Run and Dance!
Run Like Hell
Portland’s 11th annual Run Like Hell run starts at 7 a.m. on Saturday, October 26, at Pioneer Courthouse Square. Here’s how it works. Register early (if you can). Dress in costume (this year’s theme is Under the Sea). Then run! This year’s event features half-marathon, 10K and 5K heats, and musicians stationed a block apart to play you on. And if you’re not a minor? There’s two bottles of suds on ice waiting for you when your race is won.
Thrill the World
You’ve seen the videos, and if a yard full of prisoners can have at it, why can’t you? This year’s Thrill the World dance starts at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 26, at Irving Park on NE Fremont St. So put on your zombie duds, fuel up on same brains (meaning a hearty breakfast of a healthy lunch) and get out there with all the other zombies to dance your zombie pants off to Thriller, the world’s greatest Halloween song.
If you’re gonna go on one cruise this year (the year is nearly over, you know), make it this one: The Portland Spirit’s Boo! Cruise. It’s like a booze cruise—in fact it is a booze cruise, but this time with costumes. The cruise lasts from 10:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Halloween night and features live tunes by locals Dear Drummer. Costumes are encouraged, but c’mon: Dress up! It’s Halloween and you’re going on a boozy Boo! Cruise! Live a little!
Portland’s schedule of Halloween events include several costumey running heats, zombie two-stepping to Michael Jackson, and a scary-good cruise on the Willamette River.