Leah Drebin

52913923_134800427568110_3878629978052795562_nMember since 2018

Hometown: Oregon City

Current city: Beaverton

Occupation: Instructor / Mother

Instagram handle: @happysoulrunning

Racing highlights/PRs:
5:56 – Rose City Mile 2018
19:48 – Beaverton Celebration Family Fun Run 2017
32:04 – Portland Shamrock 8k 2019
41:23 – Champoeg 10K 2019
1:32:42 – ORCC Champoeg Park Half 2018
3:19:37 – Eugene Marathon 2018

Best race experience: Running the Dublin Marathon in 2013 was a wildly fun time! However, more recently, having my family support me at the 2018 Eugene Marathon and finishing on the historic Hayward Field with a new PR will forever be a highlight in my life.

Best running experience: I love to travel and explore new destinations while running. Some of my favorite memories include running in London’s Hyde Park, the Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris, NYC’s Central Park, and running laps around Cusco’s Plaza de Armas with my mother. Of course, some of the best running trails can be found in Oregon (although I may be a little biased). Forest Park, Smith Rock, and the Mckenzie River Trail are some of my favs.

Passion(s) outside of running: Pushing for social change, learning about different cultures, biking around Sauvie Island, hiking, drinking coffee, listening to podcasts, traveling, hanging out with loved ones, and indulging in sweet treats.

Favorite post-run meal: A big juicy burger! If it’s earlier in the morning, then breakfast is my jam. I’m talking eggs benedict with a blueberry chai pancake on the side and coffee… lots and lots of coffee.