Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Lake Padden Trail Half Marathon and more...

From Bellingham runners Al Coyle, Kevin Douglas and Dean Taylor comes the brand new Lake Padden Trail Half Marathon, kids XC race and "Anna's Lake Walk"

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Date: Saturday October 22, 2011

The Course 13.1

Join your fellow trail runners for this exciting, first of its kind trail half marathon in Whatcom County, Northwest Washington. The race starts along the scenic setting of beautiful Lake Padden and makes its way up and through the forested single track trails (see course map). Guaranteed stunning lake views! At last, the fun and challenging trail half marathon we have all been waiting for! Pre registration only.


We encourage everyone to carpool if at all possible, parking will be limited.


There will be two aid stations along the course that will provide water and gu2o

Race Photos

Your photo will be taken along the course by Fallen Leaf imaging for purchase. All proceed will go back to the Anna Brulotte Memorial Foundation

Post race

Join the post race party lakeside for recovery food and friends.

Massage Therapist Theron Eirish and staff will be on hand to do post race recovery massage.

Awards & random prizes:

Awards will be given to top male and female, top male and female masters, top 3 in each ten year age category.

Random prizes will be awarded various runners which including weekend getaways, running shoes, apparel, massages, dining certificates and more!

Sponsors & Support

Thanks to: Oltman Insurance, Northwest Dental, Fairhaven Runners, Whatcom Events, City of Bellingham Parks and Recreation, Cascade Radio Group, Greater Bellingham Running Club, Skagit Running Club, Whatcom Support Officers, Great Harvest Bread, Bellingham Herald, Rainshadow Running, Falling Leaf Imaging, Fairhaven Bike and Ski, Graphic Nineteen,

The Foundation

The Anna Brulotte Foundation was created to bring awareness to the tragedies of distracted driving. 2year old Anna Brulotte was killed by a distracted teen driver on 9/30/10. Visit: www.annabrulottememorialfoundation.org

Kids Cross Country Race

This youth cross country race will be 2 miles in distance and is open to grades 4 through 8 only. The course will wind through the infields of the Padden ball fields and a loop through the lower single track trails and back. This will prove to be a challenging and rewarding course for the youth runners.

Anna’s Lake Walk

Join us for a casual walk around Padden with family and friends. This 2.6 mile lake walk was designed to honor the name of Anna and bring awareness to the community about the dangers of distracted driving. The walk will be opened by our Mayor Dan Pike and will be declared Anna’s day.

"One of Anna's favorite things to do was go on walks. We live right by the railroad trail, so we walked it often. Anna loved being in the stroller or walking herself. She really enjoyed seeing all the things in the woods and would often point them out. During the summer we would walk up there and pick blackberries and thimbleberries. Part of the reason I was crossing the street when she was killed was because I wanted to walk with her to the park since she loved walking so much. I want to do the lake Padden walk in her memory to honor her and raise awareness about the horrific consequences of distracted, aggressive driving. I think that the beautiful scenery around Lake Padden lends itself to reflecting on the fragility of human life and the great power we have to take that life when we get behind the wheel of the car. Whether you’re walking or pushing a stroller, we want you to come walk with us." -- Melissa Brulotte, Anna’s mother