Sunday, November 17, 2013

"Bridging the Gap" Pacific Avenue Crossing

Construction of the final leg between Pacific Ave and I-5 to begin soon!

Some great news for runners and cyclists that use the Chehalis Western Trail near Olympia and Lacey.

Thurston County has awarded the construction contract. A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 1:00 pm. More information  here.

Chehalis-Western Trail – Pacific Avenue Crossing
Groundbreaking Ceremony
Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 1:00 pm
3811 Pacific Avenue SE — Lacey, WA

Third and final segment of the
“Bridging the Gap” project!

Please join local dignitaries and community members in
celebrating the start of the third and final “Bridging the
Gap” project — the Pacific Avenue crossing. This final
phase will complete the Chehalis-Western Trail and link
together the I-5 Bike Trail and Woodland Trail.

Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 1:00 pm
3811 Pacific Avenue SE — Lacey, WA
(across from Carl’s Jr. burger shop)

This is the third and final segment of the "Bridging the Gap" project.  It will complete the connections between the I-5 Bridge / northern part of the Chehalis Western Trail and the southern part of the trail that currently terminates at 12th Avenue.  It will include the permanent alignment behind South Sound Center.  At Pacific Avenue it will provide an at-grade crossing opportunity as well as an elevated bridge structure, similar to the Martin Way crossing.

What will the new section of trail look like? Look here!  and here

More info here:

For more information on "Bridging the Gap" projects or to be put on a project notification list, please contact Thera Black at (360) 956-7575 or

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Mutai, Jeptoo Win 2013 ING New York City Marathon

Meb Keflezighi stops running midrace with quad injury, but continues to finish after 3-minute break
 New York Road Runners
 November 3, 2013

NEW YORK (November 3, 2013)- With exceptionally high expectaitons for race performance and participant experience, the ING New York City Marathon returned to the streets of this storied city on Sunday, November 3, and it was a triumphant Sunday or two Kenyan marathoners - Geoffrey Mutai and Priscah Jeptoo.