TriMet steps up service for Race for the Cure


Additional Blue, Green and Yellow trains added to help participants get to the event

TriMet will have extra MAX service out on Sunday morning, Sept.16 to help riders get to the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure at the Tom McCall Waterfront Park. The extra service will run from 6 to 9 a.m.

The day of the race is typically TriMet’s busiest Sunday of the year, with an increase in ridership of up to 20 percent over typical Sundays in years past. Some 40,000 people are expected to participate in the event. Due to expected crowds, bus and MAX riders should plan extra time for their trips.

MAX service

  • Extra Green Line trains will leave the Clackamas Town Center Transit Center at
    6:37 a.m., 6:58 a.m. and 7:26 a.m.
  • Blue and Yellow lines will have extra trains in service from 6 to 9 a.m.

Bus impacts

  • Nine bus lines will be detoured around the race and stops on the route will be closed.
  • Affected lines:  4, 8, 15, 17, 20, 33, 35, 44, 77

Day passes available for advance purchase

TriMet customer service staff will be at the Komen Heath Expo selling advance Day Passes for Sunday. The expo will be held at the Oregon Convention Center on Friday, Sept. 14, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The TriMet booth will be set up across from the T-shirt pick-up.

Day Pass Fares
Adults: $5
Youth: $3.30
Honored citizens: $2

Riders should remember the Free Rail Zone no longer exists and a valid fare is required throughout the MAX system.

Park & Ride

Many of TriMet’s free Park & Rides, including one at Clackamas Town Center Transit Center, are open on the weekends. For Park & Ride locations and days they are open, visit

Plan ahead

TriMet’s online trip planner makes it easy to plan a trip to the event, with information on travel and walk times, transfers and cost. Visit, for smartphones.