Northwest News & Features

Why They Run

June 21, 2017

In the last issue I wrote about why I run, and the solitude and clarity that movement through nature brings. Running for me has never been about community, or seeking a sense of belonging. I enjoy having a running partner, either two or four-legged, but they’re not my reason for migrating towards the trails. In this issue, I continue to explore the question of, “Why?” So, I asked a handful of  elite runners in the …more »

Inaugural Race brings Triathlon back to Lake Sammamish

June 15, 2017

Raise the Bar Events brings triathlon back to Lake Sammamish State Park in Issaquah, WA, on July 9 with the Elton Home Team Eastside Tri. Athletes will swim a single-loop clockwise course of .75 miles from Sunset Beach, exit the water on a railed ramp, through outdoor showers, and into transition. The 22.8 mile near-flat bike course travels clockwise around Lake Sammamish and includes a ride through popular Marymoor Park. The race concludes with a …more »

5 Stellar Trail Races in the Northwest under 25K

June 15, 2017

Trail running has many legitimate benefits over running on roads. And although it isn’t always possible to run on dirt, it’s worth staying off busy thoroughfares. A 2004 pollution study conducted by the University of Brisbane, Australia found that during exercise in crowded urban areas, low concentrations of pollutants caused lung damage similar to the high concentrations people experienced when not working out at all. So even if you can’t get to a trailhead, it’s …more »

Fuel: Lessons From a Year Not Running, The Physical

June 6, 2017

A year is a long time to be separated from something you love. However, time away can offer a perspective that’s not otherwise accessible. Absence really does make the heart grow fonder. December, 2015 A nagging pain in my left Achilles prompted me to seek out surgery to once and for all rid myself of the pain that had plagued me for over a year. I was so tired of it. Tired of limping everywhere, …more »

St. Luke’s FitOne Sign-ups Kick-off on National Running Day on June 7

June 1, 2017

From Press Release – $1 Donation Promised to Children’s Hospital for Every Day-of Registration WHEN: Wednesday, June 7, 2017 TIME: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. WHERE: Axiom Fitness Locations on Parkcenter and The Village at Meridian WHAT: Runners and walkers can get a jump start on their St. Luke’s FitOne registration, save money on the entry fee, and help raise money for St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital during a community-wide celebration planned on National Running Day. …more »

10 Reasons To Run/Walk the Furry 5K

May 15, 2017

On Sunday, June 11, dogs, their humans and other pet-lovers will be at Seattle’s Seward Park to help raise awareness for the Seattle Animal Shelter (SAS), which takes in thousands of animals every year. Proceeds will benefit the Help the Animals Fund (HTAF) – 100% donation-funded program which allows to provide veterinary care and supplies to dogs and other orphaned animals. And because the Furry 5K is all about the dogs, there will be a …more »

Duathlon National Championships Return to Bend

May 11, 2017

Bend, Oregon might be recognized for award-winning beer, but the biking and running adventures abound. And for the second consecutive year, Bend will host the USA Triathlon Duathlon National Championships. Promising some of the most challenging terrain in Central Oregon, duathletes will ride and run on roads with steep climbs and fast descents – one of the reasons why so many professional athletes call this mountain town home. As the most competitive duathlon in the …more »

Beginners Guide to Night Running — on Trails

May 1, 2017

Darkness fell as I made the final push to the thin-air summit of Colorado’s 14,100-foot Handies Peak, and I flipped on my headlamp and waist lamp. After traversing the summit peak and ridgeline to the north, I plunged off the loose and rocky scree field and descended Grizzly Gulch. Once in the trees, the trail bobbed and weaved through dense firs and I picked up the pace. As I rounded a corner, my double light …more »

Eugene Marathon Provides Access To Oregon Twilight Meet for Marathon Participants, Volunteers

April 25, 2017

EUGENE, Ore. – Participants and volunteers at the 2017 Eugene Marathon, Half Marathon, Run TrackTown 5K and Kids 1K will be given access to the Oregon Twilight Meet at historic Hayward Field, race organizers announced. The UO Twilight Meet will be held on Friday, May 5 beginning at 3 p.m. The elite competition window from 6-7 p.m. will be broadcast live on the Pac-12 Network. “Being held on the Friday before the Eugene Marathon, the …more »