Tis 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!