Be the first to see the lights! The Turkey Trot 5k run/walk speeds you through Sunshine Division Winter Wonderland at Portland International Raceway. There will be music and a post-race party! The course will be well marked by the holiday lights, volunteers, and a pace car courtesy of Carr Chevy.
The 3rd annual Veteran’s Day 5K/10K/Half Marathon Run/Walk cross country style race is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to spend Veteran’s Day at the beautiful Sandelie Golf Course. This exciting new Run/Walk offers participants the unique opportunity to run the entire golf course. Run or walk amongst the trees, green grass, military vehicles and American flags. Be prepared for a soft running surface. More importantly, $10 of every registration will support the renovation of the Oregon Military Museum. Exciting plans are underway to renovate, and reopen, the Museum, which will honor the service, commitment, and history made by Oregon’s service men and women.
Make sure you’ve got everything in control heading into Marathon Morning
Here’s a few Suggestions for your Race
Are you good at sidewalk chalk art? How about building massive balloon arches? Every year at the Portland Marathon, Portland Fit sets up a cheering station between Mile 21 and 22. It’s a great place to hang out and watch the marathon. We need your help!
Have you enjoyed the easier training schedule this past week? This final and very important phase of your training is known as the taper. It’s your chance to relax, scale down your mileage and enjoy the fruits of your labor.
Our 7 mile route takes us Right on Moody toward Riverplace. We’ll turn left on Montgomery and pick up the zig zaggy path at the end of the street after crossing Harbor Dr. This path leads you onto Harrison which you will take up to 4th St. Turn Left on 4th and then Right on Sheridan and then another Left on Terwilliger! Continue climbing the hill for another 2 miles. Go past the Rest Rooms and Water Fountains on your left. You’ll turn around when your watch is at 3 ½ miles, approximately at the parking lot right past the Markum Trail.
Take some time and enjoy the view. Think back to the first time you went up Terwilliger…You’ve come a long way Baby!
We have three more Portland Fit events: our last Saturday Group meeting, the Marathon, and our after party at Spaghetti Factory.
A Big Congratulations to all 70+ of you who were out there braving the wind and the rain for last week’s 21 mile Benchmark. It wasn’t easy but everyone persevered, got their head in the right place and finished. This was excellent practice for getting yourself mentally prepared. Anything can happen race day and you should feel much more confident in your ability to handle unforeseen challenges.