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Strava Segment of the Week: Avery Dash in Tualatin

The Avery Dash segment is exactly 1 km.

The Avery Dash segment is exactly 1 km.

The Avery Dash is a 1-km segment in the heart of Tualatin. It's been attempted 314 times by 47 people, with an elevation difference of just 8 meters. The segment itself is completely on SW Avery St, running west to east. The start is on Avery St. just east of SW 105th, and you'll cross a number of residential streets. (Be sure to be on the south side of the road or you'll risk getting stuck at Teton, which is a busier road.) The end of the segment is just before you'll reach SW Boones Ferry Road. The segment from two weeks ago was the "Pathetic New Jogging Path" in close-in SW Portland. There haven't been any new CRs since we posted it two weeks ago, but keep trying!

As of November 24, 2016, the course records for the Avery Dash are:

Women’s: Nicole Krill from September 2016, 4:45

Men’s:  Nicholas Schiller from March 2011, 3:47

So, can you beat their times and become the leader of this segment? You have until Thursday, December 9 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 12.

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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About Kelly Barten (705 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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