In the quest to look and feel great exercise is a must. But instead of crowded gyms or lonely basement treadmills get out and participate in the 8thAnnual Lacamas Lake Half Marathon & 4-Mile Run and Walk Event! The July 24thraces meander along country roads and through the beautiful trails around both Lacamas Lake and Round Lake in Camas, WA. If you haven’t participated in this event before, I can tell you that it is a well organized event with absolutely beautiful scenery! Both races start and finish at Camas High School, which is only ~25 minutes from Downtown Portland and only 5 minutes from Downtown Camas, WA. The scenic and moderately challenging courses show off the beauty of both Lacamas Lake (1/2 marathon) and Round Lake (4-mile) and offers plenty of aid stations to keep you energized throughout yur quest. Both the half marathon & 4-Mile race provide beautiful medals for every finisher,that is right…every winner. Sport your medal proudly. But that is not all because also included are technical event tees and participants receive a FREE dinner to the Old Spaghetti Factory. No need to bring a lunch because when you finish; health & fitness vendors, fruit, bottled water and bagels will be at the finish area on the track. Local specialty running and walking retailer, Fit Right NW, is producing the event and works closely with the City of Camas to ensure this event is a top-notch production in association with the Camas Days Event. Net proceeds from this event benefit local high schools, Girls on the Run, the American Cancer Society and the Leukemia Team in Training. This event sold out in 2010 with 1675 participants. Race Director, Dave Sobolik anticipates that this year’s cap of 1800 will sell out in the next 10 days. Participants can register for the Lacamas Lake Half Marathon or 4-Miler by stopping into either Fit Right NW store location or by registering online at www.lacamaslakerunwalk.com.
Do you live in that area? If so you may want to print and post this on your refrigerator:
TRAFFIC ALERT: The Lacamas Lake Half Marathon begins at 7:30 am on Sunday, July 24th, 2011 and will affect traffic from ~7 am to 11:00 am along Leadbetter/232nd Ave and Goodwin Roads. The 4-Mile Race will go along SE 15th St & Se 283rd Ave. Both courses will pass along SE Everett St. between NE 35th Ave. and NE 43rd. Additionally, for this event, the south/eastbound lane of Leadbetter and the eastbound lane of Goodwin road will be closed for all vehicle traffic during 7-11 am. If you would like complete details, please click on the 4-mile or ½ marathon course button at www.lacamaslakerunwalk.com for viewing of the race maps.
All area residents along these routes should know that ~1800 walkers and runners will be along the roadway during this time. Residents should also know that this event has been approved by the City of Camas, Clark County Sheriff’s Department, Camas Police Department and the Clark County Parks and Recreation Department. All essential permits and licenses have been acquired and NW Traffic Control will be out along the road way to ensure that race participants stay within the designated road side and that motorists yield to all race participants.
If residents are planning on leaving or entering their residential driveway during this time or will be attending one of the local churches, please be aware that we will have flaggers controlling traffic flow. Goodwin Road will be WESTBOUND ONLY, NO EASTBOUND TRAFFIC. RESIDENTS, PLEASE EXIT SLOWLY AND TAKE A LEFT.