Five miles seems like a pretty easy thing, right? I mean, it's a little longer than three, but not by much. Plus, with all the running that you've been doing, or all the racing that you're going to see over the course of the weekend, you're going to be ready for it.
We're serious (well, the Jacuzzi Boys are) but not really. We like to focus on fitness, but only when it promises not to get in the way of having a good time. Like a really really good time. Which is why we decided to pull together this little running race at the shop.
The format will be something similar to an alley cat, but this time without bikes. What is an alley cat? Well, you're going to have to figure that one out on your own. We will meet at the shop around 8pm. We figured that this would give you enough time to see some of the blazing fast Indoor World Championship action over at the Moda Center. Then, at 8:30pm the "gun" will go off and whomever has showed up to race will navigate the bustling city over 5 miles (we know, it says 4) and back to the shop.
ROUTE IS HERE!
There will be a couple categories and probably some pretty sweet prizes to boot (not boots). Then, when all of that is over and all the runners have drug themselves back to the shop we will celebrate the event with some adult beverages (for adults only).
Let's do a brief recap:
Saturday March 19th
8:00pm - meet at the Athletic for race instructions
8:30pm - race begins in furious abandon
9:00pm-ish - the party begins
Oh yeah, it should be noted that all of this could not, nay, would not have happened if it wasn't for the untamable spirit of the Jacuzzi Boys Athletic Club. They have been running their faces off this season (see below), so it is cool to see them take a bit of a break from their normal track day workouts to have some fun. They even checked in with us earlier with a paragraph that semi-explains their how and why... sort of.
This race is an excuse to get the gang together, celebrate aerobic activity, knock back a cold one and hopefully create a few stories in the process. As mostly-grown adults, the number of opportunities to get after it reduce in quantity, which is the impetus behind the Foot Dash. You don't always need timers and race officials and stadium lighting to do what drew us all to running in the first place - the pursuit of velocity and a sense of sporting camaraderie.
Can't argue with that. Join us this Saturday at the Athletic:
The Athletic Community
925 NW 19th Ave - Suite A
Portland, OR 97209