March 2016 News

April Kicks Off Monday Night Cycling Races at Portland International Raceway

March 28, 2016

Time to shake out the cobwebs – the Monday Night PIR Series is back! The beloved Monday-evening road race series kicks into high gear at Portland International Raceway on a flat, closed, car-free circuit. Perfect for the beginning and elite racer alike, races are held every Monday night April 11 through August 29 (no racing July 4). First time out? Read below! TELL ME ABOUT IT! You’ve already been on some fantastic group rides and …more »




RaceCenter Northwest Magazine – April/May 2016 Issue Now Available

March 28, 2016

The current (April/May 2016) issue of RaceCenter Northwest Magazine is now available.  This issue following features and departments along with over 1000 Northwest events listed inside. 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, complements of the EUGENE MARATHON. Click here to check out the current issue online. …more »




Hill Training for Running and Cycling: How to Be a Better Climber

March 22, 2016

Wherever you choose to race, one thing is almost certain: You will have some hills to navigate. In Northwest races, you are sure to encounter a good amount of climbing. And, depending on your overall goal, you may see hills as simple obstacles to conquer en route to a strong finish, or as the deciding point in the competition for top placing. Hills have the potential to slow you down more than any other factor. …more »




Bridge to Brews: Portland’s Only Running Event and Craft Beer Festival Returns to Waterfront Park

March 14, 2016

ParkPortland, Oregon March 14, 2016 – Bridge to Brews is one of the most unique events in Portland. The run-meets-craft-beer-festival returns to Waterfront Park on Sunday April 10th. Terrapin Events knows how to throw a party, and they definitely know how to organize a great race. It goes without saying there is certainly a lot to love about this one: a great run with amazing views that you can’t get anywhere else, a craft beer …more »




Max King Youth Trail Running Camp

March 10, 2016

Experience Trail Running Like Never Before: Trail Running, Stewardship, Wilderness Skills Bend, OR – More than just a running camp. There are a number of great running camps nation-wide that help provide kids with the fundamentals of running, including running form, nutrition, and strength training.  What is harder to find is a running camp that focuses specifically on trail running, while also fostering an appreciation for, and skills to navigate in, our wilderness areas.  This is …more »




Cascade Relays Announces the Inaugural Centennial Beer Chase

March 8, 2016

Coeur D’Alene, Idaho – February 2016: Cascade Relays announces the inaugural Centennial Beer Chase (CBC) on Saturday, October 1st, 2016. The Centennial Beer Chase is a 50 mile, one-day, six person running relay that showcases the best of the Inland Northwest’s craft brewery scene. The organizers expect more than 500 runners in the first year to enjoy a fall weekend of running and beer tasting. The Centennial Beer Chase builds on the success of Cascade …more »




Herrara and Beck Capture Wins At Kaiser Permanente Napa Valley Marathon

March 7, 2016

NAPA, Calif. — March 6, 2016 — At today’s 38th Annual Kaiser Permanente Napa Valley Marathon (NVM), two first-time competitors at the race climbed the winners’ platform. Isidore Herrera, age 25, of Simi Valley, Calif. and Catherine Beck, 30, of Clinton, NY grabbed the victories, heading the field of over 2,800 entrants on a mild, partly cloudy morning in between rain storms. Herrera won the men’s race in 2 hours, 27 minutes, and 29 seconds. …more »




Cinco De Mayo Is Best Celebration in Town

March 5, 2016

Portland, OR February 24, 2016: Cinco de Mayo is an interesting holiday.  The holiday itself commemorates the Mexican army’s unexpected victory over French invading forces in 1861.  In the US, Cinco de Mayo is often confused with Mexico’s Independence Day (which is actually on September 16, in case you were wondering).  Despite the confusion over the origin of the holiday, it remains a great excuse to get together with friends and family and party. Join Terrapin …more »