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Daylight savings time to give new runner an edge

Published: 02:06PM October 27th, 2011

When Shella Hightower runs her first competitive race Nov. 6, she’ll set a personal record that will be impossible to beat.

Hightower, a member of the Wear Blue: Run to Remember group, will run in the Anytime Fitness Anything is Possible 5K/Walk at 1:50 a.m. at the University of Washington campus in Seattle.

“It’s a pretty unique way to start,” Hightower said.

Wear Blue is one of the local benefactors of the race that begins and ends at Red Square at the center of campus. Anytime Fitness is hosting numerous Anything is Possible runs across the country at the same time. Because day- light savings time ends Nov. 6 runners will finish with a negative time.

The race begins at 1:50 a.m. and the clocks turn back at 2 a.m.

“It’s a neat thing for a runner to have,” Hightower said.

Hightower joined the Wear Blue group in February. Founded by Lisa Hallett, Wear Blue is a running community that serves as a living memorial to the service and sacrifice of the military. Wear Blue will join with representatives of Better Opportunities for Single Servicemembers for the run.

“I was really moved by the circle of remembrance and the impact it has,” Hightower said. “It moved me so much that I’ve become a runner.”

To register for the race online go to Registration fee is $25 for active duty military and $30 for civilians. Packet pick up is 12:30 a.m. on race day.

For more information about Wear Blue visit