2017 News & Features

A Match Made in Heaven: Craft Beer and Running

August 12, 2017

The pairing was so obvious, so natural that we couldn’t resist. The Craft Classic Half Marathon & 5K Race Series is the intersection of running and craft beer – a match that became irresistible as the popularity in both has soared over the past several years. Runners have always loved the challenge of training for and completing a race and then indulging in their favorite post-run treat. With a mouth-watering array of beer styles now readily available …more »




Join Reed College 5K FUNd Run/Walk for Neighborhood Schools

August 3, 2017

RAISING MONEY FOR SOUTHEAST ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Portland, Ore (August 2, 2017)—Lace up your sneakers and join the annual Reed College 5K FUNd Run/Walk on Saturday, September 16, to support southeast Portland’s elementary schools. One-hundred percent of the registration fees go directly to Duniway, Grout, Lewis, Llewellyn, and Woodstock. Fundraising is a vital component of any school’s budget. Last year’s event raised more than $40,000, helping more than 2,000 children. “Organizing a FUNd Run/Walk for neighborhood …more »




2018 Eugene Marathon Registration Officially Open

August 1, 2017

EUGENE, Ore. – Registration for the 2018 Eugene Marathon in now officially open. The race will be held Sunday, April 29, 2018. Next year’s Marathon will mark the twelfth consecutive running of the event and returns to the original 2007 race date—April 29. Runners will finish on the track at Historic Hayward Field on the University of Oregon campus. “We couldn’t be more excited to celebrate the twelfth Eugene Marathon in 2018,” said race director …more »




Strength Training for Endurance

July 25, 2017

One thing I often hear myself repeating to beginning runners is “running alone does not give you the strength to run well.” This is something I’ve come to firmly believe after 25 years of running, and often spotty self-rehab and strength training. I believe that runners trying to push their bodies to new and higher levels, whether that’s completing your first 5K, hitting your half marathon PR or running a 100-miler, need to be well-rounded …more »




Fuel: Lessons From A Year Not Running. Part II: The Psyche

July 11, 2017

In my last article I chronicled what I learned about my body after a year off from running. This issue, I’m diving into the inner-workings of my psyche and how I managed my mind without running. The Grey The internal battle. The voices in my head. The rollercoaster of emotions. Even in my most stable of days I still experienced the grey. It’s not like I had all that much to be upset about. Sure …more »




Recharge Sport: Athletic Recovery and Performance Training for Life

July 5, 2017

Walk into Recharge Sport and you’ll probably find owners, Renee and Austin, either chatting with customers or taking care of routine maintenance around the gym.  As athletes, Renee and Austin have combined their experience, education and training to build a business model around their vision of an ideal recovery facility in Bend, Oregon. Most runners tend to focus on their training mileage, speed work and long runs. While paying attention to stretching, nutrition and sleep …more »




Eugene Marathon Announces Date for 2018 Race

June 30, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 30, 2017 EUGENE, Ore. – The Eugene Marathon is pleased to announce that the 2018 race will be held Sunday, April 29, 2018. The 2018 Marathon will mark the twelfth consecutive running of the race and returns to the original 2007 race date—April 29. Runners will finish on the track at Historic Hayward Field on the University of Oregon campus. “We couldn’t be more excited to celebrate the twelfth Eugene Marathon …more »




RaceCenter Magazine – SUMMER 2017 Issue Now Available

June 27, 2017

The current (SUMMER 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 AN OLYMPIAN …more »




Help Obliterate Cancer at the Obliteride

June 26, 2017

On August 12 – 13, riders will converge in Seattle, WA for the Obliteride, a bike ride that’s meant to help build awareness and raise funds for cancer research. Over the past four years, the ride has raised over $9.2 million with every rider-raised dollar going toward lifesaving cancer research at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. So what are you waiting for? Distance options include: 25 miles 50miles 100 miles 2-day ride 82 miles …more »