Saturday, April 20, 2019 • Portland, OR • Course Map
Get ready for Easter with the 7th annual Hop Hop Half Marathon, 10K & 5K, Portland’s only Easter-themed event. Hosted by local running shoe store Foot Traffic, the event takes place on a fun, flat course along the Columbia River the day before Easter Sunday.
The Hop Hop Half Marathon starts and finishes near Portland’s Kliever Armory, heading south for one mile along NE 33rd Avenue before heading north again and running most of the course along the Marine Drive Bike Path. This route leads runners along the Columbia River, providing views of Mount Hood along the way, before turning around at the 205 bridge and returning to the finish line along the same route. Since the route goes around Portland International Airport, who knows — runners might see a plane taking off or landing as well.
The event after-party features Easter-themed celebrations, including live music, Easter brunch snacks like cinnamon rolls and eggs, Easter egg painting, and mimosas for participants.
Race Weather & Climate
Like much of the Pacific Northwest, Portland experiences cool to mild weather in early spring, with a precipitation average just over 2.7″ for the month of April.
On race day (Apr. 20), the average low is 40ºF and the average high is 61ºF.
- 2018 Hop Hop Half Marathon results
- 2017 Hop Hop Half Marathon results
- 2016 Hop Hop Half Marathon results
- 2015 Hop Hop Half Marathon results
- 2014 Hop Hop Half Marathon results
- 2013 Hop Hop Half Marathon results
- 7:20 AM – 5K
- 8:15 AM – half marathon, 10K
- $75 – $89 for the half marathon
- $52 – $65 for the 10K
- $40 – $50 for the 5K
To reserve your spot in the 2019 running of Portland’s Hop Hop Half Marathon & 5K, register online at Eventbrite.com here.
Official Race Website
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