5K &10K EVENTS ARE JUST THE BEGINNING OF THE PARTY! These are professionally timed races with all the bells and whistles. Courses are on dirt and gravel trails throughout the park. The ground is often uneven, hilly in places, and riddled with tree roots. No dogs or bicycles will be allowed on the course. While child jog strollers are allowed, please keep in mind that you will be running or walking on narrow, natural dirt trails. To be considerate of others, please start in the back of the pack if you plan on bringing a stroller! All runners registered by 8:30AM are entered into a prize drawing at the event, and all runners pre-registered by Wednesday, June 21st receive an event t-shirt at packet pick-up.
ON-LINE REGISTRATION CLOSES THURSDAY, JUNE 22nd at 11:59PM PST.
EVENT DAY REGISTRATION FOR EITHER 10K or 5K: $40 Individual, $70 Family (at least one adult and one child)
PACKET PICK UP Opens @ 7:30am on Race Day
1K FAMILY ADVENTURE TRAIL WALK ! A unique family fun scavenger hunt in the park. All families who PRE-REGISTER for this free event (and complete the trail on the 24th) will receive 2 raffle tickets for each participant for a drawing prize pool of goodies with over a $500 total value. Think kids discovering nature, slugs, a magician, and other wonderful surprises!
BREAKFAST SERVED - FREE with 5K & 10K REGISTRATION: 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM: Our famous ‘baked on the griddle’ Pancake & Bacon breakfast with coffee or juice!
ENTERTAINMENT: Free entertainment featuring the Ellensburg Rodeo Royal Court, High Valley Riders, wandering musicians, stilt walkers, incredible hula hoop demonstrations, and more! Schedule to be posted soon.
KIDS ACTIVITIES: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Pony rides, face painters, balloon animals, games, a donkey dash, art crafts, a petting zoo and more!
PARKING & FREE SHUTTLE: Due to the increased attendance and need for horse trailer parking, there will be limited parking in the main lot. It will be restricted to disabled parking for those displaying a state-issued handicapped placard and event-support vehicles only. Attendees will need to park at the Central Park Tennis Club (5820 125th Lane NE, Kirkland WA 98033). The entrance to the Central Park Tennis Club parking lot is across the street from Ben Franklin Elementary School on NE 60th Street. There will be shuttle service between the Central Park Tennis Club and the event. Since the park is only a few minutes from this parking lot, the shuttle will be making trips every 10 minutes from 7:30 am to 1:00 pm. Please consider using this FREE service!