Northwest News & Features

Stanwood, WA Selected as Host City for POWERMAN North America Duathlon

February 13, 2015

From Press Release – With less than two months to go, athletes are registering to run and bike in Stanwood, WA for the West Coast’s only qualifying event for the Powerman USA duathlon. The run-bike-run event will be held on Saturday, April 11, in North Snohomish County. This is Powerman USA’s first West Coast qualifying event for the national championships in Florida. The qualifying event takes runners on a 10k run from downtown Stanwood near …more »

Black Diamond Triathlon Returns in 2015 for a 13th Year

February 10, 2015

The Black Diamond Triathlon will return in 2015 for a 13th year on Sunday, September 13th offering a Long Course Triathlon and Half Marathon. The Long Course Tri has been a popular end-of-season event for athletes in Washington and Oregon.  The swim is a 1.2 mile 2-loop course in Deep Lake at Nolte State Park in Enumclaw.  Athletes exit the water and ride along the base of the Cascade Foothills on gently rolling rural roads with generous …more »

Bend, Oregon picked to host 2016-17 USATF Cross Country Championships

February 4, 2015

BEND, OREGON — USA Track and Field announced this week that Bend, Oregon has been chosen as the host city for the 2016 and 2017 USATF Cross Country Championships. “Bend proved to be a wonderful host when the city staged the Club Cross Country Championships in 2013,” said USATF CEO Max Siegel. “Our athletes had a great experience and we’re happy to introduce Bend to another group of elite athletes who will be competing at …more »

RaceCenter Event Expo Returns to Portland on Feb. 14, 2015

January 28, 2015

From Press Release – Get ready for the 2015 running/walking season at the 8th annual RaceCenter Event Expo! One fantastic event featuring the region’s TOP events & race directors offering exclusive discounts for one day only! Foot Traffic will have its first big sale for the NE Portland store with HUGE savings on TONS of running/walking gear! 8th Annual RaceCenter Event Expo When: February 14th, 2015 Time: 10AM – 4PM Where: Northeast Foot Traffic (4020 NE Fremont …more »

RaceCenter NW Magazine – 2015 EVENT GUIDE Issue Now Available

January 26, 2015

The current (Feburary/March 2015) issue of RaceCenter Northwest Magazine is now available.  This is our annual EVENT GUIDE Issue, which includes the following features and departments along with over 1000 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.   …more »

2nd Annual Bend Beer Chase to be held June 6th, 2015

December 29, 2014

Cascade Relays announces the 2nd annual Bend Beer Chase will be held on Saturday, June 6th, 2015. The Bend Beer Chase is one-day, six person running relay that showcases the best of the Central Oregon craft brewery scene. The organizers expect more than 900 runners in the second year, with 75% of the runners coming from outside of Central Oregon to enjoy a weekend of running and beer tasting. The Bend Beer Chase was a …more »

Run the “Mother of All Marathons” in 2015

December 12, 2014

Run the “Mother of All Marathons” in 2015. The Eugene Marathon moves to Mother’s Day weekend in 2015 for fast times and an action-packed two days as Historic Hayward Field hosts thousands of participants, fans and volunteers from around the globe. All your favorite running events are on the starting block including the Kids Duck Dash, 5k, Half Marathon and the ninth annual Eugene Marathon. No matter where you live or how fast your pace, …more »

Cascade Relays announces 2nd annual Bend Beer Chase

December 11, 2014

From press release. Bend, December 11th, 2014: Cascade Relays announces the 2nd annual Bend Beer Chase will be held on Saturday, June 6th, 2015. The Bend Beer Chase is one-day, six person running relay that showcases the best of the Central Oregon craft brewery scene. The organizers expect more than 900 runners in the second year, with 75% of the runners coming from outside of Central Oregon to enjoy a weekend of running and beer …more »

USATF Mountain Ultra Trail Runners of the Year Announced

December 2, 2014

Athletes with outstanding road, trail, and mountain performances will be recognized at an awards breakfast in Anaheim, CA, on Thursday, December 4, during USATF’s annual meeting as USATF’s Mountain Ultra Trail Council Runners of the Year and Contributor of the Year 2014. Among the award winners are first-time honorees, as well as repeat winners and even a husband and wife team. Colorado, California, Oregon, Texas, Indiana, North Carolina, Virginia, and Arizona are represented among the …more »