September 2017 News

Hill Training: Speedwork in Disguise

September 14, 2017

In 2008, I returned to Bighorn 100 for the third time. I had managed to grab my first win in a 100-miler in 2005, and was somehow lucky enough to repeat the performance in 2006 while knocking down the course record. But based on the competition, I knew a three-peat would be a tall order. From the start, I spent the first 40 miles in a group of four other runners. One being Patagonia teammate, …more »




Gold Medalist Joan Benoit-Samuelson To Highlight 40th Running Of Kaiser Permanente Napa Valley Marathon

September 7, 2017

NAPA, California, August 14, 2017—Joan Benoit-Samuelson, winner of the first-ever women’s Olympic marathon in Los Angeles in 1984, will be the featured guest at the 40th running of the fabled Kaiser Permanente Napa Valley Marathon the first weekend of March 2018. Long one of the pioneers of women’s running and a well-regarded spokeswoman for the sport of long-distance running, Joanie plans to attempt to set a world age-group record for 60-year-olds at the Kiwanis Club …more »




Salem River 2 Ridge Relay Launches on September 17th

September 5, 2017

Looking for something new and exciting to do this fall?  Travel Salem in partnership with Breakaway Promotions is excited to announce the launch of the Salem River 2 Ridge Relay on September 17th, 2017.  This exciting multisport event will showcase the beauty of downtown Salem, Willamette River, Willamette Valley and Silver Falls State Park to participants from across the Northwest as well as the country. RaceCenter readers get 25% discount using coupon code RC25. Participants will …more »




Weekend Getaway: Pacific City

September 5, 2017

The Oregon coast doesn’t have the allure of white sandy beaches or warm water, but with rocky outcroppings rising out of the ocean and powerful waves crashing onto the shore, a trip to the Oregon coast is enticing in its own unique, awe-inspiring way. “The beautiful beach with Haystack Rock is a majestic view to welcome our riders as they cross the finish line,” said Bryan Mayo, Regional Director of Special Events for the American …more »