July 12, 2016

Mill Creek Kids Run- 11:08 am

Back by popular demand, Run26, and the Parks & Recreation staff will hold the 7th Annual “Kids Fun Run” on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at McCollum Park. Races include a 1 track lap for 3 – 4 years at 10:00 am,  1 track lap for 4 – 5 years at 10:20 am, 1K (.6 mile) at 10:40 am and 2K (1.2 mile) at 11:00 am.  Kid’s ages 3 years – 12 years are invited to participate.


Registered participants will receive a Fun Run t-shirt and goodie bag. Participants must submit registration by Thursday, July 20th in order to receive a t-shirt.  All parents will be required to sign a waiver and are encouraged to stay and cheer on the children. Registration Fee: $20 of which $5 of the fee is donated to the Mill Creek Scholarship Fund. Please visit www.millcreekkidsfunrun.com for more information or if you would like to volunteer or make a donation, please contact Kristen at (425) 921–5779 or email kristenr@cityofmillcreek.com.

May 26, 2016

Run of the Mill registration is now open!- 11:39 am

The 31st Annual Run of the Mill is taking place in the Town Center on Saturday June 25th.  This race has been able to donate over $300k to the Linda Baltzell Cancer Patient Assistance Fund at Providence Everett Hospital, local high school track & cross country and swim teams. This year all participants will receive a t-shirt and a medal included in your registration! To see the designs for these check out the Registration link.  Also Run26 and the Cascade Run Club will host the post race activities in the parking lot just south of Run 26.  There will be raffle prizes and possibly a beer garden.  We look forward to seeing you at this year’s Run of the Mill 5k!



February 2, 2016

St Patrick’s Day Dash Sign Ups- 1:33 pm

Registration for the 2016 St. Patricks Day Dash has begun!  You can register now online at, http://stpatsdash.com/index.php/2014-10-15-21-41-04 , and pick up your packet at Run 26 between March 5th-March 10th or register in store beginning February 13th and ending March 10th.  Run 26 offers a 10% discount on all regular priced product to St Pat’s Day Dash participants when you come in to the store to pick up or register for the event!

December 3, 2015

Cascade Run Club Information Meeting and Kickoff- 1:32 pm

The Cascade Run Club will be kicking off their Spring season on Saturday January 9th 8:00 am at Run26 with an information meeting followed by a training clinic and run . We will be training for the Eugene Half and Full marathon in May along with the Seattle Rock n Roll Half and Full in June. During the season we will participate in the St Patty’s Day Dash and the Whidbey Island 10k & 5k events. Weekly practices are held in the Mill Creek/Bothell area as well as Greenlake in Seattle.  Come join coaches Shelby Schenck, Run 26 owner and elite level coach and Yon Yilma, Seattle Rock n Roll Marathon and Seattle Amica Half winner  to get more information on this great club. The meeting is absolutely free!  For more information contact Yon Yilma at Yon@cascaderunclub.com or call Run 26 at 425-948-6495.

November 11, 2015

The benefits of Vitamin D- 1:35 pm

One of the best things you can do to help recover from training  is to start supplementing with Vitamin D.  Vitamin D has not only been proven to help prevent injuries but it can increase athletic performance because it helps the body absorb Calcium which in turn affects bone density, nerve signal efficiency, blood pressure, your immunity system and helps maintain muscle strength as we get older.  Most people get enough Calcium but very few get enough Vitamin D.  The best source of Vitamin D is the sun so in the Northwest, especially during Winter months, almost everyone is deficient and it’s very difficult to get enough through food so you will have to supplement.  You can use either D3 (animal form) or D2 (plant form) and shoot for 2000-3000 IU’s.

August 18, 2015

Himalayan salt is great for endurance athletes!- 1:34 pm

Imagine everyone sitting down for a big family feast. The best china set gently upon silk cloth, crystals brimming with fresh apple-cinnamon-ginger juice. An array of baked, steamed and sautéed vegetables decorate the table. Suddenly Grandma reaches for the salt, startled she rears back and exclaims, “Why is the salt PINK?!”

Oh Grandma, “Its Himalayan salt, and it’s wonderful!”


The Himalayan mountain range stretches across Asia passing through China, Nepal, Myanmar, Pakistan, Bhutan, Afghanistan, and India. Most people associate the Himalayans with Mount Everest, the highest peak on this planet, but here is something new to think about- salt.

Once upon a time (a couple of hundreds of millions of years ago) crystallized sea salt beds, now deep within the Himalayans, were covered by lava. Aside from being kept it in a pristine environment that has been surrounded by snow and ice year round, the lava is thought to have protected the salt from modern-day pollution leading to the belief that Himalayan Pink salt is the purest salt to be found on earth. It is now hand-mined from the mountains and brought to the culinary market.

Why Pink?

The many hues of pink, red and white are an indication of this salt’s rich and varying mineral and energy-rich iron content.


In the same manner that vitamins and minerals are perfectly packaged in fruits and vegetables, because this salt was formed naturally the minerals within the sodium work in synergy.

(Synergy is the interaction of multiple elements in a system to produce an effect different from or greater than the sum of their individual effects.)

Iodine- Natural salts are rich in iodine, so it doesn’t need to be artificially added in.

Less sodium consumed per serving- Himalayan salt is made of the same components as table salt but since the crystal structure is larger than refined salt, and by volume- this salt therefore has LESS sodium per 1/4 t. serving- because the sea salt crystals or flakes take up less room on a teaspoon than highly refined tiny table salt grains.

Packs a hearty 80+ minerals and elements- Himalayan salts are mineral packed crystals which formed naturally within the earth made up of 85.62% sodium chloride and 14.38% other trace minerals including: sulphate, magnesium, calcium, potassium, bicarbonate, bromide, borate, strontium, and fluoride (in descending order of quantity).

27Because of these minerals Himalayan pink salt can:

  • Create an electrolyte balance
  • Increases hydration
  • Regulate water content both inside and outside of cells
  • Balance pH (alkaline/acidity) and help to reduce acid reflux
  • Prevent muscle cramping
  • Aid in proper metabolism functioning
  • Strengthen bones
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Help the intestines absorb nutrients
  • Prevent goiters
  • Improve circulation
  • Dissolve and eliminate sediment to remove toxins


It is even said to support libido, reduce the signs of aging, and detoxify the body from heavy metals.

Pink Salt vs. Sea Salt

Even though pink salts come from the mountains, they are technically sea salts as well. All salt comes from a salted body of water—namely, an ocean or salt-water lake. However, Himalayan salt is said to be the purest form of sea salt.

Why Table Salt is Inferior

Commercial refined salt is not only stripped of all its minerals, besides sodium and chloride, but is also chemically cleaned, bleached and heated at unnecessary high temperatures.

In addition, it is treated with anti-caking agents which prevent salt from mixing with water in the salt container. These agents also prevent dissolving within our system leading to build up and then deposit in organs and tissue, causing severe health problems.

Finally, the iodine that is added into salt is usually synthetic which is difficult for your body to process properly. Shockingly under U.S. law, up to 2% of table salt can be additives.

The Many Uses of Pink Salt

Cooking and curing– use pre-ground salt or grinders like any other salt.

Salt Slabs– used as serving platters, the slabs will impart an enhanced salt taste and mineral content. Chilled: decorate with fruits, sushi, vegetables or cheese. Frozen: present cold desserts and even sorbets. Heated: use the slabs to sear vegetables, shrimp, fish fillets or thinly sliced beef or even to fry an egg. The dense salt blocks conduct heat beautifully with near perfect heat distribution.

Best of all, Himalayan salt is naturally anti-microbial, so clean up requires just a quick scrub or rinse.

Decoration– use the salts in containers, as décor crystals and sprinkled on food for presentation.

28Bathing- throw in the tub for a detoxifying Himalayan salt bath. The replenishing nutrients stimulate circulation and soothe sore muscles. Naturally rich in 80+ nourishing and skin-replenishing minerals, bathing with pink bath salt is a healing and therapeutic experience for mind and body.

Potpourri Holders and Essential Oil Diffusers– many on-line sites sell beautiful home décor featuring the pink salt as crystal rocks.

Air purification– crystal rock lamps for air purification are also found and sold on-line.

Hopefully now you will not be as shocked as Grandma when you reach for the salt shaker and find pink crystals staring back at you!

If you eat meat, brining should be in your bag of tools. Brining makes meat very juice and succulent! Here’s is an extremely simple recipe for it.

Basic low sodium brine for pork and poultry. (Brine will work for up to 8 lbs. of protein.)


  • 1 gallon water
  • 3 ounces sea salt
  • 3 ounces sugar (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp. citrus zest (lemon, lime or orange – optional)



  • Add the salt, sugar and other aromatics to a pot and bring the water to a simmer until the salt and sugar have dissolved.
  • Remove the pot from the heat and chill before using the brine.
  • Let your protein brine for 6 hours.
  • Drain the protein, and let it rest and air dry in fridge for 2 hours.
  • Roast, broil or grill as you would!


By Amanda Ennett

- See more at: http://fitlife.tv/10-amazing-benefits-of-pink-himalayan-salt/#sthash.siaTSCo2.dpuf

July 21, 2015

Cascade Run Club Kickoff- 3:36 pm

The Cascade Run Club will kickoff their Fall season on Saturday August 1st 8:00am at Run 26.  There will be a clinic followed by a run and discounts that day for all attendees.  The clinic will cover proper footwear, training theories, running form and nutrition.  It’s free and full of lots of great information!  For more information following the link in our events section or check out the Run 26 Facebook page.

June 9, 2015

Cascade Run Club Information Meeting- 4:20 pm

Are you looking to train for the Chicago, Portland, Seattle Marathon or any other event? Join our structured individualized training in a great group setting. Come hear about our training philosophy and go for an easy group run. Run26 will be hosting an information meeting on Saturday June 27th at 8am. We will cover the Cascade Run Club training program and the philosophy. Come join coaches Shelby Schenck, Run 26 owner and elite level coach, Yon Yilma, Seattle Rock n Roll Marathon winner and Ginny Morris, owner of Running Elements to get more information on this great club. It is absolutely free and will be followed by an easy run. For more information contact Yon Yilma at Yon@cascaderunclub.com or call Run 26 at 425-948-6495.

May 12, 2015

2015 Run 26 Raffle Runs- 12:11 pm

We have dates for this years Run 26 Raffle Runs! Thursday June 25th and Thursday August 20th will be at Run 26 starting at 6pm. For the first time ever we will hosting an Raffle Run outside of Mill Creek. On Saturday July 25th at 5pm we will be in downtown Edmonds! We have a local Brewery on board and it will be a blast! You can click on the link below to register for the Edmonds event. Look forward to seeing everyone this year!!


February 9, 2015

Winter Apparel 26% Off!!- 11:39 am

All Winter apparel will be 26% off at Run 26 during the month of February!  Don’t miss out on your favorite brands and pieces.  Limited to stock on hand.

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