Northwest News & Features

Epic Adventurers

July 21, 2016

  “Success is not the absence of failure. Success is persistence through failure.” – Aisha Tyler On Christof Teuscher’s blog, you can find a list of his “Selected Epic Failures.”  Teuscher does not hide this list.  In fact, he highlights it at the top of his ultrarunning page, just above his long list of Fastest Known Times (FKT), which is above his extensive list of Only Known Times (OKT), which is above his massive list …more »




Stand Up Paddle Boarding – Why Haven’t You Tried It?

July 13, 2016

  Of course it was “The Duke.”  Really, could it have been anyone else? If you do a little internet research into the origins of the hottest new sport of the last decade – yes, that would be stand up paddle boarding – you’ll soon discover a video from 1939.  In that video you’ll see none other than Duke Kahanamoku, the man who basically brought surfing to the world and made it the coolest sport …more »




10th Annual Girlfriends Run for a Cure to Be Held October 16th, 2016 in Vancouver, WA

June 27, 2016

Vancouver, WA – The 10th Annual Girlfriends Run for a Cure is a half marathon (13.1 miles) and quarter marathon (6.55 miles) organized to honor and support those diagnosed with breast cancer. It is designed specifically for women and is an opportunity to help support an important cause, spend time with your girlfriends, and have fun! This is one of the prettiest races in the Northwest. Both courses take you through some of the most …more »




Nation’s Best Earn Titles, World Championship Spots at Duathlon Nationals

June 27, 2016

BEND, Ore. — The best duathletes in the United States raced for national titles on Saturday at the 2016 USA Triathlon Duathlon National Championships, led by elite champions Alycia Hill and Matt Lieto, age-group standard winners Jesse Dunn and Kirsten Sass and sprint victors Keith Jackson and Sarah Barber. The day’s events began with the elites on the standard 10-kilometer run, 40-kilometer bike, 5-kilometer run course, where Lieto posted the day’s fastest time of 1 …more »




2016 Overlake Medical Center Labor Day Half

June 25, 2016

Half Marathon Run/Walk, 4-Mile Run/Walk, Kids’ Run held in Marymoor Park, Redmond, WA Offering one of the fastest half marathon courses in Western Washington, runners come from all over to post their personal best! This race also serves as the Northwest USA Track & Field Half Marathon Championships, bringing in elite athletes from all over the country’s western most six states. Participants will enjoy the colorful fall leaves and scenery at the start/finish area at the …more »




75-Year-Old Man to Run 97th Marathon with Cancer

June 6, 2016

Minnesota Man to Run Vancouver USA Marathon to “ERACE Cancer” Vancouver, Washington –  When 75-year-old Don Wright runs the Vancouver USA Marathon, it will be his 97th marathon since he was diagnosed with cancer. Don completed a marathon in each of the 50 states while on cancer treatment in 2012. Now he’s closing in on his next goal: Running 100 marathons with cancer. The Vancouver USA Marathon, on June 19, will be Don’s 97th marathon. …more »




Vancouver USA Marathon Running Strong in Year Six!

June 1, 2016

The Only Marathon with a Summer Brewfest. 50 Taps! Vancouver, Washington: The Vancouver USA Marathon (VUM) celebrates its sixth birthday this year, marking its position as an annual staple event for the City of Vancouver and the regional running community. Named by Runners World magazine as “One of the Top Ten Fun-Feature Filled Marathons” in the United States, the VUM is living up to that reputation with its attendant Summer Brewfest and a full weekend …more »




Fidget, Distract, Focus, Repeat

May 31, 2016

I’m staring at a blank white screen, watching a blue cursor blink on, then off. Interestingly it follows my heart rate, or my heart beat has fallen instep to the cadence of this blue vertical line:  56 beats-per-second. I know this because I’m procrastinating and observing oddities that’ll keep my mind from focusing on this rising self-induced anxiety. It seems I’m fairly relaxed, however, despite feeling the looming deadline as if it’s taken a ghostly …more »




RaceCenter Northwest Magazine – June/July 2016 Issue Now Available

May 27, 2016

The current (June/July 2016) 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, complements of the PROVIDENCE ROGUE RUN. Click here to check out the current issue …more »