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.
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.