Oktoberfest Trail Runs to unveil new long course

The start and finish of the Oktoberfest Trail Runs is held next to the historic Leavenworth Ski Hill Lodge.

Written on Oct 4th, 2016 By
Category Training

  LEAVENWORTH — The Oktoberfest Trail Runs will feature a new 10-mile course this year in the hills above the Bavarian Village. “The new 10-mile Oktoberfest Trail Run utilizes several recent trail projects completed by the Central Washington Chapter of the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance,” said race director Joel Rhyner of RunWenatchee. “Starting in the historic,…

Running as my Ariadne’s thread

Marlene Farrell, with her husband and a friend, pose for a photo whiel running from the Ingalls Creek Trail Head to the Jack Creek Trail Head in the Cascades.

Written on Oct 4th, 2016 By
Category Training

By Marlene Farrell RunWenatchee.com Running is my spool of Ariadne’s thread. I unwind it as I navigate the unknown corridors of my life’s labyrinth. Its light but strong familiarity reassures me when I stumble and gives me the courage to go around darkened corners. Recently, though my journey is far from over, it feels like…

Staxx Bros. to headline Dark Side Festival


Written on Sep 21st, 2016 By
Category Training

  WENATCHEE — The Staxx Brothers and the band’s high-energy sound will headline this Saturday’s Dark Side Festival at Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort. The Seattle band and festival favorite has been described as “a compact version of Funkadelic fused with rough, hard-driving R&B” and “quite simply the most danceable and hip shaking brand…

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Photos from Lake Chelan Marathon, Half, 10K now available


Written on Sep 13th, 2016 By
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Hello runners! Photos from the 2016 Lake Chelan Shore to Shore Marathon, Half-Marathon and 10K are now available online at  http://runwenatchee.photoshelter.com/archive. To find and order your digital photos, visit the website. To search for your photos by bib number, use the search function in the upper right-hand corner. You also can scroll through all the…

Shore to Shore runners cross the finish line in Manson.

Runners to converge on Lake Chelan

Written on Sep 6th, 2016 By
Category Training

Running along Icicle Creek during the winter provides amazing sights and sounds.

To run or to ski, that is the question

Written on Dec 14th, 2015 By
Category Marlene Farrell Blog, Training


Local women runners sweep Wenatchee Marathon races

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