In 2010, Sam Felsenfeld set out to run marathons as way to raise awareness and money for autism research in the name of his son Jack (who is severely autistic). Sam ran 61 marathons and raised about $100,000 for Train 4 Autism (an organization that helps raise money for various autism organizations). The final race of that year was on December 26 in Southern California. His supporters here in the Pacific Northwest held an event on the same day which was a 6.1 hour run (in honor of Sam's 61 marathons). It's called the Operation Jack Northwest Run. Now in its sixth year, we continue $2,000. Join us and run one or as many miles as you want in this 6 hour event.

If you would like more information about Operation Jack and Samís journey, please visit his web site. www.operationjack.org

AGAIN IN 2018: You have two options, sign up for the six hour race (run as much or as little of the six hours as you want), or sign up for the half marathon (complete 14 laps and you're done = 13.1 miles). If you want to run a marathon (28 laps) and need more than 6 hours, early starts will be allowed.

LOCATION: Sumerlake Park,11450 SW Winterlake Drive, Tigard, OR 97223

DISTANCE: 6 Hours or Half Marathon
DATE: December 8, 2018
START TIME: 8:00am - NOTE: If you need more than 6 hours to run a marathon, we can arrange an early start.
END TIME: 2:00pm

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ENTRY FEE

6 Hour Run/Marathon (Jul 26-Oct 14)$50.00 + processing fee [WITH SHIRT]
Half Marathon (Jul 26-Oct 14)$40.00 + processing fee [WITH SHIRT]
6 Hour Run/Marathon (Oct 15-Nov 17)$60.00 + processing fee [WITH SHIRT]
Half Marathon (Oct 15-Nov 17)$50.00 + processing fee [WITH SHIRT]
6 Hour Run/Marathon (Nov 18-race day)$50.00 + processing fee [NO SHIRT]
Half Marathon (Nov 18-race day)$40.00 + processing fee [NO SHIRT]

Since this is a fundraising event, runners are encouraged to make an additional donation at registration.

Each runner will recieve a tech shirt and a finisher's medal. The race will be capped at 100 runners. Tech shirts (Sport-Tek Shirt brand) are guaranteed for anyone registering before November 17.

REGISTRATION

Registration Open!

You have two options: You can run a Half Marathon or you can sign up for the 6 Hour Run/Marathon.

If you decide to run the half marathon, you will complete 14 loops around Summerlake Park. After which you are done.

If you decide to run the 6 hour run, you can run as much or as little as you want.

If you desire to run a marathon and need more than 6 hours. Let us know and we can arrange extra time for you.

If you register for the 6 hour run you will be asked to choose an option (YOU DO NOT HAVE TO RUN THE SELECTED DISTANCE, it just gives us an idea of how long people tend to run):

Short Distance (1-13 miles) = 1-13 loops
Half Marathon (13.1 miles) = 14 loops
Tweener (13.2-26.1 miles) = 15-27 loops
Marathon (26.2 miles) = 28 loops
Ultra-marathon (26.3+ miles) = 29+ loops

Results will be posted for the half marathon and for the overall distances.

Refunds will not be given for those who can't maek it. If you can't make it, please consider your entry fee as a donation to the cause.

SHIRTS

Shirts can be purchased if registering before November 17. You will have an option to choose between a men's version or women's version.


The shirts are a Sport-Tek Shirt. Sizing chart can be found here: Men's Sizing Chart, Womne's Sizing Chart

PACKET PICKUP

Packet pickup will be available on race morning Saturday, December 8 starting at 7am.
Running late? No worries you can start anytime you want within the 6 hours.

COURSE

The course will be a 0.9375 mile loop around Summerlake Park. Each loop will start and stop at the covered area. A half marathon can be run by completing 14 laps. A marathon can be run by completing 28 laps. Course map: https://www.strava.com/routes/7581539

This will not be a closed course. You will need to yield to other runners and walkers.



AID STATION

We will have a fully stocked aid station at the start/finish area. We will have plenty of water, Gatorade, chips, cookies, candy, fruit, etc.
NEW FOR 2018: In an effort to cut down on waste, we will have plastic cups and you will have a single cup to use for the day (we'll write your name on it). Please consider pring your own bottle/cup. No disposable paper cups will be used.

TIMING

This event will will be chip timed by Huber Timing.

AWARDS

Each runner will recieve a finishers medal. There will also be a special award for the top male and female runners that run the most miles in the six hours. The top male and female in the half marathon will also recieve a special award.

RESULTS

2010 Results - WINNERS: Tim Cook (34.07 miles), Stephanie Duncan (30.29 miles)
2011 Results - WINNERS: Chris Thurley (40.85 miles), Stephanie Duncan (30.40 miles)
2012 Results - WINNERS: Zach Gingerich (45.60 miles), Melissa Fryback (34.20 miles)
2013 Results - WINNERS: Keith Shishido (39.38 miles), Amy Al-Khalisi (34.69 miles)
2014 Results - WINNERS: Zach Gingerich (44.06 miles), Megan Lacey (40.31 miles)
2015 Results - WINNERS: Zach Gingerich (44.06 miles), Heidi Cardoza (29.06 miles)
2016 Results - 6 HOUR WINNERS: Kevin Rutherford (34.69 miles), Bekki Manville (37.50 miles)
2017 Results - 6 HOUR WINNERS: David Hopper (40.31 miles), Eva Martushev (34.69 miles)

2016 Results - HALF WINNERS: Antoine Black (1:54:33), Wendy Autencio-Brooker (2:01:27)
2017 Results - HALF WINNERS: Jeff Yeo (1:44:10), Anne Nguyen (1:54:42)

PARKING

There is a parking lot located on Winterlake Drive just past the covered area. There is also streetside parking.

PERSONAL GEAR

We will have plenty of space for you to store your personal gear at the covered area. We will not be responsible for your personal items. That said please keep your valuables in your car.

WEATHER

December will likely be cold and possibly wet. The average high is 45 degrees and the average low is 35 degrees. So be prepared.

VOLUNTEERS

We could use a few volunteers to help man the aid station. If you can volunteer or will be bringing a volunteer please e-mail me at 26freak@gmail.com

CONTACT

Website: www.operationjacknorthwestrun.com
E-Mail: 26freak@gmail.com
Race Director: Steve Walters