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Friends of Mt Tabor Park Tar n Trail Run

Info below from the official website:

The Friends of Mt. Tabor Park 5K walk/run and 10K run is a fundraising event to benefit The Friends of Mt. Tabor Park (FMTP). Scenic Mt. Tabor Park is located in Southeast Portland and has a well-designed forested trail system consisting of three trails -- the Red Trail, the Green Trail and the Blue Trail -- that circumnavigate Mt. Tabor. The Red Trail is a 1-mile loop running counter-clockwise; the Green Trail is a 1.7-mile loop running clockwise; and the Blue Trail is a 3-mile loop that also runs counter-clockwise.

Both the 5k and 10K routes are hilly and challenging, and utilize a combination of paved roads and dirt trails: hence the term "Tar 'n Trail." The 5K course will utilize the Blue Trail with an additional beginning segment to create a true 5K, while the 10K course will utilize all three trails. Each trail in the park is clearly marked, but on race day the route will have additional markings to ensure no one goes off course. The Red Trail will be marked with red (or pink) ribbon and/or flagging, the Green Trail will be marked with green ribbon/flagging, and the Blue Trail will be marked with blue ribbon/flagging. There will also be course monitors at all major intersections to assist with directions. However, if you're running the 10K, it is up to you to know which loop you're on. Just remember -- Red 1st, Green 2nd and Blue 3rd. 

Check-in (Race day morning):

Between 7:00 and 7:45 am on race day at the main parking lot near the caldera (near the Visitors Center).

Please Note: The roads in the park will NOT be closed to cars or bikes on race day. While running on the road, please keep to the left side and only cross when it is safe to do so.

The 10K run begins at 8:00 am and the 5K walk/run begins at 8:05 am. 

After the race, mingle with other participants and enjoy the post-race grub provided by local merchants, and don't forget to check to see if you won any raffle prizes.


Let's plan to meetup and run, and for those interested post race - we can head over and grab coffee/brunch somewhere near Mt Tabor (TBD).

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  • Larry

    Let me know if anyone wants to meetup at my place and walk up, and I'll email you my address (off Division and 66th ave). Otherwise have a great race and hope to see ya on trail! For anyone interested, I was thinking we could head over to Waffle Window or Tabor Tavern for brunch for post run eats :-)

    September 12, 2013

  • Kirsty

    i've yet to register, but this sounds like a blast!

    1 · August 28, 2013

  • Larry

    For those interested, we can meetup at my place as I live south of Tabor (near division and 66th). I'll try to brew extra coffee and will have a couple bathrooms available for those that need it pre-race :-)

    August 20, 2013

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  • Larry
    Event Host
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    Assistant Organizer
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