PRC Winter 5K Series


RACE DATE: Saturday, Jan 15, 9am start


Welcome to 2022 – A New Year and A New You! We have made a few changes for January. Almost everything, including our amazing course, will remain the same but we have made a few changes:

Omicron is spreading rapidly and while we may not be able to stop it, we are going to do our part to reduce the spread by implementing some easy to follow guidelines:
A. OUTDOOR VENUE: we have eliminated the pre-race and post-race festivities inside Portland Running Co. and we are moving all race activities to the START/FINISH line at SW Nimbus and SW Gemini. At the START (Race HQ), there will be portable toilets, tents, water, and a variety of race necessities.
B. ARRIVAL TIMES: Race start is 9:00am sharp and since you will be standing outside awaiting the start, we advise arriving between 8:15am-8:30am
C. PARKING: Parking will be in and around Portland Running Company. Race volunteers will direct you. Please park first and then come to the race HQ if you have any questions.
D. GEAR CHECK: we will offer gear check so dress warmly and bring a bag to check before the race. The forecast for race day as of Sunday, January 13th calls for temperatures between 38°-48° with about 6% change of precipitation.
E. BIB NUMBERS/RACER CHECK IN: if you are registered for the series, you will be using the same bib number we issued to you for December’s race. If you have misplaced your original bib or if it is damaged (washed or folded on the timing tag), please come to the registration tent before the race for a new one.
***Please note: Even though we are using the same bib numbers, we still need you to check in race day morning so that we have an accurate count of participants.***
F. POST RACE: music, heat lamps, and warm soup awaits! Age group awards will be available to pick up at the awards table and we will do an abbreviated ceremony to announce the top finishers.
We are honored and excited to host the January 2022 Winter 5K Race. December dished out what many are calling “the worst weather they have ever raced in…” So, mission accomplished! During this 5K series we are committed to you, and to Never Letting Winter Win. See you Saturday.

WANT TO RACE VIRTUALLY? If you would prefer to race virtually please contact us and we will tranfer your registration, no charge.

WINTER RACE #1 (Winter Gave Its Best Shot)

Winter gave us its best shot and we still managed to prevail. A little cold? No biggie. A little rain? Fear not. A little Wind Advisory? How about all three? Through the blinding elements, we witnessed enthusiasm, joy, a bunch of super soaked smiles (and a few soaked laptops), and some seriously happy feet and we are ready for more! Race #1 is in the books. Results are posted. The wet and wild weather did get the best of us at the start line for a little bit. Let us know if you have a results inquiry.

Age Group Winners: First place in each age group wins a shiny blue ribbon and a $10 PRC Gift Card. 2nd and 3rd place also receive beautiful ribbons. If you did not get your award today, let us know and we will hold it for you at one of the PRC shops or mail it directly to you. See you all next month.


Keep those wheels turning and the fire burning all winter long when you join in our seasonal 5K series. This low-key, high-yield trio of races gives you the chance to test your training, improve your times, and compete with yourself. Race in December and then focus on your 5K improvement. Train hard, do some speed work, try some hill repeats, or add some miles to your weekly load. Then come back in January and do it again. Your progress might surprise you! Race. Train. Repeat! Whether you are training for a PR or just looking for a great avenue to set some goals for 2021, The Winter 5K Race Series is the ideal platform.

We are planning for a robust in-person event with the intention that our events will follow all the current CDC guidance. We will see you this Winter!









Click on the icons below to register. Click on the individual months to sign up for a single race.

Something For Everyone!

What:    5K, 5K, 5K

Where:  Portland Running Company – 10029 SW Nimbus Ave, Beaverton, OR 97008

When:   One 5K per month. Races start at 9am:

  • Race #1: December 11, 2021
  • Race #2: January 15, 2022
  • Race #3: February 12, 2022

Why: Socialize and stay fit over the winter months. Set a goal for each race and try to improve each time, even if it’s only by one second! Challenge your neighbors, your college roommate in Redmond, or your brother in Boston. 

We believe that exercise and fitness is a major part of the BIG picture. And to those of you who have dusted off your high school PE uniforms, and busted out your old sneakers to give running or walking a second chance, WELCOME BACK! Rediscovering fitness is a silver lining of the challenges we have all faced in the past couple of years and we applaud each and every one of you.

CLICK on icons below to view last year’s results.

Resources for Racers


Registration is now open. All races start at 9am. Follow the registration link. The single race fee is $39. Sign up for the series and save 10%! Amazing long sleeve Brooks Podium Tech Shirts are available for $20 while supplies last.

Race Packets

In person packet pick up begins on Friday, December 10th from 10am to 5pm at Portland Running Company in Beaverton. Your packet will include a personalized race bib and your race shirt if you purchased one. If you signed up for the series, you will use this bib for all three events. Race packets may also be picked up Saturday, December 11th beginning at 7:30am.

Thank You To Our Partners

Paula Harkin, along with husband Dave Harkin, are committed to producing fun, challenging, safe, world-class events. Stay tuned for more infomation regarding 2022 and beyond!

Paula and Dave Harkin, RunWithPaula Events