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Edmonds Half Marathon: Part of City's Plan for More Sports Tourism

The marathon is set for Sept. 16. Registration now being accepted.

The Edmonds Economic Commission wants to bring more sports tourism to the city, which is why at tonight's City Council meeeting Mayor Dave Earling will authorize the signing of a contract with the Reinke Sports Group for the inaugural Edmonds Half Marathon.

The event (which also includes a 5K run) is scheduled Sunday, Sept. 16, and the city hopes it becomes an annual event.

The run will start and finish at the Civic Center Playfield, Sixth Avenue North and Bell Street. After going west of Main Street, runners will go south on Third Avenue South to 238th St. SW in Woodway. After traveling through Woodway, runners will head back north on Third Avenue. The route also includes portions of Caspers Street, Sunset Avenue, Olympic View Drive and 84th Ave. W, among other streets.

(See attached PDF for the full route.)

The event is part of the USRA Half Marathon Series Northwest Tour, which includes greater Portland Aug. 4, Yakima July 22 and Tri Cities, next February or March.

Medals and tech shirts will be awarded, and there will be food and a live band after the run.

You can register for the half-marathon at the USRA Web site. The cost is $60 for the half-marathon and $25 for the 5K run through June 30. After that date, the fee is increased by $5.

Libby June 20, 2012 at 07:37 PM
Will there be a 1k fun run for the kids?
Howard Spear June 22, 2012 at 10:24 PM
Please be careful...google Mr. Dean Reinke A concerned runner for other runners
Brian Soergel June 22, 2012 at 10:50 PM
Thanks for the note, Howard. Interesting reading...
Brian Soergel June 22, 2012 at 10:50 PM
Libby: It wasn't announced.
T. Dockins June 23, 2012 at 04:17 AM
I just read the comments via Runner's World and I think it would behoove Mayor Earling to reconsider dealing with Reinke.
Jean June 26, 2012 at 04:03 PM
DO NOT PAY TO ENTER THIS RACE. Google Reinke!!!
Gretchen June 29, 2012 at 10:16 PM
What is the solution if you want to run the event but are concerned with Reinke's business practices? I guess one could wait to pay until closer to the race date, to make sure the event is not cancelled? thoughts???
CMR October 19, 2012 at 11:45 PM
Has there been any information as to whether this event made any money for the City of Edmonds or if it cost them money. Apparently there were very few out-of-towners and not too many entries.
CMR November 21, 2012 at 09:08 PM
Also, someone I know who ran the half marathon has already received an e-mail asking her to sign up now for next year!

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