2016 News & Features

Visit Bend for the Running, Stay for the Beer

December 26, 2016

For runners who’ve been looking for an excuse to visit Bend, the USATF Cross Country Championships on February 4 are the perfect chance to both run as well as spectate, and watch some of the country’s best compete at the national level.  There might be snow on the ground, but competitors will be in attendance no matter what the forecast holds. With qualifying spots on the line for the World Championships and Pan American Games …more »




Seattle’s Polar Bear Dive and Resolution 5K

December 22, 2016

Club Northwest invites you to Magnuson Park on January 1st for their Polar Bear Dive and Resolution 5K. Celebrating the beginning of the new year, the event consists of a 5K run/walk that has an optional Polar Bear Dive into Lake Washington just prior to the event finish line area. The post-race celebration includes a free kids dash for children 10 & under and a beer garden for those over 21. Free chili, coffee, hot …more »




What Can XC Skiing Do For Me?

December 16, 2016

  Right about this time of year most folks start wrapping up their running, triathlon or cycling seasons as the winter months approach. For many aerobic athletes in the Northwest, winter is merely a season for counting the days until the skies clear and the roads and trails dry out come spring. But this winter you have the perfect opportunity to shake up your routine and add some life to the dark, cold and wet …more »




Will Run for BEER!

December 14, 2016

Bend, Oregon is known for its active, outdoor community.  It is also known for the plethora of breweries in town.  Although there are many breweries, they are anything but ordinary.  We are lucky enough to have some amazing breweries producing some darn tasty beer here in Bend. Bend’s love affair with the breweries in town is evident when you learn about the “Bend Ale Trail.”  A trail, so to speak, of breweries. If you visit all …more »




2017 Tribute to the Trails Calendar Project

November 20, 2016

In its twelfth 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 creates, preserves, enhances and advocates for the trails we love to play on. With your support, ALL proceeds will be donated to WTA.   The project is the brainchild of WTA member, photographer and runner, Glenn Tachiyama, and WTA’s past board president, Wendy Wheeler-Jacobs.  Last year, the …more »




Fuel: Navigating the Holidays

November 17, 2016

With the changing of the seasons there are many things to look forward to. Cool, crisp mornings, sweaters, a crackling fire in the fireplace, pumpkin-flavored everything, and beautiful fall foliage. This changing of the seasons also signals the beginning of the holidays. Dun dun duuuuun… The holidays can be filled with a lot of joy but can also be stressful, and wreak havoc on your body. Here are some tried and true tips to navigate …more »




Mt. Si Relay and Ultra Runs

November 9, 2016

Nestled in the Cascade Mountains, the Mt. Si Relay and Ultra Runs have been offering up stellar views along the Snoqualmie Valley Trail each April since 1999.  Located just 25 miles east of Seattle, the relay often sells out. Fortunately, runners also have the opportunity to challenge themselves with the 50K and 50-mile distances.   The 31.5-mile Snoqualmie Valley Trail meanders past agricultural farms along the Snoqualmie River, and connects to the cross-state John Wayne …more »




Jingle Bell Run 5K Dates and Discounts

October 26, 2016

The long-running Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run is the largest holiday-themed 5K race series occurring in local communities nationwide. This year, the Jingle Bell Run is offering our readers $5 off adult registrations, use the discount code is RC2016 when signing up. 2016 Dates Bend, OR 12/3/16 jbr.org/bend Portland, OR 12/4/16 jbr.org/portland Port Orchard, WA 12/3/16 jbr.org/portorchard Seattle, WA 12/11/16 jbr.org/seattle Spokane, WA 12/3/16 jbr.org/inlandnorthwest Bellingham, WA 12/10/16 jbr.org/bellingham Skagit, WA 12/3/16 jbr.org/skagit Race Facts ·         The Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run brings people from all …more »




My First Marathon: A Long Road

October 25, 2016

Contributed by Liana Davis-Gulzow I love the smell of spring. The trees, naked for months, sprout tiny buds of life to let us know there are sunny days ahead. The trail seems to take on a new color, and with confidence I know that we are full speed ahead — my favorite running season is finally here. My fifth grade teacher introduced me to running. Mr. Moody was the track coach, and he loved to see …more »