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Articles by Kelly Barten

About Kelly Barten (1138 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.

Run Oregon Bookshelf: Fast Girls

June 12, 2020 // 0 Comments

Fast Girls, an amazing new novel by Elise Hooper, is based on the lives of three women from the 1936 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Team. The stories of Helen Stephens, Louise Stokes, and Betty Robinson describe the challenges of being an amateur [read more...]

Run the PCT Virtual Race

June 11, 2020 // 0 Comments

Run the PCT is a virtual race organized by local company Go Beyond Racing, the same team that created the My Favorite Place 50k. Run the PCT offers four distance options, and while of course you could record miles on the actual Pacific Crest Trail, [read more...]