Current News & Features

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 »

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 »