Northwest News & Features

Portland Marathon to offer Finisher Shirts in 4 Color Options

May 22, 2015

The Event is offering color options that coincide with local college sports teams for the first time in Event history. PORTLAND, Ore. – A first for Marathons of this size, the Portland Marathon is allowing participants who register early to choose their finisher shirt color. The Event is offering their long-sleeved, gender specific shirts in the following featured colors while they last: Green with white and yellow (University of Oregon), orange with black and white …more »

2015 Vancouver USA Marathon Medal Preview

May 19, 2015

Vancouver, Washington. 2015 marks the fifth year of the Vancouver USA Marathon (VUM) which has become an annual staple event for the City of Vancouver and the regional running community. The four inch diameter 2015 medals have been released and inspired by the start line from VUM’s inaugural year in 2011.  These hand-crafted medals will be given to each participant for the full and half Marathon on June 21, 2015.  The medals are just one of …more »

2015 Overlake Medical Center Labor Day Half; Serves as NW USATF Half Championships

May 15, 2015

Half Marathon Run/Walk, 4-Mile Run/Walk, Kids’ Run Offering 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 post their personal best! This race also serves as the Northwest USA Track & Field Half Marathon Championships, bringing in elite athletes from all over the country’s western most six states. Participants will enjoy the colorful fall leaves and scenery at the start/finish …more »

National Running Day – FitOne 5K/10K/Half Marathon Registration Launch

May 13, 2015

From Press Release – Fifteen dollars any distance for twenty-four hours only, plus kids 12 and under FREE with a paid adult Wednesday June 3rd is National Running Day and in celebration FitOne is opening registration for the 5K, 10K and Half Marathon in Boise. All running events take place September 26th in the heart of the City of Trees. FitOne’s National Running Day registration launch is a 24-hour event held at the The Village …more »

Shore Run Returns to Seattle on Sunday, June 7, 2015

May 7, 2015

From Press Release – The Shore Run, an annual event to benefit Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is returning for the 38th year on Sunday, June 7th. 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 …more »

Freedom 5K Offers Unique Running (and Rodeo) Experience on July 4th

May 1, 2015

There are a lot of great events happening across the region in the months ahead – with many of the clustered around the 4th of July holiday. The Molalla Running Club has created a unique event just minutes from Portland, which includes something for everyone. Race organizers sent us this list that highlights some great reasons to run this popular holiday 5K in Molalla on July 4, 2015. Five Reasons to Run the Freedom 5K …more »

Huckleberry Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K

April 29, 2015

From release: If you love to run and admire Oregon’s natural beauty, you won’t ever want to miss the 2015 Huckleberry Half marathon and 10K/5K on August 1st, in Welches, Oregon. Runners agree the Huckleberry Half will charm you with its natural beauty and gorgeous scenery.   The route has three distinct paths: one set below the Cascade Mountains towering above with views of a golf course, next are woodsy homes and a shadowed windy road, …more »

Suncadia, WA to Host Inaugural Multisport Summer Festival in July 2015

April 24, 2015

From Press Release – Suncadia, A Destination Hotel, is hosting its first ever Multisport Summer Festival from July 24 to July 26 with opportunities for participants to bike, walk and run in a variety of races from a 5k to a full marathon . Hosted and organized by Energy Events, the festival is sure to be the first of many and to become a yearly tradition for runners, cyclists and families alike. The first 20 …more »

2nd Annual Cascade Triple Challenge Back This June

April 21, 2015

Looking to put in some early summer miles, check out Bowen Sports Performance’s Cascade Triple Challenge this June. The second annual weekend runs Friday June 19th thru Sunday the 21st and includes a 102 mile ride from Sisters to Westfir, 58 miles Cottage Grove to Westfir Lodge, and a final day of 75 miles from Crescent Cutoff Road to Bend. The rides are full supported and cost includes meals, lodging, and transportation. This Oregon cycling tour includes …more »