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 to raise money for Operation Jack and the fight against autism. This year, the Operation Jack Northwest Run will be held on December 10 and we hope to raise more than $1,500. 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

NEW IN 2016: 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).

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

DISTANCE: 6 Hours or Half Marathon
DATE: December 10, 2016
START TIME: 8:00am
END TIME: 2:00pm

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6 Hour Run (Sep 1-Oct 15)$50.00 + processing fee
Half Marathon (Sep 1-Oct 15)$30.00 + processing fee
6 Hour Run (Oct 16-race day)$60.00 + processing fee
Half Marathon (Oct 16-race day)$40.00 + processing fee

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 CamoHex Colorblock Performance Shirt brand) are guaranteed for anyone registering before November 20.

Register Here

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

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 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.

Shirts are included in all entries made by November 20. You will have an option to choose between a men's version or women's version.


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

Packet pickup will be available on race morning Saturday, December 10 starting at 7am.
Running late? No worries you can start anytime you want within the 6 hours.

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.

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

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.

This event will will be chip timed by Huber Timing.

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.

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)

Leyla Duechle Photography will take photos at the event.

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

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.

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

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

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