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Category: Running

June
10th

South Sound Running to open new store in Puyallup by July 1

South Sound Running plans to open a new store in downtown Puyallup by July 1, owner Greg Klein said.

The store, located at 115 South Meridian, will be Puyallup’s only running specialty store.

Klein says the store is undergoing final renovations before opening its doors to the public. He says the store is similar in layout to the Tacoma store. South Sound Running also has a store in Olympia.

The store will be managed by Rick Bogatay, an Emerald Ridge High School graduate and 2011 Sound to Narrows champ.

The store is already sponsoring Puyallup races, including the June 22

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June
1st

Cool team names a highlight of the annual 51-mile Rainier to Ruston Rail-Trail Relay race

Blisterin’ Fast, a hastily compiled relay team I ran with today, finished the 51-mile Rainier to Ruston Rail-Trail Relay at about 3:03 p.m. We started at 7 a.m.

I just filed my column for tomorrow’s News Tribune and Olympian and sadly wasn’t able to include comments from several runners I met along the course. One was a team of five women and one man who, at first look, I thought forgot to wear pants. However, what I actually saw from team Rears in Gear was prosthetic butts sewn onto what appeared to be boxer shorts.

Five of the six runners

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May
1st

LoganFest VI adds Mother’s Day Run to May 10-12 event to raise money for two Puyallup children

The sixth annual LoganFest is May 10-12 in Puyallup and is expanding this year to include a Mother’s Day morning 5-kilometer fun run and walk.

Proceeds from LoganFest, which includes a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, go to the families of Carson Elementary third-grader Matthew Halliday-Smith and Ballou Junior High ninth grader Jacoby Miles.

Halliday-Smith is battling neuroblastoma, a form of cancer, and Miles was paralyzed in a gymnastics accident last year.

The race entry is $15 and includes a shirt if you register by Tuesday. The basketball tournament requires a minimum donation of $60 per team for students and $100 for

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April
30th

Local runners to celebrate 59th anniversary of Roger Bannister’s 4-minute mile

Monday is the 59th anniversary of Roger Bannister running the first sub four minute mile and for the 10th year in a row local runners plan to celebrate.

There is no fee to join in the 1-mile run on the Wilson High track, said organizer Yannick Kiefer-Fourage. Anybody who breaks four minutes wins $1,000, he said.

The event record is 4:39, set by former Sound to Narrows champ Eric Tollefson.

Runners of all speeds are invited and the event will begin with a short children’s run.

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April
30th

Tacoma native wins Eugene Marathon

Jaymee Marty, a 45-year-old Tacoma native, won the Eugene Marathon on Sunday.

Marty finished the 26.2-mile race in 2 hours, 48 minutes and 55 seconds. It was her 20th marathon and her first victory.

She told the Eugene Register-Guard that she opted out of running the Boston Marathon to focus on the Eugene race.

“That was the goal here,” said Marty. “And when you run the times that I run, it’s all about who shows up, so I got lucky today. I knew there were a lot of fast women on the list. I thought (my chances) were 50-50. Like

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Feb.
7th

First fundraising run for paralyzed Puyallup gymnast Jacoby Miles set for Feb. 18 at Rogers High

Run for Jacoby, a new 5-kilometer race organizers hope will blossom into an annual event, will take place Feb. 18 at Rogers High School.

In November, Jacoby Miles, a talented 15-year-old gymnast from Puyallup, suffered a neck injury while dismounting the uneven bars. She was paralyzed from the chest down. All proceeds from the run her in her honor will be donated to her family.

Race organizer Rob Hester says he’s not sure if Jacoby will attend the race, but the course will run behind her house.

Only a dozen runners had registered for the race as of

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Nov.
6th

Guerrilla Running Club adds volunteer work to Thanksgiving Oly Trot festivies

Olympia’s Guerrilla Running Club plans to send more than 80 runners to volunteer at the Thurston County Food Bank Nov. 18 in what it hopes will become an annual addition to its annual Thanksgiving run.

The Oly Trot is scheduled for 9 a.m. Thanksgiving, Nov. 22, at Heritage Park and more than 800 runners are expected to participate in the 4-mile race. Runners are asked to bring cash and food donations for the food bank. For more information on the race visit OlyTrot.com.