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Thousands take part in 40th Shamrock Run

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- Oregon's largest running and walking event --the Shamrock Run -- is celebrated its 40th year on Sunday with thousands of people filling downtown Portland.

The Shamrock Run includes 5k, 8k, 15k and half marathon runs, the Shamrock Stride, a 4-mile fitness walk and the Blazers Leprechaun Lap, a 1k run/walk for kids. 

Participants were rewarded at the finish line with a beer garden, hot soup and entertainment until 1 p.m. at Waterfront Park. 

Roads in downtown Portland were affected Sunday morning and early afternoon.

CLOSURES:
Naito Parkway/Front Avenue, between NW Everett and NW 26th Avenue 
will be closed in both directions from 8:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Naito Parkway, from NW Davis to SW Jefferson, will be closed in both directions from 5:45 a.m. to 1:15 pm.

SW Naito Parkway, from SW Columbia to SW Barbur Blvd, will be closed in both directions from 7:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

SW Barbur Blvd SOUTHBOUND only from SW Sheridan to SW Hamilton, will be closed from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

SW Barbur Blvd SOUTHBOUND only from SW Hamilton to SW Parkhill, will be closed from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

SW Capitol Highway from SW Barbur to SW Terwilliger will be closed in BOTH directions from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

SW Terwilliger Boulevard, NORTHBOUND ONLY, from SW Capitol Highway to SW 6th Avenue, will be closed from from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


REMINDERS:
All downtown streets WEST of SW 1st Avenue will remain open all morning.
All bridges will remain open in both directions throughout the event. However, the ramp
to Barbur Blvd at the west end of the Ross Island Bridge will be closed from 6:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

More information about the event 


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