Portland Marathon Clinic Dates, Mileage and Locations for 2016 Season

Yesterday was the first of the 2016 Portland Marathon Clinic runs. These runs, which are free and open to all, are specifically structured to prepare runners for the 2016 Portland Marathon. The training dates, distances and paces are all purposefully laid out to prepare you to arrive at the start line healthy and ready for a successful finish! Following the training guidelines set out by the RRCA, PMC uses the "long, slow distance" method where your training runs are slower than your anticipated race pace. PMC does not include training plans and speed workouts with their free Saturday run clinics, but those are available for a minimal cost so that you can have a customized training plan and more support from PMC's RRCA-certified coaches. This paid element of the Clinic is only $125 and also comes with access to training videos, a training and racing guide, a PMC tech shirt with their iconic rose logo, and more. Learn more and sign up for this program online here.

When training runs reach the longer distances, PMC provides aid stations and asks all PMC participants to volunteer one weekend out of the schedule. This is part of how PMC is able to keep the Saturday runs free for everyone! Whether there is an aid station or not, all participants should bring their own nutrition and hydration, dress appropriately for the weather, and protect themselves with sunscreen, hats and anti-chafe products.

April 16: 5-7-9 miles
Road Runner Sports in the Nyberg Woods Shopping Center at 7063 SW Nyberg Road in Tualatin

April 23: 6-8-10 miles
George Rogers Park in Lake Oswego

April 30: 7-9-10 miles
Mountain Hardwear at 722 SW Taylor in Portland

May 7: 8-10 miles
ClubSport Oregon at 18120 SW Lower Boones Ferry Rd in Tigard

May 14: 9-10-12 miles
Road Runner Sports in the Nyberg Woods Shopping Center at 7063 SW Nyberg Road in Tualatin

May 21 : 10-12 miles
Road Runner Sports 23rd at 29 NW 23rd St. in Portland

May 28: 10-12-13 miles
ClubSport Oregon at 18120 SW Lower Boones Ferry Rd in Tigard

June 4: 10-12-14 miles
Springwater Corridor; meet at Main City Park in Gresham

June 11: 12-13-15 miles
Road Runner Sports in the Nyberg Woods Shopping Center at 7063 SW Nyberg Road in Tualatin

June 18: 12-14-16 miles
Mountain Hardwear at 722 SW Taylor in Portland

June 25: 13-15-16 miles
ClubSport Oregon at 18120 SW Lower Boones Ferry Rd in Tigard

July 2: 14-16 miles
Road Runner Sports 23rd at 29 NW 23rd St. in Portland

July 9: 15-16-18 miles
Road Runner Sports in the Nyberg Woods Shopping Center at 7063 SW Nyberg Road in Tualatin

July 16: 16-18 miles
Mountain Hardwear at 722 SW Taylor in Portland

July 23: 16-19 miles
Road Runner Sports 23rd at 29 NW 23rd St. in Portland

July 30: 16-18-20 miles
Vancouver Lake; at Vancouver Lake Park off the 4th Plain exit from I-5

August 6: 16-20 miles
Road Runner Sports in the Nyberg Woods Shopping Center at 7063 SW Nyberg Road in Tualatin

August 13: 20 miles
Marathon Course; meet at SW 4th Ave & Main St in downtown Portland

August 20: 16 miles
Road Runner Sports 23rd at 29 NW 23rd St. in Portland

August 27: 20 miles
Mountain Hardwear at 722 SW Taylor in Portland

September 3: 16 miles
Road Runner Sports in the Nyberg Woods Shopping Center at 7063 SW Nyberg Road in Tualatin

September 10: 20 miles
Brunch Run, which requires a $10 ticket and comes with a post-run brunch at Willamette Park at SW Nebraska and SW Macadam

September 17: 16-20 miles
Road Runner Sports 23rd at 29 NW 23rd St. in Portland

September 24: 16 miles
Lucy Bridgeport at 7369 SW Bridgeport Rd in Portland/Tigard

October 1: 8 miles
Mountain Hardwear at 722 SW Taylor in Portland

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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