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Rose Festival Point One Run

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The World’s Shortest Half Marathon

Registration is OPEN for an unique racing experience: The Rose Festival Point One Run!

Keeping the running tradition alive, the Portland Rose Festival is introducing the world’s SHORTEST Half Marathon: The Point One Run! Forget about those other 13 miles. We’re focusing on the most important part, the final one tenth of a mile to the finish line!

This event takes place on Saturday, May 27 at 10:00 a.m., with an official course that starts AND stays inside CityFair, racing from the Morrison Bridge south to the RoZone.

Surrounded by the serene ambience of the festival’s CityFair food court, the Point One Run invites runners to ‘race’ 528 feet in less than 45 minutes, while negotiating unique beverage stations, groups of clowns and cheering family and friends. Runners who successfully complete the course on time will burst through the finish line at the RoZone to the sound of live rock and roll music with the Rolling Tones and Candy O from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, appearing on the Bob Lanphere’s Beaverton Honda Stage.

Creative apparel is appreciated!

Registered runners will receive:

  • A commemorative t-shirt

  • A medal of participation
  • A beverage ticket
  • Free CityFair admission for the runner PLUS four guest admission tickets (VALID on Saturday, May 27, 2017, ONLY)

Registration packets can be picked up on Friday, May 26 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Sunday morning, May 27 (PRE-RACE) on the riverside terrace at the Rose Building, 1020 SW Naito Parkway at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland, Oregon.

Why not start YOUR journey to running a half marathon by registering to run the Point One today!

Thanks to our partner the Portland Marathon for support of this event.

The Portland Marathon is rated one of the premier marathons in the United States. Runner’s World called the Portland Marathon the “best people’s marathon in the West” and named it the “Best Race in October.” This event is known for being one of the best organized runs in North America, one of the top three marathons to run as for a first marathon and as the “most walker-friendly marathon in the US.” With 4,500 volunteers, the event is proud of their motto: All finishers are treated as winners!