Why Racing

Scary Run Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

The Scary Run Half Marathon, 10K & 5K on Sunday, Oct. 29, is going to be a frighteningly good time! It’s a fundraiser (a RUNdraiser?) for Friends of the Columbia Gorge, and $5 from every registration fee will help restore the habitat that was destroyed by the summer’s devastating Eagle Creek Fire. Participants—runners and walkers—should plan to come in costume for a little Halloween-themed fun.

The course is spooktacularlarly beautiful course beginning in Washougal and following along the Columbia River with views of Mt. Hood and the Gorge. The course is extremely flat and perfect for a Personal Best. Registered runners and walkers get a finisher’s shirt and participant’s medal—and kids are welcome to join, especially for the 5K and 10K courses, which are along a trail, far away from traffic.

After the race, there will be complimentary Halloween-themed food and free beer. Participants also get free race photos e-mailed to them, which can be posted on social media with the hashtag #ScaryRun, which enters you in a drawing to win prizes. The race is hosted by WHY Racing Events with local sponsors. Same-day registration is available. For more details, visit http://whyracingevents.com/event/935/#loaded or send an email to info@whyracingevents.com.

Scary Run

The Scary Run Half Marathon, 10K & 5K on Sunday, Oct. 29, is going to be a frighteningly good time! It’s a fundraiser (a RUNdraiser?) for Friends of the Columbia Gorge, and $5 from every registration fee will help restore the habitat that was destroyed by the summer’s devastating Eagle Creek Fire. Participants—runners and walkers—should plan to come in costume for a little Halloween-themed fun.

The course is spooktacularlarly beautiful course beginning in Washougal and following along the Columbia River with views of Mt. Hood and the Gorge. The course is extremely flat and perfect for a Personal Best. Registered runners and walkers get a finisher’s shirt and participant’s medal—and kids are welcome to join, especially for the 5K and 10K courses, which are along a trail, far away from traffic.

After the race, there will be complimentary Halloween-themed food and free beer. Participants also get free race photos e-mailed to them, which can be posted on social media with the hashtag #ScaryRun, which enters you in a drawing to win prizes. The race is hosted by WHY Racing Events with local sponsors. Same-day registration is available. For more details, visit http://whyracingevents.com/event/935/#loaded or send an email to info@whyracingevents.com.

Girlfriends’ Run for a Cure

The 11th annual Girlfriends Run for a Cure on Sunday, Oct. 15, is a quarter marathon (6.55 miles) and a half marathon (13.1 miles) designed specifically for women to get together to do something good for themselves and to help support a very important women’s cause: the fight to end breast cancer. New this year: the start/finish line has moved to the Vancouver waterfront beside Warehouse ’23, where runners and their friends and family can enjoy a special brunch and after-party with mimosas, chocolate, and free massages. The post-race party also includes over 30 vendors onsite offering samples, delicious food, sweet treats, and information about products and services. Local firemen will be waiting at the finish line to place medals around the runners’ necks—and keep an eye out for the Pink Brigade Guys, 50 men who are running with the Girlfriends to raise money for the Pink Lemonade Project.

The race was started as a way to honor and support Joleen Skarberg, who was diagnosed with breast cancer  more than a decade ago and continues to run it every year with her daughters, sisters, nieces, cousins and girlfriends. (Watch for her in the race—she’ll be wearing #1!) About half the participants run, half walk and many do a combination of running and walking. It doesn’t matter how you get to the finish line, as long as you get there!

The cost is $75 if you register by Friday, Oct. 13, or $85 on the day of the race. “Mini-girlfriends” age 16 and under are $50/$55 DOR, and you can also register your little ones for the Kids’ Mini Marathon (1.1 miles) for $30/$35 DOR. Are you a guy? No problem—join the Pink Brigade and run with your girls! To register online and get details, click here. And wear pink! (…even the guys!) Come to the starting area at least by 8:30 a.m. because the race starts promptly at 9 a.m.!

5K Fun Run & Shopping Night

Fleet Feet Sports Vancouver and Why Racing are teaming up for a fun evening of running, shopping, and getting ready for the Columbia River Triathlon and Fitness Festival on Aug. 18. The Run & Shop event—which will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26—kicks off with a 5K fun run beginning at Fleet Feet Sports, located in the Mill Plain Town Center at 16020 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd., Suite 113. After the run, from about 7 to 9 p.m., participants will meet back at the store for beer, snacks, and shopping. Fleet Feet is offering a 20% discount off all apparel and sports bras during the event, and Why Racing will be offering 10% off any of its 2017 events, including the Columbia River Triathlon.

Wby Racing Events offers athletes of all abilities—from the elite level to the back-of-the-packers—the chance to successfully train for and complete various types of races including fun runs, triathlons, adventure events and more while raising awareness and funds for important community causes. Why Racing’s events typically include music, live bands, post-event festivities, and swag bags. Their events are family-friendly and often include kids’ fun runs, as well. To learn more and to see their 2017 schedule of events, visit whyracingevents.com.

5K Fun Run & Shopping Night

Fleet Feet Sports Vancouver and Why Racing are teaming up for a fun evening of running, shopping, and getting ready for the Columbia River Triathlon and Fitness Festival on Aug. 18. The Run & Shop event—which will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26—kicks off with a 5K fun run beginning at Fleet Feet Sports, located in the Mill Plain Town Center at 16020 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd., Suite 113. After the run, from about 7 to 9 p.m., participants will meet back at the store for beer, snacks, and shopping. Fleet Feet is offering a 20% discount off all apparel and sports bras during the event, and Why Racing will be offering 10% off any of its 2017 events, including the Columbia River Triathlon.

Wby Racing Events offers athletes of all abilities—from the elite level to the back-of-the-packers—the chance to successfully train for and complete various types of races including fun runs, triathlons, adventure events and more while raising awareness and funds for important community causes. Why Racing’s events typically include music, live bands, post-event festivities, and swag bags. Their events are family-friendly and often include kids’ fun runs, as well. To learn more and to see their 2017 schedule of events, visit whyracingevents.com.

Run to Remember

The Run to Remember 5K and 10K running and walking event will be held on Saturday, May 27, in Washougal. The Memorial Day Weekend date was chosen to honor the men and women who have served or are currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces and a special Memorial Day Mile will be held before the long-distance runs. The event is a fundraiser for Northwest Battle Buddies, a local nonprofit organization that helps provide trained service dogs for returned combat veterans. Northwest Battle Buddies enables struggling veterans to regain their freedom and independence by partnering them with professionally trained and specifically matched service dogs at no charge.

The race is being held in Washougal to showcase its growing downtown area and its flat, scenic trail along the Columbia River.  After the races, there will be a party with food and drink as well as a chance to meet and thank local veterans and those now serving in the Armed Forces. Awards will be given to the top three male and female runners as well as the top runners in each age group.

The start and end of the 5K and 10K races will be at Washougal’s Reflection Plaza, located at 2 Pendleton Way. The Memorial Day Mile begins at 8 a.m. and the 5- and 10K races start at 9 a.m. The cost to register is $25 to $65 for adults—depending on the race length you choose—and $15 to $35 for kids ages 16 and under. The fee includes a technical runner’s t-shirt, finisher’s medal, post-race food, drink, and festivities. For more information, visit http://whyracingevents.com/event/925/#loaded. To register, go to http://regtorace.com/event/208.

Run & Shop 5K

Fleet Feet and Why Racing are teaming up for a fun evening of running, shopping, and getting ready for the 2017 racing season. The event, which runs from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, kicks off with a 5K fun run beginning at Fleet Feet Sports, located in the Mill Plain Town Center at 16020 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd., Suite 113.  After the run, participants will meet back at the store for beer and shopping. Fleet Feet is offering a 20% discount off your purchase during the event, and Why Racing will be offering registration specials for all their 2017 events (like the Couve Clover Run in March).

Wby Racing Events offers athletes of all abilities—from the elite level to the back-of-the-packers—the chance to successfully train for and complete various types of races including fun runs, triathlons, adventure events and more while raising awareness and funds for important community causes. Why Racing’s events typically include music, live bands, post-event festivities, and swag bags. Their events are family-friendly and often include kids’ fun runs, as well. To learn more and to see their 2017 schedule of events, visit whyracingevents.com.

Run & Shop

Fleet Feet and Why Racing are teaming up for a fun evening of running, shopping, and getting ready for the 2017 racing season. The event, which runs from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, kicks off with a 5K fun run beginning at Fleet Feet Sports, located in the Mill Plain Town Center at 16020 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd., Suite 113.  After the run, participants will meet back at the store for beer and shopping. Fleet Feet is offering a 20% discount off your purchase during the event, and Why Racing will be offering registration specials for all their 2017 events (like the Couve Clover Run in March).

Wby Racing Events offers athletes of all abilities—from the elite level to the back-of-the-packers—the chance to successfully train for and complete various types of races including fun runs, triathlons, adventure events and more while raising awareness and funds for important community causes. Why Racing’s events typically include music, live bands, post-event festivities, and swag bags. Their events are family-friendly and often include kids’ fun runs, as well. To learn more and to see their 2017 schedule of events, visit whyracingevents.com.

80s Prom Party

Northwest Personal Training is celebrating its 17th anniversary (whoa, that’s a lotta years helping people get fit!) with an 80s Prom Party at 3SIX0 Fitness in Salmon Creek. It’s also a celebration for Why Racing‘s second successful year of organizing awesome running and fitness events; to get details about Why Racing’s next event—like the Couve Clover Run on March 26, visit whyracingevents.com. The party will be raging from 7 p.m. to midnight on Saturday, Jan. 14.

Everyone is invited to this free event—past and present clients, coaches, trainers, fitness professionals, Why Racing competitors and volunteers, friends, family and anyone who’d like to know more about Northwest Personal Training. It’s a potluck, so bring your healthiest dish to enjoy and share. Come dressed in your most totally rad 80s outfit—especially if it involves legwarmers, neon, and giant hair bows—and get ready to dance, dance, dance! Prizes will be awarded for the most awesome costume.

For more details and to RSVP, call 360-574-7292. 3six0 Fitness is located at 14010 N.E. 3rd Ct. B in the Salmon Creek area of Vancouver.