Portland Marathon Clinic’s free run (and other free runs) for this weekend: April 30-May 1, 2016

PMC participants meet at Mountain Hardwear this weekend. Provided photo.

This is a post to share info on free and open group runs happening around Oregon this weekend. If you’ve got one that you’d like us to share, please email us from our “Submit a Guest Post” link! (You don’t have to write a post – just the facts.)

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Portland Marathon Clinic is running routes of 7, 9 and 10 miles this weekend.  The run begins at 8a from Mountain Hardwear, located in downtown Portland at 22 SW Taylor St. “Come run with us along the industrial streets and tree-lined neighborhood streets of North Portland,” invited PMC Coach Diane Lechner. “We are happy to offer runners a wide range of pace group options with expert volunteer pacers to keep runners safe. If you haven’t run with us yet, we hope you will join us!” Take a look at the route for this weekend’s PMC run 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 10 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.

Fleet Feet PDX has a free group run at each of their two Portland-area locations. Both start at 8:30a and will be 3-5 miles. Their Portland location is at 2258 NW Raleigh St and their Lake Oswego location is at 385 1st St #123 (just off A Ave. in the downtown shopping area).


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, May 1, 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.

Foot Traffic has a Sunday run, which starts at 10a from their Sellwood store at 7718 SE 13th. The route makes use of the Springwater Corridor, the singletrack trails in Oaks Bottom, and the Sellwood neighborhoods. There are distinct routes for walkers (1-3 miles) and runners (3-6 miles).

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