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Strava Segment of the Week: Over the Hawthorne Bridge

To go along with our "Make a Day of It" post which will publish later today, this Strava Segment of the Week is an 0.4-km sprint "Over the Hawthorne Bridge." It's part of the run created to go along with a day downtown that ends with Portland Center Stage's rendition of Irving Berlin, starring Hershey Fielding and running through December 30. This run starts on the west side of the Willamette on the southern deck of the bridge, and runs straight across to the east side. That's it. Quick and easy, and the course records have been standing for a long time: two full years for the men's CR and about 16 months for the women's.

As of December 1, 2016, the course records for Over the Hawthorne Bridge are:

Women’s: Amy Van Tassel from December 2014, 1:37

Men’s:  Alex M. from August 2015, 1:20

So, can you beat their times and become the leader of this segment? You have until Thursday, December 15 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.

Our segment from two weeks ago was “Campus Way – 35th to Covered Bridge” in the fine town of Corvallis. There are no new course records; Drew Ibarra and Liz Anjos still reign this segment, but 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. 

About Kelly Barten (876 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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