It’s the 9th week of the Portland Marathon Clinic, and this week the crew is running 10, 12 and 14 mile routes for their preparation of the Portland Marathon (or other fall marathon).
This week’s run starts and ends at Main City Park in Gresham. Be sure to plan for ample time to get there and find parking, since the run will start on the Springwater Corridor Trail which is at the extreme southern end of the park. Every time I’ve gone to this run, I’m always surprised how much further it is than I thought!
There are restrooms at the park, and there will be water, but be sure to bring your own hydration and nutrition for the run.
All PMC runs except one – the Brunch Run – are free and open to all, no matter what you are training for. You’ll want to sign the waiver when you check in and then listen up for the right pace group. I always recommend layers, a hat and sunscreen; if you’re planning on being out there more than two hours, you’ll want to reapply!
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.
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