The Portland 420 Games was the third race on this year’s tour, and although it looked like we might get rained out, the weather held off, and it turned into another incredible day for all those who joined us at Sellwood Park. The crowd in Portland was alive with excitement as we gathered to celebrate awareness, and represent responsible use, joining together in The 420 Game’s mission to show that cannabis users are NOT lazy, unmotivated, or “stoners”, and to de-stigmatize the millions who use cannabis in a healthy and responsible lifestyle. We run, walk, bike, skateboard, and some even push their children in strollers or walk their pets for 4.2 miles at these events for those millions of people, and for the millions more whose quality of life could be improved by access to safe regulated cannabis.
This is why we all wear the same 420 number on our bibs. It represents our unity to compete against a much greater cause, and for that reason, all attendees really are winners. However, recognition goes out to those who pushed themselves, ran hard, and claimed their place on the podium. First place went to Cody Steinberg, followed by second place finisher, Dave Vondracek, with well known cannabis athlete, Simon Anderson, taking third.
Simon also took Gold as she finished First Place in the women’s division. MJFITNUT’s own, Heather DeRose, was announced 2nd women’s finisher! After having placed 3rd in Seattle, and now 2nd in Portland only 2 weeks later, we want to take a moment to congratulate her on her accomplishments, and recognize her for the hard work she’s put into her training, her nutrition, and her recovery. Heather’s dedication to helping people improve their lives through proper fitness, nutrition, and responsible use of cannabis, drives her to lead by example. Her accomplishments demonstrate the endless possibilities a person can create for themselves, when they set a goal, and work hard to achieve it.
The rest of the event was spent meeting with local businesses who came out to help support the CannaFitness industry, and to share their products and services with attendees.
As an added bonus, thanks to founder Jim McAlpine, our 420 Games race bib got us into the Portland Hempfest for free! We took full advantage of the opportunity and headed to the Portland Expo to check out industry leaders and entrepreneurs in hemp. While there, we got to see the newest technology being used in the industry, and had the opportunity to network with several people. We greatly enjoyed discussing their passions, and want to thank Jim for adding this incredible benefit to The 420 Games Portland.