Current News & Features

Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon & Half Marathon Returns in January

September 3, 2014

From Press Release – Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon & Half Marathon Sunday, January 18, 2015 Carlsbad , CA – Southern California racing at its very best, the Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon & Half Marathon is a winter race unlike any other. From ideal weather conditions to a spectacular coastal course, this award winning event will wow you. The 26.2- and 13.1-mile out-and-back courses begin by passing the Buena Vista Lagoon in the early …more »

Hood River’s Erin Jones Captures U23 Worlds Bronze

September 2, 2014

From Press Release — EDMONTON, Alberta — Under-23 competitor Erin Jones picked up her first world championships medal on Sunday in Hawrelak Park, while Olympian Jarrod Shoemaker returned to form with a seventh-place finish in the elite men’s ITU World Triathlon Series Grand Final race. Jones (Colorado Springs, Colo.) logged a time of 2 hours, 6 minutes, 59 seconds to claim the bronze medal. Competing on a 1,500-meter swim, 43.2-kilometer bike, 10-kilometer run course, Germany’s …more »

B.A.A. Sets Field Size of 30,000 Entrants for 2015 Boston Marathon®

August 14, 2014

Registration opens on Monday, September 8. The 119th Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 20, 2015. BOSTON – The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) has set a field size of 30,000 entrants for the 2015 Boston Marathon. Registration for the 2015 Boston Marathon will open on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. ET. The B.A.A. will use the same process to register qualified runners as it used for the Boston Marathon in 2012, 2013 …more »

Preventing Overtraining – When Less Is More

August 6, 2014

Athletes often feel compelled to exercise longer and harder in order to improve. A problem arises, however, when you exercise beyond what your body tells you is acceptable, and you still feel as though you need to do more. Performance enhancement requires a balance between overload and recovery. Too much overload and/or too little rest results in overtraining. This causes a state of physical, chemical and mental imbalance. Recognizing Potential Problems The first sign of …more »

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 »