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Welcome to Racewalkers Northwest

Racewalkers Northwest was founded in 1993 by John Hanan II. We are dedicated to physical fitness through safe, systematic training and mental fitness through competition. Our club members represent all ages and racewalking abilities. Check us out - join us for one of our weekly club walks. We welcome new members!  Want to join? Lean more about our membership here

Our membership year runs from January 1 - December 31. Besides discounts to our club races, your membership dollars allow us to host USATF races, offer group walks and education events, as well as to provide outreach opportunities to grow our sport. 

Racewalkers Northwest is recognized as a nonprofit organization by the IRS.
IRS Code: Section 501(c)(3)
Tax Identification Number: 93-1127255

RWNW Members host Drew Carney of KGW

on August 11, 2016 - 12:14am

Members of Racewalkers Northwest hosted Drew Carney of KGW on Friday, August 12.  This was a tie in with the Rio Games and our local Racewalking NW club.  Carmen showed Drew the basic techniques of racewalking and he gave it a try!

FRIDAY, 8/12 – Racewalkers Northwest – We’re spending the morning on the track with members of Racewalkers Northwest, a USA Track & Field Member Club founded more than 20 years ago to help grow the Olympic sport of racewalking.  I’ll get a lesson in the art of racewalking while we’re there this morning, just in time for today’s Men’s 20km Racewalking Final in Rio.
Location: Tektronix Headquarters
14150 SW Karl Braun Dr – Beaverton

Portland to Coast 2016

on August 10, 2016 - 11:56pm

Attention walkers.  Maybe you've heard of us or maybe you've seen us on Portland to Coast.  We are a racewalking club based in Portland, OR. We are always looking for new members and would love to have you join us.  We have weekly club walks were you can just show up and walk with others who can walk at your pace.  Maybe your looking for a little different workout or maybe you are wanting to move to the next level.  Joining is easy.  Just come to a club walk and check us out or use the Contact form on this site to ask any questions you have.  

RESULTS: 2016 Oregon Association 10K and 20K Race Walk Championship, 1600M Developmental Race Walk

on May 1, 2016 - 6:39pm

Click here for the results.

Sunday, May 1, 2016 – 9:00 AM 

Location: Banks High School Track - Banks, OR 

Course: USATF Sanctioned race on 400 meter track. Splits will be called every lap. Race will be judged according to USATF rules. 

Divisions: Men/Women: Youth (18 and Under) Open (19-39) (40-49) (50-59) (60-69) (70-79) (80+). Regional and Association Awards are 3 deep with 10-year age divisions. 

50k National RW Championships - Santee, CA

on December 4, 2015 - 12:31pm

Four women with ties to Oregon competed in the National 50k Race Walk Championships on Sunday, November 22nd.  Milwaukie HS graduate, Erin Taylor-Talcott, was the overall winner in a time of 5:02:48, former RWNW member, Katie Grimes finished second in 6:03, Carmen finished behind her in 6:26:18 and another former member, Darlene Backlund, took fourth place in a time of 7:02:35, along with a  world record in the 70+ age group.   Times were slow due to high temperatures which quickly rose to the mid-upper 80's.  

Carmen recapped her race in her newsletter and ReShod Walking Shoes Facebook page.  Ashley competed in the  Non-Championship 20k race and cut over three minutes off last year's time, despite the heat. Read Ashley's recap of the race here.