2013 News & Features

USATF Submits Bid to Host 2016 World Indoor Championships in Portland, OR

November 5, 2013

From USATF Press Release – USA Track & Field has formally submitted to the IAAF a bid to host the 2016 World Indoor Championships, it announced Monday. TrackTown USA, Inc., would serve as local organizing committee for the 16th IAAF World Indoor Championships in Athletics, which would be held in March, 2016, in Portland, Ore. The United States hosted the first IAAF World Indoor Championships in 1987, in Indianapolis. More than 600 athletes from up …more »

18th Annual Pacific Crest Weekend Sports Festival On Tap – June 27-29, 2014

November 1, 2013

From AA Sports Press Release – AA Sports is proud to announce dates for the 18th Annual Pacific Crest Weekend Sports Festival presented by Sunriver Vacations, which will take place June 27-29, 2014 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. The weekend is filled with music, food, entertainment and a Sport and …more »

Training Toolbox – November 2013 – Post-Season Debriefing

October 27, 2013

by Adnan Kadir, Aeolus Endurance – It’s been a long season and you’re likely well into your rest period.  Being the competitor you are, your mind’s already on 2014.  Doing a bit of analysis and giving a bit of thought to your season will help you put together your plan for next season and begin to lay the foundation for success.  Now is the time to take stock of what you’ve accomplished, how you did …more »

Portland’s Race for the Roses Half Marathon Opens Registration – Prize Pack Incentive Offered to Early Registrants

October 25, 2013

From Press Release – We’re excited to announce that Regence BlueCross BlueShield is back for the seventh time as the presenting sponsor of Albertina Kerr’s Race for the Roses Half Marathon, 10K and 5K races! We are one of the only races where 100% of the proceeds go to support the work of a local non-profit right here in our community. Plus, we’re upping the experience this year with mimosas, comfy seating, massages, and more. …more »

One of Oregon’s Only February Half Marathons – Heart Breaker Half – Opens Registration

October 24, 2013

Registration is now open for one of Oregon’s only half marathons – the Heart Breaker Half – slated for February 16, 2014 in Hillsboro, OR. This event is a fantastic and fun-filled post-Valentine’s Day celebration, with all kinds of activities, the Sports & Fitness Expo, food, Deschutes Brewery beer and other beverages. The Sports & Fitness Expo will host some wonderful Valentine’s Weekend treats from vendors like Foot Traffic, Sweet Spot Skirts, Chics Coffee and more… The Ben Rice Band …more »

Upcoming: Central Oregon Thanksgiving Classic, Benefiting Girls On The Run

October 23, 2013

From Press Release – Girls on the Run (GOTR), an affiliate program of Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Oregon, announces its annual fundraising event, a 5k/10k run on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28th. Race start and finish is on Shevlin Hixon Drive behind the Les Schwab Amphitheater stage, beginning at 9:00am. Registration is now open and can be completed online at: www.ultrasignup.com, at Fleet Feet Sports, 320 NW Galveston, or at the Boys & …more »

RaceCenter Northwest Magazine – October/November/December 2013 Issue Now Available

September 27, 2013

The current (October/November/December 2013) issue of RaceCenter Northwest Magazine is now available.  This issue includes the following features and departments along with our popular event 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. Click here to check out the current issue online.     FEATURE ARTICLES DREAM …more »

Race Directors: Advertise Your Event(s) in RaceCenter’s 2014 Event Guide

September 27, 2013

RaceCenter Northwest’s 2014 Event Guide is the region’s largest single resource for event happenings for the coming year. If you are an event director looking to promote a running, triathlon, cycling, multi-sport or obstacle race in 2014, then THIS is the issue you don’t want to miss. Event listings are due by December 11, 2013 and details can be found HERE. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to showcase your event to the actively participating …more »

Training Toolbox – October 2013 – Cyclocross Basics Part 2

September 26, 2013

by Adnan Kadir, Aeolus Endurance – Cyclocross is great training for cycling and in endurance coaching circles, widely respected as not only a winter training sport, but a specialty in and of itself. It is technique-heavy, as cycling disciplines go, so it’s a good place for roadies and triathletes to keep their skills sharp. Last month, we covered the basics of cyclocross training and technique. Now, we’ll delve into one of the more difficult aspects …more »