Tomorrow is the January edition for the 2018-2019 PRC Winter 5k Series and so we’re highlighting that route as this week’s Strava Segment of the Week. The PRC Winter 5k segment is a great segment to try out, even if you’re not running in this race series, because it can be run with minimal driveway crossings and only one street crossing over a very low-traffic street. This means it’s a nice 5k route to have in your pocket to practice race strategies.
The segment starts at the start line on SW Gemini Drive in Beaverton and follows it to Nimbus, then turns on Stratus before heading into the Greenway. From there, it continues on the paved path before hitting the turnaround and retracing back to the finish. It’s 3.06 miles and I’m proud to say it’s one of my fastest 5ks, at 23:42. (Some people would say that is my PR since if it’s not on Strava it didn’t happen.) The leaders on this segment are the smokin-fast Lydia McRae with a 17:52 from last year’s PRC January 5k, and Thomas Osborne from the December 2018 PRC 5k with a 16:18. Happily for me, though, this race supports runners on the other end of the spectrum and there are many walkers challenging themselves at this event as well.
Give it a try! And, if you’re so inclined, here’s the link to sign up for the January (and February) PRC 5k races. Run Oregon will be there tomorrow with the contest winner from our January First-Time 5k winner and I am so excited to be part of this huge day for her! Bonus: you get a yummy hot breakfast and Caribou Coffee at the finish! (My fellow upper Midwesterners will know this is pretty awesome.)