May 2016 News

Fidget, Distract, Focus, Repeat

May 31, 2016

I’m staring at a blank white screen, watching a blue cursor blink on, then off. Interestingly it follows my heart rate, or my heart beat has fallen instep to the cadence of this blue vertical line:  56 beats-per-second. I know this because I’m procrastinating and observing oddities that’ll keep my mind from focusing on this rising self-induced anxiety. It seems I’m fairly relaxed, however, despite feeling the looming deadline as if it’s taken a ghostly …more »

RaceCenter Northwest Magazine – June/July 2016 Issue Now Available

May 27, 2016

The current (June/July 2016) issue of RaceCenter Northwest Magazine is now available.  This issue following features and departments along with hundreds of 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 PROVIDENCE ROGUE RUN. Click here to check out the current issue …more »

Girlfriends Triathlon and Fitness Festival to Be Held August 20th, 2016 at Frenchman’s Bar In Vancouver, WA

May 25, 2016

Vancouver, WA – This All-Women’s Triathlon & Fitness Festival is held at a beautiful venue along the Columbia River and offers something for everyone. Rally your girlfriends, train together, and then cross the finish line with your best girls! It is one of the most scenic areas with views of the Columbia River, Mt. Hood, Mt. St. Helens, and Vancouver Lake. The course is flat and fast and perfect for a 1st Triathlete! Beneficiary: The …more »

The Inaugural Run to Remember WA is THIS SATURDAY May 28th

May 25, 2016

The Inaugural Run to Remember WA is THIS SATURDAY May 28th in downtown Washougal WA starting at Reflection Plaza on Main & Pendleton. Over 500 people will be running and walking the Memorial Day Mile, 5K or 10K sporting Red, White & Blue and carrying mini USA flags to honor soldiers lost in the line of service and raise funds for Battle Buddies, an organization that provides Service Dogs for Veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome. …more »

Sweat Socially: Capitol to Bay Relay Offers Team Challenge for a Good Cause.

May 20, 2016

Scenic five leg adventure race encourages comradery and fitness in support of PARC Foundation of Thurston County Olympia, Wash. – March 1, 2016 – Let the training begin as registration is now open for the Capitol to Bay Relay taking place Saturday, August 6. Recently sanctioned as an adventure race by the USARA, Capitol to Bay Relayers can participate solo, but are encouraged to complete in tandem or with a team. The course begins in …more »

4 Reasons to Spend Your 4th of July in Molalla

May 19, 2016

1) The Freedom 5K The Freedom 5K is a 3.1 mile race that winds its way through historic downtown Molalla on the parade route just before the parade starts on the 4th of July.  The street are line with crowds to cheer you on and keep you motivated throughout the race.  The race is very friendly for the whole family to participant; and everyone under 18 gets a medal for participating.  Family discounts give participants …more »

Youth Running: Is It Really Bad for Your Kids to Run?

May 19, 2016

I’ve been involved with coaching youth runners now for the better part of a decade. As a kid I participated in several youth running programs, from USATF Junior Olympics to Steens Mountain Running. One of the frequent questions you’ll hear when coaching youth athletes in the sport of running is, “Isn’t it bad for them to be running so young?” The easiest answer would be, no. But I never take the easy way, so let’s …more »

Race the Second Annual Country Girl Half Marathon and 10K

May 16, 2016

May 15, 2016 Portland, Oregon:  You don’t have to live in the country to be a part of the all-women’s Country Girl event hosted by Terrapin Events.  Country Girls do things a little differently.  They laugh in the face of challenges most people shy away from.  They enjoy the beauty of their surroundings.  And most importantly, they know how to have a good time!  If this sounds like you, grab your girlfriends and join us …more »

Second Annual Sunset on Springwater Taking Place July 23rd

May 12, 2016

Gather your friends and family, grab your beach blanket and sun screen, and join us for an intimate summer evening run along the beautiful Springwater Corridor.  The second annual Sunset on Springwater half marathon, 10k, and family 5k will take place on Saturday July 23rd.  With a late afternoon start time followed by a post-race picnic, sweet beer garden, fun games and live music, the Sunset on Springwater is the perfect summer experience for the …more »