Lululemon Pearl is the start and finish of this week’s run on Saturday, Apirl 26 – the fourth week for the 2014 PMC. They are located at 1231 NW Couch in the Pearl, and the run starts at 8a.
There are very few bathrooms at this start location, however Whole Foods across the street does allow runners to use their restroom; as will Peet’s Coffee if you ask nicely and promise to get your post-run treat there. As for parking, there are parking garages nearby – the closest is the one at Whole Foods; or you can park a few blocks outside of the Pearl District proper to find longer-term meters. The streetcar is also a good option, because you can get off at 10th or 11th and Couch.
Your route this week will take advantage of the waterfront for your choice of 10 or 12 miles, with a pace group leader running at the right training pace for your marathon goal.
Just a quick reminder to run two-by-two and no wider on the waterfront & Eastbank Esplanade, so there’s plenty of room for cyclists and non-PMC runners and pedestrians.
Remember food & drink, dry clothes for post-run, and to say “thanks” to your fearless pace group leaders.
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 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