Tag: portland marathon

Gurus Get Social

Although the word “social” is somewhat overused of late, I had to pay attention when five running legends discussed the transformation of running from a solo sport to a social activity.  The panel included Bill Rodgers, Amby Burfoot and Jeff Galloway, NW Runner Magazine editor Heather Romano, and Marathon and Beyond editor Rich Benyo.  They were … Continue reading Gurus Get Social

Making Lemonade: Portland Marathon takes on Occupy Portland

Have you ever been faced with a completely out-of-the-blue, totally unanticipated problem that could ruin your event?  Les Smith confronted just such a situation during the October 9 10,000+ participant Portland Marathon and Half Marathon.  It was called Occupy Portland - Portland’s version of the current Occupy Wall Street movement.   A few days before the Marathon, Occupy … Continue reading Making Lemonade: Portland Marathon takes on Occupy Portland