(2009) “Cove To Clover” 5K Run For Highline Food Bank WAS Mar. 15

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[NOTE: This posting is for the 2009 Cove to Clover race; for the most recent info on the 2010 race, click here]

NOTE: Results of Sunday’s “Cove to Clover” race, as well as photos, are available here.

A “brand spankin’ new” St. Patrick’s Day run called “Cove to Clover” is coming up Sunday, March 15th, starting at the Normandy Park Community Club (“The Cove”) and finishing at BTB Advertiser Mick Kelly’s Irish Pub (complete with a beer garden to quench those thirsty legs).

There will also be a mile long kid’s race beginning at “The Bean” espresso stand St. Francis of Assisi Church and ending at Mick Kelly’s. Please note that registration for the Kid’s Race will take place at The Cove in Normandy Park.

The race will be held on Sunday, March 15 @ 11 am on the same day as Seattle’s massive Patty’s Day Dash. This race will be a refreshingly smaller alternative to what the Paddy’s Day Dash has become. Beware though, this annual race will surely become infamous because the first mile is all uphill and attains 800 vertical feet; locals know it as “Snake Hill”.

Here are the details:

WHAT: “Cove to Clover” 5K Run & Kids’ Race

WHEN: Sunday, March 15th starting at 11am

WHERE: Starts at the Normandy Park Beach Cove and ends at Mick Kelly’s Irish Pub (see actual route map below).

INFO: You can get more information and register online at www.covetoclover.com, or contact John Nelson ([email protected]) the race director for more info about the race if you’d like.

All proceeds will benefit the Highline Area Food Bank.

If you’re not into that much suffering a “hill shuttle” option will be offered when you register.

5K Start Line (begins promptly at 11:00 AM):

Normandy Park Community Club (“The Cove”)
1500 SW Shorebrook Drive
Normandy Park, WA 98166

Snake Hill Shuttle loads at the 5K Start Line at 11:10 am (line up behind the 5K runners):

The boarding area will be at the Start Line after all runners have left the area. Those pre-paid riders (registration option) should line up behind the runners wave. Shuttle drop-off will be at the Gregory Heights Pool (1st Water Station) which is approximately 2 miles from the finish line on relatively flat ground!

Perfect for walkers who want to support the cause.

1-Mile Kids Race Start Line (begins promptly at 11:45 AM):

St. Francis of Assisi Church
2103 SW 152nd St
Burien, WA 98166

The organizers promise bag piping on the course to boot, so come out and support the community (or at least quaff a pint and pretend you ran the entire race).

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4 Responses to “(2009) “Cove To Clover” 5K Run For Highline Food Bank WAS Mar. 15”
  1. John Nelson says:

    We've moved the kid's race to start at St. Francis church (no longer at the "Bean"). Another thing that may not be clear is that all race day registrations will be done at the 5K Start Line. So if you have a kid that wakes up and wants to run on race day, be sure to come to "The Cove" first. Please don't wait to sign up though, with this being a new race we are a little unsure of what the turn out will be.

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  2. John Nelson says:

    The grassroots promotions are working, we now have 150 adults registered and 50 kids (we are actually going to make a significant impact on the food bank). We also have added an Irish band to the large block party at the finish line. Snake Hill will feature entertainment for those struggling to overcome it (or just riding in the comfort of the shuttle). Now if I can just get the City of Burien to sign off on the permit…details, details.

    Also, I want to make sure it's clear that pre-registrants for the Kid's race should go to St. Francis to pick up their t-shirt and bib #. Only those needing race day registration for the kid's race need go to the "Cove", but get there early so you have time to get back to St. Francis before the road gets closed for the 5K.

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  3. John Nelson says:

    I have to give a loud shout out to Novito Construction, Croft Rentals and AABCO Barricade and Sign who just became one of the race's primary sponsors. They are taking on the arduous task of shutting down the streets and coning off the entire course free of charge. If you need traffic revision for a construction project, call these fine folks they're top shelf community members.

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  4. teresa says:

    Hey John

    I was going to register on line but I think I have to do it three times so I am going to go to Mick kellys to do it today. Maddy , Tom and I are doing the kids race. See ya there. You have done a great job putting this on.



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