PRC Winter Race Series – Race #3 preview

Only one race left in the PRC Winter Race Series for the 2015-2016 trio of events! The third and final installation is a very special race -- it's not about how fast you run, it's about how well you can pace yourself! This race is the "prediction race." No phones or watches on the course ... nothing but your ability to estimate your speed! Before the run, you'll have to "call" your finish time and the results will be determined based on who finishes closest to their predicted time. This means you - yes, you - could beat Joe Dudman in a race. Even if you haven't run the first two races, you can sign up for this 5k on Saturday, February 20. The race starts outside Portland Running Company's Beaverton location at 10029 SW Nimbus Ave and runs on surface streets and the Fanno Creek Trail.

Here are the vitals:

When: Saturday, February 20, 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

I’ve run the first two races of the Series, and knowing the course can help you especially with a prediction race. I know, for example, that there are a few small hills and a few really gradual inclines, but they’re balanced out with declines. So I think I can run a pretty steady race at about a 10-minute mile. If you haven’t run this one before but want some insight, read about my experience at Race #1 here and at Race #2 here.


I’m looking forward to the post-race raffle at this race, too. Unlike most races, where everyone’s got their finish time on their wrist, the results will be a total surprise and worth waiting for. Join Joe, Theresa and me at the PRC Winter Race Series #3!


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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