Get ready to run – and crawl and climb and jump.
Let’s Move Blaine! has partnered with the Northwest Parks and Recreation District 2 (NWPRD2) for the second annual Holiday Lights Dash on Saturday December 7. But this year, they’ve added a twist. The 1.5-mile route will be an obstacle course that challenges families to work their whole bodies.
“It’s going to be a blast,” said Heidi Holmes, NWPRD2 office manager. “They’ll be crawling and climbing and jumping on things.”
Holmes said that area businesses have sponsored the obstacles along the course and with names like the “Abominable Snow Crawl,” the “Tree Trim Slalom” and the “Magic Slide,” the race evokes a sense of winter fun.
In the Tree Trim Slalom, participants will hold a Christmas ornament on a spoon and weave their way through a series of Christmas trees where they will trim the tree before moving on to the next station.
“It’s a really great way to get some exercise and have some fun,” Holmes said.
The race will begin at H Street Plaza in Blaine, head over to the Blaine Public Library and then wind down to Marine Park, where many of the obstacles will be located.
All ages are welcome to participate.
Participants are encouraged to dress up in holiday costumes, and the best dressed team or individual will receive a prize. There will be a chili feed after the race.
Preregistration (by November 28) rates are $20 for adults, $10 for children 18 and under and $40 for families with up to five people. Those who preregister will receive a T-shirt with their registration fee.
Race day rates (after November 28) will be $15 for adults, $7 for children 18 and under and $35 for families with up to five people.
All proceeds go to support the Let’s Move Blaine! coalition.