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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

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

on April 17, 2016 - 7:30pm

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. 

Other Info: Event volunteers are also needed – especially Lap Counters. Please contact Registrar for information. Training provided! 

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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.