34th Annual Christmas Rush:
Saturday, December 10, 2016 @ Hogan Park at Russell Road
10k @ 9:50 a.m.
5k @ 10:00
34 Years of Running!
The Christmas Rush will celebrate 34 years of running in Kent. The race will start and stop at Hogan Park at Russell Road Park. Follow us on Facebook.
Online registration will be available in October. Paper registration forms can be found at nearly every running store in the Puget Sound region. They will be mailed to previous participants the week of October 10th. You may also print off a pdf of the registration form.
Proceeds to toward recreation programs produced by the Kent Parks Department.
The 2016 Christmas Rush Fun Run/Walk
Saturday, December 10 at Hogan Park at Russell Road
24400 Russell Road, Kent, WA
10k Start: 9:50 a.m.
5k Run/Walk Start: 10:00 a.m.
Check out the action from the 32nd annual event! Are you highlighted?
Early Bird Packet Pick Up
RoadRunner Sports – Wednesday December 7, 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Come to RoadRunner Sports at Kent Station to pick up your race number and be ready to go on race day! Numbers and shirts can be picked up on race day also.
Random Prize Drawing
A random drawing will be conducted while you are enjoying the run. Please check at the awards table to see if you're a winner! You must have your race number with your to claim your prize.
Dogs and Strollers
While we love to see your pups, we've decided that its best that they stay at home during the Christmas Rush. The number of people on the course and the tight quarters at the start lead us to the decision. We just don't need anyone getting caught up in a leash out on the course.
We do allow strollers. We simply ask that you position yourself appropriately at that start.
Interested in helping make the Christmas Rush "run" smoothly? It's a fun way to start the day and see some impressive runners and walkers up close. Your morning will start at 8:30 a.m. and conclude around 11:15 or so. Tasks include helping on the course as a marshal, working a mile split or assisting with water and gift bag distribution. For more information and an application, click on the link for a printable form.
The 10k runners will do a big loop. Runners will start on Russell Road and head south to Meeker St. and turn right. Once over the bridge, turn north on Frager Road and run to 212th. At 212th turn right to go over the river and then turn right again to head south on Russell Road. Follow Russell Road to finish located in front of city shops building on 240th.
The 5k course is a modified out and back. Runners will start on Russell Road and head south to Meeker St. and turn right. Once over the bridge, turn north on to Frager Road remembering to stay on the left side of the road. (Running clockwise) Turn around at the appropriate spot and stay to your left side on the return trip. Runners will turn left and go over foot bridge that leads to golf course. Once over foot bridge, turn north on to the trail along the river. Follow to finish located in front of city shops building on 240th.
From I-5: Take Kent/Des Moines Exit. Head east down the hill. Go through Meeker St. light and continue to Washington Ave. Turn left on Washington and proceed to Meeker Street. Turn left on Meeker St. and go approximately two miles. Turn right on Russell Road and go two blocks. Parking will be on your right. Please do not leave valuables in vehicle.
From Hwy 167: Take Willis St. Exit. Head west on Willis St. to Washington Ave and turn right. Proceed to Meeker Street and turn left. Go approximately two miles and turn right on Russell Road. Go two blocks and parking will be on your right at Russell Road Park. Follow signs to walk to Registration and Starting area. Please do not leave valuables in vehicle.
Parking is available at the following locations:
Hogan Park at Russell Road - 24400 Russell Road, Kent, WA
Neely Obrien Elementary School - 6300 S 236th St., Kent, WA (5-10 minute walk)
Kent Elementary School - 24700 64th Ave. S., Kent, WA (10-15 minute walk)
Thank you 2015 Sponsors!
ATI Physical Therapy
South Sound Running
Grand Event Rentals
Thunderbirds Community Sports Foundation
Valley Medical Center
Road Runner Sports
Pacific Northwest Soccer Club
West Coast Awards
Best Western Plaza by the Green
LPL Financial-Office of Tyler Atkinson
Running and Walking Information
Northwest Runner Magazine
Silver Strider Magazine
Outdoors Northwest Magazine
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