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Be There for the World’s Shortest Half Marathon: The Rose Festival Point One Run

Registration is Now Open for the Northwest’s Most Unique Racing Experience

The Portland Rose Festival is keeping the running tradition alive, introducing the WORLD’S SHORTEST HALF MARATHON: The Point One Run! You can forget about those other thirteen miles! We’re focusing on the most important part — the final one tenth of a mile to the finish line! The run will take place Sunday, May 29 at 10:00 a.m., where the official course starts and stays inside CityFair (racing from the Morrison Bridge south to the RoZone).

The Point One Run invites runners to race an entire 528 feet in less than 45 minutes (!!!), while negotiating unique beverage stations, crowds of clowns and cheering friends and Inflatable Water Park family. Runners who can successfully negotiate the course on time will burst through the finish line at the RoZone, to live rock and roll music with the Rolling Tones and Candy O, appearing from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on the Bob Lanphere’s Beaverton Honda Stage.

Your creative apparel will be appreciated! Make it yours — make it fun!

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 Sunday, May 29, 2016, ONLY)

Registration packets can be picked up Saturday, May 28 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and on Sunday morning, May 29 (PRE-RACE) on the riverside terrace at the Rose Building, 1020 SW Naito Parkway at Tom McCall Waterfront Park in downtown Portland, Oregon.

Registration is now open at this website.

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 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!