Northwest News & Features

Lake Chelan Marathon on Pace to Set New Participation Record

July 1, 2014

From Press Release – Lake Chelan has long been an attraction for travelers. The same is now occurring with runners. Over the past few years, the Lake Chelan Shore to Shore Marathon, Half-Marathon and 10K has grown from a 150-runner event to one in line to top 800 runners when it unfolds Sept. 6 this year. Post-race surveys have revealed participants are impressed with the course set-up and views of the world-famous lake, the Cascade …more »

New Date for the 2014 Overlake Medical Center Labor Day Half Marathon & 4-Mile Run/Walk

June 23, 2014

from press release: NEW EVENT DATE: Sunday, August 31, 2014 The 2014 Overlake Medical Center Labor Day Half & 4-Mile Run/Walk offers one of the flattest half marathon courses in Western Washington with less than 130 feet of cumulative elevation gain/loss over the 13.1 mile course, runners come from all over to gain their personal best! This race also serves as the Pacific Northwest Track & Field Half Marathon Championships, bringing in elite athletes from …more »

Race Report: 2014 Blue Lake Sprint Triathlon

June 12, 2014

Submitted by Craig Dean – The traditional start to the multi-sport racing season kicked off Saturday June 7 in Fairview, Oregon with the Blue Lake Sprint Triathlon.  Nearly 400 competitors toed the line near 8:00am with many first timers joining wily veterans of competition on the beach front of Blue Lake Park.  The wide open venue and pancake flat course typically yield fast times and a predicatively pleasant experience.  For those looking for a last …more »

RaceCenter Northwest Magazine – June/July 2014 Issue Now Available

May 27, 2014

The current (June/July 2014) issue of RaceCenter Northwest Magazine is now available.  This issue includes the following features and departments along with our popular event calendar. 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 EDITOR’S GEAR PICKS …more »

Seattle’s Annual Shore Run/Walk Returns for 37th Year on June 8, 2014

May 7, 2014

From Press Release – The Shore Run/Walk, an annual event to benefit Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is turning 37 on June 8th! This point-to-point run offers some of the most breathtaking scenes of the region including picturesque views of Mt. Rainier and Mt. Baker, Lake Washington and multiple parks along the way! Offering a 10K Run, Zillow 5K Run/Walk, the BERT’S Red Apple Market Kids’ Run and a Post-Race Party in the Park, the …more »

First Responder 5K Slated for June 1 in Tigard, OR

April 24, 2014

From Press Release – What do you do when you come home to see your neighbor’s home is on fire?  There are many different “emergency” scenarios where some level of preparedness or awareness is necessary for the safety and well-being of your family, property and community.  SERVPRO of Tigard/Tualatin & SERVPRO of Beaverton are hosting a benefit 5K Fun Run/Walk to help raise awareness and preparedness for emergency scenarios; from residential water damages to catastrophic …more »

Oregon Senior Games Slated for Bend in June

April 15, 2014

From Press Release – Active, competitive and/or athletic seniors, ages 50 and over have a new excuse to visit Bend, Oregon: The Oregon Senior Games, sponsored by Humana. Whether you’re into Cycling or Cowboy Action Shooting, Tennis or Table Tennis, Swimming or Shuffleboard (or any of 10 other sports, see below), there is a competition for nearly everyone at the Games. The event is sure to appeal to super-competitive athletes as well as those looking to …more »

Seattle to Host Cinco De Mayo Fun Run on May 3

April 3, 2014

From Press Release – Seattle’s favorite (and only) Cinco De Mayo Fun Run is back! Slated for Saturday, May 3, ¡Fiesta 5K Ole! starts and finishes at Seattle’s Volunteer Park. Join over 3,000 Cinco De Mayo-themed participants and run this scenic loop course through the scenic neighborhood of Capitol Hill before being greeted by a post-run fiesta like none other! Don’t forget, costumes aren’t just okay, they’re encouraged. Ponchos, maracas, sombreros and pinadas are only some …more »

RunWenatchee Unveils Epic New Trail Run Series

March 27, 2014

From Press Release – RunWenatchee announced today the creation of the first official trail running series set along the east slopes of the Cascades in Washington state. The Wenatchee Valley Trail Run Series, presented by Volyn Law Firm of Wenatchee, will combine two existing events — the May 10 Horse Lake Trail Runs in the Wenatchee Foothills near Wenatchee and the June 8 Red Devil Challenge Trail Runs near Cashmere — with a new race, …more »