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A participant enjoying a perfect Spring day on-course at the Yakima Skyline Rim 50K. PHOTO: Glenn Tachiyama Photography

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ON THE COVER: Our 2019 Event Guide marks RaceCenter’s 27th year in print and is packed with event information and must-do races happening in the warmer months ahead—page 32. Pictured, Ultrarunner Kaytlyn Gerbin enjoying some sun-soaked miles in the mountains of Washington. PHOTO: Paul Nelson ABOVE: Our annual Event Guide starts on page 32 of this issue and includes events from the Northwest and beyond! PHOTO: Paul Nelson


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The author running down a lush mountain trail somewhere in Colorado. PHOTO: Susan Barrows

Craft a Year Full of Adventure and New Challenges PAUL LIETO

I believe I am meant to run through mountains, ride across desert dirt roads, immerse myself in the sea, explore less traveled paths, and actively engage in Nature. While on that journey maybe I can put a few sentences together that move others to pursue something similar, or better yet, to discover for themselves what they’re meant to be. I’m confident each of us is born with a desire to explore and be adventurous. It’s in our DNA. We may not all aspire to scale El Capitan, summit Everest, ride across America, or do something that’ll get us on the cover of a magazine, but this doesn’t mean our personal yearnings for exploration aren’t worthy pursuits. What is important is not to let the itch to do something pass without a scratch or two. We must do before the doing can no longer be done. “Someday. One of these years. When I have more time.” I’ve softly spoken these words in disdain many times over the accruing decades. Before this year comes to an end I’ll be 50. Fifty. Five


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Zero. Five decades. Half a century. When I was in my teens 40 seemed over-the-hill. Now I’m still climbing to reach new peaks. I’m confident I have many good and active years ahead of me, but I must acknowledge that the years behind me now outnumber those ahead. Happily, I’ll continue to push my body, and mind, further. Gratefully, I’ll challenge my resolve and resilience. With awe and respect, I’ll step into the forests and submerge myself beneath salted seas. What I won’t do is wait. I challenge you, reader, to not wait. I challenge you to muster the courage and will to become the person you feel you’re meant to be. This may be a magazine for the endurance athlete. You may not find inspiration and clues to what you’re meant to be within these pages. However, you are reading these words so I’ll assume that a physical challenge moves you (literally) to be better. The growth a physical challenge offers extends into every facet of our lives. When you challenge yourself on the road

The steel steed packed and ready for it’s first overnight bike packing trip. PHOTO: Paul Lieto

or trail you may find yourself better equipped to challenge yourself at work, within your relationships, and in your community. When planning the year, aside from organized events, be sure to schedule some of what I like to label “humble adventures.” For some, it’s important to have specific racing goals to keep us committed to our training, to test ourselves, and to engage in the community, but crafting yearly personal projects

is a good way to stay healthy and fresh, both physically and mentally. Humble adventures challenge us in ways that an organized race may not. They require more planning of routes, travel, sleep, food and hydration requirements, as well as challenge us to fine tune our gear selection. Choose projects that take you out of your comfort zone, but don’t jump right into stressful and anxiety inducing situations. If you’re a city road runner who hasn’t experienced trails in the forest or mountains, plan a few afternoon summer runs in some of the spectacular mountain ranges the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Then map out a whole weekend of adventure. This past year proved itself to be full of adventures and new challenges for myself. I raced less than I had intended, but I embarked on a number of humble adventures. It was a year of firsts because I made the decision to no longer wait. Someday became today. A girl and I spent a good portion of the year on the road. We spent the summer in the Eastern Sierra exploring its labyrinth of trails. We haphazardly cobbled together an attempt at bike packing. We put together an overnight

“Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.” — George A. Sheehan fastpack trip traversing parts of the John Muir and the Pacific Crest Trail. We explored several miles of steep trails in Yosemite Valley. We drove to Colorado to support a friend’s attempt at the Leadville 100-mile trail run and afterward tackled our first lung-busting, thigh-burning 14K foot peak ascent. I share this not to get kudos from you on Strava, or likes on Instagram, but rather to demonstrate that we each have permission to craft our own humble adventures. How we define adventure is personal. The only requirements as I see it is to engage in Nature and to push yourself beyond your comforts in order to grow and learn.

My goal for 2019 is to again prioritize humble adventures, but as well, fill out my calendar with organized races that will push me physically and challenge me mentally. With that, it’s time to plan. It’s time to open our calendars and event guides and begin planning a challenging year of adventure and racing. We’ve put together several articles in this issue to help you with that. Max King writes about the task of scheduling the race calendar, Matt Lieto gives us some insights into gravel racing, and Susan Barrows puts together a list of Pacific Northwest marathons perfect for the newbie. Additionally, our event guide at the back of this issue is full of options from 5K walks to Ultramarathons to century rides. Get at it and keep moving, folks. You’re meant to enjoy this life regardless of age or ability. •

About the Author Paul Lieto is the Editor for RaceCenter Magazine. He currently lives on the road where he writes, runs trails, and helps others live a vital life. He is co-founder of Dirty Good Company. Follow Paul at and @dirtygoodco on Instagram and Facebook.

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BRIEFS and exhibitor booths. Post race, participants and supporters will converge on Race Village at the Mercer Island Community & Event Center to enjoy music, awards, and giveaways. All proceeds from the Mercer Island Half benefit colon cancer prevention and other Rotary causes.

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Qualify for Boston at the Whidbey Island Marathon Celebrate St. Patty’s Day at the Run to Get Lucky event in Corvallis, OR. PHOTO: Alan Calvert

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If you’re looking for a St. Patty’s Day celebration that offers a healthy option before the party, consider the eighth running of the Run To Get Lucky 5K and 15K held March 16, on the riverfront of historic downtown Corvallis. The event, which has an afternoon start time, will begin and finish in front of Cloud and Kelly’s Public House. In addition to the 5K and 15K, the event also includes 1 mile and 1K course options. The post race celebration will include food by Cloud and Kelly’s, a festive atmosphere, and plenty of brew. Plan to stick around after the race for an Irish street festival with music, dancing, and a beer mile relay which kicks off at 5 pm.

On April 14, Whidbey Island, just north of Seattle, WA, hosts the Whidbey Island Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, and 1K Kids Run. The full marathon and half marathon courses promise to be exceptionally scenic. Experience country backroads, waterfront coastlines, rolling hills, and picturesque views of both snow-capped mountains and ocean waves. The full marathon is a point-to-point race starting at Pass Lake. All races finish at Bayshore Drive Waterfront in beautiful Downtown Oak Harbor. The full marathon is a Boston Marathon qualifier.

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Honeywagon Runs Half Marathon and 4 Mile Run Celebrates 37 Years This year the 37th running of the Honeywagon Runs will be held March 23, in Everson, WA. The event, organized by the Greater Bellingham Running Club (GBRC), consists of a half marathon, 4 mile run and a Kids Fun Run. The courses are on mostly flat, low traffic scenic country road, but are not closed to traffic. If you’re a local to the area consider joining the 501(c)3 club as GBRC members pay a nominal fee of $5 to participate in this event. The club hosts several events throughout the year and also offers organized weekly group runs and track workouts.

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Kick-off Washington Spring Running Season with the Mercer Island Half Join thousands of competitive athletes, recreational runners, and walkers as they head to Washington’s Mercer Island on March 24, for the spring kick-off event to Puget Sound’s running season. There are several options for participants, making this a great event for families. The Mercer Island Half Marathon Run/Walk, 10K Run, 5K Run/Walk, and Kids Dash all occur on Sunday. On Saturday of event weekend, participants can visit the PreRace Expo which will have dozens of sponsor

Kick-off the Salish Sea Road Race Series with the Whidbey Island Marathon held April 14. PHOTO: WIM Archives

For 2019, the event has again partnered with the Capital City Marathon held May 19, the North Olympic Marathon held June 2, and the Bellingham Bay Marathon held September 29, to form the Salish Sea Road Race Series. All series participants who complete three of four races will receive commemorative Salish Sea Running Series apparel, finisher medals and other swag at the Bellingham Bay Marathon.

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BRIEFS Race Your First Triathlon at the SAC Tri in Snohomish, WA Kick off the triathlon season this year with the SAC Tri at the Snohomish Aquatic Center (SAC) in Snohomish, WA, on April 14. The event is sanctioned by USA Triathlon and offers Sprint and Super Sprint distances. The Sprint starts with a 500 yard pool swim followed by a 13.5 mile bike and 3.1 mile run. Super Sprint participants bike and run the same distance as the Sprint but start in the warmer recreation pool for a shorter 320 yard swim. The bike course follows along the Snohomish River and adjacent beautiful farmlands. After the bike leg, runners leave the transition area heading toward the Centennial Trail for an out-and-back run finishing on the track at the SAC. This is a great pre-season race to test your skills, practice your transitions and race on a flat course.

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in the Washington state based Salish Sea Road Race Series and occurs on May 19, in Olympia, WA. Washington’s capital city boasts stunning scenery, complete with rural landscapes and friendly neighborhoods. Rolling hills help a high percentage of marathoners qualify for Boston. Swag is always original and high quality, and the festive post-race event features locally sourced food, free massage and a recently added beer tent. The multi-distance event includes a marathon, half marathon, 5 mile and 1.2 mile free kids run. The Salish Sea Road Race Series also includes the Whidbey Island Marathon, the North Olympic Discovery Marathon, and the Bellingham Bay Marathon. If you want to prepare for the event with other runners, a training group begins in January and meets weekly. Cost for the group training is $75.

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Hop Over to Portland for the Hop Hop Half, 10K and 5K This Easter themed event held Saturday, April 20, in Portland, OR, features gorgeous and flat half marathon, 10k and 5K courses with views of the beautiful Columbia River and Mt. Hood. All three race distances will be chip timed and the half marathon is USATF-certified. All courses are flat and fast therefore a great option for those interested in setting a PR, or for beginners looking to tackle a first half marathon. Each of the three courses take runners along the Marine Drive bike path before returning them to the finish area. The pre and post event festivities will be held at the Kliever Armory. All finishers receive medals, mimosas, and brunch.

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The Bend Marathon and Half Marathon Event Begins a New Chapter A new chapter begins this spring with the fifth edition of the Bend Marathon and Half Marathon held April 20. In addition to new management the event was acquired by Bend locals Kari Strang and Max King this past fall. The race has announced new courses, new sponsors and a hoppin’ finish party featuring kombucha and craft beer. The updated scenic courses take runners on a tour through West Bend neighborhood parks, ponderosa pine forests, and along the Deschutes River. Participants travel from all over the globe for this event which also includes a 10K and family 5K.

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Capital City Marathon Celebrates 38 Years Running Since its inception 38 years ago, runners have been consistently impressed with the Capital City Marathon (CCM). The CCM is the second marathon


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Put together a crew of misfit runners and tackle the Cascade Lakes Relay. PHOTO: Courtesy Cascade Relays

Stunning Miles or Delicious Ales, Cascade Relays Has You Covered Pick 12 friends, get a couple vans, and get ready for 216 miles of Oregon’s most challenging running relay. The course starts in the Cascade Mountains at Diamond Lake Resort, travels through the Oregon Outback and rural agricultural country, winds back to the Cascade Lakes Highway around Mt. Bachelor, and into the resort community of Bend. If you are seeking an adventure where you can push your limits, connect with friends, and rediscover your senses, the Cascade Lakes Relay should be on your short list. Cascade Lakes Relay / August 2-3, 2019

Ascend Mt. Hood then barrel down at the Gnar Gnar held in August. PHOTO: Paul Nelson

Gnar Gnar Up and Down Mt. Hood Challenge yourself this year with one of Beaverton, OR, based Go Beyond Racing’s shorter trail events. Last year the organization that is known for epic events like Mt. Hood 50, Volcanic 50, and Mountain Lakes 100, launched the Gnar Gnar at Mt. Hood. The Gnar Gnar, held August 18, is a fun and breathtaking race that will send you up to the top of Mt. Hood Skibowl and then right back down in a more direct route. You can expect all the muscles in your legs to be screaming at you, and a giant grin on your face the whole time. The course is six miles, with just over 1,900 feet of gain. The event is very spectator and family-friendly, so bring your fans to watch you ascend and descend the mountain. Run / 08.18.2019

Beaverton Half Marathon and 5K Moves to the Fall The 2nd Annual Beaverton Half Marathon and 5K which begins and ends at Portland Running Company in Beaverton, OR, moves to a later fall slot in 2019. The event is scheduled for Sunday, September 22, a change from 2018’s earlier June

Are you more interested in craft beer? Then consider a Beer Chase. Cascade Relays offers shorter relay options for beer lovers. A Beer Chase is a single day event with one van, six friends, twelve legs, and 12-20 craft breweries hosting exchange points where runners sample amazing craft brews. Cascade Relays offers a Beer Chase in Oregon, Colorado, and California. Bend Beer Chase / June 1, 2019 Boulder Beer Chase / June 15, 2019 San Diego Beer Chase / February 22, 2020

date. With comfortable temperatures, September is Oregon’s prime racing season. Run through Beaverton’s beautiful neighborhoods experiencing amazing crowd support, continue into Old Town Beaverton, and then enter the Fanno Creek Trail system before finishing back at the Portland Running Company. The Beaverton Half Marathon course is well-marked, well-supported, and an excellent Oregon option for conquering the challenge of completing a half marathon. The course is open to walkers and runners for four hours and the after party promises delicious food, a great venue, and the band, Hit Machine, who will be onsite to entertain participants and spectators.

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BRIEFS WHY Racing Releases Full Schedule for 2019 The WHY Racing Events Inc. crew, based out of Vancouver, WA, has another big year of events planned for 2019. Why Racing prides themselves on offering athletes of all abilities, from the elite level to the back of the packers, the chance to successfully train for and complete various types of races. The WHY Racing roster of events includes marathons, fun runs, triathlons, cycling events and more. Below is a list of 2019 upcoming races. Couve Clover Run - (3, 7 & 10 mile courses)

Celebrate St. Patty’s month in your festive green while running or walking three, seven or 10 miles along an extremely fast and scenic course to support local charities.

The downhill course at the Rogue Marathon makes for a fast and fun event. PHOTO: Mary Landberg

Hagg Lake Triathlon & Off-road Endurance Sports Festival

The 37th Annual Hagg Lake Triathlon now offers an off-road triathlon, half marathon trail run, 5K trail run and camping.

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Spring Classic Duathlon & Home Depot Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

The Lucky Triathlon Festival in Woodland, WA

Dust off the winter cobwebs and start the multisport racing season with the 35th Annual Spring Classic Duathlon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K.

This year is the inaugural LUCKY TRIATHLON Festival in beautiful Woodland, WA hosting a Sprint, Olympic & My First Tri distance Triathlon, Duathlon & AquaBike, a Sunset 5K & 10K, and a FREE KIDS TRI on a flat, fast and scenic course!

The Rogue Marathon Moves to an October Date

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Registration is open for the 2019 Rogue Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K and Kids Race held Saturday, October 12, in Ashland, OR. The Rogue Marathon is a downhill Boston qualifier starting at Emigrant Lake just outside of Ashland, OR. The course traverses through country roads and eventually connects to the Bear Creek Path where runners can get into a rhythm and focus on setting their best times. The scenic path leads runners to a family friendly finish line party at the Expo Sports Park in Central Point, OR. The Rogue Half Marathon and 10K are held entirely on the Bear Creek Path. The half marathon begins in Talent, OR, and the 10K starts at Bear Creek Park in Medford, OR.

The Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and Memorial Mile running and walking event will benefit various Military organizations.

Columbia River Triathlon & Endurance Sports Festival

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Girlfriends Triathlon & Fitness Festival

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This year marks the 23rd running of the Girlfriends All-Women’s Triathlon & Fitness Festival.

All three events feature a downhill course which makes it a great event for those looking to set a PR, marathoners hoping to qualify for Boston, and for beginner runners set on finishing their first 10K, half or full marathon. Each participant will receive a tech shirt, a high quality medal, a free beverage and grilled cheese sandwiches at the finish.

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Multisport / 06.01.2019 - 06.02.2019 Pacific Crest Endurance Sports Festival

The 23rd Annual Pacific Crest Endurance Sports Festival has something for everyone including triathlons, duathlons, road runs, trail running events, bike tours, kids races and the 72.3 BEASTMAN.

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Multisport / 08.18.2019 APPLETREE Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K

The APPLETREE promises flat, fast and scenic courses. The marathon is a Boston Marathon qualifier.

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Recruit your best girlfriends and help raise funds for breast cancer treatment, research and a cure.

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Salem’s We Run Oregon Offers Three Unique Events in 2019 We Run Oregon, an event management company based in Salem, OR, offers three events for Pacific Northwest runners. They kick the season off with the Legacy Vineyard Run on June 2. The event happening at Legacy Estate Vineyard, a 160 acre EOLA Hills property, offers several course options. Participants can choose between a 5K, 10K, 10K Relay, Kids Run, Military Station Challenges or a King of the Hill Challenge. The post event party includes music, food, wine, and yoga. The Spirit of Oregon, held in the fall, is a great event for the whole family. PHOTO: Photos by Orion


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Next up is the Salem 4th of July Stars & Stripes Run. The event includes a 5K, 10K, 5K Stars & Stripes Challenge and Kids 1/2 Mile. Enjoy a beautiful running experience in Salem’s Riverfront Park, through Wallace Marine Park, and over the

Union Street Bridge. Participants receive a free entry to the Cherryfest NW festival, formerly The Bite & Brew of Salem. Stick around after the race and enjoy live music, yoga, a hula hoop contest, limbo challenge, water balloon toss, and more of the 4th of July festivities. Cap the running season off with the Second Annual Spirit of Oregon Half Marathon, 10K and 5K on October 6. The race begins and ends at the state capital. The Spirit of Oregon’s post event experience, dubbed, “OR-Toberfest,” will provide runners with the best tastes Oregon has to offer. Finishers meet up at Capitol Mall where they will receive a sampling of beer, wine, and food from different parts of Oregon.

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The Arduous Task of Creating Your Race Calendar MAX KING

I remember a time when I was a younger and doing a lot of road races, when you simply planned out your racing calendar on the fly as you went through the year. For better or worse, those days are over. Now we’re planning, developing, mulling over, and plopping down big bucks on those race calendars. I will confess that planning ahead is not my strong point and there have been many registration deadlines I’ve missed. Due to missing events in the past, I start thinking about the race calendar well in advance now - at least six and sometimes 12 months in advance. Here are some things to consider when planning your own race calendar and why it’s not always a bad idea to procrastinate on securing that race entry. First, I think it’s important to figure out your


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goals and how they fit with the rest of your life. Yeah, I know, that’s the obvious play, but some of you have different priorities and your race calendar isn’t the first thing you think about in the morning. For many of you it is. Your goals need to be inline with your priorities. This will help determine how much training might be involved and if your goals are realistic given your priorities. If you’re trying to enter a race that feels very important to you and is difficult to get into, but you know you won’t have the time this year to adequately train, it’s neither fair to others nor to yourself to attempt that race. You won’t be happy with your performance. After prioritizing your goals, lay out all the races, events, adventures, non-running time-sucks (that won’t let you train), and other challenges that may affect your ability to complete these

goals. As you lay out races of interest you need to figure out what is involved in entering them. Is a qualifier needed, or entry points? Is there a registration lottery, possible wait list, or can you simply sign up the day before? Some events are easy to get into, some are not. Let’s assume, for the sake of laying out the calendar, that you have a big goal race such as the Boston Marathon. This is a race that may potentially take several years of planning to complete. Training is going to need to be on point, and you’ll need to finish a qualifier marathon. Go through each race on your list and figure out the entry process. Add the date registration opens as well as anything else pertinent on your calendar. If it’s a lottery entry, for example, you’ll probably want to have a back up plan just in case. Some races may never fill up and it’s not

ABOVE: No matter what your sport of choice, planning out the calendar is important to maximize the season. See gravel grinder feature on page 24. PHOTO: Adam Lapierre

important to sign up right away, but you may incur the cost of waiting when entry fees go up. However, early registration means you won’t be out as much money if you get injured or plans change. On races that I know will not fill up I like waiting until the last possible moment to register, but I’m also someone that likes options, and race directors really hate that. When thinking about what races to put when, how close together to place them, and how many to do, consider the following advice. I like to have, at most, two to three big goal races per year spaced somewhat evenly a few months apart. These are my “A” races and spacing them out allows for possible injury setbacks, proper training, and specialization for the distance, course, and conditions that you might encounter. These are also usually the races that become difficult to get into, so think about them far in advance.

For a person that doesn’t race much they may only have “A” races on the calendar. But me, I like to race, so interspersed between “A” races may be a few “B” races that I take a little less seriously. My training for “B” races isn’t quite as refined, and I understand that I may not do as well, but I’m still going to try as hard as I can. It’s a real race for me but training is still focused on my upcoming “A” race. These are also generally going to be shorter in distance than my “A” race. You can’t do an unlimited number of “B” events, but you can sprinkle in a few here and there. Try not to place them too close to a big “A” race, and leave plenty of time for recovery. If you just can’t stay away from your tribe and have a serial racing habit, there are “C” races. These are the ones that you can just jump into when they fit into your training plan and they will probably take the place of a hard, quality workout. The focus of a “C” event isn’t to race hard and do your best, but to be out there with your friends and still get in a quality workout. These are the races I generally wait to sign up for. “C” races are always going to be shorter in length than an “A” or “B” race unless you’re

doing it in place of a long run, in which case it should not be considered as a race at all, but as a fun, supported, long training run. Thoughtfully creating a race calendar puts yourself in a position to optimize your potential when you are focused on executing short and long term goals. Your body can only handle so much. When you attempt an “A” race it should be hard, it should take a lot out of you, and you should need a good amount of recovery. When you start planning for a goal race far in advance you will find a higher rate of success. When you put more thought, time, and sweat into that success, you will also find a greater sense of accomplishment. • Kelvin Trautman Photography

OPPOSITE PAGE: Max putting in the necessary training to excel at his “A” races. PHOTO: Paul Nelson

About the Author Max is a professional athlete with Salomon Running and lives in Bend, OR and has a bucket list of races a mile long. He’s slowly ticking them off. Next up, Transvulcania. @maxkingo

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Running Safely With Old Man Winter JEFF BROWNING

The temperature is below freezing and it’s still dark outside. The alarm goes off and you hit snooze, pulling those warm covers ever higher. Still, your training plan calls for a run. Winter running can be challenging. Cold temperatures, slick footing, and being forced off the quiet of the trails to the road are just a few of the obstacles we all face when training through the winter months. The good news is that there’s joy to be found even on the coldest days. It’s all a matter of perspective, the right gear, and some winter safety precautions.

Running on the Roads Since many trails are under snow in the winter, you’ll most likely be confined to running roads. I use these times as an opportunity to explore a combination of different loops and circuits in surrounding neighborhoods where traffic is generally confined to local residents. I like to avoid the main roads where traffic is heavier. Although the snow isn’t cleared quite as quickly in the quiet neighborhoods, local


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traffic tends to pack the snow down enough to make it runnable with traction. If you do find yourself on a busier street, always run against traffic. That way you’ll be able to see what’s coming your way, and assess if individual drivers are paying attention to you.

Other Places to Explore If you’re fortunate enough to live near a university, run a circuit on campus. Universities have their own maintenance crews and don’t rely on local city maintenance to clear roads and sidewalks after snowstorms. Since universities are pedestrian-friendly, the campus crews are quick to clear walkways and paths for students and faculty. Cemeteries are another locale to check out in the winter for a potential run circuit.

Wear Bright Clothing Visibility is paramount when running in winter. Since you end up running on roads more, drivers need to be able to see you. Remember that drivers are facing their own set of

complications behind the wheel. Icy windows and slick conditions don’t leave room for additional challenges; don’t be one. If you are running before dawn or after dusk, invest in a good headlamp with a red blinking rear light for safety. Reflective vests are a good idea if you find your routes include a fair number of busy streets.

Layer It Up Layering is everything when it comes to winter running comfort. Above the waist, start with a base layer long sleeve and add an insulation layer over the base layer. Then, don a windproof layer depending on temperature. Mild days may only call for a vest (i.e., wind protection for your torso only). However, a windy, cold day will require a full windproof jacket. Wear a beanie that covers your ears and a buff around your neck on cold days. The buff can double as a facemask on those extra cold excursions. On your lower half a lightly insulated tight is my favorite. Hand protection is

OPPOSITE PAGE: Make sure to layer up during the colder months, nothing kills the motivation to run outdoors quicker than the bite of winter on bare skin. The author on a brisk morning run. PHOTO: Jereme Monteau ABOVE: Whether running on roads or trails, improve your ability to stay upright with removable traction devices. PHOTO: BigStock RIGHT: Layers, micro-gaitors, and studded trail shoes — a few necessities for winter trail running. The author on a winter long run in the Bear River Range in Northern Utah. PHOTO: Ryan Norman

Shoes and Traction I prefer trail running shoes with good tread for my winter outings, even if I’m running on roads. If you live in a location where temperatures stay below freezing, then snow

conditions may not require more than decent tread. However, if you get freeze/thaw cycles, traction is essential. There are removable traction devices like YakTraxs ( and Kahtoola MICROspikes ( You can also easily stud your shoes with a power drill and some sheet metal screws from your local hardware store (Check out my site for a how-to post: I currently opt for waterproof shoes with small micro-gators to keep the snow out when running though deeper snow sections. However, for years I simply bought my non-waterproof trail shoes a half size bigger, studded them, and wore a wicking layer sock in tandem with a wool sock over it to keep my feet warm. It doesn’t have to be fancy.

The key to winter running really is preparation. If approached using the aforementioned tips, the cold months can be a winter wonderland full of memorable adventure. Just remember to slow down, be safe, and enjoy the season. Giddyup! •

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a must. I hate cold hands and opt for a mitten instead of gloves. On a particularly cold outing, especially long run days, I use hand warmer packets inside my mittens. Lastly, use eye protection. Wearing glasses in the winter can help protect your corneas from freezing (rare, but a possibility). It’s also helpful to avoid the glare of the sun reflecting off snow on a clear day. Tip: Wear your glasses on the outside of the beanie to keep your ears warmer and cut down on fogging.

Jeff Browning (aka Bronco Billy) is an endurance coach and ultra runner. He has finished well over 120 ultras on four continents and has trained through 18 winter wonderlands. Find out more about his running and coaching, and be sure to join his Trail Tribe video tips at

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The start of a cross country race has never been more aptly described than by Drea Garveu, a long-time Club Northwest athlete. As she explains, it plays out like the beginning of any battle scene from the 1995 movie Braveheart: those going into battle line the crest of a grassy knoll, blanketed in a stoic yet electrifying silence. Piercing, determined glances are cast down the open field, plotting a path certain to guarantee advantage over the opponent. A loud clap shatters the icy stillness, and the warriors, their vision fixed on victory, charge forth with the fervor of a stampede. At the first XC battle of the season on Club’s home turf, runners donning the hallmark electric-orange singlets swarm en masse to the infamous hills and slippery turns of Lower Woodland for the Emerald City Open. Both the men’s and women’s CNW teams ran strong on a tough course to take first in their respective divisions. Next up: the 45th Western Washington University Cross Country Classic. Riding the Emerald City Open momentum, 65 athletes in orange singlets laced up their spikes and sailed through the sand of Hidden Valley Golf Course. Club athletes responded to the


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stiff, collegiate competition with a first-place finish in the Open Women’s 6K and a fifthplace finish in the Open Men’s 10K. With the next race in Club’s backyard, the formidable sea of orange singlets at PNTF was nothing less than dominating. Bill Roe, Club founder and event organizer, helped launch PNTF in 1973, which has had steady participation of over 150 registrants since 2008. This year, PNTF anticipated a record number of over 200 runners toeing the line of the notoriously tough Lower Woodland course. Yet, no one could have anticipated the epic showdown in the Open Men’s 10K between Club athlete Joe Gray and Brooks Beast Michael Eaton. “PNTF is always a race I look forward to as it really does represent a true XC course,” remarked Gray. Although he entered the race with a bad groin injury, Gray still proved to be stiff competition for the Brooks Beast. “Joe Gray really set me up for success in some of my later races,” states Eaton, and adds, “Definitely one of the hardest XC races I’ve ever run and one of the most challenging head-to-head races I’ve run.” While Eaton ultimately finished ahead of Gray at PNTF with a crowd-pleasing sprint to the

finish, both athletes saw this experience as impetus for future competition. PNTF prepared Gray to defend his title at the Xterra World Trail Running Championships a month later, and Eaton for a seventh-place finish at USATF National Club Cross Country Championships. One more race lay between Club athletes and the highly-anticipated National Championships: USATF Northwest Regional Championships. For this year’s event, Seattle-area runners did not have to travel far and were met with a Magnuson Park terrain that required surefooting around increasingly slick turns, a hallmark of a cross course. CNW women finished five, six, seven, eight, nine to secure another first-place finish in the Open Women’s 6K. The men came in a close second to the Jacuzzi Boys in the Open Men’s 10K. Club’s Masters runners podiumed in both men’s and women’s divisions, proving that they would be a formidable force come National Championships. The 2018 season culminated at USATF National Club Cross Country Championships in Spokane, WA, on a cold and dry morning at Plante’s Ferry Park. With nationals just a short drive, a record number of Club Northwest

OPPOSITE PAGE: The men sliding around a corner at Regionals. PHOTO: Courtesy Club Northwest RIGHT: The Women’s Open start at Nationals. PHOTO: Courtesy Club Northwest

athletes competed — the most of any club at the meet. The open men finished 10th in an extremely deep field for their best performance in many years. Leading the team was Jono Lafler in 37th place. The open women finished 8th led by newcomer Erin Wagner with a 28th place finish. Club Northwest’s reputation as perennial contenders in the Master’s races only solidified in 2018. Cross Country season came to a fantastic end in Spokane at the Club XC National Championships. It was a record setting year in terms of participation. CNW had great individual and team performances in Spokane. The 40’s Women’s team finished 11th. The 40’s Men’s team placed fifth in a tough 40’s/50’s race, with Lance Thompson leading the way in 24th place. The 50’s Men’s team returned to the podium this year and finished in third, led by Carl Combs scoring one team point and finishing 40th overall in the 40’s/50’s race. The 50’s Women’s team podiumed as well with a third-place finish led

by Susan Pappalardo and a close supporting cast of Kristen Mossman and Regina Joyce. To top it off in dominating fashion, the 60’s Men’s team won the national title, with Joe Sheeran winning the individual crown, followed by Rick Becker in second place, and Michael Smith in fourth place. With the final XC battlefield projected to be blanketed in snow, the 2018 cross season

comes to is climatic end. However, the buzz around it continues. Some Club athletes rest, others jump into local road races, such as Club’s Resolution Run on New Year’s Day, while others begin to set their sights on preparing for the Boston Marathon. Regardless of what lies ahead, charging onto the fields next fall is never far out of the minds of the XC warriors in orange. •

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Training and Gearing Up for Gravel Racing and Gran Fondos MATT LIETO

Over the last few years it’s become increasingly obvious that the bikes we ride on the road, the types of road that we ride them on, and the types of events we participate in are changing dramatically. No longer are road races leading the way. In fact, road racing is consistently decreasing in numbers for many reasons. It seems cyclists are no longer defining themselves as either racers or recreationalists. And you know what? I love it. Cycling isn’t solely about racing. Yes, I personally LOVE to race bikes of whatever form, but even more I value long solo days in the woods, fun group rides with new and old friends, and the places a bike takes me. For this reason, I, and many others, have switched our event participation over to gravel rides or gran fondos. Gravel rides and fondos are much more about a day (or days) on the bike in a cool place with lots of other fun folks that prioritize the experience of cycling over straight out competition. How do you best train for these types of events? Easy. Look at the courses and focus on your ability to complete the distance and cover the type of terrain you’ll be encountering along the way. Since these events are generally


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more about completion and less about racing you’ll need to prioritize preparation for your surroundings and the course profile versus staying with the fast folks. #1. Make sure you are putting yourself in a position to complete the distance. Does this mean you have to and should complete the distance prior to the event? In my opinion, no. Would it be helpful if you had the ability to do so? Sure. Priority should be making certain you get your body as ready as you are able to while not tiring yourself out for the sake of miles. That looks different for everyone depending on available time and one’s cycling experience. Focusing on good base type rides with endurance as the priority is a great idea. Make sure to incorporate the adventure aspect into your training as well. Pack lots of snacks, a water filter and just point the rig somewhere new and go. #2. Make sure you have the technical ability to complete the course you are attempting. Most of the gravel events are pretty tame when it comes to the road quality, but not all races are created equal. Some races will be butter smooth pavement, dirt, or gravel, while others will be more similar to a mountain bike race with very rough roads or singletrack

with hazards along the way. Know the course and then put in some time on similar terrain to make sure you are ready for what the day brings. Gravel racing often includes some steep sections we are not often used to riding in everyday road rides. Doing a bit of overgear work (low rpm efforts) would be a great idea to make sure you are ready for the muscular type of riding needed for these steep pitches. #3 Make sure your gear is up to the task. For a fondo you’ll likely be able to ride your current road bike set up as it sits in the garage, but for gravel racing a little more thought on the gear will go a long way. Frame: Do you need a gravel bike? Probably not for most courses, but it depends. Your road bike would be suitable for some races like The Gorge Roubaix, but would leave you in the dust in tougher races like Dirty Kanza or Lost and Found. Your cross bike is definitely capable and likely the best bike for the job but there are lots of great new gravel specific bikes too. Besides, who doesn’t want an excuse to buy a new bike? Mostly, just make sure you’ve got a frame that is capable of integrating with the components suggested below. Tires: A lot of the gravel roads raced on could

OPPOSITE PAGE: The Oregon Trail Gravel Grinder event will be challenging but the course promises spectacular views and terrain. PHOTO: Adam Lapierre TOP LEFT: Prepare yourself for the often longer and rougher gravel races by putting in miles on terrain similar to your chosen event. PHOTO: Adam Lapierre TOP RIGHT: Rebecca’s Private Idaho in Ketchum, ID offers a mix of terrain including singletrack, wide gravel roads, and river crossings. PHOTO: Linda Guerrette

easily be done with 25c road tires (I’ve ridden most of the gravel in the Bend area on a TT bike with 23c’s). Some races, however, will require bigger tires for comfort, traction, and durability. If it’s a mixed surface ride with lots of pavement I’ll ride the Schwalbe G-One Speed in a 35c. For races like Kanza or Rebecca’s Private Idaho I’ll use 40c+ with more knobs like a Schwalbe GOne Bite. And yes, tubeless in a no brainer. Wheels: Tubeless compatibility is a must as it allows you to run lower pressure and will keep you from fixing flats all day. I suggest a wheel on the strong and sturdy side over one that is either aero or uber light. A wide internal rim width is also great as long as it is compatible with everything else above. Gearing: Make sure you’ve got the gears to be able to pedal on both steep uphills and steep downhills, or fast road sections. I like a double front Di2 set up for more roadie centric courses and a 1X setup for more mountain bike-esque courses that have steep climbing. Being able to have a 1 to 1 ratio is a good rule for more rugged courses. Brakes: Disc brakes are not 100% necessary, but they are very very helpful. They are obviously far better at stopping quickly, which you’ll need more often on the technical courses you’ll find in gravel racing. More importantly,

without disc brakes you won’t be able to run the bigger tires and wider rim diameters needed for a lot of the courses. Now that you’ve got yourself and your gear ready for the race let’s talk about some events. Gorge Roubaix: This one is a classic Central Oregon event that has morphed in the last few years from a road race with gravel sections to an all out gravel race. Be ready for some loose sections and some very windy bits. The course has a fair mix of road thrown in to break up the gravel and give your hands a break from some white knuckle descents. It’s a fun early season race that’s sure to bring athletes from all over the country to Central Oregon this year. (4.7.2019 / Oregon Trail Gravel Grinder: This is a new race that is destined to be a classic. Think BC Bike race for gravel cyclists. The multi-day course is one massive loop around Central Oregon over five stages. It follows roads rarely used but perfect for a gravel adventure. Chad Sperry and the Breakaway Promotions crew will transport your gear and camping equipment to the next stage while you toil away with new and old friends to get to the next camp. Gourmet food, live music, good beer and a summer camp vibe at each stop will make this a race to remember. (6.19.2019 - 6.23.2019 / Ochoco Roubaix: Starting at the fairgrounds in Prineville, riders head into some of the best gravel riding Central Oregon has to offer. There are some very steep pitches thrown in to keep you honest, but also lots of pavement sections to keep the speed up along the way. You’ll keep

that laid back feel of gravel racing as you are forced to stop at traffic lights on the final run to the finish where a looooooooong pavement sprint will test your inner roadie. There’s great music and food to finish the day and optional camping at the race venue. (08.24.2019 / www. Rebecca’s Private Idaho: This is one of my all time favorites and one I simply try not to miss each year. Rebecca Rusch is an absolute legend in cycling and she puts on an event that brings all levels of riders to Ketchum over Labor Day Weekend. A unique part of Rebecca’s race is she offers both a stage race that includes three stages with singletrack, a gravel climb time trial, and the signature race on Sunday that also acts as a stand alone event. So many great people in one place always yields new friendships and new, fun experiences on a bike. Always looking to do more than her peers, Rebecca focuses on female inclusion and last year had 35% female participation which is unheard of in these types of events. This year she’s hoping for a 50/50 split and I think she’ll do it. Our sport will be better for it. (8.29.2019 - 9.1.2019 / •

About the Author Matt Lieto has lived in Bend, OR for the last 15 years while training and racing for professional triathlon and beyond. His goals this year are to do less of the things he’s already done and more of the things he never thought he could do, while encouraging others to do the same through his coaching business at He is a six-time Pacific Crest Champion, 2nd place Wildflower triathlon finisher, U.S. Duathlon National Champion, and many time 70.3 and Ironman podium finisher.

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The Best PNW Marathons for Newbies SUSAN BARROWS

It’s a new year and many of us have our eyes on big goals to go farther or faster, start a strength routine or try some new cross training activities. If a marathon is on your list for 2019 there is certainly lots to consider before choosing one of the hundreds of events around the Pacific Northwest. Most importantly, pick a marathon that fits realistically into your calendar. After considering work and family commitments throughout the year, decide how long of a training block you need to prepare. Talking this over with a coach or an experienced friend might give you a good outside perspective of what kind of a plan you will need, but usually eighteen weeks is pretty standard, assuming you are healthy and have a decent running base. When you’ve got a general time frame you can start looking at events based on location, weather, size, course difficulty, or even whether it’s a Boston qualifier if you’re inspired to challenge yourself! Do you want to wake up in your own home that morning or would it be


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fun to make a vacation with friends or family out of the event? Do you want crowds and hoopla along the way, with a traditional expo filled with vendors before the event? Or, do you prefer something more low key but that still boasts great volunteers and aid station support along the course? Here are five great options that cover a whole spectrum of what you might want for a fantastic first marathon experience. If you can train through the winter consistently and have the base for an early season event, the Yakima River Canyon Marathon held on March 30 in Selah, WA, offers “exceptionally scenic” views as it winds downstream along the Yakima river. Yes, downstream means the course has an overall elevation loss of 371 feet, although there appear to be a couple of rollers. With just under 200 runners last year, it is a low key event but comments from participants describe it as warm and welcoming to all levels. One of the host hotels runs shuttles to the start and finish lines, removing some concerns about logistics. Plus, the start isn’t until 8:00 am - a plus in my book! (

The Eugene Marathon on April 28 might be one of the more well known events in the area, but certainly deserves to be included in this roundup. I had a personal best on the course a few years back, and can attest to the pancake flat course and awesome support all along the 26.2 miles. They provide plenty of pace groups you can tag along with to try to hit a time goal, but with all the participants you’ll also have no trouble making a friend to help push you through the distance. If you’ve never experienced a race with first-rate entertainment, miles of spectators lining the street and lots of finish line fanfare, Eugene will deliver. Because of the history of our sport in the town, there seems to be an added enthusiasm amongst the crowds, similar to Boston. Unfortunately, historic Hayward Field is under construction this year, but I’m sure the finish line at Autzen Stadium is just as exciting. Eugene also offers a half marathon, 5K and Kid’s Duck Dash which makes a great weekend for your whole family to participate in, if they want to be part of your inaugural marathon experience. There’s plenty of lodging near the start/finish and of course, no lack of great

OPPOSITE PAGE: The Eugene Marathon is a flat must-do Pacific Northwest event. PHOTO: Courtesy AHM Brands TOP LEFT: The Seattle Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, held June 9, is a crowd favorite. PHOTO: Courtesy Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series

places to eat and drink before and after the race. ( For another more intimate event, which might be less intimidating for some, Boise’s Famous Idaho Potato Marathon on May 18 is a fun looking pick! It’s flat, fast and a Boston Qualifier for you speedsters. Put on by the local YMCA, the race entries hover around 200, which means you likely won’t get swallowed up in crowds of competitors or have trouble settling into your own pace. There are half marathon, 10K and 5K options as well, so bring family and friends who want to run something shorter. You can also register under their team option at a discounted rate if you can gather ten friends, coworkers or family members that will commit to training and running the event with you. Unique finish line treats include what else but a Famous Idaho Potato Bar to refuel. Yum! ( Starting 5,630 feet above sea level at Timberline Lodge on June 29, the REVEL Mt. Hood Marathon takes runners down (and down and down) to below 1,000 feet at the finish line in

Sandy, OR. Fair warning: while all that downhill does make for a fast and less intimidating course be sure to train for the quad pounding! Still, with 4,758 net elevation loss, the event boasts one of the fastest average finish times - 4:05:06 - of any road marathon in the United States. Views of Mt. Hood never fail to impress and they offer free downloadable race photos to commemorate your run. I would expect pretty spectacular weather this time of year at Mt. Hood and in Portland if you want to make a weekend vacation out of it. Of course, you can’t find a much better collection of eateries to pre-fuel and refuel in the Portland area. ( The Pacific Northwest Marathon, held on September 21, gives you a little more time to get some training in and won’t conflict with summer vacation plans. This course starts in Coburg, OR, about as close to sea level as you can get, and winds through the Willamette Valley’s farmland before finishing downriver in the town of Harrisburg. The organizers “focus on celebrating the small and big achievements

TOP RIGHT: The REVEL Mt. Hood Marathon has a 4,758 net elevation loss making it a fast downhill course. PHOTO: REVEL Race Series

of everyday folks” with free online and remote one-on-one training plans, inspiring speakers at the pre-race expo, and fun contests designed to motivate new runners to set goals, make plans and follow through. Race morning shuttles will pick you up from a couple of the host hotels and pace groups are available to keep you honest along the course. ( Other great options to consider include: Avenue of the Giants (Ukiah, CA - May 9); Seattle Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon (Seattle, WA - June 9); Timberline Trail Marathon (Timothy Lake, OR June 15); Jack & Jill’s Downhill Marathon (North Bend, WA - July 27). •

About the Author Susan is a competitive ultra runner, aspiring bikepacker, coach, yoga instructor, and enthusiastic drinker of all things hoppy.

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Disneyland may be the happiest place on earth, but Whistler, British Columbia, may not be far behind if you are an outdoor enthusiast. Year-round outdoor activities, a pedestrian-only village with shops, restaurants and abundant options for lodging make Whistler a Disney-like destination for everyone. “Located in the spectacular Coast Mountains of British Columbia just two hours north of Vancouver, Whistler is Canada’s favorite year-round destination,” said Bree Eagles, Coordinator, Travel Media for Whistler Tourism. “There are two majestic mountains with a vibrant base village, and every season has a range of possibilities for outdoor enthusiasts,


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including epic skiing and snowboarding, four championship golf courses, hiking, cycling and running trails, and arguably the best mountain bike park in the world.” In addition to non-competitive activities at Whistler, the trail running, mountain biking, cycling, Ironman competition and other races enhance Whistler’s attractiveness as a destination for competitive athletes. The Whistler Half Marathon on June 1, 2019, offers something for everyone, including fourlegged furry friends. The weekend slate of races features the Half Marathon, 30K, 10K, 5K, Kids Run, Dog Run, Recoverun (a coached restorative run on trails), along with non-competitive “Choose Your Adventure” guided trail runs. All of the courses start and end in Olympic Plaza so

finishers of all abilities can feel like Olympians as they complete their event. The World’s Trail Running Film Festival also takes place in conjunction with the weekend of running and features a collection of international running films. Later in the summer, Ironman Canada and Ironman Canada 70.3 (Half Ironman) comes to Whistler. On July 28, 2019, swimmers dive into Alta Lake steps away from Whistler Village to begin their respective race. The full Ironman bike course takes participants on a three-loop ride through Whistler Valley with an elevation gain of 2,579 meters. The marathon portion includes two loops on the Valley Trail past Lost Lake and Green Lake with a run through the Olympic Village before starting the second loop. The corridor between Vancouver, British

TOP LEFT: The Whistler Half Marathon, held June 1, 2019, offers a 30K distance option that takes runners along non-technical single track trails. PHOTO: Robert Shaer / Whistler Half Marathon BOTTOM LEFT: Whistler, British Columbia, offers visitors an abundance of both road and trail running options. PHOTO: Robert Shaer / Whistler Half Marathon RIGHT: The RBC GranFondo Whistler has multiple distances for the novice to seasoned rider. PHOTO: Courtesy RBC GranFondo

Columbia and Whistler is known as “Sea to Sky,” and is the venue for the epic RBC GranFondo Whistler. On Saturday, September 7, 2019, cyclists will start in the lush forest of Stanley Park in Vancouver, cross the Lions Gate Bridge and ride 76 miles from the shores of the Pacific Ocean to rugged inland mountains where they cross the finish at Whistler Village. Participants can also choose a more ambitious route, The Forte, a 97 mile ride that includes a climb up Cypress Mountain before heading out the Sea To Sky Highway to Whistler. For those with less saddle experience, the Medio is a great 34 mile loop option that starts and finishes in Whistler Village. “The cycling culture is very prominent in the area, making it a motivating and fun environment to ride in,” said Tennessee Mayer, of Liv Vancouver, an independently owned store in Vancouver dedicated to increasing female participation in sports. “As for Whistler, for one, it’s easy to get to by bike along the Sea To Sky

highway (although a big ride) and provides stunning views of the local mountain ranges. It’s a challenging ride with the elevation gain, but well worth it.” The Sea-To-Sky Trail from Squamish in the south to D’Arcy in the north, links the Pacific Ocean to the snow capped Coast Mountains. It runs through Whistler and is a multi-use trail for year-round activities. “You could ride it with a mountain bike but it’s a little more interesting on a cross bike, especially when taking into account the few paved sections,” Tennessee said. “It has wonderful views all along and allows one to link up two beautiful towns, truly a great challenge on the way to Whistler with some significant elevation gain.” In Whistler itself, the mountain biking options are endless. Once the snow melts, skis are traded for knobby tires and the ski runs become a mountain biker’s dream. The Whistler Mountain Bike Park is a lift-accessed downhill adrenaline zone complete with 70 trails over four areas. Much like winter ski options, there are trails for all ability levels on the bike. Additionally, easily accessed gravel trails and paved paths throughout Whistler Valley offer family fun on two wheels (or three!) and epic scenery. Whistler has continued to expand its offerings with the 2019 opening of their 10-person Blackcomb Gondola for a more efficient and

weather-protected ride for skiers, snowboarders and sightseers. The addition of the gondola creates a three-gondola connection between the Village, Peak 2 Peak and the Upper Village on Blackcomb. During the summer of 2018, Whistler Mountain also debuted the 130 meter Cloudraker Sky Bridge, offering a “thrilling experience and 360-degree sightline of the surrounding Coast Mountains,” said Eagles. When visitors get tired of running, biking, skiing, racing, hiking or golfing, Whistler Village has dining options across the culinary spectrum and plenty of watering holes for beverages. Whistler and neighboring peak and resort, Blackcomb, are located approximately two hours north of Vancouver. There are regular shuttles from Vancouver International Airport to Whistler. “Regardless of whether you prefer to chase the snow, sun, or the seasons in between, Whistler is an outdoor enthusiast’s playground at any time of year,” said Eagles. •

About the Author Shannah Werner and family recently returned to Bend, OR. Shannah opened BoXiT Fitness Studios, a boutique fitness studio focused on boxing for fitness and empowering individuals to live healthier and stronger. She specializes in running gait analysis, boxing instruction and functional training. When not running the studio, Shannah and her husband, Ted, are busy with their kids, Haley (9) and Teddy (7), embracing the outdoor lifestyle.

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WINTER GRAND PRIX SERIES - 2-MILE TRACK RACE; 2m; Seattle, WA; BRISTOW TRAIL RUN; 5m, 10m, 50K, 25K; Dexter, OR; GEODUCK GALLOP HALF MARATHON AND 10K; 10K, 13.1m; Olympia, WA; INTERLAKEN ICICLE DASH; 5K, 10K; Seattle, WA; ROARING RUN @ ROARING RIVER - 5K, 10K, HALF MARATHON; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Scio, OR; WINTER FORMAL 5K; Kids, 5K; Corvallis, OR; WORST DAY OF THE YEAR RUN; 5K; Troutdale, OR; HI5K - SUPER BOWL SUNDAY 5K; 5K; Seattle, WA; TACO TUESDAY TWILIGHT TROT; 5K; Eugene, OR; HEARTY PARTY! 5K RUN, WALK & ROLL; 5K; Bellingham, WA; LOVE ‘EM OR LEAVE ‘EM VALENTINE’S DAY DASH; Kids, 5K, 10K; Seattle, WA; PORTLAND RUNNING COMPANY WINTER 5K SERIES: FEBRUARY; 5K; Beaverton, OR; RUN, LOVE, RUN; 15K, 30K; Newport, OR; SWEETHEART RUN; Kids, 5K, 10K; Sweet Home, OR; VALENTINES 5K; 5K; Tacoma, WA; VALENTINE’S COLUMBIA RIVER TRAIL RUN/WALK; 5K, 10K; The Dalles, OR VALENTINE’S DAY 5K; 5K; Olympia, WA; MY BETTER HALF MARATHON; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Seattle, WA; THE 2019 TRUFFLE SHUFFLE; 2m, 4m; Eugene, OR; ORRC HAGG LAKE MUD RUN ULTRA 50K; 50K; Gaston, OR; WINTER GRAND PRIX - ROAD RACE FINALE; 2m; Seattle, WA; WINTERFEST ROYAL RUN 5K; 5K; Bend, OR; OREGON BREWERY RUNNING SERIES - LAURELWOOD BREWING; 5K; Portland, OR; PRESIDENT DAY WEEKEND: 5K, 10K, 15K, KIDS DASH, 2 PERSON TEAM (5K EACH); Kids, 5K, 10K, 15K; Seattle, WA; RUN YOUR TUTU OFF 5K; 5K; Corvallis, OR; WENATCHEE HEART BREAKER 5K; 5K; Wenatchee, WA; HEART BREAKER HALF - 5K, 10K, HALF-MARATHON; Kids, 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Hillsboro, OR; ORRC HAGG LAKE MUD RUN ULTRA 25K; 25K; Gaston, OR; 51ST BIRCH BAY INTERNATIONAL MARATHON / HALF-MARATHON; 13.1m, 26.2m; Blaine, WA; ZENA ROAD RUNS 15K-6M-3M; 3m, 6m, 15K; Salem, OR; RICHLAND RUN FEST; 1m, 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Richland, WA; BUCK MOUNTAIN MUDSLINGER TRAIL RUN; 10K; Silverton, OR; FALL CREEK RUN AROUND; 5K, 15K 20m; Lowell, OR; FORT EBEY KETTLES TRAIL RUN; 13.1m, 26.2m; Coupeville, WA; FRAGRANCE LAKE HALF MARATHON & 10K; Kids, 10K, 13.1m; Bellingham, WA; LORD HILL TRAIL RUN; 5m, 10m, 13.1m, 20m, 50K; Snohomish, WA; FORT EBEY KETTLES TRAIL RUN; 5K, 10K; Coupeville, WA; VANCOUVER LAKE HALF MARATHON AND 4 MILE RUN; 13.1m; Vancouver, WA; CHAMPOEG 10K, 30K, HALF MARATHON & KIDS’ RUN; Kids, 10K, 13.1m, 30K; St Paul, OR; FOOTHILLS DASH; 1m, 5K, 10K; Orting, WA; LAKE SAMMAMISH HALF MARATHON; 13.1m; Redmond, WA; RACE UP THE SNAKE; 5K, 10K; Benton City, WA; SNAKE RIVER CANYON HALF MARATHON; 13.1m; Pullman, WA; WALLACE FALLS TRAIL RUN; 13.1m, 22.4m, 50K; Gold Bar, WA; WURST RUN 5K/10K; 5K, 10K; Mount Angel, OR; LINCOLN CITY HALF-MARATHON AND 10K; 10K, 13.1m; Lincoln City, OR; MASTONDON 10ISH MILER; 10m; Bend, OR; HOT CHOCOLATE 15K/5K SEATTLE; 5K, 15K; Seattle, WA; PADDEN MUDFEST; 6m; Bellingham, WA; FAMILY JEWELS 5K; 1m, 5K; Kenmore, WA; H.I.T. THE TRAIL 5K RUN; 5K; Tacoma, WA; PORTLAND SHAMROCK RUN; Kids, 5K, 8K, 15K, 13.1m; Portland, OR; CHUCKANUT 50K; 50K; Bellingham, WA; ST. PATRICK’S DAY FOOT RACE; 1m, 5K, 10K; Richland, WA; FLORENCE HALF MARATHON; 13.1m; Florence, OR; IRUN FOR KIDS; 5K, 10m, Kids; Albany, OR; KIRKLAND SHAMROCK RUN; 5K; Kirkland, WA;



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PACIFIC RIM ONE DAY RUN; Various; Longview, WA; RUN TO GET LUCKY; Kids, 5K, 15K; Corvallis, OR; RUN TO THE PUB; 10K, 13.1m; Bozeman, MT; RUNNIN’ O’ THE GREEN; Kids, 5K, 8K; Bellingham, WA; ST. PATTY DAY COLUMBIA RIVER TRAIL RUN/WALK; 5K, 10K; The Dalles, OR THE DIRTY LEPRECHAUN!; 1m, 5K, Mud/Obstacle; Tualatin, OR; ST. PATRICK’S DAY DASH 5K; Seattle, WA; ST. PATRICK’S DAY DASH IN BEND 5K; Bend, OR; DONUT DASH 5K; Kids, 5K; Olympia, WA; LUCKY CLOVER; 5K, 10K; Springfield, OR; O’GRADY’S ST. PADDY’S 5K; 5K; Leavenworth, WA; PADDY PINT RUN; 1m, 5K; Prineville, OR; HONEYWAGON RUNS - HALF MARATHON & 4 MILE RUN; Kids, 4m, 13.1m; Everson, WA; OWYHEE OFF-ROAD CHALLENGE HALF, 10K, & 5K; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Adrian, OR; SPRING FLING TRAIL RUN; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Monroe, OR; SPRING INTO ACTION: 5k, 10k, 15k, kids dash, Duathlon!; Kids, 5K, 10K, 15K; Seattle, WA; VORTEX HALF MARATHON & 10K TRAIL RUN; 10K, 13.1m; Estacada, OR; WOODEN SHOE TULIPFEST 5K/10K AND 1/2 MARATHON; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Woodburn, OR; COUVE CLOVER 3, 7 & 10 MILE RUN; 5K, 8K, 10m; Vancouver, WA; BRING IN SPRING; 5K; Eugene, OR; FRIENDSHIP RUN 5K/10K/KIDS RUN; Kids, 5K, 10K; Olympia, WA; MCKENZIE RIVER HALF MARATHON; 13.1m; Eugene, OR; MERCER ISLAND HALF; Kids, 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Mercer Island, WA; FOREST PARK RUN; 5K, 10K; Jacksonville, OR; RUN LIKE A FOOL 5K; 5K; Olympia, WA; RUNNING OF THE BEAVERS; 5K; Seattle, WA; SPRING RUN FOR FUN @ REDMOND WATERSHED; 5m, 10m, 13.1m, 26.2m; Redmond, WA;


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YAKIMA RIVER CANYON MARATHON AND HALF-MARATHON; 13.1m; Ellensburg to Selah, WA; TRI TRAIL CHALLENGE; 3K, 8K; Eugene, OR; BIRCH BAY ROAD RACE; 5K, 15K; Blaine, WA; SHOTGUN TRAIL BLAST; 5K, 10K, 50K, 25K; Marcola, OR; SKAGIT VALLEY TULIP RUNS; 2m, 10K; Burlington, WA; HORSE BUTTE 10 MILER; 10m; Bend, OR; NEGATIVE SPLIT HALF MARATHON 10K & 5K; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Spokane, WA; SALMON RUN; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Bend, OR; EVERETT HALF MARATHON; 10K, 13.1m; Everett, WA; OREGON WOMEN’S HALF MARATHON & 5K; 5K, 13.1m; Eugene, OR; RUN MS SEATTLE 5K; 5K; Seattle, WA; SQUAK MOUNTAIN TRAIL RUN; 12k, 13.1m, 26.2m, 50K; Issaquah, WA; THE HUNGER RUN; 5K, 10K; Spokane, WA; HOT SPRINGS TRAIL RUNS; 5m, 18m; McKenzie Bridge, OR; AMANI CENTER RACE AGAINST CHILD ABUSE; 1m, 5K, 10K, 13.1m; St. Helens, OR; CPRD CAMELLIA RUN & WALK 5K/10K; 5K, 10K; Newberg, OR; DECEPTION PASS HALF MARATHON; Kids, 13.1m; Oak Harbor, WA; DECEPTION PASS MARATHON; Kids, 26.2m; Oak Harbor, WA; PEAR BLOSSOM RUN; 5K, 10m; Medford, OR; SPRING EAGLE TRAIL RUN; 5m, 10m, 13.1m, 20m, 26.2m; Sammamish, WA; CORVALLIS HALF MARATHON; 1m, 1K, 5K (Sat), 13.1m; Corvallis, OR; ORRC VERNONIA MARATHON & HALF MARATHON; 13.1m, 26.2m; Vernonia, OR; SPRING CLASSIC DUATHLON & HOME DEPOT HALF, 10K & 5K; 5K, 10K, 13.1m, Sprint Du; Portland, OR; WHIDBEY ISLAND MARATHON; Kids, 5K, 10K, 13.1m, 26.2m; Oak Harbor, WA; BRIDGE TO BREWS; Kids, 8K, 10K; Portland, OR;

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MIMOSA ME CRAZY 5K; Kids, 5K; Seattle, WA; PETERSON RIDGE RUMBLE; 20m, 40m; Sisters, OR; BEND MARATHON AND HALF (10K/5K) Kids, 5K, 10K, 13.1m, 26.2m; Bend, OR; EARTH DAY RUN: 5K, 10K, KIDS DASH, HALF MARATHON!; Kids, 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Seattle, WA; FOR THE LOVE OF GRACIE 5K; Kids, 5K; Everett, WA; FUN WITH THE FUZZ 5K; 5K; Bellingham, WA; GALLUS GALLUS 2 MILE DASH; 2m, 10K; Richland, WA; HOP HOP HALF MARATHON, 10K, & 5K!; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Portland, OR; LOST IN THE SAUCE 50K; 10K, 30K, 50K; Salem, OR; OAT RUN (Olympic Adventure Trail Run); 13.1m, 12K; Port Angeles, WA; STREET SCRAMBLE WEST SEATTLE; Adv Race; Seattle, WA; TENACIOUS TEN PRESENTED BY OISELLE; 10K, 10m; Seattle, WA; TROUT LAKE RUN: 1/2 MARATHON, 10K & 5K; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Trout Lake, WA; SEATTLE MAGAZINE’S BRUNCH RUN; 5K; Seattle, WA; SPRING INTO SUMMER RUN; 1m, 5K; Richland, WA; CAN DO 5K; Kids, 5K; Bothell, WA; CHERRY FESTIVAL; 3K, 5K, 10K; The Dalles, OR; HORSE LAKE TRAIL RUNS; 5m, 13.1m; Wenatchee, WA; OMAK ORCHARDS IN BLOOM HALF MARATHON & 10K; 10K, 13.1m; Omak, WA; RUN LIKE THE WIND; Kids, 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Ellensburg, WA; RUN WITH FAITH 5K/10K; 5K, 10K; Issaquah, WA; SALMON RUN 5K/10K AND KIDS RUN; Kids, 5K, 10K; Ellensburg, WA; WILLAMETTE MISSION 5K/10K TRAIL RUNS; 5K, 10K; Salem, OR;

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4/28 EUGENE MARATHON Flat, fast, scenic course in TrackTown USA — finishes at Autzen Stadium. Make your own unforgettable history running in the footsteps of legends at the 2019 Eugene Marathon!

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BIG SUR INTERNATIONAL MARATHON; 5K, 10m, 20m, 26.2m, Relay; Big Sur, CA; ALL IN FOR AUTISM 10K & 5K RUN/WALK; Kids, 5K, 10K; Bellevue, WA; 4/28 BLOOMS TO BREWS MARATHON; 10K, 13.1m, 26.2m, Relay; Woodland, WA; 4/28 MT. SI RELAY & ULTRA RUNS; 50K, 50m, Relay; Snoqualmie, WA; 4/28 RIP CITY RACE FOR THE ROSES; Kids, 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Portland, OR; 5/4 APPLE BLOSSOM RUN; 1m, 5K, 10K; Wenatchee, WA; 5/4 ORRC HAGG LAKE RUNS - 10.5 MILE, 10K & 5K; 5K, 10K, 10m; Gaston, OR; 5/4 WALK/RUN FOR THE ANIMALS 2019; 5K; Vancouver, WA; 5/4 LOST CREEK TRAIL RUN; 5K, 30K, 50K, Relay; Lost Creek Lake, OR; 5/4 MCDONALD FOREST 50K; 50K; Corvallis, OR; 5/4 MICHELOB ULTRA TACOMA CITY MARATHON; Kids, 5K, 13.1m, 26.2m, Relay; Tacoma, WA; 5/4 RACE FOR HOME; Kids, 5K; Seattle, WA; 5/4 VICTOR POINT RUN FOR THE HILLS; 1m, 10K, 15K; Silverton, OR; 5/5 AVENUE OF THE GIANTS MARATHON 10K, 13.1m, 26.2m; Weott, CA; 5/5 LILAC BLOOMSDAY RUN 12K; Spokane, WA;


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ORRC HAGG LAKE TRAIL 14 MILE; 14m; Gaston, OR; CINCO DE MAYO; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Portland, OR; LAKE HILLS 50K RELAY; 5K, 50K, Relay; Bellevue, WA; SNOHOMISH WOMEN’S RUN; 10K, 13.1m; Snohomish, WA; AID THE AGENCY 5/10K; Kids, 5K, 10K; Eatonville, WA; BCAN WALK TO END BLADDER CANCER; 5K; Seattle, WA; BUTTE CHALLENGE; 5K, 10K; Hermiston, OR; COUGAR MOUNTAIN TRAIL RUN SERIES #1; 5.1m, 10.8m; Newcastle, WA; CROSS OUT CANCER 5K; 5K; Seattle, WA; HIPPIE CHICK HALF MARATHON, QUARTER MARATHON, 5K; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Hillsboro, OR; LAKE RUN - TOUGH 10K, 5K RUN/WALK, KIDS DASH; Kids, 5K, 10K; Lake Oswego, OR; ORCAS ISLAND TRAIL FESTIVAL; Kids, 13.1m, 26.2m, 50m; Olga, WA; OREGON BREWERY RUNNING SERIES - MIGRATION BREWING CO; 5K; Portland, OR; SISTERS ‘BETTER HALF’ MARATHON; 6.55m, 13.1m, Relay; Sisters, OR; SOS 5K; 5K; Shoreline, WA; TREAT YOURSELF 5K; Kids, 5K; Seattle, WA; WOODLAND PARK ZOOM TRAIL RUN; 5K, 10K; Seattle, WA; BANKS LINEAR TRAIL BRAVE RUN; 5K, 10K; Banks, OR; GIRLS ON THE RUN 5K COMMUNITY RUN; 5K; Portland, OR; RGI 5K FUN RUN; 5K; Medina, WA; SMITH ROCK ASCENT; Kids, 5m, 15m, 50K; Terrebonne, OR; SRI CHINMOY 7 & 13 HOUR SOLO & RELAY RACE; 7hr, 13hr; Seattle, WA; TIGER MOUNTAIN TRAIL RUN; 5K, 12K, 13.1m, 50K; Issaquah, WA; UNIVERA SERVE FIRST 5K RACE/WALK & CHILDREN’S FUN RUN; Kids, 5K; Puyallup, WA; UW BOTHELL HUSKY 5K; Kids, 5K; Bothell, WA;


5/19 RUN ON THE RIVER SPONSORED BY BUOY BEER CO. The Run on the River sponsored by Buoy Beer Company runs along the scenic Columbia River in beautiful Astoria, OR.; Kids, 5K, 10K, 13.1m.

Kids, 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Astoria, OR;

5/19 WILLAMETTE VALLEY MARATHON AND HALF MARATHON Experience the beauty of the Willamette Valley and its legendary wines at the Willamette Valley Marathon and Half Marathon. Registration includes post race catered lunch, music, custom wine glass, and entry into the Willamette Valley Wine Festival! 13.1m, 26.2m; Salem, OR; 5/19

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CAPITAL CITY MARATHON Kids (Sat), 5m, 13.1m, 26.2m; Olympia, WA; RUN TO REMEMBER MEMORIAL MILE, 5K, 10K & HALF MARATHON VANCOUVER, WA; 1m, 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Washougal, WA; WINDERMERE MARATHON & HALF MARATHON; 13.1m, 26.2m; Spokane, WA; 5K FOR THE FALLEN; 5K; Orting, WA; GIRLS ON THE RUN; Kids, 5K; renton, WA; GRAPES OF HALF MARATHON; 13.1m; Eugene, OR; WEST SEATTLE 5K; 5K; Seattle, WA; WILBURTON HILLBILLY TRAIL RUN; 8K, 4K, 12K; Bellevue, WA; HAPPY GIRLS RUN BEND; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Bend, OR; BUTTE OR BUST RUN; 5K, 10K; Creston, WA




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HURRICANE CREEK HALF; 13.1m; Joseph, OR; MEMORIAL DAY RUN: 5K, 10K, 15K, KIDS DASH; Kids, 5K, 10K, 15K; Seattle, WA; OREGON SPRING HALF MARATHON; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; St. Paul, OR; RIDGELINE RAMBLE; 10K, 20K, Relay; Eugene, OR; SOARING EAGLE 5 MILE, 10 MILE, MARATHON AND 50K TRAIL RUN; 5m, 10m, 26.2m, 50K; Sammamish, WA; SPRING FESTIVAL 5K RUN AND 10K RUN/WALK; Kids, 5K, 10K; Moses Lake, WA; STUMPTOWN HALF MARATHON; 13.1m; Portland, OR; COEUR D’ALENE MARATHON, HALF MARATHON, 10K, & 5K; 5K, 10K, 13.1m, 26.2m; Coeur d’Alene, ID; ORRC UP THE LAZY RIVER 10K; 10K; West Linn, OR; MILES ON MEMORIAL; 5K, 10K, 15K, Relay; Eugene, OR; STUMPTOWN 50K; 50K; Portland, OR; TOUCHET RIVER RUN; 3.89m; Dayton, WA; ALL-COMERS TRACK & FIELD SERIES - MEET #1; Track & Field; Shoreline, WA; GODDESS RUN; 5K, 10K; VICTORIA, BC; LAKE WILDERNESS RUN; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Maple Valley, WA; ME.SHE.WE. WOMEN’S HALF MARATHON; 10K, 13.1m, Relay; Wilsonville, OR; NEWPORT MARATHON; 13.1m, 26.2m; Newport, OR; RED DEVIL TRAIL RUNS; 10K, 15m, 50K; Cashmere, WA; REMEMBRANCE RUN/WALK; Kids, 5K; Klamath Falls, OR; STARLIGHT RUN; 5K; Portland, OR;

6/2 LEGACY ESTATE VINEYARD RUN The race is completely run on the trails within the vineyard and overlooks the Willamette Valley. Be rewarded with amazing views, Willamette Valley’s best wine, live music, and more.

Kids, 5K, 10K; Salem, OR; 6/2

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BIG BACKYARD 5K PRESENTED BY KAISER PERMANENTE 5K, 10K; Redmond, WA; NORTH OLYMPIC DISCOVERY MARATHON; Kids, 5K, 10K, 13.1m, 26.2m, Relay; Port Angeles, WA; HEAVEN CAN WAIT 5K RUN/WALK; 5K; Bend, OR; THE TEANAWAY TRAIL RUN; 5K, 10K, 13.1m, 26.2m; Cle Elum, WA; ALL-COMERS TRACK & FIELD SERIES - MEET #2; Track & Field; Shoreline, WA;

6/8 MONTANA GOVERNOR’S CUP Make plans to attend the 46th annual Governor’s Cup, June 7-8 in Helena, Mont. Register for the 5K, 10K, half marathon, marathon at

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RAVENNA RUN THE RAVINE; 8K, 4K, 12K; Seattle, WA; ALL-COMERS TRACK & FIELD SERIES - MEET #3; Track & Field; Shoreline, WA; BACKYARD 1/2; 4m, 13.1m; White Salmon, WA; TIMBERLINE MARATHON & HALF MARATHON; 13.1m, 26.2m; Government Camp, OR; ECHO VALLEY TRAIL RUN; 1m, 10K, 13.1m, 26.2m, 50K, 100K; Chelan, WA; EVERGREEN HALF MARATHON & 5 MILER; 5m, 13.1m; Snohomish, WA; GRATEFUL DAD HALF MARATHON; Kids, 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Portland, OR; PORTLAND UNDY RUN/WALK; 1m, 5K; Portland, OR; RATTLESNAKE RIDGE RUN; 5m, 13.1m; North Bend, WA; SEATTLE SOLSTICE RUN: 5K, 10K, 15K, KIDS DASH; Kids, 5K, 10K, 15K; Seattle, WA; WHITE SALMON 1/2 MARATHON & 4 MILER TRAIL RUN; 8K, 13.1m; White Salmon, WA; WY’EAST WONDER; 50K, 50m; Parkdale, OR; BITE OF BEND-BEER RUN; 5K; Bend, OR; EUGENE FATHER’S DAY 10K/5K; 5K, 10K; Eugene, OR; ALL-COMERS TRACK & FIELD SERIES - MEET #4; Track & Field; Shoreline, WA; ORRC SUMMER SOLSTICE 5K AND KIDS’ RUN AT THE OREGON ZOO; Kids, 5K; Portland, OR; RETREAT GOLDEN - YOGA + TRAIL RUNNING RETREAT; 1m, 5K, 10K, 15K, 20K, 13.1m, 26.2m, Clinic; Golden, BC; SOLSTICE RUN; 5K; Wenatchee, WA; SAINT EDWARD SOLSTICE SUNSET RUN; 10K, 13.1m; Kenmore, WA; WILD WOMAN TRAIL MARATHON, 50K AND RELAY; 26.2m, 50K, Relay; Trout Lake, WA; BRISTOW 24 HOUR RUN; 100m; Eugene, OR; MARY’S PEAK TRAIL RUN; 25K, 50K, 50m; Blodgett, OR; OREGON BREWERY RUNNING SERIES - ECLIPTIC BREWING 5K FUN RUN; 5K; Portland, OR; SILVAN RIDGE TWILIGHT 5; 5K; Eugene, OR; SUMMER HALF CLASSIC; 13.1m; Coburg, OR; TAYLOR MOUNTAIN TRAIL RUN; 5m, 13.1m, 26.2m, 50K; Issaquah, WA; DEFEAT MYELOMA; 1m, 5K; Seattle, WA; SUNSHINE SALUTATION TRAIL RUN; 5m, 10 mile; Redmond, WA; ALL-COMERS TRACK & FIELD SERIES - MEET #5; Track & Field; Shoreline, WA; PACIFIC CREST TRAIL RUNS 28K AND 50K; 28K, 50K; Sunriver, OR; MISSOULA MARATHON; Kids, 13.1, 26.2; Missoula, MT; PACIFIC CREST HALF MARATHON & MARATHON; 13.1m, 26.2m; Sunriver, OR; AMANI CENTER RACE AGAINST CHILD ABUSE - NORTH; 5K, 10K; Clatskanie, OR; PACIFIC CREST 5K/10K RUN & WALK; 5K, 10K; Sunriver, OR; PACIFIC CREST KID’S 1-MILE & 1/2-MILE DASH; Kids; Sunriver, OR; ALL-COMERS TRACK & FIELD SERIES - MEET #6; Track & Field; Shoreline, WA;

7/4 SALEM STARS & STRIPES Kids, 5K, 10K, 13.1m, 26.2m, Relay; Helena, MT;

BEACH TO CHOWDER 5/10K; 5K, 10K; Long Beach, WA; 6/8 COUGAR MOUNTAIN TRAIL RUN SERIES #2; 5K, 8.2m, 14.5m; Newcastle, WA; 6/8 DASH FOR A CURE 5K & 10K RUN/WALK; 5K, 10K; Moses Lake, WA; 6/8 FALL CITY DAYS FUN RUN; Kids, 5K, 10K; Fall City, WA; 6/8 HELVETIA HALF MARATHON, 10K, 5K; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Hillsboro, OR; 6/8 LOOP THE LUPE!; 5K, Mud/Obstacle; Seattle, WA; 6/8 RACE BENEATH THE SUN; Kids, 5m; Bellingham, WA; 6/8 ROCK ‘N’ ROLL SEATTLE; 13.1m, 26.2m; Seatle, WA; 6/8 SNOQUALMIE VALLEY RUN; 10K, 13.1m; Carnation, WA; 6/9 DIRTY HALF; 13.1m; Bend, OR; 6/9 BEAR RUN & WALK; 5K; Maple Valley, WA; 6/9 RUN FOR THE HILLS; Kids, 2m, 8K, 30K; Corvallis, OR; 6/9 THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL MARATHON; 26.2m; North Bend, WA; 6/10 ALL COMER’S TRACK AND FIELD; Track & Field Meet; Bellingham, WA;

Run the bridges! Flat fast 5K and 10K over the Salem bridges.



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5K, 10K, 13.1m; St. Paul, OR; MAGNUSON SERIES SUMMER SPIRIT RUN; 5K, 10K, 15K; Seattle, WA; POINT RUSTON INDEPENDENCE DAY 5K; 5K; Ruston, Wa, WA; RIVER RUN ON THE FOURTH; 5K, 10K; Wenatchee, WA; THE HEROES’ CHALLENGE; 5K, 10K; Washougal, WA; CHUCKANUT FOOT RACE; 7m; Bellingham, WA; MT ASHLAND 5K; 5K; Ashland, OR; RED, WHITE, & BLUES 10K; Kids, 10K; West Linn, OR;

7/7 FUELED BY FINE WINE HALF MARATHON Combine your passion for running and love of fine wine in one event! A breathtaking 13.1 miles through vineyards followed by an after party with Oregon’s finest wines!

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Kids, 5K, 10K; Salem, OR;

FOOT TRAFFIC FLAT HALF & FULL MARATHON, 5K & 10K; 5K, 10K, 13.1m, 26.2m; Portland, OR;

7/4 FOUR ON THE FOURTH; Kids, 4m; Steilacoom, WA; 7/4 FREEDOM 5K; 5K; Molalla, OR; 7/4 FREEDOMTHON; 5K; Beaverton, OR; 7/4 INDEPENDENCE DAY 5K/10K/HALF MARATHON;


CARKEEK WARMER TRAIL RUN; 5K, 10K; Seattle, WA; ALL-COMERS TRACK & FIELD SERIES - MEET #7; Track & Field; Shoreline, WA; SHORELINE RUN; 10K; Richland, WA; COUGAR MOUNTAIN TRAIL RUN SERIES #3; 5K, 10.8m, 19.5m; Newcastle, WA; ELLENSBURG CAREY LAKES RUN; 5K; Ellensburg, WA; GREY ROCK - 50K, 25K, 12K; 12K, 25K, 50K; Yakima, WA; MT. HOOD 50; 50m; Timothy Lake, OR; OREGON TRAIL GAME 5K + KIDS RACE; Kids, 5K; Oregon City, OR; TOUR DES CHUTES AND COPA FAMILY 5K; 5K, Bike Tour; Bend, OR; ANNUAL BARE BUNS FUN RUN~WEST; Kids, 5K; Issaquah, WA; DESCHUTES DASH MULTISPORT EVENT; 5K, 10K, Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri, Sprint Du, Olympic Du, Sprint Aquabike, Olympic Aquabike; Bend, OR; MT. HOOD 50 - 25K; 25K; Timothy Lake, OR; MT. HOOD 50K; 50K; Mt. Hood, OR; ALL-COMERS TRACK & FIELD SERIES - MEET #8; Track & Field; Shoreline, WA; CHELANMAN MULTISPORT WEEKEND 10K, 13.1m; Chelan, WA; FLOAT DODGER 5K; 5K; Seattle, WA; LORD HILL PIE HIGH TRAIL RUN; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Snohomish, WA; OREGON SUMMER HALF MARATHON; 10K, 13.1m, 26.2m; Banks Vernonia Trail, OR; SEASIDE BEACH RUN AND PROM WALK; Kids, 5K, 10K; Seaside, OR; HAGG LAKE 5K & 14MI TRAIL RUN; 5K; Gaston, OR; SEWARD SIZZLER TRAIL RUN; 4.2m, 10K; Seattle, WA; ALL-COMERS TRACK & FIELD SERIES - MEET #9; Track & Field; Shoreline, WA; BALLON BLAST KIDS RACE; Kids; Bend, OR; ANGRY OWL ULTRAMARATHONS 24/12/6 HOUR RUNS; Various; Salem, OR; DEER PARK ROUND ABOUT 5K; 5K; Deer Park, WA FOOT TRAFFIC UNIVERSITY FALL 5K, 10K & HALF, AND FULL MARATHON TRAINING; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Portland, OR; SEAFAIR TORCHLIGHT 5K & 8K RUN PRESENTED BY SWEDISH; 5K, 8K; Seattle, WA;

7/28 7TH ANNUAL BEAVERTON SUN RUN Medal for each participant! Beer and Food at the end. Enjoy a nice run that goes over parts of the Fanno Creek Trail in Beaverton.

5K, 10K; Beaverton, OR;

Discover Running In Southern Oregon World class scenery and a warm, welcoming community await you.

June 14-15,2019

Team relay for 6 or 12 runners with 218 miles of incredible Southern Oregon scenery, starting at Applegate Lake and finishing in Brookings, OR.

October 12,2019

Fast, downhill Boston Qualifier marathon on the paved Bear Creek Greenway. Prize purse of $8000. Half marathon and 10k options too. Use code NWR2019 for 10% off all events.

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THE ‘ORIGINAL’ BARE BUNS FUN RUN; 5K, Clothing Optional; Loon Lake, WA; TWILIGHT HALF MARATHON; 1m, 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Vancouver, WA; ALL-COMERS TRACK & FIELD SERIES - MEET #10; Track & Field; Shoreline, WA; CRAWFISH CRAWL RELAY & HALF MARATHON RUN/WALK; 13.1m, Relay; Tualatin, OR; THE LUCKY TRIATHLON FESTIVAL - SUNSET 5K & 10K; Kids Tri, 5K, 10K; Woodland, WA; BOTHELL 5K; 5K; Bothell, WA COUNTRY GIRL; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Portland, OR; COUNTRY GIRL HALF MARATHON; Kids, 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Portland, OR; GET YOUR REAR IN GEAR - PORTLAND; 1m, 5K; Portland, OR; RACE FOR THE HOMELESS; Kids, 5K, 10K; Vancouver, WA; RUN FOR THE OAKS; 5K, 10K; Rickreall, OR; SHOC WALK & RUN 5K/10K FOR OVARIAN CANCER; 1m, 5K, 10K; Gladstone, OR; TIGER PEAK CHALLENGE; 13.1m, 26.2m, 50K; Issaquah, WA; VOLCANIC 50; 50K; Cougar, WA; PACIFIC CITY BEACH CHALLENGE; Kids, 5K, 10K; Pacific City, OR; SUMMER EDDY TRAIL RUN; 4m, 8m; Kenmore, WA; ALL-COMERS TRACK & FIELD SERIES - MEET #11; Track & Field; Shoreline, WA; BIGFOOT 100K; 100K; Cougar, WA; BIGFOOT 200 MILE ENDURANCE RUN; 200m; Randle, WA; BIGFOOT 40 MILE; 40m; Cougar, WA; HAULIN’ ASPEN; 13.1m, 26.2m; Bend, OR; ORRC GARLIC FESTIVAL - 5K, 10K, AND HALF MARATHON; 5K, 10K; North Plains, OR; COUGAR MOUNTAIN TRAIL RUN SERIES #4; 5K, 14.5m, 26.2m; Newcastle, WA; GALLOPING GERTIE HALF MARATHON/10K/5K; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Gig Harbor, WA; HIGH STREET HUSTLE 8K 5K 1K; Kids, 5K, 8K; Salem, OR; RACE THE RESERVE; 5K, 10K, 13.1m, 26.2m; Coupeville, WA; SCANDIA RUN; Kids, 5K, 10K; Junction City, OR;

8/11 BRIDGE OF THE GODS RUN Exciting summer Half Marathon & 10K in the Scenic Columbia Gorge that runs through two states, over five historic bridges and finishes on an island. Large finishers medal, swag bag, chip timing, catered lunch, free massage, and free beer included! 10K, 13.1m; Cascade Locks, OR; 8/11 8/14 8/16 8/17 8/17 8/17 8/17 8/17 8/18 8/18 8/20 8/24 8/24 8/24 8/25

LAKE UNION 10K; 10K; Seattle, WA; ALL-COMERS TRACK & FIELD SERIES - MEET #12; Track & Field; Shoreline, WA; COLUMBIA RIVER SUNSET 5K & 10K; 5K, 10K; Vancouver, WA; HUCKLEBERRY HALF MARATHON; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Welches, OR; MAGNUSON SERIES SUMMER FITNESS DAY; 5K, 10K, 15K, 13.1m; Seattle, WA; ROSES ON THE RIVER; 5K, 10K; Portland, OR; SUMMER BLAST AT REDMOND WATERSHED; 5m, 10m, 13.1m, 26.2m; Redmond, WA; TACOMA NARROWS HALF MARATHON; 13.1m, Relay; Tacoma, WA; GIRLFRIENDS FITNESS FESTIVAL 5K RUN/WALK; 5K; Vancouver, WA; GNAR GNAR; 10K; Government Camp, OR; INTERLAKEN ICE CREAM DASH; 5K, 10K; Seattle, WA; CANBY DAHLIA RUN; 10K, 13.1m; Canby, OR; RUN A MUK; 5K, 10K; Monroe, WA; SEATTLE MARATHON 5K/10K + Kids Fun Run; Kids, 5K, 10K; Seattle, WA; IRON HORSE HALF MARATHON; 13.1m; North Bend, WA;

Set in beautiful Sunriver, Oregon this premiere running event includes a Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and Kid’s Race. Benefiting St. Charles Cancer Services.

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HARDESTY HARDCORE; 5.m, 14.5m; Lowell, OR; HERO-UP HALF-MARATHON & 5K; Kids, 5K, 13.1m; Tigard, OR; OREGON WINE COUNTRY HALF MARATHON; 13.1m, Relay; Yamhill County, OR; ORRC GREENWAY TRAIL TRIAL 10K; 10K; Beaverton, OR; EUGENE BREWS CRUISE 5K; 5K; Eugene, OR; LABOR DAY HALF; Kids, 5K, 13.1m; Redmond, WA; OVERLAKE MEDICAL CENTER LABOR DAY HALF; Kids, 5m, 13.1m; Redmond, WA; BEST IN THE WEST HIGH NOON HALF AND 5K; 5K, 13.1m; Sweet Home, OR; GOAT RUN (Great Olympic Adventure Trail Run); 13.1m, 26.2m, 50K; Port Angeles, WA; MIDDLE FORK TRAIL RUN; 10K, 13.1m, 22m, 50K; North Bend, WA; NUT 100K & 50K; 50K, 100K; Glide, OR; OREGON FALL HALF MARATHON; 5K, 10K, 13.1m, 26.2m; Canby, OR; BEAT BEETHOVEN’S 5TH 5K RUN/WALK; Kids, 5K; Bend, OR; APPLETREE SUNSET 5K; 5K; Vancouver, WA; BRIDGE OF THE GODDESS HALF MARATHON & 10K; 10K, 13.1m; Cascade Locks, OR; COTTAGE GROVE HALF MARATHON; 10K, 13.1m; Cottage Grove, OR; APPLETREE MARATHON & HALF MARATHON; 13.1m, 26.2m; Vancouver, WA; SCENIC HALF MARATHON; 10K, 13.1m; Sandpoint, ID; GOLDEN ULTRA; 5K, 10K, 20K, 13.1m, 20 mile, 50K, 50m, Relay; Golden, BC; HAPPY GIRLS RUN-SPOKANE; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Spokane, WA; INDIAN SUMMER HALF-MARATHON; 5K, 13.1m; Richland, WA; ORRC BEST DAM RUN 10K; 10K; Estacada, OR; MOLALLA RIVER TRAIL RACE; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Molalla, OR; MONKEY FACE HALF MARATHON; 4m, 13.1m, Relay; Terrebonne, OR; MOUNTAIN LAKES 100; 100m; Detroit, OR; PARADISE VALLEY TRAIL RUN; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Seattle, WA; RUN THE DAM; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Grand Coulee, WA; SUNSET ON THE SPRINGWATER; 10K, 13.1m; Sellwood, OR; TEHALEH TRAIL RUN; Kids, 5K, 10K, 13.1m, 26.2m; Bonney Lake, WA; ROTARY MULTI-SPORT RIVERFEST; 5K, 10K, Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri, Sprint Du, Olympic Du; Salem, OR; BEAVERTON HALF MARATHON & 5K; 5K, 13.1m; Beaverton, OR; BORING MARATHON, HALF-BORING HALF, AND CONSTANTLY BORING 8K; 8K, 13.1m, 26.2m; Boring/Gresham, OR; ORCA HALF MARATHON; 13.1m; Seattle, WA; STREET SCRAMBLE FREMONT OKTOBERFEST; Adv Race; Seattle, WA; SUNDAE RUNDAY; 5K, 10K; Seattle, WA; OAKRIDGE TRIPLE SUMMIT CHALLENGE; 3-Day, Various; Oakridge, OR;

9/29 BELLINGHAM BAY MARATHON Come run what is often called the most beautiful race in the Pacific Northwest. Full, half, 10K, 5K and relay.

5K, 10K, 13.1m; Salem, OR; 10/12 THE ROGUE MARATHON

10K, 13.1m, 26.2m; Ashland, OR;

10/12 ORRC BLUE LAKE RUNS 5K, HALF MARATHON & KIDS’ RUN; 10/12 10/12 10/12 10/12 10/12 10/13 10/13 10/13 10/13 10/13 10/13 10/19 10/19 10/19 10/19

BURIEN BRAT TROT; 1m, 5K; Burien, WA; HARVEST CLASSIC 10K RUN AND 5K RUN/WALK Kids, 5K, 10K; Longview, WA; 10/5 DRT 11; 11m (trail); Bend, OR; 10/5 WHIDBEY WOODS TRAIL RUN; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Langley, WA;

Kids, 5K, 13.1m; Fairview, OR; DEFIANCE 50K/30K/15K; 15K, 50K; Tacoma, WA; ELK KING TRAIL RACES; 25k, 26.2m, 50K; Tillamook, OR; HELL OF THE NORTHWEST TRAIL RUN; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Monroe, OR; OREGON BREWERY RUNNING SERIES - 54-40 BREWING 5K FUN RUN; 5K; Washougal, WA; RUN WITH THE KOKANEE; 5K, 10K; Issaquah, WA; CITY OF TREES MARATHON; 13.1m, 26.2m; Boise, ID; GIRLFRIENDS RUN FOR A CURE 5K, 10K, HALF MARATHON AND PINK BRIGADE; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Vancouver, WA; GREAT COLUMBIA CROSSING 10K RUN / WALK; 10K; Astoria, OR; GOODLIFE FITNESS VICTORIA MARATHON; Kids, 8K, 10K, 13.1m; VICTORIA, BC; SNOHOMISH RIVER RUN; 10K, 13.1m, 26.2m; Snohomish, WA; THE SPOKANE MARATHON; 10K, 13.1m, 26.2m, Relay; Spokane, WA; HAYDEN LAKE MARATHON, HALF MARATHON, AND QUARTER MARATHON; 10K, 13.1m, 26.2m; Hayden, ID; OKTOBERFEST TRAIL RUNS; 8K, 10m; Leavenworth, WA; REGATTA RUN; 5K; Tualatin, OR; THE BLANCHARD BEAST 10 MILE TRAIL RACE; 10m; Bow, WA;

10/20 COLUMBIA GORGE MARATHON AND HALF MARATHON Beautiful fall Marathon and Half Marathon that showcases the Scenic Columbia Gorge at peak of fall colors making it one of the most scenic runs in the country! Large finishers medal, swag bag, chip timing, catered lunch, and free massage included! 13.1m, 26.2m; Hood River, OR; 10/26 ORRC AUTUMN LEAVES 50/50 - 50 MILE & 50K ULTRA RUNS; 50K,

50m; St. Paul, OR;


10/26 GRANTS PASS MARATHON, 1/2, 10K AND 5K; Kids, 5K, 10K, 13.1m, 26.2m;

Grants Pass, OR;

10/26 HALLOWEEN RUN: 5k, 10k, Obstacle Dash!; Kids, 5K, 10K; Seattle, WA;


SCHOOL; 5K; Portland, OR;

10/27 SCARY RUN 5K, 10K AND HALF MARATHON; 5K, 10K, 13.1m;

Washougal, WA;


Richland, WA;

10/27 COUGAR MOUNTAIN TRAIL RUN; 7.6m, 7.6 mile, 19.5m, 50K;

Newcastle, WA;

10/27 HALLOWEENATHON; 5K, 10K, 15K; Aloha, OR; 10/27 RUN LIKE HELL; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Portland, OR; 10/27 RUN SCARED 5K AND 10K; Kids, 5K, 10K; Seattle, WA; 11/2 HAPPY GIRLS RUN SISTERS; 5K, 13.1m; Sisters, OR; 11/2 CARKEEK COOLER TRAIL RUN; 5K, 10K; Seattle, WA; 11/2 LAKE WASHINGTON HALF MARATHON; 13.1m; Kirkland, WA; 11/2

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Experience The Spirit of Oregon by running through Oregon’s capitol city and feasting post race on beer, wine, and goodies from all regions of Oregon.

Kids, 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Sunriver, OR;

5K, 10K, 13.1m, 26.2m, Relay; Bellingham, WA;




11/2 11/2 11/3 11/3 OREGON BREWERY RUNNING SERIES - BASE CAMP BREWING CO; 5K; Portland, OR; SILVER FALLS TRAIL 50K, MARATHON AND 7 MILE; 10K, 26.2m, 50K; Silverton, OR; ZEITGEIST HALF MARATHON; 13.1m; Boise, ID; AUTUMN TRAILS EUGENE; 3.5m, 6m, 10 mile, 16m; Eugene, OR; SILVER FALLS TRAIL HALF MARATHON; 13.1m; Silverton, OR;


11/9 BEND ALE RUN Enjoy this fall run along the foothills of the Cascade Mountain Range’s dry side with views of snow-capped peaks lining the course. Participants get catered lunch and free entry (and beer) to the Bend Ale Festival post-race.




6 Friends. 50 miles. One day. One van. Central Oregon’s best breweries. A unique “beer relay” - run and sample amazing craft beer along the course!

Enjoy refreshments before and after, special gift for finishers, free massage, half marathoners receive a custom medal and there is a costume contest!


10K, 13.1m; Bend, OR; 11/9 11/9 11/9 11/10 11/16 11/16 11/17 11/28 11/28 11/28 11/28 11/28 11/28 11/28 11/28 11/30 12/1

COLUMBIA CLASSIC; 2m, 10m; Richland, WA; MUD AND CHOCOLATE 4.5 MILE RUN; 4.5m; Redmond, WA; OREGON BREWERY RUNNING SERIES - BAERLIC BREWING 5K FUN RUN; 5K; Portland, OR; MONTEREY BAY HALF MARATHON; Kids, 5K, 13.1m; Monterey, CA; GRAND RIDGE TRAIL RUN; 5m, 13.1m, 26.2m, 50K; Issaquah, WA; RAVENNA REFRESHER TRAIL RUN; 8K, 4K, 12K; Seattle, WA; DUCK BEAVER RIVALRY RUN 5K, 10K & HALF; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Tualatin, OR; ORRC/COLUMBIA BANK TURKEY TROT AT THE ZOO; Kids, 4m; Portland, OR; THE GOBBLER’S REVENGE (OMRR); 2.5m Walk, 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Albany, OR; GIVE N’ GOBBLE; 5K, 10K; Sherwood, OR; SEATTLE TURKEY TROT; 5K; Seattle, WA; THANKSGIVING DAY: 5k, 10k, kids dash; Kids, 5K, 10K; Seattle, WA; TURKEY DAY 5K AND 5 MILE RUN; 5K, 5m; Redmond, WA; TURKEY ON THE RUN; Kids, 5K, 12k; Wenatchee, WA; TURKEY TROT EUGENE; 2m, 4m; Eugene, OR; FRIENDSGIVING 5K, 10K, HALF MARATHON; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Springfield, OR; AMICA INSURANCE SEATTLE MARATHON; 13.1m, 26.2m; Seattle, WA;

Relay; Bend, OR; Kids, 5K, 10K, 13.1m; St. Helens, OR; 12/7

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UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER RUN 5K, 10K; Ridgefield, WA; FROZEN TRAIL RUNFEST; 5K, 15K, 25K, 50K; Eugene, OR; SHELLBURG FALLS TRAIL RUN; 5m; Lyons, OR; STREET SCRAMBLE AT THE MARKET; Adv Race; Seattle, WA; EUGENE HOLIDAY HALF MARATHON & HUSTLE 10K/5K; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Eugene, OR; SEWARD SOLSTICE TRAIL RUN; 4.2m, 10K; Seattle, WA; HOLIDAY FUN RUN: 5K, 10K, 15K KIDS DASH; Kids, 5K, 10K, 15K; Seattle, WA; LAMPSON CABLE BRIDGE RUN; 1m, 5K, 10K; Pasco, WA; JINGLE BELLS RUN; 5K, 15K; Eugene, OR; OY VEY 5K; 5K; Mercer Island, WA;

6/8 6/9

SAWTOOTH RELAY; Relay; Sun Valley, ID; GORGEOUS HOOD TO HOOD RELAY; Relay; Government Camp, OR;

6/14 ALASKA RELAY Overnight relay running in the great north. 185 miles and 12 friends. Beautiful mountains, shoreline runs, late night sun, and a waterfront finish in Seward.

Relay; Anchorage, AK; 6/14

WILD ROGUE RELAY Relay; Applegate Lake, OR;

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EVENT GUIDE 6/15 BOULDER BEER CHASE 6 Friends. 50 miles. One day. One van. Boulder’s best breweries. A unique “beer relay” - run and sample amazing craft beer along the course with a specular view of the Colorado Rockies.

8/16 SPOKANE TO SANDPOINT RELAY Inland Northwest’s premier overnight relay. 200 miles. 12 friends. World class trails along the Spokane River. Beach finish at Lake Pend Oreille. Memories for a lifetime.

Relay; Boulder, CO;

Relay; Spokane, WA;

3/23 4/6 4/6 4/14 4/14 4/14 4/28 5/5

6/29 7/12

ROSE CITY RELAY; Relay; Portland, OR; REEBOK RAGNAR NORTHWEST PASSAGE; Relay; Blaine to Langley, WA; 7/13 CSC BARREL TO KEG RELAY; Relay; Philomath, OR; 7/14 GORGEOUS WINE COUNTRY RELAY; Relay; Dundee, OR;

8/2 CASCADE LAKES RELAY 12 Friends. 2 Vans. 216 miles of Oregon’s most challenging running relay course traveling through the Oregon Outback from Diamond Lake into the community of Bend.


HOOD TO COAST/PORTLAND TO COAST RELAYS; Relay; Mt. Hood, OR; 8/23 RAGNAR TRAIL RAINIER-WA; Relay; Crystal Mountain, WA; 9/15 GORGEOUS RELAY; Relay; Hood River, OR; 10/5 HOOD TO COAST HIGH DESERT; Relay; Bend, OR; 10/6 GORGEOUS COAST RELAY; Relay; Astoria, OR; 10/19 THE MORAN CONSTITUTIONAL RELAY; Relay; Olga, WA; 10/20 TRAILS TO TAPS RELAY; Relay; Bellingham, WA; 12/8 CIVIL WAR RELAY; Relay; Eugene, OR; 2/22/20 SAN DIEGO BEER CHASE Relay; San Diego, CA;


5/11 5/18 5/19 5/26 6/1 6/1 6/1 6/2


PMS Spot Colors Green: 369u Light Blue: 306u Dark Blue: 2965u Orange: 151u

Triple Threat Triathlon Series! Compete in three South Sound sprint triathlons this summer. Get a discounted price and a special medal.

Black Hills June 16, SummerFEST July 13, Bonney Lake Triathlon August 31. Register at

6/2 6/8 6/8 6/9 6/16 6/22


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SPRING INTO ACTION: 5K, 10K, 15K, KIDS DASH, DUATHLON!; Sprint Du; Seattle, WA; BEAVER FREEZER; Sprint Tri; Corvallis, OR; SISKIYOU SPRINT TRIATHLON/DUATHLON; Sprint (pool) Tri, Sprint Du, Youth Tri, Youth Du; Grants Pass, OR; SPRING CLASSIC DUATHLON & HOME DEPOT HALF, 10K & 5K; 5K, 10K, 13.1m, Sprint Du; Portland, OR; SAC TRI; Sprint (pool) Tri; Snohomish, WA; THE 31ST GRIZZLY TRIATHLON; Sprint (pool) Tri; Missoula, MT; MT RAINIER DUATHLON LONG AND SHORT COURSES; Sprint Du, Olympic Du; Enumclaw, WA; PORTLAND TRI CLUB - MOCK TRIATHLON; Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri, Clinic; Vancouver, WA; HEART OF THE VALLEY TRIATHLON; Sprint (pool) Tri, Sprint Du, Kids Tri, Youth Tri; Corvallis, OR; RAGE IN THE SAGE DUATHLON; Sprint Du, Off Road Du; Benton City, WA; WESTWOOD LAKE TRIATHLON; Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri; Nanaimo, BC; ONION MAN TRIATHLON; Olympic Tri; Walla Walla, WA; PDX TRIATHLON AT BLUE LAKE; Kids Tri, Super Sprint Tri, Super Sprint Du, Super Sprint Aquabike; Fairview, OR; LAKE WILDERNESS TRIATHLON; Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri, Sprint Du, Olympic Du, Kids Tri; Maple Valley, WA; WINE CAPITAL OF CANADA TRIATHLON; Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri; Oliver, BC; PDX TRIATHLON AT BLUE LAKE; Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri, Sprint Du, Olympic Du, Sprint Aquabike, Olympic Aquabike; Fairview, OR; OLIVER 1/2 IRON & AQUABIKE; Long Tri, Long Aquabike; Oliver, BC; MOSES LAKE TRIATHLON: For the Health of It!; Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri; Moses Lake, WA; OREGON DUNES SPRINT TRIATHLON & DUATHLON; Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri, Sprint Du, Olympic Du, Sprint Aquabike, Olympic Aquabike; Dunes City, OR; 406 DUATHLON CHALLENGE AND 5K CHALLENGE; 5K, Sprint Du, Long Du; Billings, MT; BLACK HILLS TRIATHLON; Sprint Tri, Sprint Du; Lacey, WA; PADDEN TRIATHLON; Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri; Bellingham, WA;

April 20, 2019


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4/7 Gorge Gravel Grinder

The Dalles, Oregon provides the most amazing spring time riding conditions in the Northwest. The warm marine air flows through the Columbia River Gorge to the arid reaches of the Cascade Mountain Range rain shadow providing warm dry conditions. This spring classic is one of the first gravel grinders in the Northwest and treats riders to amazing views of the Gorge, Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams. With a small, medium, and big grinder distances available there is something for everyone! Gravel Race; The Dalles, OR

7/13 7/13 7/13 7/13 7/14 7/14 7/20

7/20 7/20 7/21 7/21 7/27

4/26 Cascade Gravel Grinder

Bend, Oregon is a mecca for all things cycling. World Class mountain biking and road cycling, it was only a matter of time before the gravel scene hit this mountain town in full force. The Cascade Gravel Grinder is a three day omnium style race that showcases the mountains, forests, and high deserts that surround the city. Three days and three distinctly different rides. Best of all it is an omnium so you can choose to do one, two or all three rides! Gravel Race; Bend, OR

7/27 7/27 8/4 8/4 8/4 8/9 8/10 8/10 8/10 8/17 8/17 8/17 8/18 8/24

6/19 Oregon Trail Gravel Grinder

Bend, Oregon will host a first of its kind event in North America! The Oregon Trail Gravel Grinder is a pioneering event that takes riders on a 5 day point to point stage race throughout the center of the beautiful state of Oregon. Twice crossing the mighty Cascade Mountain Range via historic wagon roads this event will take riders through a wide variety of scenery and climates. From high deserts, to old growth forests, to raging rivers, to high alpine terrain, you will see it all. Best of all is the amenities that will be included with the event. So whether you are a seasoned pro looking to red-line it or an adventurous weekend warrior looking to simply finish 5 days of the most amazing ride this event has something for you! Gravel Race; Sisters, OR


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8/31 8/31 9/6


9/7 9/14 9/15

GRANITE MAN TRI SPORT WEEKEND; Sprint Tri, Off Road Tri, Sprint Du, Off Road Du, Sprint Aquabike, Long Aquabike, Kids Tri; Applegate Lake, OR; PACIFIC CREST KIDS SPLASH, PEDAL-N-DASH; Kids; Sunriver, OR; PACIFIC BEASTMAN TRI, ENDURANCE DU & AQUABIKE; Long Tri, Long Du, Long Aquabike; Sunriver, OR; PACIFIC CREST OLYMPIC TRI, DU & AQUABIKE AND ULTRA SPRINT TRI, DU & AQUABIKE; Olympic Tri, Olympic Du, Olympic Aquabike; Sunriver, OR; ELTON HOME TEAM EASTSIDE TRIATHLON; Sprint Tri, Kids Tri; Issaquah, WA; RIGHTEOUS RICHLAND SPRINT TRIATHLON; Sprint Tri, Off Road Tri; Richland, WA; LAKE WHATCOM TRIATHLON; Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri, Youth Du; Bellingham, WA; LAKEWOOD SUMMERFEST TRIATHLON; Sprint Tri; Lakewood, WA; ELLENSBURG TRIATHLON; Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri; Ellensburg, WA; JEDI MOUNTAIN BIKE WEEKEND; 5K, Long Du, Off Road Du; Ashland, OR; DESCHUTES DASH MULTISPORT EVENT; 5K, 10K, Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri, Sprint Du, Olympic Du, Sprint Aquabike, Olympic Aquabike; Bend, OR; SPRING MEADOW TRIATHLON; Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri, Sprint Aquabike, Olympic Aquabike, Kids Tri; Helena, MT; CHELANMAN MULTISPORT WEEKEND Sat: Olympic Tri, Long Tri; Sun: Tri-A-Tri, Sprint Tri, Kids Tri; Chelan, WA; HAGG LAKE TRIATHLON, DUATHLON & AQUABIKE; Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri, Sprint Du, Olympic Du, Sprint Aquabike, Olympic Aquabike; Forest Grove, OR; TIGER TRI; Olympic Tri; Colville, WA; HAGG LAKE OFF-ROAD SPRINT TRI, DU & AQUABIKE; Off Road Sprint Tri, Off Road Sprint Du, Off Road Aquabike; Forest Grove, OR; MONTANA WOMEN’S TRIATHLON; Sprint (pool) Tri; Helena, MT; WHIDBEY ISLAND TRIATHLON Sprint Tri; Langley, WA; POWER OF PASCO SPRINT TRIATHLON; Sprint Tri; Pasco, WA; ROLF PRIMA TRI AT THE GROVE; Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri, Sprint Du, Olympic Du, Kids Tri, Youth Tri; Cottage Grove, OR; THE LUCKY TRIATHLON FESTIVAL; First Tri, Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri, Sprint Du, Olympic Du, Sprint Aquabike, Olympic Aquabike; Woodland, WA; BELLINGHAM YOUTH TRIATHLON; Kids Tri; Bellingham, WA; ELK LAKE TRI/DU/AQUABIKE; Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri, Olympic Du, Olympic Aquabike; Victoria, BC; TRIUMPH IRON RELAY; Long Tri, Iron Distance Tri, Relay Tri; Corvallis, OR; COEUR D’ALENE TRIATHLON AND DUATHLON; Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri, Olympic Du; Coeur D alene, ID; LAKE TYE TRIATHLON; Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri, Youth Tri; Monroe, WA; LAKE TYE YOUTH TRIATHLON; Youth Tri; Monroe, WA; AQUAMAN DUATHLON; Run, Swim, Run; Richland, WA; COLUMBIA RIVER TRIATHLON & FITNESS FESTIVAL; Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri, Sprint Du, Olympic Du, Sprint Aquabike, Olympic Aquabike; Vancouver, WA; LAKE MERIDIAN TRIATHLON; Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri; Kent, WA; GIRLFRIENDS ALL WOMEN’S TRI, DU & AQUABIKE; 5K, Sprint Tri, Sprint Du, Sprint Aquabike; Vancouver, WA; TITANIUM MAN JUNIOR TRIATHLON; Kids Tri, Youth Tri; Richland, WA; BONNEY LAKE TRIATHLON (Olympic and Sprint); Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri; Bonney Lake, WA; PLUTONIUM MAN TRIATHLON; Olympic Tri; Richland, WA; BEST IN THE WEST TRIATHLON FESTIVAL; 5K, 13.1m, Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri, Long Tri, Sprint Du, Olympic Du, Long Du, Sprint Aquabike, Olympic Aquabike, Long Aquabike, Kids Tri, Youth Tri, Youth Du; Foster, OR; LAKE OF THE WOODS TRI SPORT WEEKEND; 5K, 13.1m, 26.2m, Sprint Tri, Long Tri, Sprint Du, Long Du, Sprint Aquabike, Olympic Aquabike, Long Aquabike, Kids Tri, Youth Du; Klamath Falls, OR; LAKE STEVENS TRIATHLON (Olympic and Sprint); Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri; Lake Stevens, WA; BLACK DIAMOND TRIATHLON; Sprint Tri, Long Tri; Enumclaw, WA; CULTUS LAKE TRIATHLON - SPRINT/STANDARD/HALF IRON/AQUABIKE; Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri, Long Tri, Long Aquabike; Cultus Lake, BC;

9/22 ROTARY MULTI-SPORT RIVERFEST Triathlon, Duathlon, 5K and 10K events encompassing three parks, two bridges, and one river. Food, drinks, familyfriendly atmosphere at Riverfront Park open to all visitors! 5K, 10K, Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri, Sprint Du, Olympic Du; Salem, OR;


MY MUDDY VALENTINE; 1m, 5K, Mud/Obstacle; Lee Farms, OR; THE SISKIYOU CHALLENGE; Multi-sport, Relay/Solo; Ashland, OR;

5/5 SALEM RIVER 2 RIDGE Experience the beauty of the Willamette Valley and Silver Falls State park with the Salem River 2 Ridge Relay. 6mi down river paddle, 40mi bike, and 6mi run – individuals or teams.

Multi-sport, Relay/Solo; Salem, OR; 5/18

SELCO POLE PEDAL PADDLE; Multi-sport, Relay/Solo; Bend, OR; 5/25 STREET SCRAMBLE GIG HARBOR; Adv Race; Gig Harbor, WA; 5/26 SKI TO SEA; Multi-sport, Relay/Solo; Bellingham, WA; 6/1 GAP2GAP; Multi-sport, Relay/Solo; Yakima, WA; 6/1 THE TEANAWAY NAVIGATION RACE; Adv Race; Cle Elum, WA; 6/8 KULSHAN QUEST AR; Adv Race; Bellingham, WA; 6/9 BELLINGHAM SWIMRUN; SwimRun; Bellingham, WA; 6/15 MT. ADAMS RIDE AND TIE; Ride & Tie 12 and 30 miles; Trout Lake, WA; 6/30 SEATTLE SWIMRUN; SwimRun; Seattle, WA; 7/19 DAVID THOMPSON PADDLESPORT CLASSIC; 100K, Paddling; Revelstoke, BC; 9/7 ALBANY BEER “RUN”; .3K; Albany, OR; 9/7 RUN FOR SHELTER OCR; 5K, Mud/Obstacle; Chehalis, WA 9/14 BELLINGHAM TRAVERSE; Multi-sport, Relay/Solo; Bellingham, WA; 9/21 ISLAND QUEST AR; Adv Race; East Sound, WA; 9/22 SWIMRUN ORCAS ISLAND; SwimRun; Eastsound, WA; 9/28 THE BIG HURT; Adv Race; Port Angeles, WA; 10/6 STREET SCRAMBLE BELLINGHAM; Adv Race; Bellingham, WA; 10/26 EUGENE MULTI SPORT ADVENTURE; 5K, Run/Bike/Golf; Eugene, OR; 12/7 DECEPTION PASS DASH TIDAL RACE | PNW EXTREME PADDLING EVENT; 6m Paddle; Oak Harbor, WA;




OREGON 12/24 MTB RELAY; MtB; Bend, OR; SUN TOP 9/30/60 MILE MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE; MtB; Enumclaw, WA; 7/20 HIGH CASCADES 100; 100m MtB; Bend, OR; 8/24 CAPITOL FOREST 14/50/100 MILE MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE; MtB; Olympia, WA; 9/20 BEND FAT TIRE TOUR; MtB; Bend, OR;

CYCLING RACES 3/30 4/20 5/4 7/13 8/28 9/6 9/6 9/8 9/21 9/29

PIECE OF CAKE ROAD RACE; Road Race; Hubbard, OR; TWO WHEEL TEN HOUR; Varies; Spokane, WA; OREGON COAST GRAVEL EPIC; Various, Gravel; Waldport, OR; RETURN ON THE JEDI BICYCLE FESTIVAL; Various; Merlin, OR; REBECCA’S PRIVATE IDAHO; MtB; Sun Valley, ID; BEST IN THE WEST 40K BIKE RIDE; Road Race; Sweet Home, OR; BEST IN THE WEST 58 MILE BIKE RIDE; Road Race; Sweet Home, OR; MT. BAKER HILL CLIMB; Road Race; Glacier, WA; KETTLE METTLE DIRTY (Gravel) Fondo; Various, Gravel; Penticton, BC; MT. ASHLAND HILL CLIMB BIKE RACE; MtB; Ashland, OR;


WORST DAY OF THE YEAR RIDE; Bike Tour; Portland, OR; 5/18 SASQUATCH DURO; Road Race, Bike Tour; Oakridge, OR; 6/1 OREGON GRAN FONDO; Road Race, Bike Tour; Cottage Grove, OR; 6/15 COLUMBIA CENTURY CHALLENGE; Bike Tour; Clatskanie, OR; 6/22 PETAL PEDAL; Bike Tour; Silverton, OR; 6/28 TOUR DE CREST - BIKE RIDES AT PACIFIC CREST WEEKEND; Bike Tour; Sunriver, OR; 7/13 KAISER PERMANENTE SEATTLE TO PORTLAND PRESENTED BY ALASKA AIRLINES; Road cycling event, 200 miles; Seattle, WA; 7/13 TOUR DES CHUTES AND COPA FAMILY 5K; 5K, Bike Tour; Bend, OR; 7/20 TOUR DE WHATCOM; Bike Tour; Bellingham, WA; 7/27 AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION TOUR DE CURE; 5K; Hillsboro, OR; 7/27 RIDE AROUND CLARK COUNTY (RACC); Road Race; Vancouver, WA; 7/27 TOUR DE CURE; Various Distances; Hillsboro, OR; 7/28 CYCLE CELEBRATION; 10m, 20m, 50m; Spokane Valley, WA; 8/9 OBLITERIDE; Bike Tour; Seattle, WA; 8/23 RIDE FROM SEATTLE TO VANCOUVER & PARTY; Bike Tour; Seattle - Vancouver, BC, WA; 8/25 CHUCKANUT CLASSIC; Bike Tour; Bellingham, WA; 9/1 THE VINEYARD TOUR; Bike Tour; Roseburg, OR;

Alaska Relay.....................................................................41

Jamba Juice............................................................... 12, 13

Apple Blossom Run................................................... 34

Lay It Out Events...........................................................17

Avenue of the Giants................................................... 8

Legacy Estate Vineyard Run..........................2, 38

Bare Buns Fun Run ~ West.................................. 36

Montana Governor's Cup...................................... 38

Basecamp Bellingham............................................ 35

Negative Split 1/2 Marathon.................................42

Beaverton Sun Run.................................................... 38

Oregon Road Runners Club................................ 36

Bellingham Bay Marathon.................................... 40

Oregon Trail Gravel Grinder................................. 44

Bend Ale Run...................................................................41

Reindeer Run...................................................................41

Bend Beer Chase..........................................................41

Rotary Multi-Sport RiverFest.............................. 44

Bend Marathon............................................................ 43

Run on the River...........................................................37

Bloomsday........................................................................ 15

Salem River 2 Ridge.................................................. 44

Boulder Beer Chase...................................................42

Salem Stars & Stripes.............................................. 38

Bridge of the Gods Run.......................................... 40

Selco Pole Pedal Paddle........................................... 8

Brook Gardner, Real Estate Broker..................47

Spirit of Oregon Half Marathon................. 33, 40

Capital City Marathon................................................41

Spokane To Sandpoint.............................................42

Cascade Gravel Grinder......................................... 44

Sunriver Marathon for a Cause.......................... 40

Cascade Lakes Relay................................................42

The Rogue Marathon.................................................39

Cascade Relays............................................................ 48

Tribute to the Trails Calendar.................................11

ChelanMan......................................................................... 9

Triple Threat Triathlon Series................................42

Club Northwest.............................................................23

Walk/Run for the Animals..................................... 34

Coeur d'Alene Marathon.........................................42

Whatcom Events.............................................................7

Columbia Gorge Marathon................................... 40

Why Racing Events............................................28, 29

Corvallis Half Marathon...........................................37

Wild Rogue Relay........................................................39

Eugene Marathon...................................................3, 37

Willamette Valley Marathon..................................37

Fueled by Fine Wine Half Marathon............... 38

Windermere Marathon.............................................42

Gorge Gravel Grinder............................................... 44

SWIMMING/EXPOS/CLINICS/OTHER 2/2 2/9 2/16 2/16 2/23 6/14 7/4 7/14 7/19 9/7 9/7


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