We’re proud to partner with FASTZach, our go-to mobile app for exploring new running routes in PDX and beyond! Patented technology locates the user and allows you to select your desired distance, landmarks, and geographic features. Choose from a drop down menu, or enter your own. FASTZach creates a route in seconds with GPS tracking and voice navigation – and you have the option to edit. Download the iOS app for free here.
Athena Massage & Training was founded by Amy Brown, a Licensed Massage Therapist specializing in deep tissue work & sports massage. She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach through NCSA and is the official strength coach and massage therapist for RCTC! Amy’s enthusiasm for life is contagious. She loves her work and it shines through all of her client’s success. Her practice includes athletes of all levels – from runners training for their first 5K to Olympic athletes.
Oregon-based Uberthons puts on high quality 5k, 10k, half marathon and full marathon events for fun, competition, and fitness. They’re known for their popular Oregon Half Marathon series–one for each season of the year!
Good running shoes are a must and Portland Running Company is here to help! They offer a full field gait evaluation and help to find the perfect shoe for you. Shop their extensive selection of footwear, apparel, and accessories in their Beaverton and Portland locations. Voted Portland’s Best Running Store three years in a row and locally owned by northwest natives Dave & Paula Harkin.
Wilfredo Benitez, MSN, M.Ed. – Will is a nutritionist and owner of On Pace Wellness and a USATF certified running coach who knows how important nutrition is for reaching one’s health and fitness goals. As an endurance runner who enjoys other physical activities as well, Will understands the mindset of an athlete as well as the time limitations that balancing training with other responsibilities can bring. It is for this reason why Will individualizes his nutrition coaching services and works with you where you are at to get you from point A to B in a sustainable manner, all while empowering you along the way to take your own nutrition and health into your hands. Following an initial consultation, you may choose from a variety of services–dietary analyses, cooking classes, email consulting, and more–to further optimize your nutrition for your goals. Whether you want to increase your energy, set that new PR, manage weight, speed up injury recovery, or manage symptoms, nutrition is important and Will can help you experience the impact of individualized, professional nutritional guidance.
Michelle Hurn of Wisdom and Walnuts is a registered dietitian, marathon runner, and USATF certified track and field coach. While practicing inpatient and outpatient care, she discovered a staggering disconnect between knowledge of nutrition principles and subsequent application of those principles. Michelle discovered that patient outcomes are mediated by mindset, even when patients are well educated. Michelle has studied how the mind works, habit formation, and how to transform limiting beliefs. A key component of this program involves teaching clients how to build confidence, erase fears and doubts, and develop sustainable habits. By supplementing personalized meal outlines with positive psychology, this two-pronged approach is markedly effective in helping clients. When Michelle isn’t writing podcasts on how to change beliefs and habits or designing meal plans, you’ll find her trail running, drinking espresso, and cheering on her favorite NFL team. Michelle lives in Vancouver, Washington, with her wife, twelve-year-old Chow Shepherd Mix, and five endearing chickens.