Thursday, April 22, 2010

USA 15km Trail Champs in Spokane, WA

The first ever USA 15km Trail Running Championships will take place on July 31, 2010 in Spokane, WA. This will be the second USATF sanctioned trail running National Championship to be held in Washington State. The White River 50 Miler has been the USA 50 Mile Trail Championship on several occasions. You can register for this race and find more information at

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Yassine Diboun wins Peterson Ridge Rumble

Portland's Yassine Diboun (picture left at the 2009 Where's Waldo 100k) won the 60k race at the Peterson Ridge Rumble over the weekend. You can read Yassine's account of the race on his blog here:
He has posted photos here.
You can find complete results at
Nice job Yassine!

You can read another race report from Amy Sproston on her blog at:

XTERRA Bend 5/10km Trail Runs Coming in September

XTERRA Bend 5/10km Trail Runs and coming back to Bend, OR on September 18, 2010. You can register here:

You can go head to head with the best runners in the country in the 21k National Championship Race or if something more low key is what you want consider the 5k or 10k races.

Are you looking for a place to stay or other activities in Bend? Check out

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Gleukos Urban Cross - Portland, OR

Coming this summer to Portland - the Gleukos Urban Cross running race. The inaugural race will be on July 24, here is what the race website says:

"Who says cross country has to stay in the country? Welcome to the Gleukos Urban Cross where all of the dirt and muck of the most challenging and fun cross country courses is dumped on the golf course located inside the horse race track at Portland Meadows in Portland, Oregon. That’s right, six traditional cross country obstacles (on steroids) will challenge you and your team of seven to see which team can conquer the course in the least amount of time. Teams will be scored via traditional cross-country scoring rules. Each team participant will also be scored as an individual with overall and age group results posted. Team classifications include: High School, Club, Corporate and Open. This spectator-friendly course also allows your friends & family to view your progress in the race at many points with relative ease. Challenge your favorite rival for a not so average run in the park and bring the kiddos for a Kids’ Dash following the adult XC races."

Cross Country is typically a Fall sport but we'll take what we can get. Read more on the race website here:

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Graniteman Mountain Run 2010

The Graniteman Mountain Run will return in 2010 with new race directors. Chad Wikander and Josh Hamik will be at the helm this year to present a triathlon, off-road duathlon and mountain run. The races will be held on July 24 at Applegate Lake south of Jacksonville, OR.

Unfortunately this year's mountain run will not be part of the La Sportiva / USATF Oregon Mountain Running Series due to it taking place on the same day as the Great Northwest Mountain Run on Mt. Hood.

Chad and Josh hope to move the race back to its traditional early June date in 2011 at which point it will once again be part of the Oregon Mountain Running Series.