Beach to Bluff Bust Your Buns Run - fun in the fog and sun

Saturday, August 23, 2014

75 runners and volunteers turned out for the run

The Inaugural Richmond Beach “Beach to Bluff Bust Your Buns Run” was a wild success! In the early morning hours of Aug. 17, nearly 75 brave souls turned out to volunteer or run the grueling two mile course. 

Lamont "Running Man" Thomas
was Master of Ceremonies

It started at 8am with Lamont “Running Man” Thomas serving as Master of Ceremonies. With his words, “Let’s tackle that hill!” Lamont and Shoreline Mayor Shari Winstead led the group over the bridge, up the hill, out to the bluff and back down the stairs. 

Dr. Jason Penaluna, left, was 2nd
Andrew Christianson was 1st

The race was quickly and easily won by Shorewood’s champion cross country runner Andrew Christianson who blew the competition away with a 10:24 time. Second place went to Dr. Jason Penaluna, a Richmond Beach runner, business owner and member of the inaugural “B2B” organizing committee. 

Nathan Wilkinson, age 11, was winner
in the Kids Division

Other standouts included Tani Stenfjord, first place in the women’s group with at 13:31. Nathan Wilkinson (age 11) was the top Kids Division winner with 14:58. Participants described it as tough – a real leg burner – but promised to return next year.

Thanks to the volunteers!

Organizers want to thank members of the Richmond Beach Running Club who gave up the run to volunteer along the course, the Richmond Beach Community Association who paid for King County Sheriff’s Deputies and all the local businesses who donated gift certificates. 

Organizers already have plans for next year

This is the first year for the event, which is an official part of Celebrate Shoreline. They tell us next year it will expand to a 5K, have fun t-shirts available and include a volunteer piano player to serenade runners as they make their way down the 188 stairs to the finish line. 

Below is a list of sponsors:
  • City of Shoreline
  • Richmond Beach Community Association
  • NW Family Chiropractics (Drs. Jason Petaluna & Marisa DeLisle)
  • The Richmond Beach Running Club
  • Hill’s Restaurant
  • Full Moon Thai Cuisine
  • Streetzeria
  • Flying Dragon Chinese Cuisine
  • Beach House Greetings (Cards, Gifts, Candy & Jewelry)
  • Spin Alley
  • Puerto Bonito Mexican Restaurant
  • The Greek and Mediterranean Deli at Richmond Village Shopping Center


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