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slides: Party Report: Foot Traffic’s Holiday Half in North Portland

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

 

Holiday Half

Festive Outfits were on tap at the Holiday Half in North Portland. Photo by Byron Beck.

Portland's chilliest half marathon/winter party wasn't actually very chilly this year.

In fact, the Holiday Half Marathon and 5k to benefit Harper's Playground was downright balmy for an early morning in December.

See Slides Below: Foot Traffic's Holiday Half in North Portland

After the fog lifted it was clear and sunny with the temps hovering near the 50-degree mark.

The dry out and back course started and finished at the Adidas North America Campus with a path that went up and back Willamette Boulevard.

The flat and scenic route is the only race course that is fully completed in North Portland complete with views of the historic St. John's Bridge, the Univeristy of Portland campus, and panoramic views of Downtown Portland from the bluff that butts up against this very scenic section of the city.

All finishers of the half marathon receive a LARGE and ornate festive medallion necklace that paired perfectly with their race day wear that featured everything from swift Santas to fast Frosty The Snowmans to adorable, fleet-footed elves. 

After the race participants were able to warm up/chill down with craft beer seasonal brew, hearty holiday soup, hot chocolate, hot oatmeal, egg nog, and slices of bread from Dave's Killer Bread. 

 

Related Slideshow: Foot Traffic’s Holiday Half in North Portland

Portland's chilliest half marathon/winter party wasn't actually very chilly this year. In fact, the Holiday Half Marathon and 5k to benefit Harper's Playground was downright balmy for an early morning in December.

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Juan, Deborah and Friends

Juan Martinez, Deborah Kafoury and friends at Foot Traffic's Holiday Half Marathon in North Portland to benefit Harpers Playground. 

The flat and scenic route is the only race course fully completed North Portland complete with views of the historic St. John's Bridge, the Univeristy of Portland campus, and panoramic views of Downtown Portland from the bluff that butts up against this section of the city.

All finishers of the half marathon receive a LARGE and ornate festive medallion necklace that paired perfectly with their race day wear that featured everything from swift Santas to fast Frosty The Snowmans to adorable, fleet-footed elves.

Photo by Byron Beck. 

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Snow Runners

Foot Traffic's Holiday Half Marathon in North Portland to benefit Harpers Playground. Race day wear featured everything from swift Santas to fast Frosty The Snowmans to adorable, fleet-footed elves.

Photo by Byron Beck. 

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Starting Gate

Foot Traffic's Holiday Half Marathon in North Portland to benefit Harpers Playground. Race day wear featured everything from swift Santas to fast Frosty The Snowmans to adorable, fleet-footed elves.

The flat and scenic route is the only race course fully completed North Portland complete with views of the historic St. John's Bridge, the Univeristy of Portland campus, and panoramic views of Downtown Portland from the bluff that butts up against this section of the city.

Photo by Byron Beck. 

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Snow Pup Pop-Up

One of the Holiday Half Marathon's mascots in North Portland. 

The flat and scenic route is the only race course fully completed North Portland complete with views of the historic St. John's Bridge, the Univeristy of Portland campus, and panoramic views of Downtown Portland from the bluff that butts up against this section of the city.

Photo by Byron Beck. 

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Snow Women

Foot Traffic's Holiday Half Marathon in North Portland to benefit Harpers Playground. Race day wear featured everything from swift Santas to fast Frosty The Snowmans to adorable, fleet-footed elves.

Photo by Byron Beck. 

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Cody Goldberg

Cody Goldberg's Harper's Playground was the beneficiary of Foot Traffic's Holiday Half Marathon in North Portland. 

Photo by Byron Beck. 

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Miss Oregon and Friend

Bridget Wilmes, Miss Oregon USA 2015, and friend at Foot Traffic's Holiday Half Marathon in North Portland to benefit Harper's Playground.  

Photo by Byron Beck. 

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Holiday Half Runner

Foot Traffic's Holiday Half Marathon in North Portland to benefit Harpers Playground. Race day wear featured everything from swift Santas to fast Frosty The Snowmans to adorable, fleet-footed elves. 

Photo by Byron Beck. 

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Holiday Half Runner

Foot Traffic's Holiday Half Marathon in North Portland to benefit Harpers Playground. Race day wear featured everything from swift Santas to fast Frosty The Snowmans to adorable, fleet-footed elves.


Photo by Byron Beck. 

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Juan Martinez

Juan Martinez at the end of Foot Traffic's Holiday Half Marathon in North Portland to benefit Harpers Playground.  

Photo by Byron Beck. 

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Snow Man

Foot Traffic's Holiday Half Marathon in North Portland to benefit Harpers Playground. Race day wear featured everything from swift Santas to fast Frosty The Snowmans to adorable, fleet-footed elves. 

Photo by Byron Beck. 

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Grinch-y Runner

Foot Traffic's Holiday Half Marathon in North Portland to benefit Harpers Playground. Race day wear featured everything from swift Santas to fast Frosty The Snowmans to adorable, fleet-footed elves. 

Photo by Byron Beck. 

 
 

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