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Articles by Kelly Barten

About Kelly Barten (1122 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.

Joe Dudman 5k Course Preview

April 8, 2014 // 4 Comments

One of the most fun – and most challenging – things about putting on a race is planning the course. They say when writing, to write about what you know … so in planning our race, I stuck close to home! I run the Fanno Creek Trail [read more...]

Prevent nipple chafing when you run

March 27, 2014 // 3 Comments

This post was originally published on on December 16, 2008 and was one of our top-read posts of all time. As a result, we have moved it here. In almost any marathon, you can watch as spectators at the finish will pick out a runner, [read more...]