I did not even know that the Pearl Track was a thing! It’s in NW Portland, north of NW Overton and west of Naito. It’s not a “real track” – it’s only 0.17 miles to a loop – but it looks like a fun segment to add to your next NW Portland run.
The segment starts at the southwest of the oval (look on the app to get the exact location) and runs clockwise for a full loop. It’s been attempted by only 316 people (surprising for such a central location) for a total of 2,111 attempts.
As of March 9, 2018, the Run Oregon Strava Club member leaders for the Pearl Track are:
Women’s: None of our club members have recorded this segment yet!
Men’s: Josh Donoghue from March 2016, 1:13
Give it a try and see if you can get on the leaderboard! And be sure to join the Run Oregon Strava Club. It’s free, and easy to join – just search for it on Strava. We currently have 144 members.
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.