Cove to Clover Snakezilla Half Marathon Finisher Medals Revealed!

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This year’s Cove to Clover fundraiser run – set for Sunday, April 28 – will also include a brand new Half Marathon, with finishers receiving a brand new medal that will surely ward off all snakes:


The new C2C medal, part of the new “bling for pain” program.

The Half Marathon starts promptly at Noon from the entrance to Des Moines Beach Park (22307 Dock Ave.) on Sunday, April 28.

Parking in the Des Moines Marina is permitted, but please consider using the free shuttle from Burien. Packet pickup on race day is only available at Burien Town Square.


The 2013 Race Shirts are really cool.

“All registration fees go up by $5 after March 15, so people should register now for the best price,” said Organizer John Nelson. “If you wait though the extra $5 will help our charities, so it’s all good.”


  • START LINES: Wee: Burien Town Square, 5K: Normandy Park Swim Club, 10K: Normandy Park Town Center, Half Marathon: Des Moines Beach Park.
  • PACKET PICKUP: Sat April 27, 1-4 pm in Burien City Council Chambers (across the hall from Burien Library).
  • RACE DAY REGISTRATION: Sun April 28, 8:30 am-11:15 am Burien City Council Chambers (across the hall from the library).
  • FREE SHUTTLE from Burien Town Square to all start lines (5k, 10k and Half).
  • FREE GEAR CHECK near Shuttle Pick-up.

And now, some scary bedtime reading:

Everyone knows the story of St. Patrick driving all the snakes from Ireland.  However, a more interesting story is what happened to one of the snakes that entered the sea.

By luck alone, one of the snakes had the good fortune of capturing a rotting minnow in its mouth as it entered the ocean. As the snake struggled to stay afloat, the gases from the rotting fish increased in its belly.

Just enough air bubbles were produced from the rotting fish that the snake floated to the surface just as it ran out of air. The sea was unusually in a very calm condition allowing the head to keep just above the water. When the snake awoke some hours later, it’s sudden movement sent it under water but again by chance it found itself in a large school of small fish. By nature, it attacked the nearest fish and then struggled for air. They cycle repeated and the snake learned to hunt fish and survive.

The snake became a very skilled predator and began to grow. Some think this is because of it’s easy access to protein and the lack of friction that burns more calories. After year’s at sea the snake ruled the waters and had grown into a giant.

Captain’s logs from around the globe report sightings of a giant sea serpent. All steered clear of the monster; not wanting to risk destruction of their vessels.

Other unrelated reports from archives tell of a giant serpent coming ashore in New England and vanishing into the Canadian wilderness. Explorers of North America’s west, also report sightings of a giant snake in the wilderness.

SNAKEZILLA moved west feeding on bear, elk and other large game.  Some say it has settled in south Seattle…waiting….  When it awakes, there will be a battle. Only a collection of the bravest and strongest will have a chance to quiet the beast.

Alas, only together can we vanquish the beast.  It must be vanquished!

Corporate Match – Double Your Impact
Click on a logo for directions on how to have your run registration matched by your company. Your company not listed? Please do a bit of research and email a summary of how they will match to [email protected].

IMPORTANT!: ALL RACE DAY REGISTRATION and PACKET PICKUP will be at Burien Town Square (finish line)!!

FREE Shuttle to Half Marathon start line from Burien Town Square. Final shuttle leaves at 11:30 a.m. Don’t wait for the last one, you might miss the start!!!

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