June 2018 News

5 Half Marathons Worth A Road Trip

June 28, 2018

With summer fast approaching, race schedules are being locked into place.  Keeping a few weekends open for a road trip or two just might be worth it when throwing in the goal of running a half marathon. While some races offer cash prizes for top winners, all of these events will reward participants with spectacular courses and post-race festivities after crossing the finish line. Mammoth Half Marathon – Mammoth Lakes, CA, Sunday, June 17, 2018 …more »

Weekend Getaway: Mammoth, CA — Train Like an Olympian

June 20, 2018

Run, bike, rock climb, ski, snowboard, hike… the outdoor adventures are endless in Mammoth Lakes. “Mammoth Lakes is known for world-class skiing and snowboarding at Mammoth Mountain, but there is so much opportunity for outdoor recreation the rest of the year as well,” said Lara Kaylor, Director of Communications for Mammoth Lakes Tourism.  “You’ll often hear locals say they came for the winter but stayed for the summer.” The Mammoth Lakes Basin and Mammoth Mountain are located …more »

Register for an Epic Adventure With Howl at the Moon

June 18, 2018

LAKE OSWEGO– Ready for some adventure?!?! Well, you’re in luck! Join the City of Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation Department for an epic adventure with the 5k obstacle run, Howl at the Moon. Navigate 3.1 miles of natural terrain and make your way through challenging obstacles, including a tire crawl, plank walk, slip n’ slide, mud pit and more. Then, celebrate your victory on the course and have a heck of a good time at …more »

Traveling for Trails

June 14, 2018

I’m currently sitting in a dark, though not seedy, bar on Broadway in Tucson, AZ. In front of me on the heavy, wood slab table is my notebook, pen and pint of a tapped and locally brewed Mexican amber beer. Reggae is playing on the overhead speakers and ESPN is silently illuminating the screens above the bar. There are less than a handful of people in the joint, but it is early. The streets are …more »

The 2018 Edition of Onionman

June 11, 2018

Sunday June 3rd in Walla Walla, Washington saw the 25th edition of one of the classic grassroots Olympic distance races of the northwest. This year’s edition was particularly special for many people who’ve kept this race on their calendar for many seasons because it is scheduled to be the last running of the race under the direction of race founders Dan and Paula Elsom. The Elsom’s have poured their hearts into this event over the …more »

Pick Your Perfect Running Mate

June 5, 2018

If you’ve ever done a stage race with a partner, adventure race or relay, you’ve undoubtedly seen a couple screaming at each other over something gone wrong. So, this begs the question, what makes a good partnership between runners and how do you avoid getting into an argument with your training/racing companion?  To answer this question (with no definitive conclusion, mind you) I relied on a lot of experience and asked the interwebs (because that …more »