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Category: Running


New Shake Your Shape Run and Walk coming to Tacoma’s Wright Park

Here is an announcement from the organizers of Tacoma’s newest run, the Shake Your Shape Run and Walk. The first event is scheduled for Sept. 22 at 9 a.m. at Wright Park.

Healthy Communities of Pierce County (HCPC) hosts its first annual Shake Your Shape walk and run at Wright Park in Tacoma, Wash. Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. PT.

“It’s important to help those who don’t normally lead physically active lives to get out there, feel comfortable and have a great time with others in the community,” says Dr. Monica Dixon of Healthy Communities of Pierce

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Four-time Sound To Narrows winner shares course secrets

Many have run the Sound to Narrows more than Curt Corvin, but few have run it better.

In the early 1990s, the Lakewood resident was king of the hills, winning the rolling 12-kilometer race four times.

Few know the course better than the former world-class marathoner. Like many who’ve run and won the event, he calls the Sound to Narrows “the toughest 12K I’ve ever run.”

In 2004, Corvin offered a mile-by-mile look at the 33-year-old race for the 6,000 people who’ll turn out Saturday to run for personal bests, bragging rights or maybe even try to win. Here is

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Man says his daughter was conceived during Sound to Narrows race.

Hope you read this morning’s article on the the Every Timers, the 11-men who have run all 39 Sound to Narrows races and plan to be in the field again on Saturday. It takes some creativity to get to the race every year, it seems, but here’s one of my favorite stories shared by these men.

Mike Thomsen likes to tell people his daughter was conceived during the 20th Sound to Narrows.Yes, you read that correctly. And, no, it’s not what you think.

Thomsen is one of 11 entrants in Saturday’s 40th Sound

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New Peace Out fun run to debut June 2 at Chambers Bay Golf Course

The Peace Out 5k Fun Run & Walk
When: Saturday, June 2, 2012, 9:00 a.m.
Where: Chambers Bay Golf Course public trails. 9850 64th St. W. University Place, WA 98467
Why: Fundraiser for local 501(c)(3) non-profit Peace Out,
Who: Peace Out is a local 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to advancing world-wide philanthropy teaching teens how to use resources available to them now to raise funds for the causes they support. In the process, teens learn about the needs of others in their community and in the world, and learn how to rally their own skills and resources to

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GUIDE: Get marathon ready in 16 weeks

So my fitness column this morning was about cold weather running. Of course, today is gorgeous but the cold is sure to return.

If you are a recreational runner logging 15 or miles per week, you can be ready for for a marathon in as little as 16 weeks, according to Tacoma City Marathon organizer Paul Morrison.

Morrison offers a 16-week training guide that he gives to runners at Fleet Feet Sports in Bonney Lake.

While this won’t get you ready quite in time for this year’s Tacoma City Marathon, there are many other marathons in the late

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No Sun Fun Run pushed back to Jan. 28

Pierce County recreations officials announced a short time ago that Saturday No Sun Fun Run has been postponed.

“The trail is not safe and will not be available for the run (Saturday),” the announcement said.

The race has been pushed back to Jan. 28. Pre-Registration and day-of-race registration will still begin at 7:30 a.m. and the race will begin at 10 a.m.


Orting’s Foothills Trail kiosk will be dedicated in honor of Stan Engle

On Saturday morning at 10 a.m. the Foothills Trail kiosk in Orting will be  dedicate in honor of one of the men instrumental in building the structure.

The kiosk will be named in honor of Stan Engle, who led the fundraising effort for the structure as the Foothills Trail Coalition’s treasurer for more than 15 years.  Engle, also a member of the Tacoma Mountaineers and the Audubon Society, died in 2009 at the age of 87.  The structure, which displays a map of the 15-mile Foothills Trail and other information, will be named the Stan Engle Orting Kiosk.