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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. 

 

32nd Annual Christmas Rush:

Saturday, December 13, 2014 @ Hogan Park at Russell Road

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

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32 Years of Running! 

The Christmas Rush will celebrate 32 years of running in Kent. The race will start and stop at Hogan Park at Russell Road Park. Follow us on Facebook

 

Online registration is available now!  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 13th.  You may also print off a pdf of the registration form. 

Registration Form   

 

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The 2014 Christmas Rush Fun Run/Walk

Saturday, December 13 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.

mhendrickson@kentwa.gov

 

  

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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.  

Volunteers

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. 

Volunteer Application

 

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:

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 2014 Sponsors!

Apple Physcial Therapy

Kent Station

South Sound Running

Tab Wizard

Grand Event Rentals

ModSpace

Thunderbirds Community Sports Foundation

Carpinito Brothers

Proliance Surgeons

Valley Medical Center

   

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)

Kent Cornucopia Days 5k         

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

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2014 Results 

(Link active following race)

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.