Race Reports

Will Run for BEER!

December 14, 2016

Bend, Oregon is known for its active, outdoor community.  It is also known for the plethora of breweries in town.  Although there are many breweries, they are anything but ordinary.  We are lucky enough to have some amazing breweries producing some darn tasty beer here in Bend. Bend’s love affair with the breweries in town is evident when you learn about the “Bend Ale Trail.”  A trail, so to speak, of breweries. If you visit all …more »

2015 Portland Triathlon Race Report

October 8, 2015

Written by Craig Dean The 9th Annual Portland Triathlon enjoyed clear skies and calm waters for the traditional end to the Pacifc NW triathlon season. Sprint and Olympic distance racers readied their transition area in the expanse of Cathedral Park and beneath the giant arches of the St. Johns Bridge. Competitors gathered in their wave assignments ahead of the 7:30 start to the Olympic race. Pre-race favorite, Matt Berg, led the elite wave into the water …more »

Pacific Crest Long Course Race Report June 27th, 2015

July 8, 2015

Submitted by Craig Dean The 19th annual Pacific Crest long course triathlon was greeted with a record breaking heat wave. The race organizers responded by adjusting the start time forward to 8:00am and offering additional aid-stations on the run course. The athletes appreciated the early start and additional support. The elite wave bulged with familiar faces that typically race towards the front of the pack. Last year’s runner up, Andrew Drobeck, waded in the waters …more »

Race Report: 2014 Pacific Crest Long Course Triathlon

July 25, 2014

Submitted by Craig Dean – The featured event in the Pacific Crest Weekend Sports Festival enjoyed near perfect conditions and stellar competition. Returning 3-time champion, Kevin Everett travelled in from Boise, Idaho and jammed this race into his already hectic schedule of nationwide competitions. Local favorite and previous long course champion in ’05, ’07 and ’08, Matt Lieto; threw his hat in the ring in what looked to be a showdown for the first 4-time …more »

Silver Falls Trail Runs Set for Nov 1-2, 2014 – Registration Opens August 1st

July 15, 2014

From Press Release – Silver Falls Trail Runs celebrate their 5th annual event this fall with the popular Marathon and Half Marathon, and now featuring a 50K Ultra and 7-mile trail run – all of which take place at Silver Falls State Park in Silverton, OR.  These scenic and challenging courses pass nearly 10 waterfalls and meander through towering fir trees.  There are also several bridge crossings and lung-busting hills.  To top it off, entry …more »

Race Report: 2014 Blue Lake Sprint Triathlon

June 12, 2014

Submitted by Craig Dean – The traditional start to the multi-sport racing season kicked off Saturday June 7 in Fairview, Oregon with the Blue Lake Sprint Triathlon.  Nearly 400 competitors toed the line near 8:00am with many first timers joining wily veterans of competition on the beach front of Blue Lake Park.  The wide open venue and pancake flat course typically yield fast times and a predicatively pleasant experience.  For those looking for a last …more »

Race Report: 2013 Portland Triathlon

September 24, 2013

Submitted by Craig Dean – The 7th annual Portland Triathlon registered to a sold out capacity weeks in advance for the second consecutive year.  The iconic venue located inside the Portland city limits also played host as the Pacific NW Regional Age Group Championship in what is becoming a very popular event for amateur elites and weekend warriors alike.  The first day of fall served up threatening skies and gusting winds that created a bit …more »

Ray Fiori and Shirley Yard Claim Titles at Leadman Tri Lifetime Epic Triathlon in Bend, OR

September 23, 2013

From Press Release – Life Time – The Healthy Way of Life Company today announced the winners of the 2013 Leadman Tri Bend, held on Saturday, September 21 in Bend, Oregon. Competing against a stellar field of world-class professionals on the event’s ultra-distance course, Ray Fiori and Shirley Yard won the men’s and women’s divisions. The race began at Cultus Lake in Central Oregon and athletes participated in either a 250K or 125K course, both …more »

Race Report: 2013 Pacific Crest Long Course Triathlon

July 15, 2013

Submitted by Craig Dean – The annual Pacific Crest Weekend Sports Festival in sunny Central Oregon enjoyed a return of the heat in 2013 after an unseasonably cool race conditions the previous year.  Many traveled from neighboring states (and countries) to join in Oregon’s oasis of sun and geologic formations. Out at Wickiup Reservoir, returning to defend his back-to-back wins in 2011 and 2012, was popular pro triathlete out of Boise, ID, Kevin Everett.  As …more »

Race Report: 2013 Blue Lake Sprint Triathlon

June 13, 2013

Submitted by Craig Dean – The second weekend in June in Fairview, Oregon was greeted with mild conditions and a sea of multi-sport athletes converging on Blue Lake Regional Park for the traditional start to the open water triathlon season in the Northwest – the Blue Lake Triathlon. Over 400 competitors raced each day in either Saturday’s sprint distance or Sunday’s Olympic distance events. There were plenty of new comers experiencing their first taste of …more »