Last year, Sam Felsenfeld ran 61 marathons to raise money and awareness for autism. Last year we joined Sam in celebrating his final of the 61 marathons on December 26th. We raised about $1000 for autism that day. This year we will once again run on the day after Christmas and raise money for autism. You can run as much or as little of the 6 hours as you like, but I encourage you to run at least a half marathon. Hope you can join us!

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

Date of Event: Monday, December 26, 2011

Time of the Event: Starts at 8:00 am and ends at 2:00 pm. Feel free to run as much or a little of the six hours that you like. We will be having a pre-race briefing at 7:45am.

Location of Event: Summerlake Park (11450 SW Winterlake Drive, Tigard, OR 97223). We will be meeting at the covered area for the start/finish area.

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

Distances: The event is open for six hours, but that doesn't mean you have to run six hours. We encourage you to run at least a half marathon.

Volunteers: We could use volunteers to help keep track of laps and man the aid station. If you can volunteer or will be bringing a volunteer please e-mail me at

Entry Fee: $45, all the proceeds will be donated to Operation Jack, and we will also be taking donations for Operation Jack at the event. You can register online here:

Race Shirt: Everyone will recieve a tech fiber short sleeve shirt. Shirts are guaranteed for those registering before December 6.

Packet Pickup: Race packets will be available before the event between 7:00 am and 8:00 am.

Course: The course will be a 0.95 mile loop around Summerlake Park. Each loop will start and stop at the covered area. A half marathon can be run by completing 13 laps followed by running 0.38 to a turn around and back to the start/finish area. A marathon can be run by completing 27 laps followed by running 0.28 miles to a turn around and back to the start/finish area.

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

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

Aid Station: We will have a fully stocked aid station at the start/finish area. We will have plenty of water, sports drink, chips, cookies, candy, fruit, etc.

Awards: Each runner completing at least a half marathon 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.

Race Results: Results will be compiled based on how many laps you complete. So the person who runs the most laps (or miles) in six hours wins. 2010 Results can be found here. 2011 Results can be found here.

If you have any questions or comments please contact the race director, Steve Walters. Steve can be contacted at through e-mail at