Bowerman 5k Race Week!

10th Annual Bowerman 5k

The 10th Annual Bowerman 5k will be held this Saturday, July 20th. We hope to see as many youth club athletes and their families out as possible! For more information regarding the event, please see below.

Event Details:
Race Start: 7:00pm with two start waves (Wave One-Elite and Wave Two- Open).
Packet Pick-up: Early packet pick-up will be on Friday, July 19th from 9:00am-12:00pm at Mia Hamm Courtyard on Nike Campus (see map attached). Day of Packet pick-up begins at 5:00pm
Parking: Please park in the NYC Garage on Nike Campus. For more specific details on location. Please view the course map below.
Course Map: View here
Vendors: We have some incredible vendors coming to the event . Vendors will open at 5:00pm. To find out more about the vendors check the Bowerman 5k page on bowermantc.com

More Details:

TEAMS: There will now be a team race (5 runners to score based on total time) with male, female, and co-ed divisions. Race with your family or friends! You must have 5 runners to complete a team. If you do not find a complete team by race day, you will be entered as an individual.

FUNDRAISING: Help us continue to support causes near and dear to our BTC Community. In addition to continuing to support the Julius Achon Foundation, we are adding fundraising opportunities to benefit two causes, including Lopez Lomong's "4 South Sudan" project and "Embrace Oregon", an organization that helps support local foster kids and families, including our own Andrew and Anne Bumbalough. You can have an impact even if you aren’t racing! Encourage family and friends to donate under your registration link.

VOLUNTEERING: If you are not able to run but are interested in volunteering, please email ben.myers@nike.com. We would love to have your help!

Click here to register.

Brave Like Gabe Memorial Run

BTC Community,

The running community is a tight knit group. We lost one of the best people in our, or any, sport last night, with the passing of professional athlete Gabe Grunewald. Throughout her 10 year battle with cancer, Gabe was a fountain of joy, friendship, hope, laughter, and inspiration. All of the professional athletes at BTC were inspired by Gabe and those who met her feel privileged to have done so.

We are honoring Gabe’s memory with a gathering this Friday at 6:30pm at Duniway Track. We’ll run 5k around the track in memorial of Gabe and do our best to honor the values she exemplified: the community and joy of running. We know it is last minute but we encourage the BTC Youth and their families to join our professional athletes in solidarity if you are able to make it. If you are unable to run, we still invite you to come out and contribute to the positive environment.

We will have blank racing bibs for everyone interested in writing a message of positivity that we will gather at the end of the run and send to Gabe’s husband, Justin. To help us with this process, please try and bring a sharpie.

If you’re in the area, come out and celebrate a true hero. We also encourage all those who might be able to donate to the #BraveLikeGabe Foundation to support rare cancer research. For more information about Brave Like Gabe please click here.

Bowerman 5k Registration is Live!

The 10th Annual Bowerman 5k will be held on Saturday, July 20th, 2019! Come celebrate a milestone year for our event which includes these new additions:

TEAMS: There will now be a team race (5 runners to score based on total time) with male, female, and co-ed divisions. Race with your family or friends! You must have 5 runners to complete a team. If you do not find a complete team by race day, you will be entered as an individual.

TRAINING PLAN: Sign up to receive a training plan with Coach Steve Edwards with twice weekly workout sessions starting June 1st. Workouts will be on Wednesdays (6:15pm) at Duniway Track and Saturday (9:00am) at Forest Park (Leif Erikson Trailhead). It will be a great way to get fit for the event, learn a few things, and build the BTC community! 

FUNDRAISING: Help us continue to support causes near and dear to our BTC Community. In addition to continuing to support the Julius Achon Foundation, we are adding fundraising opportunities to benefit two causes, including Lopez Lomong's "4 South Sudan" project and "Embrace Oregon", an organization that helps support local foster kids and families, including our own Andrew and Anne Bumbalough. You can have an impact even if you aren’t racing! Encourage family and friends to donate under your registration link. The highest fundraising campaign will receive an exclusive prize!

In addition to all that's new, we'll still have everything you loved about previous years: great vendors, chances to meet our pro athletes, the beautiful Nike Campus, a cool t-shirt, and, most importantly, a great race! Sign up today and we look forward to seeing you all on July 20th!

Click here to register.

BTC Spring Line Launch Party!

BTC Spring Line Launch Party

The Bowerman Track Club is hosting a Spring Line Launch Party this Saturday, April 27th, from 9:00am-1:00pm at The Athletic Community.

The new spring apparel and footwear items in addition to old favorites will be for sale. Some professional athletes will be there to chat, sign autographs, and take on all comers in Cornhole. There will also be a photo station/backdrop to take fun photos at. We hope to have a lot of good energy as well as provide our BTC Community first access to our club gear.

Additionally, we will have a BTC Community run from the store starting at 10am and will run distances of 3-5-7 miles down to the waterfront and back . All paces and ages are welcome.

We’re very excited to host this event with our running community and look forward to seeing all factions of the club (youth, professional, elite, masters) out there!

Event Details:

Date: Saturday, April 27th
Time: 9:00am-1:00pm
Location: The Athletic Community (2416 NW Thurman St, Portland, OR 97209)

IMPORTANT Shamrock Run Information

Bib Pick-up and Tent Information at the Shamrock Run

If you are racing at the Shamrock Run tomorrow, we have learned that they are NOT allowing tents along the water front this year. In order to get your packet, please find Coach Elliott Heath who will be wearing a red BTC jacket on the grass near the starting line starting at 7:00am. Please try to pick up your bib as early as possible!!

Additionally, while we will not be able to have our BTC Tent, it would be great if everyone could try to band together to find a mutual meeting spot to have all our BTC Community located at. We know there will be a sea of green so we’re hoping if everyone wears their BTC Red we can all find and support one another from the Club!

Event Details:

Date: Sunday, March 17th
Distances: Kids 1k, 5k, 8k, 15k, Half Marathon
Website/Registration:https://www.motivrunning.com/shamrock-run-portland/

Schedule:
Please note: start times subject to change.

5K Start Time: 8:00 am
15K Start Time: 8:55 am
Half Start Time: 9:20 am
Leprechaun Lap Start Time: 9:40 am
8K Start Time: 10:10 am
Stride Start Time: 10:30 am

BTC International Women's Day Run!

International Women’s Day Run

In honor of International Women’s Day, the Women of the Bowerman Track Club are hosting a community fun run this Saturday, March 9th, from 9:00am-11:00am at The Athletic Community. They will lead a short run then come back to the store for bagels and coffee provided by Pop Bagels and Proud Mary Coffee.

All paces, ages and genders (men are encouraged to attend!) are welcome. The BTC Women want to engage and connect with the running community in Portland and celebrate the success of all the strong women and girls in our community!

Event Details:

Date: Saturday, March 9th
Time: 9:00am-11:00am
Location: The Athletic Community (2416 NW Thurman St, Portland, OR 97209)
Distances: Anywhere from 1-4 mile easy run (you can still attend without running)


Shamrock Packet Pick-Up

Packet Pick-up for the Shamrock Run

If you are picking up your packet for the Shamrock Run at Nike today, Coach Emily is in a top row booth at the Mia Hamm Cafe from now until 12:00pm today.

If you do not pick up your packet in that window please do not stress! You will get your packet at the BTC tent the day of the race. We will have the bibs there very early.

Event Details:

Date: Sunday, March 17th
Distances: Kids 1k, 5k, 8k, 15k, Half Marathon
Website/Registration:https://www.motivrunning.com/shamrock-run-portland/

Schedule:
Please note: start times subject to change.

5K Start Time: 8:00 am
15K Start Time: 8:55 am
Half Start Time: 9:20 am
Leprechaun Lap Start Time: 9:40 am
8K Start Time: 10:10 am
Stride Start Time: 10:30 am

Shamrock Packet Pick-up!

Packet Pick-up for the Shamrock Run

This message is specific to those who registered for the Shamrock Run on Sunday, March 17th under the Bowerman team name. You will be able to pick up your packet from Coach Emily at the following times:

  • Thursday, March 7th at the final youth club pre-track practice (please arrive at 4:45pm).

  • Friday, March 8th at The Mia Hamm Cafe on Nike Campus from 11am-1:30pm.

If you do not pick up your packet in that window, you will get your packet at the BTC tent the day of the race.

Event Details:

Date: Sunday, March 17th
Distances: Kids 1k, 5k, 8k, 15k, Half Marathon
Website/Registration:https://www.motivrunning.com/shamrock-run-portland/

Schedule:
Please note: start times subject to change.

5K Start Time: 8:00 am
15K Start Time: 8:55 am
Half Start Time: 9:20 am
Leprechaun Lap Start Time: 9:40 am
8K Start Time: 10:10 am
Stride Start Time: 10:30 am

REMINDER 2019 Pre-Track Practice

Pre-Track Practice: February 12th - March 7th

This is a reminder that BTC Youth Pre-Track practice starts tomorrow! To get our kids ready for the track season, we will hold practices every Tuesday/Thursday 5:00-6:15 pm from February 12th until March 7th at the Michael Johnson Track on Nike Campus.  Our current plan for the week ahead is to hold practice as normal. We will send out an additional announcement if conditions change due to weather.

The Pre-Track program is only a total of 8 practices and is meant to give kids a jumpstart to get ready for their school or CYO track program.  All of our youth XC members are welcome, as well as newcomers. Feel free to bring along a friend!  No additional sign-up is required if you ran cross country with us this fall.  If you are NEW (did not participate this fall), please fill out the waiver sign-up by following the link below.  

Parents, don’t forget we will have a parents running group coinciding with youth practice!  If you are interested in running during practice time, come to practice ready to run and you can join a group of parents planning to run and provide some introductory training while the kids get their workout in!

Practice Details

When: 5:00 - 6:15 PM
Where: Nike World Headquaters (Michael Johnson Track) (No NE Portland or Sherwood practices)
Cost: FREE

 

2019 Pre-Track Practice

Pre-Track Practice: February 12th - March 7th

The spring track season is fast approaching and before you know it, the track season will be here.  To get our kids ready for the track season, we will hold practices every Tuesday/Thursday 5:00-6:15 pm from February 12th until March 7th at the Michael Johnson Track on Nike Campus.  The Pre-Track program is only a total of 8 practices and is meant to give kids a jumpstart to get ready for their school or CYO track program.  All of our youth XC members are welcome, as well as newcomers. Feel free to bring along a friend!  No additional sign-up is required if you ran cross country with us this fall.  If you are new, please fill out the waiver sign-up by following the link below.  

Parents, don’t forget we will have a parents running group coinciding with youth practice!  If you are interested in running during practice time, come to practice ready to run and you can join a group of parents planning to run and provide some introductory training while the kids get their workout in!

Practice Details

When: 5:00 - 6:15 PM
Where: Nike World Headquaters (Michael Johnson Track) (No NE Portland or Sherwood practices)
Cost: FREE