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Hood To Coast High Desert

October 1, 2019

Coming October 5, 2019. From the folks that brought us the largest relay in the world…it’s the Hood To Coast High Desert! This one’s a single-day relay (no sleeping in the field required!) with 12 legs, ranging in distance from 4.2 to 7.9 miles, for a total of 70 miles. Legs vary in difficulty, from easy […]

Wildwood Trail

September 10, 2019

America’s longest forested urban trail. Yes, at 30.2 miles, the Wildwood Trail takes hikers to the Portland, Oregon area from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington Park to the Northwest terminus of the trail at Newberry Road. Designated as a National Recreation Trail, the trail is well marked with blue, diamond-shaped blazes and mileage markers posted every […]

Outdoor City

August 8, 2019

Coming September 13, 2019. Fun under the sun in the Beaver State! The inaugural Outdoor City event is a 3 day, multi-sport festival held on Mt. Bachelor near the central Oregon city of Bend. Enjoy all things outdoors from biking the 13 miles of chairlift-serviced gravity trails to 300 miles of singletrack to hiking Mt. […]

NW Women’s Surf Camp’s Girlfriend Getaway Surf Weekender

July 31, 2019

Coming September 14, 2019. Surfs up! Join NW Women’s Surf Camp (NWWSC) for their Girlfriend Getaway Surf Weekender on the Oregon coast. This 2 day camp starts with yoga on the beach, followed by on-beach teaching of how to survey the conditions for your surfing level, and the 12 essential skills. Then it’s time to […]

Women’s Whitewater Kayaking Weekend

May 6, 2019

Coming June 14, and September 6, 2019. Time to go boating! Join Tumalo Creek Kayak and Canoe for their Women’s Whitewater Kayaking Weekend, aimed at introducing women to this popular sport in Central Oregon. Starting on Friday evening, you’ll learn about the equipment, the basic paddle strokes, and essential safety techniques. Saturday brings you to the gentle rapids […]

Dirty Leprechaun

March 15, 2019

Coming March 16, 2019. Not that kind of dirty! We’re talking mud at the Dirty Leprechaun, held on Lee Farms, just outside of Portland, Oregon. Yep, lots of mud since this is an actual, working farm so some of the 20+ obstacles will take you through swamp areas with mud that is chest high (yikes!), some great […]

Mt. Bachelor Sunchaser Spring

March 7, 2019

It’s almost here! Sunchaser Spring at Mt. Bachelor is that special time of year when you can ski and snowboard in the spring sunshine. Mt. Bachelor, in Central Oregon, has the largest ski area in the Cascades, and all 4,318 acres of terrain are scheduled to remain open every day through the end of April! […]

Smith Rock Climbing and Yoga with Outward Bound

March 5, 2019

Coming March 24, 2019. Rock pose and rock climbing! Join Outward Bound for their Smith Rock Climbing and Yoga, a six-day course just for women. Identified as the birthplace of sport climbing and one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon, this central Oregon location offers a stunning setting with sheer cliffs and spires of tuff and […]

Ladies AllRide Mountain Bike Skills Camp

March 4, 2019

Coming March 30, 2019. Spring will soon be here, so it’s time to start thinking about dusting off that mountain bike. Head to Bend, Oregon for the Ladies AllRide Mountain Bike Skills Camp, a one-day course held in conjunction with the Bend Women’s March and Outdoor Women’s Fest. Bend is a great place to explore the […]

Give n’ Gobble

November 13, 2018

Coming November 22, 2018. Before you stuff yourself, start Thanksgiving Day feeling good inside and out at the Give n’ Gobble race! Head to Sherwood, Oregon for this chip-timed, community race that benefits Helping Hands, a local food bank affiliated with the Oregon Food Bank. This popular event has sold out the past 5 years and […]

She Moves Mountains Women’s Climbing and Yoga Retreat

August 9, 2018

Coming October 5, 2018. Some amazing crags await! The Women’s Climbing and Yoga Retreat from the folks at She Moves Mountains is a weekend filled with fun at the Smith Rock State Park in Central Oregon. It’s no wonder that this area is the birthplace of American sport climbing and a rock climber’s mecca with its […]

Starlight Snowshoe Tour

February 14, 2018

Coming February 15, 2018. Happy Valentine’s Day! We found a unique tour taking place tomorrow night. It only happens once every 20 years…a black moon. Don’t worry, it’s not anything sinister. This year, it means that there will not be a full moon at all this month, but there were 2 full moons in January, […]

Mt. Hood Skibowl Ladies Nights

January 30, 2018

Every Tuesday through March 27, 2018. Mt. Hood Skibowl knows how to treat the ladies! Every Tuesday night is Ladies Night from 3pm to 10pm, which means that we get in for only $24, a whopping $15 off the regular night ticket price! Mt. Hood Skibowl, just a little over an hour east of Portland, […]

West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta

October 10, 2017

Coming October 21, 2017. Grab your paddle and head to the regatta. But this isn’t your typical regatta; there are no sail boats or row boats. As the name suggests, at the West Coast Giant Pumpkin Regatta, you paddle around in giant pumpkins! How fun! Held at the Lake at Tualatin Commons, a few miles south […]

Charleston Salmon Run and Crab Walk

September 11, 2017

Coming October 7, 2017. It’s the first! The inaugural Charleston Salmon Run and Crab Walk promises some the most scenic routes of all the Oregon races. The coastal fishing village of Charleston is a picturesque setting for this event with 4 distances to choose from: marathon, half marathon, 10K, and 1 mile family fun Crab Walk though the […]

Bridge of the Goddess Half Marathon and 10K

August 10, 2017

Coming September 16, 2017. Let your inner goddess shine at the Bridge of the Goddess Half Marathon and 10K. This women-only race takes you across the Bridge of the Gods in Oregon’s Cascade Locks through a scenic route on the Historic Columbia River Highway Trail. Expect about 5 major inclines and a total elevation gain of over […]

Hood to Coast Relay

August 3, 2017

Coming August 25, 2017. Distance: 199 miles. Time limit: 32.5 hours. Known as the Mother of All Relays, the Hood to Coast Relay was established in 1982 and is a super popular event, filling its 1,050 team limit on opening day for the past 19 years. Teams of 8 to 12 runners start at the Timberline Lodge (yes, location […]

OUTFOUND Series

May 4, 2017

Coming June 9, 2017. Adventure seekers, this one’s for you! In it’s inaugural debut, the OUTFOUND Series is a 3-day event focusing on all things adventure- and outdoor-related. Get ready to see the latest and greatest in products and services, listen to informative speakers, attend hands-on workshops, chill to live musical performances, watch outdoor films, […]

Tiny House Village at Mt. Hood

March 23, 2017

So cute and well…tiny! It’s the Tiny House Village at Mt. Hood, your chance to stay overnight in your very own tiny house set in a forest just outside of Portland, Oregon. Each tiny house has a name and distinct personality, such as Savannah who “radiates Southern charm and tackles the world with kindness” and sleeps 3 or […]

The Dirty Leprechaun 5K

March 13, 2017

Coming March 18, 2017. Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day by getting down and dirty! It’s The Dirty Leprechaun 5K, a fun, mud-filled obstacle race held at Lee Farms in Tualatin, Oregon, just south of Portland. Some of the 20+ obstacles to contend with include the Leaping Leprechauns, Teeter Totters, The Wiggle Workout, Mud-Pit Limbo, and Shoe Snatcher. […]

Total Solar Eclipse

March 6, 2017

Coming August 21, 2017. A coast to coast event that doesn’t happen that often…it’s this year’s total solar eclipse! This is the first total solar eclipse in the continental United States in 38 years, and it starts in Salem, Oregon around 10:15am (PDT) and exits on the east coast near Charleston, South Carolina around 2:40pm […]

My Muddy Valentine

February 10, 2017

Coming February 11, 2017. Put on your pink and…get ready for the mud! It’s My Muddy Valentine, a 5K, mud-filled obstacle race at Lee Farms in Tualatin, just south of Portland, Oregon. Bring your significant other, your best TrailblazerGirl-friend, or come solo to meet someone as you scramble through obstacles like Hay Barrel Love Scale, The Wiggle Workout, Shoe […]

Smith Rock State Park

November 3, 2016

A TrailblazerGirl’s paradise! Smith Rock State Park in central Oregon is an impressive sight with towering rocks and a winding river (aptly named, Crooked River!), making it a popular backdrop for movies like Wild, Swordfish, The Postman, and a John Wayne western called Rooster Coburn. But the real star of the show are the tuff and basalt […]

Tumalo Falls

October 25, 2016

Get out and explore! When in Central Oregon, check out Tumalo Falls in the Cascade Range west of Bend. At this time of year, the aspen trees are turning golden, and the falls are filled with water from springs and glacial melting. There is about a 3 mile, unpaved (read: gravel and lots of potholes!) […]