2018 Shamrock Fitness Fair
Friday, March 16: 11 am – 7 pm
Saturday, March 17: 9 am – 3 pm
Oregon Convention Center, Exhibit Hall B
777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd. in Portland
See all the information here (link)
2018 Shamrock Run Street Closures
(subject to change)
The 40th annual Shamrock Run will be held on Sunday, March 18 in downtown Portland with 25,000 participants. Listed below are the various streets that will have temporary closures for the event:
Naito Parkway/Front Avenue, between NW Everett and NW 26th Avenue will be closed in both directions from 7:30 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 7:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
SW Barbur Blvd SOUTHBOUND only, from SW Hamilton to SW Parkhill, will be closed from 7:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
SW Capitol Highway from SW Barbur to SW Terwilliger will be closed in BOTH directions from 7:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
SW Terwilliger Boulevard, NORTHBOUND ONLY, from SW Capitol Highway to SW 6th Avenue, will be closed from 7:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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.
For a detailed route map of the event, please go to our course maps page.
Bus and Light Rail Info:
www.trimet.org (“Maps and Schedules”)
Directions to Waterfront Park and Parking
HOW TO GET TO WATERFRONT PARK ON SHAMROCK RUN SUNDAY
The event site is at Waterfront Park in downtown Portland, which is located next to SW Naito Parkway between Pine and Salmon Streets.
From I-5 North (south of Portland), connect onto I-405 North and take the 4thAvenue exit. Continue north on SW 4th Avenue to Stark Street. Turn right onto Stark and look for parking in this area. Waterfront Park and the start area are four blocks east.
From I-5 South (north of Portland), take the City Center/Morrison Bridge exit and follow the signs to SW Naito Parkway.
From I-84 West (east of Portland), connect onto I-5 South and then take the City Center/Morrison Bridge exit and follow the signs to SW Naito Parkway.
From Highway 26 (west of Portland), take the Market Street exit and continue east on Market to SW 2nd Avenue. Turn left onto SW 2nd and continue north to SW Stark Street. Look for parking in this area. To reach Waterfront Park and the starting area, walk two blocks east on Stark.
Taking MAX or TriMet is an easy way to get to the Shamrock Run and saves the inconvenience of finding a place to park. For the best routes and schedules, call 503/238-RIDE (7433) or go to www.trimet.org.
MAX riders should step off at SW 1st and Oak Street and walk one block east to SW Naito Parkway and the start area at Waterfront Park.
Downtown Parking Lots and Garage
City Center Parking operates a number of pay lots and garages in downtown Portland that are near Waterfront Park. Go to www.citycenterparking.com and click on the tab entitled “Lot Locator.”
Enter the distance you want from “Waterfront Park in Portland, Oregon” in the lot locator tool. The program will display a list of surface lots and garages in order of proximity to Waterfront Park. These lots and garage require a fee to park.
TO VISIT THE SHAMROCK FITNESS FAIR MARCH 16-17:
Oregon Convention Center Address:
777 NE MLK, Jr. Blvd. – Portland 97232
Where: Exhibit Hall B
Directions and Parking:
Cancellations and Transfer/Credit
How to Change Events/Distances at Shamrock
Entry fees are non-refundable.
Child entries are not eligible for our deferral or transfer policies.
We appreciate you, as our customer, and understand that sometimes you just can’t make the race. We have created a great policy that offers you several different options, in the event you cannot attend on race day. (You may choose only one of the options below):
Defer Your Entry: You may defer your entry to another date or event within the Motiv event portfolio. Deferrals are allowed and must be processed by the Event registration manager (contact: [email protected]). An administration fee of $25 will be charged in the event you defer. Deferral deadline for 2018 Shamrock Run is March 11, 2018. Deferrals expire after 12 months.
Purchase Event Protection: Booking Protect, offered through the ACTIVE Network, is insurance to runners so that they can get their entry fees back if they can’t participate in running events for covered reasons. Booking Protect can be purchased only at check out, is located within the registration path on Active. All refunds and claims will go through Booking Protect.
Transfers: You may not give or sell your number to anyone else. Bib transfers are allowed for an administration charge and must be processed through the ACTIVE Network registration portal.
Event Category Transfers
Per our event policy, you as the participant have the ability to change event distances until February 18, 2018 via your Active account. If you have received your bib number, or if you want to change distances after February 18th, you must bring your bib number to the Shamrock Fitness Fair at the Oregon Convention Center to make the change. Go to the Solutions table. There is no charge to move down in distance, but fees will be applied to move to a longer distance.
Below are instructions to change your event category before 2/18/18 after accessing My Events at ACTIVE.com. Changes to your event category AFTER 2/18/18 must be done at the Solutions table at the Shamrock Fitness Fair.
- Click Change event category
- Select new category
- Fill registration form
- Click Continue
- Review cart
- Click Check out
Note: Category change for registrations made by someone else on your behalf (if you are an adult) can be edited by that person or by yourself after you Claim Registration in MyEvents; registrations for those who are part of a group-registration team cannot be changed from participant side, please contact the organizer directly for help.
Note: Participants may only transfer to a category that is open for registration. If the category you would like to transfer to is full or no longer open to accept registrations, please contact the organizer for further help.
Sorry, but we will not issue a refund for entry fees. But, you may transfer your registration to another participant until February 18, 2018 via your Active.com account for the same distance/event for $25. See the procedure below for transferring a bib number to another person. If you would like to transfer your bib to someone else after 2/18/18, please contact us, or bring your bib number to the Shamrock Fitness Fair at the Oregon Convention Center to make the change at the Solutions table.
To transfer your bib before February 18, 2018:
- Login to Myevents.active.com
- Click Transfer registration to another athlete
- Enter the recipient’s email address at Email address
- Enter the recipient’s email address again to confirm at Confirm email address
- Click Submit
A confirmation message appears verifying that the transfer process was initiated. The accepting participant will receive an email inviting them to claim the registration and they may refer to the instructions in the article Accept Registration Transfer.
Note: Registrations for someone below 18 can only be viewed and transferred by the guardian who registered them; registrations made by someone else on your behalf (if you are an adult) can be transferred by that person or by yourself after you Claim Registration in MyEvents; registrations for those who are part of a group-registration team cannot be transferred.
Note: Transfers may only be completed into the same category – if the original registration was for a 5K, the new registration must also be for the 5K. If permitted by the organizer, the new participant may change event categories after the fact.
Note: The newest price is applied at checkout when the recipient accepts the transfer.
Note: Once the recipient has accepted and completed the transfer, the original registrant will be cancelled and refunded. Refunds are processed within 5-7 business days. If a transfer fee is applied, it will be deducted automatically from the refund. For example, if the original registrant paid $25 and the transfer fee is $5, he/she will be refunded $20.