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  1. Run fast or stay home – Club Record Times

    Okay, maybe that’s not the best post name … running is ALWAYS a good thing to do so don’t stay home.

    I just updated the times on our record board and here’s the record holders covering 10 years of running at the Arlington Runners Club events each year.

    Fastest 5k Man award goes to Jonathon Murray with at time of 16’15.52 set at our 2013 Toys for Tots Christmas Run.

    Fastest 5k Woman award goes to Andrea Eiseman with a time of 18’59.43 set at our 2013 Boston Solidarity Run.

    Fastest 10k Man award goes to Brian Sutter with a time of 34’13.55 set at our 2012 River & Rails Run.

    Fastest 10k Woman award goes to Jacalyn Gross with a time of 40’18.14 set at our 2014 Oso Christmas Run.

    So if you’re name is not on this list, stop reading this and start running … FAST. Hope to see you on this list soon!

  2. 2015 Toys for Tots Christmas Run Race Results Posted

    Toys-for-Tots-2013Finally was able to set aside a bit of time to get the race results compiled and posted. Thanks one more time for your patience.

    It was another beautiful day to run in the Puget Sound area! It rained buckets as we were getting ready for the race, but when the race started it wasn’t too bad – you’ve gotta love the weather in the Puget Sound area. It was a little more blustery than we’d like, in fact, we didn’t even put up the START/FINSIH banner on the gate because it was acting like a windsurfer’s sail and would have blown over the gate. Together we raised $1,819.95 for the local chapter of Toys for Tots so there will be a lot of tots very happy this Christmas season.

    The limited photos we have are uploaded to the Facebook page so check that out at Facebook.com/ARC98223.

    Here’s the top finishers:

    5k Men: Jonathon Childers with a new club record time of 17’37.27
    5k Women: Andrea Eiseman with a time of 17’58.43 which may be a record for women’s time – at least a near record.

    10k Men: Dawson Andrews with a quick time of 37’00.65
    10k Women: Megan Ware edged out her competition with the time of 56’59.93

    To see the full results, visit the RESULTS tab then scroll down a bit to find the 2015 Christmas Run results.

     

     

  3. Toys for Tots Christmas Run – Saturday, December 5th @ 11:00a

    Toys for Tots LogoTis the season to be jolly, and we’re kicking off the Christmas season with our 10th annual Christmas Run. This year we’re returning to the roots of the Christmas Run and the proceeds will be donated to the local chapter of Toys for Tots. The START/FINISH area is located behind the Stillaguamish Athletic Club located at 4417 172nd Street NE in Arlington/Smokey Point. There is lots of parking in the grassy area north of the Stillaguamish Athletic Club (please don’t park in their parking lot) and we can use the restroom facilities inside of the Stillaguamish Athletic Club, please let them know you’re with the Christmas Run so they can keep track of who’s inside of their facility.

    We’re exited to discover that Santa will stop by from 10:00a-11:00a but has to get back to the north pole and finish getting everything ready for his big day on Christmas eve.

    The 5k event is an out and back course which will run on the Airport Trail which parallels Airport Boulevard. We’ll have a water station at the 5k turn-around (just south of the intersection of 188th Street and Airport Boulevard). The 10k course runs counter clockwise around the Arlington airport on the airport trail. This course is a 50/50 mix of paved and trail running. We’ll have a water station at the 3 mile point and you can also grab water at the 5k turn around location. Jogging strollers are welcome on both courses.

    We have trophies for the 5k Men’s Overall finisher, the 5k Women’s Overall finisher, the 10k Men’s Overall finisher, and the 10k Women’s Overall finisher (4 trophies). We also have placement ribbons for the 1st, 2nd & 3rd place finishers in the various age brackets (14 and under, 15-19, 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and 70+).  Awards will be handed out about noon (as soon as we have enough 5k finishers to start handing out awards) and the 10k awards will be given immediately after the 5k awards ceremony.  We should be done with everything about 12:30p.

    The proceeds will be given to the local chapter of Toys for Tots to put toys in the hands of local kids this Christmas.

    Early Registration is open now – and if you register early you’ll save $5, but this savings ends Saturday night (November 21st). You can register online at Active.com or day of race registration opens at 9:45a on Saturday the 5th.

  4. 2015 Airport Run for HOPE! Race Results Posted

    Another beautiful day to run in the Puget Sound area! The rain held off until the event was over and we had near perfect temperature. Thank you for your participation. The monies raised by the registration fee will be donated to Housing Hope to help them with their mission to help individuals and families in Snohomish County who need housing assistance – and they go WAY beyond that. I am amazed at the wonderful work these people do. If you get a chance, check out their website and learn more – or better yet drop by their offices in Everett and see things for yourself.

    It will take me several days to get the photos from today’s run processed and uploaded. It’s a busy week, but I’ll do what I can to get them for you as soon as possible.

    Wowzers we had some fast times at today’s run. The 10k runners were on FIRE! A tad slower than our club record for the 10k of 34’48.18 set by Kevin Saur at the 2014 River & Rails Run and 17’38.43 for the 5k set by Dan Edmonds at the 2013 Walk & Roll Run.

    Here’s the top finishers:

    5k Men: Evan Rassoumoff with a blistering time of 20’36.90
    5k Women: Donna Beard with a time of 23’31.30
    10k Men: Duane Oftendahl with a rabbit like time of 39’01.90
    10k Women: Miran McCash with an equally impressive time of 42’36.84

    To see the full results, visit the RESULTS tab the 2015 Run for HOPE! then scroll down a bit to find the results.

    Our next event is Saturday, December 5th at 11:00a. The same location, same courses but the proceeds will go to the local chapter of Toys for Tots. This is a real fun event and you’ll have a blast – who’s not in a good mood kicking off the Christmas season running and raising money to put toys in the hands of local kids. We will also be collecting toys so if you want to bring a toy …. feel free to do so.
     

     

  5. 2015 Rescue Run Results Posted

    It was a good day to run, the weather was decent: not too windy, just a little sprinkle and near perfect temperature. We had a good turnout and with near record attendance for this event. This marks the 3rd year we’ve held the Rescue Run, we hope to gain momentum each year. Thank you for your participation. The monies raised by the registration fee will be donated to the Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue Operations Support Unit. They provide communications, coordination and food support for the search and rescue efforts. We are proud to partner with them again this year.

    Here’s the top finishers:

    5k Men: Azusa Otawa with a time of 23’01.27
    5k Women: Jessica Sommerfield with a time of 23’03.37
    10k Men: Luke McQuade with a time of 57’37.27
    10k Women: Kit Russell with a time of 58’51.71

    To see the full results, visit the RESULTS tab and scroll down to the 2015 Rescue Run results.

     

     

  6. Registration Open for the 2015 Rescue Run – September 19th at 9:00a

    Rescue-Run-LogoThe 2015 Rescue Run is fast approaching. El Niño has given us great weather this summer and promises to continue the streak, unfortunately that great weather resulted in a lot of fires in Washington and a taxing of emergency services. Join ARC in raising some money for these folks to help them help others.

    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).

    The venue for the 2015 Rescue Run is near the Arlington Airport Office located at 18204 59th Avenue NE; Arlington, WA 98223. That’s just across the street from Skookum Brewery or right by Ellie’s Restaurant at the Airport (which is a fantastic place to eat). The registration process (day of race and picking up your pre-registered packets, getting your event shirt and all) will be close to our START/FINISH gate.

    Day of Race registration opens at 7:45a, the race starts at 9:00 for the 10k and 9:10 for the 5k. We will start handing out awards about 10:00a (as soon as enough 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 4 trophies total – 2 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.

    Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue Operations Support Unit puts on a great feast – after all, that’s a big part of what they do to help in the Search and Rescue process.

    There’s plenty of parking around the Arlington Airport Office and restroom facilities at the Arlington Airport Office as well. A word to the wise, there is limited restroom facilities at the Arlington Airport Office so don’t wait until the last minute or you’ll be standing in the restroom line instead of the starting line.

  7. Arlington Pedal-Paddle-Puff Triathlon on July 4th

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    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

    Register for the 2015 Pedal-Paddle-Puff online at Active.com

  8. Oso Mudslide Memorial 5k Run in Darrington CANCELLED

    As you may have heard, the Leadership Class at the Darrington High School were going to host a 5k event on Saturday, May 30th but the event was cancelled due to illness. No other information is available. So if you were planning on going to Darrington for this event, it has been called off. Hopefully there will be an event next year and I’ll update the website as I get more info.

  9. 2015 Walk & Roll Run Results Posted

    I’ve uploaded the official race result to the website, you can go to the RESULTS tab and click on the appropriate event to find your results. It was a great day, I had lots of fun and it looked like everyone else did. Things seemed to go very smoothly and other than a little drizzle, it was a great day.

    I’ll be out of town until May 26th and I’m not sure how much time I’ll have in front of my laptop to update the website, but this should get you what you’re looking for until I get more time.

    I’d like to invite you to the Oso Mudslide Memorial 5k Run hosted by the Leadership Team at the Darrington High School. This is their senior project and also raises monies for scholarships to those affected by the mudslide. The cost for the event $20 and they’re only doing day of race registration. Day of Race registration opens at 8:45a and the race starts at 10:00a. The registration/start/finish are is at Whitehorse Community Park located at Highway 530 and North Mountain Road.

    I think it’s going to be a good event and certainly a worthwhile cause. I’ll be there with my stopwatch and timing gear to do what I can to help them have a successful event. I hope to see you there.

  10. 2015 Walk & Roll Run is coming – May 16th

    EagleWings Walk & RollThe 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 12 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.