Local athlete and race director reaches running milestone

(Beaverton, OR)-Local event director and business owner Paula Harkin will celebrate her 15-year running streak of running every day on Sunday, December 31 at The Run Pub in Portland, OR.

Paula Harkin, owner of Run With Paula Events and Portland Running Company, prides herself on creating local running and walking races and fitness opportunities marked with enthusiasm, energy, and a sense of community.

Fifteen years ago, on January 1, 2009, Paula decided to change her running focus. Paula set a goal of running at least one continuous mile every single day. No breaks. No rest days. No excuses.

“I decided that, throughout my challenges, injuries, and dynamic life events, I could ‘run myself better’. My running streak has given me motivation to stay fit mentally and physically each and every day.”

Running every day is quite a challenge but Paula has taken it one step further averaging over 6 miles per day. This year alone Paula will run over 2300 miles. And two years ago, Paula completed the equivalent of running around the planet. Paula has run for almost 5,500 days in a row. Her total run streak mileage is 33,460 miles and counting.

During her running streak, Paula also achieved her Six-Star Marathon Major Medal, competing in the six most renowned marathons in the world (Boston, Chicago, New York, London, Berlin, Tokyo).

Paula and her team are hosting a group run/walk at The Run Pub at 2258 NW Raleigh Street in Portland at 9am on New Year’s Eve. Community members are encourage to come and celebrate but be careful, this is where many run streaks have begun!

Portland Running Co., Run With Paula Events
Dave Harkin