Monday, December 10, 2007

Good Tidings at the Christmas Rush

One of my favorite holiday traditions is running in the annual Christmas Rush 10K in Kent, Washington. Now granted, Kent isn't exactly the hot spot of Washington. But this southern King County suburb does have its charms-mainly the greenbelts hugging the Green River. And the course for the Christmas Rush utilizes those greenbelts. This latest race was the event's 25th. Runners were greeted by a cold albeit sunny morning. Over 1,500 runners and walkers participated this year. Race director, Mark Hendrickson with the city of Kent Parks Department does an excellent job putting this race on. I particularly enjoy meeting up with running friends and acquaintances at this event each year as many of the area clubs use it as a holiday get together. Here, Heather and I enjoy hot chocolate and banana bread with the Port Orchard Slugs. Great bunch of runners. Great race. Great Time. See you there again next December.

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