Current News & Features

RaceCenter Northwest Magazine – August/September 2014 Issue Now Available

July 27, 2014

The current (August/September 2014) issue of RaceCenter Northwest Magazine is now available.  This issue includes the following features and departments along with our popular event calendar. 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. Click here to check out the current issue online.     FEATURE ARTICLES NORTHWEST …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 »

Proper Hydration – A Delicate Balance

July 23, 2014

Now that the summer racing season is well upon us, we are inundated with admonitions to drink copious amounts of fluids. But is it possible to drink too much? Or drink the wrong thing? The answer to both is sometimes. The key is to maintain a proper fluid balance, which I’ll explain shortly. Here in the Pacific Northwest, we do not have the heat and humidity that much of the rest of the country endures …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 »

Lake Chelan Marathon on Pace to Set New Participation Record

July 1, 2014

From Press Release – Lake Chelan has long been an attraction for travelers. The same is now occurring with runners. Over the past few years, the Lake Chelan Shore to Shore Marathon, Half-Marathon and 10K has grown from a 150-runner event to one in line to top 800 runners when it unfolds Sept. 6 this year. Post-race surveys have revealed participants are impressed with the course set-up and views of the world-famous lake, the Cascade …more »

New Date for the 2014 Overlake Medical Center Labor Day Half Marathon & 4-Mile Run/Walk

June 23, 2014

from press release: NEW EVENT DATE: Sunday, August 31, 2014 The 2014 Overlake Medical Center Labor Day Half & 4-Mile Run/Walk offers one of the flattest half marathon courses in Western Washington with less than 130 feet of cumulative elevation gain/loss over the 13.1 mile course, runners come from all over to gain their personal best! This race also serves as the Pacific Northwest Track & Field Half Marathon Championships, bringing in elite athletes from …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 »