Starting at 7:30a, participants can get ready in the nice warm PRC showroom at SW Nimbus and Scholls Ferry. Volunteers will be handing out bibs and the “shirt press” will be ready – you can get a new emblem on your race shirt at each race. Speaking of the race shirts, they are some mighty fine-looking long-sleeve shirts. They are a tech blend that feels like cotton, and are a vibrant blue with deep raspberry writing on them. I’ve worn it for running but prefer to wear it as my post-run, post-shower shirt because it’s so comfy. Shirts are only $15.
The PRC Race Series is for runners AND walkers. Finish times ranged from under 17 minutes to more than 57 minutes, and every single participant was supported and cheered on by other runners and walkers, volunteers, and PRC’s spectacular race team. Especially if you have wanted to do a 5k but felt intimidated – this would be a great race to “get your feet wet.” Literally and figuratively.
Here are the vitals:
When: Saturday, January 23, 2016
What time: 9a start
Where: Portland Running Company at 10029 SW Nimbus Ave in Beaverton
Register: Online here for $25 or DOR in the store
At the first PRC race, I ran with my three-and-a-half-year-old. Well, I ran with her for about a quarter mile and then “Uncle Joe” (Run Oregon blogger Joe Dudman) agreed to push for the rest of the race. You can read all about my experience at this fun race here. This time around, I’m leaving the kiddos both with dad so I can try and turn on some speed and run faster than I did in December. I’m hoping to crack 29 minutes, so if your goal is to run a sub-30 5k, please find me at the start of the race and we can run together. I’m serious. I love running with new people and I will even do all the talking if you need some distraction while you speed along to your sub-30 finish!
There were 171 finishers at the first race in the PRC Winter Series, and Larry Julson of Newberg was the first across the line held a 5:21 pace for a 16:40.6 finish. Lauren Elgee was the first woman finisher with a time of 19:36.3, which is a 6:17/mile average.
After the race, be sure to stop back in the store to get your free race photo from Human Investing. You can also add your race emblem to your shirt if you didn’t do that before the race. You probably don’t want to race in your shirt and then get the emblem on though – I think the shirt needs to be dry.