Find a long run for this (or any) weekend: April 16-17, 2016

Here are some group runs we know about for this weekend. All of these runs are free and open to everyone. If you want to tell us about a run to include, please email us from our "Submit a Guest Post" link! (You don't have to write a post - just the facts.) NOTE: PORK - Prineville Oregon Running Klub - has a free group run that takes place every Sunday. Be sure to read on to the Sunday runs for details. Saturday, April 16, 2016 Portland Marathon Clinic is running this weekend from Road Runner Sports in Tualatin. Their routes are set up to cover 5, 7, or 9 miles depending on your experience. The run starts at 8a and will wind through the lush and scenic neighborhoods of Tualatin. You can check out the course for this weekend here.

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 9 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.

The Sunstone Running Club is running and supporting the Birds of Prey Half Marathon this weekend. This North Bonneville race is a fund raiser for the Stevenson High School Cross-country Team. So even though it’s not a free group run, be on the lookout for runners wearing Sunstone Running Club hats at this race and be sure to introduce yourself to this amazingly supportive free Beaverton-based club!



Gallagher Fitness Resources hosts a free run every Saturday. They are located at 135 Commercial St. NE. 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.

Three separate groups run from The Governor’s Cup coffee shop at 7a for group runs of 4-26 miles. The Governor’s Cup is are located at 471 Court St. NE. Paces range from 7m/mile to 14m/mile. According to WVRR’s website, you are invited to “show up and ask people what their plan is for the day.” I wasn’t able to confirm this run, so if you know anything about it please do let us know!

Sunday, April 17, 2016


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 12 miles at 8:30a from the Starbucks at NW 23rd and Overton.

Fleet Feet Sports PDX is hosting runs at both their Portland and Lake Oswego stores. The run from the Portland store is the Breakfast Club run this weekend; CW-X will be there with wear test support/compression tights along with pancakes after the run.


You may not even have known there was a Prineville area running club – well, Chuck Coats, the mustachioed miler (he runs more than just mile races, but I liked how “mustachioed miler” sounded) has recently moved back to the area and was part of a group that created PORK (Prineville Oregon Running Klub). PORK meets at the Prineville Starbucks (1590 NE 3rd Street) for a run every Sunday, which starts at 7a sharp. Each week’s route and distance varies. This weekend they are running around Barnes Butte for a distance of about 9 miles, but other options are available if you need more/less mileage.

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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