About the event
This year we will introduce the first annual 5k trail race. This race will be on relatively flat terrain and I expect that the 5k will be very fast. The half marathon will consist of 1 out and back with a loop turn around at each end. There will be about 1200 feet of elevation gain for the half marathon. The marathon will consist of 2 out and backs on this gorgeous course with about 2400 feet of elevation gain. Aid stations will be every 4 to 5 miles.
Local time: 8:03 AM
The Start will be at Sellers Park where the course goes through wet land trails for 1/3 of a mile and will break out on to a side walk where you will take a right, go about a 1/8th of a mile where you will take a right back on to the trail and follow a well-marked trail through the wetlands. Then head down a trail that run along Sequalitchew Creek to Puget Sound where you will run along side the beach for a short out and back. Run back along the Sequalitchew for a short distance, you will take a steep climb on trail to gain the bluff that looks over the Puget Sound. Take a right on the trail that runs along side Puget Sound, this trail is a nice rolling trail that will eventually pop you out on to a residential sidewalk and the first aid Station at mile 5. After the first aid station, a course marshall will direct you across the street to more nice rolling trails, you will run about a 1/2 of a mile and come to street crossing where course marshall will direct you across the street. You will run on this part of the course for about 3/4 of a mile and then you will come to another street crossing where a course marshall will direct you across the street to more trails, you will run about an eighth of a mile, where you will cross the street and follow the orange flags to the right on the sidewalk, (this is a very short section) run a short distance where you will take a left back on to trails where you will follow flagging to the left to a nice rolling trail. The trail will make a circle, that will exit you back on to the main trail, follow the main trail remembering to follow the flagging and you will take 2 lefts and then follow the trail, keep the residential area to your right. The trail will meander around for short distance and you will to take a left, follow the trail and flagging, this will return you back to the aid station. After leaving the aid station at mile 9 follow the flagging back to the main aid station or finish line.
The deadline to receive a shirt with registration into either the full or half marathon is January 25. All events ( 5k, half marathon and marathon) will receive finisher medals, If you are not registered by the 25 of Jan, you may not receive a finishers medal.
Aid stations will have bananas, strawberries, grapes, chips, M&Ms, gummy bears, coke, electrolyte drinks, water, and first aid..