Northwest News & Features

2017 Tribute to the Trails Calendar Project

November 20, 2016

In its twelfth year, the “Tribute to the Trails” Calendar Project was established as a fundraiser for the Washington Trails Association (WTA). WTA is a non-profit organization which creates, preserves, enhances and advocates for the trails we love to play on. With your support, ALL proceeds will be donated to WTA.   The project is the brainchild of WTA member, photographer and runner, Glenn Tachiyama, and WTA’s past board president, Wendy Wheeler-Jacobs.  Last year, the …more »

Fuel: Navigating the Holidays

November 17, 2016

With the changing of the seasons there are many things to look forward to. Cool, crisp mornings, sweaters, a crackling fire in the fireplace, pumpkin-flavored everything, and beautiful fall foliage. This changing of the seasons also signals the beginning of the holidays. Dun dun duuuuun… The holidays can be filled with a lot of joy but can also be stressful, and wreak havoc on your body. Here are some tried and true tips to navigate …more »

Mt. Si Relay and Ultra Runs

November 9, 2016

Nestled in the Cascade Mountains, the Mt. Si Relay and Ultra Runs have been offering up stellar views along the Snoqualmie Valley Trail each April since 1999.  Located just 25 miles east of Seattle, the relay often sells out. Fortunately, runners also have the opportunity to challenge themselves with the 50K and 50-mile distances.   The 31.5-mile Snoqualmie Valley Trail meanders past agricultural farms along the Snoqualmie River, and connects to the cross-state John Wayne …more »

Jingle Bell Run 5K Dates and Discounts

October 26, 2016

The long-running Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run is the largest holiday-themed 5K race series occurring in local communities nationwide. This year, the Jingle Bell Run is offering our readers $5 off adult registrations, use the discount code is RC2016 when signing up. 2016 Dates Bend, OR 12/3/16 Portland, OR 12/4/16 Port Orchard, WA 12/3/16 Seattle, WA 12/11/16 Spokane, WA 12/3/16 Bellingham, WA 12/10/16 Skagit, WA 12/3/16 Race Facts ·         The Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run brings people from all …more »

My First Marathon: A Long Road

October 25, 2016

Contributed by Liana Davis-Gulzow I love the smell of spring. The trees, naked for months, sprout tiny buds of life to let us know there are sunny days ahead. The trail seems to take on a new color, and with confidence I know that we are full speed ahead — my favorite running season is finally here. My fifth grade teacher introduced me to running. Mr. Moody was the track coach, and he loved to see …more »

USATF 2017 XC Championship Registration Opens

October 19, 2016

(Bend, Ore.) – Registration has opened for the 2017 USATF National Cross Country Championships to be held on February 4, 2017 at River’s Edge Golf Course in Bend, Oregon.  Competitions will include national championships for Open, Masters, and Junior runners with distances ranging from 6K – 10K. Cross country runners from all over the U.S., including Olympic athletes, are expected to compete for cash prizes and an opportunity to qualify for the 2017 IAAF World Championships …more »

Every Race is a Puzzle

October 12, 2016

  Every race is a puzzle. You throw all the pieces out on the table and see if you can put them together in the correct spots to make something awesome. With a puzzle, you will come out with a beautiful work of art, or in my household, Princess Anna and Queen Elsa. When you fit together all the pieces that go into a race, you come out with a beautiful performance that some might …more »

10th Anniversary Girlfriends Run for a Cure – Details & Road Closures

October 7, 2016

What do the following have in common? • 50 guys running in Pink Tutus, Pink Fishnet Stockings & Pink Fake Eyelashes • A few thousand girlfriends dressed in PINK • Fireman, Chocolate, Cupcakes, Savory Treats, Mimosas, Massage & Brunch • 100 kids sprinting to the finish line Each is a part of the October 16th 10th Anniversary Girlfriends Run for a Cure to raise funds for Komen for a Cure, Pink Lemonade Project and Children’s …more »

Running Scared

October 4, 2016

  Fear keeps us planted. Fear keeps us is constant motion. It is both quicksand and the burning coals beneath our feet. We fear the possibility of failure, incertitude of change, and discomfort of pain. While a healthy dose of it is good, especially when in the presence of real danger, it is quite possible we’ve been oversaturated with fear. This has dulled our ability to distinguish between that which is necessary and that which …more »