Register Now to Get Your Cool, Collectible ‘Cove to Clover’ Shirt on Race Day!

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The 2013 Race Shirts are really cool.

The annual Cove to Clover fundraiser run will be Sunday, April 28, with the 5K starting at Noon at the Normandy Park Cove and the 10K at Des Moines Beach Bark – both at Noon.

Here’s the registration breakdown:

  • Half Marathon Run – Des Moines Beach Park on April 28, 2013 at 12:00 PM
    » $60.00 registration (through 4/25 at 8:59 PM US/Pacific)
  • Half Marathon Walk – Des Moines Beach Park on April 28, 2013 at 11:15 AM. Walker time limit 3.5 hours – 16 minute miles
    » $60.00 registration (through 4/25 at 8:59 PM US/Pacific)
  • 10k (run or walk) – Normandy Park Town Center on April 28, 2013 at 12:00 PM
    » $40.00 registration (through 4/25 at 8:59 PM US/Pacific)
  • 5k (run or walk) – Normandy Park Community Club on April 28, 2013 at 12:00 PM
    » $35.00 registration (through 4/25 at 8:59 PM US/Pacific)
  • Wee Race (1 mile run or walk) – Burien Town Square on April 28, 2013 at 12:00 PM
    » $30.00 registration (through 4/25 at 8:59 PM US/Pacific)
  • Family Registration (4 or More People, Same Household Please – remember this is for charity) 5k, 10k, or Wee Race
  • Athlete Angel: Sponsor a need-based student for the race (10K, 5K, or Wee Race – student choice). Student will be anonymous to the sponsor and will be selected on first come, first served basis.
    » $10.00 sponsoring (1) child (through 4/25 at 8:59 PM US/Pacific)
  • Pub Crawl (April 26th) – Must be 21 or Over
    » $10.00 registration (through 4/25 at 8:59 PM US/Pacific)
  • Snake Pit Carbo Dinner – Des Moines Field House (Des Moines, WA); takes place on April 27th at 6:00 PM.
    » $15 for ages 13 and over; $5 each for ages 12 and under (through 4/26 at 11:59 PM US/Pacific)

“This is a charity race, and the goal is to keep costs down,” Organizer John Nelson told The B-Town Blog. “So we’re asking everyone to register now so they can get these really cool, collectible t-shirts.”

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.

Cove to Clover is local 501(c)(3) non-profit and disburses all proceeds to other local charities. This annual event has evolved and is a truly grass-roots production. The race was originally organized by a group of friends with the mission of producing a professional and fun event that showcases the Highline community at its best. What’s evolved has been an exercise in positive cooperation among many entities: government, businesses, non-profits, schools and neighbors.


  • 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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2 Responses to “Register Now to Get Your Cool, Collectible ‘Cove to Clover’ Shirt on Race Day!”
  1. Colleen says:

    Do all races start at 12:00?

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