Marathon Clinic News 08/07/2018
RUN THE MARATHON COURSE
Coaches will be ready and waiting at the finish line SW 3rd & Salmon. They'll have special treats for you. Relive paths of yesteryear and view parts of the new Portlandathon course. You can still register for any October 7 Portlandathon race and use code MTC for a 10% discount.
1) Training Run Aug 11
2) Training Run Aug 18
3) Aid Stations: Volunteers Needed Brunch Run
4) Bus & Brunch Run Saturday September 8
TRAINING RUN: AUGUST 11 AT 8AM
The 20 mile run this weekend will cover parts of the 2010 and this year's Portlandathon course. For your safety and aid station convenience, it will be a loop out Hwy 30 and back down Willamette Blvd. The run starts and finishes at SW 4th & Main . To find the start, see http://www.teamoregon.com/maps/index.php?id=1346 The Clinic will host post run refreshments. http://www.teamoregon.com/maps/index.php?id=1264 for the course map. This is a 20 mile run on a loop course with no shortcuts or shorter distance options. Do not attempt this run unless you have recently completed a long run of 16 to 20 miles. Everyone MUST follow the safety rules which include staying on sidewalks where available, NO baby joggers, NO headphones, NO bikes. You must run with and stay with a group for your safety. Participants will need to park in the nearby parking garages. On street parking meters have 1 hour limits on Saturday. You must sign the waiver before you run. There will be 6 aid stations with water and sports drink along the run.
TRAINING RUN: AUGUST 18 AT 8AM
This 16 mile run begins at 8AM at Athleta Brewery Blocks, Portland. Doors will open at 7:30AM. This week's run will be the first 8 miles of http://www.teamoregon.com/maps/index.php?id=10757. There will be 2 aid stations for out and back with thanks to Athleta. Please carry water for the best hydration.
AID STATIONS!! VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! SEPTEMBER 8 BRUNCH RUN
We need volunteers for the Brunch Run September 8. Ask your family to help out while you run. As a bonus, they get to enjoy brunch, too. Before your turn, we call or email and 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. Some volunteers have been known to provide special treats such as jelly beans, gummy bears or tootsie rolls. You can ask your family to help as well. If you've never been a volunteer, this is your opportunity to help you fellow marathoners. To volunteer, click on https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0848a5a72da2fc1-thank1 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BUS & BRUNCH RUN SEPTEMBER 8 SATURDAY 7:30 AM
The ever popular Saturday Brunch run will be a mystery tour. Buses leave the parking lot at 7:30AM. You will be bused from the parking lot at Willamette Park to a secret location and run back to the Park where you will enjoy brunch with your runner friends. The run will be 20 miles one way, no shortcuts. You must purchase a ticket ahead of time, space on the buses is limited. The tickets are $10 and are available at the training runs or online http://www.teamoregon.com/pmc/brunch/. Print your receipt to act as your ticket. All tickets MUST be purchased by Sept 2 and NONE will be available the day of the run. No ticket, no run! You will need to purchase a ticket and ride the bus to do the run. No refunds on bus tickets; the run is for ticket holders only.
Parking at Willamette Park in Portland off Macadam. You must pay to park at Willamette Park using the City meters and the parking is limited. We suggest you carpool and park for free in the local neighborhood.
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