You may think that only super-fast, experienced runners can run at the track. That’s not true at all! Anyone can run on a track, and the benefit of doing so is that you can sometimes surprise yourself with your speed. Running shorter track distances can also help you better measure your fitness and apply your times to probable 5k or 10k goal times. Sure, you may not be the fastest person there, but I guarantee you will get support and a LOT of cheers if you run.
Miles in Chiles is an annual indoor track series run at the University of Portland. It’s not a highly attended race, although it is a fun event. What I about when I hear a race is small is, “I could potentially do okay!” So, check it out and you may run faster than you thought you could!
This year, there are three Wednesdays for which you should mark the calendar:
January 16th, there will be a 400m, 800m, and mile
January 23rd, there will be a 200m, 800m, and mile
Wednesday, February 13, there will be a 400m, 800m, and mile
If you want to race, sign up starting at 6p on each date at the main Chiles Center entrance. Registration will remain open until 6:45p, and the first heats will start at 7p. The number of heats will be determined by the number of entrants for each event.
Best of all, registration is only $5 for one event. Bring cash for registration – no checks or cards can be accepted.