Strava Segment of the Week: Tilikum Bridge Eastbound, brought to you by NAC


The Tilikum Crossing is a great bridge to run on; no vehicles, easy to access from riverfront trails, and pretty nice to look at. So this week’s segment is the Tilikum Bridge Eastbound, brought to you by NAC. (NAC is a group of runners, many of whom are named Dan, that put together a XC team each fall and meet nearly every Saturday to string together 16-20 sub-7 miles.)

The segment is only 0.6 km and has a 1% average grade, but you climb only about 10 meters over the entire distance. The segment starts on the Westside of the bridge and ends on the Eastside, near the Portland Opera building.

As of July 14, 2016, the course records are:

Women’s: Melissa Cox from March 2016, 2:13

Men’s:  David Harmon from June 2016, 1:34

So, can you beat their times and become the leader of this segment? You have until Thursday, July 28 at noon to try and break the record and see your name in “lights” on Run Oregon! Speaking of, two weeks ago we posted the segment “Par for the Course,” but the old course records still stand! Keep trying!

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. 


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