|Washington > Spring Fitness Half Marathon
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Runners get a chance to run through the countryside of this small
Washington State town about a half-hour's drive west of the state
capital Olympia, at the Spring Fitness Half Marathon road race, which
also includes a 10-mile run, 10K and 5K races and a 1-mile "Fun Run"
This year marks the third annual running of the race, which follows a
fast and flat out-and-back course that race organizers
describe as perfect for veteran runners as well as beginning runners.
Open to all levels of participants -- meaning the race is open to
walkers, joggers and runners alike -- the course for the half marathon
(the Spring Fitness Half Marathon also
includes a 10-mile, 10K, 5K and 1-Mile "Fun Run" event) features very
few hills and takes runners almost entirely along paved scenic country
roads throughout Elma's rural roads. The race starts and finishes at
nearby Vance Creek Park, situated off Wenzel Slough Road just south of
the town, with a starting time of 10:00 AM.
Weather & Climate
A city with lots of wet weather virtually year-round except for the
months of July and August, Elma tends to have cool weather in April,
with temperatures that average between 38°F and 61°F.
Rainfall is usually frequent, with an average of nearly 5 inches of
precipitation during the month.
$40 for the half marathon
$30 for the 10-mile race
$25 for the 10K run
$20 for the 5K run
$15 for the 1-mile Fun Run
Reserve your spot in the spring 2008 running of the Spring Fitness Half
Marathon by registering online at SignMeUp.com.
Your Race Story
Ever run in Elma's annual Spring Fitness Half
your impressions and read fellow runners' stories
and tips for the event.
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