PRC Winter 5K Series

WINTER RACE #3: Winter Takes A Vacation!

For Race #3, Winter headed south (we guess) yielding to blue skies, warm temps, and a whole lotta’ smiles. Please let us know if you have a results inquiry. Congratulations to all 5K racers!

RACE DATE: February 12th, 9:00am

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.

PACKET PICK UP/CHECK IN: 7:30am – 8:45am

ALL RACERS MUST CHECK IN!: You must check in once you get to the race even if you are using your bib number from one or both of the other 5K’s.  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 for all three races, we still need you to check in race day morning!***

PARKING: Follow directions from our parking team. Parking is available in and around the PRC center. Please park FIRST and then come to  RACE HQ if you have any questions.

GEAR CHECK: YES! The weather is looking really favorable for a great 5K but it will still be chilly. Wear warm clothes, bring a bag, and check them at the Gear Check Tent before the race starts.

RESULTS: The race is not a PREDICTION RACE and will be timed and scored as a traditional 5K. You may choose to run the race as a predict on your own but remember not to wear a watch or carry a timing device or phone with you.  If you want to receive your results via text, make sure that your registration information contains a phone number. You may add your phone number through your login. Live results will post throughout the event.

AWARDS: 9:50am

Age Group Winners: Age Groups start with 14 & Under and are in 5 year increments (15-19, 20-24, etc). 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. 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.

POST RACE: music, and warm soup awaits! 
We are honored and excited to host the February 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 email us and we will transfer your registration at no charge.

Dave & Paula Harkin 

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. 

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.

WINTER RACE #2 : Winter Apologizes!

After flexing its muscles in December, Winter took a little break for us in January. The temps were still brisk, but wind and rain were on vacation for the Janaury edition of the series. Race #2 is in the books. How many of you PR’d? Now it’s time to train hard, pound the pavement, tweak the weeks, and come back in February for the season finale. See you next month.

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 for January, let us know and we will hold it for you at one of the PRC shops or mail it directly to you.


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!









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.

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Resources for Racers


All races start at 9am. Follow the registration link. The single race fee is $39. Amazing long sleeve Brooks Podium Tech Shirts are available for $20 while supplies last.

Race Packets

In person packet pick up begins on Saturday, February 12th at 7:45am at Portland Running Company in Beaverton. Packets include your race bib and your race shirt if you purchased one. If you signed up for the series and already have a bib, you still need to check in at the registration tent before the race.

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