LocalSign up now for the 38th annual Rotary Run with the Fishes
NEW — 6 a.m. Sept. 1, 2014
Registration opens today for the Issaquah Rotary Run with the Fishes, a 5K Fun Run/Walk and Kids Dash for charity.
Kick off Salmon Days with the 5K that begins at 9 a.m., and the Kid’s Dash at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 5.
Register online, by mail at Issaquah Rotary Foundation, P.O. Box 553, Issaquah, WA 98027, or at retail locations including Sports Authority, FootZone, Super Jock ‘n Jill, Shoes-n-Feet, The Balanced Athlete, Everyday Athlete, Running Elements and Gold’s Gym.
Registration is $35 through Oct. 4; event day registration is $40. Everyone who registers in advance will receive a commemorative Run with the Fishes T-shirt.
SportsLake Sammamish Triathlon takes place Aug. 23
NEW — 6 a.m. Aug. 21, 2014
The Lake Sammamish Triathlon returns to Lake Sammamish State Park on Aug. 23.
The event begins at 7 a.m. and includes a quarter-mile swim, a 14.7-mile bike ride and a 3.2-mile run, mostly over trails.
Participation fees range from $45 to $100, depending on the division being entered. They increase after online registration closes, at 12:10 a.m. Aug. 22.
SchoolsIssaquah School District finishes school projects, delays others
Staff members, parents and students at Apollo and Issaquah Valley elementary schools have been waiting years for their buildings to be refurbished, and their wishes will be granted when school starts Sept. 3.
The two elementary schools were major pieces of a $219 million bond measure that Issaquah School District voters approved in April 2012. Issaquah Valley and Apollo received about $6.6 million each for similar modernization projects that focused on creating additional classroom spaces, improving building security and upgrading existing spaces for a continued influx of new students.
The district is expecting to add 350 students in the 2014-15 year, and projections released last year showed the school system could grow by more than 2,800 students over the next 30 years.