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Hot Chocolate Seattle 15K/5K

January 18, 2017

For a first class race experience, the Hot Chocolate Seattle on March 5 includes training plans, “goodie bag” (hoodie), aid station chocolate and unique finisher’s medal for 15K finishers. This 15K/5K early spring race will get you out of the winter doldrums with a festive race atmosphere and one of the best finish line spreads around. Upon registering, you’ll receive either 4- or 12-week training plans by McMillan Running in your inbox that will help …more »

Five Reasons to Run the Capital City Marathon

January 6, 2017

The Capital City Marathon, now in its 36th year, is the oldest marathon in the South Sound. The Boston Qualifier boasts rolling hills, enthusiastic support, and gorgeous surroundings – from Olympia’s vibrant downtown core, to the shores of Budd Inlet, to the rural landscape of Boston Harbor and South Bay, to fun and friendly local neighborhoods, to the majestic architecture on the Capitol Campus. Joan Benoit ran part of the current course in 1984, when …more »

Visit Bend for the Running, Stay for the Beer

December 26, 2016

For runners who’ve been looking for an excuse to visit Bend, the USATF Cross Country Championships on February 4 are the perfect chance to both run as well as spectate, and watch some of the country’s best compete at the national level.  There might be snow on the ground, but competitors will be in attendance no matter what the forecast holds. With qualifying spots on the line for the World Championships and Pan American Games …more »

Seattle’s Polar Bear Dive and Resolution 5K

December 22, 2016

Club Northwest invites you to Magnuson Park on January 1st for their Polar Bear Dive and Resolution 5K. Celebrating the beginning of the new year, the event consists of a 5K run/walk that has an optional Polar Bear Dive into Lake Washington just prior to the event finish line area. The post-race celebration includes a free kids dash for children 10 & under and a beer garden for those over 21. Free chili, coffee, hot …more »

What Can XC Skiing Do For Me?

December 16, 2016

  Right about this time of year most folks start wrapping up their running, triathlon or cycling seasons as the winter months approach. For many aerobic athletes in the Northwest, winter is merely a season for counting the days until the skies clear and the roads and trails dry out come spring. But this winter you have the perfect opportunity to shake up your routine and add some life to the dark, cold and wet …more »

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 »

2017 Tribute to the Trails Calendar Project

November 20, 2016

In its twelfth year, the “Tribute to the Trails” Calendar Project was established as a fundraiser for the Washington Trails Association (WTA). WTA is a non-profit organization which creates, preserves, enhances and advocates for the trails we love to play on. With your support, ALL proceeds will be donated to WTA.   The project is the brainchild of WTA member, photographer and runner, Glenn Tachiyama, and WTA’s past board president, Wendy Wheeler-Jacobs.  Last year, the …more »