This is a very late post but here is my review for the Portland Run like Hell 5k.
Costumes were optional but the majority of people dressed up which made it so much fun!
My roommate and i dressed up as Batman and Robin.
Check in and packet pickup was pretty effortless for this race, it was very well organized. They had a small bag drop as well which was much appreciated becuase it was a little chilly and i had not bought a throw away jacket. They also provided some small snacks and water before the race which i was thankful for. There were a lot of porta poties, all clean, so very few lines.
The race itself was super fun, it ran through downtown Portland and was well maintained and coordened off. At about 2 miles they had an aid station which had water, some kind of electrolyte drink and were offering energy gels also if wanted, i split one with my roommate so we could make it through and speed up at the end.
After the race they had beer of course but they also had CIDER!!!
That made me happy and i was tipsy after 1.5 ciders, dont worry i wasn’t driving. They also were handing out chips, and peanut butter toast, and Cliff Bars. They were well stocked.
All in all our little group (there were 5 of us) had a blast!!! We all signed up for the Bridge to Brews 10k so we will see you in April!!!
Carra, my roommate, purchesed the medal to commemorate her first 5k!
Also even though i felt great and wasn’t really trying, i PR’d by about 20 seconds!!! Yay for training.
Here are a few of my stats.
Check out that hear rate! woot woot!