'Iron Girl'

Athleta, the women's sports and active apparel brand, sponsors the series of events featuring 10-kilometer/5-kilometer and marathon running events, duathlons and triathlons.

Launched in 2004, the 13-city 'Iron Girl Series' will stop in Portland for an 'Iron Girl' triathlon of 600-meter swim, 22-kilometer bike and 5-kilometer run at 7 a.m. June 26 at Hagg Lake outside of Forest Grove.

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Portland Golf Show

The equipment sale and golf instruction exhibit, at the Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., for the 18th consecutive year, kicks off the Pacific Northwest golf season, Feb. 11 to 13. Consumers can download discount coupons and check out times, exhibitors and activities at

The Oregon Golf Association endorses and supports the event, which offers bargain-basement prices on clubs, equipment and apparel lines from all of golf's heavy hitters. Last year's show attracted more than 9,000 people.

Fiddler's Green will feature an indoor driving range. Every attendee will receive a bag containing free rounds of golf, magazine subscriptions and more. The Golf Show Clearance Center will feature up to 75 percent off clubs. More than 80 exhibitors in the golf industry will have booths. Teaching PGA professionals will be on the Stanford Main Stage and in the Free Lesson Area for free instruction.

- Jason Vondersmith

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