Free Saturday Long Runs: Bethany Runners Unite and Coach Jim’s Run

Bethany Runners Unite is a northwest Portland-area group of friendly runners who put together a group run on most Saturdays. They’ll meet up this Saturday at 8a at the Starbucks located at 4720 NW Bethany Road, near the Claremont Golf Course. This is a relaxed group run where everyone runs their own pace and distance, but they’ll be able to suggest some routes if you’re new. They wrap up their morning with coffee right there at Starbucks. Be sure to check out the group on facebook and RSVP if you plan to come to this weekend’s (or any weekend!) run.


Coach Jim’s run is happening again this Saturday, of course, too. The run will start at 8a from Pizza Roma and be made up of two routes totaling around 14 miles. The maps haven’t been posted yet, but you can RSVP to the event on facebook and you should receive any updates. It’s going to be pretty chilly and likely raining, but as long as you dress accordingly, you’ll be good.

Pizza Roma is located at 4715 SE Woodstock Boulevard. There is plenty of street parking in the area and you will be able to use the restroom there before and after the run. Bring your own nutrition and hydration.

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