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Table of Contents
36 HALF TO RUN
BAKERS DOZEN SERIES ALL-STARS
38 MAKE A CHANGE!
FIVE PATHS TO AVOID RUNNING BURNOUT
ENDURANCE SPORTS MEDIA GROUP
42 SPRING SHOE GUIDE DESTINATION:
44 BELLINGHAM, WA
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FROM THE EDITOR
NOTES FROM USATF OREGON
Stephanie Howe, MS
ON THE COVER: Mother of four Jennifer Enge of Lake Oswego en route to winning the 2013 Vancouver USA Marathon. For a list of hundreds of events happening throughout the region in the months ahead, check out RaceCenter’s Event Calendar in this issue — page 46. Photo: © 2013 Evan Pilchik Photography THIS PAGE: If you have ever thought about dabbling in ultra running, and possibly running your first 50K, columnist Jeff Browning (pictured) provides some helpful tips for tackling the distance — page 34. Photo: Glenn Tachiyama Photography
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Last year, we told the story of Portland’s Mike Nicholas who, in the beginning of 2012, spent his days strung out on heroin. To top it off, he
was awaiting trial for manslaughter after someone who received drugs
from Mike died of an overdose. Mike had hit bottom and realized it was time to get clean and get control of his situation — which is exactly
what he did. When he went for his final sentencing, his efforts paid off
because of his progress.
and he was handed one year of jail time with early release granted
After being released he quit smoking. Five days later, he decided to run a half marathon — but he didn’t
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wanted to get in touch with Mike to find support or to support him on his journey. We love sharing stories of personal triumph and we always receive great feedback from you, our readers, each time we bring one of these inspirational stories to life in the pages of RaceCenter. If you have a story of someone you know that has overcome adversity, and has used endurance sports as a conduit to a better life, feel free to email me with your suggestions (email address below). We want to provide encouragement and inspiration for our readers, and we hope you find just that each time you pick up a copy of RaceCenter. Warm Regards, Brook Gardner firstname.lastname@example.org
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Briefs Saturday and the three events Sunday. The pre and post-race parties will feature Deschutes Brewery
occurs on September 13th with the Happy Girls Run in Forest Grove, OR, which debuts a new course this year. The third
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participants will hit the
on Mt Si Relay Race Director John Dickson remarks, “It’s competitive, but only if you are. Many teams are just out to enjoy the fun atmosphere on the course. If you want to win your division though, you’d better bring your A-game.”
Gateway 1307 NE 102nd Ave., Portland, OR 97220
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trails of Riverside State Park and run along the Spokane River.
Lloyd Center 1210 Lloyd Center, Portland, OR 97232
Mt. Si Relay and Ultra Runs Marks 31st Year
Wood Village 22401 NE Glisan St., Troutdale, OR 97060
Whether you’re looking for a fun day
Washington Square Mall 9473 Washington Square Rd., Tigard, OR 97223 Bridgeport 7136 SW Hazel Fern Rd., Tigard, OR 97224
with friends or a personal challenge, the Mt. Si Relay and Ultra Runs in Washington’s Snoqualmie Valley offer a good mix of running distances. The Mt. Si event has roots going back 31 years and offers any runner, from
Nyberg Woods 7137 SW Nyberg St., Tualatin, OR 97062
beginner to experienced, an opportunity to find their fit on this day in April. The relay
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brings together 5 person teams to split a 59-
3-8 miles. The 50-mile solo ultra run may be
mile course, each runner tackling 2 legs of
To end the year, the HGR changes things up a bit as they head to the woods in Sisters, OR on November 2nd. This event is a trail half marathon with a 5K road race option. Participants wind down the single-track dirt trails of the Peterson Ridge Trail System before finishing at the FivePine Lodge and Three Creeks Brewery campus. Run / Multiple 2014 Dates www.happygirlsrun.com
Cinco de Mayo Celebrations for Runners in Portland, Seattle
Cedar Hills Crossing 2919 SW Cedar Hills Blvd., Beaverton, OR 97006
perfect for the runner looking to step up to
Cinco de Mayo and running go hand in
Tanasbourne 18021 NW Evergreen Parkway, Beaverton, OR 97006
the longer distance as the elevation gain and
hand in the Pacific Northwest. In Portland,
loss is a mild 1,400 feet. The 50K event shaves
there’s the Cinco de Mayo Half Marathon,
miles and elevation off the 50-mile course. All
10K, 5K, and Kid’s Half-Miler. The May 4th
events share the unpaved and smooth rail
event starts in the heart of Portland at Pioneer
trail, ensuring you’ll find camaraderie and
Courthouse Square. Follow the festive race
encouragement throughout the day. Run / 04.27.2014 www.mtsirelay.com
with cerveza from Lagunitas, food from
Happy Girls Half Marathon Series Expands in 2014
Looking for something in Seattle? Try the
Murray Scholls Town Center 14700 SW Murray Scholls Dr., Beaverton, OR 97007 Orenco Station 7204 NE Cornell Rd., Hillsboro, OR 97124
9th & Garfield 1580 NW 9th St., Corvallis, OR 97330 Corner Stone Center 1005 Green Acres Rd., Eugene, OR 97408
The Happy Girls Run started in Bend four years
Forum 2680 NE Highway 20, Bend, OR 97701
ago, which is fitting as this year it expands to
Cascade Village 63455 N. Highway 97, Bend, OR 97701
the Pacific Northwest. In 2014, you’ll find happy
as well as in Spokane, Washington. Each event
four separate events spread across four cities in girls in Bend, Forest Grove, and Sisters, Oregon,
Columbia Crossing 16501 SE Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver, WA 98684 Vancouver 8101 NE Parkway Dr. #6, Vancouver, WA 98662
offers girls and women of all backgrounds and fitness levels three distance options: half marathon, 10K, and 5K. The series kicks off Memorial Day Weekend, May 24th and 25th, in Bend with packet pick-up and race expo
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Pepino’s restaurant, and live mariachi music for a true Cinco de Mayo celebration. ¡Fiesta 5K Ole! on May 3rd. It takes place at Volunteer Park on Seattle’s infamous Capitol Hill. The ¡Fiesta 5K Ole! promises an all-day party complete with post-race beer garden and costume contest. This year features the 4th Annual Taco Truck Challenge. Make sure to dress in your favorite Cinco de Mayo attire. Run / 05.03.2014 www.fiesta5kole.com Run / 05.04.2014 www.terrapinevents.com
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Briefs Mother’s Day Weekend a Busy One for PNW Running There’s a lot to celebrate on Mother’s Day.
Portland, OR and Seattle, WA. The Seattle
And the Pacific Northwest offers a plethora of
race takes place in Warren G. Magnuson
running events during the second weekend
Park on a fast, flat course along Lake
of May. Here are a few:
Washington with gorgeous views of Mt.
The Hippie Chick Half and Quarter
Ranier. The Portland event starts at Liberty
Marathon is set for Saturday May 10 at the
High School in Hillsboro, OR and follows a
Gordon Faber Recreational Complex in
flat and fast course along the tree-lined
Hillsboro, OR. The all-women’s event kicks
streets of Hillsboro. Run / 05.11.2014 www.runlikeamotherrace.com
off the Portland area’s Better Series, and features a fast and scenic course sure to make a mom happy. Run / 05.10.2014 www.betterseries.com
The running calendar in the Northwest is filled with great events taking place over the course of Mother’s Day weekend again this year. PHOTO: © 2012 EVAN PILCHIK PHOTOGRAPHY 1 AEOLUS_AD2_POWER.pdf
The Run Like a Mother 5K takes place in eight cities across the nation, including
First Thursday Urban Adventure Runs Return to the Streets of Portland
The 38th annual Lake Run promises fun
Join Fit Right NW and your best running
for the whole family (men, women and
pals on the popular First Thursday Urban
children alike). Head to Lake Oswego’s
Adventure Runs. The free group run leaves
Millenium Park on May 10th. There’s a 10K,
from NW 20th and Raleigh St in NW Portland
5K, Kids Dash, and Family Fun Festival — truly
the first Thursday of each month (March
something for everyone. The Lake Oswego,
through September) and inspires runners
OR event draws thousands of people each
and walkers alike to participate in a sort of
year. You’ll find food, entertainment, kids’
urban adventure scavenger hunt for the
activities, and so much more. You don’t
young at heart. How does it work? At 6:00
want to miss it. Run / 05.10.2014 www.lowomensclub.org/lakerun
p.m., two maps of downtown Portland (and
immediately surrounding areas) are shown containing about a dozen checkpoints
8th Annual Event
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(make sure and take notes). You have an hour to get to as many checkpoints as possible, thereby securing as many raffle tickets as you can. Post run enjoy beer, music, friends, and the chance to win thousands in raffle prizes. You can also purchase VIP T-shirts at both Fit Right locations starting March 1st. These earn you three extra raffle tickets at each run, plus access to the express VIP beer line. Since its inception, the event has grown from about 60 people to over 600 at each run. Sound fun? We think so. Grab your shoes, friends, thinking cap, and embark on the adventure. â€œThe Fit Right First Thursday Urban Adventure Run has become an iconic community event in Portland. This free run allows people to explore the city, run with hundreds of other runners and offers the opportunity to win thousands in raffle prizes. As a local running store, we thrive on the support of the community and are thrilled to give back and offer free events like the Urban Adventure Run.â€? - Event Director, Derek Scott. Adventure Run / 1st Thursday, March-September www.fit-right-nw.com/1st-thursday.html
The First Thursday Urban Adventure Run has become a staple in the Portland running scene attracting over 600 participants each month from March - September. PHOTO: STEVE BELINGE PHOTOGRAPHY
HOOD RIVER OREGON
START at the top of Mt. Hood Meadows DESCEND by Downhill Skiing, Cross Country Skiing,
SATURDAY MAY 31ST
Mountain Biking, Road Biking, Running and Paddling
FINISH at the Columbia River
WAYS TO ENJOY 6000 FEET
OF DOWNHILL FUN!
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Briefs Up All Night at the 8 Track Experience 24 Hour and Half Marathon Relays
Hood 2 River Relay Springs on the Scene New this spring is a multisport event that’s
Put the 8 Track Experience at the top of
been 10 years in the making. The event will
the cool list. This event combines the Portland
take competitors from the top of Mt. Hood
passions of running and music (as well as
Meadows Ski Resort down to the Hood River
camping, beer, food, and fireworks) in one
Marina. Athletes will alpine ski, nordic ski,
perfect summer weekend. With twenty-seven
mountain bike, road bike, run, and paddle
hours of continuous live music, a giant bonfire,
their way to the finish line. Participants can sign
a 200-foot slip n’ slide, climbing walls, yoga,
up as individual, 2 person, or 6 person teams.
and a professional fireworks display, the 8 Track
Expect live music, a Full Sail Beer Garden,
Experience is a combination of Lollapalooza,
expo, and kids relay at the Marina finish. Event
Hood to Coast, and Burning Man. Eight-person
directors are estimating finish times to be in the
or twelve person relay teams will complete as
3 ½ to 6 hour range so plan accordingly. Multisport / 05.31.2014 www.hood2riverrelay.com
many laps as possible over a 24-hour period on July 19-20 in the flagship 8 Track Relay. The course follows a rolling, half-paved fourmile path along the grounds of the 270-acre Portland International Raceway. Each lap ends with a sprint down the racetrack’s drag strip. The weekend also offers the Hustle 5K, the Disco Half Marathon, and a new Half Marathon relay option. Throughout the weekend enjoy a “strolling” beer garden, plenty of food, free camping, and throngs of cheering fans. Run / 07.19-20.2014 www.8trackrelay.com
Bend, OR to Host Three Triathlon Camps in May Portland triathlon retailer Athletes Lounge will host a Triathlon Training Camp in Bend, Oregon from May 11 - May 18. The camp will be guided by professional triathletes Chris Boudreaux, Chris Bagg, and Ann Ciavarella, and Athletes Lounge Multisport Coach Gary
(Continued on P20)
Pro triathlete Chris Bagg will be on staff at two of the three Bend camps taking place in May. PHOTO: MARATHONFOTO.COM
Mark your calendars! SEPTEMBER 7, 2014 Don’t miss your chance to be a part of Seattle’s oldest co-ed triathlon as you race your friends down the express lanes of I-90! Be a part of this community event that helps support local school swim teams
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Briefs Wallesen. There will be a primary focus on the
Upper Echelon Fitness and Rehabilitation is
and Olympic Triathlon and Olympic Duathlon
half and full distances, but athletes should
returning in 2014 for another Memorial Day
on Sunday. The bike section is known as one
expect helpful info for all. Participants will do
Weekend triathlon training camp. Coach
of the safest and fastest in the region, since
2-3 workout sessions each day and connect
Shawn Bostad will be conducting the camp
the route is almost entirely on the local-traffic-
with the coaches and other athletes in the
which will have a mix of swim, bike, and run
only Marine Drive. The Blue Lake folks know
evenings over shared meals. Athletes will
sessions for all levels. The camp will kick-off
how to host a race, having put this event on
stay in one of Bend’s local hotels allowing
the weekend morning sessions with a swim,
for more than 30 years. Register early as the
them enjoy all that Bend has to offer. Triathlon / 05.11-18.2014 www.athleteslounge.com
followed by several ride options, transition
races fill up quickly. Triathlon / 06.07-08.2014 www.aasportsltd.com/bluelake
runs, and finally a long run on the final day with 5.5 mile and 11 mile options. Shawn and
RaceCenter contributing writer, Chris Bagg, along with his wife Amy, will be holding a triathlon training camp in Bend, OR over the Memorial Day weekend. The camps focus
will also provide clinics covering nutrition, transitions, and recovery. Triathlon / 05.23-26.2014 www.upperechelonfitness.com
STRIVE Youth and Junior Triathlon Team Launches in the Northwest Strive Youth and Junior Triathlon Team
Test your Early Season Speed at the Blue Lake Triathlon
is coming to Portland, Beaverton, and
Gearing up for triathlon season? The Blue
training and racing opportunities for Junior’s
transition runs. Participants will stay in a luxury
Lake Triathlon is considered the quintessential
ages 7 to 19. The program will expose kids of
vacation rental and meals will be cooked
season opener by Northwest triathletes. One
all skill levels to the multisport lifestyle through
by hosts Chris and Amy. Evening lectures will
of the largest triathlons in the Northwest,
its focus on triathlon fundamentals, as well as
include talks from local professional athletes,
nearly 2,000 participants are expected to
the basic principles of fitness. “It is extremely
a Portland-based nutrition coach, and a
attend the race-filled weekend on June 7-8,
rewarding to introduce and teach our young
functional strength expert. Triathlon / 05.23-26.2014 www.chrisbagg.com/camps
2014 at Blue Lake Park in Fairview, OR. Events
athletes about a sport they can literally do
is long course training and will include two long rides, one long run, and two off-the-bike
Vancouver this year with the goal of providing
include the Sprint Triathlon, Sprint Duathlon (Continued on P22)
and My First Tri (novice triathlon) on Saturday;
Do what makes you smile! www.happygirlsrun.com
Saturday & Sunday May 24th & 25th
happy girls run
The Happy Girl courses attract first-time racers and seasoned runners alike. Be a part of pre- and post-race parties, special entertainment, and fabulous gift bags that make the Happy Girls Runs a favorite among women runners and a tradition among friends. Bring your daughter, sister, aunt, mom or best friend and join us for this inspiring women’s running weekend in Bend.
Registration Open Now www.happygirlsrun.com
Join us for the rest of the series! Forest Grove, OR Saturday September 6th
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Spokane, WA Sunday September 27th
Sisters, OR Sunday November 2nd
Briefs to maintain an active lifestyle throughout
Bauman adds that all training sessions
International, an organization dedicated to
their entire life,” says James Bauman, Strive
encourage fun and social interaction with
promoting the sport and business of triathlon,
Certified Youth and Junior Coach.
teammates, coaches, and parents in a
collaborated on a list of top triathlon retailers
safe and supportive environment. Parent
in the United States for 2013. The list is geared
participation and volunteers are welcome.
toward specialty brick and mortar stores,
which helps in building the talent pool of
For more information regarding participation,
and is primarily chosen via voting by the
young triathletes for future national and
volunteering, or sponsoring please contact
vendors who sell to them. Athletes Lounge of
international competition. In January 2014,
James Bauman at email@example.com. Triathlon www.tri2strive.com
Portland, OR and Speedy Reedy of Seattle,
Portland’s Athletes Lounge Ranked Among Top Triathlon Retailers in U.S.
was Northwest Tri and Bike in Kent, WA. www.triathlonbusinessintl.com
The Strive program is also part of the USAT triathlon
NCAA voted to add women’s triathlon as a collegiate sport. “Once the race format is announced for collegiate teams, Strive will offer specialized training and skill development to poise individuals for scholarship opportunities,” say Ines Negron, Strive Team Coach.
WA were amongst those given top 10 ranking honors. Additionally mentioned in the top 50
Slowtwitch.com, a popular website in the triathlon community, and Triathlon Business
TRAINING TOOLBOX Spending Money to Get Faster
Best Investments for Improved Cycling ADNAN KADIR
There are plenty of ways to get faster and improve your athletic performances. In our media-saturated world, there is also no shortage of people and companies telling you how their service or product can help you do it and what it will cost. Let’s cut to the chase and outline the best use of your hard-earned cash when it comes to optimizing cycling performance. These two top the list: Get a professional bike fit. Optimizing your bike fit will make you more comfortable, more aerodynamic, and more efficient. All of that means that you will go faster. Bike fitting is not something to do once and tick off the list. As you age, your body changes and your optimal fit will change with it. Review your bike fit every couple of years to stay in tune. Hire a coach. Once you’re comfortable on your bike, nothing will help you go faster than having a professional guide your training, rest, nutrition, and recovery from injury. A good coach helps you solve problems and streamlines your route to your best performances. Don’t just hire any coach — interview several and check their references. If you’re serious, hire a full-time and certified professional. After that, there are plenty of equipment advantages you can exploit, in order of decreasing expense: Buy some fast wheels. A nice set of light-but-aerodynamic wheels will make a huge difference over a standard set of wheels. Studies show differences of minutes over 40km at race speeds, though of course some wheels are faster than others. A good all-around wheel that is both reasonably light as well as super-fast is the Zipp 404 Firecrest. Get an aero helmet. For time trials and triathlon, an aero helmet is essential in all but a few specific circumstances (such as long distances in high heat). Today’s aero helmets come in several shapes with options like visors and adjustable ventilation. If mass-start racing is your thing, you may consider swallowing your sense of fashion pride and buying an “aero road” helmet like the Kask Infinity.
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“Let’s cut to the chase and outline the best use of your hard-earned cash when it comes to optimizing cycling performance.” PHOTO: MATT HAUGHEY
Get some aerobars. Once again, for time trials or triathlon, these are essential, and ideally attached to a time trial or triathlon bike. If you’ve got a normal road bike, a set of clip-ons along with a proper fit (see #1 above) will still gain you considerable speed over your normal drop bars. Buy a skinsuit and aero shoe covers. By themselves, these items don’t make for a huge advantage, but together they certainly count for something. If nothing else, having skin-tight clothing and covering up your shoes will make you feel faster! Don’t wear gloves. This is by far the cheapest way to go faster. Not wearing gloves helps you to essentially streamline your leading edge. One MIT study suggested that the advantage of bare hands is bigger than that of an aero wheel! The most important thing to remember when spending money in order to gain speed is that the biggest advantages will come from sorting out the basics. Once you’ve done that, you can take your extra tax return money and spend it on some speed gear! Adnan is a USAC-certified Level 1 cycling coach who believes that in sport, as in life, it is important to strike a balance between the various aspects of what one does. Adnan has been a competitive cyclist and triathlete for over 25 years and a full-time coach for over 10 years. Find out more at www.aeolusendurance.com
Notes from USATF Oregon
Historic Hayward Field on the University of Oregon campus in Eugene will play host to some of the biggest track & field meets in the country in the coming months. PHOTO: MAUI TOTAL VISUAL
Exciting Track & Field Meets in Oregon Track & Field fans in the state of Oregon
world for 2013 according to All-Athletics.
have much to celebrate in 2014 as several
com, the official data services provider of
marquee meets will be hosted in the Beaver
the IAAF Diamond League. Count on meet
State! The robust offering of national & world
director Tom Jordan to assemble another
class invitational and championships will
world class field that will threaten American
bring the best in the USA and the world to
and World Records.
compete in Oregon over the course of 5 high
The Prefontaine Classic is the longest-
level meets at the Junior, NCAA, USATF, and
running invitational track & field meet in the
United States. Named after distance legend
Prefontaine Classic – May 30th & 31st – Eugene, Oregon On May 30th & 31st Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon will again host the nation’s premier track & field meet. The 2013 edition of the Prefontaine Classic was ranked as the No. 1 invitational track & field meet in the
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Steve Prefontaine, it was begun in 1975 by the Oregon Track Club and has been sponsored continuously by Nike since 1984. Nike’s 30-years of title sponsorship is thought to be among the longest by any company for an individual U.S. sporting event. Tickets are available now at www.preclassic.com.
NCAA Division 1 Track & Field Championships – June 11th to 14th – Eugene, Oregon In a landmark agreement, the NCAA and University of Oregon announced last December a partnership to host the NCAA Division 1 Outdoor Track & Field Championship at Hayward Field through 2021. “We are excited that Hayward Field will remain the dream destination for every Division I athlete and we plan to turn the NCAA
ticket in the sport,” says Vin Lananna, associate
and TrackTownUSA president. “It took a remarkable partnership of entities from not only from the Eugene-Springfield community, but the entire State of Oregon to make this commitment to the sport of track and field.” This is exciting news for all Division 1 athletes,
past, present, and future in the Beaver State
won’t want to miss the action this year! I
as they will be able to experience first-hand
encourage you to get your tickets today at
had this to say, “We are incredibly thrilled
the world’s best non-professional track meet
and humbled by the IAAF’s confidence to
live for the next 8 years. Tickets are available now at www.ncaa.com/tickets.
Portland Track Festival – June 14th & 15th – Portland, Oregon
USATF Junior Track & Field Championships – July 5th & 6th – Eugene, Oregon Championship action returns to Hayward
The Portland Track Festival is the premier
Field in early July with the USA Track & Field
professional track meet of Portland, OR.
Junior Track & Field Championships. Open to
Hosted at Lewis & Clark College in SW
qualified athletes between the ages of 14 to
Portland, the Portland Track Festival is now in
19, future American Olympians will get their
its 7th year. Last year PTF was awarded the
first chance to compete at Hayward Field.
prestigious USATF High Performance Domestic
This meet will serve as the USA team selection
event for the IAAF World Junior Track & Field
Distance and Distance events - a distinction only shared by the USATF Distance Classic at
Championship later in the summer. For
Occidental College and the Payton Jordan
standards, and ticket information visit www.
Invitational at Stanford University.
The PTF was originally established to fill a void on the competitive calendar as a last chance tune up or qualifier meet for American athletes before the USATF Championships.
become one of the finest middle and long distance-focused track meets in the US. You
IAAF World Junior Track & Field Championships – July 22nd to 27th, 2014 – Eugene, Oregon
award the 2014 World Junior Championships to TrackTown USA. Bringing this prestigious event to the U.S. and Historic Hayward Field is a tremendous honor for our community and the State of Oregon.” A busy summer of high level track and field will culminate with what is promised to be an unforgettable 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships. On stage will be the world’s finest junior athletes and what are sure to be future Olympic Medalists and world record holders. You won’t want to miss cheering on the world’s next crop of superstars as they compete in your backyard! Tickets are available at www.gotracktownusa.com. • Celebrate Running! Jonathan Marcus USATF OREGON LONG DISTANCE RUNNING CHAIRMAN
In 2011, the IAAF awarded USATF and Eugene, Oregon the 2014 IAAF World Junior Track & Field Championships. At the time,
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The “Fat-Burning” Myth: Benefits of High-Intensity Exercise STEPHANIE HOWE, MS
Exercise, or physical activity, is done
etc. When it comes to energy expenditure,
higher intensity exercise gives you more
fitness, performance, leisure, and weight
“bang for your buck”. For example, running
management. It’s well known that exercise
for 30 minutes at 9:00 min/mile pace may
expend 300 calories (kcals), while running at
exercise is an important component of many
7:00 min/mile pace may expend 450 kcals.
weight loss programs because it can help
Even though both running examples were 30
create a negative energy balance (energy
minutes in duration, the 7:00 min/mile pace
out > energy in), which is essential for weight
had a much higher energy expenditure.
loss. However, not all exercise is created
Therefore, high intensity exercise may be
equal. Factors such as duration and intensity
more beneficial for weight loss because it
of exercise influence energy expenditure, or
expends more calories than lower intensity
calories burned, of the activity.
activities. But wait…doesn’t long, slower
The first, and most well known impact on
exercise burn more fat? Isn’t the ‘fat burning’
energy expenditure is duration. The longer
or ‘weight lost’ zone on the cardio machines
the exercise the more energy required to
in the gym set at a low intensity? The answer
complete the activity. For example, swimming
is yes- and they are incorrect. Lower intensity exercise does in fact burn
easliy for 40 minutes uses more energy than swimming easily for 20 minutes.
more fat. At a slower pace, the body can
There’s another factor that influences
supply the oxygen required to break down
energy expenditure — exercise intensity.
the fat for energy. Fat metabolism is aerobic,
Exercise intensity refers to how hard the
meaning it takes a large amount of oxygen.
activity is. It can be measured by perceived
The benefit of using fat as a fuel is that one
exertion, heart rate, pace, cadence, watts,
molecule yields a large amount of energy and fat stores in the body are generally unlimited. The
downfall of fat metabolism
Muscle Glycongen Muscle Triglycerides Plasma FFA Plasma Glucose
is that the process takes a great deal of oxygen. Thus, fat utilization is ideal at a
become depleted. Thus, the intensity of
slow pace, but as intensity
exercise greatly impacts fuel selection and
increases it can’t keep up.
energy metabolism during exercise. The
higher the intensity, the greater the reliance
become the primary fuel
since it can be metabolism anaerobically
Figure 1. Energy Expenditure derived from carbohydrate and fat after 30 minutes of exercise at three different intensities.Energy expenditure (cal·kg-1·min-1) and fuel selection at three different exercise intensities. FFA= free fatty acids. Source: Romijn et al., 1993
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on carbohydrate; the lower the intensity the greater the reliance on fat. So
expenditure? Well, the myth is that using fat
will burn more calories and subsequently, is
although great for fast, quick
beneficial for weight loss. After all, isn’t fat
energy, is not an unlimited
what you want to burn when you lose weight?
65 % of VO2 max
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long time and requires a
Although lower intensity exercise can help the body efficiently metabolize fat, higher intensity exercise actually burns more calories, despite the fuel used. For weight loss, a higher energy expenditure is beneficial because it helps create and sustain a negative energy balance.
Thinking about what we just learned: fat
less energy than fat. In long
is only used during lower intensity activities,
and lower intensity exercise also has a lower
activities and individual will
energy expenditure. In reality, higher intensity
have to take in exogenous
exercise actually burns more calories than
lower intensity exercise, despite the fuel used.
as glycogen stores (stored
For weight loss, a higher energy expenditure is
beneficial because it helps create and sustain
Fuel In this graph, energy expenditure (cal·kg1·min-1) is compared at three intensities: 25% VO2MAX (low intensity), 65% VO2MAX (moderate intensity), and 85% VO2MAX (high intensity). Within each intensity, the energy expenditure is broken down into fuel substrates used at the given intensity. The blue boxes are showing the fat (plasma FFA and muscle trigylcerides) used for fuel at the given intensity. The amount of fat is highest at 65% VO2MAX (moderate intensity) than at 85% VO2MAX (high intensity). Thus, the lower intensity does indeed burn more fat than a higher intensity, BUT, if we look at the overall energy expenditure (y-axis), the higher intensity uses much more energy. Although a moderate or low intensity may be a better ‘fat burning zone’ more energy is actually expended at a high intensity. For weight loss, which is only occurs when EE > EI, high intensity exercise is a more effective way to exercise.
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Application Does that mean we should always exercise hard? Not at all. In fact, if you just go hard every single day it can lead to fatigue, burnout, injury, and illness. The best way to incorporate high intensity training is to alternate easy and hard days. For example, on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday you may do a hard workout, while Tuesday and Thursday are recovery days where you take it easy or do a more low-key workout, such as walking or some types of yoga. The key is that both high and low intensities are being utilized. It’s easy to get sucked into just going easy all the time. The problem is that you have to exercise for a much longer period of time to get the same results. Just because you are in the gym for an hour doesn’t mean you got a good workout. So often at the gym you see people soft-pedaling on a bike, reading a magazine and texting on their phones. Although they are indeed exercising, they are not getting the same benefit as someone who is focused on their workout. Since most of us are strapped for time, high intensity exercise may be the ticket for getting the best workout for the amount of time available. Plus, the feeling a satisfaction
is so much higher after a hard effort. Try it out next time you head to the gym!
References Romijn JA, Coyle EF, Sidossis LS, Gastaldelli A, Horowitz JF, Endert E, Wolfe RR. Regulation of endogenous fat and carbohydrate metabolism in relation to exercise intensity and duration. Am J Physiol. 1993;265:E380-91. Van Loon LJC, Greenhaff PL, Constantin-Teodosiu D, Saris WHM, Wagenmakers AJM. The effects of increasing exercise intensity on muscle fuel utilization in humans. J Physiol. 2001;536.1:295-304 •
About the Author Stephanie Howe, a coach and sports nutritionist at REP Lab in Bend, OR, started competing as a nordic skier and migrated to running in college. Stephanie now balances her schedule competing as an elite runner on The North Face international team, working at REP Lab, and is currently a doctoral candidate in Nutrition & Exercise Physiology at Oregon State University. You can learn more about Stephanie at www. reporegon.com.
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a negative energy balance. See the Figure 1.
An enjoyable race day experience is the end result of a well-planned (and followed) training routine. PHOTO: GLENN TACHIYAMA PHOTOGRAPHY
Weekly Training Routine MAX KING
In the last issue we delved into how to
high stress with 1-2 days of rest or recovery
structure your daily training routine. In this
runs in between. You’ve also got several
disadvantages to both. The latter program,
issue we’re going to have a broader look at
different physiological “systems” that you’re
however, is going to be more advanced with
the weekly training routine. This, of course,
trying to train in order to fully utilize them
more intensity and less recovery per week.
is much more up for interpretation than the
during a race. There’s the endurance aspect,
Depending on the type of workouts, this
daily routine or workout routine. There are
increasing that lactate threshold, aerobic
program can be very demanding.
seven days in the week and there are tons
capacity, VO2Max, and basic speed. Of
Studies have also shown that each week
of different ways to structure your week.
course it’s more complicated than that but
should not be the same amount of stress
For most of us it probably depends on work
I’m generalizing a bit. You want to try to hit
either. In order to optimize the training
schedules, what time you have to pick kids
each of these systems about every 10 – 14
benefit, weekly stress, either through mileage
up from soccer, or your other extracurricular
days with a bigger emphasis on endurance
or intensity, should be gradually increased
activities. It also depends on your goals, age,
and strength early in the season and shifting
about 10% for 2-3 weeks with the final week
recovery rate, and a host of other variables,
toward VO2max and speed toward your
being a rest week at about 75-80% of peak
so in order to fit this into a single magazine
mileage and intensity. This results in a stair
Since there are more physio systems to hit
step approach giving your body an increase
Generally, you’re going to want to think
than you can realistically get in during one
in stress with a rest week between training
about how much you want or need to stress
week of training, plan to hit each of them
blocks and time for your body to adapt to
your body to get a training benefit. For most
every two weeks with a format similar to one
the progressively higher loads.
of us that is going to be 3-4 days per week of
of these two common approaches:
we’ve got to do some generalizing.
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valuable but you have to plan for it.
do some core work. It will make you a better
TWO INTENSITY SESSIONS PLUS A LONG RUN:
and healthier runner and all around athlete.
If you set workout goals for what you can
If your strength routine is more involved
reasonably achieve then you won’t fall into
Monday..................................... Easy day Tuesday................... Workout – Intervals Wednesday............................... Easy day Thursday.................................... Easy day Friday...............Workout – Threshold run Saturday.................................... Easy day Sunday.......................................Long run
than a simple 20 minute workout, try to
the trap of always trying to cram too much
schedule your strength work on hard workout
intensity in. Be honest with yourself. The weekly
days, but after your hard workouts. This gives
schedule is up for a lot of interpretation and
you the next day as a full rest before your
by no means should you feel like workouts
next hard session.
aren’t flexible and able to be moved around
Monday................... Workout – Intervals Tuesday..................................... Easy day Wednesday......................Workout – Hills Thursday.................................... Easy day Friday...............Workout – Threshold run Saturday.................................... Easy day Sunday.......................................Long run
Example: Week 1: 50 miles/ 2 workouts plus long run Week 2: 55 miles/ 2 workouts plus long run Week 3: 60 miles/ 3 workouts plus long run Week 4: 45 miles/ 1-2 workouts plus long run
or modified to meet your needs. What works
a reasonable plan, always remember to plan
for one person may not work for another
your workouts around your schedule and
person. How much intensity, what type of
make them attainable. It’s also important to
intensity, and how much mileage will come
actually write them down. Doing so will help
down to what type of race you’re preparing
ensure that you’re always able to get your
for, what your overall goals are, and how
work in and moving forward toward your
much you personally can handle. Be smart
goal. Build in cushion days once in a while
about your recovery and you’ll find yourself
knowing that if you’re as busy as most of us,
improving toward your goal. •
you’ll end up missing a day here and there. In those cases it becomes important to not
About the Author
feel like you need to “make up” what you
Max is an athlete, coach, footwear buyer, and father living the dream in Bend, OR.
missed. If you miss a workout, move on with the weekly plan you have laid out. Don’t try to slip it in the next day. You’ll need that as a rest day before your next workout. There
THREE INTENSITY SESSIONS PLUS A LONG RUN:
In order to create some accountability and
are times when a back-to-back workout is
While we tend to focus on how much intensity and hard work we’re getting in during the week, it’s just as important to look at recovery during the week. You need the hard work to stress your body but your recovery period is when your body repairs itself and actually makes the gains that you’ll see down the road in performance benefits to weight loss. It’s important to take your rest days between workouts seriously. These days should be comfortable, easy miles at an aerobic effort. Pace is less important as your
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Your First 50K Strategies for a Successful First Trail Ultra Marathon JEFF BROWNING
So, you’ve run a marathon and you’re
Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day
staying away from sweets at the aid stations,
ready for just a little more of a challenge.
Your body needs time to adapt to any
but some folks swear by it. Experiment with a
People think you’re crazy for running a
given training stress. Give yourself enough
variety of choices in training to find out what
marathon. However, you want something a
time to build up slowly for the event so you
works for you. Everyone is an individual and
little crazier. You want to try an ultra. An ultra
don’t overtrain and get injured. Concentrate
what works for one may not work for another.
marathon is a race that is longer than the
on long runs and hill work to get you ready
Test, test, test — then don’t change it on
26.2 miles of a marathon. The most popular
for the ups and downs a trail race will throw
distances are 50K (31.1 miles), only 5 miles
at you. Depending on the course, your pace
longer than a marathon, 50 miles, 100K and
can vary widely. So, don’t get caught up in
Dial-in the Gear
100 miles. Training for one is not as crazy as
pace and time. Accept the adventure and
you might think. With a little time, patience
learn to find fun long run adventures where
and running smart, you can finish an ultra. The
you can hopefully enjoy some great views
training regimen is not much different than
and fun singletrack trails while you train for
training for a marathon, consisting of some
maintenance runs during the week and a weekly long run. The biggest differences you’ll
encounter is the beauty and diversity of the
Finding out what fuel works for you is one
venue itself, the more laid back atmosphere
of the most important aspects of getting
and less crowds. Running in a race that’s
ready for an ultra. Shoot for 200-400 calories
immersed in nature and on a softer surface
per hour. Besides easy to carry gels, the aid
can be good for the soul (and the joints).
stations will have a lot more caloric options
Finishing your first ultra is something that just
than a road marathon. Foods may include
needs a little training, a little planning, and a
bananas, orange wedges, potatoes dipped
little eye of the tiger. Here a few tips to help
in salt, grapes, as well as sugary stuff like
you get ready for your first ultra.
cookies and M&Ms. I personally recommend
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Use in training what you’ll use on race day. From your hydration system to your socks and clothing. Don’t do something new for your big day. Stick to tried, true and tested.
Convenience Runs Don’t get too trail-centric when training. Most of us have very busy schedules, so make the most of your training windows. If you have a short window of time, jump on a treadmill or run from the office or your front door. Don’t waste half your available running window on driving to the trailhead. Just make sure you get out on a trail for your long run each week.
Mirror the Race Conditions
the mountains, be prepared for
Mimic race day as much as you can on your long runs in training. If the race you’ve signed up for is hilly, make sure you search out training routes with lots of hills. Or,
THIS PAGE: Sometimes the little things are the key to success on race day. To get his body ready for the demanding high heat of the 2013 San Diego 100, the author did jumping jacks in a sauna (a race where the heat index topped 108 degrees). PHOTO: JEFF JOHNSON
mountain weather. Also, pack a
OPPOSITE PAGE: Keep smiling, even when you don’t feel like it. Staying in the “happy place” can be half the battle of getting to the finish line.
drop bag with some extra layers,
PHOTO: GLENN TACHIYAMA PHOTOGRAPHY
like gloves and a beanie and a Goal Setting. Don’t forget to bring your
dry layer. You may not end up using it, but the peace of mind of knowing
mental “A” game on race day. Positive
it’s on the course and available just in case is
mental speak can be a strong companion
and practice what you’ll encounter on race
always a good thing.
when the going gets tough. Forget about
day. The fewer surprises the better.
Race Day Strategy
course. Go find some trails with tricky footing
Study the Course and Get a Plan
Pacing. Make sure you don’t go out too
Plan out a race day strategy by reviewing
hard. No matter what the distance, if you
directions (usually available on the race’s website). Not knowing where potential tricky turns are and how far distances between aid stations are is a beginner’s most elementary mistake. Trail 50Ks typically have 5-10 miles between aid stations, unlike the 1-2 miles in a road marathon. You’ll need to plan to carry some calories, like gels, and some water either in bottles or a hydration pack where
time and placement and concentrate on getting to the finish line of your first ultra with a good attitude and a big grin on your face. Training for and running your first ultra is not
go out too hard, you’ll pay the price later.
as difficult as it might first seem. With a smart
Be smart. Also, don’t forget to hike. You’ll
approach and patience, you can run your
encounter much steeper pitches on the trail
first 50K without much difficulty. When you
than on the road. You can many times hike
cross the finish line, you’ll wipe the mud away
just as fast as you can jog when the trail goes
from your toothy grinning face and be glad
up. Plus, you’ll use a little different muscle
you went long. •
group when hiking and give those running
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muscles a quick break. Eating and Drinking. Start eating and drinking 30 minutes into the race and
you can refill at the aid stations.
continue on a regimen of taking some kind
Pack Simply but Be Prepared
of the race, even if you don’t feel like it. The
of fuel every 20-30 minutes for the duration
Don’t stuff your hydration pack with a
intensity of a longer trail race is not as taxing
bunch of stuff and end up carrying a 15
on your system, but you will be out longer
pound pack. Usually an ultra lightweight
than a road race, so success can depend
shell and some gels will be all you need in
just as much on eating and drinking during
case Mother Nature decides to rain on
the event as it does on the training leading
your parade — literally. If your event is in
up to the race.
perhaps you’ve chosen a technical, rocky
Jeff Browning (a.k.a. Bronco Billy) has run over 70 ultra marathons since stumbling into the sport and running his first 50K in 2001, a muddy trail race in Oregon’s coastal range. His first ultra wasn’t very speedy but he finished with a big smile on his muddy face. You can follow him on his blog at www.gobroncobilly.com.
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HALF TO RUN
Bakers Dozen Series All-Stars Amber-Dawn Ingewerson and Katharine “Kali” Wilson STEPHANIE FOSTER
2013 marked the first year for the Bakers Dozen Half-Marathon Series. This unique, original NW series is comprised of half-marathons produced by a handful of dedicated race organizations throughout the region. These 13 events are local races, close to home, working with local businesses and all benefiting an array of NW non-profit organizations, including high school sports programs. Thousands raced in the first year, with some participants racing a handful of the half marathons and others racking up more than half a dozen races. Series points were based on a combination of races entered and performances. The more races each participant completed, the greater their chances to win one of twenty-five 2014 Bakers Dozen Passports. These Passports give the winners free entry into the same 2013 Series races during the 2014 season. Twelve Passports were awarded to Top Performers and 13 were awarded to winners of a random drawing. Out of all those who participated in the series, only two women did as many races as possible – one dozen half marathons, with the next closest racer completing an also impressive nine races. We
LEFT: Amber-Dawn Ingwerson of St. Helens, OR has a busy year ahead with 18 half marathons and two full marathons on the schedule for 2014. PHOTO: BRIAN PENROSE / FINISHSHOTS.COM
RIGHT: West Linn’s Kali Wilson reports that she mainly runs by herself but is currently looking for company as she strives to stay healthy — her main motivator for putting in the miles. PHOTO: BRIAN PENROSE / FINISHSHOTS.COM
caught up with these two women who ran a dozen half marathons. Amber-Dawn Ingwerson and Katharine “Kali” Wilson shared what motivated them to go for a full dozen in one season and what
She has 18 half marathons scheduled for 2014, plus 2 marathons! As the 2014 race season kicks into gear, and the Bakers Dozen
helped them “along the course” to see it through from the Heart
Half-Marathon Series races are up and running for a second season,
Breaker Half in February to Sunriver Half for a Cause in September.
we wish Amber-Dawn and Kali another successful running season.
Kali Wilson, 46, from West Linn, OR has been running for about 16
And to all those challenging to run all 13 Bakers Dozen races in 2014
years. She averages 10-15 miles per week, mainly running by herself,
– we wish you much success and we’ll see you at the finish lines!
but she’s looking for a group to run with for the longer runs. For
And be sure to check your Series standing at athlinks.com. •
Kali, the best thing about doing 12 half marathons in a year is the sense of accomplishment and “being done!” She enjoys seeing all
Kali finds that signing up for races helps to keep her motivated, especially when on the long runs by herself, and she finds running to be “a mind-clearing, meditative experience”. Her goals for 2014: She hasn’t decided if she will do all of the Bakers Dozen races, but she’d like to do every one. Above all, her goal is to stay healthy! Amber-Dawn Ingwerson, 33, from St. Helens, OR has been running since middle school track. She transitioned to road races when she was 27 while living in Okinawa, Japan. She feels fortunate that she lived in a community surrounded by women who were on fire for competition and fitness. There she ran her first 5K, over time working up to her first full marathon a few weeks before she moved back to the US. She remembers hitting mile 18 and crying, thinking “I’m really doing this! I’m going to complete a marathon.” Amber-Dawn feels that the best thing about doing the 12 half marathons in 2013 was the reactions and enthusiasm of the people she inspired by sharing her experiences. Her mom started running because of it and many friends asked her how they could start or improve their running. Goals for 2014 include running a PR in every half that she will run in which she also ran last year.
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2014 Bakers Dozen Half-Marathon Series Races:
those running their first to those running their twentieth time.
the different people who are out there doing half marathons – from
HEARTBREAKER HALF Feb 16 - Hillsboro, OR WHIDBEY ISLAND April 13 - Whidbey Island, WA HOP HOP HALF April 19 - Portland, OR CAPITAL CITY May 18 - Olympia, WA, TONKIN FOR THE LOVE OF SCHOOLS June 1 - Wilsonville, OR VANCOUVER USA June 15 - Vancouver, WA PACIFIC CREST June 28 - Sunriver, OR
FUELED BY FINE WINE July 13 - Dundee, OR STUMPTOWN MULTISPORT July 26 - Blue Lake Park LACAMAS LAKE July 27 - Camas, WA SUNRIVER HALF FOR A CAUSE August 31 - Sunriver, OR BLACK DIAMOND September 14 - Enumclaw, WA CHAMPOEG September 21 - St Paul, OR
Make a Change! Five Paths to Avoid Running Burnout SCOTT LOMMERS
I love running. Until I hate it. I’m not describing the momentary loss of drive that occurs during especially tough patches of a workout. Those moments are quickly washed away in euphoria upon completion of the run. I’m writing about the dread that hits when just thinking about running, the anguished thoughts on lack of progress, and the simple but dangerous question, “why am I doing this?” You know the feeling. Don’t try to deny it. If you’ve been running for any significant period of time, you’ve hit a patch where you hate running. But why? Well, running is a physically difficult, repetitive, mentally challenging, often downright brain-numbing activity. It also really, really hurts. That’s why we all hate running every once in a while and that hate usually manifests in the form of burnout. Running burnout is a simple sounding malady that covers a huge swath of mainly mental and emotional issues, with physical problems making an occasional guest appearance. Anytime you’re suffering from burnout, you’re also going to suffer from well meaning but oh-so-painful get well soon advice. “No pain, no gain,” “run yourself into a good mood,” and of course, “if running was easy, everyone would do it” are just a few of the many vocal elixirs you’ll hear. This type of “helpful” advice is rarely helpful, but don’t be afraid to question yourself. Why do you run? Serious soul searching will usually remind you of all the positives that running can bring. Then you can move toward fixing the problem. So how does a runner get past an episode of burnout, or even better, never get it in the first place? The simple answer is change:
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change one thing and change everything. Burnout from running most often hits in direct response to the tedium and physical stress of regular running training. The only way to fight that tedium and physical punishment is to change up the whole plan.
Overtraining / Injuries This is a big one. Runners, on the whole, like to push it. They don’t like to take breaks. They often overdo the training. Don’t fall into that trap. Crosstrain to improve your running - Want to become a faster runner? You need to run more. Swim training will not make you a faster runner. Bike training will not make you a faster runner. Pickleball training will not make you a faster runner. On the other hand, running seven days a week and getting injured on a regular basis also will not make you a better runner. Find the middle ground. Cross training in sports such as swimming and biking work many of the same muscle groups needed for running but are non-weight bearing and provide a nice break for a tired body. As for pickleball, any sport that works the cardiovascular system is time well spent. Lose the GPS - File this under the heading of “change.” Right around 98% of all marathon and half marathon workout plans are ridiculously exact on mileage and pace. For many plans, it’s not enough to run “around” five miles or “about” at eight minute pace. This leads many athletes to a thought process where if you’re not stealing a glance at your GPS watch or phone app every 90 seconds, than you’re clearly not training properly. The tight chain connecting your running self-worth and your watch can lead to burnout, especially when you have trouble hitting your marks. Give yourself a break once in a while. Set a day every week and leave your watch at home. Better yet, take
Grab a Goal Set two reasonable goals: one within three months and one within a year. Then let the goals work for you, not against you. Sign up for a race - Running endless miles can drain a person mentally. So it’s not a surprise that running for hours on end with no specific goal can make you feel a bit rudderless and lost. Face it, if you’re a serious runner, you like to accomplish things. It’s a personality trait that runners share. Go ahead and feed that trait. Find a race and sign up for it. Don’t just find a date and think about running it. Get out the credit card and pay for it - make a solid commitment. An upcoming race date on the calendar is a great motivator. Lose the schedule - If you’re following a training program, this is not a suggestion to abandon it. Rather, take a week off from the scheduled workouts and replace the workouts with something more enjoyable. It will not torpedo your training. It may very well do the opposite and reenergize it.
Lack of Sleep / Rest Of the five paths we’re exploring in our quest to avoid burnout, OPPOSITE PAGE, LEFT: If you normally run with music, leave the headphones at home and listen to the world around you. If you never listen to music while running, give it a try. PHOTO: © 2011 Evan Pilchik Photography OPPOSITE PAGE, RIGHT: If you log most of your miles on the pavement, perhaps it’s time to hit the trail (or vice versa). The vast trail networks and abundance of fabulous trail races in the Northwest can bring a great amount of joy to any runner’s soul. PHOTO: Glenn Tachiyama Photography ABOVE: Running, and even participating in races, with a group can be a great strategy to employ to avoid running burnout. PHOTO: Glenn Tachiyama Photography
your dog with you on your run and stop to smell the flowers…and the fire hydrants.
this one is the most abused and yet easiest to fix. Get at least eight hours of sleep - Everyone is busy and it’s not a simple thing to give up those prime waking hours. It’s not easy, but it’s necessary. A lack of sleep affects concentration and willpower. It can also negatively affect runners physically, causing muscle soreness and weakness, while severe lack of sleep can contribute to minor illnesses. Tiredness can accumulate over days and weeks and one ten hour night won’t make up for multiple short nights. Lack of sleep will send you back early from a long run nearly every single time. Set a bedtime and stick to it. One solid week of sleep and you will see the results in your running. Take a break - Let’s face it, runners can be a bit obsessive about
You’re bored and it shows.
their workouts. Most would have to be in a hospital bed before they
Hit the trails - Asphalt is evil and leads directly to burnout. OK,
miss out on a scheduled workout. It doesn’t need to be that way.
maybe that’s a bit of a leap, but there’s no denying that the monoto-
You can miss a few workouts with absolutely no negative effects.
nous and unbending surface can stress both the body and the spirit.
Competition / Racing
Don’t be afraid to get off the roads and onto the trails whenever possible. The soft running surface, uneven slopes and elevation changes will improve your running and your disposition. Mix up the playlist…or lose it - This one can go either way. Remember, change is the easiest way to combat burnout. If you normally run with music, leave the headphones at home and listen to the world around you. If you never listen to music while running, give it a try. It can make a long run go by much more quickly and can drive tempo during speed work. Along those same lines, if you’ve been listening to “Eye of the Tiger” for the last 30 years, please, please, do your ears a favor and buy some new music. Change up that playlist regularly; you’ll thank me later. Run with a friend or group - If you normally run solo, training with a friend or a running group can bring a number of positives, one of which might include breaking out of a bad case of running burnout. First, it covers our key topic of change. Second, having a running partner can inspire more consistent, thorough workouts. It’s much more difficult to get discouraged and cut workouts short when others are suffering alongside you. When it comes to running, misery truly loves company.
Moderation in all things Back up and take the wide-angle view - It’s easy to get locked in on personal best times or qualifying for a big race such as the Boston Marathon. It’s fine to have such things as goals, just don’t let those things become the only reason you run. Run for good health. Run for friendship. Run for charity. Run for the love of the sport. Then, go ahead and set a PR while you’re at it. Challenge yourself - It’s well and good to want to challenge both friends and foes, but don’t let it become your overriding reason for running. Focus on self-improvement. Beating a 5k time you ran twenty years ago is truly a momentous occasion. Beating a random rival on the course is a bit more nebulous. It’s nice perhaps, but continuous improvement of your own running skills will lead naturally to victories over many challengers. Make a change. If you’re feeling burned out from running, definitely make a change. But you don’t have to wait until burnout strikes. Mix up your routine now. It might just be the best change you ever make. •
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Spring Shoe Guide With spring running finally arriving, lacing up to take advantage of thawing temperatures opens up opportunities for longer distances, big races, and an end to winter’s treadmill routine. With these perks of the season in mind, shoe companies have put forth new-look designs and revisions of their best models. Our rundown of the best Spring 2014 shoes features newcomers and new versions of cornerstone models. Below are our picks for the crop of the season — a variety of minimalist, stability, and cushioned models that will help runners of all stripes make the most of their running this spring.
Zoom Structure 17
Category: Stability Weight: Men’S 11 oz. | WoMen’S 9 oz. PriCe: $115 WWW.nikerunning.CoM
The latest Zoom Structure 17 provides subtle improvements over last year’s model, boasting Flywire technology in the arch which adapts to foot movement and provides a snug, supportive fit. A moderate stability shoe, the Structure 17 offers a smooth ride with a wedged midsole, adaptive crash pad for smooth foot transition, and a bright, reflective upper—a new aesthetic in many Nike models aimed at promoting low-light visibility. The Zoom Structure 17 provides slight alterations to its previous model throughout, casting an overall likable and familiar running experience.
Hoka One One conqueSt
Category: Stability Weight: Men’S 11.8 oz. | WoMen’S 9.6 oz. PriCe: $170 WWW.hokaoneone.CoM
The Conquest is a hyper-cushioned shoe, eschewing the minimalist trend completely through a 29 millimeter heel stack height and ample cushioning throughout the midsole and forefoot. Boasting a rockered design, the Conquest is designed to keep feet secure and comfortable on uneven and technical surfaces. The Conquest’s upper is lightweight and breathable, keeping the shoe’s weight down despite the ample underfoot cushioning. This shoe is set to make waves this Spring, boosting Hoka One One’s profile in a market not accustomed to mega-cushioned running shoes.
Mizuno wave paradox
Category: SuPPort Weight: Men’S 10.6 oz. | WoMen’S 9.6 oz. PriCe: $135 WWW.MizunouSa.CoM
The Mizuno Wave Paradox is an overpronator’s dream, featuring heavy-duty stability in a slim, lightweight frame. The Wave Paradox is 30% lighter than its predecessor, the AP+. As an “extra support” model, the Wave Paradox provides all the creature comforts stability runners expect from the brand, but does so within a lightweight frame with a comfortable upper. SPRING 2014
VALUE SPRING 2014
Category: Stability Weight: Men’S 11.8 oz. | WoMen’S 8.9 oz. PriCe: $160 WWW.aSiCS.CoM
Category: Stability Weight: Men’S 10 oz. | WoMen’S 8.6 oz. PriCe: $120 WWW.SauCony.CoM
The Asics GEL-Kayano 20 maintains the support and cushioning that has made it a favorite trainer as it reaches its 20th anniversary. The most notable update is a new strategically positioned thin overlay on the upper from the midsole to forefront which enhances stability, feel and overall fit. The women’s version now includes a gender-specific higher midsole height and greater cushioning. The GEL-Kayano 20 continues to offer the stability and cushioning in a high mileage trainer while still delivering a comfortable ride.
The Guide 7 marks the latest iteration of Saucony’s award-winning guidance shoe. Boasting slight modifications from its previous incarnation, the Guide 7 now features PowerGrid upper—a first for the model—which boasts stronger and more resilient foam. Additionally, the latest Guide includes a redesigned midfoot shank, a broader forefoot platform, and more flexibility via deeper forefoot grooves. The Guide 7 weighs the same as its forbearer, leading to a shoe which is all about small improvements over radical redesigns.
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Category: CuShioning Weight: Men’S 8.7 oz. | WoMen’S 7.3 oz. PriCe: $100 WWW.brookSrunning.CoM
The PureFlow 3 sports a fresh new look and the first full update of both the upper and sole unit since its first launch. The shoe is still the softest model in the collection, and remains true to the philosophies that make it a PureProject Shoe. This newest itineration has increased the IDEAL heel bevel providing a 360 degree point of contact. Repositioning of the Toeflex to include the first two toes, not just the big one, promises increased power through toe-off along with greater independence. Finally the Nav Band has changed materials from fabric to silicon, and has been integrated into the midsole on the medial side. These changes hope to bring about a more consistent conformable fit to the mid foot of the shoe.
VALUE SPRING 2014
Under Armour Speedform
Category: neutral Weight: Men’S 8.5 oz. | WoMen’S 6.8 oz. PriCe: $110 SPRING 2014 WWW.neWbalanCe.CoM
Category: lightWeight Weight: Men’S 6 oz. | WoMen’S 5.2 oz. PriCe: $99 WWW.underarMour.CoM
The 890v4 is the heralded new version of the standard New Balance staple, providing a seamless upper, redesigned EVA and blown-rubber outsole, and an overall foot feel that mirrors the comfort and performance of its predecessors—all in a model which is an ounce lighter than ever. The REVlite midsole and no-sew upper create a performance-minded shoe with a slim profile and cushioning in all the right places.
The Speedform is a new shoe from Under Armour, a resurgent brand in the running shoe world. The shoe boasts a snug and contoured fit throughout the heel cup and midfoot while still providing ample toe room. With a 6mm drop and a moderately-cushioned platform throughout the midsole, this lightweight shoe is sure to make a splash this Spring for a brand looking to re-enter the market in a big way.
Supernova Glide BooSt
Category: neutral Weight: Men’S 10.4 oz. | WoMen’S 8.8 oz. PriCe: $130 WWW.adidaS.CoM
Branching off the success of the Energy Boost, the Supernova Glide Boost is set to be the next shoe to make use of adidas’ new-look sole foam. This marks the first use of the innovative EVA compound foam within a midrange, neutral-profile shoe for the company. The result is a shoe with just enough spring in a lightweight package that is sure to entertain the neutral-shoe enthusiast.
Newton diStance elite
Category: lightWeight Weight: Men’S 7.2 oz. | WoMen’S 6.2 oz. PriCe: $155 WWW.neWtonrunning.CoM
The Newton Distance Elite is the company’s first lightweight shoe, pairing Newton’s characteristic forefoot lugs with a lighter, slimmer shoe. The lugs, along with the shoes’ midsole and upper, are slimmer than in other models. This provides a more gradual entry into the company’s unique design for runners looking to dip a toe in the water, or a lighter frame for those already familiar with Newton’s designs. Testers loved the lighter shoe and the smaller lugs, finding them to provide just the right amount of spring without getting in the way.
Skechers SPRING 2014
Gorun Speed 2
Category: lightWeight Weight: Men’S 6.8 oz | WoMen’S 5.8 oz. PriCe: $110 WWW.SkeCherSPerforManCe.CoM
em road n1
Category: lightWeight Weight: Men’S 8 oz. | WoMen’S 7 oz. PriCe: $120 SPRING 2014 WWW.PearlizuMi.CoM
The Pearl Izumi E:Motion Road N1 continues to please wear-testers with its low-profile design, responsive ride, and fluidity at footstrike. The E:Motion technology allows this model to be used by a variety of runners. Everyone from the elite athlete looking for a daily trainer to the Clydesdale SPRING 2014 runner needing marathon cushioning, this model can fit the bill across the board. While not as light as many shoes in today’s performance category, the PI Road N1 makes up for its more substantial weight by providing a simplistic outsole, extremely comfortable upper, and an inherent suppleness not found in many competitors.
The Skechers GOrun Speed 2 is an update to last year’s breakout racing shoe, packing many of the same features and foot-feel of the original. This year’s model, however, is lighter and feels slightly less cushioned in the forefoot with a more pronounced rockered heel. Sporting a lightweight upper and unique pod-based outsole, the GOrun Speed 2 is a solid reboot of a dependable racing shoe.
fluid 3 fulcrum
Category: neutral Weight: Men’S 9.6 oz. | WoMen’S 8.4 oz. PriCe: $125 WWW.karhu.CoM
The Karhu Fluid 3 Fulcrum is an efficient everyday shoe for neutral runners looking for a lightweight, responsive shoe with a touch of cushion. The sole unit features a slight lever in the midsole, encouraging a faster heel-to-toe transition for more efficient running. During testing, the Fluid 3 performed well in a variety of conditions and workouts, everything from long trail runs to track sessions and tempo runs on the road.
THE AUTHOR Brian O’Connor is the managing editor of runningshoesguru.com (a leading running shoe review website) and an avid runner. When not looking for new trails and uncharted paths in the New York City area, he is responsible for coordinating the website’s reviews and content along with a staff of seasoned runners and writers.
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Destination: Bellingham, Washington A Gem in the Pacific Northwest SHANNAH WERNER
The Pacific Northwest is a Mecca for beautiful destinations offering incredible outdoor sports combined with culture, wine, beer, food and amazing views and Bellingham, Washington is right up there with the best of them. “Bellingham is tightly connected to the outdoors both physically and culturally,” said Annette Bagley, Director of Marketing for Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism. “The city hugs the shore of Bellingham Bay on the west, Lake Whatcom on the east, and Lakes Padden and Samish on the south. To the north is wide-open farmland criss-crossed by miles of quiet two-lane roads. The valley is watched over by snow-capped Mt. Baker and the National Forest.” Such diverse terrain draws tourists interested in all facets of outdoor activity in a beautiful setting. “Bellingham and surrounding Whatcom County offer amazing public access to recreation,” said Todd Elsworth, Executive Director of Recreation Northwest. “We have it all from the mountains to the sea. Within Bellingham city limits, we have an excellent network of greenways that connects our parks and the trails within.” Elsworth’s group puts on the PeaceHealth Bellingham Traverse, offering the quintessential Bellingham active experience in one sporting event. Starting with a 5.5-mile run on the local greenways, participants follow that with a 6-mile mountain bike ride, an 18-mile road bike ride, a 3.4-mile trail run and a 3.6-mile paddle. The conclusion of the Traverse features a .65-mile team trek (all team members complete this) to the Boundary Bay Finish Line and Bellingham Block Party. “The Bellingham Traverse is our signature event,” said Elsworth. “Founded in 2002, it is a multi-sport race that celebrates the life-cycle of wild salmon, demonstrating the natural and urban challenges that fish face in their journey. It is a community event with
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nearly 200 teams.” In addition to the adult version of the Traverse taking place on September 20, 2014, there is also a Kids’ Traverse occurring June 29, 2014 and includes running, biking, an obstacle course and a team trek. Another multi-sport event in the Bellingham and surrounding Whatcom County area is the Ski to Sea race on May 25, 2014. Steeped in history, the Ski to Sea originally started as the Mt. Baker Marathon in 1911 and is now one of the longest running multi-sport relay adventures in the country according to Mel Monkelis, Executive Director of Whatcom Events. “In the late 1960’s, Bellingham locals wanted to bring back the early marathon, hence the Ski to Sea adventure-relay race was born, with its first race being run in 1973,” said Monkelis, whose company puts on the Ski to Sea. “It’s been a success for the region since then, generating approximately 1.2 million dollars into the local economy each year. In 1973, the Ski to Sea had three sports, and only 25 teams. Today, we sell out each year with 500 teams that includes 4,000 racers, on a course that covers over 90 miles, and includes seven different sports. “ Participants compete in teams with relay legs of cross-country skiing, downhill skiing/snowboarding, running, road biking, canoeing, mountain biking and kayaking. Monkelis’s group also puts on the Muds to Suds (August 16-17, 2014) and the Tour de Whatcom (July 26, 2014). The Muds to Suds race is a 5K featuring 10 mud pits and more than 20 obstacles. The Tour de Whatcom includes bike rides of 25 miles for families to endurance rides of 50 miles and 105 miles. If the multi-sport challenge is a little too much to do in one visit, the Bellingham Bay Marathon, Half-Marathon and 5K is a popular event. Taking place on September 28, 2014, the Marathon is a Boston Marathon qualifier.
“Our race courses provide participants with views of Bellingham Bay and Mt. Baker,” said Event Director Ben Twigg. “And with each finishing at Depot Market Square, all of our participants and fans get to enjoy the sites and amenities of downtown. We are proud to offer an event that drew approximately 2,200 non-residents into Bellingham (not to mention their friends/family) last year.” The Bellingham Bay Marathon is a fundraiser for the Whatcom
OPPOSITE PAGE, LEFT: The success of the Bellingham Traverse, which started more than a dozen years ago, has now expanded to include events in Winthrop, Olympia and North Bend, WA. PHOTO: Pat Kennedy THIS PAGE, LEFT: Ski to Sea originally started as the Mt. Baker Marathon dating back to 1911 and is now one of the longest running multi-sport relay adventures in the country. PHOTO: Jon Brunk Photography ABOVE: Funky names aside, the 22-year-old Chuckanut 50K is one of the country’s most well-known ultra marathons. Many runners make the pilgrimage each year to Bellingham to take part in this classic March race, which starts and finishes on the Interurban Trail that links the Fairhaven section of Bellingham with Larrabee State Park to the south. PHOTO: Glenn Tachiyama Photography
Football Club and the Bellingham Bay Swim Team, and both youth organizations provide the majority of the volunteers for the event.
of the Canadian border and about 52 miles south of Vancouver, B.C.
“We offer finish area festivities (food, beer garden, live music,
Climate for the region depends on proximity to Mt. Baker. At sea level,
etc.) for participants, fans, and community members,” said Twigg.
the temperatures are more moderate but cooler average temperatures
“The Lakeway Inn hosts our race expo and a pre-race dinner the day
and snow are found as the altitude increases closer to Mt. Baker.
before the event.” Ultra-distance runners from across the country flock to Belling-
Accommodations in and around Bellingham include hotels, motels, camping, resorts, and bed and breakfasts. Restaurants feature fresh
ham for the annual Chuckanut 50K, which takes place in March
Pacific Northwest cuisine as well as fresh flavors from other parts of
each year. Other sporting events worth trying in Bellingham are the
the world. Local wineries and breweries quench thirsts after a long
Festival 542 and the Chuckanut Century Bike Ride.
day of playing, exploring and enjoying all the area has to offer. •
Taking place on September 14, 2014, the Chuckanut Century Bike Ride offers ride options for all levels of cyclists. From 25 miles up to 124 miles, cyclists will get to experience the best of Whatcom County scenery on their fully supported ride. Festival 542 features a 24.5-mile ride up an elevation of 4,300 feet on the scenic Mt. Baker Highway 542 from the tiny community
More Events & Important Links: City of Bellingham: www.cob.org
of Glacier to the road’s terminus at Artist Point. Riders may then
Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism: www.bellingham.org
choose to complete the loop back down for 50 miles, or ride up and
Ski to Sea: www.skitosea.org
down again to make 100 miles.
Muds to Suds: www.mudstosuds.com
For visitors who don’t feel like actually signing up to participate in an event, but would rather run, bike, hike or kayak casually, opportunities are endless to take in the cultural offerings of Bellingham
Tour de Whatcom: www.tourdewhatcom.com Bellingham Bay Marathon: www.bellinghambaymarathon.org
and the rest of Whatcom County. The Bellingham Scottish Highland
Chuckanut 50K: www.chuckanut50krace.com
Games and the Lummi Stommish Water Festival in June highlight the
Chuckanut Century: www.chuckanutcentury.org
diversity of the area and offer spectating enjoyment for the whole
Festival 542: www.norka.us/content/festival_542/festival_542.asp
family. Arts and crafts festivals, musical performances, a fruit harvest
VacationLand RV Bellingham KIDS Traverse: www.bellinghamkidstraverse.com
festival and the Drayton Harbor Days are just a few of the many attractions that draw tourists from Europe, the US, and Canada.
Bellingham Traverse: www.bellinghamtraverse.com
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Event Calendar RUNS/WALKS GRASS LAWN PARK 5K WARMUP SERIES; 1.5mW, 5K; Grass Lawn Pk, Redmond, WA; www.redmond.gov/races 4/3 FIT RIGHT 1ST THURSDAY URBAN ADVENTURE RUN; Scavenger Hunt Run; Fit Right, Portland, OR; www.fitrightnw.com 4/5 THE SLIME RUN 5K, Mud/Obstacle; Remlinger Farms, Carnation, WA; www.theslimerun.com 4/6 BRIDGE TO BREWS 10K AND 8K RUN/WALK 8K, 10KR/W; Lilis-Albina Park, Portland, OR; www.terrapinevents.com > 4/6 HORSE BUTTE 10 MILER; 10m; Trails SE of Bend, Bend, OR; www.superfitproductions.com 4/9 GRASS LAWN PARK 5K WARMUP SERIES; 1.5mW, 5K; Grass Lawn Pk, Redmond, WA; www.redmond.gov/races 4/12 NOT THAT TAXING 5K & 10K; 5K, 10K; Soap Lake, WA; www.ulbfit.com 4/12 PEAR BLOSSOM RUN; 5K, 10m; Medford City Hall, Medford, OR; www.pearblossomrun.com > 4/13 ALBERTINA KERR’S RACE FOR THE ROSES HALF MARATHON, 10K AND 5K RACES; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Oregon Conv Ctr, Portland, OR; www.race4theroses.org > 4/13 WHIDBEY ISLAND 1K, 5K, 10K; 1K, 5K, 10K; Oak Harbor, WA; www.whidbeyislandmarathon.com > 4/16 GRASS LAWN PARK 5K WARMUP SERIES; 1.5mW, 5K; Grass Lawn Pk, Redmond, WA; www.redmond.gov/races 4/19 FUN WITH THE FUZZ 5K 5K; Bellingham, WA; www.funwiththefuzz.com 4/19 DIRTY DOZEN 5K ADVENTURE CHALLENGE; 5K; Albany Motorsports Pk, Albany, OR; www.runwildadventures.com 4/19 SCRAMBLED EGG 5K; 5K; Redmond City Hall Campus, Redmond, WA; www.redmond.gov/races 4/19 WENATCHEE MARATHON, HALF-MARATHON, 10K; 10K, 13.1m, 26.2m; Stanley Civic Ctr, Wenatchee, WA; teddriven.com/wenatchee-marathon 4/23 GRASS LAWN PARK 5K WARMUP SERIES; 1.5mW, 5K; Grass Lawn Pk, Redmond, WA; www.redmond.gov/races 4/26 TROUT LAKE RUN/WALK: 1/2 MARATHON, 10K, 5K; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Trout Lk School, Trout Lake, WA; www.troutlakerun.blogspot.com 4/27 HEROES HALF; Kids, 10K, 13.1m; Port Gardner Landing, Everett, WA; www.heroeshalf.com 4/27 ICE BREAKER ROAD RACE; 1m, 3m, 5m; Great Falls, MT; www.icebreakergf.com > 4/30 GRASS LAWN PARK 5K WARMUP SERIES; 1.5mW, 5K; Grass Lawn Pk, Redmond, WA; www.redmond.gov/races 4/2
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FIT RIGHT 1ST THURSDAY URBAN ADVENTURE RUN; Scavenger Hunt Run; Fit Right, Portland, OR; www.fitrightnw.com 5/3 SALMON RUN; Kids, 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Riverbend Pk, Bend, OR; www.runsalmonrun.com 5/3 WATER’S EDGE DUATHLON, HALF MARATHON, 10K; 10K, 13.1m, Sprint Du; The Dalles, OR; www.watersedgefitnessfestival.com 5/3 WILLAMETTE MISSION TRAIL CHALLENGE 5K/10K TRAIL RUNS; 5K, 10K; Willamette Mission St Pk, Salem, OR; www.runwildadventures.com 5/4 CINCO DE MAYO HALF MARATHON / 10K / 5K RUN AND WALK Kids, 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Pioneer Courthouse Sq, Portland, OR; www.terrapinevents.com > 5/4 AVENUE OF THE GIANTS 10K; 10K; Fortuna, Avenue of the Giants, CA; www.theave.org > 5/4 LILAC BLOOMSDAY RUN; 12K; Spokane, WA; www.bloomsdayrun.org 5/10 HIPPIE CHICK HALF & QUARTER MARATHON; 6.55m, 13.1m; Hillsboro Stadium, Hillsboro, OR; www.betterseries.com > 5/10 HORSE LAKE HALF TRAIL RUNS; 5m, 13.1m; Horse Lk Reserve, Wenatchee, WA; www.runwenatchee.com 5/10 RETURN TO THE LAKE 10K! 38TH ANNUAL LAKE RUN; Kids, 5K, 10K; Millennium Pk Plaza, Lake Oswego, OR; www.lowomensclub.org/lakerun 5/10 SCOTT COUGAR MOUNTAIN TRAIL RUN SERIES - 5 & 10 MILE; 5m, 10m; Newcastle, WA; www.nwtrailruns.com 5/11 RUN LIKE A MOTHER 5K; 5K; Liberty HS, Hillsboro, OR; www.runlikeamotherrace.com > 5/17 THE SLIME RUN 5K, Mud/Obstacle; Portland, Int’l Raceway, Portland, OR; www.theslimerun.com 5/17 BANKS LINEAR TRAIL BRAVE RUN; 5K, 10K; Banks HS, Banks, OR; banksbraverun.blogspot.com/p/about-event.html 5/17 DU IT FOR THE GIRLS SPRINT DUATHLON AND OPEN 5K; 5K, Sprint Du; Soap Lake, WA; www.ulbfit.com 5/17 YMCA FAMOUS IDAHO POTATO MARATHON - 5K & 10K; 5K, 10K, 13.1m, 26.2m; Ann Morrison Pk Finish, Boise, ID; www.ymcatvidaho.org/programs/races 5/18 CAPITAL CITY 5 MILER; Kids, 5.2m; Olympia, WA; www.capitalcitymarathon.org > 5/24 GREEN ANGEL RACE; 1m Kids, 3m, 6m, 8m, 10m, 12m, 13.1m; Amboy Mddl Schl, Amboy, WA; www.greenangelrace.com 5/24 SPRING FESTIVAL 5K RUN AND 10K RUN/WALK; 5K, 10K; Moses Lk Aquatic Ctr, Moses Lake, WA; www.buduracing.com/events_detail.php?e=1053 5/25 COEUR D’ALENE MARATHON; 5K, 13.1m, 26.2m; Coeur d’Alene, ID; www.cdamarathon.com 5/1
HAPPY GIRLS RUN - BEND; Kids, 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Riverbend Pk, Bend, OR; www.happygirlsrun.com 5/25 RUM RUN - PORTLAND; Kids, 5K, 10K; Tualatin, OR; www.energyevents.com > 6/1 HEAVEN CAN WAIT 5K RUN/WALK 5K; Drake Pk, Bend, OR; www.heavencanwait.org 6/1 FIRST RESPONDER 5K RUN/WALK; 5K; Cook Park, Tigard, OR; www.firstresponder5k.com 6/1 NORTH OLYMPIC DISCOVERY MARATHON; Kids, 5K, 10K, 13.1m, 26.2m, Relay; Port Angeles, WA; www.nodm.com 6/1 TONKIN CHALLENGE; 5K, 10K; Wilsonville, OR; www.fortheloveofschools.com > 6/5 FIT RIGHT 1ST THURSDAY URBAN ADVENTURE RUN; Scavenger Hunt Run; Fit Right, Portland, OR; www.fitrightnw.com 6/7 DASH FOR A CURE 5K & 10K RUN/WALK; 5K, 10K; Blue Heron Pk, Moses Lake, WA; www.buduracing.com/events_detail.php?e=1056 6/7 HELVETIA HALF MARATHON, 10K; 10K, 13.1m; Hillsboro Stadium, Hillsboro, OR; www.betterseries.com > 6/8 RED DEVIL CHALLENGE TRAIL RUNS; 10K; Sandcreek Trailhead, Wenatchee National Forest, Cashmere, WA; www.runwenatchee.com 6/14 BOWERMAN 5K; 5K; Nike World HQ, Beaverton, OR; www.bowermanac.com > 6/14 SCOTT COUGAR MOUNTAIN TRAIL RUN SERIES - 8 & 13 MILE; 8m, 13m; Newcastle, WA; www.nwtrailruns.com 6/14 VANCOUVER USA MARATHON - FREEDOM 5K; Kids, 5K; Esther Short Pk, Vancouver, WA; www.vancouverusamarathon.com > 6/15 DASH FOR DADS; 1m, 5K; Pine Nursery, Bend, OR; www.layitoutevents.com 6/28 RACE FOR THE ANIMALS 5K, 10K; Mt Tabor Pk, Portland, OR; www.nwveg.org/race_for_animals 6/28 BIGFOOT FUN RUN 5K 10K; 5K, 10K; Yacolt, WA; www.bigfootfunrun.com 6/29 PACIFIC CREST 5K/10K RUN & WALK 5K, 10KR/W; Sunriver Village, Sunriver, OR; www.aasportsltd.com/pacificcrest > 6/29 BITE OF BEND BEER RUN; 5K; Downtown, Bend, OR; www.thebiteofbend.com/beer-run 7/3 FIT RIGHT 1ST THURSDAY URBAN ADVENTURE RUN; Scavenger Hunt Run; Fit Right, Portland, OR; www.fitrightnw.com 5/25
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7/4 FIT RIGHT FIRECRACKER 4 MILER 4m; Fort Vancouver Nat’l Historic Site, Vancouver, WA; www.fitrightnw.com > 7/4 FREEDOM 5K 5K; Heckard Field, Molalla, OR; www.molallarunningclub.com/races/freedom-5k 7/4 SPARK YOUR HEART 5K RUN/WALK 5K; Riverbend Pk, Bend, OR; www.sparkyourheartbend.com 7/4 C.A.T. WALK & FUN RUN; 5KR/W; Hillsboro, OR; www.catwalkfunrun.org > 7/4 FOOT TRAFFIC FLAT HALF & FULL MARATHON & FIRECRACKER 5K; 5K, 13.1m, 26.2m; Sauvie Island, Portland, OR; www.foottraffic.us/flat > 7/5 SPARKLER SPRINT 1MI & 5K; 1m, 5K; Soap Lake, WA; www.ulbfit.com 7/6 RED, WHITE AND BLUES 5K/10K 5K, 10K; Portland, OR; www.betterseries.com > 7/6 NEGATIVE SPLIT HALF MARATHON & 5K; 5K, 13.1m; Riverfront Pk, Spokane, WA; www.nsplit.com 7/12 SCOTT COUGAR MOUNTAIN TRAIL RUN SERIES - 10 & 20 MILE; 10m, 20m; Newcastle, WA; www.nwtrailruns.com 7/13 BE THE MATCH WALK+RUN Kids, 1K, 5K; Portland, OR; www.bethematchwalkrun.org 7/13 MISSOULA MARATHON 5K (Sat), 13.1m, 26.2m (Sun); Missoula, MT; www.missoulamarathon.org 7/19 48TH ANNUAL SEASIDE BEACH RUN AND PROM WALK Kids, 5K, 10K; Seaside, OR; www.seasidebeachrun.org 7/19 CHELANMAN MULTISPORT WEEKEND 10K, 13.1m; Lakeside Pk, Chelan, WA; www.chelanman.com 7/19 OLYMPIA LAKEFAIR RUNS; 3K, 8K, 13.1m; Heritage Park, Olympia, WA; www.ontherunevents.com/lakefair 7/19 SHORELINE RUN; 2m, 10K; Richland, WA; www.3rrr.org 7/26 RUN FOR THE BIRDS 5K/10K Kids, 5K, 10K; Sunriver Resort, Sunriver, OR; www.sunriver-resort.com > 7/26 DESCHUTES DASH - 10K; 10K; Riverbend Pk, Bend, OR; www.deschutesdash.com 7/26 MICHELOB ULTRA SEAFAIR TORCHLIGHT RUN; 5K, 8K; Seattle Ctr, Seattle, WA; www.seafair.com 7/27 EUGENE MARATHON Kids, 5K, 13.1m, 26.2m; Hayward Field, Eugene, OR; www.eugenemarathon.com 7/27 DESCHUTES DASH - 5K; 5K; Riverbend Pk, Bend, OR; www.deschutesdash.com 7/27 FIT RIGHT LACAMAS LAKE 1/2 MARATHON AND 5K; 5K, 13.1m; Camas, WA; www.fitrightnw.com > 7/27 WD-10K RUN; 10K; Kittitas Cnty Fairgrounds, Ellensburg, WA; www.buduracing.com/events_detail.php?e=1059 8/2 10TH EMPOWERMENT DAY 5K/10K FOR OVARIAN CANCER 1m, 5K, 10K; Latus Motors Harley-Davidson, Gladstone, OR; www.shocfoundation.org 8/2 HULA GIRL 5K & 10K 5K, 10K (held in conjunction with Wahine All Women’s Tri); Blue Lk Pk, Fairview, OR; www.aasportsltd.com/wahine > 8/2 LADYBUG RUN FOR CDH AWARENESS Kids, 1m, 5K, 10K; Cook Pk, Tigard, OR; www.ladybugrun.com 8/2 CRAWFISH CRAWL 5K; 5K; Tualatin Commons, Tualatin, OR; www.betterseries.com > 8/3 MLK DREAM RUN; 5K, 10K, 15K; Portland, OR; www.mlkdreamrun.org > 8/7 FIT RIGHT 1ST THURSDAY URBAN ADVENTURE RUN; Scavenger Hunt Run; Fit Right, Portland, OR; www.fitrightnw.com 8/9 STILLY FUN RUN 5K FOOTRACE 5K; River Meadows Pk, Arlington, WA; www.festivaloftheriver.com/fun%20run.htm 8/9 COSMO 7K - ALL LADIES RUN; 7K; Fort Vancouver Nat’l Historic Site, Vancouver, WA; www.energyevents.com > 8/10 BRIDGE OF THE GODS HALF MARATHON & 10K; 10K, 13.1m; Cascade Locks, OR; www.bridgeofthegodsrun.com 8/14 DESCHUTES BREWERY TWILIGHT 5K; 5K; Deschutes Brewery, Bend, OR; www.superfitproductions.com 8/16 COSMO 7K - ALL LADIES RUN; 7K; Seattle, WA; www.energyevents.com > 8/24 SEATTLE MARATHON 10K RACE; 10K; Seattle Ctr, Seattle, WA; www.seattlemarathon.org 8/30 4TH ANNUAL SUNRIVER MARATHON FOR A CAUSE 10K, 5K AND KIDS RACE 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Sunriver Resort, Sunriver, OR; www.sunrivermarathon.com > 9/4 FIT RIGHT 1ST THURSDAY URBAN ADVENTURE RUN; Scavenger Hunt Run; Fit Right, Portland, OR; www.fitrightnw.com 9/6 10TH ANNUAL WALK, ROLL ‘N’ RUN FOR UCP; 5K, 8K; RiverEast Ctr Parking Lot, Portland, OR; www.walkrollnrun.org 9/6 GATEWAY TO THE GORGE HALF & 5K; 5K, 13.1m; Troutdale, OR; www.energyevents.com > 9/6 LAKE CHELAN SHORE TO SHORE MARATHON, HALF-MARATHON AND 10K; 10K, 13.1m, 26.2m; Lk Chelan, Manson, WA; www.lakechelanmarathon.com 9/7 PINTS TO PASTA 10K ROADRACE; 10K; The Old Spaghetti Factory, Portland, OR; www.betterseries.com > 9/13 GUTS N GLORY DASH; 5K (Obstacle Race); Kennewick Fairgrnds, Kennewick, WA; www.gutsnglorydash.com > 9/13 HAPPY GIRLS RUN - FOREST GROVE; 5K, 13.1m; Hagg Lk, Forest Grove, OR; www.happygirlsrun.com 9/13 RUN WITH THE GUYS!; 5K, 13.1m; Soap Lake, WA; www.ulbfit.com
BIGFOOT 10K ROAD RACE & DIRTYFOOT 10K TRAIL RACE; Kids, 10K; Bend, OR; www.ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=21421 9/20 INDIAN SUMMER HALF-MARATHON; 5K, 13.1m; Columbia Pt Pk, Richland, WA; www.3rrr.org 9/20 PREFONTAINE MEMORIAL RUN; 5K, 10K; Coos Bay, OR; www.prefontainerun.com 9/20 RIVER RUN; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Pybus Public Market, Wenatchee, WA; www.runwenatchee.com 9/21 CHAMPOEG PARK HALF MARATHON & 5 MILER; 5m, 13.1m; Champoeg State Park, St Paul, OR; www.energyevents.com > 9/21 SUSAN G. KOMEN PORTLAND RACE FOR THE CURE; 1m, 5K, 8K; Tom McCall Waterfront Pk, Portland, OR; www.komenoregon.org > 9/21 THE ROGUE RUN - HALF MARATHON & 10K; 10K, 13.1m, Kids; Medford, OR; www.theroguerun.com 9/27 COSMO 7K - ALL LADIES RUN; 7K; Bend, OR; www.energyevents.com > 9/27 HAPPY GIRLS RUN - SPOKANE; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Spokane, WA; www.happygirlsrun.com 9/28 BELLINGHAM BAY MARATHON, HALF MARATHON & 5K; 5K, 13.1m, 26.2m; Bellingham, WA; www.bellinghambaymarathon.org 10/4 PORTLAND MARATHON KIDS FUN RUN & FESTIVAL; Kids; Portland, OR; www.portlandmarathon.org 10/5 PORTLAND MARATHON 10K FAMILY WALK; 10K; Portland, OR; www.portlandmarathon.org 10/11 DETROIT LAKE MUD RUN; 10K; Detroit Lk Rec Area, Detroit Lake, OR; www.runwildadventures.com 10/11 FALL FEST 1MI OR 5K; 1m, 5K; Soap Lake, WA; www.ulbfit.com 10/12 GIRLFRIENDS RUN FOR A CURE QUARTER & HALF MARATHON 10K, 13.1m; Northwest Personal Training, Vancouver, WA; www.nwpersonaltraining.com/subs/events/event_details.php?event_id=295 10/12 SUSAN G. KOMEN EUGENE RACE FOR THE CURE; 1m, 5K, 8K; Autzen Stadium, Eugene, OR; www.komenoregon.org 10/18 BEND ZOMBIE RUN; Scavenger Hunt Run; Bend, OR; www.bendzombierun.com 10/19 SD’S DOWN AND DIRTY HALF & 10K; 10K, 13.1m; Seventh Mountain Resort, Bend, OR; www.superfitproductions.com 10/25 GRANTS PASS HALF MARATHON; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Reinhart Volunteer Pk, Grants Pass, OR; www.roguemultisport.com 10/25 RUN2SURVIVE, ZOMBIE FEST; 5K; Vancouver, WA; www.energyevents.com > 10/26 RUN LIKE HELL! Kids, 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Pioneer Courthouse Sq, Portland, OR; www.terrapinevents.com > 11/2 HAPPY GIRLS RUN - SISTERS; 5K, 13.1m; Sisters, OR; www.happygirlsrun.com 11/8 3RD ANNUAL VETERAN’S DAY 5K & 10K; 5K, 10K; Soap Lake, WA; www.ulbfit.com 11/8 MUSTACHE DACHE - BOISE; Kids, 5K; Big Al’s, Boise, ID; www.energyevents.com > 11/9 COLUMBIA CLASSIC; 10m; Battelle Campus, Richland, WA; www.3rrr.org 11/15 MUSTACHE DACHE - PORTLAND; Kids, 5K; Big Al’s, Beaverton, OR; www.energyevents.com > 11/15 MUSTACHE DACHE - CORVALLIS; 5K; Corvallis, OR; www.mustachedache.com/corvallis 11/15 REDMOND POULTRY PREDICTOR; 4m; Farrel McWhirter Farm, Redmond, WA; www.redmond.gov/races 11/27 CENTRAL OREGON THANKSGIVING CLASSIC; 1m, 5K, 10K; Old Mill District, Bend, OR; www.deschutescountygotr.org 11/27 OREGON MID VALLEY ROAD RACE; 2.5mW, 3.75m, 5.2m; Albany, OR; www.omroadrace.org > 11/27 TOFURKY TROT; 5K; Mt Tabor Pk, Portland, OR; www.tofurky.com 11/27 TOFURKY TROT PASADENA/ROSE BOWL; 5K ; Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena, CA; www.tofurky.com 11/27 TURKEY ON THE RUN; Kids, 5K, 12K; Rotary Pk, Wenatchee, WA; www.runwenatchee.com 11/27 TURKEY TROT 5K; 5K; West Linn, OR; www.betterseries.com > 11/29 WINTER WONDERLAND OF LIGHTS RUN/WALK 2m, 4m, 6m; Portland Int’l Raceway, Portland, OR; www.aasportsltd.com/wonderland > 11/29 SEATTLE MARATHON 5K RACE; 5K; Downtown, Seattle, WA; www.seattlemarathon.org 11/30 HOT BUTTERED RUN; Kids, 5K, 12K; Esther Short Pk, Vancouver, WA; www.energyevents.com > 12/6 REINDEER RUN 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Columbia River Foursquare Church, St. Helens, OR; www.crfoursquare.com/reindeerrun.html 12/6 23RD ANNUAL BEND JINGLE BELL RUN/WALK FOR ARTHRITIS; Kids, 5K; Downtown, Bend, OR; www.bendjinglebellrun.org 12/6 SHELLBURG FALLS TRAIL RUN; 10K; Shellburg Falls Rec Area, Lyons, OR; www.runwildadventures.com 12/7 PORTLAND JINGLE BELL RUN/WALK FOR ARTHRITIS; Kids, 5K; Downtown, Portland, OR; www.portlandjinglebellrun.org 12/14 HOLIDAY HALF & 5K - PORTLAND; 5K, 13.1m; adidas North America Campus, Portland, OR; www.foottraffic.us/holiday > 12/20 YMCA CHRISTMAS RUN; Kids, 2m, 6m; Downtown YMCA/Boise HS, Boise, ID; www.ymcatvidaho.org/programs/races 12/31 THE FIRST RUN & WALK 1.5m, 5KR/W; World Trade Ctr, Downtown, Portland, OR; www.aasportsltd.com/firstrun > 9/14
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Join us for our 43rd Annual Marathon and 5th Annual HALF on 10.5.14 Sign up early–our HALF sells out in January! RELAYS MT. SI RELAY & ULTRA RUNS; 50K, 50m, Relay; Snoqualmie Elem Schl, Snoqualmie, WA; www.mtsirelay.com 5/31 TWELVE BRIDGES RELAY; 67m Relay; North Plains, OR; www.onedayrelayseries.com 6/20 WILD ROGUE RELAY; 212m, 6/12ppr Team; Jacksonville, OR; www.thewildroguerelay.com 7/18 PONDEROSA PINE RELAY; Relay; Weiser City Soccer Field, Weiser, ID; www.ponderosapinerelay.com 7/19 WILD WOMAN TRAIL MARATHON AND RELAY; 26.2m, 50K, Relay; Trout Lake, WA; www.wildwomanmarathon.com 8/1 CASCADE LAKES RELAY; 216m, 6-12ppr Team; Diamond Lk to Bend, OR; www.cascadelakesrelay.com 8/1 CASCADE LAKES WALK RELAY; 132m, 8-12ppr Team; Silver Lk to Bend, OR; www.cascadelakesrelay.com 8/15 SPOKANE TO SANDPOINT RELAY; 200m, 6-12ppr Team; Spokane, WA to Sandpoint, ID; www.spokanetosandpoint.com 8/15 SPOKANE TO SANDPOINT WALK RELAY; 139m, 12ppr Team; Spokane, WA to Sandpoint, ID; www.spokanetosandpoint.com 8/22 HOOD TO COAST RELAY; 200m, 12ppr Team; Mt Hood to Seaside, OR; www.hoodtocoast.com > 8/22 PORTLAND TO COAST HIGH SCHOOL CHALLENGE; 130m, 12 ppr Team; Portland to Seaside, OR; www.hoodtocoast.com > 8/22 PORTLAND TO COAST WALK RELAY; 127m, 12 ppr Team; Portland to Seaside, OR; www.portlandtocoastwalk.com > 9/21 GORGEOUS RELAY; 60m Relay; Wyeth to Portland, OR; www.gorgeousrelay.com 10/26 TRI-CITIES MARATHON AND MARATHON RELAY; 26.2m, Relay; Shilo Inn, Richland, WA; www.3rrr.org 4/27
HALF MARATHONS/ MARATHONS/ULTRAS YAKIMA RIVER CANYON MARATHON; 26.2m; Ellensburg to Selah, WA; www.ontherunevents.com/yrcm > 4/13 ALBERTINA KERR’S RACE FOR THE ROSES HALF MARATHON, 10K AND 5K RACES 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Oregon Conv Ctr, Portland, OR www.race4theroses.org > 4/13 CORVALLIS HALF MARATHON; 13.1m; Reser Stadium, Corvallis, OR; www.corvallishalfmarathon.com 4/13 WHIDBEY ISLAND MARATHON & HALF MARATHON; 13.1m, 26.2m; Oak Harbor, WA; www.whidbeyislandmarathon.com > 4/19 HOP HOP HALF & 5K; 5K, 13.1m; Marine Dr, Portland, OR; www.hophophalf.com > 4/19 WENATCHEE MARATHON, HALF-MARATHON, 10K; 10K, 13.1m, 26.2m; Stanley Civic Ctr, Wenatchee, WA; teddriven.com/wenatchee-marathon 4/26 TROUT LAKE RUN/WALK: 1/2 MARATHON, 10K, 5K; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Trout Lk School, Trout Lake, WA; www.troutlakerun.blogspot.com 4/27 HEROES HALF Kids, 10K, 13.1m; Port Gardner Landing, Everett, WA; www.heroeshalf.com 4/27 MT. SI RELAY & ULTRA RUNS; 50K, 50m, Relay; Snoqualmie Elem Schl, Snoqualmie, WA; www.mtsirelay.com 5/3 SALMON RUN; Kids, 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Riverbend Pk, Bend, OR; www.runsalmonrun.com 5/3 WATER’S EDGE DUATHLON, HALF MARATHON, 10K; 10K, 13.1m, Sprint Du; The Dalles, OR; www.watersedgefitnessfestival.com 5/4 CINCO DE MAYO HALF MARATHON / 10K / 5K RUN & WALK Kids, 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Pioneer Courthouse Sq, Portland, OR; www.terrapinevents.com > 5/4 OC MARATHON Kids, 13.1m, 26.2m; Newport Beach, Irvine, CA; www.ocmarathon.com 4/5
AVENUE OF THE GIANTS MARATHON; 10K, 13.1m, 26.2m; Fortuna, Avenue of the Giants, CA; www.theave.org > 5/10 HIPPIE CHICK HALF & QUARTER MARATHON; 6.55m, 13.1m; Hillsboro Stadium, Hillsboro, OR; www.betterseries.com > 5/10 HORSE LAKE HALF TRAIL RUNS; 5m, 13.1m; Horse Lk Reserve, Wenatchee, WA; www.runwenatchee.com 5/17 YMCA FAMOUS IDAHO POTATO MARATHON 5K, 10K, 13.1m, 26.2m; Ann Morrison Pk Finish, Boise, ID; www.ymcatvidaho.org/programs/races 5/18 CAPITAL CITY MARATHON; 13.1m, 26.2m; Olympia, WA; www.capitalcitymarathon.org > 5/25 COEUR D’ALENE MARATHON; 5K, 13.1m, 26.2m; Coeur d’Alene, ID; www.cdamarathon.com 5/25 HAPPY GIRLS RUN - BEND; Kids, 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Riverbend Pk, Bend, OR; www.happygirlsrun.com 5/31 TIMBERLINE MARATHON & HALF MARATHON 13.1m, 26.2m; Timothy Lk, Government Camp, OR; www.roguemultisport.com 6/1 WINDERMERE MARATHON AND HALF MARATHON 13.1m, 26.2m; Spokane, WA; www.windermeremarathon.com 6/1 NORTH OLYMPIC DISCOVERY MARATHON; Kids, 5K, 10K, 13.1m, 26.2m, Relay; Port Angeles, WA; www.nodm.com 6/7 HELVETIA HALF MARATHON, 10K; 10K, 13.1m; Hillsboro Stadium, Hillsboro, OR; www.betterseries.com > 6/14 SCOTT COUGAR MOUNTAIN TRAIL RUN SERIES - 8 & 13 MILE; 8m, 13m; Newcastle, WA; www.nwtrailruns.com 6/15 VANCOUVER USA MARATHON & HALF MARATHON; 13.1m, 26.2m; Esther Short Pk, Vancouver, WA; www.vancouverusamarathon.com > 6/21 BALD PEAK HALF; 13.1m; Haggs Tree Farm, Hillsboro, OR; www.baldpeakhalf.com 5/4
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6/28 PACIFIC CREST HALF MARATHON & MARATHON 13.1m, 26.2m; Sunriver Village, Sunriver, OR; www.aasportsltd.com/pacificcrest > 7/4 FOOT TRAFFIC FLAT HALF & FULL MARATHON & FIRECRACKER 5K; 5K, 13.1m, 26.2m; Sauvie Island, Portland, OR; www.foottraffic.us/flat > 7/6 NEGATIVE SPLIT HALF MARATHON & 5K 5K, 13.1m; Riverfront Pk, Spokane, WA; www.nsplit.com 7/12 MISSOULA MARATHON 5K (Sat), 13.1m, 26.2m (Sun); Missoula, MT; www.missoulamarathon.org 7/12 SCOTT COUGAR MOUNTAIN TRAIL RUN SERIES - 10 & 20 MILE; 10m, 20m; Newcastle, WA; www.nwtrailruns.com 7/13 FUELED BY FINE WINE HALF MARATHON 13.1m; Dundee, OR; www.fueledbyfinewine.com > 7/13 SILVER RUSH 50 RUN 50m; Leadville, CO; www.leadvilleraceseries.com 7/19 CHELANMAN MULTISPORT WEEKEND 10K, 13.1m; Lakeside Pk, Chelan, WA; www.chelanman.com 7/19 OLYMPIA LAKEFAIR RUNS; 3K, 8K, 13.1m; Heritage Park, Olympia, WA; www.ontherunevents.com/lakefair 7/19 WILD WOMAN TRAIL MARATHON AND RELAY; 26.2m, 50K, Relay; Trout Lake, WA; www.wildwomanmarathon.com 7/26 STUMPTOWN HALF MARATHON 13.1m; Blue Lk Pk, Fairview, OR; www.aasportsltd.com/stumptown > 7/26 WHITE RIVER 50 MILE ENDURANCE RUN; 50m; Crystal Mtn, WA; www.whiteriver50.com 7/27 EUGENE MARATHON Kids, 5K, 13.1m, 26.2m; Hayward Field, Eugene, OR; www.eugenemarathon.com 7/27 FIT RIGHT LACAMAS LAKE 1/2 MARATHON AND 5K; 5K, 13.1m; Camas, WA; www.fitrightnw.com > 8/9 HUCKLEBERRY HALF 10K, 13.1m; Welches, OR; www.huckleberryhalf.com 8/9 HAULIN’ ASPEN; 13.1m, 26.2m; Bend, Bend, OR; www.haulinaspen.com 8/9 SCOTT COUGAR MOUNTAIN TRAIL RUN SERIES - 13 & 26 MILE; 13m, 26m; Newcastle, WA; www.nwtrailruns.com 8/10 BRIDGE OF THE GODS HALF MARATHON & 10K; 10K, 13.1m; Cascade Locks, OR; www.bridgeofthegodsrun.com 8/30 4TH ANNUAL SUNRIVER MARATHON FOR A CAUSE HALF MARATHON 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Sunriver Resort, Sunriver, OR; www.sunrivermarathon.com > 8/31 4TH ANNUAL SUNRIVER MARATHON FOR A CAUSE HALF MARATHON, MARATHON 13.1m, 26.2m; Sunriver Resort, Sunriver, OR; www.sunrivermarathon.com > 8/31 OREGON WINE COUNTRY HALF MARATHON 13.1m, Relay; Willamette Valley, OR; www.destinationraces.com/runoregon 9/6 KELOWNA WINE COUNTRY HALF MARATHON 13.1m, Relay; Kelowna, BC; www.destinationraces.com/runbc 9/6 GATEWAY TO THE GORGE HALF & 5K; 5K, 13.1m; Troutdale, OR; www.energyevents.com > 9/6 LAKE CHELAN SHORE TO SHORE MARATHON, HALF-MARATHON AND 10K; 10K, 13.1m, 26.2m; Lk Chelan, Manson, WA; www.lakechelanmarathon.com 9/13 HAPPY GIRLS RUN - FOREST GROVE; 5K, 13.1m; Hagg Lk, Forest Grove, OR; www.happygirlsrun.com 9/13 RUN WITH THE GUYS!; 5K, 13.1m; Soap Lake, WA; www.ulbfit.com 9/14 BLACK DIAMOND HALF MARATHON 13.1m; Nolte St Pk, Enumclaw, WA; www.aasportsltd.com/blackdiamond > 9/20 COLUMBIA RIVER POWER MARATHON & ULTRA; 8K, 13,1m, 26.2m, 50K; Umatilla, OR; www.columbiarivermarathon.com 9/20 INDIAN SUMMER HALF-MARATHON; 5K, 13.1m; Columbia Pt Pk, Richland, WA; www.3rrr.org 9/20 RIVER RUN; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Pybus Public Market, Wenatchee, WA; www.runwenatchee.com 9/20 SOUTH SANTIAM HALF MARATHON; 13.1m; Lebanon, OR; www.runwildadventures.com 9/21 CHAMPOEG PARK HALF MARATHON & 5 MILER; 5m, 13.1m; Champoeg State Park, St Paul, OR; www.energyevents.com > 9/21 FLAGLINE 50K; 50K; Mt Bachelor, Bend, OR; www.flaglinetrailfest.com 9/21 HIGH ALPINE HALF; 13.1m; Mt Bachelor, Bend, OR; www.flaglinetrailfest.com 9/21 THE ROGUE RUN - HALF MARATHON & 10K; 10K, 13.1m, Kids; Medford, OR; www.theroguerun.com 9/27 HAPPY GIRLS RUN - SPOKANE; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Spokane, WA; www.happygirlsrun.com 9/27 QUILCENE HALF-MARATHON, 10K AND 5K RUNS; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Quilcene, WA; www.quilcenehalfmarathon.com >
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BELLINGHAM BAY MARATHON, HALF MARATHON & 5K; 5K, 13.1m, 26.2m; Bellingham, WA; www.bellinghambaymarathon.org 10/4 LEAVENWORTH OKTOBERFEST MARATHON AND HALF-MARATHON; 13.1m, 26.2m; U.S. Fish Hatchery, Leavenworth, WA; teddriven.com/events/2013-leavenworth-marathon 10/5 PORTLAND MARATHON & HALF MARATHON 13.1, 26.2m; Portland, OR; www.portlandmarathon.org 10/12 GIRLFRIENDS RUN FOR A CURE QUARTER & HALF MARATHON 10K, 13.1m; Northwest Personal Training, Vancouver, WA; www.nwpersonaltraining.com/subs/events/event_details.php?event_id=295 10/12 2014 SPOKANE MARATHON 10K, 13.1m, 26.2m; Spokane, WA; www.spokanemarathon.us 10/12 WALLA WALLA MARATHON; Kids, 10K, 13.1m, 26.2m; Walla Walla, WA; www.wwmultisports.com > 10/18 RUNAWAY PUMPKIN HALF MARATHON 13.1m; Cheadle Lk Pk, Lebanon, OR; www.runawaypumpkinhalf.org 10/19 SD’S DOWN AND DIRTY HALF & 10K; 10K, 13.1m; Seventh Mountain Resort, Bend, OR; www.superfitproductions.com 10/25 GRANTS PASS HALF MARATHON 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Reinhart Volunteer Pk, Grants Pass, OR; www.roguemultisport.com 10/26 RUN LIKE HELL! Kids, 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Pioneer Courthouse Sq, Portland, OR; www.terrapinevents.com > 10/26 COLUMBIA GORGE MARATHON AND HALF MARATHON; 13.1m, 26.2m; Hood River, OR; www.breakawaypromotions.com 10/26 TRI-CITIES MARATHON AND MARATHON RELAY; 26.2m, Relay; Shilo Inn, Richland, WA; www.3rrr.org 11/1 SILVER FALLS TRAIL 50K ULTRA, MARATHON AND 7MI; 7m, 26.2m, 50K; Silver Falls St Pk, Silverton, OR; www.silverfallsmarathon.com 11/1 ZEITGEIST HALF MARATHON; 13.1m; Optimist Football Pk, Boise, ID; www.zhalfmarathon.com > 11/2 HAPPY GIRLS RUN - SISTERS; 5K, 13.1m; Sisters, OR; www.happygirlsrun.com 11/2 SILVER FALLS TRAIL HALF MARATHON; 13.1m; Silver Falls St Pk, Silverton, OR; www.silverfallsmarathon.com 11/30 AMICA INSURANCE SEATTLE MARATHON; Kids, 13.1m, 26.2m; Seattle Ctr, Seattle, WA; www.seattlemarathon.org 12/6 REINDEER RUN 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Columbia River Foursquare Church, St. Helens, OR; www.crfoursquare.com/reindeerrun.html 12/7 CALIFORNIA INTERNATIONAL MARATHON; 26.2m Solo/Relay; Folsom Dam, Sacramento, CA; www.runcim.org 12/14 HOLIDAY HALF & 5K - PORTLAND; 5K, 13.1m; adidas North America Campus, Portland, OR; www.foottraffic.us/holiday > 9/28
TRIATHLONS/DUATHLONS YMCA SPRING SPRINT TRIATHLON; Sprint (pool) Tri; YMCA/Camels Back Pk, Boise, ID; www.ymcatvidaho.org/programs/races 4/5 OSU BEAVER FREEZER; 5K, Sprint (pool) Tri, Sprint Du; Dixon Rec Ctr, OSU Campus, Corvallis, OR; www.osubeaverfreezer.com 4/12 RAGE IN THE SAGE DUATHLON; Sprint Du, Off Road Du; Kiona Winery and Vineyards, Benton City, WA; www.3rrr.org 4/27 MOUNT RAINIER DUATHLON (LONG AND SHORT COURSE); Sprint Du, Long Course Du; Enumclaw Expo Ctr, Enumclaw, WA; www.buduracing.com/events_detail.php?e=1052 5/3 WATER’S EDGE DUATHLON, HALF MARATHON, 10K; 10K, 13.1m, Sprint Du; The Dalles, OR; www.watersedgefitnessfestival.com 5/10 OREGON DUNES OLYMPIC TRIATHLON & DUATHLON; Olympic Tri, Olympic Du; Honeyman St Pk, Dunes City, OR; www.oregondunestriathlon.com 5/10 OREGON DUNES SPRINT TRIATHLON & DUATHLON; Sprint Tri, Sprint Du; Honeyman St Pk, Dunes City, OR; www.oregondunestriathlon.com 5/17 DU IT FOR THE GIRLS SPRINT DUATHLON AND OPEN 5K; 5K, Sprint Du; Soap Lake, WA; www.ulbfit.com 5/17 FIASCO IN PASCO DUATHLON; Olympic Du; Big Cross Country Course on Rd 36, Pasco, WA; www.3rrr.org 5/17 STAYTON SPRINT TRIATHLON; Sprint (pool) Tri; Stayton Family Memorial Pool, Stayton, OR; www.staytonoregon.gov > 5/25 ONION MAN TRIATHLON; Olympic Tri; Bennington Lk, Walla Walla, WA; www.wwmultisports.com > 5/26 HEART OF THE VALLEY KIDS TRIATHLON; Kids Tri; Osborn Aquatic Ctr, Corvallis, OR; www.bestinthewestevents.com 5/26 HEART OF THE VALLEY SPRINT TRIATHLON; Sprint (pool) Tri; Osborn Aquatic Ctr, Corvallis, OR; www.bestinthewestevents.com 5/26 SPRING FESTIVAL TRIATHLON AND DUATHLON; Sprint Tri; Montlake Pk, Moses Lake, WA; www.buduracing.com/events_detail.php?e=1054 6/7 BLUE LAKE SPRINT TRIATHLON & DUATHLON Sprint Tri, Tri-iT Sprint Tri (My First Tri), Sprint Du; Blue Lk Pk, Fairview, OR; www.aasportsltd.com/bluelake > 4/4
MY FIRST TRI Tri-iT Sprint Tri (Beginner wave at Blue Lake Sprint Tri); Blue Lk Pk, Fairview, OR; www.aasportsltd.com/bluelake > MOSES LAKE TRIATHLON: FOR THE HEALTH OF IT!; Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri; Blue Heron Pk, Moses Lake, WA; www.buduracing.com/events_detail.php?e=1055 6/8 BLUE LAKE OLYMPIC TRIATHLON & DUATHLON Olympic Tri, Olympic Du; Blue Lk Pk, Fairview, OR; www.aasportsltd.com/bluelake > 6/8 Pine Hollow Tri; Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri, Sprint Aquathon; Pine Hollow Lakeside Resort, Wamic, OR; www.pinehollowtri.com 6/14 TRI FOR LIFE Sprint (pool) Tri; South Albany HS, Albany, OR; www.optionsprc.org 6/22 LAKE MERIDIAN TRIATHLON #1 Super Sprint Tri, Sprint Tri; Lk Meridian Pk, Kent, WA; www.lakemeridiantri.com 6/22 CLACKAMAS COVE TRIATHLON; Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri; Clackamette Pk, Oregon City, OR; www.clackamascovetriathlon.com 6/27 PACIFIC CREST KID’S SPLASH, PEDAL-N-DASH Kids Tri (Splash, Bike, Run); Sunriver Village, Sunriver, OR; www.aasportsltd.com/pacificcrest > 6/28 PACIFIC CREST LONG COURSE TRIATHLON & ENDURANCE DUATHLON Long Course Tri, Long Course Du; Wickiup Reservoir to Sunriver, Sunriver, OR; www.aasportsltd.com/pacificcrest > 6/28 FIVE MILE LAKE TRIATHLON; Sprint Tri; King County’s Five Mile Lk Pk, Auburn, WA; www.buduracing.com/events_detail.php?e=1057 6/28 YMCA TRAIL RUN, MTN BIKE TRIATHLON/DUATHLON; Trail Run, Off Road Tri, Off Road Du; Camels Back Pk, Boise, ID; www.ymcatvidaho.org/programs/races 6/29 PACIFIC CREST OLYMPIC TRIATHLON & DUATHLON Olympic Tri, Olympic Du; Sunriver Village, Sunriver, OR; www.aasportsltd.com/pacificcrest > 7/5 RIGHTEOUS RICHLAND SPRINT TRIATHLON; Sprint Tri, Off Road Tri; Howard Amon Pk, Richland, WA; www.3rrr.org 7/9 ATHLETES LOUNGE TRIATHLON TRAINING RACES; Sprint Tri; Hagg Lk, Forest Grove, OR; www.athleteslounge.com 7/12 HAGG LAKE TRIATHLON & DUATHLON Sprint Tri, Tri-iT Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri, Olympic Du; Scoggins Valley Pk, Forest Grove, OR; www.aasportsltd.com/hagglake > 7/12 YMCA Y-NOT TRIATHLON; Sprint Tri; Parkcenter Pond, Boise, ID; www.ymcatvidaho.org/programs/races 7/19 CHELANMAN MULTISPORT WEEKEND Olympic Tri, Long Tri; Lakeside Pk, Chelan, WA; www.chelanman.com 7/19 TIGER TRI; Olympic Tri; Colville, WA; www.tigertri.com > 7/20 CHELANMAN MULTISPORT WEEKEND Kids, Youth Tri, Tri-a-Tri, Sprint Tri; Lakeside Pk, Chelan, WA; www.chelanman.com 7/20 GIRLFRIENDS & DUDES SHORT DISTANCE TRIATHLON, DUATHLON & KIDS TRI EVENT Sprint Tri, Sprint Du, Kids Tri; Frenchman’s Bar, Vancouver, WA; www.nwpersonaltraining.com/subs/events/event_details.php?event_id=296 7/20 SEAFAIR TRIATHLON & KIDS TRIATHLON; Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri, Kids Tri; Seward Pk, Seattle, WA; www.seafair.com > 7/23 ATHLETES LOUNGE TRIATHLON TRAINING RACES; Sprint Tri; Hagg Lk, Forest Grove, OR; www.athleteslounge.com 7/26 STUMPTOWN LONG COURSE TRIATHLON & ENDURANCE DUATHLON Long Course Tri, Long Course Du; Blue Lk Pk, Fairview, OR; www.aasportsltd.com/stumptown > 7/26 DESCHUTES DASH - OLYMPIC; 10K, Olympic Tri, Olympic Du, Olympic Aquabike; Riverbend Pk, Bend, OR; www.deschutesdash.com 7/26 ELLENSBURG SPRINT TRIATHLON; Sprint Tri; Irene Rinehart Riverfront Pk, Ellensburg, WA; www.buduracing.com/events_detail.php?e=1058 7/26 ROLF PRIMA TRI AT THE GROVE; Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri; Lakeside Pk, Cottage Grove Lk, Cottage Grove, OR; www.dark30sports.com/tatg 7/27 DESCHUTES DASH - SPRINT; 5K, Sprint Tri, Sprint Du, Sprint Aquabike, Youth Tri; Riverbend Pk, Bend, OR; www.deschutesdash.com 7/27 WHISKY DICK TRIATHLON; Olympic Tri; Vantage to Ellensburg, WA; www.buduracing.com/events_detail.php?e=1059 8/2 WAHINE ALL WOMEN’S TRIATHLON & DUATHLON Sprint Tri, Tri-iT Sprint Tri, Sprint Du, Kids; Blue Lk Pk, Fairview, OR; www.aasportsltd.com/wahine > 8/2 POWER OF PASCO SPRINT TRIATHLON; Sprint Tri; Chiawana Pk, Pasco, WA; www.3rrr.org 8/3 MID-SUMMER TRIATHLON & DUATHLON Sprint Tri, Tri-iT Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri, Sprint Du; Blue Lk Pk, Fairview, OR; www.aasportsltd.com/midsummer > 8/6 ATHLETES LOUNGE TRIATHLON TRAINING RACES; Sprint Tri; Hagg Lk, Forest Grove, OR; www.athleteslounge.com 6/7 6/7
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Join us for our 43rd Annual Marathon and 5th Annual HALF on 10.5.14 Sign up early–our HALF sells out in January! 8/9 EMMETT’S MOST EXCELLENT TRIATHLONS Kids Tri (Fri 8/8); Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri (Sat 8/9); Emmett/Boise, ID; www.emmetttri.com > 8/9 COEUR D’ALENE TRIATHLON, DUATHLON & SCENIC SPRINT; Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri, Olympic Du; Coeur d’Alene City Pk, Coeur d’Alene, ID; www.cdatriathlon.com 8/15 AQUAMAN DUATHLON; Run, Swim, Run; Howard Amon Pk, Richland, WA; www.3rrr.org 8/16 WHIDBEY ISLAND TRIATHLON Sprint Tri; Whidbey Island, Langley, WA; www.whidbeytriathlon.com 8/16 BEAVER LAKE TRIATHLON; Sprint Tri; Beaver Lk Pk, Sammamish, WA; www.beaverlake.org/blt > 8/16 TITANIUM MAN JUNIOR TRIATHLON; Kids Tri, Youth Tri; Howard Amon Pk, Richland, WA; www.3rrr.org 8/17 CRESCENT CITY TRIATHLON; Sprint (pool) Tri, Sprint Du; Fred Endert Pool, Crescent City, CA; www.crescentcitytriathlon.com > 8/23 LAKE SAMMAMISH TRIATHLON; Sprint Tri; Lk Sammamish St Pk, Issaquah, WA; www.buduracing.com/events_detail.php?e=1061 8/24 LAKE MERIDIAN TRIATHLON #2 Super Sprint Tri, Sprint Tri, Olympic tri; Lk Meridian Pk, Kent, WA; www.lakemeridiantri.com 8/30 BONNEY LAKE-LABOR OF LOVE-TRIATHLON (OLYMPIC AND SPRINT); Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri; Allen York Pk, Bonney Lake, WA; www.buduracing.com/events_detail.php?e=1062 8/30 TITANIUM MAN TRIATHLON; Olympic Tri; Columbia Pk, Richland, WA; www.3rrr.org 8/31 ANNUAL STEVE BRAUN MEMORIAL TRIATHLON Sprint Tri; Moran St Pk, Orcas Island, WA; www.friendsofmoran.com 9/6 MAC DASH Sprint (pool) Tri, Kids Tri, Youth Tri; Madras Aquatic Ctr, Madras, OR; www.macdash.org 9/6 ALUMINUM MAN TRIATHLON; Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri, Olympic Du; Riverfront Pk, The Dalles, OR; www.racecenter.com/aluminumman >
BEST IN THE WEST TRIATHLON FESTIVAL - HALF IRON & SPRINT; Sprint Tri, Long Course Tri; Lewis Creek Pk, Sweet Home, OR; www.bestinthewestevents.com 9/6 LAKE STEVENS TRIATHLON (OLYMPIC AND SPRINT); Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri; Lake Stevens, Lake Stevens, WA; www.buduracing.com/events_detail.php?e=1063 9/7 BEST IN THE WEST TRIATHLON FESTIVAL - TRY-A-TRI & OLYMPIC; Youth Tri, Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri; Foster Lk, Lewis Creek Pk, Sweet Home, OR; www.bestinthewestevents.com 9/7 18TH ANNUAL SEATTLE ESCAPE FROM THE ROCK TRIATHLON; Sprint Tri; Luther Burbank Pk, Mercer Island, WA; www.envirosports.com 9/12 YMCA YOUTH TRIATHLON AT HIDDEN SPRINGS; Kids Tri; Hidden Springs, Boise, ID; www.ymcatvidaho.org/programs/races 9/13 BLACK DIAMOND LONG COURSE TRIATHLON & ENDURANCE DUATHLON Long Course Tri, Long Course Du; Nolte St Pk, Enumclaw, WA; www.aasportsltd.com/blackdiamond > 9/13 YMCA HIDDEN SPRINGS DUATHLON; Sprint Du; Hidden Springs, Boise, ID; www.ymcatvidaho.org/programs/races 9/14 BLACK DIAMOND SPRINT TRI & OLYMPIC TRIATHLON/DUATHLON Sprint Tri, Tri-iT Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri, Olympic Du; Nolte St Pk, Enumclaw, WA; www.aasportsltd.com/blackdiamond > 9/20 LEADMANTRI BEND Leadman 85 (Short Course Tri), Leadman 125, Leadman 250 (Long Course Tris); Cultus Lk to Bend, OR; www.leadmantri.com > 9/21 THE PORTLAND TRIATHLON; Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri; Cathedral Pk, Portland, OR; www.portlandtri.com > 10/17 FALL SPRINT TRIATHLON; Sprint Tri, Kids Tri; Eagle Mddl Schl, Boise, ID; www.ymcatvidaho.org/programs/races 9/6
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10/19 OSU BEAVER FEVER; Sprint (pool) Tri, Sprint Du; Philomath Middle Schl, Philomath, OR; www.osubeaverfever.com
MUD/OBSTACLE/MULTI-SPORT/ ADVENTURE RACING THE SLIME RUN 5K, Themed Run; Remlinger Farms, Carnation, WA; www.theslimerun.com The Great Urban Race Portland; Adv Race - Dist. Varies; Portland, OR; www.greaturbanrace.com 4/23 Krank Weeknight Adventure Race #1; 3hr; Seattle, WA; www.krankevents.com/adventure-races 4/27 WARRIOR CHALLENGE ADVENTURE RACE; Adv Race; Walla Walla Point Pk, Wenatchee, WA; www.warrior-challenge.com/index.html 5/17 THE SLIME RUN 5K, Themed Run; Portland, Int’l Raceway, Portland, OR; www.theslimerun.com 5/17 U.S. BANK POLE PEDAL PADDLE DH Ski, 8K XC Ski, 22mB, 5mR, 1.5m Paddle, .5mR - Team or Solo; Mt Bachelor, Bend, OR; www.pppbend.com 5/20 Krank Weeknight Adventure Race #2; 3hr; Seattle, WA; www.krankevents.com/adventure-races 5/25 SKI TO SEA RACE; Multi-sport, Adv Race; Bellingham, WA; www.skitosea.com 5/31 GAP2GAP RELAY; Multi-sport Relay; Sarg Hubbard Pk, Yakima, WA; www.yakimagreenway.org/g2g 5/31 HOOD 2 RIVER RELAY; Alpine Ski, Nordic Ski, Mt. Bike, Road Bike, Run, Paddle a 50m Course (Combined); Hood River, OR; www.hood2riverrelay.com 6/14 VANCOUVER SPARTAN SPRINT 5K, Mud/Obstacle; North Vancouver, BC; www.spartanrace.com 6/14 WINTHROP TRAVERSE; Multi-sport - Run, MtB, Paddle, Road Bike, Trek; Pearrygin Lk St Pk, Winthrop, WA; www.winthroptraverse.com 6/14 Get A Clue Scavenger Race; Adv Race; Canby, OR; getacluecanby.webs.com 4/5 4/12
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Event Calendar SUMMER SOLSTICE AMAZING ADVENTURE RACE 5K, 10K, Adv Race; Northwest Personal Training, Vancouver, WA; www.nwpersonaltraining.com/subs/events/event_details.php?event_id=248 BAVARIAN BATTLE ADVENTURE RACE; Mud/Obstacle; Leavenworth Ski Hill, Leavenworth, WA; www.skileavenworth.com/events/bavarian-battle 6/26 Krank Weeknight Adventure Race #3; 3hr; Seattle, WA; www.krankevents.com/adventure-races 6/29 BELLINGHAM KIDS TRAVERSE; Multi-sport - Run, MtB, Obstacle, Trek; Mallard Ice Cream, Bellingham, WA; www.recreationnorthwest.org/bellingham-kids-traverse 7/12 5K FOAM FEST - SEATTLE; 5K, Mud/Obstacle; Lk Sammamish St Pk, Issaquah, WA; www.5kfoamfest.com/Location/Index/28 7/19 RACE THE REAPER; 6m, Mud/Obstacle; Flying M Ranch, Yamhill, OR; www.racethereaper.org 7/19 Muddy Miles; Kids, Mud/Obstacle, 2m; Kootenai County Fairgrounds, Coeur d’Alene, ID; www.facebook.com/MuddyMiles 7/26 5K FOAM FEAT - PORTLAND; 5K, Mud/Obstacle; Portland Int’l Raceway, Portland, OR; www.5kfoamfest.com/Location/Index/33 7/26 OLYMPIA TRAVERSE; Multi-sport - MtB, Road Bike, Paddle, Run, Trek; Port Plaza, Olympia, WA; www.recreationnorthwest.org/olympia-traverse 8/2 Krank 16hr Adventure Race; 16hr; Cle Elum, WA; www.krankevents.com/adventure-races 8/9 Calapooia Watershed Challenge; Kayak, Bike Run; Monteith Pk, Albany, OR; firstname.lastname@example.org 8/16 MUDS TO SUDS MUD RACE; 5K, Mud/Obstacle, Adv Race; Hovander Pk, Ferndale, WA; www.mudstosuds.com 8/16 SUP N’ DU; SUP, Run/Walk; Soap Lake, WA; www.ulbfit.com 8/30 The Inferno; 10K, 13.1m, Mud/Obstacle; Salem, OR; www.racetheinferno.com 9/6 NORTH BEND TRAVERSE; Multi-sport - Paddle, MtB, Road Bike, Run; North Bend, WA; www.northbendtraverse.com 9/10 Krank Weeknight Adventure Race #4; 3hr; Seattle, WA; www.krankevents.com/adventure-races 9/20 BELLINGHAM TRAVERSE; Multi-sport - Run, MtB, Road Bike, Trail Run, Paddle; Bellingham, WA; www.recreationnorthwest.org/bellingham-traverse 9/20 Kiss Me Dirty Mud Run Series - Portland, OR; 5K, Mud/Obstacle; Portland Int’l Raceway, Portland, OR; www.kissmedirty.com 9/22 Hoodoo to Sisters Mountain Challenge; Adv Race; Sisters, OR; www.sistersmultisport.com 9/27 SPARTAN BEAST AT SUN PEAKS RESORT 12m, Mud/Obstacle; Sun Peaks Resort, BC; www.spartanrace.com 9/28 SPARTAN SPRINT AT SUN PEAKS RESORT 5K, Mud/Obstacle; Sun Peaks Resort, BC; www.spartanrace.com 6/21 6/21
CYCLING SERIES 4/3 4/6 4/13 4/14 4/15 4/29 4/30 5/4 5/18 6/2 6/3 6/4 8/5 8/19 9/4 9/17 10/5
Rose Garden Circuit Race Series ; Circuit; Thu 4/3-4/24; Rose Garden, Portland, OR; www.obra.org SINGLETRACK CYCLES WEST SIDE MOUNTAIN BIKE SERIES #5; MtB; Lord Hills Trail, Snohomish, WA; www.buduracing.com/events_detail.php?e=1082 SINGLETRACK CYCLES WEST SIDE MOUNTAIN BIKE SERIES #6; MtB; Port Gamble Trails, Port Gamble, WA; www.buduracing.com/events_detail.php?e=1083 Monday Night PIR Bike Race Series; Circuit; Mon 4/14-8/25; Portland, Int’l Raceway, Portland, OR; www.racemondaynight.com Tuesday Night PIR; Circuit; Tue 4/15-8/26; Portland Int’l Raceway, Portland, OR; www.obra.org Twilight TT Series; Time Trial; Tue 4/29-5/27; Eugene, OR; www.obra.org Wednesday Track Classes; Track Clinic/Class; Wed 4/30-8/27; Alpenrose Velodrome, Portland, OR; www.obra.org SINGLETRACK CYCLES WEST SIDE MOUNTAIN BIKE SERIES #7; MtB; Henry’s Ridge Trails, Maple Valley, WA; www.buduracing.com/events_detail.php?e=1084 SINGLETRACK CYCLES WEST SIDE MOUNTAIN BIKE SERIES #8; MtB; Cookin’ in the Kettles, Whidbey Island, WA; www.buduracing.com/events_detail.php?e=1085 Portland Short Track MtB Series; MtB; Mon 6/2-7/28; Portland, OR; www.obra.org Twilight Criterium Series; Circuit; Tue 6/3-8/12; Eugene, OR; www.obra.org Mt. Tabor Series; Circuit; Wed 6/4-7/9; Portland, OR; www.obra.org Upper Echelon CX Clinics at Alpenrose; Cyclocross Clinic; Tue/Thu 8/5-9/25; Alpenrose Velodrome, Portland, OR; www.upperechelonfitness.com Twilight Cyclocross Series; Cyclocross; Tue 8/19-9/30; Eugene, OR; www.obra.org Thrilla Cyclocross Series; Cyclocross; Thu 9/4-9/25; Bend, OR; www.webcyclery.com Blind Date at the Dairy; Cyclocross; Wed 9/17-10/15; Alpenrose Velodrome, Portland, OR; www.obra.org CROSS CRUSADE; Cyclocross; Sun 10/5-11/16; Various Locations, OR; www.crosscrusade.com
CYCLING RACES 4/5 4/5 4/12 4/15
As the Raven Flies TT; Time Trial; Amity, OR; www.obra.org Stubby Chase; MtB; LL Stubb Stewart St Pk, Buxton, OR; www.stubbychase.com Kings Valley Road Race; Road; Kings Valley, OR; www.obra.org Tuesday Night PIR; Circuit Race; Portland Int’l Raceway, Portland, OR; www.tuesdaynightpir.com
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SHORT TRACK SHOOT OUT; MtB; Cascade Locks, OR; www.breakawaypromotions.com 4/26 As the Raven Flies - Longer TT; Time Trial; Amity, OR; www.obra.org 5/4 Banana Belt Series: Banana Belt 1; Road Race; Hagg Lk, Forest Grove, OR; www.obra.org 5/4 Coast Hills Classic XC MTB; MtB; Newport, OR; www.obra.org 5/10 Banana Belt Series: Banana Belt 2; Road Race; Hagg Lk, Forest Grove, OR; www.obra.org 5/10 Cascade Chainbreaker MTB XC; Mountain Bike; Bend, OR; www.obra.org 5/18 Banana Belt Series: Banana Belt 3; Road Race; Hagg Lk, Forest Grove, OR; www.obra.org 5/24 24 HOURS ROUND THE CLOCK; MtB; Riverside St Pk, Spokane, WA; www.roundandround.com 5/24 24 Hours Round the Clock; 24hr MtB; Riverside St Pk, Spokane, WA; www.roundandround.com 5/24 Bend Don’t Break; Road; Bend, OR; www.benddontbrake.com 6/1 THE OREGON GRAN FONDO 2014; Road Race, Bike Tour; Downtown, Cottage Grove, OR; www.dark30sports.com/ogf 6/7 BAVARIAN BIKE & BREWS; MtB; Leavenworth, WA; www.dasradhaus.com/events.htm 6/7 Alsea Falls Switchback XC MTB; MtB; Alsea Falls, OR; www.obra.org 6/7 Revenge of the Disc: Race 1; Time Trial; Brownsville, OR; www.obra.org 6/8 Montinore Road Race; Road; Forest Grove, OR; www.obra.org 6/14 Mary’s Peak Hillclimb; Time Trial; Philomath, OR; www.obra.org 6/14 Revenge of the Disc: Race 2; Time Trial; Brownsville, OR; www.obra.org 6/21 Revenge of the Disc: Race 3; Time Trial; Brownsville, OR; www.obra.org 6/23 Alenrose Six Day; 6 Day, Track; Alpenrose Velodrome, Portland, OR; www.obra.org 6/27 Baker City Cycling Classic; 3 Day Stage; Baker City, OR; www.bakercitycycling.org 6/27 NWX Criterium; Criterium; Bend, OR; www.obra.org 7/5 High Desert Omnium; 2 Day, TT, Criterium, Road (RR State Championships); Bend, OR; www.highdesertomnium.com 7/12 SILVER RUSH 50 MTB 50m MtB; Leadville, CO; www.leadvilleraceseries.com 7/13 TOUR OF AUFDERHEIDE; Road Race, Bike Tour; Aufderheide Scenic Drive, Westfir, OR; www.dark30sports.com/aufderheide 7/15 Bend Memorial Clinic Cascade Cycling Classic; Stage Race; Bend, OR; www.cascade-classic.org 7/18 Alpenrose Velodrome Challenge; 3 Day, Track; Alpenrose Velodrome, Portland, OR; www.obra.org 7/19 TAHOE TRAIL 100 100m MtB; Northstar, Lake Tahoe, CA; www.leadvilleraceseries.com 7/19 High Cascades 100 MTB; MtB; Bend, OR; www.obra.org 7/28 OUCH: Larch Mtn Uphill Time Trial; Time Trial; Corbett Schl Complex, Corbett, OR; www.consystency.net/OBRA/OUCH 8/10 OBRA: Uphill Time Trial State Championship; Time Trial; Timberline Lodge, Government Camp, OR; www.obra.org 8/15 Eugene Celebration; 3 Day, Stage Race; Eugene, OR; www.obra.org 8/23 OREGON COAST GRAVEL EPIC; Road Race, Bike Tour; Waldport and Siuslaw National Forest, Waldport, OR; www.dark30sports.com/epic 8/30 David Douglas CX #1; Cyclocross; Vancouver, WA; www.obra.org 9/6 Het Meer CX Race; Cyclocross; Vancouver, WA; www.obra.org 9/7 Mt Ashland Hillclimb; Time Trial; Ashland, OR; www.obra.org 9/20 Future Cross; Cyclocross; Bend, OR; www.poweredbybowen.com 9/21 Ride Hard, Finish Thirsty, p/b Boneyard; Cyclocross; Bend, OR; www.boneyardcycling.com 9/27 Ninkrossi; Cyclocross; Washougal, WA; www.obra.org 9/28 Battle at Barlow; Cyclocross; Gresham, OR; www.obra.org 10/25 David Douglas CX #2; Cyclocross; Vancouver, WA; www.obra.org 4/19
CYCLING TOURS/RIDES 4/27
Monster Cookie Metric Century; 62m; St Capitol Mall, Salem, OR; www.salembicycleclub.org 6/1 THE OREGON GRAN FONDO 2014; Road Race, Bike Tour; Downtown, Cottage Grove, OR; www.dark30sports.com/ogf 5/17 Reach The Beach; 100m; Portland to Pacific City, OR; action.lung.org 5/17 Tour de Cure to Stop Diabetes; Bike Tour; Northern Quest Resort and Casino, Spokane, WA; www.diabetes.org/spokanetourdecure 5/31 Flying Wheels Summer Century; 25m, 45m, 65m, 100m; Marymoor Pk Velodrome, Redmond, WA; www.cascade.org 6/7 APPLE CENTURY BIKE RIDE; Bike Tour; Walla Walla Point Pk, Wenatchee, WA; www.applebikeride.com 6/14 Petal Pedal; 30m, 62m, 71m, 100m; Silverton, OR; www.petalpedal.com 6/22 TOUR DE HOOD; Bike Tour; Hood River, OR; www.breakawaypromotions.com 6/27 TOUR DE CREST 25m, 55m Ride; Sunriver Village, Sunriver, OR; www.aasportsltd.com/pacificcrest > 6/29 Baker City Gran Fondo; Bike Tour; Baker HS, Baker City, OR; www.bakercitycycling.org 7/11 Cycle Oregon - The Weekend; 3 Day; Rural OR, See website; www.cycleoregon.com 7/12 Group Health Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic (STP); 1 or 2 Day, 200m; Seattle, WA to Portland, OR; www.cascade.org 7/13 TOUR OF AUFDERHEIDE; Road Race, Bike Tour; Aufderheide Scenic Drive, Westfir, OR; www.dark30sports.com/aufderheide
7/18 7/26 8/3 8/10 8/15 8/15 8/16 8/16 8/16 8/23 9/6 9/6 9/7 9/13 10/4
Mt. Bike Oregon I; 3 Day, MtB Ride; Oakridge, OR; www.mtbikeoregon.com TOUR DE WHATCOM; Bike Tour; Farmer’s Market, Bellingham, WA; www.tourdewhatcom.com RAW (Ride Around WA); 7 Day; Ride through WA; www.cascade.org Providence Bridge Pedal and Stride; Bike Tour; Portland, OR; www.bridgepedal.com Mt. Bike Oregon II; 3 Day, MtB Ride; Oakridge, OR; www.mtbikeoregon.com RSVP 1 (Ride from Seattle to Vancouver & Party); 2 Day, 188m; Seattle, WA to Vancouver, BC; www.cascade.org Portland Century; 50m, 76m, 100m; Portland, OR; www.portlandcentury.com Round the Sound for Ultrasound (4US); Bike Tour; Steilacoom Pk, Lakewood, WA; app.4us.org/events/rally-round-4-ultrasound RSVP 2 (Ride from Seattle to Vancouver & Party); 2 Day, 188m; Seattle, WA to Vancouver, BC; www.cascade.org OREGON COAST GRAVEL EPIC; Road Race, Bike Tour; Waldport and Siuslaw National Forest, Waldport, OR; www.dark30sports.com/epic Bike MS: Washington; Bike Tour; Skagit County Fairgrounds, Mt Vernon, WA; nationalmssociety.org/chapters/WAS/fundraising-events/bike-ms-northwest/index.aspx Cycle Oregon; 8 Day, 500m; Rural OR, See website; www.cycleoregon.com Tour de Lab; 19m, 41m; Portland, OR; www.tourdelab.com Bike MS: Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes; Bike Tour; Kellogg, ID; www.bikems.org THE KETTLE METTLE 100K; Penticton to Kelowna, BC; www.kettlemettle.ca
SWIMMING/XC SKIING/OTHER 4/8
Adult Swim Clinics 1-3; Swimming, Clinic; LaCamas Swim & Sport, Camas, WA; www.lacamassport.com 5/14 ‘Icebreaker’ Lake Swim Training and Clinic; Clinic; Harry Todd Pk, American Lk, Lakewood, WA; www.trisportcoach.com 5/17 First Open Water Swim Workout & Clinic; Clinic; Harry Todd Pk, American Lk, Lakewood, WA; www.trisportcoach.com 5/21 Open Water Swim Workout & Clinic; Clinic; Harry Todd Pk, American Lk, Lakewood, WA; www.trisportcoach.com 5/22 Oregon Spring XC Ski Camp; 4 Day, 5-20K per day XC Ski; Mt Bachelor, Bend, OR; www.xcoregon.org 6/13 RAISE THE BAR’S FRIDAY NIGHT SWIM RACE; Swimming; Lk Meridian Pk, Kent, WA; www.fridaynightswimraces.com 7/11 RAISE THE BAR’S FRIDAY NIGHT SWIM RACE; Swimming; Lk Meridian Pk, Kent, WA; www.fridaynightswimraces.com 7/19 FAT SALMON OPEN WATER SWIM; 1.25m, 3.4m; Madison Pk, Seattle, WA; www.fatsalmon.org > 7/26 STUMPTOWN OPEN WATER SWIMS .6m, 1.2m, 2.4m; Blue Lk Pk, Fairview, OR; www.aasportsltd.com/stumptown > 8/8 RAISE THE BAR’S FRIDAY NIGHT SWIM RACE; Swimming; Lk Meridian Pk, Kent, WA; www.fridaynightswimraces.com 8/9 Swim the Snake; Swimming; Lyons Ferry Pk to Lyons Ferry Marina, Franklin Co, WA; email@example.com 8/23 SWIM ACROSS AMERICA - MOSES LAKE; .5m, 1m, 2.4m; Blue Heron Pk, Moses Lake, WA; www.swimacrossamerica.org > 8/31 Swim Across Suttle; Swimming; Suttle Lk, Sisters, OR; www.sistersmultisport.com 9/2 Adult Swim Clinics 1-3; Swimming, Clinic; LaCamas Swim & Sport, Camas, WA; www.lacamassport.com 9/6 SWIM ACROSS AMERICA - SEATTLE; .5m, 1m, 2.4m; Luther Burbank Pk, Mercer Island, WA; www.swimacrossamerica.org > 9/13 COLUMBIA CROSSING SWIM; Swimming; Chiawana Pk, Pasco, WA; www.3rrr.org
TRAINING/CAMPS/CLINICS/EXPOS 5/24 6/14 6/21 6/28 7/12 7/27 8/2 8/9 8/23 9/6 12/3
Trek Dirt Series Women’s Mountain Bike Camp; MtB; Whistler, BC; www.dirtseries.com Trek Dirt Series Women’s Mountain Bike Camp; MtB; Whistler, BC; www.dirtseries.com Trek Dirt Series Co-Ed Mountain Bike Camp; MtB; Whistler, BC; www.dirtseries.com Trek Dirt Series Women’s Mountain Bike Camp; MtB; Winthrop, WA; www.dirtseries.com Trek Dirt Series Women’s Mountain Bike Camp; MtB; Whistler, BC; www.dirtseries.com USA Cycling Regional Talent ID Camp (Ages 14-22); Youth Cycling Clinic; Pacific Univ, Forest Grove, OR; www.usacycling.org/regional-talent-id-camps.htm Trek Dirt Series Women’s Mountain Bike Camp; MtB; Hood River, OR; www.dirtseries.com Trek Dirt Series Women’s Mountain Bike Camp; MtB; Fernie, BC; www.dirtseries.com Trek Dirt Series Woman’s Mountain Bike Camp; MtB; Silver Star, BC; www.dirtseries.com Trek Dirt Series Co-ed Mountain Bike Camp; MtB; Whistler, BC; www.dirtseries.com Oregon Fall XC Ski Camp; 12 Day, 5-20K per day XC Ski; Mt Bachelor, Bend, OR; www.xcoregon.org
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Saturday July 12, 2014 Por tland
The NorthWestâ€™s Original Olympic Distance Tri ! Return to the original triathlon battlefield of legends such as Dave Scott in this historic venue that has played host to over 30 years of competition.
Sprint Triathlon *
Olympic Triathlon *
Olympic Duathlon *
1/2-Mile Swim, 20K Bike, 5K Run
1/4-Mile Swim, 20K Bike, 5K Run
1.5K Swim, 40K Bike, 10K Run
5K Run, 40K Bike, 5K Run * TriNW Ranked Race Open to all levels of ability
After party includes live music, food, Deschutes Brewery beer, Sports & Fitness Expo, prizes and awards. Henry Hagg Lake Park, Forest Grove, Oregon Located 30 minutes west of downtown Portland. aasportsltd.com/hagglake
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AA Sports is proud to benefit high school sports in the northwest.