Whether you’re counting on Saturday’s free long group run to burn extra calories or an excuse to get together with friends in a no-judgment zone, Coach Jim and his group of volunteer pacers would be thrilled to see you (or meet you as the case may be).
This Saturday’s run is hosted by Pizza Roma, at 4715 SE Woodstock Blvd. in SE Portland. The run starts promptly at 8a, so please arrive by 7:45a to use the bathroom and find your pace group. There is plenty of street parking in that area; and you’ll want to dress in layers and be prepared for rain. Just because it’ll be cool and wet doesn’t mean you won’t need water and snacks for your run, so plan ahead in that area as well.
The run loops around the Woodstock, Eastmoreland, and Sellwood neighborhoods, through Reed College, and even makes use of the Springwater Trail for a distance. The loop will bring you back to Pizza Roma at around 8.5 miles with a short out-and-back added on for a total of 11 miles. Check out the route here, and RSVP for the run on facebook here.