There is no reason not to join in and crush the winter doldrums! This totally doable series is perfect and wallet friendly, so treat yourself and your best running buddies with entry into this awesome series for the holidays. Bonus: be ahead of the pack by maintaining your running fitness during the winter and come spring, you’ll be much fitter, faster and see results and PR’s much sooner than you planned. For more inspiration and motivation on why you should run a race series, check out this article by Paula Harkin (scroll to the bottom of the page when you click on the link).
What: Portland Running Company’s Winter 5K Series put on by Run With Paula Events.
Where: Portland Running Company’s Beaverton location: 10029 SW Nimbus Ave. Beaverton, Or 97008.
When: Race#1 is on Saturday, December 17th @ 9:00 am. Race #2 is on January 14th and Race #3 is on February 18th.
Registration: Online here: RunWithPaula.com. Each race is $25. The complete series is $60. You can also purchase a series shirt for $15-design will be revealed soon. Use the code Triple5k to save $10 on your registration through Wednesday, November 30.
Perks: At the end of each race, hot drinks, pancakes, Dave’s Killer Bread and other goodies will be handed out. After the last race, prizes will be handed out to those who accurately predict their time and reach their goals. There will also be a multitude of gift cards and awesome running gear raffled off-so make sure to attend this race!
Packet Pick Up: Pick them up day-of-race. Doors open @ 7:30am.
Course: The course will run from Portland Running Company to Fanno Creek Trail in Greenway Park. All races will be the same course weather permitting. One water station will be on course with water and Glukos Sports Drink. The course will be well marked and easy to follow. Both runners and walkers – all abilities welcome.
Bonus: Staff from The Sunshine Pantry will be onsite to collect food and hygiene items for those in need. You can see a list of items needed here.
Check back soon for more information about the race series and to catch a recap on race #1.