Before competing in a race, it's smart to build up your endurance with weekly runs or one practice marathon the night before. Be prepared with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $22 for entry for one in the Ducks vs. Beavers Rivalry Clash 5K (up to a $45 value)
- $25 for entry for one in the Ducks vs. Beavers Rivalry Clash 10K (up to a $50 value)
- $89 for entry for a team of five in the Ducks vs. Beavers Rivalry Clash 5K (up to a $200 value)
- $99 for entry for a team of five in the Ducks vs. Beavers Rivalry Clash 10K (up to a $225 value)
On Sunday, November 3, the Ducks vs. Beavers Rivalry Clash races kicks off at 8:45 a.m. from two starting lines: one for Ducks supporters, and for Beavers fans. Ducks and Beavers will face off, trying to run the quickest times through a smooth, flat path that wends around the Columbia River, the Portland International Raceway, and through the Columbia Slough Trail. The race departs from the Portland Metropolitan Exposition Center, and along the way, each runner's progress is marked by a chip timer. For more details, see the race page.
Packets must be picked up from the Tualatin Road Runner Sports on Friday, November 1 from 3 p.m.-8 p.m. or Saturday, November 2 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Apple Cup Rivalry Clash
The rivalry between Ducks fans and Beavers fans is built right into the Ducks vs. Beavers Rivalry Clash's race course. Supporters of the two teams, decked out in their most spirited gear, kick off the chip-timed race at separate starting lines, and begin the race by running straight towards each like old armies. Instead of a head-on collision, the two groups funnel into a single mass, sharing a race course as they vie for the fastest times on the 5K or 10K route. The speediest school wins a donation to their university's laptop scholarship program, plus the right to refer to their rival school as "our satellite campus."
Regardless of the results, everyone buries the hatchet at a tailgate-style afterparty, where entertainment ranges from a tug-of-war to the most beloved of collegiate pastimes: a flip-cup tournament. The flip-cup games, as well as corn-hole and other competitive events, give racers a chance to earn more glory for their schools. There are also awards for the fastest individuals, the team of five with the lowest combined time, and the school with the lowest overall score (as determined by the sum of the top 100 runners' places).