Current News & Features

Sugar: Friend or Foe?

October 30, 2014

Added sugar is everywhere in the foods we consume. Just look at the back of any package of food and chances are you will find sugar as an added ingredient. Lately sugar, which is a form of carbohydrate, has got a bad rap. But is sugar really a bad thing? Well, the answer is: it depends. Sugar in its composition is a simple form of carbohydrate. Carbohydrates are an important nutrient, especially for endurance athletes. …more »

Laying the Foundation for the Best Season Yet

October 22, 2014

Fall is here. With the exception of the cyclocross season, most cycling, running, and triathlon races are in the 2014 record books. For the majority of us, it is time to put our training schedule away and just swim, bike, and/or run to our hearts content. This is the time to take a month or so to just chill out and enjoy exercise. Your mind and body will get the time they need to regenerate …more »

Eugene Marathon Announces 2015 Date – Moves to May 8-10

October 13, 2014

From Press Release – The Eugene Marathon has scheduled its 9th annual race weekend for May 8-10, 2015. Race organizers announced today that a three-day celebration of running will be held Mother’s Day weekend at historic Hayward Field, highlighted by the Eugene Marathon and Half Marathon. Those races will start at 7 a.m. on Sunday, May 10 with runners, once again, finishing on the track at Hayward Field. Details and times will be announced soon …more »

Taking Time Off

October 7, 2014

Written by Shannon Simmons Across the country, autumn means that marathon season is at its peak, and notably, near 90 percent of all runners who are training for a marathon incur some type of sports-related injury. Women are most likely to have knee injuries related to improper movement patterns that are exacerbated by repetitive movements while men usually have pulled hamstrings from a lack of flexibility. Our bodies are in desperate need of rest. Without …more »

19th Annual Pacific Crest Weekend Sports Festival On Tap – June 26-28, 2015

October 2, 2014

From AA Sports Press Release – AA Sports is proud to announce dates for the 19th Annual Pacific Crest Weekend Sports Festival presented by Sunriver Vacations, which will take place June 26-28, 2015 in Sunriver, Oregon. Pacific Crest is rated among the most scenic events in the country and typically attracts many top athletes from around the nation, as well as international competitors. The weekend is filled with music, food, entertainment and a Sport and …more »

RaceCenter Northwest Magazine – October-December 2014 Issue Now Available

September 26, 2014

The current (October-December 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 WANT …more »

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 »