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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

Weekly Club Walks

on January 15, 2017 - 1:03pm

Club walks are for members or non-members and we welcome anyone to come walk with us.  Don't worry, we're not racing or walking too fast for you.  Come join us and get to know people in the club. Come rain or shine.  Check out the Club Walks page for more information.


What's Your Fitness or Race Goal for 2017?

on January 15, 2017 - 12:27pm

We're excited to announce some new events and programs to help you hone your race walk skills. 

1.  Mileage Challenge.  Ashley is managing a mileage challenge, which is free to all current RWNW members.  Click on this link to sign up.  You'll need to choose:  Are you going for 365 miles (1 mile per day) or the 730 mile challenge (2 miles per day)?  Each month you'll log in and record the miles that you've completed at club walks, races, or on your own.  Yes, we're going with the honor system!  Prizes will be awarded at the end of the year, but watch for monthly incentive prizes, too!  There is no deadline to sign up, but we hope you'll join us today. 


2. Fun Races and Events. Michelle is working on a fun list of races and events for all ages and fitness levels in 2017.  Mark you calendars.  On March 18th, we're planning a SHAM-walk 5k.  You'll get a finish time for your efforts, but prizes will be awarded from the finish time you pick out of the Leprechaun hat.  So technically, anyone can will that Pot of Chocolate Gold Coins, some Lucky Charms and other assorted prizes.  On April 8th, we'll host a two person team relay where each walker alternate 1k five times for a total of 10k.  This race will be open to experienced racewalkers and those still perfecting their technique.  On May 20th, we'll do our annual Predict-A-Race 5 miler at the Willamette Springwater Corridor.  On June 17th, plan your Father-Daughter 3k race.  We'll have a 10k for Adults.  Our last race of the year will be July 8th on the Tektronix Track for our first annual Dual Duel, covering 5 miles in two-person teams.

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

Racewalkers Northwest Shirts Available

on January 8, 2016 - 10:14pm

Racewalkers Northwest still has a small inventory of shirts available for purchase and we just received a shipment of hats.  If you were at our Annual Meeting back in November you probably saw these shirts there.  We are working on placing a new order and will have some things in addition to shirts but browse this inventory and see if you'd like to pick something up before they're gone.  The quantity and sizes available are listed.  You can contact Bertie or Carmen if you'd like to get one of these or just use the Contact link on this site, then plan to pickup your shirt and pay for it at one of our weekly club walks.  Enjoy!

At the annual meeting, all thr products came out for display. If you see something you'd like, contact Bertie use the Contact form on this site to check on availability.  

Check out the new RWNW shirts for 2017.

Mountain Hardware Long Sleeve Technical Shirt - $40

This lightweight long sleeve T-shirt is perfect for the cooler morning walks.  These shirts run a little large so consider getting one that is 1 to 2 sizes smaller than you'd normally wear unless you like a loose fit.

Color: Orange/Red

Size: Men's S, M, L, XL 

Racewalkers Northwest Hats - $20

The hats are new this year in 2016!  We have a small inventory of these sporty white hats with our red & black logo embroidered on the front.    

Color: White with Red Logo

Size: One size fits all (12 available) 

Brooks Long Sleeve Technical Shirt - $30

This lightweight long sleeve T-shirt is perfect for the cooler morning walks.  There are two small spots on the front of the shirt but will probably wash right out.  This is a new shirt wtih tags which is why we haven't just thrown it in the wash already.  

Color: Yellow/Lime

Size: Men's M (1 available) 


Brooks Short Sleeve Athletic Shirt - $30

Be seen speeding down the trail in this nice lightweight technical shirt.  Get this one while it lasts.

Color: Orange

Size: Men's M (1 available)

Tek Gear Sport Crew Muscle Tank - $25

Who doesn't like to feel the cool air rushing by on those warm days.  Pick up this classic Racewalkers Northwest shirt with a nice big logo on the front so everyone knows your club.  The back of this shirt has those cool reflective marks perfect for Portland to Coast or any night walk.  

Color: Yellow Lime/Grey

Size: Men's M (3 available)

Tek Gear Sport Crew Muscle Tank - $25

Now we're talking. Finally a shirt that has colors that doesn't make you stand out in a crowd. Pick up this Racewalkers Northwest shirt with a nice big logo on the front so everyone knows your club.  The back of this shirt has those cool reflective marks perfect for Portland to Coast or any night walk.  

Color: Black/Blue

Size: Men's M (1 available), Men's L (1 available)

Insport Tank Top - $5

Go "old school" with this little gem.  This has the older rainbow Racewalkers Logo and is priced to where we're basically giving it away.  Hang this on your wall as a collector's item or sport it in a club walk sometime.  The only downside we see is that it's an XL and so only a few of our members would even consider wearing this.

Color: White

Size: Men's XL (1 available)