Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Portland Trail Series starts in August 2011

FROM Todd Janssen (Portland, OR)

Trail Factor will be putting on a series of trail races in Forest park, beginning in August 2011.

The Portland Trail Series, will consist of five races held every other Wednesday evening from August 31 through October 26.  Each race will be run on a different 5-8 mile course and will be limited to 100 runners per race.  You can register for one or all races, but only those registered for the series will be included in the overall standings.  And doing well in the series will get you some great stuff from our sponsors.

Another great thing about the series is that it will raise money for the Forest Park Conservancy, which works really hard to maintain the amazing park that we all enjoy.  (Of course you can continue to support the Conservancy on your own through your own donations or by helping with trail work!)

Fit Right NW, which has great selection of trail running gear by the way, is on board and Montrail will be the title sponsor.  We are still working to line up more sponsors and plan to have the final award ceremony at a brewpub . . . we may actually end up there after each race.

Anyway, check out the website at www.portlandtrailseries.com.  Registration will start in a couple weeks, but if you send an email to portlandtrailseries@gmail.com with "notify" in the subject line, we will make sure that you are the first to know when registration will open.

If you have any questions or just want to help out, send an email to portlandtrailseries@gmail.com.

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