Our season runs from late February through early October. Members pay to join our program every year (alumni get a discounted membership).
|Next Orientation Sessions:
Saturday, March 30 @ 8a
Saturday, April 6 @8a
Portland Running Company
SW Scholls Ferry Rd & SW Nimbus Beaverton, OR
During the Season…
When: Every Saturday from late February through October. First few weeks start at 8am. Watch our training schedule for varying start times as our mileage increases.
Where: Portland Running Company in Beaverton (SW Scholls Ferry & SW Nimbus, just West of Hwy 217)
During the week, participants train on their own whenever and wherever they can according to our training schedule. On the weekend, our members are strongly encouraged to join us at our group meeting location on Saturdays at Portland Running Company in Beaverton. We offer a brief seminar on a training specific topic and have ability-based training runs and walks to complete our long session of the week. Please read our “How to Portland Fit” page for more details.
Starting in 2013, Portland Fit offers two start groups at our one location (we previously met in two places). One grop starts in late February and another group consists of folks starting in late March. Members interested in only half marathons start with us in February and run or walk the Rock’n'Roll Half and/or the Helvetia Half. After that, some have met their goals and stop attending. Others (our favorites!) stick with us to maintain their fitness level, but don’t ever run or walk more than 13 miles (half marathon). They just cut their route short or skip our extra-long benchmark days. Members joining in March can participate in the Helvetia Half or any number of summer half marathons and will also be ready for the Portland Marathon or other fall marathon.
Members training for a full marathon stay with the training schedule and perform longer and longer training runs or walks as they build up to their ultimate goal of a marathon. The training also works quite nicely for folks training for Hood to Coast — stay on our schedule and you’ll be perfectly trained for the fun and challenging Hood to Coast Relay.
No matter how you plan to incorporate Portland Fit into your summer fitness plans, all our members meet on Saturday mornings at Portland Running Company in Beaverton. Please consult our training schedule for start times as they may be color group dependent. Participants in our half marathon training may continue with our regular training group after the 12-week half program is over in May. There is no charge for continuing with the main program.