The Arlington Runners Club (ARC) loves community involvement. We love getting people outside and active and connecting with each other in our beloved community. I think it’s what makes a community a community. It brings people together so we can meet each other and learn their stories and get connected. With that in mind, I’d like to invite you to attend and/or participate in the annual Pedal-Paddle-Puff Triathlon. The event starts and ends at Haller Park in Arlington. If you don’t know where it is, just Google it and follow the directions.
There’s a twist to this year’s competition: you can use any sort of non-motorized floatation device to scurry down the river.
Join us for the Arlington tradition that dates back to pioneer days, when settlers and Native Americans would race down the Stillaguamish River for sport. This race is great fun for the whole family, groups of friends, or individuals who want to push themselves to the limit. All proceeds from the race will be donated to help build the SPLASH PARK at Haller Park.
This year the order of events is slightly different. The race will begin with puffers, followed by the pedalers, and ending with the paddlers.
TIME AND PLACE:
Team and Iron Person Registration at Haller Park 8:00-9:00
Meeting of all race participants at Haller Park 9:00-9:15
Canoes/Kayaks/Innertubes/Floaties Transport up to Park 9:15
Start of race at Haller Park 10:00
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Approximately 14 miles of 3 interconnected routes utilizing a bike, canoe/kayak and running shoes.
Route #1 Puff: Approximately 2.0 miles.
Beginning at the starting line, proceed south continue South on the Centennial Trail. Follow the trail approximately 1 mile, and return back to the race finish line to slap hands with the biker. There will be volunteers blocking traffic, and a clearly marked turn around.
Route #2 Pedal: Approximately 5.8 miles.
From Haller City Park entrance, go south on Division Ave. to Haller Ave. Turn left on Haller Ave. (on north side of Food Pavilion store) to Broadway St. Turn right on Broadway to Burke Ave. (Hwy 530). Turn left on Burke Ave. (Hwy 530 East) follow SR 530 to the Arlington Heights Road, turn right on to Arlington Heights Road, staying on the right hand shoulder of road continue to Jordan Road. Turn right on the Jordan Road, staying on the right hand side of road, follow the Jordan Road to the Jim Creek where the Paddle portion of the race begins.
Route #3 Paddle: Approximately 6 miles.
Open to Any type of flotation device for the first time ever! For the those who are racing for time, you will placed in the front for the start. All Paddlers must have life jackets and whistles.
Beginning at the mouth of Jim Creek, 6 miles along the main channel of the South Fork of the Stilly River to the beach at Haller Park. The runner will make contact with the boater at the beach, and finish at the finish line, or iron man participant will finish by running to the finish line. Note: The river conditions may dictate a change in the landing area