The ORRC Garlic Festival 5k/10k/Half is this weekend, and both the 10k and the half marathon will run on this segment in North Plains. As a matter of fact, if you’re running, there’s a good chance you’ll see me volunteering as a course marshal! (Online registration is open until midnight tonight.)
The Northwest Red Hawk Drive Climb is a 1.1-mile segment that gains 236 feet of elevation. The segment starts after the route turns off NW Shadybrook Road and is the bulk of the climb on NW Pumpkin Ridge Road. This segment has only been attempted 36 times by 35 different people, numbers that I expect will go up after the race tomorrow.
As of August 10, 2017, the course records for the Northwest Red Hawk Drive Climb are:
Women’s: Lauren Magnee from August 2016, 10:22
Men’s: Dr. Matthew K. from August 2016, 6:52
So, can you beat their times and become the leader of this segment? You have until Thursday, August 24 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.