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February Birthdays Marathon & Half Marathon

Sunday February 6, 2022

So far we will celebrate Brian, Nancy, Sabrina, and Jess.  Let me know if you have a birthday in February.

Run an old favorite First Call course on the Sammamish River Trail.

Start at Bothell Landing Park and run out to Dr. Call's bench and back.  Double out and back for the marathon and single out and back for the half.  If you want to make it a 50K you get to run a third time out to the bathrooms and back.


Coronavirus COVID-19 Expectations

In order to keep everyone healthy and safe please follow these expectations:

  1.  Start in small groups of no more than five people sometime between 7-8 AM.
  2.  Wear a face covering at the start and finish and anytime you encounter others and cannot be six feet apart.
  3.  Bring your own water and snacks for the first 13 miles.  I will have support for you at the half way mark of the marathon.  There will be hand sanitizer available, please use it prior to getting water or snacks.
  4.  None of these courses are closed.  So please follow the traffic signals and be safe.  Also, the course is not marked so either download the map on your phone to follow or follow the directions provided once you register.
  5.  To register, email me your Name, Age on race day, birthdate, and city you are from.  Indicate which distance you want to run.   Bcjill@msn.com
  6.  We should all be finished by 3 PM.  Please send me your time and evidence you ran the course, GPS, Strava, etc.
  7.  Suggested donation, $25. I will have a wood-al (metal) for you when you finish.
  8.  Run and have fun!


Sammamish River Trail

The New Bridge is finally open so we will begin the race at Bothell Landing Park.   Cross the bridge and turn left onto the Sammamish River Trail.
Just after one mile on the trail you will go down a steep hill, veer right to go over a bridge to continue on the Sammamish River Trail.  (If you end up at the UW Bothell campus then you get bonus mileage.)  You know you are on the correct trail as it will take you under highway 405, just keep going on the trail.

At about 2.5 miles the trail takes you through the Wilmot Gateway Park where there is a bathroom and water filling station.  Use it if needed and remember this for the way back when you might be thirsty.

Stay on the trail, heading south for a long time.  Just after 6 miles you will see several large fields on your left, 60 Acres Park.  This means you are getting close to the turn around.  You will go under 116th Ave St. and then just a few tenths of a mile further you will see a bench on your left.  This is Dr. Call's Bench.  Turn around here.  Run back to the start.

If you are doing the half you only do one out and back.  If you are doing the full marathon you get to do the out and back twice.  If you are doing the 50K then you get to go out and back a third time to the bathroom, going all the way to the end of the concrete bulkhead before heading back to the start.

Water and snacks will be available for you at the start/finish and half way point of the marathon.


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