Spring Classic Duathlon & HomeDepot Half 2016

April 24, 2016
Home Depot, 11633 NE Glen Widing Drive
Portland, OR 97220


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Run, Walk & when one sport is not enough, just DU it!

Enough Hibernating! Wake up, Get out & Race!

Choose the Duathlon or any of the 3 different running distances and let's Spring into Action!

The Spring Classic Duathlon is a great opportunity for triathletes to shake off the winter-season rust and for the duathletes to get in an early season race. This long-running event is contested almost entirely on Marine Dr, which is closed to vehicle traffic – a rarity in the sport. You will ride and run right along the mighty Columbia River with beautiful views to make the time fly!

It will be a flat & fast course...perfect for those new to the sport of Duathlon and Triathlon! And for you veterans, this will be a fabulous opportunity to go all out and see who stayed in good condition this winter!

There are no railroad tracks on the bike route – just 15 miles of smooth pavement ideally suited for fast times. The course is virtually flat with the only appreciative elevation gain or loss occurring as you travel beneath the Glenn Jackson Bridge. And for the novice athlete, the sense of safety from not having to be overly concerned with vehicle traffic makes this event an ideal introduction to the world of multi-sport racing.

Home Depot Half, 10k & 5k:
This beautiful, flat and fast course along the Columbia River is a wonderful event to set as a goal to keep your conditioning strong through the winter and spring cold and rainy seasons!

Our start/finish location at the Home Depot off Airport Way will allow us to relax and share our racing stories once we all finish! We will have high energy music, fun vendors, food and who is ordering the sunshine?!



By Dec 31

Jan 1 – Feb 29

Mar 1 – April 22












Half Marathon










Duathlon Relay





Entries Includes
Commemorative T-shirt, Finisher Medal, ChampionChip™ Timing, Awards/prizes, Post-race refreshments including Deschutes Brewery Beer - WILL RUN FOR BEER!, Music, Early season competition, Sense of Accomplishment, Sense of pride knowing you're helping out a number of school and sports programs.

NOTE: T-shirts guaranteed to participants who have registered by March 24. Quantities and sizes will be limited after March 24 (no reorder of shirts will be made).

Multiple School programs and clubs

Why Racing Events is proud to support High School sports programs and other non-profit organizations through this event and all the races and fundraisers on the Why Racing Events calendar each year. Some of the High School sports programs rely solely on the donations made via these events.

Contributions over the years from these NW races and fundraisers have exceeded $850,000. We are very thankful to the athletes, sponsors, vendors, partners and volunteers who contribute to the success of our events, allowing us to offer this support!


  • 10K Run/Walk

    Sunday, April 24, 2016 (online registration closed Apr 21 1:24 pm PDT)

  • 5K Run/Walk

    Sunday, April 24, 2016 (online registration closed Apr 21 1:24 pm PDT)

  • Half-Marathon Run/Walk

    Sunday, April 24, 2016 (online registration closed Apr 21 1:24 pm PDT)

  • Sprint Duathlon

    Sunday, April 24, 2016 (online registration closed Apr 21 1:24 pm PDT)

  • Sprint Duathlon

    Sunday, June 5, 2016 (online registration closed Jun 3 12:23 pm PDT)

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