Whether you’re training for your first triathlon, seeking out your next 5K or on the hunt for a healthy food fest, we’ve got you covered with our best event picks around the Northwest.

Tulip Pedal – La Conner

April 19

Enjoy a 20, 40 or 60-mile course near beautiful tulip fields and past breathtaking views of Samish Bay, Padilla Bay, Mount Baker and the Cascade foothills. Each ride provides a great way to get some real exercise and explore the Washington’s Skagit Valley by bike.

Lilac Bloomsday Run – Spokane

May 4

Run through the streets of Spokane in one of the world’s largest running races. This 12K run attracted more than 51,000 participants in 2013, and continues to grow every year.

Coast Hills Classic Mountain Bike Race

May 4

Get gritty on this mountain bike course in Newport, Ore. Ride on a 12 or 24-mile course through mud, gravel and single tracks that go up and down hills and around slippery turns. This race isn’t just for experienced riders – there’s a free race option for 2 to 10-year-olds who want to try mountain biking.

Pedal for People – Eugene

May 10

Join the Oregon Supported Living Program (OSLP) for the third annual Pedal for People. Help the OSLP raise funds to better lives and community inclusion for adults with developmental disabilities. Cyclers of all ages and levels are encouraged to participate in scenic 100K, 60K or 40K rides (or if you’re up for the challenge, the 100K+) in and around Eugene, Ore.

Sunflower Trail Marathon and Relay – Winthrop

May 10

Run on 26.2 miles of trail through spectacular fields of wildflowers in Washington’s Methow Valley. Participants will also take in the Methow River, North Cascades and Chelan Sawtooths on this scenic run. Run as an individual or on a team of 2 to 5 members to complete the course.

Girls on the Run – Seattle

May 10

Celebrate health and fitness by completing a non-competitive 5K run! Dance to warm-up music, get your face painted and your hair “happied,” and gather with teammates to hold hands as you head to the starting line. The walk/run starts at 9:30 a.m. and is followed by a fun post-event festival.

Run Like A Mother – Portland

May 11

Celebrate Mother’s Day by running through the beautiful tree-lined streets of Hillsboro, Ore. The race kicks off with a timed 1-mile kid’s race and continues with a women-only 5K. Have some fun after the run and enjoy family-friendly activities.

Run Like A Mother – Seattle

May 11

Run Like A Mother Seattle offers a 5K course with scenic views along Lake Washington. Plus, there will be a fun post-race party in beautiful Magnuson Park that the entire family can enjoy. Receive 10% off your race registration with code: LIFEWISE2014.

Slime Run Portland

May 17

Run in one of the wackiest 5K’s ever created. Race through an obstacle course filled with slime zones and be ready to get messy! Challenge the whole family on the kid’s obstacle course.

Pole Pedal Paddle – Bend

May 17

Alpine ski or snowboard, cross-country ski, bike, run, canoe or kayak and sprint your way to the finish in this six-legged relay race. Compete on a team or do it all yourself! Think you have what it takes to make it to the finish?

Portland Rock ‘n’ Roll Half-Marathon

May 18

This scenic half-marathon course starts and finishes downtown adjacent to Waterfront Park. Runners will experience an eclectic mix of Portland neighborhoods, beautiful Laurelhurst Park and a wonderful finish heading back towards the city center. After the run, enjoy a finish line festival and beer garden for those over 21.

Rugged Maniac 5K Obstacle Race – Portland

May 31

Test your limits on this 3.1-mile race, with over 20 obstacles designed by an experienced crew of licensed contractors. Climb over stacked shipping containers, jump over fire, crawl through underground tunnels and run across a variety of terrains.

Flying Wheels – Redmond

May 31

Flying Wheels is a true celebration of summer cycling. Riders choose from scenic cycling loops of 25, 45, 65 and 100 miles, and are invited to a finish line festival featuring food and drinks post-ride.

Puget Sound Race for the Cure

June 1

Join LifeWise at the 21st annual Race for the Cure supporting the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Raise critical funds, spread awareness, celebrate survivors and honor those who have lost the battle to breast cancer. Participate in a 5K run or walk, a 1-mile walk, Kid’s Race and survivor celebration. A limited number of free race entries are available to LifeWise members by emailing

Sturdy Dirty Enduro

June 14

Ride through Capitol Forest in Olympia, Wash. during this women only enduro-style mountain bike race. The course is open to beginners all the way up to expert bikers, with participants riding 20 miles and racing in 3 to 4 short segments.

Seattle Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon & Half-Marathon

June 21

Combine your running experience with Seattle’s renowned music scene! Both the marathon and half-marathon feature live local bands and cheer squads at every mile. Start and finish at Seattle Center, which also features finish line festivities and a post-race concert.

Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic (STP)

July 12

Listed as one of the best cycling events in the nation by the Bicycling Magazine, this 200-mile bicycle ride takes you through the scenic valleys, forests, and farmlands of Western Washington and Oregon in one or two days. Join to experience the largest multi-day bicycle event in the Northwest!

Oregon Berry Festival – Portland

July 18

Calling all berry lovers! Find the freshest Oregon berries from strawberries and blueberries to ollalieberris and marionberries. There will be fresh berry vendors, berry-themed food booths, cooking demonstrations and berry products galore. The 2-day festival takes place on July 18 and 19.

Ride from Seattle to Vancouver (B.C.) and Party! (RSVP)

August 16

Enjoy 188 miles of scenic back roads in two days – 106 miles on day one and 82 miles on day two. Start at the University of Washington and finish in downtown Vancouver, Canada, the next day. The finish line festival includes a no-host bar, barbecue and music.

Gigantic Bicycle Festival – Snoqualmie

August 22

Celebrate the Pacific Northwest’s unique bicycle culture at Seattle’s Magnuson Park from August 22-24. The three-day festival includes live music, visual and performance art, film, guest speakers, hand-built bicycles and more. Festival-goers are encouraged to arrive at the grounds by bike!

Boring Marathon

September 14

Don’t get bored in Boring, Ore. – go on a fun run! Race through the town’s beautiful the trails on the Boring Marathon, Half-Boring Half-Marathon and Near Boring 8K races. Each race is limited to 300 participants, so sign up before it’s too late.

Portland Marathon

October 5

Start training now for the “best marathon in the Northwest” – the Portland Marathon. Compete in a half-marathon or challenge yourself to complete the full marathon.

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