Beat The Blerch
Beat The Blerch is a 5K/10k/half/full marathon founded by The Oatmeal, which takes place in the beautiful mossy forests of Carnation, Washington. The race was inspired by this comic: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/running
There will be cake at every aid station, infinite supplies of Nutella, and Blerches in costume who may or may not be chasing you throughout the race. This marathon is your chance to figuratively (and literally), Beat The Blerch.
It’s quick, (mostly) flat, and in the beautiful woods of the Pacific Northwest. Runners are treated to spectacular views along the Snoqualmie Valley River trail, which winds its way through evergreen, mossy forests. The race takes place in Carnation, Washington, a quaint little town located about 35 minutes outside of Seattle!
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