Golf tournament returns to Salmon Days sporting weekend

September 14, 2010

By Staff

You can search for hidden treasure or your golf ball. The Salmon Days Sporting Weekend has a little something for everyone.

The annual event takes place Sept. 25-26.

Geoteaming and orienteering kick off the weekend Sept. 25. In the interactive and high-tech scavenger hunt, participants use GPS units to navigate to hidden treasures in and around Issaquah. Each found cache earns a team valuable points toward its final score. All equipment is provided along with a lunch catered by Rogue’s Issaquah Brewhouse.

Location of the geoteaming event is at Issaquah Highlands, on 10th Avenue Northeast between Northeast Park Drive and Northeast High Street. There are three sessions. Session one runs from 9:30-11:30 a.m. with teams signing in at 8:30 a.m. Session two runs from noon – 2 p.m. with sign-ins at 11 a.m. Session three runs from 2:30-4:30 p.m. with sign-ins at 1:30 p.m. All ages are welcome.

Walking and weather appropriate clothing and shoes are advised. Space is limited and pre-registration is recommended. Learn more at www.salmondays.org.

If maps and compasses are more to one’s liking, then the orienteering event at Lake Sammamish State Park might be the ticket. The event, hosted by the Sammamish Orienteering Cub, runs from 10 a.m. – noon. Orienteering requires navigational skills using a topographic map and compass to navigate from point to point, as well as running ability. Learn more at the Sammamish Orienteering Club website — www.sammamishorienteering.org — or call 822-6254.

The Issaquah Salmon Open Golf Tournament is back in the swing of things this year. The tournament has an 18-hole best ball scramble format and offers two levels of team play — A level for competitive players and B level for groups that are out for fun in the sun. The tournament is held at the Mount Si Golf Course and begins with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Check in is from 6:30-7:30 a.m.

The event is open to individuals, pairs or teams of four. The entry fee is $75 per person. The field size is limited to 144 players. There will be monetary prizes for the top three winners in each level. In addition, there are prizes for hole-in-ones, line drive, closest to the pin and longest drive in each level. Get registration forms at www.salmondays.org.

While golf wraps up the Salmon Days Sporting Weekend, Salmon Days has one more sporting event — the annual Rotary Run on Oct. 3. This is the 35th year for the event, hosted by the Issaquah Rotary Club.

More than 2,000 participants are expected to take part in the Rotary Run, which has four races. The wheelchair race begins at 8:55 a.m., followed by the 10K at 9 a.m. The 5K fun run/walk/crawl starts at 9:25. The event concludes with the kids 1K race at 10:25 a.m. The kids’ race is open to children 8 and under.

Registration forms are available at the Footzone in Issaquah, or at www.issaquahrun.com.

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