I enjoy running on the holidays and especially love that my kids want to be involved and run these events with me… it feels like we are starting our own family traditions for these holidays. This year, I have learned of the Tofurky Trot and can’t wait to check this event out! I’m a vegetarian and excited that there is a race that is geared for us plant eaters on a carnivorous holiday! Vegetarian/Vegan or not, I hope you’ll check this event out. It looks like a lot of fun and is focused on raising money for local groups supporting good health.
The 3rd Annual Monster Dash will hit the streets of Bend on October 26. Fleet Feet‘s 2014 event is proudly supporting Younity, a group dedicated to helping teachers, students and parents effectively respond to bullying. This year’s goal is to get 400 participants to help support this positive, community focused organization. Students of all ages are encouraged to come participate!
Friday afternoon I drove over two hours one way to race for under 140 seconds, and it was totally worth it. The Nick Symmonds Springfield 800 has quickly become one of my favorite races of the year.
Now in its third year, the event is a straight 800 meter road race hosted by Olympian and former Willamette University runner Nick Symmonds. With separate heats for walkers, and youth, masters, open, and elite runners, there is something for everyone, and when you’re not racing, you can watch the other heats. Continue reading
RRCA-certified James Mattern has been coordinating Saturday training runs for years, and this year will continue the fun. Free and open to everyone, led by experienced pace group leaders on routes selected for their accuracy, access to restrooms, safety, scenery, and – of course – the food at the finish; Coach Jim’s Training Runs will prepare you for your spring distance event.
Runs are planned so you’ll be ready for a mid-April spring marathon … such as the ORRC Vernonia Marathon! However, if a half marathon is more your speed, Coach Jim designs his runs so that if you prefer not to run the full distance – you can! Continue reading
This will be the eighth year of the Give n’ Gobble 5K/10K in Sherwood, naturally, on Thanksgiving morning. In case you are on the fence about whether to go running on November 27, the Give n’ Gobble race website helpfully notes that the average American eats 7100 calories on that day. 7100?!?