Portland Marathon Clinic Training Run for August 1, 2015 and Brunch Run Ticket Info

16 and 20 miles are the distance on the schedule for this week's Portland Marathon Clinic, heading out on Saturday from Road Runners Sports in Tualatin. All PMC runs,except the Brunch Run, are free and open to everyone. The Brunch Run is a special point-to-point run (PMC rents buses) which is running on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015. Tickets for this run are $10 and can be purchased at any of the August training runs; they will also be available to purchase online until September 1. In addition to covering the cost of the buses, your ticket price also gets you a delicious brunch served at the run's finish line, Willamette Park.


The groups are led by experienced pace group leaders and organized by marathon goal time. You might wonder why they run slower than marathon goal pace – this is because PMC adheres to the RRCA-supported “long, slow distance” training model.

This run starts out by heading east through residential neighborhoods, then primarily west past Meridian Park, Atfalati City Park, and over I-5, passing an aid station at mile 4. Around mile 5 the run heads north and wraps around a baseball field at Jurgens City Park, where a second aid station will be at mile 8. Those going 16 miles will turn around here; runners aiming for 20 will keep going for two miles before turning back. Check out the route here.

There are restrooms at Road Runner Sports; you will need to bring your own nutrition and you should also bring hydration as the four aid stations on course will likely not provide all the water and energy drink you need. It’s also important to start trying out the clothing you plan to wear and the gear you plan to carry on race day, including anti-chafing measures (Body Glide, Nip Guards, etc) and sun/rain protection (sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, etc).

When: Saturday, August 1, 2015

Where: Road Runner Sports at 7063 SW Nyberg Rd in Tualatin

What time: The run starts at 8a. Be there no later than 7:45.

 

About Kelly Barten (1152 Articles)
I started the Run Oregon blog in February 2007, because I felt like running in Oregon and SW Washington deserved more positive coverage. I also wanted to level the playing field so that small, non-profit races could compete with big events; and to support LOCAL race organizers. I'm a Creighton Bluejay (undergrad) and an Oregon Duck (Sports Marketing MBA), and I live in Tigard with my husband and two kids. My "real job" is working for an incredibly awesome math textbook company doing marketing and production.
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