The Portland Marathon Clinic kicks off their second week with a run of 5, 7 or 9 miles from the Road Runner Sports in Tualatin this Saturday, April 12 starting at 8a sharp.
There are very few bathrooms at this start location, however there is a Starbucks on the other side of the parking lot that you can use as well. Please try to park towards the center of the parking lot – it’s courteous to other retailers in that shopping center, which is important so that PMC can continue to host runs there in future years.
This is a beautiful route, with one hill that mercifully comes early on – in the first few miles. (It’s also in your last few miles as a lovely downhill!) The run will be even more spectacular because the cherry blossoms will still be blooming and those running the 7 and 9 mile routes will get to see one of the most gorgeous trees in Tualatin.
This run goes through residential neighborhoods and past a large hospital complex, with more time in the sun than you might expect; so if it’s sunny out please wear sunscreen. After your run, if that Starbucks isn’t your style, there are many other great places to eat at the Nyberg Woods shopping center in which RRS is located.
Don’t forget your hydration and nutrition for the run, as well as a dry shirt (and more) that you’ll want to put on after your run. And remember to thank your pace group leaders, who are all volunteers and do a great job!
Finally – next week’s run (April 19) is at George Rogers Park. Parking there is a little more limited, so you might want to make carpool arrangements this weekend with any runners that live near you.
Here’s the rest of the schedule:
All runs are on Saturdays and start promptly at 8a, so be there by 7:45 at the very latest for instructions and to use the restroom before you start. Click on the location for a Google map showing you where to go. For directions, click on “Get Directions” and enter your starting address.
April 12, 2014: 5, 7 or 9 miles from Road Runner Sports in Tualatin
April 19, 2014: 6, 8 or 10 miles from George Rogers Park in Lake Oswego
April 26, 2014: 7, 9 or 10 miles from Lululemon Pearl in Portland
May 3, 2014: 8 or 10 miles from Lululemon Bridgeport in Tigard
May 10, 2014: 9, 10 or 12 miles from Road Runner Sports in Tualatin
May 17, 2014: 10 or 12 miles from Duniway Park in Portland
May 24, 2014: 10, 12 or 13 miles from Lululemon Pearl in Portland
May 31, 2014: 10, 12 or 14 miles on the Springwater Corridor starting at Main City Park in Gresham
June 7, 2014: 12, 13 or 15 miles from Road Runner Sports in Tualatin
June 14, 2014: 12, 14 or 16 miles from Mountain Hardwear in Portland
June 21, 2014: 13, 15 or 16 miles from Lululemon Pearl in Portland
June 28, 2014: 14 or 16 miles from Duniway Park in Portland
July 5, 2014: 15, 16 or 18 miles from Road Runner Sports in Tualatin
July 12, 2014: 16 or 18 miles from Mountain Hardwear in Portland
July 19, 2014: 16 or 19 miles from Lululemon Pearl in Portland
July 26: 16, 18 or 20 miles at Vancouver Lake in Vancouver, Wash.
August 2, 2014: 16 or 20 miles from Road Runner Sports in Tualatin
August 9, 2014: 20 miles on the Marathon Course starting at SW 4th and Main in Portland
August 16, 2014: 16 miles from Lululemon Pearl in Portland
August 23, 2014: 20 miles from Mountain Hardwear in Portland
August 30, 2014: 16 miles from Road Runner Sports in Tualatin
September 6, 2014: 20 miles – Park at Willamette Park in Portland, the running route is top secret! This is the Brunch Run, which requires a ticket because runners are bused to a secret location and then served a delicious brunch after the run. If you plan to participate, don’t wait to buy your $10 ticket once they’re available in August. This sells out every year; and we’re not just saying that … it’s a hot ticket!
September 13, 2014: 16 or 20 miles from Lululemon Pearl in Portland
September 20, 2014: 16 miles from Road Runner Sports in Tualatin
September 27, 2014: 8 miles from Lululemon Bridgeport in Tigard