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A category to organize all race distance categories, so you can find a race based on distance.

Race Preview: Crater Lake Rim Run

June 28, 2014 // 2 Comments

One of my favorite Oregon landmarks is Crater Lake and I was surprised and elated to know that there is an supported race that happens here, the Crater Lake Rim Run! On August 9, 2014 you can run a marathon, 13-mile, or 6.7-mile distances around the [read more...]

Why I Love the Vancouver USA Marathon

June 28, 2014 // 1 Comment

Let me start by noting that I love the Portland Marathon. The course isn’t the most picturesque; especially the first stretch through industrial sections, but it’s definitely a marathon you need to run at least once. You’ll get a tree seedling [read more...]

Race Preview: Lauren Beam 5k & 10k

June 27, 2014 // 0 Comments

  Looking for an excuse to explore a gorgeous little corner of Oregon? The Lauren Beam Trail Run has got you covered. Cancer fundraiser, the Lauren Beam Foundation, is hosting a 5k and 10k trail run and hike just outside Corvallis, OR at the [read more...]

Race Review: Bowerman 5k

June 25, 2014 // 1 Comment

The Bowerman Track Club is just about as close to an institution as you can get in running, so I admit I was curious to see what they’d come up with for their homage to running legend Bill Bowerman in the Bowerman 5k. I was not disappointed, in [read more...]

Race recap: Joe Dudman 5.0k

June 23, 2014 // 3 Comments

Last year on my 49th birthday, at the Twilight Run in Tigard, my friend and Run Oregon Blog founder Kelly Barten surprised me with her plans for a “Joe Dudman 5.0k” race to celebrate my 50th birthday the next year. It was the best and [read more...]

Thinking on the Run

June 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

Competitive racing and thinking don’t always go hand in hand. When I’ve raced my hardest, the effort was so extreme that I usually just concentrated on putting one foot in front of the other and vowed to retire from racing the second I [read more...]

Race Preview: Mt. Hood 50

June 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

Do you sometimes dream about running ultras? Maybe you’re wistfully pondering that weary-legged feeling from inside your cubicle or possessed by a wild hair that won’t let go about what it would be like to run a marathon and then keep going. [read more...]

Race Preview: Freedom 5k (Molalla)

June 21, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Molalla Freedom 5k is run each year on the morning of July 4th. It was voted “Best July race” by RunOregon readers in 2013. Most of the race course goes along the 4th of July parade route, which starts about an hour after the race, [read more...]