This was my first 10k and first organized run after a couple years off. The location was fun. Right downtown at Waterfront so there was a great festival air with about 25 breweries representing plus other local stuff. For visitors, it’s in a kind of ‘touristy’ area close to Voodoo, Saturday Market, Food Carts, etc. Parking was kind of a pain but whatever. The race course goes up and over the Freemont Bridge which you cannot walk over normally. Since I drive on it daily it a treat to do it on foot. Once up in NoPo the course snakes around which was kind of annoying but I guess they have to get the distance in somehow. The dubstep didgeridoo duo over here was cool, but likely hipsters keeping the party going from the night prior and not associated with the event at all. The course ended over Hawthore Bridge for a quick downhill ending. The T shirt was actually wearable and I got like 2.5 beers worth of tickets. Why not an even 2 or 3?  I paced with a buddy at the beginning before leaving him behind so the time probably suffered a couple minutes. I’d do this one again. Terrapin events promotes a bunch of Portland runs and I hear they’re all well organized and fun.

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Finish Time:  54:07

Overall Place:  465/1863

Gender Place:  316/755

Age Group Place:  53/133

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