Strava Segment of the Week: Fanno Creek Trail

Photo of the 99W trail underpass lights by City of Tigard. This is part of the recent trail improvements and the new section between SW Grant and SW Main.

The St. John's Bridge segment from two weeks ago is still owned by Tyler H. and Mackenzie Madison, congrats to them! This week, we have a nice flat route for you on the Fanno Creek Trail in Tigard, from Tiedeman Street to Hall Boulevard. The route crosses under Highway 99 on the new trail section just north of George Morlan and has a few other short road sections, including a crossing at Main Street in Tigard, but it's very protected from traffic and you will likely not get held up by any vehicles.

The segment is a flat 1.4 miles. As of today, the route has been logged 231 times by 68 people. The route starts at the Northwest corner of Woodard Park in Tigard, where the Fanno Creek Trail picks up off Tiedeman. You’ll follow the trail through the park to SW Johnson, and take a left to the first intersection where you turn left onto SW Grant. The new section of Fanno Creek Trail will then be on your right, taking you under 99W and across Main Street, after which you get back on the trail. The only section that might be trick is on this section – you’ll take a quick left OVER the very short bridge and then an immediate right. Then just stay straight until you reach Hall Blvd. That’s it! Finish up at Hall and there are restrooms and a drinking fountain at the Tigard Library across the street.

As of May 12, 2016, the course records are:

Women’s: Hayley Ney from Jan 2015, 11:15

Men’s:  Clint VanderGiessen from April 2016, 8:55

So, can you beat their times and become the leader of this segment? You have until Thursday, May 27 at noon to try and break the record and see your name in “lights” on Run Oregon! We’ll post a new Segment next Friday at 11a an update on the one two weeks prior so check back then.

Strava is an online training and racing log for runners and cyclists. The basic account is free and requires you to create a login. There is also a premium version, but in order to run and record routes as described in this post, you do not need to subscribe to their premium service. Note that this is not sponsored by Strava, nor endorsed or supported in any way by Strava. It’s just a fun thing we’re going to do to give some speedy shout-outs to area runners and pose a challenge to those of you willing to take on their segment. 

 

About Kelly Barten (1151 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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