Put a Santa hat on it 🎅🏽


After 15 drenched miles, we donned our festive hats
Our friends at Wy'east Wolfpack have been hosting a Santa Hat run in Northwest Portland for the last 5 years and for some reason or the other we have had to miss it. Since we missed it again this year, we decided to do it the following weekend on our own after our long run in Forest Park. 

Early edgeworthia-- what season is it?!?

We parked our cars at Wallace Park, the start of the Santa Hat route, and had my husband dropped us off at the Birch trailhead on NW 53rd. We zigzagged our way through Forest Park for 15 miles in the pouring rain. We exited the park at the Thurman trailhead and to be honest running another 6 miles on the pavement in the rain did not excited me. But as soon as we got to my car and changed into our Santa / Christmas gear my Grinch attitude went away.  


Photo opp at Jamison Square
It was hard not to smile while running with a dog in an elf hat. The amount of people we passed that smiled seeing us made the whole run worth it. I can't wait to do it again next year, hopefully as part of the group run. 

From Cedar's Whistle GPS

We can't take credit for creating this route. I am posting the directions, since I couldn't find written directions, only Strava routes


Start at NW 25th & Raleigh
Raleigh to 28th
R on 28th
R on Upshur
R on 26th
L on Thurman
R on 25th
L on Savier
R on 24th
L on Raleigh
R on 23rd
L on Quimby
R on 22nd
R on Lovejoy
L on 23rd
L on Johnson to 11th
Turn around and run back on Johnson to 24th
L on 24th
L on Glisan
L on 9th
L on Johnson
R on 11th
L on Lovejoy
R on 13th
L on Marshall
R on 14th
L on Northrup
R on 15th
L on Overton
R on 16th
L on Pettygrove
R on 17th
L on Quimby
R on 18th
L on Raleigh
R on 19th
L on Savier
R on 20th
L on Thurman
R on 21st
L on Vaughn
L on 25th
R on Upshur
L on 26th
End at Raleigh.

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