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Stan's (not pictured as he takes the photos) racewalker mobile.


I used this photo for a Northwest Profile at (It's my car with the RACEWKR license plate but I'm not in the photo as I was taking the picture.)

Every month we have our Second Saturday racewalks(SSR) around Green Lake in Seattle, Washington.

At times there are conflicts with more formal races or other events so check periodically here to see the latest schedule. We usually move the second Saturday up or back a week depending on the other events rather than eliminate these.

This is an informal race of 2.8 miles on a paved path. Meet at the south side of the Evans Pool Community Center building, next to the outdoor basketball court, at 8:45. Race begins at 9:00 AM. We meet all year, rain or shine. Check your calendar for dates of each second Saturday of the month. (Click here for location diagram)

Clinics for beginners are held on the same dates as the races at 10 AM after the 9:00 race at the same location. Meet at the outdoor basketball courts as we use the lines on the court as part of the clinic. (See diagram link above.) Fee is $5 one time. Come as often as you like. Please call Steve at 206-387-7639 for advance reservation. If no one calls or shows up by 10:10 or so, we keep moving for a warmdown lap around the lake. Wear shorts if possible that don't cover the knees as knee straightening is a key rule of racewalking. If it's cold, wear snug leg fitting pants, eg. tights, lycra, etc. so knees can be viewed somewhat. Thanks.

We have just added regular racewalk on Saturdays at 9 AM, every Saturday. We hope to get enough turnout so people can pair up with similar paces for company. A few folks are meeting on Tuesdays at 6 PM but as the weather has turned and it's now very dark at the lake, we decided a Saturday daytime walk sounds much better. We do a loop of the lake at a social pace as a minimum but if the weather is reasonable, some may want go faster. All are welcome. We decided to always go counter-clockwise, (or right if you are facing the lake at CC building), so if you are late, go the other way, clockwise, and we'll hook up part way around.

2015 Schedule, local events

CNW All-Comers meets have a 1 mile racewalk at 7 pm on Wednesdays. See the CNW website for complete schedule.

September 12, Second Saturday Race

September 13, Oregon Racewalk Festival, Beaverton, OR, 20K/5K, 9 AM. Here is the flyer information:

Race Distances: 20K/5K USATF Judged Racewalk and 1 Mile Developmental 
Course:  Flat 1k loop - USATF and AIMS Certified
When:   9 a.m., Sunday, September 13th, 2015
Where:  Bardeen Road on the Tektronix Campus in Beaverton, OR
Registration:  $30 through 9/5/15; $35 day of race (registration from 7:30 – 8:30 am)
   Note:  Current RWNW members receive a $10 discount
Directions: Traveling North on Murray Blvd, turn right on Termann Road and then left into the Tektronix campus to Bardeen Road.   Traveling South on Murray Blvd, turn right on Termann Road, follow the road to the left, under the overpass and then one more left.  Bardeen will be on your right.

Entry Form -- -- --  Race Distance:  20k – 5k – 1 Mile Developmental (please circle)

Name: ______________________________________________________   Gender ____ Age on Race Day _______ 
Address:  _____________________________________________________________ Phone:  __________________
Email address: _______________________________________________  USATF Card #_______________________
In consideration of the acceptance of my participation of this racewalk clinic, I, the undersigned, intending to be legally bound, for myself, my executors, administrators, and assignees, do hereby waive and release Racewalkers Northwest, the sponsors of this walk, its officers, coaches and officials, as well as Tektronix, Nike, Inc., USATF-Oregon, and all persons and agencies connected with this walk from all claims for damages arising from my participation in and travel to and from this event. I also certify that I am physically fit and adequately trained to participate in this walking event.
Signature: __________________________________________________   Date:  ___________________________
 (Parent or Guardian if participant is a minor)
Main Entry form to:  RWNW, PO Box 3914, Portland, OR  97208
Questions?  Contact the Race Director:  Carmen Jackinsky, or 503-349-7704.
USATF cards are not required but encouraged.