Northwest News & Features

Top 5 Reasons to Run Hot Chocolate Seattle 15K/5K

February 15, 2017

If you didn’t get your fill of chocolate over Valentine’s Day, make sure to sign up for this chocolate-centered race experience. Run Hot Chocolate Seattle 15K/5K promises a festive spring event like no other that offers one of the best experiences from start to finish. Runners looking for a great race to kick off their spring race season will love this exciting event. 1.     Not your average goodie bag. A Hot Chocolate Seattle “Goodie Bag” …more »




Leave the City Behind to Run Whidbey Island Marathon

February 11, 2017

Leave the city behind for an island getaway, and run the 16th Annual Whidbey Island Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K or 1K kids run on April 23.  Just 30 miles north of Seattle, nestled between the Olympic Peninsula and the I-5 corridor of Western Washington, Whidbey Island is perfect for a Pacific Northwest destination vacation. With picturesque ocean views and tranquil farmland, the full marathon and half marathon courses range from scenic country back roads …more »




Eugene Marathon Launches Corporate Wellness Challenge With Pacific Continental Bank

February 7, 2017

Eugene-based institution already signed up more than 45 employee runners with more on the way. EUGENE, Ore. The Eugene Marathon has partnered with Eugene’s own Pacific Continental Bank to become the title sponsor of this year’s Marathon Corporate Wellness Challenge. The Corporate Wellness Challenge is a program designed to encourage local business and employees to pursue fitness goals including participation in the Eugene Marathon’s spring races. Within just a few days, Pacific Continental has signed …more »




Race for the Winter Sun

February 1, 2017

When the temperatures start to drop, the rain starts to fall and snow begins to dust the mountains and trails in the Pacific Northwest. It’s easy to put the racing gear away and hunker down for a few months before the next training cycle begins. What if, this year, you plan a trip to somewhere warm and dry during the winter months to participate in a race that keeps your racing edge sharp? HAWAII – …more »




RaceCenter Magazine – 2017 EVENT GUIDE Issue Now Available

January 27, 2017

The current (2017 EVENT GUIDE) 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 compliments of the EUGENE MARATHON — Click here to check out the current …more »




Washington’s Salish Sea Road Race Series

January 23, 2017

Looking for a new running challenge this year? Check out the Salish Sea Road Race Series, which was created to reward participants who finish three of its four events: Whidbey Island Marathon, Capital City Marathon, North Olympic Discovery Marathon and Bellingham Bay Marathon. Not only do entrants receive 15% registration discounts when registering for more than one of these races, but participants who cross the finish line of ANY distance in three of the four events …more »




Hot Chocolate Seattle 15K/5K

January 18, 2017

For a first class race experience, the Hot Chocolate Seattle on March 5 includes training plans, “goodie bag” (hoodie), aid station chocolate and unique finisher’s medal for 15K finishers. This 15K/5K early spring race will get you out of the winter doldrums with a festive race atmosphere and one of the best finish line spreads around. Upon registering, you’ll receive either 4- or 12-week training plans by McMillan Running in your inbox that will help …more »




Five Reasons to Run the Capital City Marathon

January 6, 2017

The Capital City Marathon, now in its 36th year, is the oldest marathon in the South Sound. The Boston Qualifier boasts rolling hills, enthusiastic support, and gorgeous surroundings – from Olympia’s vibrant downtown core, to the shores of Budd Inlet, to the rural landscape of Boston Harbor and South Bay, to fun and friendly local neighborhoods, to the majestic architecture on the Capitol Campus. Joan Benoit ran part of the current course in 1984, when …more »




Visit Bend for the Running, Stay for the Beer

December 26, 2016

For runners who’ve been looking for an excuse to visit Bend, the USATF Cross Country Championships on February 4 are the perfect chance to both run as well as spectate, and watch some of the country’s best compete at the national level.  There might be snow on the ground, but competitors will be in attendance no matter what the forecast holds. With qualifying spots on the line for the World Championships and Pan American Games …more »