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The Official Website of the City of Kent

Fun Runs


Kent Parks, Recreation and Community Services hosts two annual fun runs each year.  The Christmas Rush Fun Run and Walk features a 10k run and 5k run/walk.  This holiday favorite takes place on the second weekend of December and will celebrate 33 years of running in the Kent Valley in 2015.


The Kent Cornucopia Days Fun Run is a 5k Run/Walk that features a smooth, flat course along the Green River in the north end of the Kent Valley. The race takes place in conjunction with Kent Cornucopia Days each July. This is a perfect event for both seasoned runners and those just beginning to build their running resume. 


Proceeds go toward recreation programs produced by the Kent Parks Department.


Kent Cornucopia Days 5k         

Saturday, July 9, 2016 
Three Friends Fishing Hole, 20025 Russell Road





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The 2016 race will start and stop at Three Friends Fishing Hole.  The course is a modified out and back located on the Green River Trail.  Runners will head south this year and turn around near Vandoren's Landing.  The couse is certified and chip timed by BuDu Racing.  Parking is located at Iron Mountain Secure Storage.


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  • Race Day Registration - 7:30 a.m.
  • Start of Race - 9:00 a.m.
  • Race Fees Prior to July 7 - $10 or $25 with shirt
  • Race Day Fees - $15 or $35 with shirt
  • Participants age 60 and over FREE courtesy of the Tab Wizard! (Add $15 for shirt)

Online Registration!

Printable Registration Form


For more information contact, Mark at Mhendrickson@kentwa.gov, (253) 856-5050

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Early packet pick up - THURSDAY, July 7 - 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Road Runner Sports located at Kent Station.  

(Participants may pick up for friends and register for the race)

Dogs and Strollers

While we love to see your pups, we've decided that its best that they stay at home during the Cornucopia Days 5k.  The number of people on the course and 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 at the event.  We simply ask that you position yourself appropriately at the start.

Driving Directions - Iron Mountain Storage



 So. King Challenge Presented by Outpatient
Physical Therapy


The Cornucopia Days 5k is part of the So.King Challenge.  Participate in three of the four races and take home a medal awarded at The Summer's End 5k/10k.  Those who do all four will be eligible for some fantastic prizes. The goal is to promote healthy living as well as make it easy and fun for families and friends to stay active. Participation is easy! Register for each race individually at the appropriate site. Your participation will be tracked through the results of each race.  Questions about a particular event?  Contact that run/walk through their website listed below.    

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Maple Valley Bear Run

Sunday, June 12, Maple Valley



Kent Cornucopia Days 5k

Saturday, July 9, Kent



Crazy 2 Run Summer Trails 5k

August 19

Federal Way



Summer's End 5k/10k Run/Walk

Saturday, September 17, Covington



Special thanks to our Sponsors



2015 Results

2014 Results 

2013 Results


5k results by Age Group (PDF)

2012 Results

5 K results by Age Group (PDF)

2011 Results

5K results by Age Group (PDF)

2010 Results

5K results by Age Group (PDF)

2009 Results

5K results by Age Group (PDF)



For more information, contact Kent Parks, Recreation and Community Services at (253) 856-5050 or


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

We don't encourage people to bring their dogs due to some pups not getting along with others.  With that said, if you do bring your four-legged friend, please be aware of your surroundings so everyone is comfortable and relaxed.


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. 


10k Course

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.  

5k Course

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 

Kent Station

South Sound Running

Tab Wizard

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


2015 Results 

2014 Results

5k Results

10k Results

2013 Results

5k Results  

10k Results

2012 Results

5k Results

10k Results

2011 Results

5K results
10K results

2010 Results

5K results (PDF, 1.02MB)
10K results (PDF, 456 KB)

2009 Results

 5K results (PDF, 216 KB)
10K results (PDF, 68.9 KB)


2008 Results

5K results (PDF, 684 KB)
10K results (PDF, 279 KB)

2007 Results

5K results (PDF, 110 KB)
10K results (PDF, 110 KB)