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2023 Race Series Preview: Why Racing Events

Have you ever asked yourself why you run, maybe you still need to try out one of Why Racing Events many running and triathlon events throughout the year. Why Racing does a great job of offering up great swag,  organized races and weekend festivals, and there is a distance or event for everyone. Even better, if you participate in more than one of their multiple events during one of their festivals (for instance, a 5k on Saturday and a 10k on Sunday,) you have a chance to win extra medals made just for the BEAST you are. Check out their events coming up in 2023!!

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Resolution Run

Distance: 5k

When: Saturday, January 7th, 2023

Where: Holly Park, 1000 E 4th St, LaCenter, WA


Race to Equality

Distance: 5k, 10k, Half Marathon, and 54 Mile Challenge

When: TBD, February 2023

Where: Virtual, so Anywhere USA!!


Notorious 5k

Distance: 5k

When: Wednesday, March 15th, 2023

Where: Virtual again, so pick your location!


Couve Clover Run

Distance: 3 Miles, 7 Miles, and 10 Miles

When: Sunday, March 19th, 2023

Where: Vancouver Waterfront Park, 695 Waterfront Way, Vancouver, WA


Spring Classic Duathlon

Distance: 5k, 10k, Half Marathon, and Duathlon

When: Sunday, April 23rd, 2023

Where: Vancouver Waterfront Park, 695 Waterfront Way, Vancouver, WA


Pacific Coast Running Festival

Distance: Kids 1/2 Mile & 1 Mile Dash, Pedal & Dash, 5k, 10k, Half Marathon, and Tour de Pacific Bike

When: Friday, May 12th thru Sunday, May 14th, 2023

Where: Long Beach Peninsula, WA


Reflection Run

Distance: 5k, 10k, and Half Marathon

When: Sunday, May 21st, 2023

Where: Washington Waterfront Park, South 1st Street, Washougal WA


PDX Triathlon Festival

Distance: 5k, Olympic & Sprint Distance Triathlon, Duathlon & AquaBike, and a Super Sprint/My 1st Tri

When: Saturday, June 3rd thru Sunday, June 4th, 2023

Where: Blue Lake, 21224 NE Blue Lake Rd, Fairview, OR


Pacific Crest Endurance Festival

Distance: 5k, 10k, Half Marathon, Marathon, 25k, 50k, Kids Races, Beastman 72.3, Olympic & Sprint Distance Triathlon/Duathlon/AquaBike, and new to 2022, combining with Deschutes Dash & Pilot Butte Challenge.

When: Friday, June 16th thru Sunday, June 18th, 2023

Where: Riverbend Park, 799 SW Columbia St, Bend, OR


Hagg Lake Triathlon & Trail Festival

Distance: 5k, Half Marathon, Olympic & Sprint Triathlon, Duathlon, Paddle Tri & AquaBike & NEW off road  Sprint Triathlon, Dualthlon & Aquabike. Relay options are available too.

When: Saturday, July 15th thru Sunday, July 16th, 2023

Where: Henry Hagg Lake Trail Loop, Bobcat Cove, Gaston, OR


Columbia River Triathlon & Endurance Festival

Distance: Sunset 5k & 10k, Sprint & Olympic Distance Triathlon, Duathlon, & AquaBike, Girlfriends All Womens Sprint Triathlon/Duathlon/AquaBike & 5k, Kids Triathlon

When: Friday, August 11th thru Saturday, August 12th, 2023

Where: Frenchmans Bar, 9612 NW Lower River Road, Vancouver WA


Girlfriends Triathlon & Fitness Festival

Distance: Sunset 5k & 10k, Womens Sprint Triathlon/Duathlon, Sprint AquaBike, Kids Triathlon

When: Sunday, August 13th, 2023

Where: Frenchmans Bar, 9612 NW Lower River Road, Vancouver WA


PeaceHealth APPLETREE Marathon, Half, & 5k

Distance: 5k, Half Marathon, Marathon

When: Saturday, September 16th  thru Sunday, September 17th, 2023

Where: The Grant House, 1101 Of ficers Row, Vancouver, WA


Girlfriends Run Half Marathon, 10k & 6k

Distance: 6k, 10k, Half Marathon

When: Sunday, October 8th, 2023

Where: Vancouver Waterfront Park, 695 Waterfront Way, Vancouver, WA


Scary Run

Distance: 5k, 10k, and Half Marathon

When: Sunday, October 29th, 2023

Where: Reflection Plaza, Pendleton Way, Washougal, WA


Shuffle for Share 5k

Distance: 5k

When: TBD November 2023

Where: Virtual, so your choice!


Santa’s Posse 5k

Distance: 5k

When: TBD, December 2023

Where: Camas Public Library, Northeast 4th Avenue, Camas, WA

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We started the Run Oregon blog in February 2007, because felt like running in Oregon and SW Washington deserved more positive coverage. We also wanted to level the playing field so that small, non-profit races could compete with big events; and to support local race organizers.

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