#Gametiime Weekend Collection (9/7 – 9/8/13)

Welcome to this week’s #Gametiime Weekend Collection — a collection of photos created by you, the Gametiime community.

Each week, we ask you to:

1. Post a race picture through Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
2. Hashtag your picture with #Gametiime.

These are the stories of you, the amazing runners and triathletes who make up the Gametiime community. Enjoy and we look forward to seeing your race pics in the future!

Races featured this week:

MMLF_logo_smGametiime Athletes:
Jeannie, Lucas, & Kyra Gilbert
Race:  Cottage Lake Tri & Tri Again (Woodinville, WA)
Race Description: Tri it once … or tri it twice! We’ve got just the events to get you pumped to stand in your power this summer! Cottage Lake Tri hosts both an adult and kids event. Get into the rhythm of triathloning with a short distance, user-friendly race.

Gametiime Athlete Highlights:

  • Jeannie finished the Tri & Tri Again event, while Kyra (5) and Lucas (9) finished their first and second triathlons, respectively. Watch out for these kid triathletes in 2030!
  • Jeannie was previously featured in Faces of Gametiime.

Gametiime Athlete:
Tara Mitchell
Race: Free to Breathe 5K (Tacoma, WA)

Race Description: Free to Breathe is an event series and fundraising program that was initiated in 2006 in Philadelphia, PA in an effort to build a foundation for raising the public’s awareness of lung cancer and increasing research funding to defeat lung cancer. Funds raised from Free to Breathe events support National Lung Cancer Partnership’s vision of doubling lung cancer survival by 2022. The National Lung Cancer Partnership is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization, originally formed in 2001, and officially incorporated in 2003.

Free to Breathe events are runs, walks, bike rides, yogathons, golf tournaments or other athletic and community-minded activities. These events are an enjoyable way for survivors, family, friends, advocates and community and corporate teams to honor those who have been touched by lung cancer, by fundraising.

Gametiime Athlete Highlights:

  • Tara finished with a 5K PR time of 22:08. Great job, Tara!

Gametiime Athlete: Lonnie St. John
Race: Gateway to the Gorge 5K, 12K, & Half Marathon
 (Troutdale, OR)
Race Description: We are excited with the City of Troutdale on the Half Marathon, 12K
and 5K Course. “Gateway to the Gorge Half Marathon” is not only a beautiful course, but a challenge for many runners/walkers. This course is designed to start in downtown Troutdale and begin with a few rolling hills. Half-way through the course all participants will have breath-taking views, waterfalls and run/walk through scenic parks trails. The finish will surely drive you home along the Old Historic Hwy!

Energy Events will manage our course and your safety. We are prod to work with a professional management company and we know you won’t be disappointed.

Gametiime Athlete Highlights:

  • Wearing his signature neon in his hometown of Troutdale, Lonnie completed the half marathon at this event. He’s gearing up with a few more races, leading up to his big race in four weeks — the Portland Marathon. Here’s his race report.
  • He was previously featured in Faces of Gametiime.

Gametiime Athletes: Tonja Davis & Tiff
Race: Heroes Mud Run (Snohomish, WA)

Race Description: The Heroes Mud Run is a 5K, but it’s not your typical race… With over 15 obstacles, tons of mud, and the largest and muddiest slip & slide in the county, we guarantee you won’t go home disappointed (nor clean)!! The Heroes Mud Run proudly supports our police, military, and fire personnel, and we have some great charities we will be supporting! Come show your support as well, either as a participant, or a spectator!!!

Gametiime Athlete Highlights:

  • Tonja and Tiff, obstacle course veterans, tackled a new event in the Heroes Mud Run this past Saturday!

Gametiime Athlete: Jessica Placek Durfee
Race: Lake Chelan Shore to Shore Marathon, Half Marathon & 10K (Lake Chelan, WA)
Race Description: Lake Chelan Shore to Shore Marathon and Half-Marathon are USA Track and Field certified. Both courses begin on the south side of the 55-mile-long lake and follow the shoreline through the quaint town of Chelan and then on to the community of Manson on the lake’s north side. The course is generally flat with some hills in the beginning and then again between Chelan and Manson. As anyone who has done this race will reaffirm, the views of the lake and the Cascade Mountains and vineyards are incredible!

We also offer a 10-kilometer run — which has been growing in popularity — that begins on the north shore and ends in Manson.

Gametiime Athlete Highlights:

  • Jessica completed the full marathon for this race!

Gametiime Athlete:
Mark Hefter
Race: Maple Leaf Half Marathon (Manchester, VT)

Race Description: The Maple Leaf Half Marathon and 5K will run on Saturday, September 7, 2013, in beautiful Manchester, Vermont. The organization and amenities are top notch, and the course is scenic and wonderful. There is something for everyone in this rural Vermont classic tour. It is one of those “must do” end of summer races in New England. Manchester, Vermont is a year-round sports and recreation destination in the heart of the Green Mountain National Forest.

Gametiime Athlete Highlights:

  • This #Gametiime Weekend Collection submission by Mark was the farthest from our hometown of Seattle that we’ve ever received and we’re happy to see it! If all works as planned, the Gametiime community will someday be made up of runners throughout the country. Thanks for being a part of the Gametiime community, Mark!

Gametiime Athlete: Jessica Placek Durfee, Steven Fujita
Race: Skagit Flats Marathon (Burlington, WA)
Race Description: Flat and fast rural course through the Skagit Valley. The marathon is a Boston qualifier with a certification course number of USATF # WA08030MW. The half marathon is also certified with a course number of USATF # WA08029MW. Race start is on Victoria Street on the south side of Burlington-Edison High School. The marathon and 1/2 marathon are run on rural roads through the Skagit Valley farmlands to the entrance of Samish Island (see course map for exact route) and finishes on the Burlington-Edison High School track. The course will be clearly marked and monitors will be at all intersections. Due to course restrictions, participants must finish within 6 hours. The course closes at 2:00 pm.

Gametiime Athlete Highlights:

  • You read that correctly… Jessica ran not one but two marathons in two days this weekend! What an amazing accomplishment!

Gametiime Athletes:
Amy Ala, Katie Davis, Katie Kauffman, Tyra Nelson
Race: Women of Wonder 10K & 5K Run/Walk (Seattle, WA)
Race Description: Join us at the inaugural Women of Wonder run that will take place at Green Lake Park in Seattle on Sunday, September 8th. Consisting of a 10K run/walk, a 5K run/walk a free kids dash and more, the event will also have a festive women centric post-race celebration.

As a first year event, there are plenty aspects of this event that we are still working on such as sourcing women-sized technical fabric shirts, finisher medals and more. We will be updating this website along the way so stay tuned.


Gametiime Athlete Highlights:

  • Amy, Katie, and Tyra completed the 10K, and Katie completed the 5K this weekend. Katie racked up a 5K PR. Nice job, ladies! And… Go Seahawks! :)

Thanks to all who submitted race pics and checked out this post. Remember to hashtag #Gametiime in your next race pics!

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