April 2016 News

Fuel: The Physiology of Cravings

April 29, 2016

What is a craving? Mostly, a craving is a desire to consume a specific flavor, texture, or food. But where does this intense desire come from? Often, a need or want to consume something specific is influenced by external factors, such as the sight and smell of food. Freshly baked bread anyone? However, cravings can also be derived from a biological basis. Enter the physiology of cravings. At times, an intense desire to eat something …more »

35th Annual Blue Lake Triathlon and Duathlon Weekend Festival to Be Held June 4th-5th, 2016

April 26, 2016

Portland, OR – The 35th Annual Blue Lake Triathlon offers an Olympic and Sprint Distance Triathlon, Duathlon and AquaBike, and a Super Sprint Tri that offers shorter distances for those new to the sport or just going for pure, raw speed. The Super Sprint is also a great event for our Junior Triathletes.  This event was started by the Portland Triathlon Association and Frank Goulard who is still an active, local Masters Triathlete. He participates …more »

The Pacific Crest Weekend Sports Festival Returns to Sunriver for It’s 20th Anniversary

April 26, 2016

Sunriver, OR – Each year, during the last weekend in June, thousands of multi-sport athletes from across the country converge on the beautiful town of Sunriver, OR. This festival will feature 18 different events including Triathlon, Duathlon and AquaBike events, Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10K and 5K runs, two bike tours, and kids races. This is the premier destination event for more than 4,000 athletes and athletic families, making it the largest sporting event in Central Oregon …more »

Jeff Galloway to run in 35th Capital City Marathon on May 15

April 14, 2016

Former Olympian to participate in other public events throughout weekend FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 14, 2016. OLYMPIA – Former Olympian Jeff Galloway will add the Capital City Marathon (CCM) to the list of more than 200 marathons he has finished when he comes to Olympia for CCM Race Weekend, May 14-15. It will be his first Washington marathon. “I look forward to meeting the people in this community which is so enthusiastic about fitness and running. History …more »

The Slowtwitch Road Show Arrives April 16th

April 7, 2016

The website Slowtwitch is synonymous with our sport. It’s a news outlet, a community for beginners and veterans alike, a gathering of tri-minded individuals: the zeitgeist of triathlon, really. And on April 16th, the Slowtwitch Road Show is taking over the store! All day long, there will be incredible events, lectures, giveaways, and activities, all for you. Here’s a sampling: Group Ride at 9 am Hoka Hoka One demo at 9:30 am Cervelo tri bike …more »

Suncadia Multisport Summer Festival Adds Long Course Triathlon and Duathlon

April 5, 2016

Returning for the 2nd year, Suncadia Multisport Summer Festival, produced by Energy Events, has added 2 new races: a Long Course Triathlon (1.2M swim, 56M bike, and 13.1M run) and a Long Course Duathlon (56M bike and 13.1M run). The three day event begins on Friday, July 29 and concludes on Sunday, July 31, 2016. The Multisport Summer Festival will be held at Nelson Dairy Farm at the 5 star Suncadia Resort, 3600 Suncadia Trail, …more »

Inaugural Grateful Dad Half Marathon and 10K Celebrates Dad On Father’s Day Weekend

April 1, 2016

Portland, Oregon April 1, 2016 – What do you usually do for Father’s Day?  Perhaps you have a backyard BBQ?  Maybe you just relax and watch TV with the old man?  Just a phone call!?  However you celebrate Father’s Day, this year try something different: the Grateful Dad Half Marathon, 10k, and kid’s half miler.  Join Terrapin Events on Saturday June 18th for the best Father’s Day celebration in town. Perfect for the whole family, …more »