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Shamrock Run wraps up in Portland

Nearly 50,000 people ran and watched

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- The 41st annual Shamrock Run wrapped up in Portland on Sunday.

The race, one of Portland's largest special events, includes 5K, 8K, 15K and half marathon runs as well as a 4-mile walk and 1K fun run for kids. 20,000 runners and more than 15,000 spectators attended. 

The starting and finish lines were at Waterfront Park, impacting some roads in downtown and southwest Portland. The first race started at 8 a.m and roads were to open by 1 p.m.

Major road closures: 

  • Naito Parkway/Front Avenue, between NW Everett and NW 26th Avenue
  • Naito Parkway, from NW Davis to SW Jefferson in both directions
  • 1st Ave, between Taylor and Salmon Street (7 a.m. - 9 a.m. approximately)
  • SW Barbur Blvd, from SW Hamilton to SW Parkhill (Southbound lanes only)
  • SW Capitol Highway from SW Barbur to SW Terwilliger
  • SW Terwilliger Boulevard, from SW Capitol Highway to SW 6th Ave (Northbound only) 

 All bridges and downtown streets west of SW 1st Avenue will remain open to vehicles during the race.

TriMet urged riders to plan ahead for extra time to get downtown. It will affect bus lines 8, 9, 12, 17, 35, 44, 54 and 56 from 6:30 a.m. through 1 p.m. and the MAX orange line will be impacted where runners cross at SW Lincoln Street and SW Naito Parkway.


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