Race Preview: The Rain Run

Photo from www.therainrun.com

Love it or hate it, if you live in the Pacific Northwest you've run in the rain. The Rain Run is embracing our wet climate with a race date chosen specifically because of its likelihood of being a rainy day. If you're ready for a January half marathon in the Seattle area, January 24th is the rainy date. The Rain Run believes "it's better to be running and wet, than sitting and dry." We at Run Oregon can support that philosophy!

Starting in Marymoor Park in Redmond, WA (just outside of Seattle) this chip-timed half marathon includes a finisher’s medal, a Rain Run umbrella, snacks – including cupcakes with sprinkles, and random prize give-aways.  Cupcakes with sprinkles?  I’m willing to embrace the rain for a good cupcake.  What am I saying?  I just ran in the rain this morning – no cupcakes required – but they sure would have helped!

If cupcakes aren’t motivation enough, this race course is said to be FLAT!  The out and back course travels along the scenic Sammamish River trail between Redmond and Woodinville.  This race is limited to just 700 runners, so don’t wait too long to register!  Walkers are welcome, but be aware that the race course will close after 3 1/2 hours.

Did I mention that this half is flat and they have cupcakes? What are you waiting for?  Grab your rain-ready running gear and get registered!

The Rain Run 2015 Details

Date: Saturday, January 24

Time: 9:00 A.M.

Location: Marymoor Park, 6046 West Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE, Redmond, WA

Registration fees: $80   After Jan. 5 price goes up to $85

Shirts: Long sleeved tech shirt  $20

Race Website: Click Here

Registration Link: Click Here

About Annette Vaughan (491 Articles)
Annette Vaughan is a runner and personal trainer in Canby, Oregon. She began running at the age of 30 and became hooked after her first race (even though she is a self-proclaimed slow runner.) She enjoys small local races from 5Ks to half-marathons, with a 30K on the books as her longest run ever. She has also become a huge fan of obstacle course races and just can't get enough of them. Annette is a certified personal trainer, who believes in promoting movement since our bodies were designed to move. The more we move, the better we move and function in everyday life.
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