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Tag: Tacoma

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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May
13th

Olympia, Tacoma honored among nation’s most bicycle friendly communities.

The League of American Bicyclists announced its rankings of bicycle friendly communities today and nothing has really changed in the South Sound.

Communities who earn rankings are given a designations of platinum (highest), gold, silver, bronze or honorable mention.

Olympia remains at the silver level, behind only Seattle’s gold ranking in Washington. Bellingham, Port Townsend and Redmond also earned silver rankings.

Tacoma remains at the bronze level with Bainbridge Island, Snohomish, Spokane and Vancouver.

Anacortes rounded out the Washington communities on the list with an honorable mention.

On May 1 the league announced Washington as the nation’s

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Oct.
28th

Contest: Adventure Guys South Sound Geotours of Tacoma and Olympia

If you read today’s story on Geotouring and want to give it a try here’s your chance. We’ve built a short Geotour of Tacoma and Olympia so you can get a feel for the game. Go to the coordinates and answer the corresponding question. Send your answers to craig.hill@thenewstribune.com or P.O. Box 11000, Tacoma, WA 98411. High scores for the Tacoma and Olympia tours will be entered in a drawing for a prize.

TACOMA GEOTOUR

1. N 047 15.135, W 122 26.316

What is like the new Venice?

2. N 047 15.260, W 122 26.407

How many cans does it

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Sep.
6th

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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May
22nd

Washington named top bike friendly state … again

Washington is once again the most bicycle friendly state in the country according to the League of American Bicyclists. It’s the fifth year in a row Washington has received the distinction.

“We’re encouraged to see significant progress in top states like Washington …,” league president Andy Clarke said in a prepared statement.  “But, as the scores clearly highlight, there’s much work to be done in critical areas like infrastructure and funding.  Overall, we see states – and especially state Departments of Transportation and state legislatures – lagging behind cities and the expectations of local cyclists, despite the many well-documented benefits of a

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May
14th

Tacoma earns first “bicycle friendly” distinction from League of American Bicyclists

Tacoma joined the ranks of bicycle friendly communities today earning a bronze designation from the League of American Bicyclists.

Tacoma was one of 24 new cities to make the Washington D.C. organization’s annual list. This year’s list included 214 communities from 47 states. The League of American Bicyclists honors cities with platinum, gold, silver or bronze designations to cities based on how safe and accommodating they are for cyclists.

The league currently ranks Washington as the country’s most bicycle friendly state.

Olympia, a previous honoree, once again earned silver. Seattle earned a gold designation while nobody in the state

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April
11th

Hunger Games coming to Tacoma on Thursday night. Please, no killing.

Hide your children and flee for the woods, the Hunger Games are coming to Tacoma.

Tacoma’s Trident Athletics is staging its own version of the Hunger Games on Thursday; with free events planned for 5 and 6:30 p.m. Participants will take part in Hunger Games-themed CrossFit workouts while the soundtrack plays in the background.

Varying from the wildly popular movie and books, participants are discouraged from killing each other. Love triangles are optional.

The workouts will incorporate four skills used by “Hunger Games” heroine Katniss Everdeen: Archery, tree climbing, speed work and strength.

“These skills and exercise will be scaled

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Oct.
21st

Get a head start looking for the Adventure Guys’ geocaches

So, I’m writing about the increased creativity of geocachers in Sunday’s News Tribune and Olympian and as part of the project we’ve stashed two geocaches around the Northwest.

For you loyal readers of this blog, we’re giving you a head start. We’re registering the caches with geocaching.com on Saturday so this is your chance to sneak in there and be the “first to find.”
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