Saturday, June 2, 2012

Rainier to Ruston Half Marathon Pre-Race Report

We are sitting on a school bus in the super-cute town of Orting, waiting to be shuttled to the start. Lots of chirpy, excited people, including a lot of volksmarchers -- mom would be so proud!!!!

We waited until the final hour to register for the race, but I am already glad we did.

The larger race goes all the way from Mount Rainier to Ruston Way in Tacoma. Some hardy souls will do it as an ultra, more will do it as a relay. Others are doing a marathon, while we're doing a half. The course follows the old railway line -- some of it paved, some of it very,very muddy. Not sure what our split will be.

The race is raising money for trail maintenance and preservation, which I like.

We were out later than was prudent last night, so we are feeling a bit the worse for wear. So I'm not sure how this is gonna go. But we made it to the start, which feels like an achievement in and of itself!

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