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Strava Segment of the Week: Dog Park to Waud Bluff Trail (North Portland)

I've got some close friends that just moved to the Kenton area, so I thought it would be time to check out a cool run in their neighborhood. This week's Strava Segment of the Week is the Dog Park to Waud Bluff Trail; it's actually on the Portland Marathon course, but going the other direction. It starts on N. Willamette Boulevard just north of Killingsworth - look carefully at the map to be sure you start in the right spot. If you're going to try this one I suggest running over it slightly so that you don't fall short. The end of this segment is, as you might guess, at the trailhead for the Waud Bluff Trail, which is pretty close to N. Olin. (The Waud Bluff Trail, if you've never visited, wraps around the back side of the UP Campus.) It's one of our longer segments - 1.5 miles - but it's flat. As of February 2, 2017, it's been run 3,291 times by 846 people. Give it a try and add your segment to this total! Our segment from two weeks ago, called "Harewood" was in Hillsboro. It's been run 21 more times in that period, but not by any new runners. No one broke their old record, either - so keep trying!

As of February 2, 2017 the course records for the are:

Women’s: Susie Rivard from April 2016, 9:10

Men’s: Eddie Ernest-Jones from November 2016, 7:29

So, can you beat their times and become the leader of this segment? You have until Thursday, February 16 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 (748 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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