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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.

Wahine All Women’s Triathlon – Portland

August 2

This Hawaiian-themed two day event held at Blue Lake Park—just 15 miles outside of Portland—includes a sprint triathlon, a sprint duathlon, a ‘Hula Kids’ triathlon, and a ‘Hula Girls’ 5K and 10K. The fun-filled weekend also will include live entertainment, Hawaiian pupus (appetizers), prizes, a fitness expo and more!

Farmers Market Week

August 3

There’s no better time to plan a trip to your local market than National Farmers Market Week, happening August 3-9, 2014. It’s a great chance to reconnect with your community and support your local farmers.

Bridge Pedal – Portland

August 10

Walk, cruise or race across the Willamette at up to 11 different crossings for this celebration of Portland’s love of bikes and bridges.

Covered Bridge Bicycle Tour– Albany

August 10

Join the Mid-Valley Bicycle Club (MVBC) for its 36th annual Covered Bridge Bicycle Tour in Albany, Oregon. Explore the rural roads and depending on the route, cross up to five historic covered bridges in the Willamette Valley. You’ll experience scenic views, open fields, rolling hills and only a few traffic lights.

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 Snoqualmie’s Centennial Fields 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!

Alki Beach 5K – Seattle

August 24

Experience one of the best waterfront running routes in Seattle while raising money to help women battling breast cancer on this out-and-back 5K route. If the breathtaking views of Puget Sound aren’t enough of an incentive, there are also prizes for race finishers!

Oregon Wine Country Half-Marathon

August 31

Pair your love of running with great wine at this festive run that takes you through the heart of the Willamette Valley wine country. You’ll finish your run in the town of Carlton just in time for the popular post-race Wine & Music Festival.

Seattle Open Water Swim

September 6

Swimmers of all ages and abilities are invited to “Make Waves to Fight Cancer” in this Lake Washington open water swim event. Choose from a half-mile or 2-mile swim.

Lake Stevens Olympic and Sprint Triathlon

September 6

Stay fit going into fall and challenge yourself with this triathlon at Lake Steven’s. Choose from either the sprint or Olympic courses—both are a good test of endurance!

North Bend Iron Horse Traverse

September 6

Get ready for 70 miles of paddling, riding and running with this great adventure race. The course runs through and finishes at the Third Annual Adventure Sports Festival in downtown North Bend. Racers have the option to compete in teams or fly solo. The race consists of five legs of intense competition meant to test racers and push them to their limits. Upon finishing the race, enjoy mountain adventure based features like a Zip Line, Climbing Wall, kids zone, exhibitors from all disciplines of mountain sports.

High Pass Challenge – Packwood

September 7

Looking for a cycling challenge? This event offers a 114-mile ride through the beautiful Gifford Pinchot National Forest with a 7500 ft. elevation gain in this scenic climb. Can’t commit to a century ride? This year Cascade is also offering a shorter 61-mile course.

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.

River Run Half-Marathon, 10K, 5K – Wenatchee

September 20

Run or walk through beautiful downtown Wenatchee and along the banks of the Columbia River in this fun fall run. Participants can choose between a 5K, 10K or half-marathon course. Stop by the Taste of The Harvest Festival after the race to celebrate!

Oregon’s Cycle the Lakes

September 20

Enjoy a scenic bike tour along Dorena Lake on the nationally acclaimed 16-mile Row River Trail in Cottage Grove, Oregon. Riders can choose from a 32, 67 or 102-mile course which sports food stations along the way and a slice of warm apple pie waiting for you at the end. Yum!

Volcano Race PDX

September 28

Help bring art into the life of a child and participate in this family-friendly run in Portland’s Mt. Tabor Park. The race offers 10K and 5K options as well as a 1K course for kids. Following the race, enjoy live music, great food and an Art Zone.

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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