Northwest News & Features

22nd Annual Pacific Crest Endurance Sports Festival returns to Sunriver

March 13, 2018

22nd Annual Pacific Crest Endurance Sports Festival returns to Sunriver with 20 different events including 72.3 BEASTMAN, Olympic & Ultra Sprint Triathlon, Duathlon & AquaBike events, Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10K & 5K runs, 28K Trail Run & NEW 50K Trail Run, Two Bike Tours and 3 different Kids races making it the Largest Sporting Event in Central Oregon and the Ultimate RACE-cation event in the West! Sunriver, OR – This is the premier destination event for athletes …more »

Put the North Olympic Discovery Marathon on your Bucket List

March 5, 2018

Put the North Olympic Discovery Marathon on Sunday, June 3, on your bucket list. With almost of million acres of wilderness in the nearby Olympic National Park, visitors will find different ecosystems that include glacier-capped mountains, old-growth temperate rain forests and 70 miles of wild coastline – some of which is visible right from the 26.2-mile course. This point-to-point marathon follows the Olympic Discovery Trail between Sequim and Port Angeles, along the northern edge of …more »

Why We Should Run

February 28, 2018

  Running makes us better. I was tempted to write nothing further. A simple sentence sums up why we should run. In the last few columns I’ve explored why I run, why others run, and went on a tangent about running gear. In this issue, I want to convince those who aren’t running to begin. If you already run, well done. Together perhaps we can gently nudge the sedentary to join us. Let’s begin with …more »

2018 Eugene Marathon Registers Runners from All 50 States

February 21, 2018

EUGENE, Ore. – The 2018 Eugene Marathon is bringing runners to TrackTown USA from all 50 states. With a registration coming in from Wyoming this week, the marathon has now registered runners for this spring’s races from all 50 U.S. states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico and multiple countries. “It’s amazing to see the response we’re getting from around the country and around the globe for this year’s race,” said Eugene Marathon Race Director Richard Maher. …more »

An Olympian Redefines The Energy Boost – Run Gum

February 20, 2018

When you’re a two-time Olympian, what do you do when suffering through the darkness of an injury? You start your own company.  At least that’s what Nick Symmonds did in 2014 with the help of his coach, profits from a previous business investment, and a little entrepreneurial know-how. As a biochemistry major at Willamette University, a small liberal arts college tucked into the heart of Oregon’s capital city, Nick won seven NCAA Division III titles …more »

Run Astoria’s Historic Waterfront

February 9, 2018

Visit Astoria’s historic waterfront and run the 5th Annual Run on the River on Sunday, May 20. Runners will receive locally made finisher’s medals, as well as a post-race meal from the Buoy Beer Company, located right on the Columbia River. The 2018 USATF-certified courses for the 5K, 10K and half marathon distances are mostly paved and follow along the Columbia River, with some sections of wood track. The trail also features structures from Astoria’s …more »

Something for Everyone at the Salish Sea Road Race Series

February 7, 2018

Challenge yourself this year by adding the Salish Road Race Series to your race schedule. This unique series offers rewards for participants who finish three of the following four events:  Whidbey Island Marathon, Capital City Marathon, North Olympic Discovery Marathon and Bellingham Bay Marathon. Not only will entrants receive a 15% discount when registering for more than one of these races, but participants who cross the finish line of three out the four events will …more »

Why the Capital City Marathon is a Must-Do

February 6, 2018

The Capital City Marathon is one of the most well-regarded, best-supported road race events in the Pacific Northwest. The all-volunteer event, now in its 37th year, includes a marathon, half marathon, and 5-mile run on Sunday, May 20, and a free 1.2-mile kids run on Saturday, May 19. The marathon is a great Boston Qualifier, attracting long-distance veterans, novice runners and everyone in between. CCM is known for its rolling hills and beauty – taking …more »

Beer Chase Relay Series Expands

February 2, 2018

Cascade Relays, the group that has been bringing the Cascade Lakes Relay to the Pacific Northwest for more than a decade is also the mastermind behind the growing Beer Chase Series. The Beer Chase Series is the first of its kind in the country featuring a one-day event, team relay, and brewery visits. In 2018, Cascade Relays will introduce another Beer Chase on February 24, this time further south. San Diego will be the host …more »