Puddle Jump 5K/10K Run/Walk/Stroll

5K, 10K

Event Date

Sat, Nov 1, 2014


Olympia, WA

About This Activity

The 5th annual Puddle Jump 5K/10K Run/Walk/Stroll  takes place on a scenic course during the peak of autumn. It starts at the 67th Avenue Trailhead (Horizons Elementary) of the Chehalis-Western Trail, proceeds directly north towards the beautiful Chambers Lake and loops back. The Chehalis-Western Trail, once the historic Chehalis Western Railroad, runs through the heart of Thurston County.  It passes through a variety of ecosystems and environments in both urban and rural areas. The event also includes a runners expo, and free participant raffle during the awards ceremony.

So whatever the weather, we’re going to run, walk, and stroll in the puddles in honor of workplace wellness and the PARC Foundation!

The Puddle Jump and Centro are promoters of the Thurston County PARC Foundation (parcfoundation.org) which is dedicated to preserving the vital green spaces of our natural surroundings, expanding and supporting works of art and artists in our community, ensuring all citizens have access to recreational opportunities, and celebrating cultural activity in Thurston County.

2014 Puddle Jump Results:  http://www.buduracing.com/raceresults/20141101_1191.pdf

Event details and schedule

5th Annual Puddle Jump 5K/10K Run/Walk/Stroll

Because Life Happens Between the Raindrops

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 9:00 A.M. Start

Chehalis-Western Trailhead at 67th Avenue (Horizons Elementary) in Lacey

Race Information: The race with start and finish at the 67th Avenue Trail head on the Chehalis-Western Trail in Lacey.

Course Description: The course consists of relatively flat paved trail with modest inclines. Strollers, wheelchairs and families welcome; Dogs too!

 Start/Finish: 67th Avenue Trail head on the Chehalis-Western Trail in Lacey

Saturday, November 1, 2014

9:00 A.M. – 10K

9:05 A.M. – 5K


Registration and Packet Pick-up: Early packet pick-up will be available at Centro (408 Olympia Ave NE) in Olympia on Friday October 31, from noon to 6:00 P.M. There will be day of race registration/packet pick-up at Horizons Elementary from 7:30 – 8:30 A.M.

Dogs: Dogs are welcome to participate, however they must be well behaved and on leash. Dogs are allowed only in outdoor spaces and on the trail, not in the registration area the day of the event. Doggie Daycare is available.

Awards: Awards Ceremony will be held at Horizons Elementary as quickly as we have results.  Each participant will receive a medal & raffle entry. Register by October 1st to be guaranteed a t-shirt. Awards are distributed to the top three in each age category for each distance.

Virtual Run: A virtual race is a race that can be ran at any location. You can walk, use the treadmill, run outside or participate in another race.  You can run your race at your pace wherever you like. All person who register for the virtual run will be mailed their participation medal. We ask in return that you take a photo of you at your finishline and post it to us on facebook at /Puddle-Jump-5k10k-RunWalkStroll or #puddlejump.

Who Benefits: Net proceeds from the 2014 Puddle Jump will go to benefit the Thurston County Park Foundation. Teams will also be raising funds for various non-profits. Centro will be donating $5 per registered team participant to assist in each team’s fundraising efforts.                                         

Cancellation Statement: This event will occur rain or shine. We reserve the right to cancel in extreme circumstances. In that event, there will be no refunds; rather, your entry fee will be used as a donation to the Thurston County PARC Foundation.

About us: Centro - Urban Living, Outdoor Inspired! Centro is a locally owned retail shop located in Olympia, Washington. Centro features The Bike Stand, The Olympia Footwear Company, Olympia Gear Exchange, everyday essentials and a seasonal ski-shop. We pride ourselves on our superior customer service, high quality products, and being active contributors to our community.

When the partners at Centro heard that the Chamber wasn’t going to be able to put the Puddle Jump on this year, we knew we had to do something. This is a great community event and thanks to our partnership with the Thurston County Chamber, we will be hosting the 2014 Puddle Jump! Perhaps we can even help it grow…

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