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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 2015 River & Rails Run Results posted.

    Although this was the 10th annual River & Rails Run we’ve had, this was the first time Royal Family Kids Camp was our host charity – and what a fantastic first showing. Most of our River & Rails Run events have between 80-120 participants. Last year we set a record with 153 people participating – it was very exciting to have so many show up to run and give support to Cocoon House – which works with troubled teens in Snohomish County. Since Cocoon House was the host charity for 10 years, we thought it was time to help another deserving charity. We think working with Royal Family Kids is a great choice. They have a very similar calling – helping kids.

    Yesterday we had 163 people cross the finish line and we had 190 people register. That number blows us away! We’re excited to partner with RFKC and excited to see what next year’s event will look like. We hope the weather is a bit more cooperative next year.

    Here’s the top finishers:

    5k Men: Ryan Abdalla with a time of 19’02.71
    5k Women: Kiley Suter with a time of 23’35.68
    10k Men: Paul Abdalla with a time of 37’05.99
    10k Women: Amanda Plowman with a time of 48’08.93

    To see the full results, visit the RESULTS tab the 2015 River & Rails Run results should be at the top of the page.

     

     

  4. 2015 River & Rails 5k/10k Charity Event – March 21st at 10:00a

    In just a few weeks we will start our 2015 running event season with the River & Rails Run. This is a popular venue. It features an out and back course running on the Centennial Trail north of Arlington, which is a paved course. It’s very fast course and I know you’ll love. Most of the club records were set on this course.

    If you pre-register you can pick the size and gender of your event shirt (we even have kids sizes this year). If you pre-register before 11:59p on Saturday, March 14th you’ll save $5. You can register online until Thursday night (March 19th) or you can register the day of the event; however, event shirts will be given on a first come, first served basis but we rarely run out of event shirts.

    Like all the events we do at Arlington Runners Club, the proceeds from the event go to a local host charity which reaches into our community in ways we could not do ourselves. I’d like to introduce you to the host charity and recipient of the proceeds from the River & Rails Run – Royal Family Kids Camp. Royal Family Kids is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation founded in 1990.  Cedar Park Church in Bothell hosts a Royal Family Kids Camp each year.

    Each year, over 3 million children are abused – Royal Family KIDS extends Christian love and care to abused & neglected children.

    Cedar Park Church is excited to sponsor Royal Family Kids’ Camp, a week-long overnight camp for abused and neglected foster children ages 7 to 11! Our camp will be held this summer, July 6-10, 2015.

    The goal of Royal Family Kids’ Camps (RFKC) is to create positive memories for children who have been abused and neglected in order to introduce them to God’s love. RFKC is an international non-profit organization and Cedar Park is excited to sponsor a local camp! Camp gives abused and neglected children an opportunity to enjoy one week when they can be safe and happy like all children should be. Because some of these children would be unable to succeed in a regular camp setting, RFKC is designed with their needs in mind and its staff are specially trained. Volunteers are dedicated to giving these children a week of happy memories and hope for the future.

    Caring counselors and surrogate “aunts and uncles”, “grandmas and grandpas” show them what it feels like to belong to a loving family. Each summer, these children can enjoy just being kids with swimming, rock climbing, arts & crafts, woodworking, singing, games, great meals and so much more. They feel safe, loved, special… and this week of positive memories can last a lifetime.

    Most of our campers have never celebrated their birthday, so we hold A Birthday Party for all of the Campers at the Camp with Birthday Boxes filled with small gifts to celebrate each and every child’s special day, a time of cake, games and presents where they are constantly affirmed through compassionate care and love.

    Find out more information at: http://www.rfkcbothell.com

     
    Here’s a couple of video clips from the Royal Family Kids website to help you know more about this organization and what they do.

    Samantha’s Story on how Royal Family KIDS Camp can change a life:

    What Does Hope Look Like? Three Sisters, One Story of HOPE:

  5. Oso United Christmas Run Photos Posted

    My heartfelt thanks for everyone who joined us at this event. Together we raised $2,317.88 for the Oso community. Add that to the $36,742.08 we raised at the Oso United Mudslide Benefit Fun Run in April and that makes a total of $39,059.96 raised this year to help our brothers and sisters recovering from the Oso mudslide. A great accomplishment and this was a fantastic end to a very difficult year for our community.

    Yeah, I know the race was almost 2 months ago, but better late than never. I’m very grateful to Gary Lingenfelter who took the photos. I realize these photos should have been posted a LONG time ago, but life has been busy and I’m a little forgetful. Actually, I remember, but not when I’m in front of my laptop. Thanks for being patient. I sought out a termagant to make sure I get things done in a more timely manner this year.

    The Arlington Runners Club is a 100% volunteer organization. This club is our way of inviting you to a better and fitter lifestyle through the fellowship of other runners, joggers and walkers. As soon as the checks clear and the last of the Active registration deposits happen, the registration monies will be donated to the Oso Mudslide Relief Fund which is local and administered by the Oso Community Church (which was, and is, integral to the search, rescue and recovery efforts) and continue to be a source for local folks affected by the tragedy of March 22, 2014. ARC is proud to have you as a partner in this endeavor. Individually we can make a difference, but together we can really make an impact.

  6. 2015 River & Rails Registration is now open

    2015-River-&-Rails-LogoThe 2015 River & Rails Run registration link is now active.  I still have to create the registration for the other events, but this will allow you to start registering for the 2015 River & Rails Run.

    If you missed the announcement, this year we are only doing pre-registration through Active.com.  If you’d like to complete a paper registration form the old school way, you can do that on the day of the event but if you’d like to take advantage of pre-registering and reserving an event shirt – you’ll have to do it online.

    You might ask why the change?  First of all, it’s more secure.  Active is a secure process and an efficient way to register for an event.  It’s also more secure in that Active deposits the registration funds directly into our account.  Last year we lost about $300 due to someone stealing our mail and cashing the check.  As a result, I purchased a locking mailbox but direct deposit is even more secure.  It’s also less stress on me – I don’t have to fret over getting a check and losing it or accidentally shredding it when I shred other mail – it has happened (oops).

    One thing I don’t like about registering online with Active.com is the default answers to subscribing to their newsletters.  The default answer is that you DO want to receive their various newsletters.  If you’re like me and already receive enough email you don’t read be sure to uncheck those pesky boxes.  You can also go to your Active account and change your subscription preferences.

    One of the exciting (for me, I know, I have a pathetic life if I get excited about this) using Active.com also allows YOU and ARC to know what event shirt you’ll be getting.  I am also able to add more types of event shirts.  So you can pick between Youth sizes, Women’s sizes or Men’s sizes.  We can also offer larger sized shirts (like 2XL or larger) and perhaps in the future you can decide if you want a cotton shirt or a poly-tech shirt.

    We’d love it if you registered now. (Click HERE to register for the 2015 River & Rails Run.)

  7. Oso United Christmas Run Results

    The OFFICIAL race results are finally available. Let me know if you see something wrong (I’m human and sometimes it’s hard to read the handwriting). Many, many thanks to Gary Lingenfelter for taking event photos; as well as our other volunteers – many coming forward at the last minute because they knew we needed help. I’ll get the photos processed and uploaded as soon as possible, but it will take awhile.

    It was a blustery day and we had to nail the canopies down to keep them from blowing away, and the wind was blowing the START/FINISH sign out parallel to the ground.   It was a light turnout for our Christmas Run; we normally are pushing 300 participants but this year we only had 128 cross the finish line.  Thirty-nine (39) people finish the 10k and eighty-nine (89) finishers in the 5k.  The Murray family was well represented with Jonathon Murray setting a new 5k record with a lightning fast time of 16’22.02 and Sarah finishing first in the Women’s 5k.  Duane Oftedahl repeated as 1st place overall in the 10k (he also took 1st place at the Airport Run for HOPE! in October).

    Here’s the top finishers:

    • 5k Men: Jonathon Murray with a record breaking time of 16’22.02
    • 5k Women: Sarah Murray with a time of 23’48.90
    • 10k Men: Duane Oftedahl with a time of 38’25.81
    • 10k Women: Jacalyn Gross with a time of 40’18.14

     
    To see the full results, visit the RESULTS tab and scroll down to the 2014 Christmas Run results.

    The Arlington Runners Club is a 100% volunteer organization. This club is our way of inviting you to a better and fitter lifestyle through the fellowship of other runners, joggers and walkers. As soon as the checks clear and the last of the Active registration deposits happen, the registration monies will be donated to the Oso Mudslide Relief Fund which is local and administered by the Oso Community Church (which was, and is, integral to the search, rescue and recovery efforts) and continue to be a source for local folks affected by the tragedy of March 22, 2014. ARC is proud to have you as a partner in this endeavor. Individually we can make a difference, but together we can really make an impact.

    Thank you for joining us at this event. Together we raised $2,317.88 for the Oso community. Add that to the $36,742.08 we raised at the Oso United Mudslide Benefit Fun Run in April and that makes a total of $39,059.96 raised this year to help our brothers and sisters recovering from the Oso mudslide. A great accomplishment and this was a fantastic end to a very difficult year for our community.

  8. Oso United Christmas Run – Saturday, December 6th @ 11:00a

    Oso-United-Christmas-RunTis the season to be jolly, and we’re kicking off the Christmas season with our annual Christmas Run. This year we’ll be donating the proceeds to our brothers and sisters in Oso who are still recovering from the disastrous mudslide on March 22nd. The START/FINISH area is located behind the Stillaguamish Athletic Club located at 4417 172nd Street NE in Arlington/Smokey Point. 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.

    If you were at the Airport Run for HOPE on October 19th, we’ll be running the same venue. The 5k event is an out and back course which uses the bike trail on 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 Oso Mudslide Relief Fund administered by the Oso Community Chapel. They’re very tuned into the needs of the community and where the monies can be utilized best.

    Early Registration is open now – and if you register early you’ll save $5, but this savings ends Saturday night (November 29th). You can register online at Active.com or day of race registration opens at 9:45a on Saturday the 6th.

     

    Even in light of the tragedies in our community this year, we still have so much for which to be thankful.  Hope to see you!

  9. 2014 Airport Run for HOPE! Results

    Once again, we started the day with a little drizzly rain but it didn’t stop us from running. It was one of our smaller attendances with only 43 5k finishers and 23 10k finishers. The times were good and we all had a great time running.

    The weather didn’t really cooperate as it was W-I-N-D-Y but not as windy as last year’s Rescue Run. The runners had to battle the wind on the final leg along Airport Boulevard which caused them to have slightly slower pace – but the times were pretty good, especially taking in the wind conditions.

    Housing Hope took photos for the event, but I don’t have them to post yet. As soon as I get the photos I’ll upload them and get a link so you can see them. If you have photos you’d like to share please send them my way and I’ll get them up for everyone to see.

    Here’s the top finishers:

    • 5k Men: Greg Waters with a time of 19’53.27
    • 5k Women: Rhonda Warrick with a time of 24’18.02
    • 10k Men: Duane Oftedahl with a time of 38’27.46
    • 10k Women: Vicki Powers-Stiles with a time of 56’25.65

     
    To see the full results, visit the RESULTS tab and scroll down to the 2014 Airport Run for HOPE! results.

  10. 2014 Rescue Run – A beautiful day to RUN!

    Keven Babbit AKA the Stroller Guy, 5k Men's Overall was the fastest 5k runner ... and pushing a stroller.

    Keven Babbit AKA the Stroller Guy, 5k Men’s Overall was the fastest 5k runner … and pushing a stroller.

    We started the day with a little marine layer fog but it didn’t quench our spirit. We doubled last year’s attendance, maybe slightly more than double. It was a beautiful day in Arlington, almost too beautiful because I think some people stayed away to do last minute work in their yards or take advantage of perhaps the last beautiful weekend in the Pacific Northwest.

    We faced a few challenges, seems like we have faced a challenge every time we’ve used the airport trail in the last 3 years. The 10k route started with about 800 meters of out and back running before heading around the airport trail in a counter-clockwise loop around the airport. We did a staggered start with the 10k runners starting 10 minutes before the 5k runners; however, not all the 10k runners had made it back (and past) the start gate which made the 5k start a bit chaotic (sorry about that).

    We had a first today, Miran McCask was the first runner to cross the finish line in the 10k event.  It’s surprising that it’s taken us this long to have a female take the top spot in either event.  Congratulations Miran!  Way to go.

    I didn’t have a photographer today, so unfortunately no photos to post. If you have photos you’d like to share please send them my way and I’ll get them up for everyone to see.

    Here’s the top finishers:

    • 5k Men: Kevin Babbit with a time of 24’39.74
    • 5k Women: Elizabeth Malinak with a time of 26’47.90
    • 10k Men: Scott hale with a time of 46’44.65
    • 10k Women: Miran McCask with a time of 45’51.74

     
    To see the full results, visit the RESULTS tab and scroll down to the 2014 Rescue Run results.