Urban Adventure Run

Join us for ESA’s first Urban Adventure Run!

Sunday, November 16
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Registration Fee: $15 per person

Advance registration is required through the ESA registration site
Weather Permitting

Join your fellow entomologists on our first Urban Adventure Run through the streets of downtown Portland! Just like a scavenger hunt, organizers will map several checkpoints around the city for participants to visit and pick up raffle tickets for prize drawings at the end of the run. At the start of the run, a large map will show all of the checkpoints around the city, download it to your smartphone and you are off to collect as many raffle tickets as you can in one hour.

Meet back at the starting point to enter your tickets for the prize drawing, cool down and check out the gear from the event sponsor, FitRight NW.  

Run as a group or as an individual to get out and see the city! Registration is limited; sign up today to be sure to reserve your spot!

Registration includes an ESA Urban Adventure Run t-shirt, post-run snacks and beverages and automatic entry into the prize drawings.

Exciting things will be happening at the Urban Adventure Run:

  • Fit Right: Will be selling "RUN PDX" iconic logo t-shirts
  • New Balance: Will be giving free shoe demos, shoes to buy at a big discount and will being giving away 1 free shoe in the raffle.
  • Ellington Handbags: Local Portland handbag company.  Will be onsite selling bags and will give 1 bag for the raffle
  • Kombucha Wonder Drink: Portland based Kombucha company. Will be giving little samples at the run and will raffle off a case of drinks.
  • Viso Energy Drink: Providing drink sample and raffle case.
  • $25 Nike Gift Card as raffle item
  • $25 Lands End Gift Card as raffle item
  • $25 Zappos Gift Card as raffle item

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Are walkers allowed at this event?
A: Of course! This event is casual and non-competitive. The only catch is that the more checkpoints you hit the better your chance at winning a raffle prize.

Q: How long is the course?
A: As long as you want it to be! Checkpoints range from 1/4 to 3 miles away, and you can choose the ones you go for. Distant checkpoints are worth more tickets and are clearly noted on the maps.

Q: Is this a race?
A: Not at all. Some participants use it as an easy run and others use it as a speed workout.  Whatever you choose, it’s intended to be a laidback event focused on fun!

Q: Do I have to hit all the checkpoints?
A: No, you choose how many to visit. Just realize that the more checkpoints you hit the better your chances at winning cool prizes.

Q: How long does the event last?
A: The event is from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, but we recommend showing up at 9:30 AM to sign in and hang out for a bit. The raffle starts promptly at 11:00 AM.

By participating in this event, I agree to assume all risks inherent in such program, whether they are apparent to me or not. I certify that I am in good physical health and fit to participate. Nevertheless, I acknowledge that participation carries an inherent risk of injury to my person and damage to my property. I hereby waive and release, for myself, any and all claims, causes of action, or liabilities which may hereafter accrue against the Entomological Society of America, and its affiliates, their agents, employees, volunteers, officers, directors, successors and assigns, Run Fit NW, the City of Portland, and any and all sponsors, their representatives and successors, that may arise as a result of my participation in ESA’s Urban Adventure Run, including any and all claims for personal injuries caused by ESA’s negligence.