GBRC 38th Annual Lake Samish Runs
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GBRC 38th Annual Lake Samish Runs

Sunday January 11, 2015 - 6.5 mile & 13.1 mile

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Welcome to the 38th Annual Lake Samish Race. This year’s race will take place on SUNDAY, January 11th, 2015. We will begin the race with 2 separate start times. The 13.1 mile race will start at 10:00 AM and 6.5 mile race will start at 10:15AM. This is to alleviate congestion on the roadway. Online registration for this event will open starting November 15th, 2014 and will be available until January 8th 11:59AM, 2015, three days prior to the race. Please note that we are also limiting the race to 300 runners this year. WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO PRE-REGISTER ONLINE. IN PAST YEARS, THE RACE FILLED WITH ONLINE REGISTRATIONS AND THERE WAS NO DAY OF REGISTRATION AVAILABLE. This also means that if you register for this race you have committed to running it, and should make sure you show up on race day (unless you have emergency circumstances). Please DO NOT sign up unless you are SURE you will be taking part in the event! This is a chip timed event. We will have 2 shuttle vans to help get runners from the Lake Samish Park & Ride parking lot to the race start quickly and efficiently. Because parking for this race is limited, please carpool if possible and arrive EARLY as the race will start on time!

This year, instead of race hats, we will be offering our NEW gbrc t-shirts. Gbrc is excited to be rolling out a new logo for 2015! We will be selling the T-shirts on race day for $15, cash or checks only!

Note: The new T-shirts will be in men's and woman's sizes and feature our new...

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Race Information:

Online registration for this race will be available until about 3 days before the race.
We strongly encourage online registration as this race fills fast! We cap this event at 300 runners. Day of race registration is also available at the Samish Park Day Lodge. (if the race is not yet filled)
View the list of currently registered runners.

The 13.1 mile race will start at 10:00AM and 6.5 mile race will start at 10:15AM.


Races start/finish at Samish Park (I-5, exit 246). The course follows paved, low-traffic county roads around the Lake. Although basically flat, there are a few rolling sections. The 6.5 mile race is once around, the 13.1 mile (half-marathon) is twice around the lake. The course will be marked with mile markers. The roads are not closed to traffic, so runner's must be prepared to share the road, and respect the residents of the lake!

Course Maps

Race Etiquette

In order to keep our race safe and enjoyable for all participants, we have a few safety requests: If using ipod/phone/other noise makers, please remove one ear bud. Runners with baby joggers must start at the back of the pack, and give wide birth when passing other runners. There are NO Dogs allowed on the course.

Entry fee:

Prizes for overall men/women's winners in each race 10 year age group awards.

Parking Information

Due to limited parking at Lake Samish Park, carpooling is strongly advised. , carpooling is strongly advised. If you arrive to the race with a car filled with 3 or more RUNNERS you will be eligible for a GIFT. Also, a shuttle service to the start will be provided from the Park & Ride at exit 246. There is no parking allowed on the road along the route. Those who violate parking restrictions face being ticketed or towed (per park manger).

Race Photos

Water and Gatorade will be provided on the course

Yummy post race refreshments and awards in a warm, dry environment!

For Info or to volunteer please call:
Lindsay Mann-King (Race Director) e-mail:, phone: 2067135462
Molly Hayes (Race Director) e-mail: , phone: 360.820.1257

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