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Aug 6

Marathon Clinic News 08/06/12

Portland Marathon Clinic

In this issue:
1) FREE Training Run Aug 11
2) Aid Stations - Volunteers Needed
3) FREE Training Run Aug 18
4) Bus & Brunch Run Saturday Sept 8

Training Run Safety and Courtesy

Stay on the sidewalks or bike path whenever available.
Obey all traffic lights and rules.
Stay on the side of the road facing traffic whenever possible.
Stay with your group.
Stay behind your group leader
Share the sidewalk with other runners and walkers
No headphones, no baby joggers, no bicycles

Run Saturday Aug 11 8AM FREE
The 20 mile run this weekend will cover parts of the marathon course. The run starts and finishes at the marathon start SW 4th & Main . To find the start, see PMC will host post run refreshments. We will be running essentially the last 20 miles of the course including the St Johns Bridge. See 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 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 8 aid stations with water and sports drink along the run.

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 under 3 hours to those wanting to run 5 hours.

Aid Stations!! Volunteers needed! Aug 11, Aug 25 & Sept 8
We need volunteers for the run this weekend Aug 11, Wildwood run Aug 25 and the brunch run Sept 8. Ask your family to help out, they will get brunch on Sept 8 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. Sign up this weekend or by emailing

FREE Training Run Aug 18
The run will be 16 miles at 8 am starting from at lulemon 1231 NW Couch St, Portland, OR 97209. For driving directions see: Pay parking is available in the garage underneath lululemon. Whole Food validates for 2 hours with a 10 dollar purchase. Free parking is on street few blocks up on the other side of the freeway, the nearby meters are mostly 90 mintues. The run will go down Couch to the Waterfront, then across the Steel Bridge pedestrian pathway to the East Side Esplanade. We'll use the first 8 miles of the mapped run There will be 2 aid stations for out and back supplied by lululemon Carrying water or sports drink is recommended.

Bus & Brunch Run Sept 8 Saturday 7:30 AM
The Saturday run will be a mystery tour. Buses leave the parking lot at 7:30 am. You will be bused from the parking lot at Willamette Park to a secret location and run back to the Park where you will get some brunch. The run will be 20 miles one way. You must purchase tickets ahead of time, space on the buses is limited. The tickets are $10 and are available at the training runs, at Road Runner Sports in Tualatin and lululemon athletica on Couch All tickets MUST be purchased by Sept 1 and NONE will be available the day of the run. No ticket, no bus! You will need to purchase a ticket and ride the bus to do the run. There are no refunds on bus tickets; the run is for ticket holders only.

Parking at Willamette Park .You must pay to park at Willamette Park using the City meters and the parking is limited.. We suggest you carpool and park in the local neighborhood.


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