Northwest News & Features

Balancing Act: Managing Family Life and Training

July 10, 2018

My oldest son was born just three weeks after the 2002 Western States 100. It was my first hundred-mile race, and I’m pretty sure my wife hoped it would be my last. The first few years were an adjustment period for all of us. As I ramped up my training in order to compete at a higher level, there were times when my sweet wife wanted me to throw in the towel. I asked a …more »

The Second Annual Pelican Brewing Salmon Run 5k/10k/15k to Feature Running, Entertainment and More in Tillamook Sept. 29

July 9, 2018

Tillamook, OR-Runners rejoice! Registration is now open for the second annual Pelican Brewing Salmon Run 5k/10k/15k which will take place in Tillamook, OR on Saturday, September 29, 2018. The race will start and finish at Pelican Brewery & Tap Room. This fun, timed race will kick-off at 10:00am and feature a scenic race course through picturesque Tillamook. Runners will enjoy a post-race bash at the brewery featuring brewery tours, live music and much more! The 15K …more »

A Race for Everyone with Views, Microbrews, and Unique Pacific Northwest Charm

July 2, 2018

Nestled between the foothills of Mount Baker and the shore of the Salish Sea sits the laid-back town of Bellingham. Occasionally called the “City of Subdued Excitement” Bellingham is becoming known for a growing microbrew scene, coffee roasteries and bakeries, and incredible outdoor recreation. The locals know Bellingham is as quintessential a Pacific Northwest town as it gets. What better way to experience this portside gem than by running in the much-loved Bellingham Bay Marathon …more »

5 Half Marathons Worth A Road Trip

June 28, 2018

With summer fast approaching, race schedules are being locked into place.  Keeping a few weekends open for a road trip or two just might be worth it when throwing in the goal of running a half marathon. While some races offer cash prizes for top winners, all of these events will reward participants with spectacular courses and post-race festivities after crossing the finish line. Mammoth Half Marathon – Mammoth Lakes, CA, Sunday, June 17, 2018 …more »

Weekend Getaway: Mammoth, CA — Train Like an Olympian

June 20, 2018

Run, bike, rock climb, ski, snowboard, hike… the outdoor adventures are endless in Mammoth Lakes. “Mammoth Lakes is known for world-class skiing and snowboarding at Mammoth Mountain, but there is so much opportunity for outdoor recreation the rest of the year as well,” said Lara Kaylor, Director of Communications for Mammoth Lakes Tourism.  “You’ll often hear locals say they came for the winter but stayed for the summer.” The Mammoth Lakes Basin and Mammoth Mountain are located …more »

Register for an Epic Adventure With Howl at the Moon

June 18, 2018

LAKE OSWEGO– Ready for some adventure?!?! Well, you’re in luck! Join the City of Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation Department for an epic adventure with the 5k obstacle run, Howl at the Moon. Navigate 3.1 miles of natural terrain and make your way through challenging obstacles, including a tire crawl, plank walk, slip n’ slide, mud pit and more. Then, celebrate your victory on the course and have a heck of a good time at …more »

Traveling for Trails

June 14, 2018

I’m currently sitting in a dark, though not seedy, bar on Broadway in Tucson, AZ. In front of me on the heavy, wood slab table is my notebook, pen and pint of a tapped and locally brewed Mexican amber beer. Reggae is playing on the overhead speakers and ESPN is silently illuminating the screens above the bar. There are less than a handful of people in the joint, but it is early. The streets are …more »

The 2018 Edition of Onionman

June 11, 2018

Sunday June 3rd in Walla Walla, Washington saw the 25th edition of one of the classic grassroots Olympic distance races of the northwest. This year’s edition was particularly special for many people who’ve kept this race on their calendar for many seasons because it is scheduled to be the last running of the race under the direction of race founders Dan and Paula Elsom. The Elsom’s have poured their hearts into this event over the …more »

Pick Your Perfect Running Mate

June 5, 2018

If you’ve ever done a stage race with a partner, adventure race or relay, you’ve undoubtedly seen a couple screaming at each other over something gone wrong. So, this begs the question, what makes a good partnership between runners and how do you avoid getting into an argument with your training/racing companion?  To answer this question (with no definitive conclusion, mind you) I relied on a lot of experience and asked the interwebs (because that …more »