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See the New Rock 'n' Roll Portland Half Marathon Route for 2013

February 8, 2013

Motivated by live music every mile, more than 10,000 runners will join Portland's biggest moving block party as the Rock 'n' Roll Portland Half Marathon returns for a second year on Sunday, May 19. The race kicks off the annual Portland Rose Festival, which recently presented an economic impact study to the City of Portland showing the festival generates $75.5 million annually, $14 million of that as a direct result of the Rock 'n' Roll Portland Half Marathon.

The Portland Rose Festival was pleased to announce the NEW route of the Rock 'n' Roll Portland Half Marathon on Thursday, February 7, at Fit Right NW (in Northwest Portland), with a 5K Fun Run held at 6:00 p.m.

People who register now (before 11:59 p.m. PST, Sunday, February 10) can use the code KICKOFFPOR to receive $10 off their registration cost!

The 2013 race features a redesigned course, starting on Naito Parkway, heading along the waterfront and crossing the Hawthorne Bridge to East Portland. At each of the 13.1 miles local bands will perform, with motivating cheerleaders and cheering spectators to keep runners entertained. This year some of the steepest hills on the course are eliminated, a change runners are sure to enjoy. Portland's eclectic mix of neighborhoods will be on display before runners end up beside Laurelhurst Park and a downhill finish going back toward downtown on Lloyd Boulevard. After the final crossing on the iconic Steel Bridge, runners finish back at scenic Waterfront Park, where a rousing celebration and post-race concert will culminate the race day experience.

This new route includes never-before used spots in some old Portland neighborhoods.

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