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Paul Lieto

Paul Lieto is the Editor for RaceCenter Magazine. He currently lives in Bend, OR where he writes, runs trails and rides dirt.

Run Wild with Friends

Labeled one of the most unique and scenic wilderness relay courses in the United States, the Wild Rogue Relay has runners tracing the wild Rogue River through the Cascade Mountains to the Oregon coast.

Spartan Obstacle Racing Options for Pacific Northwesterners

If you haven't tried obstacle racing, maybe this is the year, or decade, to give it a whirl. Your options are plentiful as there are a handful of Spartan events in the Pacific Northwest this year. Events kickoff in early April as Seattle plays hosts to a Spartan Super and a Spartan Sprint event at the Meadow Wood Equestrian Center in Snohomish, WA.

Canyon Rumble Frozen Half

The Canyon Rumble Frozen Half is a trail race through Willow Canyon in Madras, OR, held Saturday, December 7. Racers can choose between the half marathon, 10K, or 5K routes which all follow the same course.

Ravenna Refresher Trail Run

According to Seattle Parks & Recreation, a local realtor named Ravenna Park after “an Italian seacoast town that was famous for its pine trees, where poets, warriors, and statesmen once strolled in a state of euphoria.” The PNW Ravenna Park serves as a nature retreat for city dwellers and also hosts the Ravenna Refresher trail races held on November 16.

Run Into Winter With The Carkeek Cooler Trail Run

Kick off Northwest Trail Runs' Winter Trail Series on Saturday, November 2, at Carkeek Park in Seattle, WA. Surrounded by mostly forest, the 10K and 5K routes are a mix of fast wide trail and narrow rolling trail with some flat sections, as well as moderate and steep sections.