Northwest News & Features

Oregon Women’s Half Marathon: Race to Celebrate Women

August 15, 2018

Pink Buffalo Racing produces a portfolio of nine events annually, including second annual Oregon Women’s Half Marathon & 5K set for Sunday, October 7. The event showcases West Eugene’s scenic views of protected wetland areas and countryside. With a mostly flat and fast course, participants can prepare for an outstanding opportunity to get a new personal record at the event. Oregon Women’s Half Marathon and 5K was created to celebrate and empower women. Anyone can …more »

2019 Eugene Marathon To Finish in Autzen Stadium

August 15, 2018

EUGENE, Ore. – The 13th annual Eugene Marathon will finish on Autzen Stadium’s 50-yard line on April 28, 2019, as construction continues at Hayward Field. After completing a new route that starts in front of Autzen Stadium on Leo Harris Pky and sends runners over the Ferry St. Bridge through downtown Eugene, runners will pass through Autzen’s east tunnel and finish on the 50-yard line. The Eugene Marathon finished outside Autzen Stadium during the first …more »

MBSEF Thrilla Cyclocross Series Is Almost Here

August 13, 2018

The MBSEF Thrilla Cyclocross Series presented by Bowen Sports Performance, will take place Thursdays, September 6, 13, 20, 17 and October 4 at the Athletic Club of Bend. There will be two races each evening.  The 5:15 p.m. race will be a 30 minute race that will have the following categories:  Cat 3/4 Juniors (12-18), Cat 5, Cat 4, Cat 4 Masters 35+, 50+, 60+, 70+, Clydesdale and Athena. The 6:00 p.m. race will be …more »

Bend Marathon Announces New Ownership, Registration Opens Tomorrow

August 7, 2018

The Gorgeous Series, Kari Strang, and Max King are very pleased to announce that the Bend Marathon and Half-Marathon has been acquired by Kari Strang and Max King. The Bend Marathon and Half-Marathon was founded by the Gorgeous Series in 2015 and has quickly become a must-do race in the Pacific Northwest. The race has developed a reputation as one of the country’s most scenic courses, with registration increasing by double-digits each year. The event …more »

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 »