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Fun Runs

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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 32 years of running in the Kent Valley in 2014.

 

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. 

 

Kent Cornucopia Days 5k Fun Run/Walk        

Saturday, July  12, 2014 
Three Friends Fishing Hole, 20025 Russell Road

 

   

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The Kent Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department is pleased to present the Kent Cornucopia Days 5k Fun Run on Saturday July 12, 2014.  

 

The 2014 race will start and stop at Three Friends Fishing Hole.  The course is an 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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Registration

Online registration is available at active.com now. Paper registration forms will be mailed out and available in late April. Day of race registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. with the race starting at 9:00 a.m.  Registration through July 10th is $10 or $25 with technical t-shirt.  Day of race registration is $15 and $30 with a technical t-shirt while supplies last.  Participants age 60 and over run for FREE courtesy of the Tab Wizard!

 

 

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

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Special thanks to our 2014 Sponsors

                 WFEA 

 

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
mhendrickson@kentwa.gov.

 

32nd Annual Christmas Rush:

Saturday, December 13, 2014 @ Russell Road Park

10k @ 9:50 a.m.
5k @ 10:00

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We’re back at Russell Road Park!

The Christmas Rush is going back home to celebrate 32 years of running in Kent. The race will start and stop and Russell Road Park. Follow us on Facebook

  

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The 2014 Christmas Rush Fun Run/Walk 

Saturday, December 12 at Russell Road Park

24400 Russell Road, Kent, WA

10k Start: 9:50 a.m.

5k Run/Walk Start: 10:00 a.m.

mhendrickson@kentwa.gov 

 

Kids age 13 and Under run for just $5!

 

For the past 5 years we've been able to provide the opportunity for participants age 13 and under to run for free.  Funding to make that happen was not available this year.  The Christmas Rush is fortunate to have an outstanding team of supporters to help keep registration costs as low as possible.  Please let them know they are appreciated.

 

Check out the action from the 30th Annual Christmas Rush!  Are you highlighted?

 

Early Bird Packet Pick Up

RoadRunner Sports – Wednesday December 10, 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.  

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.

Directions

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

Parking is available at the following locations:

Russell Road Park - 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) 

Volunteers

Information coming in October 2014

Thank you 2013 Sponsors!

Apple Physcial Therapy 

BECU 

Multicare 

Kent Fit Body Boot Camp 

Kent Station 

South Sound Running 

Tab Wizard 

Grand Event Rentals 

ModSpace 

Thunderbirds Community Sports Foundation 

 

  WFEA 

Results

2013 Results

5k Results  (Available following race on 12/7/13)

10k Results (Available follwing race on 12/7/13)

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)