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Washington > Spring Fitness Half Marathon
Elma, WA



Sunday, April 13, 2008

Event Details

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" for kids. 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.

Race 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.



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