Marathon Clinic News 05/01/2018


The Marathon Training Clinic relies on these valuable group leaders to keep the runners on pace and on course. These are some of the number of leaders who volunteer their time most weekends for the summer. We appreciate their commitment and efforts and will feature them individually throughout the training season.


1) 2018 Training Season
2) Training run May 5
3) Training run May 12
4) MTC Coaching
5) Training Run Aid Stations
6) Training Tip - Long Run Preparation


The Marathon Clinic's coaches, group leaders and sponsors look forward to a fun and friend-filled season of training in 2018! Every single Saturday, we will be there for you, every step of the way.

Signed up for the coaching Clinic? We'll hold your hand all season long, until your Fall marathon is run. We are lucky to live in the Pacific Northwest, where many racing opportunities are offered!

Like you, we are sad - on many levels - to learn that the 2018 Portland Marathon will not be run. The Clinic has enjoyed the Marathon's partnership since 1984. We acknowledge and offer gratitude to the dozens of volunteers who have served on the Committee for years (some for decades) - the good, salt-of-the-earth volunteers who sacrificed sleep and family time every year to make sure every detail was attended to, simply out of love for Portland and the Marathon.

We believe that, when a door closes, a window opens.

Training for your fall marathon is a journey. Don't travel alone. Join our running community. Come run with us.


This weekends' training run meets at Club Sport 18120 SW Lower Boones Ferry Rd, Tigard, OR 97224 at 8 am and will feature an 8 or 10 mile out and back in Tualatin.. For driving directions see Please park in the Tualatin Foursquare Church lot on the corner of Childs Road & Boones Ferry, look for big blue Club Sport building across Childs Road Meet us inside the Club at the top of the stairs to sign waivers & use bathrooms. Water fountain and bathrooms at 4.5 miles . For a map of the course, see
For more information about the runs, go to Pace groups are by marathon goal times, see the "Finding your pace group" chart in the run information. If you have raced, go to and get your marathon goal based on your race times. Groups are led by volunteer experienced marathoners. Groups range from those able to run a marathon in 3 hours to those wanting to run 5 hours. Don't forget to sign the waiver before you go. The training run is open to anyone wishing to run with the group. Please leave your headphones, dogs and baby joggers at home


The run for this weekend will be 9, 10 & 12 miles at 8 am starting from Road Runner Sports Tualatin at 8 am . For driving directions see: This week's course will be a scenic run through Tualatin using the first 4.5- 6 miles of the route see
There will be an aid station close to mile 4, but carrying your own supply is a good idea for runners .


Marathon Training Clinic Coaching is for all marathoners, both first timers and those of you wanting to improve your time. The marathon clinic package ($150 first timers, $125 returners) includes the Saturday long run, a midweek coached run or track session , the new edition of "Marathoning Start to Finish", a personalized online training schedule and log and a micro fiber Portland Marathon Training Clinic shirt . The midweek runs start Thursday 6pm starting June 22. Runs will include fartlek, hill runs and track workouts to prepare runners to run or race the marathon. All clinic participants can learn all about marathoning through the new on demand video webcasts. Topics include training plans, nutrition, physiology, psychology, flexibility/strength and speedwork. Those registered for the coaching have access to the coaches at the weekend runs and at the track to answer all your questions. You can register online at


The marathon provides the supplies and you, the runners and walkers, provide the volunteers. In return for the free training runs, we ask that you volunteer to man an aid station one weekend during the training period. . You can sign up for your turn at Before your turn, we call or email to remind you and tell you where and when to arrive. When you show up, we give you jugs of water, already diluted sports drink, cups, pitchers, garbage bags and first aid supplies. Volunteers have been known to provide special treats such as jellybeans, gummy bears or tootsie rolls. You can ask your family as well. If you've never been a volunteer, this is your opportunity to help you fellow marathoners. First volunteer aid station will be June 2. Sign up NOW!


Be ready for those long weekend runs:


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