Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Rose Festival Half Marathon Comes to Beaverton this Weekend


News Release from City of Beaverton
Posted on FlashAlert: May 23rd, 2017 9:07 AM
Downloadable file: The route for this year's Rose Festival Half Marathon will take runners on a tour of Beaverton, beginning and ending at Southridge High School and weaving through several neighborhoods and scenic areas. Runners and volunteers can still register to partici
BEAVERTON, Ore. -- This Sunday, May 28, the sixth annual Rose Festival Half Marathon will take place in Beaverton. The city is sponsoring the marathon for the first time this year, in partnership with the Beaverton School District, Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District, and the Portland Rose Festival.

This year's route will begin and end at Southridge High School, and will weave through five neighborhoods, Old Town Beaverton, and along Fanno Creek Greenway Trail, taking runners on a scenic tour of the city.

It's not too late to sign up to run or volunteer for race day. To register as a runner or volunteer, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/run.

Street Closures
Drivers and pedestrians in Beaverton on Sunday should expect minor delays near the race route. To minimize impact, roadways along the route will be temporarily closed to traffic and then reopened as runners make their way to the finish line. Alternative transportation routes will also be posted. Closure times listed are estimates:

* Southridge HS, 6-7:40 a.m.
* Greenway/Trail, 7:35-7:47 a.m.
* Nimbus/Stratus, 7:40-8:04 a.m.
* Nimbus/Gemini, 7:45-8:21 a.m.
* Hall/Ridgecrest, 7:50-8:38 a.m.
* Hall/Hart, 7:50-8:38 a.m.
* Hall/Allen, 7:55-8:55 a.m.
* Lombard/5th, 7:55-8:55 a.m.
* 5th/Alger, 8-9:12 a.m.
* 5th/Western, 8-9:12 a.m.
* Western/Arctic, 8:05-9:29 a.m.
* Allen/Scholls, 8:10-9:46 a.m.
* Denney/Fanno Creek, 8:15-10:05 a.m.
* Hall/Creekside, 8:20-10:20 a.m.
* Murphy/Greenway, 8:20-10:20 a.m.
* Brockman/130th, 8:25-10:37 a.m.
* Brockman/135th, 8:25-10:37 a.m.
* Weir/130th, 8:30-10:54 a.m.
* Brockman/125th, 8:30-10:54 a.m.
* 125th/Longhorn, 8:35-11:11 a.m.
* Southridge HS, 8:36-11:12 a.m.

For more information and to view the complete route, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/run.

The city of Beaverton is home to more than 95,000 residents and is Oregon's sixth largest city. We are a friendly, active, and responsible city well-known for our exceptional community services and amenities, helping Beaverton residents enjoy a high quality of life. Ranked in the top ten of Money magazine's 50 Best Small Cities in America for 2016, Beaverton truly is "The Best of Oregon."

For more information, reminders and community news, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov. Also follow Beaverton on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofBeaverton or Twitter at www.twitter.com/CityofBeaverton.

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