Thursday, June 18, 2009

Reverse Race for a Non-Runner

Portlands "Reach The Bridge" Race

Have you ever heard of this race? I haven't, but I'm intrigued. The concept is that the end time of the race is known, you need to be on the east side of the Burnside bridge before it raises at 9am. There are two courses, an 8K starting at the World Forestry Center/Zoo and a 2K beginning at PGE Park. You chose your distance and start at a time that will allow you to make it through the DOWNHILL course before the bridge goes up.

Sounds cool, doesn't it? The race is open to walkers and runners, and is sponsored by the American Lung Association of Oregon as a fund raiser for lung disease research.

My goal has been to do one "fitness event" each month this summer, and I missed the Strawberry Festival bike ride this month, so I'm considering doing this race. Would you like to be on my team? I need three others to join me, and we can walk together. Or, if you go faster than that, we'll meet you on the other side!

Registration is $25, and a minimum $50 in fund raising is required. Websites are provided to help with that effort. Email me by June 23rd if you want to be a part of team "Downhill Walkers". A link to the official website is provided here:

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