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Run Astoria’s Historic Waterfront

February 9, 2018

Visit Astoria’s historic waterfront and run the 5th Annual Run on the River on Sunday, May 20. Runners will receive locally made finisher’s medals, as well as a post-race meal from the Buoy Beer Company, located right on the Columbia River. The 2018 USATF-certified courses for the 5K, 10K and half marathon distances are mostly paved and follow along the Columbia River, with some sections of wood track. The trail also features structures from Astoria’s …more »

Something for Everyone at the Salish Sea Road Race Series

February 7, 2018

Challenge yourself this year by adding the Salish Road Race Series to your race schedule. This unique series offers rewards for participants who finish three of the following four events:  Whidbey Island Marathon, Capital City Marathon, North Olympic Discovery Marathon and Bellingham Bay Marathon. Not only will entrants receive a 15% discount when registering for more than one of these races, but participants who cross the finish line of three out the four events will …more »

Why the Capital City Marathon is a Must-Do

February 6, 2018

The Capital City Marathon is one of the most well-regarded, best-supported road race events in the Pacific Northwest. The all-volunteer event, now in its 37th year, includes a marathon, half marathon, and 5-mile run on Sunday, May 20, and a free 1.2-mile kids run on Saturday, May 19. The marathon is a great Boston Qualifier, attracting long-distance veterans, novice runners and everyone in between. CCM is known for its rolling hills and beauty – taking …more »

Beer Chase Relay Series Expands

February 2, 2018

Cascade Relays, the group that has been bringing the Cascade Lakes Relay to the Pacific Northwest for more than a decade is also the mastermind behind the growing Beer Chase Series. The Beer Chase Series is the first of its kind in the country featuring a one-day event, team relay, and brewery visits. In 2018, Cascade Relays will introduce another Beer Chase on February 24, this time further south. San Diego will be the host …more »

F5 St. Patrick’s Day Dash

February 1, 2018

WHO: AndEvents, Inc., F5 Networks and 10,000 athletes, weekend warriors, and families celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and the arrival of spring. WHAT: The 34th Annual F5 St. Patrick’s Day Dash, a 5K run/walk Starting/Finishing at Seattle Center, and Dashing through Downtown Seattle on 4th Ave. WHEN: Saturday March 17, 2018 8:00am – Leprechaun Lap; one kilometer dash for children 10 and under 8:30-9:00am –5K wave starts, (Race/run, run/jog, jog/walk/crawl) 9:00am – 1:00pm – Post Dash …more »

SportHill – Entrepreneur, Inventor & Athlete

January 29, 2018

As a kid, Jim Hill was always drawing pictures of hiking boots and spending hours building longboards – long before they were popular. Today, not much has changed. As the founder of SportHill, an Oregon-based clothing company that designs and sells athletic gear for runners and cross country skiers, Jim is still drawing up new ideas. While growing up in Virginia, Jim sent his design for retractable spikes to the footwear company (Tiger) who eventually …more »

Coastal Running with Mountain Views at Whidbey Island Marathon

January 25, 2018

The 17th Annual Whidbey Island Marathon on April 22, 2018 promises to be an ideal Pacific Northwest destination adventure. Nestled in the Puget Sound approximately 35 miles north of Seattle, this 26.2-mile, Boston-qualifying course takes runners along the island’s most scenic landscapes including views of snow-capped mountains in Olympic National Park and the Cascade Mountains. If you’re looking for a marathon that’s far from the city streets and provides a breath of fresh air, check …more »