Here we are at Labor Day Weekend already! And the Portland Marathon Clinic is ready to get your weekend started right with a 16-mile run.
Led by experienced pace group leaders, the Portland Marathon Clinic runs are free and open to everyone, whether or not you are running Portland. If you are just maintaining a long-run schedule, or perhaps training for the 2014 ORRC Autumn Leaves 50k/50-Miler (on October 25), you should feel free to join in!
After this run there are only four left, and next week is the ticket-required Brunch Run. Be sure to get your ticket online or at the group run! The last day to buy tickets is September 1, so don’t delay!
The route from Road Runner Sports in Tualatin offers a neighborhood tour of Tualatin, using residential streets (read: shaded) and lower-traffic roads for most of the route. Best of all, there is a Panera Bread and a Starbucks right in the same shopping center as RRS for your post-run snack!
Remember to bring your own hydration and some food for your run, whether you prefer gel, blocks, or good old fashioned e-caps and orange slices. A hat and sunscreen are a must, too, so you can actually enjoy your holiday weekend instead of nursing a sunscreen.
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.
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