A few days until the Shamrock
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 meet at the USS Oregon Memorial throughout the event, but we may not be able to all be in one place at the same time. It is guaranteed to be crowded, and the more time you have to get oriented the better. Please send me your photos and I’ll post them here on the site.