Greg is a dad who works at Portland Running Company. He runs competitively in the Masters Division and has run many races including the Boston Marathon.
"I started out running because I liked winning. Now I run because it makes me feel good, except when someone yells, "Run Forest, run!" Then I feel angry. Running is tremendously rewarding and enjoyable once your body get's used to it. Stick with it consistently for 4-6 weeks, you'll find that running becomes fun. I swear."
Maddie is a Milk Technician by day and a runner by night. She races 800 meter races and has gone to Nationals for 4 x 800m relay, taking 4th place nationally. She has a PR of 2.16. She's awesome!
"I run to compete and challenge my physical limits. If you want to become a runner, start small and work your way up. It also helps to switch up running locations and trails."
Lara Greenberg is NW mom who races competitively. She has run multiple races including the Boston Marathon.
"With 3 young boys and a job, running is a way I can stay in shape and to silence all of it for a little while. To become a runner, don’t think too much about it, just put on a pair of sneakers and get out the door. I used to hate running until I found a friend who ran at my pace and we got started together. We’d run and talk and the miles would fly by!"