The Traveler 5.5K Run/Walk celebrates the return of spring in Union, WA. “The Traveler,” a rock formation on the face of Mt. Washington is visible only for a few months every year and only from the Union view of the mountain. The race will be held at Alderbrook Golf & Yacht Club’s outdoor space – The Pointe. This site offers a spectacular high bank view of this apparition and a wonderful 2-acre event space to promote Hood Canal business/organizations, food, art and Pacific Northwest recreation.
What is it like to #BeTheTraveler on The Traveler 5.5K Run/Walk? You embrace the very best in local art, food, recreation, events and the undeniable beauty of the Pacific Northwest. This 3.5-mile route offers something for travelers from all walk of life. The race will be professionally timed by Eclectic Edge Racing – the competitive runners will set up 1stat the starting line, with team and walker participants following right behind. Eclectic Edge Racing will provide online results and 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers for all designated age brackets and Hood Canal Events will be providing prizes for top finishers, best individual/team and craziest costume themes.
The course meanders through a gorgeous residential community along privately owned roads (see route map). Participants will enjoy a gentle well marked 3.5 mile terrain with a few rolling hills. We will begin the event activities at 10am with a light cardiovascular warm-up and line up for a race start time of 11am. As you run or walk the course, receive support from the cheers of area residents and 2 hosted water/aid stations to ensure participant hydration and safety. After crossing the finishing line catch a breathtaking view of the Traveler, listen to music, enjoy locally prepared food and beverage, art, massage tables and the awards ceremony.
Along with registration 5% of event fees will be donated to Union Fire Department and EMS services. Event t-shirts will be available for registered participants for an additional $12 and all proceeds will go to K-Dog Clothing and Kirk & Friends to do local philanthropic work in the Hood Canal community. To learn more about these organizations visit www.facebook.com/kdogclothing and www.facebook.com/kirk-and-friends.