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Strava Segment of the Week: Birch Street from Dhalias to Territorial in Canby

Canby! You might think, what’s in Canby? (Unless you live there, then you know.) The Canby Dahlia Run, of course! The run is on Saturday, August 26 this year, and you can sign up for the half marathon for $55 or the 10k for $45 here. That race is a non-profit event with volunteer race directors (rumor has it that Run Oregon blogger Annette Vaughan helps out) and all proceeds support local organizations.

The segment Birch Street from Dahlias to Territorial is a half-mile segment from NW 22nd south along the curves of Birch Street, terminating at Territorial Road. It’s flat, and has only been attempted by 28 people for a total of 138 tries.

As of July 5, 2017, the course records for the Birch Street from Dahlias to Territorial segment are:

Women’s: Jennifer Pike from June 2017, 4:08

Men’s: Scottie Pendleton from December 2016, 3:24

So, can you beat their times and become the leader of this segment? You have until Thursday, July 20 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 the hello hey hi hellow segment in Lake Oswego, but the previous course records still hold.

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 (771 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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