2017 News & Features

RaceCenter Magazine – SPRING 2017 Issue Now Available

March 28, 2017

The current (SPRING 2017) 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 — Click here to check out the current issue online. FEATURE ARTICLES OISELLE – …more »




The Making Of A Race Director

March 23, 2017

  So you had a rare, bad race experience:  you took a wrong turn late in a 5K, and by the time you got to the finish line, the post-race food was down to leftover pretzel salt and sliced white bread, and you picked up your extra-large race shirt that didn’t fit. But really, how hard can it be to manage a race? You’ve participated in so many races you could probably go out and …more »




Eugene Marathon Introduces DJ Yoga Flow

March 21, 2017

EUGENE, Ore. The Eugene Marathon introduces a fun, unique experience for race weekend festivities. DJ Yoga Flow combines smooth and soulful music with the meditative trance of yoga. Hosted by locals from Hard Core Yoga and DJ Mandy Mac, DJ Yoga Flow gives runners and participants a different, enjoyable way to stretch and relax before race day. “We are really excited to incorporate something new into the Health and Fitness Expo this year,” says Eugene …more »




North Olympic Discovery Marathon, Mile by Mile

March 21, 2017

The 15th annual North Olympic Discovery Marathon takes place on Sunday, June 4 on the Olympic Discovery Trail between Sequim and Port Angeles, WA.  A paved trail course offers stunning views of the Olympic Mountains, and a 5-mile stretch to the finish along the Strait of Juan de Fuca.  Runners will be greeted by sightings of seals, eagles and an array of shore birds from the trail, as well as iconic trestle bridges setting up …more »




The Rise and Fall… and Rise of Obstacle

March 14, 2017

Over the past five years the sport of obstacle racing has gone from birth, to unrivaled growth, to a steady decline in participation. That is to say, obstacle racing has seen rapid change each and every year it’s been in existence. There was a 30% decline last year in numbers, and it looks to be pretty flat this year. Here in the Pacific Northwest we aren’t particularly overloaded with race options, and some of the …more »




Eugene Marathon Releases Free Mobile App For Runners and Spectators

March 9, 2017

EUGENE, Ore. Making it easy for participants and spectators to keep pace with all things Eugene Marathon, the annual race has released a mobile app for free download. Runners, spectators and fans can access race information, course maps and can track runners’ real-time progress during the 5k, half or full Eugene Marathon right from their phones. “Building a dedicated mobile app for the Eugene Marathon helps our participants and fans stay informed and organized,” said …more »




Five Reasons the Capital City Marathon Stands Out From Other Races

March 9, 2017

The Capital City Marathon, now in its 36th year, is the oldest marathon in the South Sound. The Boston Qualifier boasts rolling hills, enthusiastic support, and gorgeous surroundings – from Olympia’s vibrant downtown core, to the shores of Budd Inlet, to the rural landscape of Boston Harbor and South Bay, to fun and friendly local neighborhoods, to the majestic architecture on the Capitol Campus. Joan Benoit ran part of the current course in 1984, when …more »




Bucket List Trails Outside the Pacific Northwest

March 3, 2017

Finding a new ribbon of singletrack can make you feel like a kid on Christmas morning. Each time I head out of town, I pour over maps and websites trying to find a new trail to run. If you ever find yourself in the neighborhood, take the time to explore these classic trails and check them off your bucket list.   The North Shore Trails Where: Clinton State Park, KS Distance: 21 miles (loop) Best …more »




Run For The Views, Stay For The Brews

March 1, 2017

You won’t find a better way to see Astoria, Oregon’s scenic, yet historic waterfront, than by running the 4th Annual Run on the River on Sunday, May 21. The City’s Riverwalk Trail spans Astoria’s historic Columbia River waterfront, and is Run on the River’s race route for 5K, 10K and half marathon distances. Mostly paved with some sections of wooden track, the trail features highlights Astoria’s industrial history as the first American settlement on the …more »