The 6th annual Puddle Jump 5K/10K Run/Walk/Stroll takes place on a scenic course during the peak of autumn. It starts at the 67th Avenue Trailhead (Horizons Elementary) of the Chehalis-Western Trail, proceeds directly north towards the beautiful Chambers Lake and loops back. The Chehalis-Western Trail, once the historic Chehalis Western Railroad, runs through the heart of Thurston County. It passes through a variety of ecosystems and environments in both urban and rural areas. The event also includes a runners expo, and free participant raffle during the awards ceremony.
So whatever the weather, we’re going to run, walk, and stroll in the puddles in honor of workplace wellness and the PARC Foundation!
The Puddle Jump is put on by the Thurston County PARC Foundation which is dedicated to preserving the vital green spaces of our natural surroundings, expanding and supporting works of art and artists in our community, ensuring all citizens have access to recreational opportunities, and celebrating cultural activity in Thurston County.
Event details and schedule
6th Annual Puddle Jump 5K/10K Run/Walk/Stroll
Because Life Happens Between the Raindrops
Saturday, November 7, 2015 – 9:00 A.M. Start
Chehalis-Western Trailhead at 67th Avenue (Horizons Elementary) in Lacey
Race Information: The race with start and finish at the 67th Avenue Trail head on the Chehalis-Western Trail in Lacey.
Course Description: The course consists of relatively flat paved trail with modest inclines. Strollers, wheelchairs and families welcome; Dogs too!
Start/Finish: 67th Avenue Trail head on the Chehalis-Western Trail in Lacey
Saturday, November 7, 2015
9:00 A.M. – 10K
9:05 A.M. – 5K
Registration and Packet Pick-up: Early packet pick-up will be available at the Olympia Gear Exchange (located on 4th Ave. between Capitol & Columbia) in Olympia on Friday November 6, from noon to 6:00 P.M. There will be day of race registration/packet pick-up at Horizons Elementary from 7:30 – 8:30 A.M.
Dogs: Dogs are welcome to participate, however they must be well behaved and on leash. Dogs are allowed only in outdoor spaces and on the trail, not in the registration area the day of the event. Doggie Daycare is available.
Awards: Awards Ceremony will be held at Horizons Elementary as quickly as we have results. Each participant will receive a medal & raffle entry. Register by October 1st to be guaranteed a t-shirt. Awards are distributed to the top three in each age category for each distance.
Virtual Run: A virtual race is a race that can be ran at any location. You can walk, use the treadmill, run outside or participate in another race. You can run your race at your pace wherever you like. All person who register for the virtual run will be mailed their participation medal. We ask in return that you take a photo of you at your finishline and post it to us on facebook at /Puddle-Jump-5k10k-RunWalkStroll or #puddlejump.
Who Benefits: Net proceeds from the Puddle Jump benefit the Thurston County Park Foundation (501c3). Teams will also be raising funds for various other non-profits.
Cancellation Statement: This event will occur rain or shine. We reserve the right to cancel in extreme circumstances. In that event, there will be no refunds; rather, your entry fee will be used as a donation to the Thurston County PARC Foundation.