|Washington > End of the Decade Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K
Sunday, December 27, 2009
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.
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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