This weekend’s free marathon and half marathon training run is hosted by lululemon Pearl District, starting at 8a on Saturday, March 7.
First up will be the longer run: 10 miles on Terwilliger. From the store at NW 12th and Couch, the group will run south through the Park Blocks and over the freeway to join up with Terwilliger around the 2nd mile of the run. The fun rolling hills will continue to Barbur Blvd, then the groups will turn back to retrace their steps to the store.
After this 10 mile out-and-back, the pace group leaders will take a short break for people to use the restroom and then head out again for 6 miles along the waterfront. Heading north first on NW 9th, the route is a simple out-and-back that will reach the turnaround under the junction of I-5 and I-405.
These runs are set up on a schedule specifically for the ORRC Vernonia Marathon and Half Marathon. Learn more about the ORC Vernonia Marathon and Half Marathon (and sign up) online here. The races are on Sunday, April 12; for ORRC members the marathon is $60 (be sure to check out Coach Jim’s group discount) and the half marathon is $32.
This weekend’s group run details:
Where: lululemon Pearl District at 1231 NW Couch
What time: The run starts at 8a, be there by 7:45a at the latest
Distance: 16 miles
You can RSVP and meet other runners through Coach Jim’s facebook page, too.