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The Big Plunge!

February 5, 2019

Various dates and locations throughout Washington in 2019. Take the plunge for a good cause! Not just any plunge, it’s The Big Plunge! An event to help support and raise awareness for the Special Olympics Washington, The Big Plunge!  is one of the coolest parties around. This weekend on Alki Beach with iconic views of […]

Zombie Walk – Issaquah Under Seige!

October 8, 2018

Coming October 27, 2018. What’s Halloween without a few zombies! The Zombie Walk – Issaquah Under Seige! is a fun-filled zombie parade, complete with flash-mob dance. The quaint, historic downtown streets of Issaquah, a suburb of Seattle, are turned into the city of the undead. Don’t worry if your zombie face is in the shop, they’ll […]

San Juan Outfitters Whale Watching Tour

September 18, 2018

Winning trivia question: After humans, what mammal is the most widespread in the world? Answer: Orcas! Yes, and one of the best ways to see these impressive creatures is to go on the San Juan Outfitters Whale Watching Tour. Leaving out of quaint Roche Harbor, the Sea Hawk, a mid-sized vessel of 42 feet, embarks […]

Downtown to Defiance

August 23, 2018

Coming September 9, 2018. No cars allowed! Downtown to Defiance is a free event designed to encourage everyone to get outdoors and enjoy the Tacoma waterfront. Situated along the saltwater banks of Puget Sound, Tacoma is 32 miles southwest of Seattle and is known for its world-renowned glass art. The waterfront will be closed to […]

The Whidbey Woods Checkpoint Run

August 13, 2018

Coming October 20, 2018. Have you tried nav racing? Navigation racing, that is. The Whidbey Woods Checkpoint Run is a great way to get to know this new form of trail running/orienteering on scenic Whidbey Island, just a ferry’s ride north of Seattle. They offer an introductory session prior to the race where they’ll explain […]

Girlfriends Tri

August 3, 2018

Coming August 18, 2018. A weekend of fun for the girlfriends! Head to Vancouver, Washington for the Girlfriends Tri. This is three fun-filled days with a triathlon, duathlon, aquabike, 10K, and 5K events just for the ladies whether you’re an expert or a newbie. The area is beautiful with the swim portion in the Columbia […]

Rattlesnake Ledge Trail

July 31, 2018

A very popular hike for Seattleites. If you’re visiting the Emerald City and itching to escape to fresh air and nature, then drive about 35 miles east to the Rattlesnake Mountain Scenic Area for a hike that affords 360 degree views of the Cascades including Mount Si and Mount Washington. Owing its name to an early Seattle pioneer […]

Color in Motion 5K

June 19, 2018

Coming July 14 and 28, 2018. All the colors of the rainbow, and then some! Join Color in Motion 5K for a colorful fun run in Tacoma, Washington or Colorado Springs, Colorado. Don a white tee shirt and run through the 5K course past 4 color stations with Mega Color Blasters where you’ll be doused […]

Race to Remember

May 25, 2018

Coming May 28, 2018. Monday is Memorial Day, a time to remember the people who died while serving in the our country’s armed forces. And what better way to honor this special day than to participate in the Race to Remember in Vancouver, Washington. The race is sponsored by a local nonprofit of the same name that works […]

La Conner Daffodil Festival

March 23, 2018

Spring has sprung! So how about walk among the flowers at the La Conner Daffodil Festival? Throughout the month of March, those smile-inducing, yellow blooms are covering the fields in this area of Washington, just a little under 2 hours north of Seattle. La Conner has a quaint downtown with shops and restaurants, so make […]

Cascade Endurance Women’s Trail Running & Yoga Retreat

March 7, 2018

Coming April 19, 2018. Wildflowers and mountains, yes please! The folks as Cascade Endurance are offering a Women’s Trail Running and Yoga Retreat out of Winthrop in Washington’s North Cascade mountain range. This long weekend getaway includes guided trails runs through the beautiful Methow Valley with snow-capped mountain views and wildflowers as well as daily yoga […]

REI Women’s Moonlight Snowshoe Tour

January 22, 2018

Coming January 26, 2018. An evening adventure with the girls! Join REI Outdoor School for their Women’s Moonlight Snowshoe Tour in Washington’s Wenatche National Forest. The Cascade Range has received a lot of snow this season, and Blewett Pass is ideal for a snowshoe trek with its modest elevation gain. REI puts a little twist […]

Cascade Loop

September 28, 2017

Visit the American Alps…and that’s just one section of the Cascade Loop! The Cascade Loop is a scenic drive that covers 440 miles through nine distinct regions in Washington State. You’ll encounter pristine lakes, like Ross Lake, pictured above, breathtaking mountain passes, dense alpine forests, wide open valleys, and glacier-clad peaks, giving rise to the nickname, […]

Run Like a Girl Bellingham

September 12, 2017

Coming October 7, 2017. Tiaras and tutus are optional! Run Like a Girl Bellingham is a non-competitive (read: fun!) event supporting Girls on the Run, a non-profit organization that seeks to empower young girls. It’s mostly women but the guys are welcome too in this half marathon or 10K over the Interurban Trail, often referred to as Washington’s Big […]

Galloping Gertie Half Marathon

August 8, 2017

Coming August 12, 2017. Do you know Gertie? Galloping Gertie is the nickname for the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington that famously swayed, twisted, and collapsed into Puget Sound back in 1940 on a particularly windy day. The bridge has since been rebuilt (and is structurally sound now!) and is the location of the Galloping Gertie […]

Omak Stampede

August 7, 2017

Coming August 10, 2017. A weekend of western entertainment! It’s the 84th Annual Omak Stampede in the heart of the picturesque, high desert valley of north-central Washington state. Expect parades, carnival games, and the ever-popular bull riding, saddle bronc riding, bull dogging, steer wrestling, and barrel racing. Plus, celebrating Native American culture, the Indian Encampment and Pow Wow, sponsored […]

Ellensburg Rodeo

July 25, 2017

Coming September 1, 2017. Dust off your cowgirl hat, put on your chaps, and get ready for the Ellensburg Rodeo! Known as the most centrally located city in the state of Washington, Ellensburg has hosted the Rodeo since 1923. It is the largest in the state with over 600 contestants and prize money in excess […]

Hiking Washington’s History and Walking Washington’s History: Ten Cities

July 14, 2017

Girl power: in 1876, Clara McCarty was the very first graduate of the University of Washington in Seattle. Just one of the many nuggets of information packed in these two books by Judy Bentley: Hiking Washington’s History and Walking Washington’s History: Ten Cities. Hiking Washington’s History weaves historical highlights and slices of what life was like for both […]

Tour de Lavender

June 27, 2017

Coming August 5, 2017. Cycle the sweetest smelling tour around! It’s the Tour de Lavender in Sunny Sequim (pronounced: “skwim”). Known throughout Washington as one of the few areas in this often rainy state that experiences sunny skies, a mediterranean climate, and low rainfall, Sequim also is well known for its fields of lavender, rivaling those […]

Twilight Half Marathon

June 22, 2017

Coming July 8, 2017. If you’re not a morning person, here’s a race for you! It’s the Twilight Half Marathon held in Vancouver, Washington (yes, Washington, right near the border of Oregon). Sleep in, take it easy, have a nice lunch (maybe at the Portland Saturday Market just a short drive away), stretch, and be ready […]

Festival of Sail

June 12, 2017

Coming June 15, 2017. Ahoy, maties! It’s the Festival of Sail at Foss Waterway in Tacoma, Washington. Watch the parade of more than 25 ships sail into Puget Sound, get the chance to step aboard these impressive historic tall ships, and even set sail on them for the day. And just for the fun of […]

Women’s Transformational Kayak Journeys

June 7, 2017

Coming July 28 and August 11, 2017. Find your focus with Women’s Transformational Kayak Journeys. A 3-day trip starts from Bainbridge Island and travels across the Rich Passage in Washington’s Puget Sound to Blake Island. You’ll set up camp on Blake Island and enjoy kayaking, yoga, walking explorations of the island, beach art, delicious organic food, […]

Kitsap Peninsula Water Trails

June 6, 2017

The only nationally designated salt water trail in the US. It’s the Kitsap Peninsula Water Trails, a collection of 12 trails that wrap around 371 miles of shoreline in Washington State. Each trail is not more than 15 miles long, making them the perfect length for a day trip. Experience outstanding natural beauty with views of […]

2017 Swim Defiance

May 26, 2017

Coming June 3, 2017. It’s Swim Defiance…not defiance as is bold disobedience, but Defiance as in Point Defiance, an area in Tacoma, Washington. But you will need a little (or maybe a lot!) of boldness to complete this 5K open swim in the chilly waters of Commencement Bay. (Water temp is estimated at 56-60 degrees F.) […]