9 days until race day!
We’re approaching the final countdown to the big event! Now that we have our packets, there are just a few items to wrap up. If you’re wondering how to get to the race and where to park, there are some great pointers on the Shamrock Run site.
One convenient spot to park is the parking lot near the East Bank Esplanade just North of the Hawthorne bridge. There is easy access to the bike path that runs along the Willamette River and across the bridge to the Waterfront Park. On I-5 from the South, take the OMSI exit, turn right at the stop sign and drive 3 blocks. There is typically more space for parking and the short walk is a good warm up.
Plan to get there with enough time to find parking, walk to the waterfront and wade through the throngs of people to get to the starting line. We’re planning to have someone at the meetup location during most of the event to help coordinate, but it is guaranteed to be crowded, and the more time you have to get oriented the better.
Hopefully, mother nature will cooperate and we’ll see blue skies on race day. Whether you’ll need to wear a rain jacket or not, we have a shirt you can wear to show your Team Running Wild pride! These shirts are 90% Cotton / 10% Polyester Gildan Antique Irish Green with a similar design as last year. Cost will be $20 per shirt and they are available in standard sizes. Please place your order by Monday, March 10th so that we can get them printed in time to deliver before race day. More information on picking up your shirt will follow. Payment can be made via check or cash. Please contact me to arrange payment.