ARLINGTON — Since the inception of the sport just three years ago, distance skateboarding finally comes home to what many call the hub of longboarding — the Pacific Northwest. Two of the top Board shops in the country have agreed to sponsor and host two events in October, including one in Arlington.
The Pacific Northwest tour starts off on Sunday, Oct. 6 with the Push In the Woods 5K and 10K races on the Banks Vernonia Trail right outside of Portland, Ore.
The tour continues on to Arlington, where thanks to the Snohomish County Tourism Department, a two-day event featuring a one-mile and a 5K under the lights in Downtown Arlington on Oct. 12 and a half-marathon on the Centennial Trail on Oct. 13 will feature a $2,500 prize purse. Motion Board Shop will be hosting this race and are excited that the event is set to continue every year. To register for this race visit www.motionboardshop.com/pages/push-race. Register before Oct. 9 for discounted early registration fees.
Jonathan Strauss, founder of the International Distance Skateboard Association said, "We couldn't be happier to see two top-notch events coming to the Pacific Northwest."
The IDSA's mission is to act as the global governing body to ensure the safety of event competitors by ensuring that route inspection, age grouping and event insurance needs are met; to grow international awareness and participation by demonstrating skateboarding's benefits toward a healthy and positive lifestyle; and to ultimately infuse new energy into skateboarding as a viable and legal mode of transportation. The IDSA can be visited at http://www.theidsa.org.