Backyard Shenanigans

As we careen headlong into our second winter of COVID-19, one thing’s radically clear; we need human contact to save our sanity. We’ve built a little backyard oasis for the friends we’re lucky enough to live by and we’d love if you’d come share it with us. Keep the weather in mind and dress appropriately. We do have heaters cranked and sometimes hot drinks, but you should still dress warmly and consider a snuggly blanket. We have beverages to share in the fridge, and you’re invited to bring your own to add to the collective.

Backyard photo with Josh singing spooky karaoke

Upcoming Shenanigans

Single events

  • Runsgiving: Friday, November 26: Does the idea of gorging yourself on food you didn’t want to eat with family members you didn’t really want to see fill you with dread? Would you rather be doing something athletic, whether it’s walking around the block or pounding out a 10k? Come celebrate with us!

Recurring Events

  • Sunday Runday: Would you like your weekends to have a few miles and then brunch with friends? Join the Sunday Runday brunch series at 10:30am each Sunday. Now with free sticker!
  • Friday Movie Night: Do your eyeballs need to feast on bad movies with good friends? Check out our backyard movie nights. Showtime is at 6:30pm.
  • Tuesday Run Club: Most Tuesdays we host Rose City Run Club. Show at 6pm, run at 6:15pm, then reconvene for a beer or three sometime around 6:45pm. See the Facebook group for the actual schedule.

Backyard rules

Fully vaccinated people only please. This means both initial shots, and the two week “curing” time after. We don’t expect you to have your boosters yet, but that will probably be the case by springtime.

Kids are currently a grey area, and we’ll leave it to your discretion for now.

This is an outdoors space and socially distanced. As such, masks are not required but are suggested, especially if you’re not a regular and this is outside your extended circle of friends. But that said, we expect each person to respect others’ COVID boundaries and ask for consent before approaching for a hug or anything else up close and personal. That’s a hard limit.

The bathroom is inside, down the stairs, and to the right. There are sanitizing supplies and you should wash your hands like the filthy beasts we all are. :)

If we have a signup sheet, it’s because we want to either provide the right amount of food, or because we don’t want it to end up too crowded to respect social distancing. In either case, please update your RSVP if it changes!