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Articles by Kelly Barten

About Kelly Barten (991 Articles)
I started the Run Oregon blog in February 2007, because I felt like running in Oregon and SW Washington deserved more positive coverage. I also wanted to level the playing field so that small, non-profit races could compete with big events; and to support LOCAL race organizers. I'm a Creighton Bluejay (undergrad) and an Oregon Duck (Sports Marketing MBA), and I live in Tigard with my husband and two kids. My "real job" is working for an incredibly awesome math textbook company doing marketing and production.

Ask the Expert: Here’s Why

March 18, 2019 // 0 Comments

If you’re a regular Run Oregon reader, you probably know that we love shopping local, especially supporting our local running stores. We count on them for putting on amazing races, carrying great gear, but most importantly,  guidance on [read more...]

Saying Goodbye to Gracie

February 18, 2019 // 0 Comments

Dear Run Oregon Readers, The dear, sweet, seven-year-old daughter of one of our running community’s leaders passed away today after a valiant fight against cancer. Amazing Gracie, as she was known to many, was a creative, loving, beautiful [read more...]