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Portland Marathon to offer Finisher Shirts in 4 Color Options

May 22, 2015

The Event is offering color options that coincide with local college sports teams for the first time in Event history. PORTLAND, Ore. – A first for Marathons of this size, the Portland Marathon is allowing participants who register early to choose their finisher shirt color. The Event is offering their long-sleeved, gender specific shirts in the following featured colors while they last: Green with white and yellow (University of Oregon), orange with black and white …more »

Overtraining: Prevention and Awareness

May 20, 2015

by David Renne MS, CSCS, NSCA-CPT In order to improve performance, you have to challenge your body’s ability to tolerate an increase in physical, mental, and emotional stress. This is called overload and is defined as adding stress greater than your body is accustomed to. Overtraining is a term that is used to describe both the process of excessive training and the resulting condition of “staleness” or “burnout.” Overtraining is a serious condition that results …more »

2015 Vancouver USA Marathon Medal Preview

May 19, 2015

Vancouver, Washington. 2015 marks the fifth year of the Vancouver USA Marathon (VUM) which has become an annual staple event for the City of Vancouver and the regional running community. The four inch diameter 2015 medals have been released and inspired by the start line from VUM’s inaugural year in 2011.  These hand-crafted medals will be given to each participant for the full and half Marathon on June 21, 2015.  The medals are just one of …more »

2015 Overlake Medical Center Labor Day Half; Serves as NW USATF Half Championships

May 15, 2015

Half Marathon Run/Walk, 4-Mile Run/Walk, Kids’ Run Offering 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 post their personal best! This race also serves as the Northwest USA Track & Field Half Marathon Championships, bringing in elite athletes from all over the country’s western most six states. Participants will enjoy the colorful fall leaves and scenery at the start/finish …more »

National Running Day – FitOne 5K/10K/Half Marathon Registration Launch

May 13, 2015

From Press Release – Fifteen dollars any distance for twenty-four hours only, plus kids 12 and under FREE with a paid adult Wednesday June 3rd is National Running Day and in celebration FitOne is opening registration for the 5K, 10K and Half Marathon in Boise. All running events take place September 26th in the heart of the City of Trees. FitOne’s National Running Day registration launch is a 24-hour event held at the The Village …more »

Does Caffeine Help You Cruise — or Crash?

May 12, 2015

Written by By Donna Marlor, BSN, RD, CSSD (published from our archives) I had just finished a 10k. Just finished. Face still red and flushed, sweat on my forehead, sensations heightened. My ears picked up a voice in the crowd calling for my attention: “What do you think about drinking coffee before a race?” Huh? Still in a post-race endorphin-dazed state, I mumbled something about being a regular coffee drinker when the second question came. “Did …more »

Shore Run Returns to Seattle on Sunday, June 7, 2015

May 7, 2015

From Press Release – The Shore Run, an annual event to benefit Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is returning for the 38th year on Sunday, June 7th. This point-to-point run offers some of the most breathtaking scenes of the region including picturesque views of Mt. Rainier and Mt. Baker, Lake Washington and multiple parks along the way! Offering a 10K Run, Zillow 5K Run/Walk, the BERT’S Red Apple Market Kids’ Run, and a Post-Race Party …more »