2017 News & Features

10 Reasons To Run/Walk the Furry 5K

May 15, 2017

On Sunday, June 11, dogs, their humans and other pet-lovers will be at Seattle’s Seward Park to help raise awareness for the Seattle Animal Shelter (SAS), which takes in thousands of animals every year. Proceeds will benefit the Help the Animals Fund (HTAF) – 100% donation-funded program which allows to provide veterinary care and supplies to dogs and other orphaned animals. And because the Furry 5K is all about the dogs, there will be a …more »




Duathlon National Championships Return to Bend

May 11, 2017

Bend, Oregon might be recognized for award-winning beer, but the biking and running adventures abound. And for the second consecutive year, Bend will host the USA Triathlon Duathlon National Championships. Promising some of the most challenging terrain in Central Oregon, duathletes will ride and run on roads with steep climbs and fast descents – one of the reasons why so many professional athletes call this mountain town home. As the most competitive duathlon in the …more »




Beginners Guide to Night Running — on Trails

May 1, 2017

Darkness fell as I made the final push to the thin-air summit of Colorado’s 14,100-foot Handies Peak, and I flipped on my headlamp and waist lamp. After traversing the summit peak and ridgeline to the north, I plunged off the loose and rocky scree field and descended Grizzly Gulch. Once in the trees, the trail bobbed and weaved through dense firs and I picked up the pace. As I rounded a corner, my double light …more »




Eugene Marathon Provides Access To Oregon Twilight Meet for Marathon Participants, Volunteers

April 25, 2017

EUGENE, Ore. – Participants and volunteers at the 2017 Eugene Marathon, Half Marathon, Run TrackTown 5K and Kids 1K will be given access to the Oregon Twilight Meet at historic Hayward Field, race organizers announced. The UO Twilight Meet will be held on Friday, May 5 beginning at 3 p.m. The elite competition window from 6-7 p.m. will be broadcast live on the Pac-12 Network. “Being held on the Friday before the Eugene Marathon, the …more »




Why I Run

April 4, 2017

At one time or another, most running publications address the question, “why we run.” In 2017, it will be RaceCenter’s inquiry. In this first issue of the year, I share my personal reasons for running. In future issues, I hope to explore the many reasons why those of us who live the Pacific Northwest also run.   So, we begin today with what moves me. Why do I run? Beginning this exercise of reflection, I …more »




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 »