2011 News & Features

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 »




Preliminary 2011 TRI NorthWest Triathlon and Duathlon Rankings Now Posted

October 3, 2011

The preliminary TRI NorthWest Triathlon and Duathlon rankings for the 2011 season are now posted online. Congratulations to the athletes from across the Pacific Northwest who competed in this year’s rankings. If you feel that your overall rankings score is incorrect or your name has been omitted from the rankings, please email Jon Atherton prior to Friday, October 21. Please review the ranking criteria on the TRI NorthWest website prior to contacting Jon to ensure …more »




Cascade Lakes Relay Opens Limited Entry Registration October 1

September 27, 2011

From Press Release – 2012 will mark the 5th anniversary of the Cascade Lakes Relay – Oregon’s “Daddy of All Relays” and registration opens on October 1. Fifth-year veterans will receive a special commemorative t-shirt, and with a current registration cap of 180 teams (if the cap increases, it will be to 200 and no larger), it promises once again to be a scenic, relaxing and traffic-free experience. As race director Scott Douglass explains, “The …more »




Oregon’s Max King Win’s U.S. 50k Trail Running Title and XTERRA Trail Run National Championship in Single Weekend

September 26, 2011

From XTERRA Press Release – King capped an amazing weekend of racing by winning the 2011 XTERRA Trail Run National Championship on Sunday, Sept. 25, at Snowbasin Resort near Ogden, Utah. It was the fourth consecutive XTERRA National Championship for King, but his first at Snowbasin. His previous three titles came when the event was held in his hometown of Bend, Ore. He completed the 21-kilometer trail course in 1 hour, 17 minutes, 59 seconds. …more »




RaceCenter NW Magazine – October/November/December 2011 Issue Now Available

September 26, 2011

The current (October/November/December 2011) issue of RaceCenter Northwest Magazine is now available.  This is our annual Cross Issue, which includes the following features and departments. Visit your local specialty running store, triathlon shop or bike shop to pick up a copy, or find RaceCenter at select Jamba Juice locations throughout Oregon and Washington. RaceCenter Northwest Magazine is also available DIGITALLY, compliments of the Portland Marathon and Half Marathon. Click here to check out the current …more »




Northwest Athletes Among Top Finishers at Duathlon World Championship

September 26, 2011

From USA Triathlon – Team USA athletes impressed on the world multisport stage Sunday by claiming 14 age group world championship titles and 29 total medals at the 2011 ITU Duathlon World Championships. In addition to the 14 gold medals, U.S. athletes combined for eight silver and seven bronze medals in the sprint- and standard-distance run-bike-run events. Eight Americans were victorious in the 10-kilometer run, 38.4-kilometer bike, 5-kilometer run standard-distance world championship. An additional six …more »




Endurance Blog – The Best Athlete in the World

September 19, 2011

For my inaugural column here on RaceCenter.com, I’d like to start with a few questions to you, dear reader: What does it mean to you to be the best athlete in the world? It’s got nothing to do with times, rankings, pounds, or any number. People with narrow vision like to focus on numbers and control them. Those numbers are the end product to a process. Seek to control the process, not the result! While …more »




Oregon’s Galen Rupp Shatters 10,000m American Record in Brussels

September 16, 2011

From USATF Press Release – Galen Rupp shattered the existing 10,000-meter American record while Walter Dix ran the second fastest 200m time in American history and four other American athletes secured Diamond League crowns at the Brussels Diamond League meet Friday. Rupp’s third-place time of 26 minutes, 48.00 seconds crushed Chris Solinsky’s time of 26:59.60, which he ran in 2010. Rupp, a two-time USA champion in the event, previously held a personal best of 27:10.74. …more »




USA Strikes Double Gold at World Mountain Running Championship, Oregon’s King Crowned World Champ

September 12, 2011

From Nancy Hobbs, USATF MUT (Courtesy Running USA Wire #73-09-11) – At the 27th World Mountain Running Championship, held on Sunday in Tirana, Albania, the USA set the bar with historic gold medal performances by Huntingdon, Vermont’s Kasie Enman and Bend, Oregon’s Max King. “In my nine years as team leader, I’ve never been more proud of our athletes than I am today,” said Richard Bolt. “Kasie and Max’s performances blew me away. They made …more »