2011 News & Features

Portland Marathon Half Nearly Sold Out, On Record Pace to Fill Entry Limit

December 14, 2011

From Press Release – Spaces for the 3rd Annual Portland Marathon Half are selling quickly, so quickly the event may close historically early during the first week of January 2012. The Portland Marathon wants all interested participants to know they should register now if they would like to enter the 2012 Half Marathon. The Half Marathon is scheduled for October 7, 2012, the same day as the full marathon. “The pace of registration for this …more »

Date Announced for 2012 Eugene Women’s Half Marathon

December 7, 2011

From Press Release – The third annual Eugene Women’s Half Marathon will take place August 26, 2012. The event has gotten praise as one of the best women’s events in the northwest. The race will again start in downtown Eugene, do a loop around the city and end at the newly opened Inn at 5th. The race will be capped at 2500 runners and walkers and will be a fund raising platform for the American …more »

Oregon’s Bak Named USATF Athlete of the Week After Running 2:14:17 at California International Marathon

December 7, 2011

From USATF Press Release – Bak finished second overall and well under the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Marathon standard of 2:19:00. Bak ran a near even race as he came through the halfway point in 1:07:17. “I was elated and very happy to finish second and run as fast as I did,” Bak said. “I hit halfway and felt very comfortable. As each mile clicked off I felt great. With 10 km to go, …more »

Oregon’s Max King Wins Fourth Straight XTERRA Trail Run World Title, Idaho’s Morgan Arritola Tops Women’s Field

December 5, 2011

From XTERRA Press Release – King, 31, won the XTERRA Trail Run World title for the fourth consecutive year, this time topping a record field at Kualoa Ranch, Oahu, Hawaii, on Sunday, December 4. More than 2,000 runners from around world participated in the event, and in keeping with the tradition, none of them came close to King. King, an Olympic marathon hopeful from Bend, Oregon, completed the 21.9-kilometer course (13.6 miles) in 1 hour, …more »

Registration for the 2012 Foot Traffic Flat Half & Full Marathon Opens November 30

November 20, 2011

From Press Release – Registration will open for the Foot Traffic Flat Half & Full Marathon at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 30, 2011. The cap is limited to only 3,000 total registrations and has filled the last four years. The flat, fast, USATF-certified course takes place entirely on scenic Sauvie Island.  Strawberry Shortcake, Otter Pops, hot dogs, fantastic country venue at the pumpkin patch produce market, shuttle options to the race start, and more!  …more »

2012 Tribute to the Trails Calendar On Sale Now

November 14, 2011

From Press Release – In its seventh year, the “Tribute to the Trails” Calendar Project was established as a fundraiser for the Washington Trails Association (WTA). WTA is a non-profit organization which preserves, enhances and promotes the trails we love to play on. With your support, all proceeds (after costs) will be donated to WTA. NEW THIS YEAR! ENTER A DRAWING FOR FREE/GUARANTEED RACE ENTRIES! For each calendar you purchase, there is an entry form …more »

Eugene to Host 2014 World Junior Track & Field Championships

November 11, 2011

From USATF Press Release – USA Track & Field and TrackTown USA local organizers presented their bid Friday at the IAAF Council Meeting in Monaco. The Council unanimously awarded the Championships to USATF and Eugene early Friday afternoon. The 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships will mark the first time the United States has hosted an IAAF World Athletics Series event since the 1992 IAAF World Cross Country Championships were held in Boston. “We are proud …more »

Junior World Champion Lukas Verzbicas Commits to Triathlon Full Time, Will Withdraw from the University of Oregon

November 10, 2011

From USA Triathlon Press Release – Verzbicas, who was victorious at September’s International Triathlon Union (ITU) Junior World Championships in Beijing, will relocate to Colorado Springs, Colo., this fall and join the newly established Elite Triathlon Academy. He also will gain resident status at the U.S. Olympic Training Center. Verzbicas will enroll as a student-athlete at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs in January 2012 after formally withdrawing from the University of Oregon, where he …more »

Portland’s Heart Breaker Half Marathon Back for 2012

November 2, 2011

From Press Release – Downtown Portland’s only February half marathon debuted this year and is will make its return in 2012.  The Heart Breaker Half (marathon) will take place on Sunday, February 19 and will also feature a 5K and 10K Run/Walk. The Heart Breaker Half and related events will take place at the World Trade Center in downtown Portland, OR, and include both individual and team divisions.  Each participant will receive a long sleeved …more »

Oregon’s Mt Bachelor to Host New XC Ski and Snowshoe Event in January 2012

October 15, 2011

From Press Release – On Saturday, January 28, 2012 a brand new XC ski and snowshoe event will take place at Oregon’s Mt Bachelor Nordic Center. The first annual Tour for the Heart presented by The Heart Center/St Charles Hospital is a 5km celebration of women’s winter fitness created to educate and fund raise for women’s heart disease — America’s #1 killer. The very beginner-friendly 5km route, starting from the upper Mt Bachelor Nordic trails, …more »