- 3 miles/5K, 6 miles/10K, 13.1 miles/Half Marathon
- Road Race
- Event Website
On the fence about this race. Went to PDX for the weekend to get out of the Spokane Snow and to keep my endurance up over the winter and found the Heartbreaker Half in Hillsboro.
Race Distances: 5K, 10K and Half Marathon
Bib Pick up: Though the race is in Hillsboro, packet pick up was at a Portland running store closer to PDX airport. Email said pick up wasn’t available race day, so I made the treck to get my bib. Easy enough as they scanned your QR code from your registration email and assigned you a bib there. Other area races were also there. Showed up race morning to packet pick up being offered. What the what?
Location: start/Finish at Liberty HS
Start times: 8 am (half), 810 am (10k), 815 am (5K)
The course: be prepared for rolling hills. Did not realize how many hills there were. It’s also never good when you’re at the start and the announcer comments that the course was changed and there are more hills than last year. Would have been beneficial to have an elevation map on the website. Course was a loop for the half marathon and met up with the 10K on two separate occasions, so you had to pay attention to splits. There were some water stops, but not nearly enough, I don’t think. The first one I saw was at least 4 miles in. The other issue I had was it was on active road with no real area marked off for runners. I don’t want to be snapped at by volunteers, when there’s no marked area for me to run inside. Though the leaders may not have seen much traffic, more than a few cars didn’t slow down on course for us.
Post race: not a whole lot in terms of post race food. I couldn’t even identify some of the things they had left over.
Overall, wouldn’t come back for this one