PIR! It is less than a 1 mile walk from the Max Station to the registration area. Please check the MAX Lightrail schedule for final arrival & depature times going to your destination. The website is

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