Christmas Rush Fun Run and Walk

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Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Hogan Park at Russell Road 24400 Russell Road, Kent, WA
10k Start: 9:50 a.m.
5k Run/Walk Start: 10 a.m.

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Proceeds go to Kent Parks, Recreation and Community Services programs


RoadRunner Sports Early Packet Pick Up

Wednesday December 6 from 3 to 7 p.m.  You may pick up for friends.  If you can't make it on Wednesday, numbers and shirts can be picked up on race day starting at 7:30 a.m.

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. 

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) 

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