News and Features

2015 Canada Running Series launches next month in Vancouver
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The 2015 Canada Running Series, which attracted nearly 60,000 runners last year and raised more than $58 million for good causes, kicks off nex [ ... ]

Brooks Beasts Sign Dorian Ulrey and Matt Hillenbrand
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Entering only its third year as a team, the Brooks Beasts hit the ground running by signing two athletes who deepen and strengthen its roster. Dori [ ... ]

Seahawks Fans Enticed By Limited Edition Shoe From Brooks
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Seattle-based Brooks is showing some hometown pride in advance of the Super Bowl with a limited edition Heritage Brooks Chariot in Pacific Nor [ ... ]

Review: PEP wool performance running shirt
Northwest Runner Facebook fan Laura Irish
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I had the opportunity to try out the PEP performance shirt for two weeks. In the short time I have had it, I have come to really like this shirt. N [ ... ]

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NWR Featured Events

Sunday, June 7, 2015, North Olympic Discovery Marathon* & Half

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North Olympic Discovery Marathon* & Half*. Port Angeles. Terrific course w/ stunning views along paved Olympic Discovery trail, great suppo [ ... ]

Sunday, May 17, Capital City Marathon*, Half* & 5 Miler.

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Capital City Marathon*, Half* & 5 Miler. Olympia. Course features rolling hills and views of Rainier, Olympics and Puget Sound. [ ... ]

Sun, May 10. Eugene Marathon* & Half*

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Sun, May 10. Eugene Marathon* & Half*. Celebrate the “Mother of all Marathons” with an action-packed weekend at Historic Hayward fi [ ... ]

Sunday, May 3, Tacoma City Marathon*, Half* & 5K

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Tacoma City Marathon*, Half* & 5K*. Tacoma. Scenic, point-to-point courses over Narrows bridge. Kids’ and relay events. www.tacomacit [ ... ]

Sun, June 7. Windermere Marathon & Hal

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Sun, June 7. Windermere Marathon* & Half*. Spokane. Marathon course is point-to-point from Liberty Lake to Spokane along the Centennial Trail;  [ ... ]

Merca Blog

  • Sara Hall top American at World Cross; Suver, Felnagle & Dressel shine...

    Paul Merca 28 Mar 2015 | 3:32 pm

    Sara Hall was the top American finisher in the senior women's race, placing 20th (photo by Paul Merca) GUIYANG, China—Two weeks after running in the Los Angeles Marathon, Sara Hall (Flagstaff, Arizona) finished 20th in the eight-kilometer championship race to[…]

  • Guiyang Course Preview

    Paul Merca 27 Mar 2015 | 7:10 pm

    Ryan Vail, Maksim Korolev, Andrew Colley and Chris Derrick check out the course/Paul Merca photo GUIYANG, China—The twenty four runners comprising Team USA visited the Quigzhen Training Base to conduct their final pre-race tuneup for Saturday’s IAAF World Cross Country[…]

  • Team USA Preview--IAAF World Cross Country Championships...

    Paul Merca 26 Mar 2015 | 6:37 pm

    Chris Derrick/photo by Paul Merca GUIYANG, China—Three-time USATF Cross Country champion Chris Derrick (Portland, Oregon), who has won the last two races run this season, leads Team USA into Saturday’s IAAF World Cross Country Championships with hopes of returning the[…]