Hood River is a lovely place to run. In addition to the well-known Columbia Gorge Marathon, there are many amazing events in the area, like the White Salmon Backyard Half Marathon and other Columbia Gorge Running Club races. And remember, Pints to Pasta will be run in Hood River this year!
The Foot Bridge to Toll Bridge Segment starts at the foot bridge that connects the Hood River Event Site/The Spit with the Port Marina Park and follows the Shoreline Path around to the Toll Bridge, finishing up underneath it. This is a very flat route that runs for 0.4 miles. As of Thursday, March 2, the route has been recorded on Strava 376 times by 142 people. Even if you aren’t running this segment to try and set a new record, it’s a great little segment to include in your Hood River run!
As of March 2, 2017, the course records are held by:
Women’s: Jax Mariash Koudele from June 2015: 2:59
Men’s: Tom Billings from March 2016, 2:37
So, can you beat their times and become the leader of this segment? You have until Thursday, March 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 noon.
Our SSOTW from two weeks ago was “That Damn Dam,” a segment that ran over the dam at Hagg Lake. Unsurprisingly (because of the weather), there were not any new segment leaders in the past two weeks.
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.