We all know that running events are a great way to stay in shape during the cold, wet months and Portland Running Company offers a great 5k series. The PRC Winter 5k Race Series is a perfect way to stay motivated to race through the colder months. Run all for three for only $60 or register individually for $25 each. A 5k series shirt will be available to purchase for $10. The course will be the same, starting at the Portland Running Company in Beaverton, running along the beautiful Fanno Creek Trail and finishing back at PRC. With the same course each time, it’s a great opportunity to work on improving your time.
There will be plenty of volunteers along the course passing out water and a sports drink, the course will be well-marked and should be mostly flat. Becoming extra familiar with the course is a great way to get faster and challenge yourself for a PR each month. There will be a little twist with the final run, instead of the usual overall fastest runners. No watches or timing devices will be allowed and the runners closest to their predicted finish time win.
After the run, enjoy some Peet’s Coffee and pancakes. The overall winners and a random lucky winner will receive a hand-made scarf, made in PRC colors by Paula Harkin. This event is limited to 500 participants, so don’t delay. It’s easy, just sign up and show up race morning to pick up your bib. The doors open at 7AM and the run begins at 8AM.
Febuary 22nd Predictor – no watches allowed
(All held at Portland Running Company-10029 SW Nimbus Avenue in Beaverton)
It’s a chance to challenge yourself in a comfortable, supportive setting. Stay race ready through the winter with some shorter races or get race ready with this series. A 5k is a great distance for experienced and novice runners. Experienced runners can use it for speed work and newer runners can use it to get comfortable racing. Whatever your reason, it should be fun. Challenge yourself to improve this winter, whether you’re racing the guy or girl next to you or just want to shave a couple of seconds off your time. The PRC 5k Winter Series is a fun, convenient and affordable way to do it.