Mercer Island Half Marathon Gears Up for Another Big Event in 2014

December 13, 2013

From Press Release –

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Photo: Sherwin Eng/Brightroom Inc.

Every year, thousands of runners and walkers kick off their Northwest running season with the Mercer Island Rotary’s Half Marathon and plans are underway to make the 2014 event even bigger and better! Once again, the event will offer a Half Marathon Run/Walk, a 10K Run, a 5K Run/Walk, and the Half-Mile Kids’ Dash!

On Saturday of event weekend, participants will have the opportunity to visit the Pre-Race Expo with packet pick-up, ‘last gasp’ registration and dozens of sponsor and exhibitor booths. On Race Day, participants and supporters alike will converge on Race Village at the Mercer Island Community & Event Center to enjoy music, awards, giveaways, samples and friendly faces at our sponsor booths!

All proceeds from the Mercer Island Half benefit colon cancer prevention and other Rotary causes. The run is one of the few events in the area devoted to this important cause and proud to support Get Your Rear in Gear, the National Colon Cancer Coalition and the Washington Colon Cancer S.T.A.R.S. organization. With the support of event sponsors and participants, the event is able to fund an awareness & prevention campaign explaining that the disease is 100% curable with early detection.

What:  Mercer Island Half Marathon
•    Half Marathon Run/Walk (start and finish at Mercer Island Community & Events Center)
•    10K Run (start and finish line at Mercer Island Community & Events Center)
•    5K Run/Walk (start and finish line at Mercer Island Community & Events Center)
•    Kids’ Dash (contained around Mercer Island Community & Events Center)
•    Post-race participant refreshments, food and exhibitors
•    Technical running shirts provided for all participants in all events
•    Finisher medals for all half marathon participants

When:  Pre-Race Expo: Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Event Day:   Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 7:00am

Event Day Schedule:
•     6:30am    – Day-of-Race Registration and Packet-Pick-up Begins
•     7:30am    – Half Marathon Walk Start
•     8:00am    – Half-Mile Kids’ Dash Start
•     8:30am    – 10K Run Start
•     9:00am – Half Marathon Run Start
•     9:30am – 5K Run & Walk Start

Location:    Mercer Island Community & Events Center
8236 SE 24th St, Mercer Island, WA 98040

Online:         www.mercerislandhalf.com

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