News

rose outline
rose outline

Rose Festival Half Marathon Announces Beaverton Route

Brand New Running Route Set on Fast and Scenic Course

Rose Festival Half Marathon and the City of Beaverton have set the course, and runners are going to like it! Premiering in the bucolic neighborhoods of south Beaverton, the brand-new route gives runners a mix of wide boulevards, tree lined neighborhoods and wetland trails. The Portland Rose Festival is bringing runners together from the Portland-metro region and beyond for a one-of-a-kind half marathon experience Sunday, May 28. Runners and walkers alike should add the Rose Festival Half Marathon to their “bucket list.”

Race Route

This fast, scenic course begins at Southridge High School, home of the Skyhawks, then travels through the Greenway neighborhood and up Hall Boulevard toward the south edge of Old Town Beaverton. Breathe in the aroma of freshly baked bread from the Oroweat Baking Company as you make your way to the Fanno Creek Greenway Trail, where the sights and sounds of nature will soothe you from mile 7.5 to mile 9.5. When Southridge High comes into view, you are in the home stretch to the finish line.

2017-Half-Marathon-Route-Map

Childcare

Childcare a concern? Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District in partnership with Conestoga Recreation and Aquatic Center is offering childcare for Half-Marathon runners with children. Interested parents must sign up for a free account and to get a login and password –thprd.org/activities/district-signup — once they get an account then go to — thprd.org/events — and scroll down to the Rose Festival Half Marathon and click on See Childcare Options.

Volunteer

Author Sherry Anderson once said: “Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless.”
Enhance your worth and volunteer for the Rose Festival Half-Marathon. Many positions open in race management support. Go to Rose Festival Volunteers to see how you can help.

LEARN MORE HERE!

Portland Marathon

As part of its Charity Program, the Portland Marathon (a non-profit organization) has again teamed with the Portland Rose Festival Foundation and have created a special offer to tie the Oct. 8th Portland Marathon events to the 6th Rose Festival Half. To learn more about a combined entry into the Portland Marathon Half + the Rose Festival Half (the best way to get into the sold out Portland Marathon Half), or a combined entry into the Portland Marathon + the Rose Festival Half, both at a special rate. Go to portlandmarathon.org/register-now/

Point One Run

Keeping the running tradition alive, the Portland Rose Festival is having 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 10:30 a.m., with an official course that starts AND stays inside CityFair, racing from the Morrison Bridge south to the RoZone. Register now for the world’s shortest half-marathon.

Crunch is the Preferred Training Partner and Exclusive Gym of the Rose Festival Half Marathon.