Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Upcoming Races in the Area

Even though I won't be running in any of these, here are some upcoming races in the area.

Oso Benefit Run
You may have heard about the mudslide in Oso, WA about a month ago. A nearby running club has organized a benefit run in Arlington on Saturday, April 26! There are options to walk or run 5k or 10k. I am pretty sure that we will be there!

First Call Running Club Half/Marathon/50k
My dear husband Drew has been training for his first half marathon, and this is the one! It is in Bothell and is on Saturday, May 10 and is quite inexpensive (you must be a member of the running club).

Inspiring Hope 5k/10k
This run in Mukilteo on May 10 is to celebrate cancer warriors.

Snohomish Women's Run
A women's race of half marathon and 10k distances. This route is very flat and beautiful! The race is on May 18.

Deception Pass Half
Deception Pass is beautiful, so why wouldn't you want to run here? The race is on Sunday, June 1.

Run Like the Wind Running Festival
It's not exactly local, but it looks like fun! The half marathon and 5k are on Saturday, June 7, and the full and 10k are on Sunday, June 8. You can also go on a tour of the Wild Horse Wind and Solar Power Facility in Ellensburg.

Tesoro March Point Run
We hear from our not-quite-family in Anacortes that this race is fun for the whole family, even those who don't run. It is on Saturday, June 28 and there are usually lots of prizes and foods for everyone. There is a kid run, 5k, and 10k.

Run of the Mill
This community race in Mill Creek on July 12 is a huge community celebration.

Ragnar Relay: Northwest Passage
This is part of the famous Ragnar series, so you will need 11 other runners to be on your team this July 18-19. You basically run from Canada through farmlands, onto Fidalgo Island, across Deception Pass, down the length of Widbey Island. Not you by yourself, but you and your buddies in three legs each. Someday I will run a Ragnar, but not this year.

I only listed a few races that sounded interesting to me or that are already on our family's race calendar. Of course, there are hundreds of races each month, which you can find listings for at Running in the USA, here. I don't often look at runs in Seattle because I hate going into the city. The Skagit Runners' Club maintains a great list of events in Skagit County, here. Visit the Mill Creek Running Club's Facebook page to connect with other runners, cyclists, swimmers, and triathletes.

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