First Thursday Urban Adventure Run starts TOMORROW

April has snuck up on me, so I am very tardy in posting the details about Fleet Feet PDX's First Thursday Urban Adventure Run, which is tomorrow: Thursday, April 7. Here are the details: When: Thursday, April 7, 2016 (see future dates below) What time: The run starts at 6p but people start showing up as early as 5:15p Where: On NW 22nd Ave, between Quimby and Raleigh, near Fleet Feet PDX at 2258 NW Raleigh Register: Onsite by signing a waiver, or ahead of time online here for a few extra raffle tickets when you check in

Bring: Headlamp, reflective vest, phone/camera, warm clothes to change into, your ID if you plan on getting a beer

Park: On surface streets, and remember meters are checked until 7p now

This is a fun run and walk, which starts when Fleet Feet PDX team members bring out the big maps showing that month’s checkpoints. You get to as many as you want to or can (not always the same thing) and back to the start area by 7p, where you turn in your raffle tickets and then see if you win any awesome prizes! This early in the year it will get dark on you during the end part of the run – well, dark enough that you need to be safe and seen with reflectives and a headlamp. You’ll also want a sweatshirt and pants for the raffle, as the temperature drops pretty quickly when the sun goes down. My trick was always to plan my return route so that it passed by my car where I could grab warm gear before the raffle!

This is NOT a race, and aside from the event site, no roads are closed, so run on sidewalks and obey all traffic signals. Use good judgment and remember that many drivers only care about getting home and aren’t expecting swarms of runners to surround their vehicle. And take a moment to thank the sponsor stores (usually the checkpoints) for their support!

Future dates are:

Thursday, May 5
Thursday, June 2
Thursday, July 7
Thursday, August 4
Thursday, Sept 1

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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