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A Patriotic Site To See

November 2014

The race was great!  I usually do not enjoy loops, but this was a nice one because of the view of the military base.  It’s something you never get to see, I got to check out all of the tanks and all of the different types of buildings.  Running through such amazing scenery, while also […]

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The Best Part of the Crawfish Festival

September 2014

What a fun and unique race!  By combining two awesome gatherings – the annual Tualatin Crawfish Festival and the Crawfish Crawl 5k/10k/Half Marathon, I had the opportunity to walk with two friends in the fast, all paved (no cars) bike path course, over a river in the lush, green Tualatin Park.  Though it was a […]

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Fantastic Red White & Blues!

September 2014

What a fantastic time, to be able to experience the joyful Americana race vibe in the inaugural Red White & Blues 5k/10k run and walk in downtown Portland!  During the Fourth of July holiday week, it felt triumphant and redeeming to be able to celebrate a healthful running outlet like this with my husband and […]

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From Iowa With Love For HTC Volunteers

September 2014

Dear Friends at Hood To Coast I’m a 30-year-plus runner, but 2014 was my first ever Hood To Coast and I came all the way from Iowa to run it.  It was epic, a hundred times better than my teammates advertised.   The purpose of this note is to thank the thousands of volunteers for their incredible […]

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My 2014 Helvetia Half Marathon

September 2014

I had a great experience running in the Helvetia Half Marathon. From the packet pick-up to the post race festivities, it was put together very well. Packet pickup was at Dicks Sporting Goods and it was a breeze to get in and out. It was convenient, because I was able to get last minute items, […]

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Best Race Of The Year!

April 2014

It’s never too early to start training and visualizing the fun I have each year, running in the most scenic, beautiful, challenging country race course in the Northwest. Of course, I’m talking about the Helvetia Half Marathon!  The motivation and inspiration I derive as a runner, from being amongst a few thousand like-minded peers who […]

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My Hippie Chick Experience

April 2014

My friends and I look forward to the Hippie Chick every year! Hippie Chick is the best event ever! My friends and I love this for the designer necklace and the free pancake breakfast. We all get up early and meet at the stadium have a cup of coffee, visit all the booths and get […]

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Another Reason To Celebrate Fourth of July Weekend

April 2014

For years, I have been a fan of the Waterfront Blues Festival. This is an iconic event and a 4th of July tradition. If you haven’t had an opportunity to attend the blues festival and support the Oregon Food Bank, 2014 should be your year. I’ve had the opportunity to see Taj Mahal, Robert Plant, […]

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The Ride Of My Life

April 2014

When I ride through Oregon this May, it will be my 4th year of Reach the Beach.  My first ride was 2008. I was motivated after Brian Reynolds passed away.   A group was riding with his father and daughter and it just felt like a kind thing to do.  My grandfather and mother taught by […]

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Hood To Coast Race Series Mission Statement

April 2014

The Hood To Coast Race Series is committed to producing a first class experience for each and every participant, with the ultimate goal of making each event better than the one before. Each Hood To Coast Race Series racer should complete these events feeling like a super hero. The Better Series listens to participant needs, […]

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