Moving experience for RunWenatchee’s Rhyner at Boston

Rhyner carried this photo of Maui running legend Billy Conner, who passed away this past January at age 65, while completing today's Boston Marathon. Conner, who occasionally resided in Chelan, was a finisher in the last 38 Maui Marathons. He completed more than 100 marathons in his lifetime. Wenatchee's Frank Cone gave Rhyner the photo of Conner.

Written on Apr 20th, 2015 By
Category News, Steve Maher's Blog

  By Steve Maher BOSTON — RunWenatchee’s Joel Rhyner didn’t know what to totally expect during the 119th Boston Marathon. He knew it would be an amazing experience running the legendary race. But what happened Monday overwhelmed him. “This place is insane. There was somebody everywhere,” Rhyner said afterwards of the one million spectators…

Local women runners sweep Wenatchee Marathon races


Written on Apr 19th, 2015 By
Category Events, News, Steve Maher's Blog, Training

  By Steve Maher WENATCHEE — Three local runners swept the women’s individual titles at Saturday’s Wenatchee Marathon, Half-Marathon and 10K. Wenatchee’s Sarah Wicheta won the women’s marathon race, completing the 26.2-mile course in 3 hours, 23 minutes and 30 seconds. Karen Pleas of Wenatchee took home the women’s half-marathon title in 1 hour,…

Wenatchee Marathon makes greater connection to cancer research


Written on Apr 8th, 2015 By
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  By Steve Maher WENATCHEE — When people partake in the April 17 Wenatchee Marathon Health & Fitness Expo, the precursor to the running race the next day, they will spot or hear several messages about cancer research. Both events are put on by TedDriven, which is named for Wenatchee Marathon co-founder Ted Finegold,…

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Girls on the Run launches local shoe drive


Written on Feb 28th, 2015 By
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  By Steve Maher WENATCHEE — Have a pair of gently used kids’ or women’s running shoes that are getting lonely in your closet? Columbia Valley Girls on the Run can use them. The organization launched a shoe drive this week for running shoes in sizes 3-6 kids and 6-9 women. The shoes will…

Runners at the 2014 Red Devil Challenge Trail Run near Cashmere.

Trail running film fest coming to Wenatchee

Written on Feb 18th, 2015 By
Category Events, News, Steve Maher's Blog, Trail Running


Great fun in Bundle-Up Land

Written on Jan 24th, 2015 By
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Joel and Michele Rhyner staffed the RunWenatchee booth at the 2014 Wenatchee Marathon Health & Fitness Expo at the Wenatchee Convention Center.

Wenatchee Marathon Expo a go

Written on Jan 6th, 2015 By
Category Events, News