We have built the Portland Track Festival as a creative take on the traditional track meet. We’ve streamlined the event schedule, we’ve staged rivalry races, we’ve blasted dance music, we’ve paired record attempts with record holders, and we’ve even brought you a flame-throwing, bag-piping, Darth Vader look alike on a unicycle. We are always piloting new ideas.
In honor of our 10 year anniversary, we invited applicaitons from those of you who wanted to test your own innovations at the 2018 Portland Track Festival. We received a wide range of entries covering aspects of competition, technology, journalism, and fashion. Each entry would bring a new lens to the sport but in the end we selected three entries to support in the coming year.
on a line - overhead camera
ready go Productions | Portland, O.R.
Viewers of FloTrack's live stream of the PTF will get right down into the action with this overhead view provided by Ready Go Production's aerial camera. As the pack passes past the stands on each lap and as the kickers dig for line in the homestretch the overhead view will follow along and give you a true sense of the speed and competition you can't get with a stationary camera.
post run polo
sir walter Running | raleigh N.C.
Our friends from from Sir Walter Running will bring sexy back to the track with the Post Run Polo - a marriage of North Carolina textile history and the aesthetic of the Northwest track scene. With input from Portland athletes and technical insight from the Triangle's fabric experts Pat Price and Sandy Roberts will introduce us to the Post Run Polo - apparel for victory.
take the bridge
miles and threads | Portland, O.R.
take the bridge | New york, ny
Portland running brand Miles and Threads is collaborating with Take the Bridge bringing throwback road racing culture combined with a running crew mystique to Portland's Track Week. This off-track event will be held at a time and place that will be revealed via social media. Get your relay crew together and wait for the call. Don't be late.