Holiday Half and 5K 2016

5055 North Greeley Avenue
Portland, OR 97217


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Event Description

Get in the holiday spirit and bookend your race season with Portland's favorite winter Half Marathon & 5K in December! The fantastic out and back course starts and finishes at the Adidas North America Campus and winds along Willamette Blvd to the sounds of carolers all along the course!

The flat and scenic route is the only race course fully completed in beautiful North Portland, so you can be sure you're getting a unique event, full of fantastic features and sights. The Historic St. John's Bridge, the beautiful Univeristy of Portland campus, and panoramic views of Downtown Portland from the bluff of Willamette Blvd. are just a few of the highlights awaiting you!

Finish the race and treat yourself to a seasonal craft beer, hearty holiday soup, hot chocolate, hot oatmeal, egg nog, and more! You want holiday music? You get LOTS of Holiday music all morning long! With a combination of carolers along the course and DJ's spinning holiday beats at the finish, you're sure to get your fill of festive cheer this December. 

If you're not excited about Christmas, Hanukkah, and every other Holiday festivity after this race, then you just might be the Grinch!

BENEFITING Foot Traffic’s RUNdraising program!


RUNdraiseEmpowering, engaging, & improving the health of our community by raising funds through running and walking.


A portion of your race proceeds will be distributed to a variety of local non-profits via Foot Traffic’s RUNdraising efforts. Over $15,000 each calendar year will be distributed EXCLUSIVELY to local non-profits and schools thanks to your support of the Holiday Half & 5K!

An additional, $5,000-$30,000 is estimated to be raised through individuals and groups training for the race through our training programs using our RUNdraising Training programs. Find out how! Would you like to learn how your school or non-profit can raise thousands of dollars in a SIMPLE, HEALTHY, and FUN program? Click below for more info or email


Due to the nature of a large, sold-out event (similar to a concert), there are absolutely NO REFUNDS for this race. However, transfer options from participant to participant are available and there is more information at the event website regarding this.

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY: There will absolutely be no direct refunds, even in the account of a race postponement (or ultimate cancellation). This race will occur in most weather situations. However, if the event is unable to occur due to inclement weather (any snow or ice that prevents the police from monitoring the course), the event will first be postponed to the closest possible weekend within three weeks of the original event. If you are unable to attend this alternate date (we certainly hope you will!), you will still receive your shirt, commemorative bib, and medals as well as a voucher for $25 for half marathon participants and $15 for 5K participants for a future Holiday Half & 5K event (up to two years after the event). Again, there will absolutely be no direct refunds, even in the account of a postponement or cancellation. There are significant costs and charitable contributions that are associated with an event that cannot be recouped (tshirts, medals, fundraising for beneficiary, permits, supplies, staff, etc...).

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