Zombie apocalypse heads to La Conner


The Zombie apocalypse is coming to La Conner this fall for the inaugural Skagit Valley Zombie 5K.

Hosted by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County, this unique family fun run will be Saturday, Oct. 26, at the La Conner Boys & Girls Club. Families, community members, and children of all ages are welcome to attend.

In this event, runners will try to avoid hordes of zombies while navigating a challenging 5k course along the Swinomish River.

The course will be open from 10 a.m. to noon. Afterwards, survivors, infected runners, and the walking dead are welcome to enjoy music, food, and games at Celebration Village.

Registration is open online for runners and zombies. Individuals can participate as zombies for free, and runners can use the registration website to fundraise the $50 entry fee.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County are also offering a 50 percent off discount to student-athletes. To sign up, or learn about additional registration options, visit skagitvalleyzombie5k.org.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County are also seeking volunteers for the Zombie 5K. Individuals interested in helping out the morning or afternoon of Saturday, October 26th should email outreach coordinator, Kristen Stevens at kstevens@bgcskagit.org.


Mike Sullivan, an instructor at the Western Judo Club, took second place in the Senior Male Brown/Black belt Heavyweight division on Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Rainier Cup Judo Championships at the Pacific Sports Center in Tacoma.

Sullivan went 2-1 in the round robin competition.

His two Ippon throws (full point) were executed very well and he was able to end the matches quickly.

After all that, Sullivan entered the Rainier Cup Grand Championship trophy, which includes all first- and second-place winners from other competitions.

Sullivan won his first matchup but was not able to win the second, which in this case that opponent went on to win the trophy.

Information is available at the WWU Judo Club website at wwu.edu/depts/judo/.


The Whatcom County Amateur Hockey Association invites boys and girls ages 4 to 9 years old to The Bellingham Sportsplex at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, for a free Try Hockey clinic, which will teach the basics of hockey in a safe environment.

Try Hockey For Free Day is part of Come Play Hockey Month. This program, designed to provide youth hockey associations a national platform to introduce new kids to the sport, is a joint effort between USA Hockey, the National Hockey League, and NHL member clubs.


The Lake Padden Trial Half will be adding a full marathon in 2014.

Cash prize pay outs for next years race will be approximately $2,500, organizors announced. More news to come


The Bellingham Canoe & Kayak Sprint Team competed in the Pacific Cup.

Elena Wolgamot took first place in the Atom Women's K1 500 final with a time of 13 minutes, 9.86 seconds. Ana Swetish was third with a time of 18.23.

In the Peewee Men's K2 500 final, the team of Jonas Ecker and Cameron Bartlett had a time of 2:52.19

The BCKST practices from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays at Lake Padden.

LPMC Fall Two-Man Scramble

Lake Padden

Oct. 5

First Division

Gross: Sam Reier/Bob Fields, 66*

Scott McBeath/ Doug Pierce, 66

Net: Steve Swank/Steve Eggert, 59

Second Division

Gross: Cam Frick/Rob McCombie, 68

Net: Jason Kuest/Tim Frick, 55

Third Division

Gross: Stew Laing/Bill Luchinski, 68

Net: Mark Olsen/ Scott Peterson, 55*

Tom Calderon/Moises Gonzalez, 55

* Won in scorecard playoffs

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