Anyone in Portland who’s ever run a Run With Paula event knows how awesome the races are. Despite the fact that I’m typically a long distance runner, I was willing to get out of bed for not one but THREE short 5k’s in the winter for the 2018/19 PRC Winter 5k Series.
As mentioned previously, there are three events in the series, and the first has already passed. Read my recap here for the December 5k. But never fear, as there are still two to go and you can always sign up for the races individually. The one on January 12th is coming right up, with the February 9th race coming up about a month behind. They all begin at Portland Running Company in SW Beaverton, they all follow the same course, and they all have a fun after-party at the store complete with grub, coffee, and raffle prizes.
The only thing that’s different between the January and February events is that NO timing devices will be allowed for the February event. For those of you who live and die by your Garmin, this will be a great experiment for you to see how well you can gauge your pace.
The 5k series is always a blast and it’s such a positive environment among all the runners. Everyone has chosen to run together on a cold winter Oregon day and the community surrounding that is very connective. I’ve met some wonderful people at these races and of course Dave and Paula Harkin are always so welcoming to everyone who comes through their store.
It’s not too late to NOT “let winter win!!”
When: January 12th, and February 9th. Each race begins at 9:00AM with doors opening at 7:30AM.
Where: Portland Running Company (10029 SW Nimbus Ave, Beaverton, OR 97008)
Cost: $30 per race. Race shirt is an additional $20 (free month badge can be pressed into sleeve.)