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Saturday, April 23, 2016
The Portland Marathon Clinic will be running out of George Rogers Park in Lake Oswego this weekend, on routes of 6, 8 and 10 miles. These runs are led by experienced pace group leaders and runners should choose the pace group that best matches their marathon goal time. So when you arrive, listen for “4:30 group” (or whatever) which means that they are training to run a 4 hour and 30 minute marathon. The route this week uses a lot of the same roads on which the ORRC Up the Lazy River 10k course runs (that race is scheduled for Monday, May 30 – Memorial Day), and then continues through West Linn neighborhoods to a turnaround at a park just north of the I-205 bridge.
Check back for details on the Sunstone Running Club‘s Saturday morning run, which is also free and supports a variety of paces.
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.
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.
Sunday, April 24, 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.
Central Oregon – Prineville
The runners of PORK (Prineville Oregon Running Klub) meet at Starbucks on Sundays a 7a. Routes and distances vary by week.