Run 12, 14 or 16 miles this weekend with the Portland Marathon Clinic! This week’s run starts from Mountain Hardwear at 722 SW Taylor in Portland.
A reminder: these runs are free and open to all, with the mileage tailored for those training for the 2014 Portland Marathon. Even though there is an aid station on the route, you should definitely bring hydration and nutrition!
Here’s a course description from PMC pace group leader Diane Lechner (thanks, Diane!)
The 12, 14 or 16 mile run begins downtown at the PMC sponsor’s store, Mountain Hardwear.
After crossing the Steel Bridge, the city run covers segments of the Portland Marathon route along with charming city neighborhood excursions through Overlook and Sullivan’s Gulch. The route takes runners around the Moda Center, past Widmer Brewing Co.and Adidas, then north to the Columbia Annex Park on Willamette Blvd. Runners will return to Mountain Hardwear to shop and enjoy the store’s post-run hospitality.
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.
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