About the event
This year we will have a 12k trail race. This race will begin on relatively flat terrain and then end up at Puget Sound where you will turn around and return to the finish area. This a very scenic and will provide a little challenge.
Local time: 9:28 AM
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. 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 a 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 RUNNERS WILL RECEIVE FINISHER MUG, IF YOU ARE NOT REGISTERED BY THE 25TH OF JANUARY, YOU MAY NOT RECEIVE A FINISHER MUG.
AID STATIONS WILL HAVE BANANAS, STRAWBERRIES, GRAPES, CHIPS, M&MS, GUMMY BEARS, COKE, ELECTROLYTE DRINKS, WATER, AND FIRST AID.
There will be a 8 am start for any one requiring 8 hr to finish the Marathon.
As far as event rules are concerned:
1. Be respectful of the race staff and volunteers, we are here to support you, be sure to thank them.
2. The trail is not closed for this event, be polite to all users.
3. Do not litter
4. Treat all athletes the way you would want to be treated.
5. Have fun and be safe.
6. The race director has the option of making up rules during the race.