Northwest News & Features

75-Year-Old Man to Run 97th Marathon with Cancer

June 6, 2016

Minnesota Man to Run Vancouver USA Marathon to “ERACE Cancer” Vancouver, Washington –  When 75-year-old Don Wright runs the Vancouver USA Marathon, it will be his 97th marathon since he was diagnosed with cancer. Don completed a marathon in each of the 50 states while on cancer treatment in 2012. Now he’s closing in on his next goal: Running 100 marathons with cancer. The Vancouver USA Marathon, on June 19, will be Don’s 97th marathon. …more »




Vancouver USA Marathon Running Strong in Year Six!

June 1, 2016

The Only Marathon with a Summer Brewfest. 50 Taps! Vancouver, Washington: The Vancouver USA Marathon (VUM) celebrates its sixth birthday this year, marking its position as an annual staple event for the City of Vancouver and the regional running community. Named by Runners World magazine as “One of the Top Ten Fun-Feature Filled Marathons” in the United States, the VUM is living up to that reputation with its attendant Summer Brewfest and a full weekend …more »




Fidget, Distract, Focus, Repeat

May 31, 2016

I’m staring at a blank white screen, watching a blue cursor blink on, then off. Interestingly it follows my heart rate, or my heart beat has fallen instep to the cadence of this blue vertical line:  56 beats-per-second. I know this because I’m procrastinating and observing oddities that’ll keep my mind from focusing on this rising self-induced anxiety. It seems I’m fairly relaxed, however, despite feeling the looming deadline as if it’s taken a ghostly …more »




RaceCenter Northwest Magazine – June/July 2016 Issue Now Available

May 27, 2016

The current (June/July 2016) issue of RaceCenter Northwest Magazine is now available.  This issue following features and departments along with hundreds of Northwest events listed inside. Visit your local specialty running store, triathlon shop or bike shop to pick up a copy, or find RaceCenter at select Jamba Juice locations throughout Oregon and Washington. RaceCenter Northwest Magazine is also available DIGITALLY, complements of the PROVIDENCE ROGUE RUN. Click here to check out the current issue …more »




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 »