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About Kelly Barten (1133 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.

2020 Races on our Radar: January 8

January 8, 2020 // 0 Comments

This is our weekly (usually) post highlighting low-cost races, races that may cost more but for a cause we think is important, and price increases or deadlines. We usually do the upcoming weekend and the one after that, so if you’re feeling [read more...]

Race Series to Watch For in 2020

January 2, 2020 // 0 Comments

Participating in a race series can be a lot of fun and present a unique challenge. In most cases, you run the same course each time, so you can compare your times or use them to test out a new race strategy. Also in most cases, you’ll see [read more...]

2020 Races on our Radar: January 1

January 1, 2020 // 0 Comments

This is our weekly (usually) post highlighting low-cost races, races that may cost more but for a cause we think is important, and price increases or deadlines. We usually do the upcoming weekend and the one after that, so if you’re feeling [read more...]

Good Running Socks Are Worth It

December 18, 2019 // 0 Comments

Balega is out with a new line of socks – the Lesedi Hidden Comfort socks, and I’m here today to tell you once again that Balega socks are (still) worth the investment. Actually, they might be even more worth the investment when you shop [read more...]