October 2017 News

Why Racing Events Launches Inaugural Great Northwest Marathon, Half Marathon, and Sunset 5K

October 20, 2017

We announced earlier this year that we had a Big Surprise about a NEW event in September 2018. Some guessed that we were going to be hosting a new Triathlon event and although we have thought about it, Best in the West already hosts a fabulous Triathlon event in September and we love Blair and Staci so we didn’t want to do that. So here’s the big news… We are launching the Inaugural GREAT NORTHWEST …more »

Why We Run – For the Love of Gear

October 18, 2017

In the last two issues I explored the intrinsic factors that drive us towards running. A theme that filtered to the top was simply the innate need to move our bodies, and the necessity of movement that makes us feel whole and complete. This movement we label “running” yields us many physical and mental benefits. The byproduct found through running is connection – with nature, others and ourselves. Just this morning I sat looking out …more »

Weekend Destination: A Taste of Bavaria… Washington Style

October 10, 2017

How does a weekend trip to Bavaria, the Free State south of Germany, sound? Well, realistically, it might be easier to settle for a weekend car ride to Leavenworth, a small town in Central Washington that closely resembles a Bavarian getaway. “There is nothing more unique than a picturesque Bavarian village nestled in the mountains (that resemble the Alps), in Washington State,” said Jessica Stoller, Media Director for the Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce. “Leavenworth is …more »

Running & Body Image: Let’s Focus on the Positive

October 5, 2017

There are so many reasons to love running. The thrill of covering miles using your own two feet, the endorphins that flood in post-run and boost your mood, and the social connection of sharing a run with a good friend. Not to mention all the health benefits, such as lower risk for chronic diseases, higher quality of life, and lower rate of illness in general. Yeah, running is actually pretty great. But there is an …more »

Eugene Marathon Returns For Twelfth Consecutive Race

October 1, 2017

EUGENE, Ore. – The 2018 Eugene Marathon marks the twelfth consecutive running of the race and returns to the original 2007 race date—Sunday, 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 Richard Maher. “It’s a testament to the runners, fans and citizens of Eugene that we’ve become established as …more »