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Race Preview: Portland Challenge

April 27, 2014 // 0 Comments

  The Portland Challenge urban scavenger race is returning to Portland for the 5th year on Sunday, May 4, 2014.  This Amazing Race style competition pits teams of 2 or more against each other solving clues, planning routes, and exploring the [read more...]

Race Preview: The Race – Revived

April 27, 2014 // 0 Comments

Taking place on the same Eugene course as The Race that ran from 1983 to 1990, the new edition of The Race is back and once again directed by Peter Thompson. The Race – Revived will be held on Sunday, June 15, 2014.  The course promises to [read more...]

First Thursday is this Thursday

April 27, 2014 // 0 Comments

It’s that time of the month again … time to head to NW Portland for the summertime group run party that is First Thursday! This month, early birds will be able to try on Saucony shoes for a run test, and 21+ runners and walkers that [read more...]

Why I Run – Matt’s Story

April 26, 2014 // 0 Comments

I started running in 2011 after continually packing away the pounds following my college career. I went from 190 solid pounds (baseball playing weight) to a pudgy 230 over the span of a few years. The thing that got me on track was looking at a [read more...]

Shoe Review: Saucony Guide 7

April 25, 2014 // 6 Comments

One of my best and worst habits as a person is my constant dialogue with an internal critic. I’m always wondering if whatever service or product I got is actually the best for my needs or the price, or if I should try something new. Case in [read more...]

Overnight Relay Season: Part One

April 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

Well, it’s that season again. The one I think of as “Relay Season.” Thousands of runners start (or have already started) training plans for Hood to Coast, Ragnar, Cascade Lakes or whichever adult slumber party with running thrown in they have [read more...]

Race Recap: Hop Hop Half & 5k

April 22, 2014 // 1 Comment

I feel like every time I write a post I am being overly emphatic about something, but hear me… Hop Hop Half & 5k is the hidden gem of the Portland race scene. I vaguely remember the Hop Hop Half last year and couldn’t do it [read more...]