8/17/2018 – Wow, how time flies when you’re having fun!  Especially when having fun organizing a marathon!  It’s hard to believe that its only 3 weeks away which is kind of scary but it’s still not too late to check things off the list.  And on the top of that list is the photographer which I have been working on but it’s still an open position.  Reply if you know someone in our area. 

We got another late surprise when we submitted our GU order.  It turns out that GU has discontinued their GU Hydration Drink Mix (formerly GU Brew) and is out of stock of gels.  There are many quality options out there but for this year we put the emphasis on choosing something similar because many of you trained expecting a specific sports drink.  We chose FLUID Performance sports drink which has nearly identical ingredients as GU Brew, about the same ratio between sugars, sodium, and potassium, has all natural ingredients, and nothing weird in it.  For energy gels we chose Honey Stinger and we may add a Hammer Gel option.  I created a poll on the Skagit Runner’s Facebook page with this question.

Otherwise everything else is coming together like clockwork thanks to hard work by a number of Skagit Runners Members.  I hope all of you are getting through your peak training weeks OK and I look forward to seeing you in September.  I will be posting another update the week before the race with all the late breaking details.

1/1/2018 – Registration is now open for the Skagit Flats Marathon and Half Marathon!  The 2018 race will be very similar to the 2017 event with some refinements that are still in the works.  Until later all are welcome to stop by for a Skagit Runners group run at the Skagit Running Company shoe store located in downtown Mount Vernon (724 South 1st St) at 6pm on Mondays and Wednesdays.  Again thanks for your interest in the Skagit Flat Marathon and Half Marathon, I hope to see you there!