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  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

     

     

  7. 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:

  8. 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.

  9. 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.)

  10. 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.