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 fourth year, we continue to raise money for Operation Jack and autism. This year, the Operation Jack Northwest Run will be held on December 7 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


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

START TIME: 8:00am
END TIME: 2:00pm (feel free to run as much or as little of the 6 hours as you want)

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$50.00 (Sep 1-Oct 15)
$60.00 (Oct 16-Dec 7)

Each runner will recieve a hoody and a finisher's medal. The race will be capped at 100 runners. Hoodies are guaranteed for anyone registering before November 17.

You can register online here: http://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=24208
When registering you will be asked to choose an option:
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.

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

The course will be a 0.94 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.

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)

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