Northwest News & Features

Girlfriends Triathlon and Fitness Festival to Be Held August 20th, 2016 at Frenchman’s Bar In Vancouver, WA

May 25, 2016

Vancouver, WA – This All-Women’s Triathlon & Fitness Festival is held at a beautiful venue along the Columbia River and offers something for everyone. Rally your girlfriends, train together, and then cross the finish line with your best girls! It is one of the most scenic areas with views of the Columbia River, Mt. Hood, Mt. St. Helens, and Vancouver Lake. The course is flat and fast and perfect for a 1st Triathlete! Beneficiary: The …more »




The Inaugural Run to Remember WA is THIS SATURDAY May 28th

May 25, 2016

The Inaugural Run to Remember WA is THIS SATURDAY May 28th in downtown Washougal WA starting at Reflection Plaza on Main & Pendleton. Over 500 people will be running and walking the Memorial Day Mile, 5K or 10K sporting Red, White & Blue and carrying mini USA flags to honor soldiers lost in the line of service and raise funds for Battle Buddies, an organization that provides Service Dogs for Veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome. …more »




Sweat Socially: Capitol to Bay Relay Offers Team Challenge for a Good Cause.

May 20, 2016

Scenic five leg adventure race encourages comradery and fitness in support of PARC Foundation of Thurston County Olympia, Wash. – March 1, 2016 – Let the training begin as registration is now open for the Capitol to Bay Relay taking place Saturday, August 6. Recently sanctioned as an adventure race by the USARA, Capitol to Bay Relayers can participate solo, but are encouraged to complete in tandem or with a team. The course begins in …more »




4 Reasons to Spend Your 4th of July in Molalla

May 19, 2016

1) The Freedom 5K The Freedom 5K is a 3.1 mile race that winds its way through historic downtown Molalla on the parade route just before the parade starts on the 4th of July.  The street are line with crowds to cheer you on and keep you motivated throughout the race.  The race is very friendly for the whole family to participant; and everyone under 18 gets a medal for participating.  Family discounts give participants …more »




Youth Running: Is It Really Bad for Your Kids to Run?

May 19, 2016

I’ve been involved with coaching youth runners now for the better part of a decade. As a kid I participated in several youth running programs, from USATF Junior Olympics to Steens Mountain Running. One of the frequent questions you’ll hear when coaching youth athletes in the sport of running is, “Isn’t it bad for them to be running so young?” The easiest answer would be, no. But I never take the easy way, so let’s …more »




Race the Second Annual Country Girl Half Marathon and 10K

May 16, 2016

May 15, 2016 Portland, Oregon:  You don’t have to live in the country to be a part of the all-women’s Country Girl event hosted by Terrapin Events.  Country Girls do things a little differently.  They laugh in the face of challenges most people shy away from.  They enjoy the beauty of their surroundings.  And most importantly, they know how to have a good time!  If this sounds like you, grab your girlfriends and join us …more »




Second Annual Sunset on Springwater Taking Place July 23rd

May 12, 2016

Gather your friends and family, grab your beach blanket and sun screen, and join us for an intimate summer evening run along the beautiful Springwater Corridor.  The second annual Sunset on Springwater half marathon, 10k, and family 5k will take place on Saturday July 23rd.  With a late afternoon start time followed by a post-race picnic, sweet beer garden, fun games and live music, the Sunset on Springwater is the perfect summer experience for the …more »




34th Annual Hagg Lake Triathlon and Duathlon to Be Held July 9th, 2016 at Henry Hagg Lake State Park In Gaston, OR

May 2, 2016

Portland, OR – Hagg Lake is one of the nation’s oldest and longest running triathlon events, It enters its 34th year and continues to draw upwards of 600+ athletes. Its popularity is rooted in rich tradition and the exceptional venue, which is one of the most scenic in the country. The Hagg Lake course offers a true test of this terrific sport with its rolling hills on both the bike and run leg portions of the event. …more »




Cynthia Limo Storms to a New Bloomsday Record

May 2, 2016

Philip Langat Leads a Kenyan Sweep in the Men’s Race Spokane, Washington-The anticipated sprint finish never materialized in the fortieth annual Lilac Bloomsday Run, the fifth stop on the PRRO Circuit of major US road races, but that didn’t stop Cynthia Limo from racing like someone was in hot pursuit. The Kenyan star broke free from the rest of the field by halfway on the 12-kilometer course, then continued to put pedal to the metal …more »