Join GBRC for the 13th Padden Mudfest
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Join GBRC for the 13th Padden Mudfest

Sunday March 8, 2015 10:00 am

The Padden Mudfest is a 6 mile trail race taking place on wooded single track trails in Lake Padden Park in Bellingham. This race is unique in offering some of the muddy conditions and challenging hill climbs often only found in ultra runs. If you like trails, mud, and hills, give this run a try.


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There will be free gloves given out at the race (must be present) to the first 250 racers. These are black with the GBRC logo on one hand and the Padden Mudfest duck logo on the other.

Registration

Online registration is available starting about the first of February until about two days before the race. Please use this registration link. Day of race registration is also available starting at 8:45am.
View the list of currently registered runners.

Cost: $10.00 for non-GBRC members, free for GBRC members.

Note: there will be no day of race membership sign up. Please do this prior to the race on line to avoid confusion.

Course Description

Padden Mudfest course The course is 6 miles in length. The race begins and end at the playground near the basketball courts and will be run almost entirely on the horse trails above the lake. It is a very hilly course, usually with muddy and sloppy conditions. map of the course.

Note about Footwear: Trail shoes or shoes with aggressive tread are highly recommended. Due to the rocky nature of the course, spikes are not recommended.

Aid Stations: There will be one aid station with water located at roughly the halfway point of the race.

Baby joggers and dogs are not allowed on the course.
Also, no headphones please.

Directions to the Race

From I-5 Northbound: Take the N. Lake Samish Exit 246 and turn left (north) at the stop sign. Drive approximately 2.5 miles to the East Lake Padden entrance. Turn left and follow the road to the playground area.

From I-5 Southbound: Take the Samish Way Exit 252 and turn left onto Samish Way at the light. Then turn right at the next light onto Samish Way. Follow the road for 2.5 miles until the East Lake Padden sign (it will be the second sign for Lake Padden). Turn right and follow the road to the playground area.

Parking

Please carpool or use public transportation to get to the race if possible.

Do not park in either the gravel or the paved parking lots adjacent to the dog park - these are reserved for dog owners and other park users.

Parking is available in the lot above the registration area, along the access road, at the boat ramp parking area 1/4 mile from the start, and at the swim area 1 mile from the start.

Awards

All awards will be given immediately at the conclusion of the race.

Ribbons will be given to the first three competitors in each age group based on 10 year brackets from under 20 to over 70. There will be no age-grading.

Awards will include random prizes, gift certificates, and/or merchandise courtesy of our sponsors. Must be present to win.

Results: Results will be available after the race at www.gbrc.net.

Post Race

Hot soup, and fresh bread donated by Great Harvest, will be available after the race. Please recycle and reduce waste as much as possible. Bring extra dry clothing if the weather is cold and/or wet as the shelters will provide some cover but are not enclosed structures.

To volunteer contact paddenmudfestrace@gmail.com

For info on the race please contact:
Tjalling Ypma e-mail:
tjalling.ypma@wwu.edu, phone: (360) 362-9655
Cheryl Batty e-mail: sailwoman62@yahoo.com

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