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Washington > End of the Decade Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K & 5K
Rochester, WA



Sunday, December 27, 2009

Event Details

Runners should be ready for a cold and possibly wet weather race at the inaugural running of Washington's End of the Decade Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, 10-Mile and 1-Mile race, which organizers promise as an extra-special event that will take place only once every ten years -- so if you don't run it this year, your next chance will be in 2019!

The race starts and finishes at Swede Hall on Albany Street in Rochester, a small town of roughly 12,000 residents here in the central western part of the state. From the starting line, runners follow a route that race organizers describe as "90 percent flat" along the paved country roads in and around the town, with a few small rolling hills distributed out along the route.

Race Weather & Climate

Located among mountainous central Washington state, just over 80 miles southwest of Seattle, the town of Rochester typically experiences quite cold weather conditions in the early winter, and rain and/or snow or other frozen precipitation is a possibility this time of year. In December, the town's average monthly temperatures range between 46°F and 34°F, while precipitation amounts average just over 9 inches for the month.


$45 for the half marathon


To reserve your spot in the winter 2009 running of Rochester's End of the Decade Marathon, Half Marathon, 10-mile, 10K, 5K or 1-mile race, register online at SignMeUp.com.



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