The morning of Saturday, October 19th will be the 3rd running of the Lake Padden Trail Half Marathon in Bellingham, Washington. The course is a delightful mix of single-track horse trails that are steep, technical and challenging -to say the least - and the wide, fast, rolling trail that circumnavigates the lake.
The Lake Padden Trail Half Marathon epitomizes what the community of Bellingham is about: Good people coming together to do something good for themselves all while helping the wellbeing of others. All of the race proceeds will go to benefit Rebound of Whatcom County, a local charity that brings hope and healing to kids and families whose childhoods have been tainted by abuse, poverty and neglect.
Packet pick-up will be held at the Book Fare Café in Village Books in the heart of downtown Fairhaven on Friday evening. I will be there at 5:30pm to give a presentation on my two greatest passions: running and nutrition. So come on over after work, get your race number, mingle with your fellow competitors and join me on what it means to live a wholesome life through diet and lifestyle.
Saturday evening after you clean up and get a nap, join us for the post-race party at Poppe’s 360 Pub. They will be offering an extended Happy Hour with food and drink specials from 4:00-8:00pm on their heated deck. If that is not enticing enough, live music will be played by the bluegrass band, The Pine Hearts- hailing from Olympia, WA- until 8:00pm.
Hurry! Registration closes on Wednesday, October 16th at 11:59pm and there is NO day of race registration. If you are a sponsored runner interested in competing, complimentary lodging will be offered to you at the Lakeway Inn. Please contact me or race director Al Coyle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information and to register or volunteer, visit the Lake Padden Trail Half Web site or the Facebook page.
See you on the starting line!