I officially signed up for a new state race this coming January 30th in Issaquah, Washington. I’ll be in Seattle for work the week prior, so I went ahead and took the opportunity to spend an extra night and hit a half of a half marathon (6.55 mi) trail run called the Blast from the Past race at Taylor Mountain.
Outside of treadmills in my hotel or a few runs around Pike Place market, I’ve never run outside of the city of Seattle. I love trail runs and I’m really looking forward to kicking off the new year with a new state right off the bat.
The pictures of the single track for this race look awesome and the race description promises nice views of Mt. Rainier. I know this one will be a little more scenic than my neighborhood runs in Georgia.
I’ll be sure to take some pictures and video and post them along with a race review after I’m done.
It’s nice to think that I could kill a few birds with one stone in a few races along the way towards my fifty state goals. I’ll maintain a list here of the ones I’m aware of so others can benefit. If you know of others, please let me know and I’ll add it here.
Race: Mississippi River Marathon
Date: Feb 13, 2016
States Covered: Arkansas and Mississippi
Race: Run The Line Half Marathon
Date: Feb 21, 2016
States Covered: Texas and Arkansas
Race: Eastern States Twenty Mile
Date: March 26, 2016
States Covered: Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts
Race: Bristol Half & Half
Date: April 2016
States Covered: Virginia and Tennessee
Race: The Fargo Marathon
Date: May 21, 2016
States Covered: North Dakota and Minnesota
Race: Cal-Neva Marathon
Date: October 8, 2016
States Covered: California and Nevada
Race: Run The Bridge
Date: November 6, 2016
States Covered: Philadelphia and New Jersey
Go fast enough to get there, but slow enough to see. – Jimmy Buffett