Friday, February 28, 2014

Don't race? There are a lot of fun running events for you!

By Max King:

It's March. This year is already flying by and Daylight Savings is just around the corner. Hopefully you checked out our Ready, Set, Register a couple weeks ago to help plan out our running events calendar but if not, don't worry. There's still plenty of time and plenty of events to fill up a years worth of adventure. I know not all of you are racers so this year I encourage you to check out the wide variety of events that are available to runners, and don't think that just because you don't "race" that there isn't a larger community out there you can connect with. 
At FootZone alone you can check out one of our themed fun runs each month, or a fun run like the Hot Chocolate runs hosted by the Central Oregon Running Klub. The brand new Tour de Chutes Run is a non-competitive benefit run and a great way to give back while meeting some great people.
For big adventurers there are weeklong running vacations through the Colorado Rockies such as the Transrockies Run. It's more like a big running camp for adults and a ton of fun to get to meet runners from around the world. A little closer to home Kraig and I are going to start some "runpacking" adventures that will involve 2-3 night adventures with some good running in wild places. Stay tuned for more on that. 

For those that want to learn as much as they can about running look for training groups to get involved with, free clinics at least monthly at the FootZone, and even FootZone Movie nights like our screening of the new movie Solstice on March 13th

Whatever your running passion is, get out and do it this year. Now more than ever there are so many different types of events to be involved with that you don't have to feel pressured to sign up for just another "race". Get out and follow your passion this year. 

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