Therapeutic Associates is a name most Portland-area runners are familiar with. They are a regular sponsor of a variety of running events, providing support in the form of promotion, pre-race taping, and post-race massages, among other things. They’re also a great place to go for physical therapy … and to even prevent getting injured! True story: Therapeutic Associates can help you develop a wellness routine designed to avoid overuse or fatigue injuries by strengthening the muscles that help your running muscles. They even have specialized running programs because let’s face it, if there’s one thing we all have in common, it’s that we’ve all been injured.
This year they are introducing a series of nine free group runs from their various locations around the Portland metro area. The more of them you attend, the more cool swag you’ll get. If you get to all nine of the runs, you’re entered into a drawing for a free pair of Altra running shoes! (I keep saying run, but walking is supported, too.)
The runs are each Tuesday, starting April 23 and wrapping up June 18. Each run will begin with a warm up at 6:45p and the run/walk will start at 7p. Each one will be mapped through a safe, well-lit location and led by one of Therapeutic Associates’ physical therapists. There’s no charge for any of the runs, just a waiver to sign. You can sign the waiver online by visiting each run’s details page linked below.
Therapeutic Associates Run Series Schedule
(If you click on the location, you’ll see more details including the run/walk route for that week. See below the schedule for more details on the free goodies!)
Run #1: April 23 in Gresham
Gresham Physical Therapy
283 NW Miller Ave
Gresham, OR 97030
Run #2: April 30 in NE Portland
Northeast Portland Physical Therapy
4040 NE Fremont St
Portland, OR 97212
Run #3: May 7 in Happy Valley
Happy Valley Physical Therapy
14679 SE Sunnyside Rd, Suite A
Happy Valley, OR 97015
Run #4: May 14 in Oak Grove
15796 SE McLoughlin Blvd.
Oak Grove, OR 97267
Run #5: May 21 in Oregon City
104 Molalla Ave.
Oregon City, OR 97045
Run #6: May 28 in Clackamas
12550 SE 93rd Ave, Suite 265
Clackamas, OR 97015
Run #7: June 4 in SE Portland
4437 SE Cesar E Chavez Blvd, Suite C
Portland, OR 97202
Run #8: June 11 in Sellwood
8324 SE 17th Ave
Portland, OR 97202
Run #9: June 18 in East Portland
8028 NE Glisan St, Suite B
Portland, OR 97213
So, the more runs you get to, the more cool stuff you’ll get.
Complete 1 Run: Pick up your FREE Goodie Bag
Complete 3 Runs: Pick up your FREE PDX Run Series T-Shirt
Complete 6 Runs: Pick up your FREE Running Hat
Complete 9 Runs: Earn a chance to win a pair of FREE Altra Running Shoes