In Unity We Run Marathon and Half Marathon - 2017

Saturday, November 04, 2017, 8:00 AM

Kent, WA 98032

I really appreciate the efforts of my volunteers from: Checking runners in, collecting donations, setting up aid stations, taking pictures, monitoring the course, manning the aid stations, gathering results and more. If you would like to volunteer: Just let me know - you may even get a T-Shirt out of it - no promises though.

We said we would never forget, and over a decade later we still remember 9/11. This year will mark the 16th anniversary of 9/11 - let us honor the lives lost by supporting a local foundation, cause or organization.

New this year (2017) The Marathon will be running the Half Marathon course twice. Some will like this some will not.

EARLY START - REMEMBER YOU WILL/MAY BE SELF SUPPORTED FOR THE FIRST 13 MILES.

OFFICIAL EARLY START 7:00 AM   ---  (RUNNERS NEEDING 5 HOURS AND 15 MINUTES - 6 HOURS AND 15 MINUTES) 

OFFICIAL SUPER EARLY START 6:30 AM   ---  (RUNNERS NEEDING 6 HOURS AND 15 MINUTES - 6 HOURS AND 45 MINUTES) 

OFFICIAL SUPER SUPER EARLY START 6:00 AM  ---  (RUNNERS NEEDING 6 HOURS AND 45 MINUTES - 7 HOURS AND 15 MINUTES) 

(RUNNERS NEEDING 7 HOURS AND 15 MINUTES PLUS -  SELF START AS EARLY AS YOU CAN) * I WILL NOT GET TO START UNTIL 6:00 AM.

TURN AROUND AID STATION WILL OPEN AROUND 8:15AM AND WILL SHUT DOWN AT 12:00 NOON - BE PREPARED TO BE SELF SUPPORTED BEFORE AND AFTER THIS. FINISH LINE WILL START TAKING DOWN AT 1:15 PM. I EXPECT WE WILL ALL BE GONE BEFORE 2:00 PM

In Unity We Run Marathon and Half Marathon - 2017
                       THIS WILL NOT BE A BOSTON MARATHON QUALIFYING RACE THIS YEAR (2017)

                                              Saturday, November 04, 2017, 8:00 AM

Bib Numbers will be finalized Wednesday 11/01/17. Mention your number for quickest check in on race day.

Volunteers: I can always use more - my biggest need at the present time is for volunteers to write down times for the Marathon and Half Marathon Finishers. I/We will be announcing times- just need them written down.

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We said we would never forget, and a decade later we still remember 9/11. This year will mark the 16th anniversary of 9/11 - let us honor the lives lost by supporting a local foundation, cause or organization.

Runners need to email:

barrick@greenrivermarathon.com

First and last name, City and State, DOB, age on November 04, 2017, sex, best (Full or Half Marathon time) and predicted (Full or Half Marathon time.)

COST: $20.00

SUGGESTED DONATION PAYABLE ON Day Of Race.  Proceeds will go to Northwest Harvest or a local food bank.

ALL the donations collected will go to a charity - Food Bank or Northwest Harvest etc.

I have a few shirts which I am donating to this race - left over from the Green River Marathon (6/3/17).

Volunteers of IUWR (who did not get one from GRM this year) may/will get one until I run out - no promises though.

NOTE: NONE OF YOUR DONATIONS WILL GO TOWARDS PURCHASING A SHIRT - ALL TO NW HARVEST!

What to bring day of race:

-water bottle (cups are not supplied at aid stations)

Course

Start and finish will be at 19970 Russell Rd, Kent, WA 98032 - Three Friends Fishing Hole.

The sign-in table is at a large picnic shelter at the end of the parking lot.

1/2 marathon will be out and back  ~ 6.57 miles South on the Green River Trail and finish where you started. Full Marathon will continue with another out and back on the Green River Trail South  ~ 6.57 miles and finish where you started.

Google was giving some runners bad driving directions to the start in 2015 + 2016. So sorry for the runners who missed the race.

I am just going to write this: You are required to print these instructions if you are not 100% confident you know where the start is. I do not know how or why this location is not found by GPS by some - me included - depending on my location at the time?

EASY DIRECTIONS TO THE START LINE OF “IN UNITY WE RUN”

**** FROM I-5 ****

1 - Take Exit 152 onto Orillia Rd (not onto S 188th St)

2 - Go downhill toward the Kent Valley on Orillia Rd

3 - After about a half mile, take the first available left onto S 200th St

4 - After another half mile you will cross the Green River and take an immediate right onto 58th Pl S

5 - Follow 58th Pl S a short distance into the parking lot.

The sign-in table is at a large picnic shelter at the end of the parking lot.

**** FROM HWY 167 ****

1 - Take the S 212th St Exit (WinCo exit) and go west (not uphill) onto S 212th St.

2 - Go about 3.5 miles completely across the Kent Valley on S 212th St and further as it continues uphill as Orillia Rd S (If you reach I-5, you have gone about a half mile too far.)

3 - Take a right onto S 200th St.

4 - After about a half mile you will cross the Green River and take an immediate right onto 58th Pl S

5 - Follow 58th Pl S a short distance into the parking lot.

New this year (2017) The Marathon will be running the Half Marathon course twice. Some will like this some will not.

EARLY START - REMEMBER YOU WILL/MAY BE SELF SUPPORTED FOR THE FIRST 13 MILES.

OFFICIAL EARLY START 7:00 AM   ---  (RUNNERS NEEDING 5 HOURS AND 15 MINUTES - 6 HOURS AND 15 MINUTES) 

OFFICIAL SUPER EARLY START 6:30 AM   ---  (RUNNERS NEEDING 6 HOURS AND 15 MINUTES - 6 HOURS AND 45 MINUTES) 

OFFICIAL SUPER SUPER EARLY START 6:00 AM  ---  (RUNNERS NEEDING 6 HOURS AND 45 MINUTES - 7 HOURS AND 15 MINUTES) 

(RUNNERS NEEDING 7 HOURS AND 15 MINUTES PLUS -  SELF START AS EARLY AS YOU CAN) * I WILL NOT GET TO START UNTIL 6:00 AM.

TURN AROUND AID STATION WILL OPEN AROUND 8:15AM AND WILL SHUT DOWN AT 12:00 NOON - BE PREPARED TO BE SELF SUPPORTED BEFORE AND AFTER THIS. FINISH LINE WILL START TAKING DOWN AT 1:15 PM. I EXPECT WE WILL ALL BE GONE BEFORE 2:00 PM

AGAIN THIS YEAR (2017)

If you want/insist on starting early - start when ever you want - but remember, it is dark so you must carry a flashlight when starting early.

THIS WILL NOT BE A BOSTON MARATHON QUALIFYING RACE THIS YEAR (2017)

Bathrooms will open at 6:30 AM.

We said we would never forget, and a decade later we still remember 9/11. This year will mark the 16th anniversary of 9/11 - let us honor the lives lost by supporting a local foundation, cause or organization.

Course map:

Map of course. 

Support

TURN AROUND AID STATION WILL OPEN AROUND 8:15AM AND WILL SHUT DOWN AT 12:00 NOON - BE PREPARED TO BE SELF SUPPORTED BEFORE AND AFTER THIS. FINISH LINE WILL START TAKING DOWN AT 1:15 PM. I EXPECT WE WILL ALL BE GONE BEFORE 2:00 PM

Aid stations will be at the turn a rounds ~ (6.55, 13.1 and 19.65 miles) and will have water and Gatorade. No cups - you need to carry a water bottle.

If you want to volunteer let me know and I will put you to work.

THERE ARE BATHROOMS AT THE START AND ALONG THE RUN.

ALL the donations collected will go to a charity - Food Bank or Northwest Harvest etc.

TURN AROUND AID STATION WILL OPEN AROUND 8:15AM AND WILL SHUT DOWN AT 12:00 NOON - BE PREPARED TO BE SELF SUPPORTED BEFORE AND AFTER THIS. FINISH LINE WILL START TAKING DOWN AT 1:15 PM. I EXPECT WE WILL ALL BE GONE BEFORE 2:00 PM

RACE CALENDAR (Other Races I put On)

Confirmation Lists

FULL MARATHON

1 Angela Robertson
2 Boram Kim
3 Bruce deJong
4 Christopher Gregory
5 Christy Hammond
6 Eric Carlson
7 Jean-Gael Reboul
8 John Vinson
9 Linda Walter
10 Marianna Beadles
11 Shaozhi He
12 Steve  Barrick
13 Susie Ro

HALF MARATHON

1 Anneke Lee
2 Anthony Lee
3 Bonnie Gilbert
4 Cailen Guhl
5 Jeni Watson
6 Jeremy Garberg
7 Julie Whalen
8 Laura Sutherland
9 Lisa Biermann
10 Marie Schaff
11 Naresh Thapa
12 Nate Sutherland
13 Ngocman Carlson
14 Sacia Vik
15 Stephanie Puckett

Volunteers (2016 listed - will update)

1 Daniel Sparkmon
2 Dave Edgeworth
3 Keith Collingwood
4 Marcus Moore
5 Samantha Moore
6 Stephanie Cautard
7 Steve Barrick
8 Theresa Cautard

Last updated 09/25/2017

In Unity We Run Marathon and Half Marathon and all volunteers are not responsible for any injuries or deaths. The In Unity We Run Marathon and Half Marathon is a free run; the aid is free, the run is free, there are no bib numbers, there are no awards, and no one is paid. This is a low key run amongst friends. If you require special assistance or are unsure of your abilities please think twice about running 26.2 or 13.1 miles, unless you take necessary precautions. You must have medical clearance from your doctor before you begin any exercise program or running in any marathon or half marathons. It is not our intent for anyone to get hurt while running the In Unity We Run Marathon and Half Marathon.