The all-volunteer-run Capital City Marathon, now in its 39th year, is one of the most well-regarded, best-supported road race events in the Pacific Northwest and includes a marathon, half marathon, 5-mile run and 1.2-mile kids run.
The Whidbey Island Marathon, one of the Pacific Northwest's hidden athletic gems, is the perfect destination race. On Sunday April 19, Whidbey Island, just north of Seattle, WA, hosts the Whidbey Island Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, and 1K Kids Run.
On the first Saturday in May each year, Esther Short Park is filled with the sounds of happy people, families and dogs. It is the most amazing sight to see more than 800 dogs happy to be with their people as they head out for a 5k run or 3-mile walk.
As an endurance athlete, it is likely strength training (ST) is not a part of your workout routine. Traditionally, ST has been left out of endurance training programs at both the elite and recreational level.
Run the Historic Astoria Riverwalk trail along the Columbia River in the 7th Annual Run on the River, on Sunday, May 17. This 5K, 10K and Half Marathon is a fundraiser hosted by the Astoria Parks, Recreation and Community Foundation, sponsored by Buoy Beer Company and supported by local businesses.
Laying the groundwork for a successful running racing season next year will require strategy and planning this winter. It is important to honestly assess what you have done this past year and identify what your goals are for the upcoming year.
Why Racing Events host a series of 12 events including running, triathlon, multisport and trail events throughout Oregon and Washington highlighting the stunning Northwest scenery. Their races vary in size from 1000-5000 participants and offer athletes of all ages and abilities, from the elite level to the back-of-the-packers, the chance to successfully complete a racing event.
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