2020 In Unity We Run Marathon and Half Marathon

2020 In Unity We Run Marathon and Half Marathon

November 07, 2020

Kent, WA

In Unity We Run Marathon and Half Marathon is a “Social Distancing Run”.

In other words, we want to make it very clear to our participants that it is not just business as usual. We want a run that is safe as can be, and in compliance with Washington State Mandates. We will be insisting on social distancing while the run takes place.

In Unity We Run Marathon and Half Marathon Update (09/11/20)

"Keep It Moving" is the theme for this year's race.

No congregating at the start or finish area.

Runners will start ASAP upon arriving.

Please have your donations ready to turn in or prepaid via Zelle.

Runners are encouraged to leave shortly after they finish their race.

With everyone's cooperation, everything will turn out great.

In Unity We Run Marathon and Half Marathon Update (09/11/20)

  1. IUWR Marathon and Half Marathon is NOT a Boston Qualifying Race for 2020.
  2. IUWR Marathon and Half Marathon course MAY be modified slightly before race day?
  3. IUWR Marathon and Half Marathon course will start at same location and run 6.55 miles south and back.
  4. The turn around will be marked.
  5. IUWR Marathon and Half Marathon is including a Half Marathon option along with the Full Marathon.
  6. IUWR Marathon and Half Marathon will start out as a Virtual Race (Available now 09/11/20).
  7. IUWR Marathon and Half Marathon will be an Actual Race on 11/07/20.
  8. I will be at the start of the race on November 7, 2020.  Just before 6:00 AM.
  9. Runners will start as soon as they arrive. Don’t start before I get there.
  10. Runners should start between 6:00 AM and 8:30 AM on 11/07/20.
  11. Race should be over at 2:00 PM on 11/07/20.
  12. My job will be check in, take donations, parking lot security, and finish line misc.
  13. I will mail the volunteers to tell them our plans and to say they are not needed.
  14. Volunteers/crews will be welcome just to tour the course if they want to.
  15. Runners are welcome to do this as a virtual race and as an actual race. Only 1 donation req.
  16. Not sure how long Virtual Race will last – Up to 11/07/20 and maybe longer?
  17. Any course can be used for the Virtual Race (not just our IUWR Marathon and Half Marathon course).
  18. Face Masks are required before and after running the race.
  19. Social Distancing must be observed at all times (6 feet separation).
  20. Your results will be posted when your $20.00 donation to Northwest Harvest is received.
  21. Please use Zelle to send your donation to: barrick@greenrivermarathon.com
  22. Cash/check will be accepted on 11/07/20. Prefer to use Zelle. Sanitary precautions  encouraged
  23. A check or cash can be sent to my home address (prefer not to use this method – last resort)
  24. YES? porta potty at the start of the race (eliminating germs). Main bathroom should? open at 6:30 AM? Don't count on it though?
  25. NO bibs used. This would make it look more like a larger gathering.
  26. NO chip timing. Hand timing and self – reporting of times.
  27. NO Aid Stations. Runners must carry their own supplies. (Eliminating germs).
  28. NO medals given out for this race (eliminating germs).
  29. Medals are where I have the most struggles at this time. Things may change?
  30. Not sure of the turnouts - so I will be donating the cost of the medals to Northwest Harvest.
  31. After getting this matched twice, this will guarantee Northwest Harvest at least $2500.00.
  32. The need for donations to Northwest Harvest is greater than it has ever been right now. Donations are urgently needed. Your donations will be matched and matched again so that a donation of $20.00 will become $80.00. Also, if racers care to donate more than the initial $20.00, it will be sincerely welcomed.
  33. More updates coming. Please be patient – things may and probably will change.

Thank you

Steve Barrick

In Unity We Run Marathon and Half Marathon - 2020

                                              Saturday, November 07, 2020, 8:00 AM

The Marathon will be running the Half Marathon course twice.

RUNNERS NEEDING 8 PLUS HOURS -  SELF START AS EARLY AS YOU CAN

* I WILL NOT GET TO THE START UNTIL 6:00 AM.

I EXPECT WE WILL ALL BE GONE BEFORE 2:00 PM

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Runners need to email:

barrick@greenrivermarathon.com

First and last name, City and State, DOB, age on November 07, 2020, 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.

What to bring day of race:

-water bottle plus your own aid supplies.

Course

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

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.

**** 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.

I EXPECT WE WILL ALL BE GONE BEFORE 2:00 PM

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

Bathrooms will open at 6:30 AM? Right now there are porta potties at the start. Will update before race day.

Course map:

Not accurate - we will run the first half twice this year for the Marathon.

Map of course. 

Support

I EXPECT WE WILL ALL BE GONE BEFORE 2:00 PM

PLEASE EXPECT TO BE SELF SUPPORTIVE..

RACE CALENDAR (Other Races I put On)

Confirmation Lists

FULL MARATHON

1 Brian Simpson
2 Cheri Pompeo
3 Jill Hudson
4 Keith Hudson
5 Laura Johnson
6 Monte Pascual
7 Scott Sebelsky
8 Steve Barrick
9 Susie Ro
10 Tara Simpson

HALF MARATHON

1 Charlea Sherman
2 David Sherman
3 Jennifer Rozler
4 Kendra Hensley
5 Lindy Hafner

Last updated 09/21/2020

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 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.