6745 KIMBALL DR STE F
GIG HARBOR, WA
MONDAY TO FRIDAY : 9-6PM
SUNDAY : OFF
New Years Day CLOSED
Labor Day 9 to 1pm
Easter Day (CALL FOR HOURS, SOME YEARS OPEN FOR HALF DAY)
Fourth of July (CALL FOR HOURS, SOME YEARS OPEN FOR HALF DAY)
Thanks Giving Day CLOSED COMPLETELY
Christmas Day CLOSED (Christmas eve closed early, call for details)
How to find us:
From Bremerton take city center exit, take left on Wollochet at light, then take right on Kimball dr. Route 16 is on left just past Great Car Wash under Snuffins Catering.
From Tacoma take city center exit (or Wollochet). Take a right at light on Pioneer, then immediate right on Kimball. Route 16 is on left side just past Great Car Wash under Snuffins Catering
“Esta es mi vida”. In the Spanish language this means this is my
life. As a child I came with my family from the barren regions of southern
Mexico plains. We came, the seven of us, with nothing but the clothes on
our back. It is said that desperation is the best motivator, and I have
found this to be true. In Grade school, elementary school and High school,
when other children where playing games I was working in the forest to help
support my family. We planted trees, picked mushrooms, salal, berries,
moss and fern to survive, still, with seven mouths to feed there was never
I vowed to do better. I worked hard in school and
got good grades, but my real opportunity came at Hoquiam Middle
School. All the hard physical labor I did as a child transformed me
into a skilled and muscular athlete. I joined the school track team and I
knew I had found a way out. I was introduced to PEAKING by my coach
in Middle school. There I learned the importance of being consistent, patient
and attentive to my goals. That year our goal to specifically peak at the
district meet to break an old record of 4:47 in the mile, I trained hard and met
that goal. This approached worked and I took it to the high
school level. In high school I won 4 state track championships at
Lincoln Bowl and one cross country championship in Pasco, gaining national
By this time my father managed a crew in the forest thinning
industry so I would put in a full day of logging and planting trees and then run
the five miles in dirt roads. It was hard work, but it paid off.
This was my ticket out, a full ride running scholarship to Montana State
At MSU I continued to succeed with the same philosophy, winning Five Conference Championships which included the 1500m (2x), 3000m steeplechase (8:39), indoor mile (4:01) and one cross country
championship. This would earn Two All-American honors in the 3000m
SteepleChase at the NCAA Division IA championships.
As an Asics sponsored athlete for 6 years I was privileged to have run and
competed in many road races and national cross country championships.
Road races included Marathons, Half Marathons (1:07), 10k (30:10 road) and
After MSU I would end up Working one year at Super Jock and Jill in
Seattle where I got addicted to the lifestyle of running. After the
one year I opted to go south and work at the local running store in
Olympia, South Sound Running would be my home for the next 8 years.
Most recent in 2010 I was privileged enough to be inducted in the Hall of
Fame in Bozeman, Montana as a member of the 1993 Montana State Univeristy
Cross Country Team and as an individual alum. I have lived an amazing
life from my village days to my new life in Gig Harbor, I hope to continue
to provide a service that is unmatched.
Today I do what I enjoy most, own my running store in Gig Harbor, WA.
My mission today is to continue to TEACH, ADVISE and
EDUCATE the sport that has been so great to
me. Thank you for your support.
Alexa Martin- Galeana - Inspiring person, motivator and founder of Dirty Girls Trail Runners. Congratulation to Alexa for a new chapter in her life. As of March 2015 Alexa opened a very successful MASSAGE business. Deep Roots Therapeutic Massage is open and going strong.. Congrats.
Jeff Bauknecht - Race Management - Coordinator - True inspiration of the sport, been involved for over 30years with running in one way or another. Founder of Custom Race System and Co-director of Race for a soldier.
Jillian Petersen- Route 16 welcomes Jillian to our NW running family. Jillian is a top (10) Triathlete on the circuit and comes with a full knowledge of our sport of running and triathlons. Come say hello .. You can find Jill full time at the Club where she is a coach and personal trainer
Rebecca Paradis- Route 16 welcomes a local runner back after a great experience at Eastern Washington University. A former PHS runner in cross country and track Rebecca has the local knowledge of Gig Harbor and all local running going on.. Come by and say hello and learn a little about you..
Congrats to Rebecca for becoming our Assistant Manager of Route 16. We are proud and lucky to have such an experienced representative of our beliefs at Route 16.
Jordan- welcome to our team, we are very fortunate to have Jordan on board team 16. dedicated to his fitness and learning every day with a smile
Mirella - welcome to our team, we are fortunate and lucky to have Mirella on board. Mirella brings a young heart but a big desire to learn about our business. she will welcome you with open arms and treat you with exceptional support.
Dawn B. - my savior at Route 16- My bookkeeper is what makes us go and we are very lucky to have her.