The 2015 Walk & Roll Run is about to roll on. If anyone braved the weather last year during the great Pacific Northwest monsoon, we promise the weather will be much better. El Niño has given us great weather this winter and promises to continue the streak.
You can register online right this very minute, just follow this link. This year we’re only accepting early registrations online via Active.com so we can keep a better track of your event and shirt choices as well as capture your contact info so we can contact you with questions or to update you about the event (don’t worry, I do my best to limit the contacts because I really dislike getting junk email too and don’t want to be guilty of doing something I hate). Eagle Wings has navy polydry tech shirts this year with green lettering (Seahawks colors) and a 12 on the shirt sleeve so you can start getting in the groove for football season.
There are 2 locations with hubs of activity at the Walk & Roll Run.
1. Haller Park Picnic Shelter. The registration process (day of race and picking up your pre-registered packets) getting your event shirt and all will be at the picnic shelter in Haller Park. After the race, the awards presentations will be back down at the Haller Park Picnic Shelter.
2. Centennial Trail Trailhead. The START/FINISH area is at the trailhead to the Centennial Trail at the corner of Haller & West. You’ll see the START/FINISH gate on your way to Haller Park to register or pick up your registration packet. There’s about 1 block separating the 2 areas … and about 20′ of hill.
You might wonder what’s planned for this year’s event. Day of race registration will open at 8:45a at the picnic shelter in Haller Park (1100 N. West Avenue in Arlington – or Google Haller Park in Arlington Washington). The 10k event will start at 10:00a with the 5k starting at 10:10a. We will also have a 1k (about a 1∕2 mile) for the special needs community – a 5k can be a very long way sometimes – that will start at the same time as the 5k (10:10a). Registration for the 1k is handled by Eagle Wings – please contact them directly – or you can register on the day of the race.
So registration opens at 8:45, the race starts at 10:00-10:10. We will start handing out awards about 11:00a (as soon as enough 1k or 5k folks have returned so we can start the process). As soon as those awards are done, we should be able to go right into giving out the 10k awards. There will be a trophy for the 1st place finisher in each gender/event (that’s 6 trophies total – 3 events time 2 genders). We also have placement ribbons for the top 3 finishers of each age group (14 and under, 15-19, 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and 70+). There will be plenty of water and post-race snacks to re-energize your body.
Eagle Wings also puts on a big party, so you won’t want to miss this event just to have so much fun! The Voice of the Village Band will be there to participate in the event and put on a great concert afterwards. If you haven’t heard them, you’ve missed a bunch. There’s nothing like a live concert and no one does a concert like Voice of the Village. There will also be BBQ pulled pork sandwiches provided by DD Meals in Mountlake Terrace.
There’s plenty of parking at Haller Park and restroom facilities at Haller Park as well. A word to the wise, there is limited restroom facilities at Haller Park so don’t wait until the last minute or you’ll be standing in the restroom line instead of the starting line. There’s also a portable restroom at the parking lot across Grandview Road near the 10k turn-around but that will really ruin your time/pace – but it’s good to know if you have to go.