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Washington > Toe Jam Hill Half Marathon & 5K
Bainbridge Island, WA



Saturday, April 19, 2008

Event Details

Washington state's Bainbridge Island, which lies just across the Puget Sound from Seattle, serves as the backdrop for one of the region's most challenging and scenic half-marathon road races, the Toe Jam Hill Half Marathon & 5K, which is run to benefit the local Boys & Girls Club of Bainbridge Island. The spring 2008 running of the race saw just over 150 runners and walkers come out to compete in both races combined, which was the event's 28th annual running.

From the starting line at Woodbridge Middle School and Sakai Elementary School on Sportsman's Road, the race takes runners along a course that winds its way southward through the island, past Eagle Harbor, Blakely Harbor and South Point. As runners traverse the tree-shaded country roads along the route, including Blakely Avenue, Fort Ward Hill Drive and South Beach Drive, they face the sometimes steep uphills and downhill stretches Bucklin Hill, Old Mill Road Hill and the aptly named Toe Jam Hill, from which the race gets its name.

After making the loop around South Beach along the island's southern point, runners then begin the trek back northward toward the finish line at the middle and elementary schools. While the 5K is open to both runners and walkers, the half-marahton is open to runners only, and begins at 9:30 AM.

Race Weather & Climate

The early months of the year usually bring ample rainfall to the Bainbridge Island area, though April is among its drier months of the year, with nearly 3 1/2 inches of average rainfall. Temperatures tend to be chilly to mild, averaging between 41°F and 59°F during the month.


$35 if registered by March 21, 2008
$45 from March 22 - April 17
$55 on the day of the race


Online registration for the spring 2008 running of the Toe Jam Hill Half Marathon is now closed. Please check back later for updated information on how to register for the 2009 race.



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