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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

Racewalkers Northwest Annual Meeting at Buffalo Gap Saturday, November 11

on September 17, 2017 - 10:05pm

Mark your calendar for the club's annual meeting Saturday, November 11 at 9:30AM at the Buffalo Gap.  If you are interested in volunteering to serve in any of the elected or non-elected positions for 2018, please contact us for more information.  


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