Thousands take to the streets of Portland for Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon

Thousands take to the streets of Portland for Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon

Thousands take to the streets of Portland for Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon

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by KGW.com Staff

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Posted on May 19, 2013 at 3:18 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 29 at 6:50 PM

PORTLAND -- Thousands of runners took to the streets of Portland Sunday morning for the Rock 'n' Roll Portland Half Marathon.

Hundreds of spectators show up to cheer on the runners, many of whom had Boston on their minds. Some runners wore blue wrist bands that were sold to raise money for the wounded who still need care in Boston.

Around 14,000 runners were expected to participate in the race, which started and ended near Tom McCall Waterfront Park. The route started on Southwest Naito Parkway and looped around downtown before runners crossed the Hawthorne Bridge, headed through Laurelhurst Park and crossed back across the Willamette River over the Steel Bridge.

Click for a printable route map

Nineteen bands and performers, including Hit Machine, Portland School of Rock and Redwood Son, played throughout the route.

The music started at 8 a.m. and goes until 12:30 p.m. For a full listing of music click here.

TriMet rerouted ten bus lines (4, 6, 8, 14, 15, 33, 35, 44, 70 and 77) during the event. The race route does not cross any MAX tracks, so no trains were blocked. Click here for more from TriMet

 

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