Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Looking for another good reason to run a marathon?

The Portland Marathon has instituted 26.2 Miles for a Cause, where you can donate as little as $26.2 to a charitable cause and you get a special bib to wear on your back. Donate more and you get more thank you gifts.

This is just making me an even bigger fan of the Portland Marathon. Of course, it doesn't hurt that this is where I PR'd (probably a lifetime best) and qualified for Boston, but aside from all of that, it's a great course (pretty flat, but not boring flat), well supported, terrific fans, and usually perfect running weather. They automatically put your first name on your bib, which gives the crowds the ability to cheer you on by name, and they do. If anyone is looking for a fall marathon, I highly recommend this one.


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