This Thursday is the First Thursday Urban Adventure Run

First-Thursday-Urban-Adventure-RunThursday, September 4 will be a bittersweet day for many a runner in the Portland Metro area. Alas, it is the last First Thursday Urban Adventure Run of 2014.

But, you’ll have a blast at this last in a series of fun summer group runs! This is a FREE group run, open to all – and suitable for those who’d rather walk. Because you choose your pace and distance, you can cover as little or as much ground as you want. Many participants find it’s a fun family activity; I’ve seen many a stroller there.

The run officially starts at 6p from a lot at NW 20th and Raleigh near the Fit Right Running & Walking store in the NW District. You will need to check in; you can do so online now and even refer friends for extra raffle tickets!

If possible, try to arrive by 5:30p. First Thursday always has awesome vendors, many of whom provide samples to runners that get there early. Then at 6p the maps come out, runners snap photos of them with their phones or these old-fashioned devices called cameras, and then take off to collect raffle tickets!

Everyone zips back to NW 20th and Raleigh by 7p where they can enjoy a cold brew on the house (if you’re 21+ with proper ID) and dance to tunes from a DJ. Once all the raffle tickets are collected, the prizes will begin! I can’t tell you any of the specific prizes, but I can tell you that since this is the last run of the year, it’s likely the prizes will be AWESOME.

Grab your friends, grab your brightly colored running gear (since it’s anything BUT a closed course – and obey all traffic and safety signals please), and head on over to the final First Thursday Urban Adventure Run of the year!

When: Thursday, September 3, 2014

What time: 6p

Where: NW 20th and Raleigh

Parking: There is usually ample street parking around this area, but carpool if you can


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We started the Run Oregon blog in February 2007, because felt like running in Oregon and SW Washington deserved more positive coverage. We also wanted to level the playing field so that small, non-profit races could compete with big events; and to support local race organizers.

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