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Portland Runs You Might Like - December 2016 / January 2017

Worstday

Here are a few Portland race picks from RunGuides to take you through the holiday season to the the New Year in good trim.

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2017 Portland Road Race Series Guide

Orrc 10k series

Portland boasts a wealth of fun & challenging Road Race Series for 2017 to the benefit of the local running community.

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2017 Portland Trail Race Series Guide

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Let's focus on the excellent trail race series opportunities found in and around Portland. Here's our RunGuides picks for Portland's best Trail Race Series for 2017.

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Portland Runs You Might Like - October/November 2016

Baytobrews

Here's a handful of Portland race picks from RunGuides for fall 2016. Have a look and see which of these runs you'd like to slot into your racing/training schedule.

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Portland Runs You Might Like - September/October 2016

Blue lake

A few early fall road and trail runs in the PDX area that you may want to add to your race calendar.

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Running Slowly Will Get You There Faster

Long run

Seven simple ways to get the most out of your long runs.

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2016 Portland Trail Race Series Guide

Nut nw mountain trail series

Portland and environs enjoys several spectacular trail race series, featuring the glorious terrain of the Pacific Northwest. And some parks in Portland too.

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2016 Portland Road Race Series Guide

Orrc 10k

Let's look at several outstanding road race series that happen in and around Portland each year. Lace up your shoes, log those miles and we'll see you out on the course!

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Really Cool Runs - Empire State Building Run-Up

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This isn't the longest race at only 1576 steps, but it does run straight up the Empire State Building!

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Really Cool Runs - Elk Kings 25K

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Looking for a new challenge? Try the Elk-Kings trail run, and summit two mountains over the course of only 25K!

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Really Cool Runs - North Pole Marathon

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The ultimate really cool run at the top of the planet, it's the North Pole Marathon.

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Really Cool Runs - Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon

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Take your runners high somewhere it's never been before: The Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon

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Really Cool Runs - The Safaricom Marathon

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Uh, is that a lion on the course? No, just a cheetah. Yes, it's the Safaricom Marathon.

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Really Cool Runs - Atacama Crossing

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Race through a virtual moonscape in the shadow of the Andes Mountains in this desert race: The Atacama Crossing.

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Really Cool Runs - New Years Double Marathon

Double a

Why run one marathon when two is twice the fun? It's the New Years Double Marathon.

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Really Cool Runs - El Scorcho Run

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Midnight in Texas in July with plenty of bugs? Yes, it's the El Scorcho Run!

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Really Cool Runs - Antarctic Ice Marathon

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Bundle up for the southernmost marathon in the world! The Antarctic Ice Marathon.

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Really Cool Runs - Comrades Marathon, South Africa

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A 56 mile race over hills along the South African coast line, yes it's the storied Comrades Marathon!

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Really Cool Runs - Jungle Marathon Brazil

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Intense jungle heat, a few piranhas, welcome to the Jungle Marathon in Amazonian Brazil!

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Really Cool Runs - Cappadocia Ultra Trail Turkey

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Like to race amongst rugged natural towers and fairy chimneys? Check out the Cappadocia Ultra Trail in Turkey.

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Really Cool Runs - Great Ethiopian Run

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A cheerful romp through high altitude capital Addis Ababa - it's the Great Ethiopian Run.

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Really Cool Runs - Midnight Sun Marathon

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A summer solstice marathon in the Arctic Circle? Welcome to the Midnight Sun Marathon in Tromsø, Norway.

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Really Cool Runs - Ultra Trail Mexico

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Enjoy the stunning beauty of the Sierra de las Navajas mountains running the Ultra Trail Mexico.

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Really Cool Runs - Patagonian International Marathon

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A majestic marathon near the bottom of the world with a puma or two on the course? It's the Patagonian International Marathon in southern Chile.

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Really Cool Runs - Volcanic 50

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The Volcanic 50 is a rugged, challenging and yes, really cool run on Mt. St. Helens in Washington State.

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Really Cool Runs - Bagan Temple Marathon

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Temples, dirt paths, and the occasional water buffalo!?! Oh yes, it's the Bagan Temple Marathon.

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Portland Fun Runs to Check Out in 2015

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Portland area fun runs, mud runs, and all that jazz. Run these in 2015 and don't worry about time!

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Weird Distance Portland Runs You Should Race in 2015

Hood2coast relay

We made a list of cool Portland runs that don't conform to the standard set of distances.

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Run These Portland Marathons in 2015

Mount hood 50

Long distance races (26.2 and beyond) that you should check out in 2015!

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Portland Half Marathons You Should Run in 2015

Foot traffic flat half

Nine out of ten people agree that you should probably run these races in 2015.

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Portland 10K Runs to Race in 2015

Bridge2brews

Here's a list of five 10k races in the Portland area that you should run in 2015!

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Portland 5K Runs to Race in 2015

Veterans day 5k

Five 5k races in and around Portland that you'll probably want to check out this year!

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Five Must Run Portland Fun Runs

Portland fun runs

Time isn't everything! Here's a list of 5 great Portland fun runs!

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Four Must Run Portland Marathons

Portland marathons

We've listed four great Portland area marathon for your to race!

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5 Must Run Portland Half Marathons

Portland half marathons

Want to run a great half marathon in Portland? We've got a list of some of the best 13.1 races in the area!

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5 Must Run Portland 10k Races

Portland 10k runs

Looking for a great Portland 10k race? We've made a list of some the best 10k events in the Portland area!

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5 Must Run Portland 5k Races

Portland 5k runs

Looking for a Portland 5k race? We've listed 5 great 5k events to help get you started!

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Ten Tips For Better Running

Running tips

Ten simple tips to help you run better!

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How To Run a Faster 10k

Run a faster 10k

A few tips to help you set a new 10k personal best!

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How To Run a Faster 5k

Run a faster 5k

Want to set a PB on your next 5k? We've got a list of tips to help you out!

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