May 2012 News

Race Report: 2012 Heart of the Valley Triathlon

May 29, 2012

Submitted by Craig Dean – Memorial Day Monday is celebrated in many ways across the country.  From memorial ceremonies with fly over jets to riverside campgrounds with friends and family around fire.  For a few weekend warriors, Memorial Day starts with a sprint triathlon at the Osborne Aquatic Center in Corvallis, OR. The first wave of swimmers at this year’s Heart of the Valley Triathlon took to the pool just after 8am with additional waves …more »

RaceCenter Northwest Magazine – June/July 2012 Issue Now Available

May 25, 2012

The current (June/July 2012) issue of RaceCenter Northwest Magazine is now available.  This issue includes the following features and departments along with our huge Northwest summer events calendar. 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 Warrior Dash. Click here to check out the current …more »

Oregonians Bak, Goucher Win Inaugural Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland Half Marathon

May 21, 2012

By Dan Cruz, Competitor Group At the first ever Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland Half Marathon, it was an Oregon sweep Sunday as two in-state residents took home titles. Ryan Bak of Bend and U.S. marathon star and Olympian Kara Goucher, who trains locally with the Oregon Track Club, each prevailed in dramatically different fashions. Beneath a steady Portland mist along the scenic Willamette River adjacent to Tom McCall Waterfront Park, runners from 49 states and …more »

Olympian Kara Goucher to Run Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland Half Marathon

May 17, 2012

From Press Release, Courtesy Running USA wire 42-05-12 – Olympian Kara Goucher will lead a sold out field of nearly 14,000 runners though the streets of East Portland for the first running of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland Half Marathon on Sunday, May 20. The inaugural event will kick off Portland’s celebrated Rose Festival, with 20 live bands performing on 14 entertainment stages positioned along the route. “I’m looking forward to running the first edition of …more »

Fit Right to Open New Tanasbourne Store May 17, 2012

May 16, 2012

From Press Release – The arrival of warm weather multiplies exponentially the runners that are found on the roads and trails in the Portland metro area, which Runner’s World recognized as the best running city in America. Road race season is in high gear as is the demand for running and walking apparel, footwear and accessories. The two current Fit Right locations have earned a strong following among Portland area runners with strong sales. There …more »

Spartan Race Comes to Washougal MX Park June 16, 2012

May 15, 2012

From Press Release – 6,000 competitors from across the U.S. and several foreign countries representing every walk of life, age and stage and varying degrees of athletic abilities and 2,500 spectators will converge on Washougal MX Park (Map) to tackle the Spartan Sprint 4-mile obstacle race, presented by Dial For Men on Sat. June 16, 2012. Elite heats will start at 9:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Regular heats of up to 250 competitors each will …more »

Kiprono, Daska Dominate Washington State’s 36th Lilac Bloomsday Run

May 7, 2012

From Press Release – Mamitu Daska made it clear early on that it wasn’t going to be a dawdle and kick race, as the Ethiopian broke from the field before the three-mile mark and never looked back, winning the 36th annual Lilac Bloomsday Run in the third fastest women’s time ever run on the course. Allan Kiprono, meanwhile, was nearly as dominant in the men’s race, though he waited until the infamous Doomsday Hill before …more »

Beaverton-based AA Sports Ltd. Brings New Talent to the Portland Running Scene with New Hire Stephanie Lowe

May 1, 2012

AA Sports Ltd. congratulates their newest staff member, Stephanie Lowe, on her win at the 35th annual Seaport River Run last weekend in Lewiston, Idaho. Lowe was the overall female winner of the 2.9-mile race. Combined with a 10K, the event had a total of 1,216 participants. “I ran about a minute faster than I expected. I think it helped that I paid more attention to my competitors than my watch,” Lowe said. “There were …more »