Find a group run for this (or any) weekend: March 26-27, 2016

Sunstone Running Club's Saturday run last weekend.

If you've got a group run that you'd like us to share, please email us from our "Submit a Guest Post" link! (You don't have to write a post - just the facts.) Saturday This weekend, there are three free long runs on Saturday that we know about (I've arbitrarily selected "more than 6 miles" to be considered a long run ... see further below for group runs for less than 6 miles): Sunstone Running Club is heading out for a total of 14 miles. One group is starting at 7:10a for 4 miles and the larger group will meet up with them at 8a for 10 more miles. They will meet at Sexton Elementary School located at 15645 SW Sexton Mountain Dr. in Beaverton. There is ample parking, but no restrooms, so plan before you come. Coach Jim's group is running 17 miles this Saturday, split into two loops of about 8.5 miles. The run will start at 8a from Pizza Roma at 4715 SE Woodstock Blvd. in Portland. You can see the route for the first loop here and the route for the second loop here.

The free runs hosted by Sole Sisters offers a free training run in seven Portland-metro burgs every Saturday from now until May 14. The program is geared for runners to be ready for the Queen of the High Road Half Marathon and 10k on May 21. Groups at each location meet at 7:50a and start their runs at 8a sharp. This Saturday, they are running 7 miles. Locations are:

Beaverton: Vose Elementary at 11350 SW Denny Road
Canby: Baker Prairie Middle School at 1859 S. Township Rd.
Newberg: Joan Austin Elementary School at 2200 N. Center St.
Oregon City: Wagons at Oregon Trail Interpretive Center at 1726 Washington St.
Sherwood: Sherwood HS main lot at 16956 SW Meinecke Rd.
Tigard: Tigard HS east lot near pool at 9000 SW Durham Rd.
Tualatin: Tualatin Elementary at 20405 SW 95th Ave.
West Linn: Mary S. Young Park lower parking lot
Wilsonville: Wilsonville HS from parking lot at 6800 SW Wilsonville Rd.

Not-quite-as-long-but-still-free group runs: 

Gallagher Fitness Resources hosts a free run every Saturday. They are located at 135 Commercial St. NE in Salem. Their doors open at 6:45a and the run starts at 7a. Paces range from 7m/mile to 12m/mile and distances range from 4-22 miles.

This Saturday, Fleet Feet Sports PDX is hosting the Egg-stra Fun 5k at TOMS Portland, located at 1231 W. Burnside St. The loop 5k will be littered (in a good way) with candy-filled eggs, and after the run, you can enjoy coffee and treats at TOMS. You do not need to RSVP but if you join the FFS rewards program you can sign the waiver ahead of time AND start collecting points for their in-store rewards program.

Sunday

Portland

Portland Running Company is running on Sunday from Kenny & Zuke’s Bagelworks, located at 2376 NW Thurman. All paces are invited, and the run ranges from 5-18 miles.

Team Red Lizard is running their usual 12 miles at 8:30a from the Starbucks at NW 23rd and Overton.

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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