Destination Races believes communication is the key to a lasting relationship. Since most of our events sell out, we often connect with our participants through a variety of means including social media, event emails, The Grapevine e-newsletter and the blog.

2017 Ed's Red Mammoth Award Application


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7-Continent Marathoner to Run Virginia for Alzheimer's Research

After finishing the 2016 Antarctica marathon, in the frozen tundra accompanied by penguins, seals, whales and floating glaciers, Jason Boschan has set his 2017 goals even higher this year where he has kicked off his 10 for 10: 10 half marathons in 10 different states.

“This is not just a running...

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Reward Your Run with a Full Weekend of Dry Creek Valley & Surrounding Wineries

It’s marathon morning, October 29th. Your costume came together and you and your friends are eager to run! The race begins and you’re off to a steady pace, soaking in the idyllic views of wine country and breathing in the fresh autumn air. Along your race you pass through 2...

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Top 10 Things to Do During Race Weekend in Redmond, WA

So you’re headed to the beautiful Pacific Northwest for the Woodinville-to-Redmond Wine & Beer Country Half Marathon. Awesome! You’re going to have the most amazing time. Here is a roundup of Redmond’s top activities and attractions to help you make the most of your weekend stay.

1. Marymoor Park

Marymoor Park...

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11 Steps for Crushing Our "Shortcut to Redmond" 4.4 Miler!

We’re going to let you in on a little secret: You don’t have to be a runner to participate in a Destination Races event. We encourage runners and walkers of all speeds and strides to run, sip, and explore with us in beautiful destinations across North America. Our newest...

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Special Preview: What Ken Wright Cellars Will Be Pouring in Oregon!

Special Preview: What Ken Wright Cellars Will Be Pouring in Oregon!

Ken Wright Cellars, host of the 2016 Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon Wine & Music Festival, gives us a tantalizing sneak peek into the wines they’ll be pouring at the event. We can’t wait!

Each year the small communities in...

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Staying Safe in the Sun: Summer Training Tips from Dr. Judy Staveley

The abundant sun and warmth of the summer months are great for barbecues, picnics, and relaxing poolside, but it can also make race training more challenging. Doctor Judy Staveley, a biology professor and avid runner, shares her tips on treating and preventing heat-related ailments this season.

Heat exhaustion and heatstroke seem...

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Enjoying Yamhill County - Tips & To-Dos from Your Local Guide

Hi! I’m Tiffany Henness, a fitness coach and blogger who lives and runs in Yamhill County, Oregon. You might recognize me from this photo at 2015’s Oregon Wine Country Half Marathon.

I’m designating myself as your local guide, so you can make the most of your trip. Why?...

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Tips for Healthy Parenting from Fit Fathers Founder Kimatni Rawlins

Kimatni Rawlins is the proud father of two young girls and founder of Fit Fathers, a blog aimed to inspire men to lead the charge to prioritize healthier eating and exercise, and enhance their lives and the lives of their families. Today, in honor of Men’s Health Month, he’s here...

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Meet Brooke Kaplan, Runner and ADA Fundraiser Extraordinaire!

In 2007, as a generally healthy sophomore in college, Brooke Kaplan paid a visit to the campus health center for what she thought were kidney stones. As it turned out, the prognosis was much more serious: a kidney infection, UTI, and blood sugar levels of 388 (the healthy range is...

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Elite Runner Kimberley Doerksen Opts for Cake over Kale

DR Guest Blogger: Kimberley Doerksen Elite runner and Olympic hopeful Kimberley Doerksen of British Columbia stopped by the DR blog to talk about two of her favorite things: running…and cake baking!

When people hear that I’m an elite runner, I always get asked about what I eat. It seems like that’s...

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DR Ambassador Maria Crawford Transforms Her Life Through Running

Maria Crawford is an avid runner and outspoken Destination Races brand ambassador. Though she now competes in many races each year, she wasn’t always an athlete.

With diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and cancer in her family history, Maria has early memories of begging her mother to quit smoking. Sadly, when she...

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Friends on Foot Ready Their Racemobile


It’s time to check in again with Tami and Gaby, our “Friends on Foot” who are celebrating 25 years of friendship by challenging themselves—and each other—to run each and every race in the Destination Races Half Marathon Series. Since the Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon is right around the...

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Recycle Your Sports Nutrition Wrappers & Get GU Swag!

Happy Earth Day! At Destination Races, health, wellness, and the outdoors are never far from our thoughts, and we choose sponsorship partners who share our commitment to environmental responsibility.

Today we’re highlighting GU Energy Labs, a fantastic DR sponsor who is always looking for new ways to reduce their impact on...

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Follow Their Journey: Two Former Models Celebrate 25 Years of Friendship by Running All 7 Races!

Meet Tami and Gaby. Two former models and best friends on a mission to change their lives and celebrate 25 years of friendship by running all seven of the 2016 Destination Races Wine Country Half Marathon series!

We’ll be checking in with them regularly this season as they train and...

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