January 2018 News

SportHill – Entrepreneur, Inventor & Athlete

January 29, 2018

As a kid, Jim Hill was always drawing pictures of hiking boots and spending hours building longboards – long before they were popular. Today, not much has changed. As the founder of SportHill, an Oregon-based clothing company that designs and sells athletic gear for runners and cross country skiers, Jim is still drawing up new ideas. While growing up in Virginia, Jim sent his design for retractable spikes to the footwear company (Tiger) who eventually …more »

Coastal Running with Mountain Views at Whidbey Island Marathon

January 25, 2018

The 17th Annual Whidbey Island Marathon on April 22, 2018 promises to be an ideal Pacific Northwest destination adventure. Nestled in the Puget Sound approximately 35 miles north of Seattle, this 26.2-mile, Boston-qualifying course takes runners along the island’s most scenic landscapes including views of snow-capped mountains in Olympic National Park and the Cascade Mountains. If you’re looking for a marathon that’s far from the city streets and provides a breath of fresh air, check …more »

RaceCenter Magazine – 2018 EVENT GUIDE Issue Now Available

January 22, 2018

The current (2018 EVENT GUIDE) issue of RaceCenter 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 TRI SOMETHING …more »

Top 5 Reasons To Do The Capital City Marathon

January 9, 2018

The all-volunteer-run Capital City Marathon, now in its 37th year, is one of the most well-regarded, best-supported road race events in the Pacific Northwest and includes a marathon, half marathon, 5-mile run and 1.2-mile kids run. The marathon course yields a high percentage of Boston Qualifiers and attracts long-distance veterans, novice runners and everyone in between. Along with its rolling hills, CCM is known for its beauty – taking runners through Olympia’s vibrant downtown and …more »

Mixing It Up: Cross Training for Trail Running

January 8, 2018

The days are short and it’s cold outside. Most trail runners are tempted to take a break and not run much in the winter months. The temptation is to curl up next to a warm fire and grab a good book, rather than get out the door to work out. However, this strategy doesn’t help the fitness you’ve worked so hard to build. Time to mix it up. Cross-training is the perfect remedy to keep …more »