2021 In Unity We Run Marathon and Half Marathon

Saturday, November 06, 2021

In Unity We Run Marathon and Half Marathon Update (10/18/21)

Please note all things may change because of Covid - please keep checking back here for updates.

The IUWR volunteers and myself have decided to make this year's race more of a "Social Party Atmospheric Event".

Runners will start at Three Friends Fishing Hole and run North until the Costco 180th street bridge (~ 2.2 miles).

Three "Out and Backs" will be a Half Marathon. Six "Out and Backs" will be a Full Marathon. 

Runners may go further out if they desire or even turn back early - the idea is to be around other runners and to socialize as desired.

Everyone will have their GPS watch and run until their desired distance. I will record your time and distance once you finish.

Food details are still in the works. Probably pre-sealed. 

I will/may? be supplying pizza starting around 11:30 or so. Keith mentioned something about pancakes (no promises).

Runners will be encouraged to bring something to share (food wise) if they want to.

Again, this is all subject to Covid protocol.

I have heard the first runner(s?) may be starting as early as 5:30 AM?

I will arrive at the starting area before 6:00 AM.

I will be starting runners who do not believe they will finish their race distance by 2:00 PM.

If anyone feels uncomfortable doing a Mass Start - they are welcome to start on their own at any time.

I am hoping for a 8:00 AM Marathon Mass Start.

I am hoping for a 9:00 AM Half Marathon Mass Start.

I am hoping for a 2:00 PM Race Finish.

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

Zelle payments can be sent to barrick@greenrivermarathon.com

I will probably assign bibs at the start of the race.

I will probably hand out a medal to you when you finish.

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

In Unity We Run Marathon and Half Marathon - 2021

   Saturday, November 06, 2021 (8:00 AM Marathon) (9:00 Half Marathon)

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

Confirmation lists:

Confirmed Entries for 2021

Future races I will put on:

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Runners need to email:

barrick@greenrivermarathon.com

First and last name, City and State, DOB, age on November 06, 2021, 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.

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 8:00 AM? Please do not count on them being open - they always seem to open late. By 9:00 AM probably?

Support

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

I will have an aid station set up near the starting area. Water and Gatorade provided.

PLEASE EXPECT TO BE SELF SUPPORTIVE.


Last updated 10/18/2021

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.