The Run Portland HERO (Homegrown Elite Runners of Oregon) and Elite are sub-groups of the community running team. This team is selected based on:
- Consistent participation in a wide variety of local events
- A positive and influential role in the local running community
- Volunteering or participation in running events in the community at large beyond racing/running
- Age group award winner
Learn more about our HERO Team below, and keep an eye out for them at local running events! Check out our current Heroes.
The Run Portland competition team meets Tuesday’s at Lincoln H.S. at 5:30 PM for track workouts. To learn more, contact Run Portland coach John Howell.
The United States best middle distance and distance runners often have the cards stacked against them when balancing the cost of living, coaching and healthcare with their work and training. Run Portland sponsors elite athletes with US national standards in their pursuit of achieving world class performances and ultimately, a chance to represent our country in competition at the World Championships or Olympic Games.