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Register Now for Poulsbo Marathons and Runs on Oct. 13 & Nov. 12

posted by: BEST WESTERN PLUS Silverdale on: September 30, 2013 6:10:16 PM

Runners rejoice! Silverdale’s neighbor to the north, Poulsbo, will play host to two running events over the next two months.

On October 13th, it’s the Poulsbo Marathon. Registration is $40 for the 10k, $80 for the half marathon, $100 for the full marathon and $225 for a marathon relay team. There will be medals and ribbons for finishers in each category. There will also be hot and cold refreshments and snacks for runners once they finish.

On November 12th, you can support a good cause at the Poulsbo Veteran’s Day 5k Run. All proceeds from the run will be donated to the Seattle Fisher House and the Bremerton chapter of the Disabled American Vets. Free Parking is available for the event at the Poulsbo Suzuki dealership on Viking Ave. From there, you can catch a free shuttle to the waterfront where the marathon begins. Early registration is just $15 while day-of registration will cost you $25. The registration cost includes a free beer and bratwurst when you reach the finish line at Sound Brewery!

For those who are new to marathons, or those just getting into the wonderful world of running, we’ve compiled a few tips on how to prepare for the upcoming races:

3 Tips to Help Prepare For Your First Marathon 

1. Ramp down your training in advance of race day.
It’s natural to think that the harder you train, the better you’ll perform when it comes time to race. But as running expert Jon Roche suggests, intense training too close to race day can wear your body down and actually inhibit your competitive advantage. He recommends scaling your training regimen down to 75% of your workload three weeks before the race, 50% two weeks before and 25% in the final week. 

2. Break in your gear long before the race begins. If the upcoming marathon has you wanting a new pair of sneakers or shorts, track and field coach Andrew Allden recommends that you take sufficient time to break in and become acquainted with your new equipment before race day. When you’re running 10, 20 or 40 km, you want to feel completely comfortable with what’s on your feet and your body.  

3. Don’t underestimate the importance of nutrition and hydration. What you put into you body on and before race day is one of the most important factors in determining your success and ensuring that you don’t succumb to injury and fatigue. Take a cue from these 11 marathon nutrition and hydration tips.

If you’re seeking hotel accommodation for the Poulsbo Marathon or 5k Run, consider the BEST WESTERN PLUS Silverdale Beach Hotel. We are located just 15 minutes from Poulsbo in a picturesque beach setting. It’s the perfect place for a weary runner to relax in comfort and style.
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