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EVENT GUIDE 2020

NORTHWEST EDITION

2020 EVENT GUIDE Efficient Workouts for the Time-Crunched 7 Tips to Develop Habits for the Long Run Recovery and Longevity Strategies for Masters Athletes The Emergence of SwimRun

WEEKEND GETAWAY

BEND, OREGON


DISCOVER RUNNING IN SOUTHERN OREGON World class scenery and a warm, welcoming community await you.

Rogue Marathon

The Wild Rogue Relay

Oct 17, 2020

June 12-13, 2020

Fast, downhill Boston Qualifier

Team relay for 6 or 12 runners with

marathon on the paved Bear Creek

218 miles of incredible Southern

Greenway. Prize purse of $8000.

Oregon scenery, starting at Applegate

Half marathon and 10k options too.

Lake and finishing in Brookings, OR.

www.theroguemarathon.com

www.thewildroguerelay.com


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Get your trail running season kicked off early at the Tillamook Burn Trail Run in Timber, OR. PHOTO: Steven Mortinson Film and Photo


ON YOUR MARK, GET SET,

2020 5K 10K

HALF MARATHON

RACE 2020

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S P O K A N E SEPT 19 S I S T E R S NOV 7

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

FEATURES 26

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A LITTLE YOGA FOR BIG BENEFITS Susan Barrows

THE EMERGENCE OF SWIMRUN

Chris Bagg

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WEEKEND GETAWAY: BEND, OR

Paul Lieto & Shannah Werner

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Run/Walks................................................................................................................36 Relays..........................................................................................................................42 Triathlons/Duathlons.......................................................................................44 Mud/Obstacle/Multi-Sport/Adventure Races............................44 Cycling Races........................................................................................................44 Cycling Tours/Rides.........................................................................................44 Swimming/Expos/Clinics/Other...........................................................45

DEPARTMENTS & COLUMNS 8

TRAIL MATTERS: 7 TIPS TO DEVELOP HABITS FOR THE LONG RUN

Paul Lieto

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THE FINISH LINE: IN MEMORIAM: JON CLARK ATHERTON

Brook Gardner

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BRIEFS

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MAXIMUS: EFFICIENT WORKOUTS FOR THE TIME-CRUNCHED

Max King

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THE DIRT: MASTERS FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH: RECOVERY AND LONGEVITY STRATEGIES

Jeff Browning

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CLUB NORTHWEST NOTES

Julia Reade

ON THE COVER: Professional runner, and Hermiston High School Alumni, Tommy Rivers Puzey enjoys a run in Portland, OR. PHOTO: Paul Nelson ABOVE: ÖtillÖ has landed in the states as the sport of Swimrun grows. See our feature article on the emergence of Swimrun. PHOTO: Jakob Edholm

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TRAIL MATTERS

Event Guide 2020 Volume 28, Issue 1 P.O. Box 2370 Bend, OR 97709 (541) 617-0885

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PUBLISHER Brook EDITOR

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COPY EDITOR Susan GRAPHIC DESIGN

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ADVERTISING DIRECTOR Brook

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CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Chris Bagg, Susan Barrows, Jeff Browning, Craig Dean, Adnan Kadir, Max King, David Laney, Paul Lieto, Ruggero Loda, Richard Lorenz, Shannah Werner CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Andy Atkinson, Dina Boswell, Win Goodbody, Ben Moon, Tim Moxey, Paul Nelson, Brian Penrose, Evan Pilchik, Tyler Roemer, Victah Sailer, Glenn Tachiyama, Bob Woodward

The author in the beginning miles of the Wy’east Wonder 50M run at Mt. Hood. PHOTO: Paul Nelson

7 Tips to Develop Habits for the Long Run PAUL LIETO

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I’m currently sitting in my apartment scribbling notes, looking at my bookshelf, reading saved articles, and trying to come up with a topic and cobble together the required word count for this column. If I had developed a better habit for writing, something I’ve tried to commit to numerous times over the past few decades, I wouldn’t be struggling for a topic today. If I had developed the writing habit I desired I’d be able to craft something of worth with less frustration. If I had developed the habit I might even have numerous articles already written from which I could choose. Instead I struggle and procrastinate. Now I have a topic. How can we succeed in the coming year with our intentions, objectives, and specific endeavors? Better yet, how can we make changes that will improve our lives over the long term? Typically our intentions and goals fall into specific areas of our lives. One area tends to be physical such as losing weight, gaining muscle, running a marathon, trying a 5K, or tackling

our first triathlon despite our fear of open water swimming. Then we have objectives with work or finances, maybe getting that promotion or raise, or leaving the vitality-sucking rat race for a vocation more fulfilling. Relationships are important and our resolves are often to be a better husband, wife, parent, friend, or perhaps for us introverts, to do the seemingly simple, but often paralyzingly difficult, task of showing up for the company gathering or local Saturday run. Too often we begin the year with general ideas for goals or resolutions but the exercise of putting this list together is more akin to a warm-up lap around the track than a true workout. We lack the intensity of focus we’d give to the Tuesday night ride or weekend long run up one of the Pacific Northwest’s many mountain peaks. This year we could take that warm-up lap and jot down our basic big picture intentions, but rather than leave it at that and blindly hope for a better year and a better life, we can commit to digging deeper into our list and, with purpose, extract some very


specific steps to give our full attention. For the purpose of staying within my word count and keeping this article aligned with the mission of this magazine, let’s focus on our physical objectives and intentions for the year — and life. Hopefully what we learn from our physical successes, failures, and practices like this we can use in other areas of our lives. I have several physical objectives for myself. At the top of my list are vitality, longevity, and mobility. These are very general, but I’ve recently turned 50 and my flexibility is poor, my back is very tight in the mornings, and I feel my energy levels waning. I realize if I don’t make improvements in these areas a priority it will negatively affect my endeavors this year, and more importantly, in the decades to come. I’ve researched protocols I can do to improve mobility and strength and identified a few I will add to my regimen this year. I’ve begun the year with an online 6-week bodyweight program and will follow it with a 6-week kettlebell program. I have never worked with kettlebells so am a bit intimidated to start. Tackling the easier bodyweight option first will allow me to get a feel for the way the program works, and an opportunity to practice similar movements unweighted. I want to allow myself to experience success while I build the habit, then work toward objectives that will be more difficult. I’ve chosen bodyweight and kettlebell programs because I desire to develop a habit I can

The author enjoying majestic views on deserted gravel roads. PHOTO: Susan Barrows

do anywhere: at the gym, home, outside, or on the road. Additionally, I’m looking to take a natural movement or functional strength workshop in the spring. To continue doing what I most enjoy - running distances on trails, riding gravel and singletrack, and occasionally surfing - I need improved mobility and functional strength. To that end, these are the specific actions I’m taking and habits I’ll be developing to improve my long-term objectives of increased vitality and mobility. Vitality, however, isn’t just physical energy or strength but also mental vigor. I must commit to clearing up the morning head fog and general lack of energy I’ve experienced lately. I’ve dealt with this in the past and know I need to get quality sleep and clean up my nutritional habits that recently I allowed to slip. I initially wrote the following list with the verb “need,” then replaced with a firm and committing “will.” • I will cut back on coffee and limit myself to one morning cup. • I will purchase fewer meals over-the-counter, and cut back on the gluten-free, but sugar bomb, cookies and pastries at Thump. • I will add high quality supplements and a greens supplement to my daily morning routine. • I will increase my quality fats intake through wholesome foods such as nuts and avocados. • I will eat vegetables daily with my meals.

• I will reduce my weekly pint count. • I will drink more water, specifically adding a bottle of sparkling water to my daily consumption. Again, I’m committing to what I’ve written so far in order to do the physical activities I love. This year I’ve committed to running a road marathon in the spring, an ultra trail race in the summer, and a gravel bike event in late summer or early fall. I’ve signed up for the Eugene Marathon in April, the Lavaredo Ultra Trail UltraDolomites at the end of June, and I’m still working on an option for the gravel event. I’ve had a very specific goal for a few years to do the trail running race in the Italian Dolomites. The Lavaredo Ultra Trail event added the UltraDolomites 80K race option, which takes runners around the mountains outside Cortina d’Ampezzo. To enter the event one must complete a qualifying event of 50 miles to earn points, then be drawn from a lottery. I spent two years working toward this goal starting with a 50K in Texas the first year, followed by the Wy’east Wonder 50M at Mt. Hood last summer. I got the draw and now the specific work begins. Once we’ve created our list of general goals then refined it to specific habits to develop and events to target, we need to determine the Why and devise the How to hopefully create intrinsic motivation and a sure-fire plan of action. There are countless books and articles published with regularity that posit on the path to success — I’ve read too many of them. What follows is a distillation of what resonated most with me. Tweak them. Remove what doesn’t work. Double down on what does. Most of all, don’t get discouraged. Failure is progress. If I were to distill what has worked for me into one sentence, it would be: To succeed at anything we need to know why we’re doing it, create a plan, adopt supportive habits, add accountability, do the work, rest from the work, and limit choices that distract us from our stated intentions. Before I break down the aforementioned sentence into more detail, let me preface with this... To begin, reframe success. Possibly the most helpful thing we can do is adjust how we measure success and lighten the weight we place on ourselves in the pursuit of that success. Greater value should be placed on individually measured accomplishments rather than our often less productive focus on comparisons. It’s okay to follow Instagram accounts that inspire you, look at past results from your age group for a goal race, or CONTINUED ON PAGE 10

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TRAIL MATTERS check where you fall on Strava segments. These data points can be helpful if we use them as motivators, or to constructively tweak how we approach our own training. They become destructive if they distract from the work, fuel negative self talk, or push us to make poor training and fueling decisions to hit an arbitrary or unrealistic measurement of success. If you are incrementally better than you were, count that as a win. Worry less about what Joe and Jane with 1M IG followers are accomplishing, just keep progressing forward on your own terms. And so begins the listicle...

1. Why We’re Doing It In 2008, Simon Sinek wrote a book titled, Start With Why, which explored a commonality amongst great leaders and companies in their ability to clearly define why they exist and why they do what they do. The most successful companies crafted an authentic Why which served a greater purpose beyond themselves. All important internal decisions were then filtered through that Why. While often the Why exercise (or finding one’s purpose and crafting a mission statement) has been attached to vocational pursuits, we should craft a Why for our physical objectives as well. If possible and relevant, we should affix them to a cause greater than ourselves. This gives us a determined direction to better formulate our plan, as well as increased motivation to stick with our commitments. It’s easy to give up six weeks into a program when things get tough, distractions arise, or you miss one, two, then three workouts. Having a Why to continually reference will improve your odds of becoming better. This is what I’ve crafted for my personal Why. It’s short, easy for me to remember, and it aligns with my personal, professional, and relationship intentions. Get dirty, be good, stay curious, and live an essential life; in doing so, encourage and support others to adopt a similar way of living. When I don’t want to do my run, ride, or functional workouts I try to read my Why. It reminds me that the work isn’t about that day’s choice, I need to follow the plan because it supports the lifestyle I’ve chosen. Following the plan will give me the best opportunity to remain mentally resilient and physically well. If I want to get dirty on the trails and mountains in the summer and fall then I need to get my hands dirty today. If I do the work, the next guy will do the work. I become better, he becomes better, and little by little the world becomes better.

2. Create the Plan The best intentions won’t get us anywhere unless they are accompanied with specific tasks that incrementally lead us there. Creating a plan is essential. There are many ways to go about planning. We can create our own program, purchase a book, find one online, consult a coach, or join a club. The key is to choose what will realistically work for you and find what will give you the best opportunity for success.

3. Adopt Supportive Habits Supportive habits are the regular practices we embrace that will help sustain our desired lifestyle and improve the probability of accomplishing our stated objectives. A morning habit is coffee and a bagel. That won’t get us to optimum performance and likely may contribute to feeling sluggish midmorning. Adopting a healthy supportive habit could begin by simply eating half the bagel and adding avocado and an egg to infuse a moderate amount of healthy fat and protein into the meal. James Clear, in his book, Atomic Habits, provides a methodology for creating an environment that supports adopting better habits. James, as do many others who have written of habits, harps on the importance of consistency. It’s the compound effect that creates results. According to James, habit formation depends on the following process: cue, craving, response, and reward. Something triggers a want that causes a response and the feeling or reward we get in return keeps us repeating the habit. To adopt supportive habits we need to recognize this system and manipulate the four steps in our favor.

4. Add Accountability Accountability holds us to the task. Coaches and clubs are easy ways to add accountability. I’ve written more about accountability and its importance to accomplishing goals in a previous column titled, The Importance Of Accountability For Success. You can find it on our website.

5. Do the Work This is fairly self explanatory. Nike and Larry the Cable Guy have communicated this step most aptly. It’s time to follow through on the plan and habits you’ve created in steps two and three. If you started with your Why, motivation is in ready supply and if you followed step four then someone is ready and waiting to hold you to it. Start.

6. Rest and Recover Science shows there are two elements to growth. The work, and the recovery. We must push ourselves to stimulate growth and force adaptation, but we must also allow for rest which

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is when the body and mind repair and do that “growing” part. The main principle of Peak Performance, by Brad Stulberg and Steve Magness, is: stress + rest = growth. In essence, working hard and pushing your limits, followed by recovery and downtime equates to growth. Consistent growth (back to those habits), gives you a higher probability of success. This is where many get derailed from their goals. Often, we don’t respect the rest and recovery element and go all in from the get go. Burn out ensues, which is followed by giving up because we feel physically worn out and mentally depleted. If you find a good coach to work with, or a suitable plan to follow, you’ll get specific rest days each week with longer recovery periods within build cycles typically lasting three to four weeks. Masters athletes may need to build in more rest and recovery. I typically do 3-week cycles, building for two weeks followed by a week of moderate training and ample recovery. As my focus is on long runs and rides, and because I thoroughly enjoy the long training days in the mountains, the volume can stack up on me over time. Late in the season I tend to wrestle with fatigue and injury if I don’t moderate myself. So, I’ve adopted shorter cycles with more rest and recovery and, as I mentioned earlier, am prioritizing a vitality and functional movement/strength regimen.

7. Limit Choices that Distract This is the step I struggle with most. I allow myself to be distracted by work, sporting events on Flobikes, Instagram, and all too often, just aimless thinking. Creating supportive habits and accountability with my time is key to avoiding distractions. To do the work and give myself a chance at success I need to create specific time blocks for my work and training. This limits the opportunities to make poor choices. There you have it. Follow these steps to guaranteed success. If that were true I’d be the most successful person I know — I’m not. But, I still have the desire to accomplish big things, and make small changes. So, I’ll keep experimenting, remain curious, and incrementally become better — at my pace. Get dirty, be good — and I’ll see you on the trails.•

About the Author Paul Lieto is the Editor for RaceCenter Magazine. He currently lives in Bend, OR where he writes, runs trails and rides dirt. He is co-founder of Dirty Good Co. Follow Paul at www.dirtygood.co and @dirtygoodco on Instagram and Facebook.


THE FINISH LINE If I had to describe Jon succinctly, I’d say he was one of the hardest working people I’ve ever met. He had a laugh that was unmistakable and a passion for doing things right — something I also believe in whole-heartedly. Jon never took shortcuts and his “whatever it takes” mentality would sometimes mean driving through the night to get to an event to make sure a client’s race went off without a hitch. I always told him that he was an expert in making other folks look good. When you’d cross the finish line of an event and see results posted within minutes — that was Jon making sure you were recognized immediately for your hard efforts on race day.

In Memoriam Jon Clark Atherton January 13, 1955 – July 14, 2019

PHOTOS: Courtesy Carol Atherton

If you’ve been around the running and triathlon scene over the past 25 years here in the Northwest, you’ve likely met or seen Jon Atherton. He wasn’t a participant; he wasn’t a race director and he wasn’t handing out samples of energy bars at race expos... Jon was a hard-working logistics guru, and one half of the AA Sports organization, along with his wife, Carol. AA owned some of the most well-recognized multisport races in the Northwest and was arguably the largest event timing company in the region for more than two decades. When you crossed the finish line at a local race and headed to the results tent to collect your finish time, chances are you witness Jon’s handywork. His wheels were always turning and the end result (finish times and a good on-course experience) were always top-of-mind. I admired a great deal about Jon… He brought a unique skillset to the world of event management — an extensive background in engineering. His problem-solving abilities were hard to match (especially under pressure) and no detail was ever overlooked. In fact, I think he often got excited when Mother Nature (or the local police department) would throw him a curve ball and he’d need to reroute a course he had locked in for months — usually within 48 hours of a race start.

Jon was once a competitive runner, and a good one at that, but he traded his running shoes for work gloves to pursue his passion in and around the endurance sports community that he so loved. I would often see him on race day rushing around to tend to a myriad of details, curly hair sticking out and sweat running down his forehead. But despite his lack of sleep and exhaustion from the day’s events, he’d always muster up a smile and inevitably he’d belt out that one-of-akind chuckle. Jon stepped away from the rigors of race management several years ago and returned to another passion — golf. He spent many days on the links perfecting his game, but was diagnosed with cancer in more recently. He battled like the warrior so many had grown to love and went on to a better place on July 14, 2019 at his home in Beaverton. Jon will be remembered by so many for his work ethic, loving nature, hair and his unmistakable laugh. I will remember him for the person that mentored me through the early years of my career and for our lengthy phone conversations (we always had a great deal to discuss). He took a chance on a recent college grad and gave me a job that allowed me to work in a field that was so closely tied to my passion for the endurance sports world. You were a friend to so many and I look forward to seeing again some day when it’s my turn to cross the final finish line.

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BRIEFS Zena Road Runs Celebrates 52 Years

2020 Calendar of Races

Bend Marathon & Half 4.19 bend-marathon.com SELCO Pole Pedal Paddle 5.16 pppbend.com Happy Girls Bend 5.23 happygirlsrun.com Cascade Cycling Classic 5.27 - 5.31 cascade-classic.org Bend Beer Chase 6.6 cascaderelays.com Dirty Half 6.14 footzonebend.com Pacific Crest Triathlon 6.19 whyracingevents.com Deschutes Dash 7.12 deschutesdash.com Cascade Lakes Relay 7.31 cascaderelays.com Haulin’ Aspen 8.8 bendraces.com Deschutes Brewery Twighlight 5/10k 8.13 superfitproductions.com Hood to Coast - High Desert 10.3 hoodtocoastrelay.com Bigfoot 10k

10.4 centraloregonrunningklub.com Happy Girls Sisters 11.7 happygirlsrun.com Bend Ale Run 11.7 bendalerun.com

The 52nd Annual Zena Road Runs, put on by the Willamette Valley Road Runners, takes place Sunday, February 16, 2020. The event offers 3 distances; a 15K, 6M and 3M which showcase the scenic wine country of the region. The races are held at Noble Mountain Tree Farm in Salem. Celebrate post-race with local food, drink and a complimentary glass of wine. There will be age group awards for all three races. Event proceeds benefit West Salem High School Cross Country and Track and Field programs, as well as the Kelsy Oldham Memorial Scholarship fund.

Last Chance Marathon & Half Marathon (12.31.2020)

Run / www.pnwseries.com

Tackle the 2020 Half and Full Marathon Series Challenge Challenging yourself is often the best way to stick to any training plan. The Pacific Northwest Half & Full Marathon Series has several challenge options if you’re willing to tackle a number of races this season. Runners can earn a four, seven or ten race challenge medal by completing races in the 2020 calendar year, and by making your final race a medal race. If you finish in the top 10 of your age group at races, you can earn additional points that are tallied for end-of-year male and female open and masters champions. The series kicked off January 1 in Maupin, OR, with the Deschutes River Half Marathon, but the challenge has more than 20 race options so there are plenty more opportunities to earn points. The series event options as of publication are listed below. Deschutes River Half Marathon (01.01.2020) Geoduck Gallop Half Marathon (02.02.2020) Woolley Trail Runs Marathon and Half Marathon (02.15.2020) Lincoln City Half Marathon (04.04.2020) Corvallis Half Marathon (04.11.2020) Bend Marathon and Half Marathon (04.19.2020) Run on the River Half Marathon (05.17.2020)

Visit our neighboring state for a spectacular marathon or half marathon in the wine country. PHOTO: Napa Valley Marathon

Head South this Year for Wine and Running in Napa Valley Escape the wet and cold of the Pacific Northwest and head south to enjoy all that Napa Valley has to offer. The Napa Valley Marathon and Half Marathon is set for March 1, 2020. Established in 1979, Napa Valley Marathon has been dedicated to fostering and promoting quality road racing in an inspiring setting since its inception. The marathon has earned a reputation for outstanding runner support, attention to detail, and a beautiful pointto-point course. Last year saw the addition of the half marathon which continues for 2020. The event also offers a 5K making the race weekend perfect for couples and families as there is an option for most everyone.

Run / 03.01.2020 www.napavalleymarathon.org

Happy Girl Half Marathon - Bend (05.23.2020) Newport Marathon (05.30.2020) San Juan Island Marathon and Half Marathon (06.14.2020) Foot Traffic Flat Marathon and Half Marathon (07.04.2020) Haulin Aspen Full & Half Marathon (08.08.2020) Happy Girl Half Marathon - Spokane (09.19.2020) Spirit of Oregon Half Marathon (10.04.2020) Lake Padden Trail Half Marathon (10.10.2020) Happy Girls Half Marathon - Sisters (11.07.2020) Wattle Waddle Marathon and Wittle Waddle Half (11.26.2020) Oregon Mid Valley Road Race Half Marathon (11.26.2020)

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Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon and Half Marathon (11.29.2020)

Run / 02.16.2020 www.wvroadrunners.org

Crater Lake Marathon & 13 Mile Run (08.08.2020)

Find more events and plan your next trip to bend at visitbend.com

Seattle Ghost Marathon & Half Marathon (11.28.2020)

Spartan Obstacle Racing Options for Pacific Northwesterners If you haven’t tried obstacle racing, maybe this is the year, or decade, to give it a whirl. Your options are plentiful as there are a handful of Spartan events in the Pacific Northwest this year. Events kickoff in early April as Seattle plays hosts to a Spartan Super and a Spartan Sprint event at the Meadow Wood Equestrian Center in Snohomish, WA. The Sprint is the shortest distance race, perfect for those just beginning their Spartan journey. CONTINUED ON PAGE 14

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THIS IS BEND YOUR TRAIL PARADISE It’s okay to brag to your friends that you spent the day running on a ribbon of perfect dirt on the slopes of a volcano, with expansive views, crisp air, and a wild creek to cool your feet at the end. Enjoy the best tasting beer in the world as you toast your friends to one of the most epic days on a mountain you’ve ever had in one of the coolest places to PR. This is Bend. Welcome.

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Photo: Nate Wyeth


BRIEFS The Sprint delivers 20 obstacles over the 5K course. The Spartan Super, a middle distance race for Spartan, offers the ideal blend between distance and speed. The Super is comprised of 25 obstacles and 10K of rugged terrain. If you consider yourself a more seasoned athlete determined to push yourself, you just might have the mettle for a Spartan Super. Return on September 12 for the Beast and complete the Spartan Trifecta. The Beast offers 30 obstacles over a half marathon course. There are also Sprint races in the Boise, ID and Portland, OR areas on June 27 and August 8, as well as several race options in Lake Tahoe, CA, Sacramento, CA and Whistler, BC, Canada in the Fall.

that surrounds it. The course will see some minor updates from 2019 but still features many of the beautiful Bend City Parks, the mighty Deschutes River, and the new paved trail through the Deschutes National Forest. In addition to the marathon, the event offers half marathon, 10K and 5K distances. The event is also a part of the 2020 ​Oregon Half and Full Marathon Series.

Run / 04.19.202 www.bend-marathon.com

Cinco De Mayo 5K, 10K and Half Marathon Taking place along the beautiful Columbia River, the Cinco de Mayo Half Marathon, 10K and 5K marks a spring tradition that draws a crowd for scenic run views and for the Cinco de Mayo themed party that follows. All courses are super flat and fast with mountain and river views along the way. The half marathon is a USATF certified course with aid stations every two miles. Enjoy the race and stay for the after party, which

Obstacle / 04.04-05.2020 www.spartan.com

Be Tenacious in 2020 The Tenacious Ten, held in Seattle, WA and presented by Snohomish Running Company, features both 10-mile and 10K distances for all levels of runners. Both courses begin and end at Gas Works Park, and are relatively flat with a few easy rollers in the second mile of each race. The Tenacious Ten is a good season opener to test your fitness or just get your first 10K or 10-mile race under your belt. Both begin at 8 am, and the course will close at 10:30 am sharp, so you’ll need to average a 15-minute mile for the 10-mile race and a 24-minute mile for the 10K. There is a kids race option that begins at 10:30 am after the completion of the 10-mile and 10K races.

Run / 04.11.2020 www.thetenaciousten.com

Bend Marathon Goes Cupless The Bend Marathon introduces new initiatives that will help keep waste at a minimum, reduce the carbon footprint of the event, and utilize more sustainable materials. One applaudable decision was to go cupless. To support this change, GU is offering all participants a free collapsible cup in 2020. “This change is consistent with our commitment to sustainability and the environment. Seeing how much waste events like a marathon generate, we felt compelled to do all that we can to minimize our impact on the environment while still providing an efficient and enjoyable race experience for our runners and walkers,” said Race Director Kari Strang The Bend Marathon course encompasses all that is amazing about the city, and the beauty

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Run Through the Legendary Tillamook Burn The mountainous Tillamook Rainforest in Northwestern Oregon is steeped in history, most notably, the legendary “Tillamook Burn” forest fires that consumed 355,000 acres of colossal old growth forest from 1933-1951. One of the largest tree replanting campaigns in human history led to the formation of the Tillamook State Forest in 1974, which is home to the Tillamook Burn Trail Run. The Tillamook Burn event offers two distances for ultrarunners to enjoy the lush and rugged Tillamook State Forest; beautiful and challenging 50 Mile and 50K courses. Both races start and finish at historic Reehers Camp in Timber, OR. Prepare yourself for rumbling waterfalls, brisk stream crossings and a million shades of green, as brilliant spring foliage, fiddleheads, and blossoms line every inch of this course.

Run / 04.25.2020 www.daybreakracing.com

Runners enjoy spectacular trails and rugged terrain during the early season Tillamook Burn Trail Run. PHOTO: Steven Mortinson Film and Photo

will include a variety of local vendors serving up Mexican food, Mexican style beers, live mariachi music, and pinatas for the kids.

Run / 05.02.2020 www.terrapinevents.com

Race the Hagg Lake Road and Trail Double Hagg Lake Park plays host to four Oregon Road Runners Club (ORRC) events the first weekend in May. All races feature gentle hills and plenty of natural beauty. The 10.5-mile run is one full loop around the lake, while both the 5K and 10K are out and back experiences. There is also a 14-mile trail run on Sunday. Participants can choose to run the double: both the 10.5-mile road run on Saturday and the 14-mile trail run on Sunday.

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BRIEFS Walk/Run For The Animals 2020 Join 1,500 people and 800 dogs on Saturday, May 2, for the largest gathering of people passionate about pets in Vancouver, WA at the Walk/Run for the Animals, organized by the Humane Society for Southwest Washington. For nearly three decades thousands of walkers and runners with hundreds of dogs have come together at Esther Short Park in Vancouver, WA for this event. Part race and part party, it all benefits the 8,000+ dogs and cats served each year by the Humane Society for Southwest Washington. Choose from two dog-friendly courses, a 3-mile walk along the Columbia River or a 5K timed run through Ft. Vancouver. All registered walkers or runners receive a goodie bag, access to the Party in the Park, and a chance to earn prizes through fundraising. Runners also receive a finisher’s medal. After your walk or run, head back for the Party in the Park, with dozens of pet-friendly vendors, awards, and fun for you and your dog.

Windermere Marathon and Half Marathon If you’re looking for a late spring Boston qualifier check out the USATF Certified Windermere Marathon in Spokane, WA. The start of the marathon is at Rocky Hill Park in the City of Liberty Lake. The scenic course enters the Centennial Trail, which follows along the flowing Spokane River, and finishes at Spokane’s Howard Street Bridge in downtown Riverfront Park. The Windermere Half Marathon course, also USATF Certified, starts at Mirabeau Park in the City of Spokane Valley, then enters the Centennial Trail and follows the same course as the backend of the marathon. The point-to-point courses are fast with an overall elevation drop of over 200 feet for the marathon and 100 feet for the half marathon making them ideal for setting personal records. The event also offers a 5K option.

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For those wanting a still challenging, but shorter option, the half marathon option happens the Saturday before Memorial Day. There is 1,920 feet of gain in the half marathon, so it’s not an easy course. The half marathon recently sold out for 2020, but there are still slots available in the 50K. Both races support the Forest Park Conservancy.

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The Original Multisport Relay Race First run in 1973, the Ski to Sea is a multi-sport team relay from the Mt. Baker Ski Area to Bellingham Bay. Organize a team of 3-8 racers and head to the mountain on Memorial Day weekend. The race will begin at 7:30 am at Mt. Baker Ski Area. The race is open to persons 15 years or older and consists of cross-country skiing, downhill skiing or snowboarding, running, road biking, canoeing, cyclocross biking, and sea kayaking. Teams will need one person for each leg of the race, except

Run Astoria’s Historic Riverwalk Run the Historic Astoria Riverwalk trail along the Columbia River in the 7th Annual Run on the River, Sunday, May 17. The 2020 courses for the 5K, 10K and half marathon distances are mostly paved and follow along the Columbia River, with some sections of wood track. The race starts and finishes at Buoy Beer Co. which is located in an over 90-year-old cannery building right on the river. Cash prizes are awarded to half marathon winners and gift certificates to the 10K and 5K winners. Prizes are also awarded to the top finishers in each age division. Just two hours from Portland, race participants and family will enjoy the scenic Riverwalk Trail, and also experience the sights and sounds of this port city situated at the mouth of the Columbia River. Astoria is the first American settlement on the west coast and features historic homes, breweries, and an amazing Sunday Market in addition to other unique shops on the water and downtown. The event is a fundraiser hosted by the Astoria Parks, Recreation and Community Foundation, and sponsored by Buoy Beer Company. Proceeds from Run on the River provide scholarships for youth swimming lessons, family fitness memberships and team sports registrations.

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Epic Trail Running in Portland, OR Portland’s Forest Park is one of the largest urban forests in the United States with 5,200 acres and more than 80 miles of trails. The trails are a real treasure for city dwellers in the surrounding area. On Memorial Day, May 25, 2020, the park plays host to the Stumptown Trail Runs 50K, the only 50K held in Portland. The Stumptown Trail Runs route will not only include the locals favorite, Wildwood Trail, but also some lesser traveled and less well-known paths. The course has approximately 4,000 feet of elevation gain.

Lush greenery and copious smiles line the course at Go Beyond Racing’s Stumptown Trail Runs. PHOTO: Teri Smith - Runnerteri Photography

for the canoe leg which has two paddlers per canoe. Racers are allowed to compete in multiple legs of the race. Teammates and spectators await finishers at Bellingham’s scenic Marine Park and can experience the Historic Fairhaven Festival, the all-day street party just up the hill.

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Oregon Outback to Silver Lake, winds back to the Cascade Lakes Highway around Mt Bachelor, and finishes on the banks of the Deschutes River in Bend. The race covers 216 miles of Oregon’s most beautiful landscape. If you are seeking an adventure where you can push your limits while connecting with friends and nature, the Cascade Lakes Relay should be on your short list.

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It’s Always Sunny in Teanaway... They Say

Teach the children to enjoy movement in nature at Run for the Hills in Corvallis, OR. PHOTO: WYSIWYG Photography

Run for the Hills Run for the Hills in Corvallis, OR offers scenic and challenging 8K and 30K trail runs at Bald Hill Park. The 8K trail run consists of challenging hills and flat stretches in Bald Hill Park, with about 25 percent on paved path and 75 percent dirt trails. The 30K trail course utilizes the entire 8K course but adds a trip up to Fitton Green Natural Area by way of the Mulkey Ridge connector trail. The course will be challenging due to the hills, but the views and awesome trails will make your hard work worth the effort. The event also offers an easy 2-mile walk/run almost entirely on smooth paved path and a 1/4-mile kids run. Run for the Hills benefits the Greenbelt Land Trust trail fund.

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The Teanaway Trail Run, organized by Northwest Trail Runs, offers runners 5K, 10K, half marathon, and marathon courses in Teanaway, WA, the dry side of the mountains. The courses follow primarily dirt logging roads of various ages, as well as some smaller trails through scattered forest, a few meadows, and sandstone slabs. The half marathon course is one large loop. Those running the 5K and 10K will follow the half marathon loop, but with some shortcuts. Marathoners will complete the half marathon loop twice. There is moderate elevation gain of 1,410 feet for the half and double that for the full marathon. Purchased by Washington State in 2013, Teanaway Community Forest is the first of its kind in the state of Washington. Its unique designation is meant to protect the wilderness while giving local groups a say in the land’s management, and is a testament to the passion that outdoor enthusiasts have for this Ponderosa Pine-filled valley. This event is part of the Northwest Trail Runs Half Marathon Trail Series. Runners in the half marathon distance will earn points toward the series standing.

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Bend to Boulder, Run for the Beer The Bend Beer Chase and the Boulder Beer Chase are one-day, six-person running relays in Central Oregon and the foothills of the Rockies. Each event covers approximately 55 miles with 12 legs of varying distances between 4-8 miles run by the team members. At each brewery exchange runners have the option to enjoy a 3-4oz sample of craft beer from the sponsoring brewery, though consumption is not required. Each event boasts 12-20 craft brews to experience.

Bend Beer Chase / June 6, 2020 Boulder Beer Chase / June 20, 2020 If running for beer isn’t your thing but you’re still up for a good time with 12 of your best pals, put the Cascade Lakes Relay on your list. Oregon’s most challenging and fun overnight relay starts in the Cascade Mountains, travels through the

The Wild Rogue Relay offers runners a picturesque coastline course. PHOTO: Teri Smith - Runnerteri Photography

Run Wild with Friends Labeled one of the most unique and scenic wilderness relay courses in the United States, the Wild Rogue Relay has runners tracing the wild

Rogue River through the Cascade Mountains to the Oregon coast. The relay is a 218-mile overnight team running adventure through Southern Oregon’s most beautiful terrain. The race, which occurs June 12 and 13, begins just outside of Jacksonville, Oregon on the shore of Applegate Lake, and it ends at the beautiful Azalea Park in Brookings, Oregon. The typical relay team consists of 12 persons that are split into two vans each carrying six runners. Each runner will run three legs of varying lengths and difficulty over approximately 30 hours, covering an average total distance of 18 miles. Those wanting to make the relay more challenging can opt to create a 9 or 6 person team.

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The Hagg Lake Triathlon and Off-road Endurance Sports Festival boasts a rich history in the sport of Triathlon. PHOTO: Why Racing Events

Test Your Endurance On or Offroad This Summer The Hagg Lake Triathlon and Off-road Endurance Sports Festival offers multisport athletes traditional and off-road race options over the July 18 and 19 weekend. The triathlon, held at Henry Hagg Lake near Forest Grove, OR, is one of the oldest in the country, and was one of 6 races in the original Bud Light Series back in the early 80’s. This year marks the 38th annual running of the event which has expanded to include an off-road triathlon, off-road duathlon, offroad aquabike, half marathon trail run, and 5K trail run. The traditional road events held Saturday offer olympic and sprint distances in triathlon, duathlon and aquabike formats while the off-road races on Sunday are all sprint distances. Participants will receive tech shirts and finisher medals, and enjoy Deschutes Brewery Beer, beverages, and food lakeside during the post-race party. Hagg Lake is revered as one of the top courses in the nation for both its beauty and modestly challenging course, so make the festival one of your summer stops and compete on the course that has seen many of the greats in the sport of triathlon.

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Max racing the California International Marathon (CIM) in Sacramento, CA this past December. PHOTO: Paul Nelson

Efficient Workouts for the Time-Crunched MAX KING

We’ve all been there, that race on the horizon that we signed up for 9 months ago looms and there’s just not enough time in the day to fit in all the training we want or feel like we need to do in order to be ready for it. If there were infinite time for us to train we all have an idea of what our ultimate potential might look like, and we all think that we could achieve so much more with extra hours in the day. Well, after being on both sides, I will tell you that more time doesn’t always translate to better fitness or faster times. Being time crunched can actually benefit your overall fitness in several ways and result in your best performances if you know how to structure your training to get the most out of what you have.

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Surprisingly, ample time to train can often have the opposite effect on our fitness. Many of us have the tendency to use all the available time we have to reach our goals and end up over trained. Time constraints can help us avoid burnout and overtraining. Or, if you’re like me and tend to procrastinate when faced with excess time and without a set daily schedule, we putz around until it’s too late and don’t have time to get in all that we wanted. I tend to be more motivated the busier I am, the more time crunched, and with more on my plate.

Increase the Intensity Not everyday can be, or should be, a hard workout. Easy days are absolutely necessary for

us to improve our fitness after those hard days that break us down. However, if you’re really time crunched you need to make every run count. The key is to reduce your overall training volume and increase the intensity of your runs. This works well with a short term goal. Eventually you’ll need a period of easy to moderate aerobic running to restore your aerobic capacity for long term fitness. Doing too much high aerobic to anaerobic work over a long period of time will have a detrimental training effect by reducing your endurance, but short term it is quite effective training. This results in an efficient workout regimen without much wasted time. Below is a sample week of higher intensity training that accommodates a reduction in overall training


time. You can apply your personalized volume and paces to the general structure of the week.

Sample Week of Increased Intensity

Start Smart and Slow

However, if you’re really time crunched you need to make every run count. ing exercise, an isometric glute activation exercise, and eccentric calf dips. I especially like the hip mobility exercises from the Myrtl routine that you can find online.

Don’t Neglect the Details The other aspect of training that takes time and

Sunday – Off Monday – Progression run, start easy and gradually increase pace in time allotted Tuesday – Short interval day or hills, short warm-up and cool-down, fit in as many short intervals (30sec-2min) as there is time for at high intensity Wednesday – Off or use this day for self care Thursday – Long interval day, Short warm-up and cool-down, fit in as many long intervals (37min) as there is time for at moderate to high intensity Friday – Progression or steady effort run Saturday – Long run day

Sample Workouts with No Wasted Time Progression Run – 1/3 easy pace, 1/3 progression from easy pace to threshold pace, 1/3 at threshold pace. Fartlek Run – 10min warm-up jog, start with a long (4-5min) interval at threshold effort, continue with 30sec-3min hard intervals and 15sec-2min jogging rest intervals until the workout is over. Hill Workout – 10min warm-up jog, 3min hill intervals, 10min cool-down jog. Start the hills at a conservative effort and increase effort on each interval. Do as many as possible in given time.

often falls by the wayside is self-care: icing, rolling, massage, strength work, and general recovery time. This is often the first thing to go when we run out of time, but often what is actually going to keep us healthy throughout a training cycle so that we can make it to the next start line. When I’m coaching athletes I prefer that they make the time for these smaller details and sacrifice an easy run or a few more miles if they need to. Finding an hour block of time to fit this in can be difficult, so I find squeezing it into my evenings after the kids are in bed is the best time to take a few minutes and focus on myself. It might only be 10 minutes a night, but I cycle through rolling, strength, and yoga to hit all my bases each week. Even 10 minutes can have a big impact. If you’re motivated, there’s no reason why life has to get in the way of your athletic goals. While making the Olympic team may require full time commitment, you can still find great success using

the time you do have by optimizing how you exercise. It may take a little more focus and diligence to continue pushing your body everyday when time is short, but athletic successes are some of the most rewarding, helping us perform better in our day job, relieving stress, and building healthier, happier people. •

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A few minutes on the front end will reap rewards on the back end. When we do have an intense session of intervals to do, professional athletes can take an hour or more just to warm up and prepare their body for the actual work they need to get done. With the end of the lunch hour approaching, you have to train fast and most of us don’t want to spend time on a warm-up routine, we just want to get some good work in. The trade off is that a good warm-up will help you get more quality work from the workout and reduce injury. How do we do both? By creating an efficient routine that works for you. A few minutes of jogging is crucial. It helps get blood flowing to muscles and oxygen circulating through our blood. Second, prepare your muscles for hard work with a series of active-isolated stretches and dynamic stretches that can be done in about 5-7 minutes. Hit the four main muscle groups that you’ll be using: glutes, hamstrings, calves, and quads. You’ll be ready to roll in no time and will help reduce your injury risk. You may have also noticed that when you head out the door for a run you need a few minutes to “work the cobwebs out” until you get into a running groove. This warm-up period helps your muscles reactivate and “learn” how to operate from the day before. Taking a few minutes before you even head out the door to work through a series of exercises can help reduce this period and make your run more productive. This series will be different for each person based on what your personal needs are, but for example, it might be a quick hip open-

About the Author Max lives in Bend, OR and is a Salomon Running athlete. He’s still working on his weaknesses but gave up on being a professional basket weaver a long time ago. Check out his adventures around the running world at @MaxKingOR.

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Jeff running strong through transition at the 2019 Western States Endurance Run. PHOTO: Paul Nelson

Masters Fountain of Youth Recovery and Longevity Strategies for Masters Athletes JEFF BROWNING

Legends of special, restorative waters — the proverbial fountain of youth — were floating in lore throughout the world long before the birth of Spanish conquistador Ponce de León in the 1400s. Alexander the Great was rumored to have come across a healing river of paradise in the fourth century B.C., and similar legends popped up around the globe in other locations such as the Canary Islands, Japan, Polynesia, and England. In my 20 years of running in wild places, I’ve encountered countless gorgeous, wild rivers but none of those made me younger by dipping my water filter in the cold mountain waters. I have, however, found a few strategies that have helped me continue to excel in ultramarathons and

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remain competitive with folks half my age. Here are some of my tips for extending your athletic pursuits well into your golden years.

Nutrition Recovery is paramount in endurance training, and your diet is a key player in that strategy. The food you eat dictates your recovery. There are lots of dietary variations you can try, but eating real food is a significant start. After 13 years on a whole foods organic diet, I had a huge “aha” moment as a master’s athlete at HURT 100 in 2016. Less than two months before, I cut out grains and sugar in my everyday diet. I was eating a paleo, nutrivore, HFLC (high fat, low carb), grain-free/sugar-free

— whatever you want to call it — essentially attempting to eat a more ancestral, hunter-gatherer diet in a modern, convenience-is-king age. By getting back to my genetic roots, I’ve found this lifestyle shift has a huge anti-inflammatory effect, allowing me to run more volume and harder workouts consistently. It’s also easier to maintain muscle mass and lean body weight as a masters age athlete following these guidelines. Losing muscle mass as we age, known as Sarcopenia, hits in earnest in our 30s. According to the National Academy of Sports Medicine, after the age of 35 we lose between 0.5 and 1.0 percent of our muscle mass annually — unless we engage in consistent physical activity.


Finding a local strength training class can be a great way to create habit and make you accountable each week. Jeff at a weekly strength training class at The Mountain Project in Bozeman, MT. PHOTO: Mike Wolfe

They recommend full body resistance training a minimum of two times per week on top of regular activity. This also includes upping your protein intake to keep your body in protein synthesis most of your waking hours.

Strength Past the age of 35 our protein synthesis suffers a bit and we lose muscle mass — in the ballpark of around a pound a year. We have to do something to offset that fact. One strategy I employ is upping my intake of protein to 70-100% of my body weight. I weigh 140 pounds. So, that means I need to consume 100-140 grams of protein per day. I also do 2-3 strength training workouts per week; one or two should ideally be weighted and one a bodyweight workout. Besides working to maintain your lean muscle mass as a masters athlete, weight training also promotes strength through a full range of motion — controlled movement, full range under a slight load. This is an important benefit to keep you from injuries if and when the body has to go through an unexpected movement

Yoga is another great mobility workout that pays huge dividends in injury prevention and mobility and meshes well with a consistent strength training routine.

my truck whenever time allows. This approach opens up all kinds of possibilities for point-topoint mountain routes by dropping a vehicle at the finish, riding to the other trailhead and linking up sweet point-to-point adventures. If cycling isn’t your cup of tea, brisk hiking or power hiking (especially on hills) is a huge benefit. And you ultrarunners out there should take note: power hiking in long mountain races is an acquired skill set that has to be practiced. Other activities many of my coaching clients employ include using the elliptical trainer, uphill hiking on a treadmill, or completing stair circuits wearing a weight vest. If you live in a snowy locale, backcountry skiing or nordic skiing in the winter months — both classic and skate skiing — are great ways to get additional low-impact aerobic cross-training time while embracing the weather. Find the fun in these alternative activities and you’ll set yourself up for success as you age. Employing just a few of the strategies outlined can help you stay fit and strong for years to come. Giddyup! •

By getting back to my genetic roots, I’ve found this lifestyle shift has a huge anti-inflammatory effect, allowing me to run more volume and harder workouts consistently.

Mobility This goes hand in hand with strength training. Older athletes need to keep supple to prevent injuries and keep healthy movement patterns intact as they age. Your tissues must work properly to move your joints through the desired range of motion without dysfunction, otherwise, parts of the chain will over-compensate for a tightness or weakness. I employ dynamic stretching: controlled, smooth, and deliberate movements through a series of stretches, performed by moving through a challenging, comfortable range of motion repeatedly. Start by counting exhales and do 5-10 times before moving to the next stretch.

Cross Training Getting out and doing something besides your primary sport is another way to build a huge aerobic base with less chance of injury because variety is the spice of life. As a runner, I prefer cycling as my first-choice aerobic cross-training go-to. I have a long history with cycling, so it was a natural cross training activity to mix with my running. I find several benefits as a runner with cycling mixed in: extra aerobic flushing time and, if you concentrate on a high-cadence spin, you can spin your leg turnover faster than you can perform your speed work runs but still be in aerobic zone heart rate. Plus, the non-weight bearing factor gives the legs an active recovery and connective tissue a rest from the pounding. I also love to use an old mountain bike turned urban commuter to get to a trailhead vs. driving

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pattern — like kicking a rock while trail running and going from 10-minute pace to sub-6-minute in less than a second to keep from face-planting.

About the Author Jeff Browning (aka Bronco Billy) is an endurance coach and ultra runner living in Bozeman, Montana. At 48 years young, he’s still searching for the legendary fountain of youth through hard work and dedication. Find out more about his running and coaching, and be sure to join his Trail Tribe video tips at GoBroncoBilly.com and on social media at @GoBroncoBilly.

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Club Northwest Is More Than A Hub for Olympic Trials Qualifiers JULIA READE

For many, their first introduction to Club Northwest happens at the start line of local races. Whether toeing the line alongside a CNW runner or spotting the recognizable orange singlet from afar, people who attend Seattle-area running events regard Club with varying degrees of familiarity, but familiarity nonetheless. What many people may not know, however, is that Club Northwest is more than just a hub for a select few pursuing Olympic trials qualifying times. For over 50 years, CNW has supported the runners in the Pacific Northwest through community-centered programming and events open to people of all abilities, ages, and backgrounds. While Club’s offerings continue to change and grow to meet the needs of membership and the greater Seattle community, here is a snapshot of Club

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Northwest’s current offerings available to everyone living in or visiting the Emerald City.

Sunday Runs September through June, runners are invited to a group run from Seattle’s iconic Super Jock ‘N Jill every Sunday morning at 8am. Two pace groups lead by Club Northwest members take runners along roads and pedestrian paths around the Seattle area for a longer run.

Tuesday Track Club Northwest’s Spencer Walsh and Ashley Nichols coach year-round Tuesday evening workouts open to the community at Seattle’s Roosevelt High School track. Whether new to running or looking to supplement current training, runners of

all abilities are encouraged to come out at 6:15pm for Tuesday Night Track Workout.

Bill Roe All-Comers Track and Field Series For almost 51 years at Shoreline Stadium just north of Seattle proper, Club Northwest has offered a track and field meet for all ages and abilities. From the end of May to mid August, both aspiring long jumpers and veteran sprinters, pint-sized throwers and seasoned hurdlers enjoy memorable Wednesday evenings at the track.

New Balance/Super Jock ‘n Jill Winter Grand Prix Founded in 1996 to help motivate high school kids during the dreary winter months, the six races comprising the Winter Grand Prix have evolved to include steady open and masters competition. The two road races, two cross country races, and the final are held at Magnuson Park and the track race at Seattle Public School’s Nathan Hale High.

Cross Country For those who crave mud, camaraderie, and participation in a true team dynamic, fall cross country with Club Northwest checks all of those


boxes. Not only does CNW boast one of the largest and strongest XC teams in the Pacific Northwest, but it provides membership volunteers at the Emerald City Open and PNTF Champs, both held at the notoriously tough Lower Woodland Park course just east of Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo.

Youth Track and Field Club Northwest offers programming for youth ages 4-18 who are interested in learning more about the sport of track and field and, for athletes 9 and up, looking to continue in the sport throughout the summer. Just north of Seattle at King’s High School, the experienced coaches prepare the young athletes to participate in the Wednesday All-Comers meets, as well as reach personal goals.

The Ballard Criterium Road Mile New to 2020, Club Northwest and The Ballard Criterium are collaborating to offer the Seattle area’s only road mile race. Runners will take to the course of one of Seattle’s longest-standing and largest cycling races, the Ballard Criterium, which laps four blocks in historic Ballard. Club is excited to partner with another hometown staple to bring this event to the community in June 2020.

ability levels who are passionate about running. Club Northwest is dedicated to cultivating a thriving presence in Seattle, one that serves as both a space for competitive runners to train with rigor and as an access point for the community to engage with track and field and distance running. A nonprofit, CNW heavily relies on support from its members to bring to fruition the events described above. In addition to jobs, families, training and Club Northwest offers an opportunity to connect with other passionate runners. PHOTO: Courtesy Club Northwest life’s other demands, memup August 9th, but donations can still be made bers volunteer their time to by visiting www.clubnorthwest.org and clicking organize All Comers, lead Sunday runs, and offer on “Donate.” Your support will ensure the conthe retreat. Of course, fundraising is an integral tinuance of Club’s community offerings as well as part of keeping such dynamic programming help to sustain a piece of PNW running history in afloat. Once a year, Club Northwest runs a montha city where turbulent growth has erased many long annual campaign during which membership long-time Seattle staples. • and the community are asked to show their support monetarily. The Annual Campaign wrapped

Resolution Run Celebrating the beginning of the new year, the event consists of a 5K run/walk that has an optional Polar Bear Dive into Lake Washington just prior to the event finish line area. The post-race celebration includes a free kids dash for children 10 & under and a beer garden for those over 21. Free chili, coffee, hot chocolate, and more is provided to warm up divers and runners at the finish.

Seasonal Runs Three times a year, Club Northwest hosts runs celebrating running and a change in the season. In January, women come together around their love of running and kinship for the Women’s Run. The evening of the summer solstice is celebrated with burritos and a run from Golden Gardens Beach. When the city is aglow in winter festivities, Club gathers for the Holiday Run followed by pizza and beer at a local brewery.

Northwest Women’s Running Retreat This annual summer escape to the stunning Orcas Island in the Straight of Juan de Fuca provides women of the Pacific Northwest with the opportunity to come together and celebrate each other and all that encompasses a well-balanced running lifestyle. While hosted by Club Northwest, this event is open to women across all ages and

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A Little Yoga for Big Benefits SUSAN BARROWS

I know, it feels like a chore, it feels silly, it feels awkward and kinda pointless. You’re not spiritual, you’re not flexible, you’re not a hippy. You don’t know what all those Sanskrit words mean. You’re already strong, you’re already disciplined. Plus, you’re very, very tired. I’d like to convince you that yoga deserves a place in your life. Let’s start with ten minutes. Instead of squeezing in an extra mile on your run, or sticking one more hill repeat onto your cycling workout, or rushing to check emails you missed on your hike, force yourself to take ten minutes to stop, breathe and just be. A short, gentle yoga routine can help not only with mobility, but, executed properly, can build specific strength, teach balance, improve circulation and raise your mental game. You don’t even need a mat for a few simple poses. The word yoga means “yoke.” It is a philosophy and a practice of bringing together mind and body.

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Through a consistent practice of physical asana (poses), pranayama (breath work) and contemplation (often what we call meditation) we learn to quiet our incessant busy thoughts, become more aware of signals from our body, remove physical and mental patterns we have developed that hold us back, and value the non-material aspects of our being. As athletes this means that we might actually start listening to our bodies during and after workout sessions, maybe lose some compulsive training patterns, and begin to recognize both physical and general life imbalances. If we are really dedicated to just a few thoughtful minutes a day we can experience boundless, holistic changes in our wellness and performance. A diverse set of asanas challenge our body across all planes of movement, while activities like running and cycling usually depend almost purely on forward motion. We also learn strength and balance with many single leg standing poses, which, when you think about it, translates perfectly to running, as when we run we are basically

balancing on one leg, then the other, over and over. I am certainly guilty of collapsing from side to side when I start to fatigue during long runs, indicating I need to focus more on some single leg stability training. Maybe you already have a consistent stretching routine that has helped keep you physically healthy. That’s important and you’re ahead of most athletes! But a yoga practice is more than stretching our frequently overused muscles. When we turn our attention inward we allow ourselves a chance to step back for more of an objective look at how our sometimes mechanical daily activities affect our body and mind. What is that niggle really telling us? Are we overly consumed with worry over one situation, while neglecting other areas in our life? Can we stop beating ourselves up and allow space for self compassion? Maybe we can start to apply this to our training mindset, letting go of some of our compulsive mileage goals for the week, or realizing when an unanticipated rest day is needed. When race


OPPOSITE PAGE: A few moments of stillness balance your busy mind and active body. PHOTO: Bigstock ABOVE: Try an easy Child’s Pose to restore and relax. PHOTO: Bigstock

morning jitters set in we have a place to go within ourselves, to calm nerves. And if things might not be going as planned during competition, or even in a larger training block, we can turn to yoga and remind ourselves that our identity is more than “The Athlete.” There are plenty of resources online (or good old fashioned books) to help you learn basic poses, sun salutations or breathing patterns, but it’s incredibly important to learn some fundamentals from an experienced yoga professional. Many studios have inexpensive introductory rates where you can get some friendly instruction from a certified teacher. If you really can’t get to a live class, choose a reputable online program to get started. Athletes for Yoga is a popular online program for endurance junkies, and Sage Rountree has written multiple texts on yoga for athletes, as well as created a youtube channel with tons of instructional videos (https://www.youtube.com/ user/sagerountree/videos). After your next workout, in the middle of your workday, or before bed — whenever! — try one or

two of the following basic yoga asanas to recover, restore and revive your body and spirit. Child’s Pose: Start on your hands and knees. Keep your hands where they are and slowly let your hips fall back toward your feet. Spread your knees wide and move your feet together, allowing your torso to sink between your knees and toward the ground. Bring your forehead to the ground between you arms and stretch your hands out further if that feels good. Feel a release in the lower back and hips. Breathe deeply in and lengthen your arms and torso, breathe out and sink your hips. Stay here for a few breaths. Easy Pose with Twist: Sit cross-legged with your hands on knees and spine straight. Inhale deeply and as you do, try to push your sit bones down into the ground while reaching up through the crown of your head, creating length in your spine. You should feel like you are creating more space through the torso. After a few breaths, place your right hand just behind your right hip, reach your left arm straight up, inhale, and very gently twist toward the right, bringing the left hand down to the right knee. Only twist until you feel the stretch, then stop there. Inhale, untwist and return to center. Repeat on the opposite side. Reclined Bound Angle: Sitting with knees bent,

feet on the floor, slowly lower down to a reclined position on your back, knees still bent, feet still on the floor. After a couple breaths here, gently let your knees fall away from each other, toward the floor, and bring the bottoms of your feet together. Let your arms rest easily on the floor, away from your torso, palms up. You should feel an opening in the hips and groin, as well as maybe some across your chest. If this is too uncomfortable, simply straighten your legs. You can use some kind of support, like pillows, under each knee if that helps. Close your eyes and breathe deeply in through your nose, exhale out through your mouth. Say Namaste if you feel like it! This customary salutation at the end of class simply translates to: “The light in me recognizes the light in you.” Go ahead and acknowledge your own inner radiance, thank it, and remember to honor yourself in each athletic and non-athletic moment. •

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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The Emergence of SwimRun In the past decade, something changed in the endurance recreation landscape. As longdistance triathlon finished its journey from the outskirts of sanity to the firm mainstream, those participants who longed for the hardest, longest, strangest challenges began to search outside the swim-bike-run barriers for whatever was next. We saw gravel riding spread through the cycling world on a wave of thirst for something new, resulting in 200-mile moonshots like The Dirty Kanza; Crossfit jumped from the gym to the field, spawning Obstacle Course Racing, or OCR, where skills such as spear-tossing became relevant for the first time in a few centuries (in North America, at least); and first in Europe and then on this side of the Atlantic, a sport that involves frigid water, swimming in running shoes, and tying yourself to your partner grew from a drunken challenge to a worldwide phenomenon, ÖtillÖ. OK, first of all, how do you say it? It’s actually a portmanteau of three words that means “Island-

in a hotel one of them owned, challenged each other to a race along a string of islands off the country’s coast, the loser having to buy dinner, the night’s lodging, and drinks. They outlined a course of 10 kilometers of ocean swimming and multiple legs of running totally 65 kilometers. They set a date and started training. On the day in question, when the four of them staggered to the finish after more than 24 hours of deep discomfort, the legend says that they were too tired to do anything other than collapse into bed—the wagered drinks were forgotten. If this origin story sounds familiar in any way, you’re probably thinking of the origin of Ironman, where a small group of endurance junkies challenged each other to the Waikiki Rough Water Swim, the Around Oahu Bike Race, and the Honolulu Marathon, one after another, to settle a bet as to which athlete could claim to be the fittest: swimmers, cyclists, or runners. You know the rest of the story: that original handful of participants set in motion the Ironman behemoth that dominates multisport competition today.

to-Island” (notice that second capitalized Ö? That’s not a normal construction in Swedish), and it’s pronounced kinda like “Uhr-tuhr-luhr.” The race has its roots way back in 2002, when four Swedes (now known as “The Original Four,” as if they were some group of mythological characters in a Western, or a Kurosawa film) drinking at night

ÖtillÖ provides the multisport athlete who looks at Ironman and sees a commodified experience something fresh, and in 2020 the race series exports its top-tier race to the United States for the first time. Don’t misunderstand us, there have been several SwimRun races in North America in the last ten years, but only a small number

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of races actually receive the ÖtillÖ brand name (and concurrent prestige and attention). This ÖtillÖ will take place on Catalina Island, off the coast of California, over the weekend of February 29 (that’s right—a leap year!) through March 1st, and includes eight kilometers of swimming (the longest leg 1600m) and around 30 kilometers of running.

How to Train and Prepare As Molly Balfe—one of our coaches at Chris Bagg Coaching Group—discovered over two SwimRun races in Maine in 2017 and 2018, ÖtillÖ-style racing presents all of the physical challenges of any extended endurance challenge coupled with extreme logistical and teamwork hurdles. In ÖtillÖ, you get to use gear such as wetsuits, pull buoys, and paddles during the swim legs (awesome, right?). The other side of that two-edged sword, however, is that all of that gear needs to come with you on the run. Conversely, your running shoes need to accompany you during the swim. Anybody who has taken a lifeguarding course knows just how hard it is to swim with shoes on, which is the reason that you get those pull buoys and paddles in the first place. Also along for the race is all of your safety gear and, um, your partner, who is tethered to you by a ten-meter cord for the entire duration. So practice and rehearsal is an absolute must,


OPPOSITE PAGE (ABOVE LEFT): Swimrunners start the 2019 ÖtillÖ World Championships in Sweden. PHOTO: Pierre Mangez ABOVE CENTER: A swimrun competitor navigating the cold waters during the 2019 World Championships. PHOTO: Jakob Edholm ABOVE RIGHT: Eventual mixed team winners exiting the water before starting another run leg of the event. PHOTO: Jakob Edholm

something Molly and her partner discovered early on during the 2017 SwimRun Odyssey race in Casco Bay, Maine, when he abandoned an important piece of gear only a few hundred meters into the first leg of swimming. Learning your partner’s motivations, enthusiasms, fears, strengths, and weaknesses will be crucial to your success at ÖtillÖ, and that stuff should probably get discovered during the training process, not during the race. Find some local lakes and rivers to practice swimming together, bound by a tether, so you can figure out how to support each other and take turns with the lead, rather than getting in each other’s way all day. Be honest with each other about what you want out of the race, so you both know what a win is for you and for your partner — they may be different! Another wrinkle of the ÖtillÖ-style SwimRun races is that the courses are not marked, and you need to do the navigation yourself. At first this sounds straightforward, but many of these races take place in areas where the water is cold and complicated by currents. Planning, scouting, self-reliance, and navigation practice are also an absolute must, not only for performance but for safety. One feature of the changing endurance landscape over the past ten years, I’d say, is the increase in actual risk (versus perceived risk) that these bigger, longer and more remote events pose

to the individual. Know the risks. Understand your accountability to them. Then make your decision. I think the physical challenges of ÖtillÖ are secondary to the personal and logistical ones, which is why I’m placing them here. Doing a smaller, local SwimRun race, such as the Bellingham SwimRun in, uh, Bellingham, Washington, which features two miles of swimming and seven miles of running? If you’re a regular multisport athlete, completing a normal week of training, you’ve probably got the fitness right now to complete the event. The one tweak I would suggest is bumping up the amount of swimming with paddles you do, along with a concurrent strength program to stabilize your shoulders. That “important piece of gear” that Coach Molly’s partner threw away in the opening meters of the Casco Bay event? His paddles, since they were a) too big and b) he hadn’t trained with them. He simply didn’t have the strength to power the paddles. Going big, such as the ÖtillÖ Catalina race? Well, first I would suggest tackling a smaller race to see if you like it, but I know multisport athletes, and a few of you are simply gonna sign up for the big one without ever doing a smaller one. For the swim, see above (lots of buoy/paddles/ band swimming and shoulder strengthening/ stability), aiming for 2-3 times the race distance in weekly volume (for Catalina, that means 14-21K of swimming per week). For the run, speed is not a limiting factor, but durability and the ability to change your pace is an important skill for races such as these. Get off the road and hit run courses with lots of elevation change (both up and down), aiming to build up to about twice the run distance per week, depending on your own personal durability. For ÖtillÖ Catalina, I would

suggest building up to 35-40 miles of running per week, with some one-to-five-minute hill repeats tossed in to stimulate the upper end of your engine along the way.

Where Else to Practice If you’re looking for another race, either to prepare for an ÖtillÖ or because you’re sensible and want to try this all out first, here is a short list of US-based options. Odyssey SwimRun Series (www.odysseyswimrun.com/)

08.09.2020: Casco Bay, ME 08.23.2020: Les Chaneaux, MI 09.27.2020: Orcas Island, WA 11.08.2020: Austin, TX Ignite SwimRun Series (www.igniteswimrun.com/races)

05.09.2020: Maryland 06.28.2020: Tennessee 08.29.2020: Minnesota 10.17.2020: Virginia Other SwimRun Races 04.18.2020: SwimRun Lake James, NC 04.19.2020: SwimRun Georgia 04.26.2020: Blue Sky Endurance Fest, SC 06.07.2020: Bellingham SwimRun, WA 06.14.2020: Crawlman SwimRun, GA 06.20.2020 : Summer Solstice, ME 08.22.2020: Garden State SwimRun, NJ 10.25.2020: SwimRun North Carolina •

About the Author Chris Bagg has been an actor, cook, teacher, writer, professional triathlete, and coach. He’s at his happiest surfing, riding a bike, backpacking, or playing board games. As a coach, his fondest wish is for athletes to achieve their dreams and to find value in those achievements.

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Weekend Getaway:

Enjoy the beautiful and scenic trails experienced on the Cascade Lakes Relay course. PHOTO: Cascade Lakes Relay

Bend, OR: A Beer and Food Town for Outdoor Enthusiasts PAUL LIETO AND SHANNAH WERNER

Bend, Oregon, on the eastern slopes of the Central Oregon Cascade mountain range, is home to a current estimate of more than 95,000 residents. A large percentage of those who move to Bend come for the year-round outdoor activities as well as the thriving beer and food scene. Professional triathletes like Linsey Corbin, Heather Jackson,

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Jesse Thomas, world class runners such as Max King and Mario Mendoza, and top cyclists and gravel riders Chris Horner, Ian Boswell, Matt Lieto and Carl Decker all live or train in Bend because of its attractive climate, natural beauty, abundant network of trails, and miles of open tarmac and gravel. “I can’t speak for everyone else but the familyoriented community, the quality, quantity, and variety of the trails, the local culture of art, music,

and beer, and the overall Bend attitude to live a high quality life is what attracts me to Bend,” explained Bend resident and runner, Lauren Fleshman, who is a two-time USA Champion in the 5K. Whether a novice or professional, there are events for everyone in Bend. Starting in January, snow-sport enthusiasts can hit the slopes at and around Mt. Bachelor for snowboarding and alpine competitions, or snowshoe and nordic ski


A competitor cruises by Sparks Lake during the cycling leg of the Pacific Crest Triathlon. PHOTO: Why Racing Events

races. Only 20 minutes from town, Mt. Bachelor and the surrounding Deschutes National Forest and Three Sisters Wilderness offer year-round adventures for hikers, mountain bikers, skiers, snowshoers and backcountry skiers. Bend plays host to a plethora of festivals and events throughout the year. The First Friday Art Walk takes place year-round in Downtown Bend. Each February, the Old Mill District hosts Bend WinterFest, which features events ranging from ice sculpture carving to competitive snow sports. In 2019 and 2020 Bend hosts the USA Climbing Bouldering Nationals. Open air markets pop up in several neighborhoods during the summer, and an impressive number of outdoor activities from trail runs, mountain bike races, gravel rides and rock climbing events fill out the months from Memorial Day through October. Since 1976, the Pole Pedal Paddle has been a fixture in spring. The quintessential Bend event occurs May 16, 2020, and epitomizes what the area

has to offer. Participants (teams, pairs, individuals) start at Mt. Bachelor and race down a slalom course on soft, spring snow followed by a quick transition to Nordic skis for an 8K course on the Mt. Bachelor trails. After the Nordic leg, participants hop onto bikes and pedal downhill 23 miles from Bachelor to Riverbend Park on the Deschutes River. Finally, a five-mile run along the river, followed by a paddle (stand-up, kayak, canoe) with and against the current on the river as it winds through the Old Mill, and a .25-mile sprint to the finish line in the Les Schwab Amphitheatre makes the beer from local breweries all the more refreshing at the end. Trail running is immensely popular and the Horse Butte 10-Miler in April, the Footzone Dirty Half in June, the Haulin’ Aspen Trail Run in August and the Flagline 50K Trail Race (slated to make a comeback in September) are some favorite races off the pavement and through the woods. The third weekend of June, Sunriver hosts the Pacific Crest Endurance Sports Festival, put on

by Why Racing Events. The event showcases a large number of racing options for multisport athletes, cyclists and runners. The three-day event includes their branded 72.3 BEASTMAN triathlon, as well as Olympic and Ultra-Sprint distance triathlon, duathlon and aquabike options. Runners can choose from a road marathon, half marathon, 5K and 10K, or trail runs at 28K and 50K distances. The weekend also includes the Tour de Crest Bike Tours and Kid’s Splash Pedal-n-Dash. The Cascade Lakes Relay, happening the last weekend in July, has been a summer staple since its inception in 2008. Oregon’s most challenging and fun overnight relay starts in the Cascade Mountains, travels through the Oregon Outback to Silver Lake and winds back to the Cascade Lakes Highway around Mt. Bachelor to finish on the banks of the Deschutes River in Bend. The course takes teams of runners across 216 beautiful miles before finishing in Bend for a post-race party. “The combination of a diverse and challenging Event Guide 2020 racecenter.com

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course, tasty craft beers to sample at the finish, and an opportunity to float the Deschutes River with your team after the race and spend a premier summer weekend in Central Oregon is proving that Cascade Lakes Relay is the best relay race in the Pacific Northwest,� said CEO and Co-Founder Scott Douglass. For a little more thrill and adventure, visitors to Bend and locals take advantage of the thousands of mountain biking trails in the area as well. Earnestly maintained, modified and expanded by the Central Oregon Trail Alliance (COTA), the Bend trail systems get heavy usage by trail runners and mountain bikers once the snow melts. Phil’s trailhead is a popular starting point, but there are plenty of opportunities further up towards the mountain, or across Cascade Lakes highway near the Deschutes River. After a long day of skiing, biking, running, paddling, fishing, climbing, hiking or doing any other activities the area has to offer, the multitude of local breweries and restaurants provide tasty fuel for the next day. At last count there were upwards of eight food truck venues within a 20-mile radius offering no fewer than 40 delicious and affordable meal

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OPPOSITE PAGE, LEFT: Bend offers runners an abundant network of trails. Here a trail runner heads down from Broken Top. PHOTO: Pete Alport Visit Bend ABOVE: Food and beer isn’t just for after the race as shown by this runner at the Lastest Not Fastest event in October. PHOTO: Paul Nelson

options. On the west side try The Lot, one of the first venues in town, and the newly renovated Podski across from the Box Factory. On the east side of town, River Place near Costco and On Tap by the Bend Memorial Clinic offer everything from tacos and BBQ to pizza and traditional Himalayan fare. For indoor dining Bend has several staples that have stood the test of time. In the heart of downtown you’ll find Zydeco, Jackalope Grill, Barrio and the long-standing local favorite, Pine Tavern. A trip to Bend wouldn’t be complete without trying Spork on the west side, and if the line is out the door, hop across the road to Kebaba for some Mediterranean eats. For those of you who aren’t intermittent fasting and still indulge in the early first meal of the day, The Victorian Café, Chow, Jackson’s Corner and McKay Cottage are where weekenders line up for Bloody Marys, eggs Benedict, McKay Cottage Potatoes and avocado toast. If you want to grab something simple before heading up the

mountain, Strictly Organic by the Box Factory crushes the breakfast burrito. Try Whole Foods or Market of Choice for their buffets, or cruise over to Rockin’ Dave’s Bistro for a bagel and spread. It would be unthinkable not to mention Beer when writing of Bend. While it probably deserves its own article as it seems there are more places to grab a pint in Bend than there are trees in the forest, I’ll add a few sentences describing a handful of beer establishments to explore. Aside from the tourist must-see Deschutes Brewery, 10 Barrel (travel to the eastside for less crowds and better parking) and always busy Crux, try some of the smaller local favorites like Silver Moon and Bend Brewing Company downtown, Bevel Craft Brewing and Spider City Brewing Company on the eastside, and The Ale Apothecary and Sunriver Brewing Company on the westside. For the bottleshop and taproom scene where you can taste a range of brews from the Pacific Northwest and beyond, visit Broken Top Bottle Shop west of 97, the newly expanded Brown Owl in the Box Factory, and the aforementioned On Tap, which offers one of the widest selections of beer and cider in town with 25+ taps.

Additional cultural and outdoor events in the surrounding area worth mentioning include Taste of the Town, Author! Author! (this year’s authors are Michael Pollan, Barry Lopez and Susan Orlean), Little Woody Barrel-Aged Beer and Whiskey Festival, TEDxBend, Bite of Bend, Bend Brewfest, Salmon Run, Bend Marathon and Half Marathon, Balloons Over Bend, Happy Girls Race Series in Bend (5K, 10K and half marathon) and Sisters (5K and trail half marathon), Bend Beer Chase, Deschutes Dash Multisport Event (5K, 10K, Olympic and sprint triathlon, duathlon and aquabike), Bend Ale Festival and Lastest Not Fastest. Located in the center of Oregon, Bend is approximately 150 miles from Portland and 120 miles from Eugene. The Redmond Municipal Airport offers daily flight service to several major airports including Denver, Los Angeles, Seattle and San Francisco. Weather in Bend is typical of high desert regions with snow in the winter and hot summer days and cool nights. The shadow of the Cascades keeps annual rainfall to a minimum. • Event Guide 2020 racecenter.com

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Champoeg 10K, 30K, Half Marathon & Kids' Run; Kids, 10K, 13.1m, 30K; St Paul, OR; orrc.net DuPont Trail Marathon, Half and 12k; 12K, 13.1m, 26.2m; DuPont, WA; duponttrailmarathon.org Foothills Dash; 1m, 5K, 10K; Orting, WA; co.pierce.wa.us Kennedy Creek Chum Run; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Olympia, WA; nwtrailruns.com Oregon Brewery Running Series - Baerlic Brewing 5K Fun Run; 5K; Portland, OR; breweryrunningseries.com Race up the Snake; 5K, 10K; Benton City, WA; runnersofthesage.com Siuslaw Dunes Trail Run; 15m, 50K; Florence, OR; daybreakracing.com Charlie's Chocolate Run; Kids, 1m, 5K, 10K; Ashland, OR; charlieschocolaterun.com Padden Mudfest; 5K, 10K; Bellingham, WA; gbrc.net Bend St Pat's Day Dash; 5K; Bend, OR; bendstpatsdash.com Canyonlands Half Marathon and Five Mile Run; 5m, 13.1m; Moab, UT; moabhalfmarathon.com Kirkland Shamrock Run; 5K; Kirkland, WA; kirklandshamrockrun.com Pi Day Dash; 5K; Seattle, WA; therewillbepie.enmotive.com Run To Get Lucky; Kids, 1m, 5K, 15K; Corvallis, OR; runtogetlucky.com


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Run to the Pub; 10K, 13.1m; Bozeman, MT; runtothepub.com St. Patrick's Day Foot Race; 1m, 5K, 10K; Richland, WA; 3rrr.org St. Patty Day Columbia River Trail Run/Walk; 5K, 10K; The Dalles, OR; The Dirty Leprechaun!; 1m, 5K, 10K, Mud/Obstacle; Tualatin, OR; terrapinevents.com Woodinville Leprechaun Leap 5K/10K; Kids, 5K, 10K; Woodinville, WA; runsignup.com Portland Shamrock Run; Kids, 1m, 5K, 8K, 15K, 13.1m; Portland, OR; shamrockrunportland.com St. Patrick's Day Dash; 5K; Seattle, WA; stpatsdash.com Lucky Clover; 5K, 10K; Springfield, OR; level32racing.com CHUCKANUT 50K; 50K; Bellingham, WA; chuckanut50krace.com Pacific Rim One Day Run; 20m, 26.2m, 50K, 50m, 100K, 100m; Longview, WA; ultrasignup.com Rock 'n' Roll Carlsbad 5000; 5K, 20K; Carlsbad, CA; carlsbad5000.com Salt Creek 24; 24hr; Port Angeles, WA; facebook.com/saltcreek24 Spring Fling Trail Run; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Monroe, OR; oregontrailruns.com Spring Into Action: 5K, 10K, 15K, Kids Dash, Duathlon!; Kids, 5K, 10K, 15K, Du; Seattle, WA; magnusonseries.org Vortex Half Marathon & 10K Trail Run; 10K, 13.1m; Estacada, OR; runwildadventures.com COUVE CLOVER 3, 7 & 10 MILE RUN; 5K, 8K, 10m; Vancouver, WA; whyracingevents.com 2020 Oakland Running Festival; 5K, 13.1m, 26.2m; Oakland, CA; go.evvnt.com Bring In Spring; 5K; Eugene, OR; level32racing.com McKenzie River Half Marathon; 13.1m; Eugene, OR; level32racing.com Mercer Island Half; Kids, 5K, 10K, 13.1m, Kids; Mercer Island, WA; mercerislandhalf.com Honeywagon Runs Half Marathon & 4 Mile Run; Kids, 13.1m, 4m; Everson, WA; gbrc.net Running of the Beavers; 5K; Seattle, WA; runningofthebeavers5k.com Running of the Fools; 5K, 10K; Longview, WA; facebook.com/RunCowlitz Spring Run For Fun @ Redmond Watershed; 5m, 10m, 13.1m, 26.2m; Redmond, WA; nwtrailruns.com Encinitas Half Marathon and 5K - March 29, 2020 North County San Diego; 5K, 13.1m; Encinitas, CA; go.evvnt.com Everett Half; 10K, 13.1m; Everett, WA; everetthalf.com Great Green Run 'N Relay; 13.1m, 26.2m; Eugene, OR; eclecticedgeracing.com Deception Pass Marathon and Half; Kids, 13.1m, 26.2m; Oak Harbor, WA; destinationtrailrun.com

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Havasu Half Marathon and 5K; 5K, 13.1m; Lake Havasu City, AZ; go.evvnt.com Run Like a Fool 5K; 5K; Olympia, WA; active.com Seattle Magazine Brunch Run 5K; 5K; Seattle, WA; seattlemag.com Shotgun Trail Blast; 5K, 10K, 50K, 25K; Marcola, OR; level32racing.com Spartan Race Seattle North Super and Sprint 2020; Mud/Obstacle; Snohomish, WA; go.evvnt.com Yakima River Canyon Marathon and Half-Marathon; 13.1m; Ellensburg to Selah, WA; databarevents.com SALMON RUN; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Bend, OR; bendraces.com Bridge To Brews; Kids, 8K, 10K; Portland, OR; terrapinevents.com Horse Butte 10 Miler; 10m; Bend, OR; superfitproductions.com ORRC Vernonia Marathon & Half Marathon; 13.1m, 26.2m; Vernonia, OR; orrc.net United Airlines Rock 'n' Roll San Francisco; 13.1m; San Francisco, CA; runrocknroll.com CORVALLIS HALF MARATHON & 5K Kids, 5K, 13.1m; Corvallis, OR; corvallishalfmarathon.com Cottage Grove Half Marathon; 10K, 13.1m; Cottage Grove, OR; cottagegrovehalf.com Hop Hop Half Marathon, 10K, & 5K; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Portland, OR; hophophalf.com Pear Blossom Run; 5K, 10m; Medford, OR; pearblossomrun.com Tenacious Ten; 10K, 10m; Seattle, WA; thetenaciousten.com Banana Slug Backyard Ultra; Ultra: Last one standing; Saint Paul, OR; slug.run Earth Day Run: 5K, 10K, kids dash, Half Marathon!; Kids, 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Seattle, WA; magnusonseries.org Fun With The Fuzz 5K; 5K; Bellingham, WA; funwiththefuzz.com Gallus Gallus 2 Mile Dash; 2m; Richland, WA; runnersofthesage.com OAT Run (Olympic Adventure Trail Run); 13.1m, 12K; Port Angeles, WA; oatrun.org Squak Mountain Trail Run; 13.1m, 50K, 12K; Issaquah, WA; evergreentrailruns.com Zion Ultras and Trail Half Marathon, April 2020; 13.1m, 50K, 100K, 100m; Virgin, UT; go.evvnt.com BEND MARATHON AND HALF (10K/5K) Kids, 5K, 10K, 13.1m, 26.2m; Bend, OR; bend-marathon.com NEGATIVE SPLIT HALF MARATHON 10K & 5K 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Spokane, WA; nsplit.com SPRING CLASSIC DUATHLON & HOME DEPOT HALF, 10K & 5K; 5K, 10K, 13.1m, Sprint Du; Portland, OR; whyracingevents.com Lake Hills 50K Relay; 5K, 50K, Relay; Bellevue, WA; nwtrailruns.com

10 YEARS RUNNING

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Whidbey Island Marathon; Kids, 5K, 10K, 13.1m, 26.2m; Oak Harbor, WA; runwhidbey.com Amani Center Race Against Child Abuse; 1m, 5K, 10K, 13.1m; St. Helens, OR; amanicenter.org Cherry Festival; 5K, 10K, 3K; The Dalles, OR; Railroad Bridge Run - Run the Peninsula; 5K, 10K; Sequim, WA; runthepeninsula.com Spring into Summer Run; 1m, 5K; Richland, WA; 3rrr.org Tillamook Burn Trail Run; 50K, 50m; Timber, OR; daybreakracing.com Treat Yourself 5K; Kids, 1m, 5K; Seattle, WA; washington.providence.org Trout Lake Run: 1/2 Marathon, 10K & 5K; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Trout Lake, WA; ultrasignup.com Willamette Mission 5K/10K Trail Runs; 5K, 10K; Salem, OR; runwildadventures.com

4/24 – 26 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 2020 Eugene Marathon!

Kids, 5K, 13.1m, 26.2m; Eugene, OR; eugenemarathon.com

4/26 RIP CITY RACE FOR THE ROSES Run, walk or roll across the Broadway Bridge through downtown Portland. Participants receive a t-shirt, rose, medal, mimosas and more. All proceeds benefit Albertina Kerr.

1K, 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Portland, OR; ripcityracefortheroses.org 4/26

All in for Autism 10K & 5K Run/Walk; 5K, 10K, Kids; Bellevue, WA; allinforautism.org

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*Number of Races May Be Subject to Change

Saturday, April 11th, 2020

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Big Sur International Marathon; 5K, 10m, 20m, 26.2m, Relay; Carmel, CA; bigsurmarathon.org 4/26 Peterson Ridge Rumble; 20m, 40m; Sisters, OR; petersonridgerumble.com 4/26 Run Like the Wind Running Festival; 5K, 10K, 10m; Ellensburg, WA; run-like-the-wind.com 4/26 Top Pot Doughnut Dash; Kids, 5K; Seattle, WA; 5/1 OC Marathon, Half Marathon and 5K; Kids, 5K, 13.1m, 26.2m; Newport Beach, CA; ocmarathon.com 5/2 WALK/RUN FOR THE ANIMALS 2020 Kids, 5K; Vancouver, WA; hssw.org/walk-run 5/2 44th Annual Lake Run - Tough 10K, 5K Run/Walk, Kids Dash; Kids, 5K, 10K; Lake Oswego, OR; lowomensclub.org 5/2 BCAN Walk to End Bladder Cancer; 5K; Seattle, WA; support.bcan.org/seattle2020 5/2 Cinco De Mayo 5K, 10K, Half; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Portland, OR; terrapinevents.com 5/2 Lost Creek Trail Run; 5K, 20m, 30K, 50K, Relay; Lost Creek Lake, OR; lostcreektrailruns.com 5/2 Michelob Ultra Tacoma City Marathon; Kids, 5K, 13.1m, 26.2m; Tacoma, WA; tacomacitymarathon.com 5/2 ORRC Hagg Lake Road Runs; 5K, 10K, 10m; Gaston, OR; orrc.net 5/2 Sisters Better Half Marathon; 10K, 13.1m; Sisters, OR; sistershalfmarathon.com 5/2 Spartan Race Montana Ultra, Beast and Super 2020; 5K, 13.1m, 50K; Bigfork, MT; go.evvnt.com 5/2 Victor Point Run for the Hills; 1m, 5K, 10K, 15K; Silverton, OR; runsignup.com 5/2 Whiskey Row Marathon; 10K, 13.1m, 26.2m; Prescott, AZ; whiskeyrowmarathon.com 5/3 AVENUE OF THE GIANTS MARATHON 10K, 13.1m, 26.2m; Weott, CA; theave.org 5/3 Lilac Bloomsday Run; 12K; Spokane, WA; bloomsdayrun.org 5/3 ORRC Hagg Lake Trail Run; 15m; Gaston, OR; orrc.net 5/3 Snohomish Women's Run; Kids, 10K, 13.1m; Everett, WA; snohomishwomensrun.com 5/8 Orcas Island Trail Festival; Kids, 13.1m, 26.2m, 50m; Olga, WA; destinationtrailrun.com 5/9 APPLE BLOSSOM RUN; 1m, 5K, 10K; Wenatchee, WA; confluencehealth.org/abr 5/9 TRILLIUM TRAIL RUN; 5K, 10K; Bainbridge Island, WA; biparksfoundation.OR; 5/9 Corvallis Great Strides; 5K; Corvallis, OR; fightcf.cff.org

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Cougar Mountain Trail Run Series #1; 5m, 10m; Newcastle, WA; nwtrailruns.com Cross Out Cancer 5K; 5K; Seattle, WA; xoutcancerseattle.com Hippie Chick Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon, 5K; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Hillsboro, OR; runwithpaula.com Horse Lake Trail Runs; 5m, 13.1m; Wenatchee, WA; runwenatchee.com McDonald Forest 50K; 50K; Corvallis, OR; mac50k.org Oregon Brewery Running Series - Migration Brewing Co; 5K; Portland, OR; breweryrunningseries.com/OR; Parenting Now!'s Mother's Day 5K; 5K; Eugene, OR; parentingnow.org/mothers-day-5k S.O.S. 5K; 5K; Shoreline, WA; worldconcern.org Salsa Saturday; 5K; Eugene, OR; eclecticedgeracing.com Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon; 13.1m, Relay; Santa Barbara, CA; motivrunning.com Yosemite Half Marathon, May 2020; 13.1m; Bass Lake, CA; go.evvnt.com BANKS LINEAR TRAIL BRAVE RUN; 5K, 10K; Banks, OR; banksbraverun.blogspot.com Smith Rock Ascent; Kids, 5m, 15m, 50K; Terrebonne, OR; gobeyondracing.com Sri Chinmoy 7 & 13 Hour Solo & Relay Race; 7hr, 13hr; Seattle, WA; us.srichinmoyraces.org/Seattle7and13 The Enforcer 5K; 5K; Redmond, WA; theenforcer5k.com Tiger Mountain Trail Run; 5K, 12K, 13.1m, 50K; Issaquah, WA; nwtrailruns.com UW Bothell Husky 5K; Kids, 5K; Bothell, WA; uwb.edu/5krun

5/17 RUN ON THE RIVER HALF, 10K & 5K SPONSORED BY BUOY BEER COMPANY The 7th Annual Run on the River sponsored by Buoy Beer Company runs along the scenic Columbia River in beautiful Astoria, OR.; Kids, 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Astoria, OR.

5/17 WILLAMETTE VALLEY 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! 10K, 13.1m, 26.2m, Relay; Salem, OR; willamettevalleymarathon.com 5/17

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5/25 Kids, 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Astoria, OR; runontheriver.page.link/RCNW

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CAPITAL CITY MARATHON Kids, 5m, 13.1m, 26.2m; Olympia, WA; capitalcitymarathon.org WINDERMERE MARATHON & HALF MARATHON 13.1m, 26.2m; Spokane, WA; windermeremarathon.com REFLECTION RUN, 5K, 10K & HALF MARATHON - VANCOUVER, WA; 1m, 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Washougal, WA; whyracingevents.com 5K for the Fallen; 5K; Orting, WA; runsignup.com Girls on the Run 5K; 5K; Renton, WA; girlsrun.org/5k HAPPY GIRLS RUN BEND; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Bend, OR; happygirlsrun.com Butte or Bust Run; 5K, 10K; Creston, WA; Hurricane Creek Half & 5K; 13.1m; Joseph, OR; runnersofthesage.com Memorial Day Run: 5K, 10K, 15K, kids dash; Kids, 5K, 10K, 15K; Seattle, WA; magnusonseries.org Oregon Spring Half Marathon; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; St. Paul, OR; theoregonmarathon.com Ridgeline Ramble; 10K, 20K; Eugene, OR; level32racing.com Spring Festival 5K Run and 10K Run/Walk; Kids, 5K, 10K; Moses Lake, WA; buduracing.com Stumptown Trail Runs Half Marathon; 13.1m; Portland, OR; gobeyondracing.com COEUR D'ALENE MARATHON, HALF MARATHON, 10K, & 5K 5K, 10K, 13.1m, 26.2m; Coeur d'Alene, ID; cdamarathon.com Miles On Memorial; 5K, 10K, 15K, Relay; Eugene, OR; eclecticedgeracing.com ORRC Up the Lazy River 10K; 10K; West Linn, OR; orrc.net Stumptown 50K; 50K; Portland, OR; gobeyondracing.com Newport Marathon; 13.1m, 26.2m; Newport, OR; newportmarathon.org Rattlesnake Ridge Run; 5m, 13.1m; North Bend, WA; nwtrailruns.com Rock 'n' Roll San Diego; 5K, 13.1m, 26.2m; San Diego, CA; runrocknroll.com

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APRIL 24-26, 2020 5/30 5/30 6/2 6/3 6/6

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Salem Great Strides; 5K; Salem, OR; fightcf.cff.org Soaring Eagle 5K, 10K and Half Marathon Trail Run; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Sammamish, WA; evergreentrailruns.com Taco Tuesday Twilight Trot; 5K; Eugene, OR; eclecticedgeracing.com The Big Run; 5K; Seattle, WA; nwtrailruns.com LEGACY ESTATE VINEYARD RUN 5K, 10K; Salem, OR; legacyestaterun.com 8th Annual Remembrance Run/Walk; Kids, 1m, 5K; Klamath Falls, OR; klamathhospice.org/run Beach to Chowder 5/10K; 5K, 10K; Long Beach, WA; databarevents.com/beachtochowder Loop the Lupe!; 5K, Mud/Obstacle; Seattle, WA; loopthelupe.com Me.She.We. Women's Half Marathon; 10K, 13.1m, Relay; Wilsonville, OR; meshewe.run Race Beneath The Sun; Kids, 5m; Bellingham, WA; gbrc.net Red Devil Trail Runs; 10K, 15m, 50K; Cashmere, WA; runwenatchee.com Rock 'n' Roll Seattle; 13.1m, 26.2m; Seatle, WA; runrocknroll.com Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race, Portland, OR - June 2019; 5K; Portland, OR; ruggedmaniac.com Strawberry Festival 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk; 1m, 5K; Lebanon, OR; lebanonstrawberryfestival.com Thelma & Louise Women's Half Marathon; 13.1m, Relay; Moab, UT; moabhalfmarathon.com Timberline Marathon & Half Marathon; 13.1m, 26.2m; Government Camp, OR; timberlinemarathon.com Valley Crest Half Marathon; 10K, 13.1m, 13.1m; Tarzana, CA; trailrunevents.com Big Backyard 5K presented by Kaiser Permanente; 5K, 10K; Redmond, WA; bby5k.com Heaven Can Wait 5K Run/Walk; 5K; Bend, OR; heavencanwait.org North Olympic Discovery Marathon; Kids, 5K, 10K, 13.1m, 26.2m; Port Angeles, WA; nodm.com Run for the Hills; Kids, 2m, 8K, 30K; Corvallis, OR; gltrunforthehills.com

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The Teanaway Trail Run; 5K, 10K, 13.1m, 26.2m; Cle Elum, WA; nwtrailruns.com Trail Maniacs Farragut Trail Run; Kids, 5K, 10K, 25K; Farragut, ID; ultrasignup.com Ravenna Run the Ravine; 4K, 8K, 12K; Seattle, WA; nwtrailruns.com Montana Governor's Cup; Kids, 1m, 5K, 10K, 13.1m, 26.2m, Relay; Helena, MT; govcupmt.com Cougar Mountain Trail Run Series #2; 5K, 8m, 14m; Newcastle, WA; nwtrailruns.com Echo Valley Trail Run; 1m, 10K, 13.1m, 26.2m, 50K, 100K; Chelan, WA; evergreentrailruns.com Helvetia Half Marathon, 10K, 5K; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Hillsboro, OR; runwithpaula.com Rose City Mile; 1m; Portland, OR; rosecitymile.com Seattle Solstice Run: 5K, 10K, 15K, Kids Dash; Kids, 5K, 10K, 15K; Seattle, WA; magnusonseries.org Sound to Narrows; 1m, 5K, 12k; Tacoma, WA; soundtonarrows.org Virginia Mason Memorial Downtown Yakima Mile; 1m; Yakima, WA; yakimamile.com Wy'east Wonder; 50K, 50m; Parkdale, OR; gobeyondracing.com BITE OF BEND - BEER RUN; 5K; Bend, OR; biteofbend.com/beer-run Evergreen Half; 5m, 13.1m; Snohomish, WA; evergreenhalf.com FootZone Dirty Half; 13.1m; Bend, OR; footzonebend.com The Bear Run 5K Run/Walk; 5K; Maple Valley, WA; maplevalleybearrun.com The Light at the End of the Tunnel Marathon; 26.2m; North Bend, WA; tunnelmarathon.com All Comer's Track and Field; Track & Field, Various Events; Bellingham, WA; cob.org/races ORRC Summer Solstice 5K and Kids' Run at the Oregon Zoo; Kids, 5K; Portland, OR; orrc.net PACIFIC CREST TRAIL RUNS 28K AND 50K; 28K, 50K; Sunriver, OR; whyracingevents.com

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Montana Firefighters Memorial Run; 1m, 5K; Laurel, MT; runsignup.com PACIFIC CREST HALF MARATHON & MARATHON; 13.1m, 26.2m; Sunriver, OR; whyracingevents.com Grateful Dad 5K, 10K and Half; Kids, 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Portland, OR; terrapinevents.com Mary's Peak Trail Run; 50K, 50m, 25K; Blodgett, OR; maryspeak50k.com Mountain Magic 5/10/25K Trail Run; 5K, 10K, 25K; Spokane, WA; mountainmagicrun.com Silvan Ridge Twilight 5; 5K; Eugene, OR; eclecticedgeracing.com Wild Woman Trail Marathon, 50K and Relay; 26.2m, 50K, Relay; Trout Lake, WA; wildwomanmarathon.com PACIFIC CREST 5K/10K RUN & WALK; 5K, 10K; Sunriver, OR; whyracingevents.com PACIFIC CREST KID'S 1-MILE & 1/2-MILE DASH; Kids; Sunriver, OR; whyracingevents.com Eugene Father's Day 10K/5K; 5K, 10K; Eugene, OR; eclecticedgeracing.com Father's Day Marathon & Half Marathon; Kids, 5K, 12K, 13.1m, 26.2m; Bothell, WA; getmeregistered.com/FathersDayMarathon Seattle Parks Trail Run; 2m, 4m, 10K; Seattle, WA; nwtrailruns.com Sunshine Salutation Trail Run; 5m, 10m; Redmond, WA; nwtrailruns.com Missoula Marathon; 13.1m, 26.2m; Missoula, MT; missoulamarathon.org Amani Center Race Against Child Abuse - North; 5K, 10K; Clatskanie, OR; amanicenter.org Bristow 24/12 Run; 12hr, 24hr; Dexter, OR; gobeyondracing.com Head for the Cure 5K; 5K; Redmond, WA; secure.headforthecure.org Kootenai River Run; 5K, 10K; Bonners Ferry, ID; kootenairiverrun.com Sam Day 5K and Kids Run; Kids, 5K, Kids; Portland, OR; Super Fast Half; 13.1m; Snoqualmie, WA; cascadesuperseries.com Defeat Myeloma 5K; Kids, 1m, 5K; Seattle, WA; defeatmyeloma.org The Super Marathon; 26.2m; Snoqualmie, WA; cascadesuperseries.com

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SALEM STARS & STRIPES 1m, 5K, 10K; Salem, OR; salemstarsandstripes.com 32nd Annual Four on the Fourth; Kids, 1m, 4m; Steilacoom, WA; fouronthefourth.org 4th of July Celebration Run; Kids, 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Newport, OR; ardoradventures.com Aquafina OTC Butte To Butte; 5K, 4m, 10K; Eugene, OR; buttetobutte.com Camp Patriot 4th of July Fun Run; 1m, 5K; Pasco, WA; camppatriotfunrun.org Carnation Run for the Pies 5K Run/Walk; 5K; Carnation, WA; carnation4th.org Foot Traffic Flat Half & Full Marathon, 5K & 10K; 5K, 10K, 13.1m, 26.2m; Portland, OR; foottraffic.us Freedom 5K; 5K; Molalla, OR; molallarunningclub.com Go Fourth Mile; 1m; Longview, WA; runsignup.com Independence Day 5K/10K/Half Marathon; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; St. Paul, OR; runwithpaula.com ORRC 5 on the 4th; Kids, 5K; Wilsonville, OR; orrc.net Point Ruston Independence Day 5K; Kids, 5K; Tacoma, WA; tcmaevents.com Red, White, & Blues 10K; Kids, 10K; West Linn, OR; htcraceseries.com Ridgefield's Independence 10K/5K; 1m, 5K, 10K; Ridgefield, WA; runridgefield.com River Run on the Fourth; 5K, 10K; Wenatchee, WA; runwenatchee.com Carkeek Warmer Trail Run; 5K, 10K; Seattle, WA; nwtrailruns.com TWILIGHT HALF MARATHON Kids, 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Vancouver, WA; twilighthalf.com Chuckanut Foot Race; 7m ; Bellingham, WA; gbrc.net Cougar Mountain Trail Run Series #3; 5K, 10m, 20m; Newcastle, WA; nwtrailruns.com Grey Rock - 50K, 25K, 12k; 12K, 25K, 50K; Yakima, WA; ultrasignup.com Mt. Hood 50; 50m; Timothy Lake, OR; gobeyondracing.com Shoreline Run; 10K; Richland, WA; 3rrr.org Taylor Mountain Trail Run; 5m, 13.1m, 26.2m; Issaquah, WA; evergreentrailruns.com Tour des Chutes Cycling & Run/Walk; 5K, Bike Tour, Gravel ride; Bend, OR; tourdeschutes.org ANNUAL BARE BUNS FUN RUN~WEST Kids, 5K; Issaquah, WA; tigermtnudists.com DESCHUTES DASH MULTISPORT EVENT; 5K, 10K, Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri, Sprint Du, Olympic Du, Sprint Aquabike, Olympic Aquabike; Bend, OR; deschutesdash.com

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7/25 – 26 WYEAST HOWL TRAIL RUN The Wy’east Howl offers wildly scenic and runnable 100K, 50K and half marathon trail running races on Mt. Hood’s home trails and surrounding ridgelines.

13.1m, 50K, 100K; Mt. Hood, OR; daybreakracing.com

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HOODOO CHALLENGE: RACE TO THE TOP 5K, 13.1m; Sisters, OR; ultrasignup.com 7/25 MCMENAMINS HALF MARATHON 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Bothell, WA; mcmenaminshalf.com 7/25 Andy Fritz Memorial Trek for Tech 5K VERY Fun Run!; 5K; Lakewood, WA; friendsofcloverpark.org/trek-for-tech 7/25 Salsa Saturday; 5K; Eugene, OR; eclecticedgeracing.com 7/26 The 'Original' Bare Buns Fun Run; 5K, Clothing Optional; Loon Lake, WA; active.com 8/1 THE LUCKY TRIATHLON FESTIVAL SUNSET 5K & 10K; 5K, 10K, Olympic Du, Olympic Aquabike; Woodland, WA; whyracingevents.com 8/1 Country Girl; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Portland, OR; terrapinevents.com 8/1 Galloping Gertie Half Marathon/10K/5K; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Gig Harbor, WA; galloping-gertie.com 8/1 Girl Power 5K, 10K and half; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Portland, OR; terrapinevents.com 8/1 Paradise Valley Trail Run; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Woodinville, WA; nwtrailruns.com 8/1 Snoqualmie Valley Run; 10K, 13.1m; Carnation, WA; snoqualmievalleyrun.com 8/1 Tiger Peak Challenge; 5m, 13.1m, 50K; Issaquah, WA; evergreentrailruns.com 8/1 Volcanic; 15m, 50K; Cougar, WA; gobeyondracing.com 8/4 Summer Eddy Trail Run; 4m, 8m; Kenmore, WA; nwtrailruns.com 8/7 Bigfoot 100K; 100K; Cougar, WA; bigfoot200.com 8/7 Bigfoot 200 Mile Endurance Run; 200m; Randle, WA; bigfoot200.com 8/7 Bigfoot 40 Mile; 40m; Cougar, WA; bigfoot200.com 8/8 HAULIN' ASPEN TRAIL RUN; 13.1m, 26.2m; Bend, OR; bendraces.com 8/8 Cougar Mountain Trail Run Series #4; 5K, 13.1m, 26.2m; Newcastle, WA; nwtrailruns.com 8/8 Crawfish Crawl Relay & Half Marathon Run/Walk; 13.1m, Relay; Tualatin, OR; htcraceseries.com 8/8 Little Backyard Adventure; 5K, 11m, 18m; Olympia, WA; littlebackyardadventure.com 8/8 ORRC Garlic Festival - 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon; 5K, 10K; North Plains, OR; orrc.net 8/8 Race the Reserve; 5K, 10K, 13.1m, 26.2m, Relay; Coupeville, WA; racethereserve.com


RUNNING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF LEGENDS

APRIL 24-26, 2020 8/9 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!

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Beaverton Half Marathon, 5K/10K; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Beaverton, OR; runwithpaula.com Blake Island Trail Run; 4m, 8m; Blake Island Marine State Park, WA; runsignup.com Lake Union 10K; 10K; Seattle, WA; lakeunion10k.com Stilly Fun Run 5K Footrace; 5K; Arlington, WA; raceentry.com COLUMBIA RIVER SUNSET 5K & 10K; 5K, 10K; Vancouver, WA; whyracingevents.com COLUMBIA RIVER TRIATHLON & FITNESS FESTIVAL; Kids Tri; Vancouver, WA; whyracingevents.com MCMENAMINS HALF MARATHON 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Forest Grove, OR; mcmenaminshalf.com Angry Owl Ultramarathons 24/12/6 Hour Runs; 6hr, 12hr, 24hr; Salem, OR; crustycap.com/angry-owl-ultramarathons.html Huckleberry Half Marathon; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Welches, OR; huckleberryhalfmarathon.com Magnuson Series Summer Fitness Day; 5K, 10K, 15K, 13.1m; Seattle, WA; magnusonseries.org Scandia Run; Kids, 5K, 10K; Junction City, OR; scandiarun.com

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Summer Blast at Redmond Watershed; 5m, 10m, 13.1m, 26.2m; Redmond, WA; nwtrailruns.com Tacoma Narrows Half Marathon and 5K; 5K, 13.1m; Tacoma, WA; tacomanarrowshalf.com GIRLFRIENDS FITNESS FESTIVAL 5K RUN/WALK; 5K; Vancouver, WA; whyracingevents.com Gnar Gnar; 10K; Government Camp, OR; gobeyondracing.com Tunnel Vision Marathon; 26.2m; North Bend, WA; tunnelmarathon.com Interlaken Ice Cream Dash; 5K, 10K; Seattle, WA; nwtrailruns.com Taco Tuesday Twilight Trot; 5K; Eugene, OR; eclecticedgeracing.com Seattle Marathon 5K/10K + Kids Fun Run; Kids, 5K, 10K; Seattle, WA; seattlemarathon.org/summer Corn Maze Craze; 4k, 6k; Seattle, WA; nwtrailruns.com Backcountry Rise Trail Run; 13.1m, 20m, 50K; Toutle, WA; daybreakracing.com NUT Trail Race 50K & 17M; 20m, 50K; Glide, OR; gobeyondracing.com PAWSwalk 5K Run; 5K; Seattle, WA; give.paws.org Riverhawk Run/Walk; 5K, 1K and 3K; The Dalles, OR Run A Muk 5K/10K & Kids Dash; 5K, 10K; Mukilteo, WA; runamuk5k10k.jigsy.com Iron Horse Half Marathon; 13.1m; North Bend, WA; runironhorse.com Sunriver Half Marathon for a Cause; Kids, 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Sunriver, OR; sunrivermarathon.com Hardesty Hardcore; 5.5m, 14m; Lowell, OR; level32racing.com It's My Ability 5K for Autism; 5K; Boring, OR; runsignup.com OREGON WINE COUNTRY HALF MARATHON 5K, 13.1m, Relay; Carlton, OR; oregonwinecountryhalf.com The Kauai Marathon and Half Marathon; 13.1m, 26.2m; Poipu, Kauai, HI; thekauaimarathon.com Eugene Brews Cruise 5K; 5K; Eugene, OR; level32racing.com Labor Day Half; Kids, 5K, 13.1m; Redmond, WA; labordayrun.com ORRC Greenway Trail Trial 10K; 10K; Beaverton, OR; orrc.net

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Overlake Medical Center Labor Day Half; Kids, 5m, 13.1m; Redmond, WA; labordayrun.com Best in the West High Noon Half and 5K; 5K, 13.1m; Sweet Home, OR; bestinthewesttriathlon.com Best in the West Triathlon Festival; 5K, 13.1m, Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri, Long Course Tri, Sprint Du, Olympic Du, Long Course Du, Sprint Aquabike, Olympic Aquabike, Long Course Aquabike, Kids Tri, Youth Tri, Youth Du, Road Race, Cl; Foster, OR; bestinthewesttriathlon.com Run a Muk; 5K, 10K; Monroe, WA; mukilteolighthousefestival.com Albany Beer "Run"; .3K; Albany, OR; omroadrace.org Bridge of the Goddess Half Marathon & 10K/5K; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Cascade Locks, OR; runwithpaula.com Cascade Express Half; 13.1m; Snoqualmie, WA; cascadesuperseries.com GOAT Run (Great Olympic Adventure Trail Run); 13.1m, 26.2m, 50K; Port Angeles, WA; greatoatrun.org Millersburg Celebration Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk; 5K, 13.1m; Millersburg, OR; celebratemillersburg.com Pacific Runderland 10K, 5K & Kids Run; Kids, 5K, 10K; Auburn, WA; pacificrunderlandevents.com See Ya Later 5K and 10K; 5K, 10K; McMinnville, OR; seeyalater.org Twisted Pine Run; 5m, 13.1m; Newport, OR; bit.ly/29QBuxc Whidbey Woods Trail Run; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Langley, WA; nwtrailruns.com Boring Marathon, Half Boring Half and Constantly Boring 8K; 8K, 13.1m, 26.2m; Boring, OR; boringmarathon.com Cascade Express Marathon; 26.2m; Snoqualmie, WA; cascadesuperseries.com Flagline 50K; 50K; Bend, OR; superfitproductions.com High Alpine Half; 13.1m; Bend, OR; superfitproductions.com Golden Ultra; Kids, 5K, 10K, 20K, 13.1m, 50K, 100K; Golden, BC; goldenultra.com

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CAPITAL CITY MARATHON Half Marathon • Five Mile • Kids Run FREE KIDS RUN on Saturday, May 16, 2020, Olympia Washington

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EVENT GUIDE 9/19 THREE COURSE CHALLENGE The 3 Course Challenge, celebrating the sport of XC since 1990. Join us for our open race this year and see why we’re the best!

10/11 GIRLFRIENDS RUN FOR A CURE 5K, 10K, HALF MARATHON AND

PINK BRIGADE; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Vancouver, WA; whyracingevents.com

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APPLETREE SUNSET 5K; 5K; Vancouver, WA; whyracingevents.com HAPPY GIRLS RUN SPOKANE; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Spokane, WA; happygirlsrun.com Annual Harvest Classic; Kids, 1m, 8K; Nampa, ID; namparecreation.org Family Fitness Day: 5K, 10K, 15K, Kids Dash, Duathlon!; Kids, 5K, 10K, 15K, Du; Seattle, WA; magnusonseries.org Molalla River Trail Race; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Molalla, OR; molallarunningclub.com Mountain Lakes 100; 100m; Detroit, OR; gobeyondracing.com ORRC Best Dam Run 10K; 10K; Estacada, OR; orrc.net Run the Dam; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Grand Coulee, WA; runthedam.com Sunset on the Springwater; 10K, 13.1m; Sellwood, OR; terrapinevents.com APPLETREE MARATHON & HALF MARATHON; 13.1m, 26.2m; Vancouver, WA; whyracingevents.com ROTARY MULTI-SPORT RIVERFEST; 5K, 10K, Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri, Sprint Du, Olympic Du, Sprint Aquabike, Olympic Aquabike; Salem, OR; rotarytriathlonofsalem.org Orca Half Marathon; 13.1m; Seattle, WA; orcahalf.com Oyster Races; Kids, 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Quilcene, WA; quilraces.com Scenic Half Marathon; 10K, 13.1m; Sandpoint, ID; scenichalf.com Tunnel Light Marathon; 26.2m; North Bend, WA; tunnelmarathon.com Oakridge Triple Summit Challenge; 15K, 20K, 30K, 50K; Oakridge, OR; oakridgetriplesummitchallenge.com Indian Summer Half-Marathon; 5K, 13.1m; Richland, WA; 3rrr.org Sisters Hop Fest Half Marathon; 5K, 13.1m; Sisters, OR; sistershalfmarathon.com

9/27 BELLINGHAM BAY MARATHON Featuring views of Bellingham Bay, San Juan Islands, and North Cascades mountains, the Bellingham Bay Marathon is known as one of the most beautiful road races in the Pacific Northwest.

beatbeethoven5k.com City Of Trees Marathon; 13.1m, 26.2m; Boise, ID; cityoftreesmarathon.com Great Columbia Crossing 10K Run / Walk; 10K; Astoria, OR; greatcolumbiacrossing.com Humboldt Redwoods Marathon, Half Marathon, and 5K; 5K, 13.1m, 26.2m; Weott, CA; redwoodsmarathon.org The Spokane Marathon; 10K, 13.1m, 26.2m, Relay; Spokane, WA; thespokanemarathon.com

10/17 THE ROGUE MARATHON Fast, downhill Boston Qualifier marathon on the paved Bear Creek Greenway. Prize purse of $8000. Half marathon and 10k options too.

Kids, 10K, 13.1m, 26.2m; Medford, OR; theroguemarathon.com

DRT 11; 11m; Bend, OR; larkrunning.com/drt11 Harvest Classic 10K Run and 5K Run/Walk; Kids, 5K, 10K; Longview, WA; rotaryharvestclassic.org 10/3 Rock 'n' Roll San Jose; 5K, 13.1m; San Jose, CA; runrocknroll.com 10/3 Run Like a Girl Bellingham Half Marathon and 10K; 10K, 13.1m; Bellingham, WA; runlikeagirlbellingham.org

10/4 SPIRIT OF OREGON HALF MARATHON, 10K, & 5K 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.

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BIGFOOT 10K Kids, 10K; Bend, OR; ultrasignup.com Elk King Trail Races; 15m, 26.2m, 50K; Tillamook, OR; gobeyondracing.com Fall Creek Marathon and Run Around; 5K, 15K, 26.2m; Lowell, OR; level32racing.com Portland Marathon; 13.1m, 26.2m; Portland, OR; portlandmarathon.com Bridge to Brunch 5K; 5K; spokane, WA; multicare.org/bridge-to-brunch Defiance 50K; 15K, 50K; Tacoma, WA; defiance50k.com Lastest Not Fastest; Last person standing; Bend, OR; gobeyondracing.com Oregon Brewery Running Series - 54-40 Brewing 5K Fun Run; 5K; Washougal, WA; breweryrunningseries.com ORRC Blue Lake Runs 5K, Half Marathon & Kids' Run; Kids, 5K, 13.1m; Fairview, OR; orrc.net Salish to Salish 10K; 10K; Bellingham, WA; runsignup.com

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10K, 13.1m, 26.2m; Hayden, ID; haydenlakemarathon.org Hell of the Northwest Trail Run; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Monroe, OR; oregontrailruns.com Larry Scott Trail (Paved) - Run the Peninsula; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Port Townsend, WA; runthepeninsula.com Oktoberfest Trail Runs; 8K, 10m; Leavenworth, WA; runwenatchee.com Regatta Run; 5K; Tualatin, OR; regattarun.com Run With the Kokanee; 5K, 10K; Issaquah, WA; nwtrailruns.com Snohomish River Run; 5K, 10K, 13.1m, 26.2m; Snohomish, WA; snohomishriverrun.com

10/18 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; columbiagorgemarathon.com

5K; Portland, OR; breweryrunningseries.com

10/24 ORRC Autumn Leaves 50/50 - 50 mile & 50K Ultra Runs; 10/24 Run Like Hell; 5K, 10K, 13.1m; Portland, OR; terrapinevents.com 10/25 SCARY RUN 5K, 10K AND HALF MARATHON; 5K, 10K, 13.1m;

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5K, 10K, 13.1m; Salem, OR; spiritoforegonrun.com

13.1m; Kirkland, WA; lakewashingtonhalf.com

10/17 Hayden Lake Marathon, Half Marathon, and Quarter Marathon;

50K, 50m; St. Paul, OR; orrc.net

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Lake Washington Half is a USATF Certified course that starts and finishes at Juanita Beach Park in Kirkland. Use code: RC2020 for a $5 discount.

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10/24 Oregon Brewery Running Series - McMenamins Kennedy School; 5K, 10K, 13.1m, 26.2m, Relay; Bellingham, WA; bellinghambaymarathon.org

11/7 LAKE WASHINGTON HALF MARATHON

10/11 Beat Beethoven's 5th 5K Run/Walk; Kids, 1m, 5K; Bend, OR;

3rrr.org Dia de los Muertos Endurance Run; 2hr, 4hr, 6hr, 12hr, 24hr; Newport, OR; ardoradventures.com Halloween Run: 5K, 10K, Obstacle Dash!; 5K, 10K, Mud/Obstacle; Seattle, WA; magnusonseries.org Pumpkin Run 5K; 5K; Sumner, WA; databarevents.com Run Scared 5K & 10K; Kids, 4K, 5K, 10K; Seattle, WA; runscared5k.com/ Autumn Trails Eugene; 3.5m, 6m, 10m, 16m; Eugene, OR; level32racing.com Silver Falls 5K Trail Run; 5K; Silverton, OR; silverfallsmarathon.com

11/7 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. 10K, 13.1m; Bend, OR; bendalerun.com

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HAPPY GIRLS RUN SISTERS; 5K, 13.1m; Sisters, OR; happygirlsrun.com Carkeek Cooler Trail Run; 5K, 10K; Seattle, WA; nwtrailruns.com Mud and Chocolate 4.5 Mile Run; 8K, 5m; Redmond, WA; mudandchocolate.com Oregon Brewery Running Series - Base Camp Brewing Co; 5K; Portland, OR; breweryrunningseries.com Silver Falls Trail 50K, Marathon and 7 Miler; 10K, 26.2m, 50K; Silverton, OR; silverfallsmarathon.com Zeitgeist Half Marathon; 13.1m; Boise, ID; zhalfmarathon.com 12th Annual Malibu Half Marathon & 5K Run / Walk; 5K, 13.1m; Malibu, CA; malibumarathon.com Laliik - Rattlesnake Mountain Half Marathon; 13.1m; Benton City, WA; runnersofthesage.com Silver Falls Trail Half Marathon; 13.1m; Silverton, OR; silverfallsmarathon.com Columbia River Classic; 2m, 10m; Richland, WA; 3rrr.org Grand Ridge Trail Run; 5m, 13.1m, 26.2m, 50K; Issaquah, WA; evergreentrailruns.com Monterey Bay Half Marathon; Kids, 5K, 13.1m; Monterey, CA; montereybayhalfmarathon.org Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas; 5K, 10K, 13.1m, 26.2m; Las Vegas, NV; runrocknroll.com Ravenna Refresher Trail Run; 4K, 8K, 12K; Seattle, WA; nwtrailruns.com Run or Wine 5K; 5K; Woodinville, WA; run2befit.com Tacky Turkey Sweater 5K; 5K; Seattle, WA; run2befit.com Turkey Trot; Kids, 5K; Portland, OR; htcraceseries.com Give n' Gobble; 5K, 10K; Sherwood, OR; givengobble.com I Like Pie Run/Walk; 1m, 5K; Bend, OR; ilikepiebend.com Mukilteo Turkey Trot; 5K, 10K; Mukilteo, WA; mukilteoturkeytrot.com Newport Turkey Trot; Kids, 5K, 10K; Newport, OR; ardoradventures.com Redmond Turkey Trot 5K & 10K; Kids, 5K, 10K; Redmond, OR; redmondturkeytrot.com Seattle Turkey Trot; 5K; Seattle, WA; seattleturkeytrot.org Tacoma City Turkey Trot; 5K; Tacoma, WA; tacomacityturkeytrot.com Thanksgiving Day: 5K, 10K, kids dash; Kids, 5K, 10K; Seattle, WA; magnusonseries.org Turkey on the Run; Kids, 5K, 12K; Wenatchee, WA; runwenatchee.com Turkey Trot Eugene; 2m, 4m; Eugene, OR; level32racing.com Woodinville Turkey Trot; 5K; Woodinville, WA; woodinvilleturkeytrot.com Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon; 13.1m, 26.2m; Seattle, WA; seattlemarathon.org Frozen Trail Runfest; 5K, 15K, 25K, 50K; Eugene, OR; level32racing.com Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe - Run the Peninsula; 5K, 10K; Blyn, WA; runthepeninsula.com Redmond Reindeer Romp Trail Run; 5m, 13.1m; Redmond, WA; nwtrailruns.com Shellburg Falls Trail Run; 8K, 5m; Lyons, OR; runwildadventures.com California International Marathon; 26.2m; Folsom to Sacramento, CA; runsra.org Daimler Holiday Half & 10 Miler 10K & 5K - Portland; 5K, 10K, 10m, 13.1m; Portland, OR; foottraffic.us May the Course be With You 5K; 5K; Seattle, WA; run2befit.com Oy Vey 5K; 5K; Mercer Island, WA; oyvey5k.com The 12Ks of Christmas; 5K, 10K; Kirkland, WA; src12ksofchristmas.com Holiday Fun Run: 5K, 10K, 15K kids dash; Kids, 5K, 10K, 15K; Seattle, WA; magnusonseries.org Lampson Cable Bridge Run (42nd Annual); 1m, 5K, 10K; Pasco, WA; pascoparksandrec.com Seward Solstice Trail Run; 4.2m, 10K; Seattle, WA; nwtrailruns.com Jingle Bells Run; 5K, 15K; Eugene, OR; eclecticedgeracing.com

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Frosty Moss Relay; Relay; Port Angeles, WA; frostymossrelay.com Run Fool; Relay; Newport, OR; ultrasignup.com/ Mt. Si Relay & Ultra Runs; 13.1m, 26.2m, 50K, 50m, Relay; Snoqualmie, WA; mtsirelay.com 5/16 Gorgeous Portland Pub Relay; Relay, 26m; Portland, OR; gorgeousseries.com 5/30 Rainier To Ruston Relay; 50m, Road Race; Carbonado, WA; rainiertoruston.com


EVENT GUIDE 6/5 – 6 ALASKA RELAY

8/14 – 15 SPOKANE TO SANDPOINT RELAY

Relay running in the great north. 190 miles of shoreline runs, late night sun, and a waterfront finish in historic Seward. This is how you Relay!

The Northwest’s secret relay gem. 190 miles of spectacular river & lakeside pathways, backcountry roads, and beachfront finish in Sandpoint. This is how you Relay!

Relay; Anchorage, AK; nxnwrelays.com

6/6 BEND BEER CHASE The Bend Beer Chase is a one-day six-person running relay in Central Oregon of ~50 miles, consisting of 12 legs of varying distances (4-8 miles per leg). The Beer Chase is the only sporting event in the country to combine running with your friends, while also sampling the region’s amazing craft beers along the course. Relay; Bend, OR; cascaderelays.com 6/6

Rose City Relay; Relay; Portland, OR; terrapinevents.com

6/12 WILD ROGUE RELAY Fast, downhill Boston Qualifier marathon on the paved Bear Creek Greenway. Prize purse of $8000. Half marathon and 10k options too.

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Sawtooth Relay; Relay; Sun Valley, ID; sawtoothrelay.com Gorgeous Hood to Hood Relay; Relay; Government Camp, OR; gorgeousseries.com

6/20 BOULDER BEER CHASE The Boulder Beer Chase is a one-day six-person running relay in foot-hills of the Rockies of ~50 miles, consisting of 12 legs of varying distances (4-8 miles per leg). The Beer Chase is the only sporting event in the country to combine running with your friends, while also sampling the region’s amazing craft beers along the course. Relay; Boulder, CO; cascaderelays.com 6/27 7/10

Cascade Crossing Relay; Relay; Enumclaw, WA; nwtrailruns.com Reebok Ragnar Northwest Passage; Relay; Blaine to Langley, WA; runragnar.com 7/11 CSC Barrel to Keg Relay; Relay; Philomath, OR; communityservices.us/barrel-to-keg 7/12 Gorgeous Wine Country Relay; Relay; Dundee, OR; gorgeousseries.com

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SPRING CLASSIC DUATHLON & HOME DEPOT HALF, 10K & 5K; 5K, 10K, 13.1m, Sprint Du; Portland, OR; whyracingevents.com Mt Rainier Duathlon Long and Short Courses; Sprint Du, Olympic Du; Enumclaw, WA; buduracing.com Rage in the Sage Duathlon; Sprint Du (Off Road); Benton City, WA; 3rrr.org Portland Tri Club - Mock Triathlon; Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri, Clinic; Vancouver, WA; pdxtriclub.org Onion Man Triathlon; Olympic Tri; Walla Walla, WA; wwmultisports.com PDX TRIATHLON AT BLUE LAKE; Super Sprint Tri, Super Sprint Du, Super Sprint Aquabike, Kids Tri; Fairview, OR; whyracingevents.com PDX TRIATHLON AT BLUE LAKE; Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri, Sprint Du, Olympic Du, Sprint Aquabike, Olympic Aquabike; Fairview, OR; whyracingevents.com Lake Wilderness Triathlon; Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri, Sprint Du, Olympic Du, Kids Tri; Maple Valley, WA; lakewildernesstriathlon.com Oregon Dunes Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon; Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri, Sprint Du, Olympic Du, Sprint Aquabike, Olympic Aquabike; Dunes City, OR; oregondunestriathlon.com Gerick Sports WASA Triathlon; Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri, Sprint Du, Olympic Du, Kids Tri; Cranbrook, BC; rmevents.com/triathlon Lake Frances Triple P Triathlon; Sprint Tri; Valier, MT; trisignup.com PACIFIC CREST KIDS SPLASH, PEDAL-N-DASH; Kids; Sunriver, OR; whyracingevents.com PACIFIC BEASTMAN TRI, ENDURANCE DU & AQUABIKE; Long Course Tri, Long Course Du, Long Course Aquabike; Sunriver, OR; whyracingevents.com PACIFIC CREST OLYMPIC TRI, DU & AQUABIKE AND ULTRA SPRINT TRI, DU & AQUABIKE; Sprint Tri, Spirint Du, Sprint Aquabike, Olympic Tri, Olympic Du, Olympic Aquabike; Sunriver, OR; whyracingevents.com PADDEN TRIATHLON; 5K, 10m, Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri; Bellingham, WA; cob.org Granite Man Tri Sport Weekend; 10m, Sprint Tri, Off Road Tri, Sprint Du, Off Road Du, Sprint Aquabike, Long Course Aquabike, Kids Tri; Applegate Lake, OR; granite-man.com Righteous Richland Sprint Triathlon; Sprint Tri, Off Road Tri; Richland, WA; 3rrr.org LAKE WHATCOM TRIATHLON; Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri, Youth Du, Youth Aquathlon; Bellingham, WA; lakewhatcomtriathlon.com

7/12 DESCHUTES DASH MULTISPORT EVENT Race the outdoor playground of the west. Swim downstream in the pristine Deschutes River, cycle the scenic Cascade Lakes Highway, and run along the river trail. 5K, 10K, Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri, Sprint Du, Olympic Du, Sprint Aquabike, Olympic Aquabike; Bend, OR; deschutesdash.com 7/12 7/18

7/18 7/19 7/25

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8/22 9/5

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Oregon’s most challenging and fun overnight relay, starts in the Cascade Mountains, travels through the Oregon Outback to Silver Lake and winds back to the Cascade Lakes Highway around Mt Bachelor to finish on the banks of the Deschutes River in Bend. ?You’ll see more cows than semi-trucks and smell pine trees instead of exhaust!

Elkhorn Relay; Relay; La Grande, OR; elkhornrelay.com

8/1 8/2

8/22

7/31 – 8/1 CASCADE LAKES RELAY

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8/1

TRIATHLONS/DUATHLONS

5/31 Relay; Applegate Lake, OR; thewildroguerelay.com

Hood to Coast/Portland to Coast Relays; Relay; Mt. Hood, OR; hoodtocoastrelay.com Ragnar Trail Rainier - WA; $Relay; Crystal Mountain, WA; runragnar.com Gorgeous Relay; Relay; Hood River, OR; gorgeousseries.com Hood to Coast High Desert; Relay; Bend, OR; Gorgeous Coast Relay; Relay; Astoria, OR; gorgeousseries.com The Moran Constitutional Relay; Relay; Olga, WA; nwtrailruns.com TRAILS TO TAPS RELAY; Relay; Bellingham, WA; trailstotaps.com Civil War Relay; Relay; Eugene, OR; rltrelays.com

7/25

Spring Meadow Triathlon; 5K, Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri, Kids Tri; Helena, MT; springmeadowtri.com CHELANMAN MULTISPORT WEEKEND Sat: Olympic Tri, Long Tri; Sun: Tri-A-Tri, Sprint Tri, Kids Tri; Chelan, WA; chelanman.com HAGG LAKE TRIATHLON, DUATHLON & AQUABIKE; Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri, Sprint Du, Olympic Du, Sprint Aquabike, Olympic Aquabike; Forest Grove, OR; whyracingevents.com HAGG LAKE OFF-ROAD SPRINT TRI, DU & AQUABIKE; Off Road Tri, Off Road Du; Forest Grove, OR; whyracingevents.com WHIDBEY ISLAND TRIATHLON Sprint Tri; Langley, WA; whidbeytriathlon.com

9/5 9/11

9/12 9/19 9/19

Rolf Prima Tri at the Grove; Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri, Sprint Du, Olympic Du, Kids Tri, Youth Tri; Cottage Grove, OR; triatthegrove.com Black Diamond Triathlon; Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri; Enumclaw, WA; blackdiamondtri.com Power of Pasco Sprint Triathlon; Sprint Tri; Pasco, WA; 3rrr.org THE LUCKY TRIATHLON FESTIVAL; Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri, Sprint Du, Olympic Du, Sprint Aquabike, Olympic Aquabike, Kids Tri; Woodland, WA; whyracingevents.com Bellingham Youth Triathlon; Kids, Sprint Tri, Kids Tri; Bellingham, WA; cob.org Elk Lake Tri/Du/Aquabike; Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri, Olympic Du, Olympic Aquabike; Victoria, BC; dynamicraceevents.com Triumph Iron Relay; Long Course Tri, Iron Distance Tri, Relay Tri; Corvallis, OR; triumphrelay.com Lake Tye Triathlon; Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri, Youth Tri; Monroe, WA; laketyetriathlon.com Lake Tye Youth Triathlon; Youth Tri; Monroe, WA; laketyetriathlon.com COLUMBIA RIVER TRIATHLON & FITNESS FESTIVAL; Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri, Sprint Du, Olympic Du, Sprint Aquabike, Olympic Aquabike; Vancouver, WA; whyracingevents.com Aquaman Duathlon; Aquathlon (run-swim-run); Richland, WA; 3rrr.org GIRLFRIENDS ALL WOMEN'S TRI, DU & AQUABIKE - VANCOUVER, WA; 5K, Sprint Tri, Sprint Du, Sprint Aquabike; Vancouver, WA; whyracingevents.com Lake Meridian Triathlon; Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri; Kent, WA; lakemeridiantri.com Titanium Man Junior Triathlon; Kids Tri, Youth Tri; Richland, WA; 3rrr.org Bonney Lake Triathlon (Olympic and Sprint); Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri; Bonney Lake, WA; buduracing.com Plutonium Man Triathlon; Olympic Tri; Richland, WA; 3rrr.org Best in the West Triathlon Festival; 5K, 13.1m, Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri, Long Course Tri, Sprint Du, Olympic Du, Long Course Du, Sprint Aquabike, Olympic Aquabike, Long Course Aquabike, Kids Tri, Youth Tri, Youth Du, Road Race, Cl; Foster, OR; bestinthewesttriathlon.com Lake Stevens Triathlon (Olympic and Sprint); Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri; Lake Stevens, WA; buduracing.com Lake of the Wood Tri/Sport Weekend; 5K, 10K, 13.1m, 26.2m, Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri, Sprint Du, Olympic Du, Sprint Aquabike, Olympic Aquabike, Youth Tri, Youth Du; Klamath Falls, OR; lakeofthewoodstri.com XTERRA Pan Am Championship; Off Road Tri ; Ogden, UT; xterrautah.com

9/20 ROTARY MULTI-SPORT RIVERFEST End summer on a high note with a challenging but rewarding river swim, bike ride and run in a gorgeous natural setting, right on the edge of downtown Salem and in the heart of the Willamette Valley wine region! 5K, 10K, Sprint Tri, Olympic Tri, Sprint Du, Olympic Du, Sprint Aquabike, Olympic Aquabike; Salem, OR; rotarytriathlonofsalem.org

MUD/OBSTACLE/MULTI-SPORT/ADVENTURE RACES 3/29 4/25 5/2 5/16 5/23 5/24 6/6 6/6 6/20 9/12 9/20 9/26 9/26 10/3 12/12

Street Scramble; Adv Race; Seattle, WA; streetscramble.com 10TH ANNUAL SISKIYOU CHALLENGE; Multi-sport, Relay/Solo; Ashland, OR; siskiyouchallenge.org 24-Hour Nav Race; Adv Race; Chehalis, WA; navraces.com SELCO Pole Pedal Paddle; Multi-sport, Relay/Solo; Bend, OR; pppbend.com Street Scramble Gig HarbOR; $Adv Race; Gig Harbor, WA; streetscramble.com SKI TO SEA; Multi-sport, Relay/Solo; Bellingham, WA; skitosea.com KULSHAN QUEST AR; Adv Race; Bellingham, WA; questraces.com The Teanaway Navigation Race; Adv Race; Cle Elum, WA; navraces.com Street Scramble; Adv Race; Seattle, WA; streetscramble.com BELLINGHAM TRAVERSE; Multi-sport, Relay/Solo; Bellingham, WA; recreationnorthwest.org Street Scramble Fremont Oktoberfest; Adv Race; Seattle, WA; streetscramble.com The Big Hurt; Multi-sport, Relay/Solo; Port Angeles, WA; bighurtpa.com Wolfpack Mountain Marathon; Adv Race; Cle Elum, WA; navraces.com Island Quest AR; Adv Race; East Sound, WA; questraces.com Street Scramble at the Market; Adv Race; Seattle, WA; streetscramble.com

CYCLING RACES/TOURS/GRAVEL 2/2

Securite' Gun Club West Side Mountain Bike Series - Soaring Eagle; MtB; Sammamish, WA; westsidemountainbikeseries.com 2/9 Securite' Gun Club West Side Mountain Bike Series - Dash Point; MtB; Tacoma, WA; buduracing.com 3/1 Worst Day of the Year Ride; Bike Tour; Portland, OR; worstdayride.com 3/8 Securite' Gun Club West Side Mountain Bike Series - Cookin in the Kettles; MtB; Fort Ebey, WA; buduracing.com 3/15 Securite' Gun Club West Side Mountain Bike Series - Henry's Ridge; MtB; Maple Valley, WA; buduracing.com 3/29 Securite' Gun Club West Side Mountain Bike Series - Port Gamble Trails; MtB; Port Gamble, WA; buduracing.com


4/4 4/5

Mudslinger; MtB; Blodgett, OR; mudslingerxc.com Securite' Gun Club West Side Mountain Bike Series - Swan Creek #2; MtB; Tacoma, WA; buduracing.com 4/25 Sea2Sky Gravel Fondo; Bike Tour; Squamish, BC; sea2skyfondo.com

5/2, 6/6, 6/13, 6/27 OREGON TRIPLE CROWN

April 5, 2020 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! More info at www.oregongravelgrinder.com/gorge-gravel-grinder

The Oregon Triple Crown provides an opportunity to experience the backroads of Oregon on gravel or road. Your three finishes will earn you a Custom Pactimo Jersey.

5/9 5/16 5/23 5/24 6/6 6/6 6/7 6/7 6/13 6/13 6/19 6/27

April 24-26, 2020 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! More info at www.oregongravelgrinder.com/cascade-gravel-grinder

June 17-21, 2020 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! More info at www.oregontrailgravelgrinder.com

oregongravelgrinder.com

6/27 6/27 6/27 7/11 7/11 7/18 7/18 7/18

7/25 7/25 7/26 8/8 8/15 8/21 8/22

Race Series; Waldport, OR; oregontriplecrown.com 5/2

7/18

OREGON COAST GRAVEL EPIC; Gravel Race - Part of Oregon Triple Crown; Waldport, OR; oregontriplecrown.com Stottlemeyer 30/60 Mile Mountain Bike Race; MtB; Port Gamble, WA; nwepicseries.com Spring Thaw; MtB; Ashland, OR; ashlandspringthaw.com Jedi Mountain Bike Weekend; 5K, Long Du; Ashland, OR; roguevalleyracegroup.com Sisters Stampede; MtB; Sisters, OR; sistersstampede.com OREGON GRAN FONDO; Bike Tour - Part of Oregon Triple Crown; Cottage Grove, OR; oregontriplecrown.com Echo Valley 14/30/60 Mile Mountain Bike Race; MtB; Chelan, WA; nwepicseries.com Cowichan Crusher Gravel Fondo; Bike Tour; Lake Cowichan, BC; cowichancrusher.com Portland Century; Bike Tour; Portland, OR; portlandcentury.com SASQUATCH DURO GRAVEL CYCLING; Gravel Race - Part of Oregon Triple Crown; Oakridge, OR; sasquatchduro.com The Best of Both - The Ultimate Dual-Discipline Bike Race; Road + MtB Race; Relay/Solo; Bend, OR; racethebestofboth.com TOUR DE CREST - BIKE RIDES AT PACIFIC CREST WEEKEND; Bike Tour; Sunriver, OR; whyracingevents.com TAKELMA GRAVEL GRINDER; Gravel Race - Part of Oregon Triple Crown; Cannonville, OR; takelmagravelgrinder.com Gravel Unravel; Gravel Race; Quilcene, WA; facebook.com/gravelunravel Mission: Granduro 25/45; MtB; Wenatchee, WA; nwepicseries.com Petal Pedal; Bike Tour; Silverton, OR; petalpedal.com Oregon 12/24 MTB relay; MtB; Bend, OR; oregonmtb24.com Tour des Chutes Cycling & Run/Walk; 5K, Bike Tour, Gravel ride; Bend, OR; tourdeschutes.org TOUR DE WHATCOM; Bike Tour; Bellingham, WA; tourdewhatcom.com CF Cycle For Life - Oregon; Bike Tour; St. Paul, OR; fightcf.cff.org High Cascades 100; MtB; Bend, OR; highcascades100.com

8/23 9/3 9/6 9/9 9/11 9/13 9/20 9/26

Kaiser Permanente Seattle to Portland presented by Alaska Airlines; Bike Tour; Seattle, WA; cascade.org/stp American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure; Road Race; Hillsboro, OR; diabetes.org/tourpdx Ride Around Clark County (RACC); Bike Tour; Vancouver, WA; vbcusa.clubexpress.com Cycle Celebration; Bike Tour; Spokane Valley, WA; cyclecelebration.com Obliteride; Bike Tour; Seattle, WA; obliteride.org Oregon State XC Champs (OBRA State XC Champs); MtB; Rickreall, OR; mudslingerevents.com Ride from Seattle to Vancouver & Party; Bike Tour; Seattle, WA; cascade.org Capitol Forest 14/50/100 Mile Mountain Bike Race; MtB; Olympia, WA; nwepicseries.com CHUCKANUT CLASSIC; Bike Tour; Bellingham, WA; mtbakerbikeclub.clubexpress.com Rebecca's Private Idaho; Gravel Stage Race; Sun Valley, ID; rebeccasprivateidaho.com Tour de Lab; Bike Tour; Portland, OR; tourdelab.com Bend Fat Tire Tour; MtB; Bend, OR; bendfattiretour.com Best in the West 40K bike ride; Road Race; Sweet Home, OR; bestinthewesttriathlon.com MT. BAKER HILL CLIMB; Road Race; Glacier, WA; bakerhillclimb.com Harvest Century; Bike Tour; Hillsboro, OR; harvestcentury.com Kettle Mettle Dirty Fondo; Bike Tour; Penticton, BC; kettlemettle.ca

SWIMMING/EXPOS/CLINICS/OTHER 2/15 5/2 6/7 6/18 6/19 6/25 6/28 7/4 8/22 9/12 9/27

Snow Lovers Loop; 5K, 8K, Snow Shoe Run/Walk; Odell Lake, OR; level32racing.com RECREATION NW EXPO; Expo; Bellingham, WA; recreationnorthwest.org BELLINGHAM SWIMRUN; SwimRun; Bellingham, WA; questraces.com Retreat Golden - Yoga + Trail Running Retreat; Running Retreat; Golden, BC; retreatgolden.com The blueseventy Friday Night Swim Race; Swimming; Kent, WA; fridaynightswimraces.com Rusch Academy - #GravelLessTraveled Camp; Bike Tour; Sun Valley, ID; rebeccarusch.com Seattle SwimRun; SwimRun; Seattle, WA; questraces.com Martha Lake Open Water Swim JULY; Swimming; Lynnwood, WA; marthalakeswim.com Trek Dirt Series Women's Mountain Bike Camp; MtB Camp; Hood River, OR; dirtseries.com Columbia Crossing Swim; Swimming; Pasco, WA; 3rrr.org SwimRun Orcas Island; SwimRun; Eastsound, WA; odysseyswimrun.com/orcas

ADVERTISER INDEX Advertiser.................................................................................................................................................................................... Page Apple Blossom Run.................................................................................................................................................................... 36 Avenue of the Giants................................................................................................................................................................. 23 Bare Buns Fun Run..................................................................................................................................................................... 39 Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism........................................................................................................................... 15 Bend Marathon ............................................................................................................................................................................ 43 Brook Gardner Real Estate Broker....................................................................................................................................47 Capital City Marathon................................................................................................................................................................ 41 Cascade Relays............................................................................................................................................................................. 48 ChelanMan...........................................................................................................................................................................................7 Club Northwest............................................................................................................................................................................. 22 Corvallis Half Marathon............................................................................................................................................................37 Eugene Marathon........................................................................................................................................................................... 3 Eugene Marathon................................................................................................................................................................. 39, 41 Lay It Out Events............................................................................................................................................................................. 5 NxNW Relays................................................................................................................................................................................. 40 Rogue Marathon.............................................................................................................................................................................. 2 Ski to Sea.......................................................................................................................................................................................... 36 The Wild Rogue Relay................................................................................................................................................................. 2 Titanium Racing - Spirit of Oregon.................................................................................................................................. 35 Visit Bend....................................................................................................................................................................................12, 13 Walk/Run for the Animals...................................................................................................................................................... 38 Why Racing Events............................................................................................................................................................ 24, 25

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