Looking Back At 2020

Changing Times Requires Changing Strategies

The year of 2020 was a year full of challenges and frustration for many runners, race directors, timers, sponsors, and the like. Our organization was no different; but from early on, we made a commitment to finding solutions rather than sitting in our sorrows. We wanted to be an organization that tried to find the positive and create opportunities for our great running community.  Although, our events calendar looked different in 2020 than we expected, we were excited to be able to produce 5 live races and time 7 live races across 2 states. Our team of staff worked tirelessly to come up with safe racing strategies to bring real events back to our region. We are excited and optimistic for 2021. We know that races are unlikely to be filled with huge after parties and 10,000 person start lines in 2021, but we feel confident that small to mid-sized races will happen in 2021 as they did in 2020. Our commitment is to continue to innovate and keep runners, staff, and volunteers safe. We will persevere together and continue to support one another!

Read our featured blog post by runsignup.com to see how we pivoted


Negative Split 100 
July 2020
First live race since the pandemic started capping at 100 runners. Event featured socially distant staggered starts and chip timing but no water stations. Introduction of a new RaceWay Hybrid live racing concept
CDA Marathon 
August, 2020
The largest live event to take place on the west coast since the pandemic started. 1200 live runners with staggered starts over 3 days. The event drew praise and publicity from the local community.
Windermere Marathon 
September, 2020
Largest live race in Washington since the pandemic started. USATF certified course and a Boston Marathon qualifier. Staggered starts, finish line photos, post-race grab and go food, and chip timing.
The Split Half Marathon
September, 2020
Featuring 800 live runners at socially distanced start times on trails and city streets. Multiple distances with full aid station support using pre-packaged products.
Huffin’ For The Stuffin’ Turkey Trot
Thanksgiving Day, 2020
Featuring live and virtual options. Runners were able to self select a start time and run the 5k course. Increased runner volumes of up to 200 runners per hour. The event was capped at 600 runners.