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Legacy Health | PacificSource Health Plans 5K Fun Run/Walk Portland

5K Runners

Join us in Portland on Saturday, February 23 for our Annual Legacy Health | PacificSource Health Plans 5K Fun Run/Walk! This family friendly event is a great way to embrace the chilly weather and boost your energy level, especially if you are more of a runner than a plunger.

The Legacy Health | PacificSource Health Plans 5K race will begin at 9 AM near the Portland Airport Economy Parking Red Lot. This is a point-to-point course on the paved path along the Columbia River on Marine Drive and ends at the Polar Plunge site at Broughton Beach. Runners must raise a minimum of $30 each to benefit the amazing athletes of Special Olympics Oregon.

If you are looking for a more extreme form of exhilaration, consider adding a little splash to your dash by doing the 5K Fun Run/Walk followed by the Polar Plunge! Runners who raise a minimum of $65 can participate in the 5K race and continue straight into the Columbia River to Plunge, either on your own or with your team! Those who register to Run and Plunge and raise a minimum of $65 will receive a Plunge T-shirt in addition to running socks!

After your run, walk or plunge, enjoy the food and fun while watching over 1,500 people plunge into the Columbia River! Shuttle buses will run all morning to transport you back to your car.

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Where do I park?  9721 NE Airport Way Portland, OR 97220.  This lot is only for 5k participants.  There is no shuttle to take Plungers from this lot to the Plunge.  Plunge parking is located on Marine Drive just east of the plunge site.  

How do I get back to my car?  There will be a shuttle to bring you back to your car after the run that will run every 20 minutes starting at 9:40 AM.  Or!  You can run/walk back to make it a 10K!

Will there be support on the course?  There will be an aid station at mile 2.

Is the race chip timed? No, this is a fun run/walk!

Are dogs allowed? Unfortunately, please no four legged friends.

Are strollers allowed? Yes

Is there a kids race? Kids in strollers are free. Children running or walking are same fee as adults.

Is there a bag check? Yes, and it will be transported to the end of the run for you to pick up your gear. Thank you Mattress World NW!

What do you get?  All 5k participants will receive a pair of cool Nike socks and a finisher's medal, those participating in the 5k Run & Plunge or anyone raising $65+ will also receive the Polar Plunge T-shirt.

Run and Plunge Details: If you sign up for the Run & Plunge you have two choices to enter the water. You can run the 5K and immediately proceed to the beach to plunge. Runners can take the plunge. If you plan to plunge with your team after finishing the 5K Run/Walk, you can join them in their designated plunge group time slot.

There is no cost increase for registering for the 5K Fun Run/Walk or the Polar Plunge the day of the event.

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