Meet the Robinsons

I’m sure you all know people who you consider “pillars” in the running community. I know several people like that. There are two that I find so delightful that I decided to do a blog post about them.

Steve and Michelle Robinson both started out as walkers, Michelle ten years ago and Steve about three. Steve started walking as a way to lower his triglycerides and ended up falling in love with running.  Continue reading

This Thursday is the First Thursday Urban Adventure Run

First-Thursday-Urban-Adventure-RunThursday, September 4 will be a bittersweet day for many a runner in the Portland Metro area. Alas, it is the last First Thursday Urban Adventure Run of 2014.

But, you’ll have a blast at this last in a series of fun summer group runs! This is a FREE group run, open to all – and suitable for those who’d rather walk. Because you choose your pace and distance, you can cover as little or as much ground as you want. Many participants find it’s a fun family activity; I’ve seen many a stroller there.

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Race Preview: Bella Organic Dogathon 5k

Looking for a run for you and your pooch or family outing this weekend?  Come on out to the second annual Bella Organic Dogathon 5k event on Sunday August 31st.  The Oregon Humane Society will benefit from this event.

The 5k course is both runner and walker friendly and incorporates trails that highlight the farm and winery.  You and your dog can enjoyed a great morning run or stroll in a spacious country setting.   Continue reading

Mini-Race Preview: 5k Ruff Ruff Run/Walk in McMinnville


The inaugural running of this 5k McMinnville race and 1 mile Wag Walk takes off on Saturday, September 13th.

This might just be the perfect race for dog lovers and our other furry four-legged companions, since all proceeds go to the Homeward Bound Pets Adoption Shelter.  Family friendly as well as dog friendly, bring the entire pack out for face-painting, snacks for humans and pets, raffles, prizes and dog grooming booths.


The race is an out-and-back in some of the quieter roads of McMinnville.

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Where: Joe Dancer Park in McMinnville, OR.

When: Saturday, September 13th; 9 AM

Price: $20 pre-race (includes T-shirt)


Register Here!