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Grateful Dad Half Marathon
June 17, 2023
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About The Grateful Dad Half Marathon
The Grateful Dad Half Marathon in Milwaukie, Oregon on 17 June 2023 is sure to be an exciting race! The out and back course takes runners through some of the most beautiful parts of the city. Starting near downtown Milwaukie, runners pass by historic Willamette Falls before looping around the riverfront parks and winding their way through hills and valleys. Along the route, you’ll get a great view of Mt. Hood in the distance as well as local landmarks like Oaks Bottom Wildlife Refuge and Sellwood Park. This race is perfect for those who appreciate a good challenge but want to keep it enjoyable with plenty of scenic views along the way.
June in Milwaukie tends to have mild weather that day-runners will find comfortable. Temperatures are usually between 65-85°F (18-29°C) with lower humidity than many other months throughout summertime so it’s ideal for running long distances without feeling overly hot or sticky while doing so.
This half marathon draws crowds from all over Portland looking for a challenging yet fun route along some amazing scenery—National Public Radio even reported that this was one of their favorite races last year! Participants can also enjoy live music alongside cheering fans at certain points during the race which helps create an uplifting atmosphere every time they run past them. There are also aid stations set up at regular intervals providing water, Gatorade, snacks, first aid if needed; everything necessary to make it through 13 miles comfortably and safely!
The Grateful Dad Half Marathon offers something special: its post-race awards ceremony which features delicious food from local restaurants including vegan options too! You can even bring your family along for free admission into Oaks Amusement Park afterwards where everyone can cool off after such an exhilarating experience (and maybe win yourself a prize!). With these extra bonuses combined with spectacular views & excellent crowd support throughout this event makes it highly recommended for any runner looking for something special during their next big race day adventure!