2012 News & Features

Training Toolbox – January 2013 – Group Ride Etiquette

December 30, 2012

by Adnan Kadir, Aeolus Endurance – The other day, while speaking with one of my athletes, we hit upon the subject of how to behave on a group road ride. While every ride is different, there are some basic rules to follow if you don’t want to be pegged as dangerous or, worse, not be invited back again. Depending on the amount of traffic, and the local laws, most groups ride single file or two-abreast. …more »

Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon Opens Registration on 12/12/12

December 11, 2012

From Press Release – The 4th Annual Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon (www.destinationraces.com/runoregon) opens for registration on Wednesday, December 12. Beginning at 12:12 PST on 12/12/12, runners can sign up for this event, which is the fourth in the Wine Country Half Marathon series, produced by Destination Races. The race is held on Sunday of Labor Day weekend, starting at Stoller Family Estate and finishing in downtown Carlton next to Ken Wright Cellars and Tyrus …more »

Oregon’s Heart Breaker Half Sets 2013 Date, Moves Locations

November 20, 2012

From Press Release – Changes are in store for the popular Heart Breaker Half – all designed to create a better experience for the participants of one of Oregon’s only February half marathons. The 2013 Heart Breaker Half will take place on Saturday, February 9, and as in previous years, will feature a 5K, 10K Run/Walk and half marathon. The Heart Breaker Half and related events will take place at Liberty High School just off …more »

Tribute to the Trails 2013 Calendar Now Available

November 19, 2012

From Press Release – In its eight 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 will be donated to WTA. Last year, we experimented with a drawing for free race entries. It was a success and this year we have 20 race …more »

Shamrock Run 35th Anniversary – St. Patrick’s Day 2013

November 6, 2012

Oregon’s official “Opening Day of the 2013 Running Season” will occur with the 35th anniversary of the adidas Shamrock Run on St. Patrick’s Day — Sunday, March 17 — at Waterfront Park in downtown Portland. The Shamrock Run has sold out for the past three years.  In honor of the 35th running, the field limit has been raised to 35,000, which will make Shamrock the third largest running and walking event on the west coast. Online …more »

Northwest Athletes Take Gold, U.S. Shines at ITU Age Group and Sprint World Championships

October 22, 2012

From USA Triathlon Press Release – Team USA ended its trip to Auckland on Monday with nine world titles at the 2012 ITU Age Group and Sprint World Championships, collecting a total of 25 medals on the final day of competition. The day began with a 750-meter swim, 20-kilometer bike, 5-kilometer run sprint event, and four Americans picked up gold: Lynda Lubelczyk (60-64, Manchester, N.H.) Jonathan Reik (60-64, West Hartford, Conn.) Patricia Ryan (70-74, Medford, …more »

Preliminary 2012 TRI NorthWest Triathlon and Duathlon Rankings Now Posted

October 16, 2012

The preliminary TRI NorthWest Triathlon and Duathlon rankings for the 2012 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 by Friday, October 26. Please review the ranking criteria on the TRI NorthWest website  prior to contacting Jon to ensure you …more »

Registration Now Open for Pacific Crest 2013

October 11, 2012

From AA Sports Press Release – AA Sports is proud to announce dates for the 17th Annual Pacific Crest Weekend Sports Festival presented by Sunriver Vacations, which will take place June 28-30, 2013 in Sunriver, Oregon. Pacific Crest is rated among the most scenic events in the country and typically attracts many top athletes from around the nation, as well as international competitors. Special early-bird registration offer – sign up now to receive a $10 …more »

RaceCenter Northwest Magazine – October/November/December 2012 Issue Now Available

September 26, 2012

The current (October/November/December 2012) issue of RaceCenter Northwest Magazine is now available.  This issue includes the following features and departments along with our huge Fall Running Shoe Guide. 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 the Missoula Marathon (NOTE: registration for their capped 201e …more »

Portland’s Foot Traffic Downtown Store Relocating to Larger Space

September 26, 2012

From Press Release – Foot Traffic, Oregon’s Running & Walking Stores, invites you to join us on Saturday, September 29 at 10am as we unveil a life-size chainsaw carving of the famous late Oregon runner, Steve Prefontaine.  Member’s Steve’s family including his sister, Anita Prefontaine as well as nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews, will assist with the unveiling and be available for comments and interviews during the occasion. The event will take place …more »