Portland isn’t your typical metropolis—it’s where the guys jump on their bikes, rather than starting up their cars, when they want to get somewhere. The air downtown is cleaner than in most suburban areas, practically inviting you to get outside and move. So if you’re hitting this West Coast city with the goal of staying in shape, begin with Portland Fit , a program to keep you in shape and, eventually, run the Portland Marathon.
Winner of Runner’s World ”Golden Shoe Award” and the USA FIT “Program of the Year,” Portland Fit encourages you to put on the shoes and run the run, encouraging locals and visitors to train for the Marathon. Check out the website for meeting locations, and register to receive, day-by-day training schedules, weekly group runs/walks, access to trained coaches, information seminars, and a Portland Fit Marathon Training shirt. According to the website, you may even get a free massage or two.