Win Tickets ($200): 8 Track Relay @ Portland International Raceway | 27 Hours Of Continuous Live Music From 24 Local Bands, 24-hour Relay

We are giving away FIVE pairs of tickets to 8 Track Relay @ Portland International Raceway on July 20. The tickets include all access to the event all weekend including camping. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, July 5.

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8 track relay8 Track Relay
July 20-21, 2013
10 a.m. | $40 | All Ages

Portland International Raceway
1940 N Victory Blvd Portland, OR 97217
(503) 823-7223 | More info:

This July runners and music enthusiasts will gather at Portland International Raceway (PIR) for the inaugural 8 Track Relay and Music Festival. The event offers 24 hours of running, music, food, concessions, camping, fireworks and a variety of other games and activities.

“8 Track Relay & Music Festival combines Portland’s passion for running, music, food, beer and more into one perfect summer weekend,” said Porter Childs, Event Director. “Whether you want to run, rock, play or a combination of the three, you’ll enjoy continuous live music from the area’s top bands at this unique 24-hour event.”

The goal of the relay is for teams of 8 to run as many four-mile laps as they can in a 24-hour period. Individual team members may run one or more laps on any given leg and may run in any order throughout the 24-hour relay. The majority of the course is not on the PIR racetrack, but rather, on the nature trails surrounding the track.

In keeping with the name of the event, the “baton”, is an actual 8-track cassette with a timing chip inside that records each lap. Since the baton is the only thing that is timed, teams are able to determine their own strategy for completing laps. Teams may choose to run the entire 24-hour period or simply run a few laps and then enjoy the festival.

8 Track Relay offers 27 hours of continuous live music from 24 bands from the local region. Headliners include Menomena, Blitzen Trapper and The Cave Singers. See the full line up.

8 Track Relay will offer festival attendees with unlimited access to a variety of activities including a 200 foot long slip n’ slide, overnight bonfire, professional fireworks display, camping, yoga classes, and games like soccer, capture the flag and ultimate frisbee.


  • 10:00am – GATES OPEN
  • Noon – Helvetia
  • 1:00pm – Lost Lander
  • 2:00pm – RELAY RACE STARTS
  • 2:00pm – Lemolo
  • 3:00pm – AgesandAges
  • 4:00pm – Quasi
  • 5:00pm – The Cave Singers
  • 7:00pm – Talkdemonic
  • 8:00pm – Menomena
  • 4:00pm – MC Sam Adams
  • 9:30pm – FIREWORKS
  • 10:00 – Nurses
  • 11:30 – Lovers
  • 12:30am – 2:15am – DJ Beyonda
  • 2:30am – Wampire
  • 3:30am – Bubblin DJs Lincolnup and Ben Tactic
  • 6:15am – Morning Ritual
  • 7:00am – Michael Hurley
  • 8:00am – Denver
  • 9:00am – Federale
  • 10:00am – The Builders & The Butchers
  • 11:00am – Wild Ones
  • Noon – Lake
  • 1:00pm – Theesatisfaction
  • 2:00pm – RELAY RACE FINISH
  • 2:00pm – Blitzen Trapper
  • 3:30pm – END OF FESTIVAL

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58 Responses to Win Tickets ($200): 8 Track Relay @ Portland International Raceway | 27 Hours Of Continuous Live Music From 24 Local Bands, 24-hour Relay

  1. Kimberly June 25, 2013 at 11:49 am #

    I want to go so bad!!!!

  2. Becky June 25, 2013 at 11:50 am #

    I would so love to come to this…

  3. Steve L. June 25, 2013 at 12:08 pm #

    I’ve never been to Portland… I’m a huge BT fan and have seen them in a small venue (cats cradle in NC)… So this would be a once in a lifetime event and finally get me to travel off the east coast!

  4. Brett June 25, 2013 at 12:38 pm #

    Pick me pick me pick me please! :)

  5. Heidi June 25, 2013 at 12:40 pm #

    Hi I’m moving to Portland from SF & that will be my first weekend there. I love these bands & really hope to go :) thanks!

  6. Heidi June 25, 2013 at 12:44 pm #

    Hi I’m moving to Portland from SF & this will be my first weekend there. I love these bands this event sounds so fun, i really hope to go :) thanks!

  7. Kristi June 25, 2013 at 3:09 pm #

    This looks like so much fun!!! Portland always has so many cool things going on, I miss living there!!!

  8. Meghan June 25, 2013 at 5:47 pm #

    27 hours of continuous local music? That sounds amazing. Ooooh pick me!

  9. Misty talley June 25, 2013 at 7:10 pm #

    I’ve always wanted to go to something like this. Opportunity hasn’t been there until now

  10. Nicole smith ryan June 25, 2013 at 7:38 pm #

    Running, music, camping and food I am down for the roll of a great time!!! This would be a fun experience. I would love to go

  11. Gayle June 25, 2013 at 9:22 pm #

    It sounds like such a great time!!! I would love to win.

  12. Stephanie Schaefer June 25, 2013 at 9:30 pm #

    I haven’t been to a good, fun, event in years. I had a baby and moved away from my friends, suddenly we all got so busy with life that I’ve not done anything like this in a while… going through crazy running adventure withdrawals

  13. Victoria June 25, 2013 at 10:14 pm #

    Pick me! Thx

  14. Chrissy Greer June 26, 2013 at 12:46 am #

    My wife and I are moving to Portland from Arkansas July 10th! She’s never been to Portland and I would love to win these tickets for us!! My family lives in Portland also so this would be a great way for them to meet her!!!!!!

  15. Kathy Lange June 26, 2013 at 3:26 am #

    I want yo go so bad!! I love to move! I love music and friends, beer and food!! With this event it’s all in one place!!

  16. Debbie Whipple June 26, 2013 at 6:31 am #

    I would love to go because I love running, I love friends, I love music, and I love combining all three!

    Pick me pick me!!!

  17. Michael Romano June 26, 2013 at 8:53 am #

    I’d really like to take a friend to this. She’s been set back from long-distance running because of an injury. Would very much enjoy taking her to the music festival portion though.

  18. Kristin June 26, 2013 at 12:51 pm #

    I would really love to go to this as it combines two of my favorite things: running and music. I’m especially excited to see the Builders and the Butchers will be there, one of my favorite bands! Pretty please pick me! :D

  19. jess June 26, 2013 at 1:35 pm #

    oh my! this would be the highlight of my summer! actually it would probably be the highlight of my year!!

  20. Cassandra June 27, 2013 at 7:58 am #

    So long as I don’t have to run…

  21. Monte June 27, 2013 at 9:48 am #

    PDX Pipeline,

    We have grown apart over the last two years, but I want you to know it’s not you it’s me. Anyway, I would like to go to that music relay festival, so if you could just send me those two tickets back that would be awesome.

    Best wishes

  22. David June 27, 2013 at 12:16 pm #

    Jogging in circles usually seems like the stupid, but a good band playing and I cant stop moving. Put all of Portland’s best bands in one place and let the music go all day and all night. Shit, that will get my fat ass moving. Brilliant. I want to go to there.

  23. Susie MacMillan June 27, 2013 at 1:51 pm #

    Running RoCkS!! This sounds like an epic event and one that would be amazing to attend!!

  24. Anthony June 27, 2013 at 2:14 pm #

    I had heard about this for a while, but didn’t realize how crazily awesome it sounded until I read the description here. Would love to attend!

  25. Kalli June 27, 2013 at 2:28 pm #

    Ahh! My friends and I are only in town for the summer but we are all from the Portland area and this sounds like SUCH a fun thing to do while in town. I would be so unbelievably excited to win these

  26. Bill Stewart June 27, 2013 at 2:43 pm #

    As someone who still Owns an 8track player, I think I’m extra qualified.

  27. Jill June 27, 2013 at 3:16 pm #

    Wow! Worth staying up for….

  28. margit June 27, 2013 at 4:10 pm #

    Keep the Party going on!!!!!!!!!

  29. seth francis June 27, 2013 at 5:04 pm #

    Hell yeah, sign me up, I run, I dance, I run some more, I camp, I play, I run some more, what more can you ask for. I will bring a team and raise money for charity if you pick me, and we will be the happiest people this side of the mississipi!
    thanks :)

  30. Rachel June 27, 2013 at 6:36 pm #

    sounds like fun!!!

  31. Eric June 27, 2013 at 6:56 pm #

    Shit, these kids are gonna need water, right? And I’m the best damn water boy this towns ever seen…

  32. Dana Wales June 27, 2013 at 8:20 pm #

    This would be great for our family day!

  33. Destry Brown June 27, 2013 at 8:20 pm #

    Would love to take the boy and gorl and the wifey!

  34. panda June 27, 2013 at 10:11 pm #

    amazing amount of music!

  35. Suzanne Penn June 28, 2013 at 3:50 am #

    I have been wishing upon the first star each evening to try to find a way to attend this event. I’m 53, and my fiancee is 45…we would like to attend with our grown children…as a way of Bonding the two families.
    Finding an event that ALL of us would enjoy has been a tumultuous task—-camping and music would be right up our alley.

  36. Scott Worthington June 28, 2013 at 3:21 pm #

    I would love to go to this, as I don’t sleep much anyway, it would be cool to roll out and catch another band through out the night. does anyone ever get the math wrong and kick out for being a gobot?

  37. molly June 29, 2013 at 11:18 am #

    So many bands that I have been meaning to see!!

  38. Sukho gomes June 30, 2013 at 8:08 am #

    My girlfriend is running and I want to go support her. Hook a broda up!

  39. Greg July 1, 2013 at 3:54 pm #


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  42. Roger Decarlo July 2, 2013 at 7:12 am #

    Love it!

  43. Stacey July 2, 2013 at 1:45 pm #

    Great line-up!

  44. Alex July 3, 2013 at 1:56 pm #

    because it would be lovely

  45. Virginia July 3, 2013 at 3:27 pm #

    Sounds like event of the summer!! Would love tickets to go experience it!

  46. Yossi July 3, 2013 at 7:18 pm #

    I would love to win free tickets to this show! That would be awesome! Thank you for your consideration! : )

  47. Aimee July 3, 2013 at 7:22 pm #

    This would be perfect for my nephew, he’s been wanting to become a gangster G lately..not so cool, need a mans-man type of event to straighten him up, hard rock and motors…PERFECT !!

  48. Gayle July 3, 2013 at 8:58 pm #

    Please choose me. :)

  49. Sophie July 3, 2013 at 11:12 pm #

    I’m a huuuuuuge fan of Blitzen Trapper & The Cave Singers!!! Plus a fan of a couple other bands at the festival. PDX Pop Now looks awesome and affordable fun that weekend for a student budget, but if I can win tickets for 8 Track HANDS DOWN I won’t pass this festival up!

  50. Neil July 4, 2013 at 7:03 pm #

    Cave Singers and Menomena. That’s why.

  51. Mari Stephenson July 6, 2013 at 11:28 am #

    Already planning my dream team!

  52. catherine h July 7, 2013 at 11:14 am #

    This sounds amazing!

  53. Dylan July 7, 2013 at 12:21 pm #

    For MC SAM ADAMS! And after listening to all these bands on bandcamp I found some new ones that I enjoyed. But really, I’d like to see our former mayor bust out some jams.

  54. Rob July 7, 2013 at 4:47 pm #


  55. Katya July 8, 2013 at 11:47 am #

    this would be so much fun!!! please pick meeee

  56. Frank Byers July 8, 2013 at 12:33 pm #

    I like riding my bike to PIR.

  57. Dave July 18, 2013 at 2:35 pm #

    This sounds like a fun time!

  58. Greg July 18, 2013 at 3:58 pm #

    Love to go … please oh please!!!

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