Northwest News & Features

Get Ready To Test Yourself In 2018

May 2, 2018

The beginning of a new year brings with it plenty of promise and possibility by hitting our internal reset button. While a plan to start anew simmers just beneath the surface, a little inspiration might be the jumpstart you need. Whether you’re looking for the ultimate bike race, ultra marathon or triathlon, we’ve compiled a list of races both old and new that promise to test your mettle for the year ahead. Oregon Gravel Grinder …more »

RaceCenter Magazine – Spring/Summer 2018 Issue Now Available

May 2, 2018

The current (SPRING/SUMMER 2018) issue of RaceCenter 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 Magazine is also available DIGITALLY — Click here to check out the current issue online. FEATURE ARTICLES A POWER METER FOR …more »

Desiree Linden Wins 2018 Boston Marathon

April 16, 2018

Linden becomes first American woman to win the race in 33 years, headlines banner day for Hansons-Brooks Original Distance Project SEATTLE – April 16, 2018 – Hansons-Brooks Original Distance Project veteran Desiree Linden won the Boston Marathon in commanding fashion. Linden secured her victory in a time of 2 hours, 39 minutes and 54 seconds, more than four minutes ahead of the second-place finisher on a day that tested runners with driving rain and near …more »

Tri Something Different in 2018

April 3, 2018

It’s the time of year to look forward to the triathlon season ahead in the great Pacific Northwest. It’s not easy to pull yourself out of bed for early morning swims, bikes, or runs as the thermometer dips, and the sun sets not long after “the man” has allowed us to clock out for the day. With so many amazing adventures and races to prepare for in the PNW, a well-planned season can give you …more »

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 »