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    Five Fifty Fifty Run/Walk for Mental Health
    Tue 21st May
    $25
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    Five Fifty Fifty Run/Walk for Mental Health

    Fourth and Madison Building, 909 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98164, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    This will be a non-competitive 5k run/walk at Magnuson Park in Seattle.

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    SeaGull Splat Run
    Sat 25th May
    Port Orchard, WA, United States
    $25 - $30
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    SeaGull Splat Run

    9382 Olalla Valley rd, Port Orchard, WA 98366, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Fathoms O' Fun Festival Presents the 5th Annual 5K Walk/Run (Flat Course) with Age and Gender Division on Saturday, May 25 .COME JOIN THE FUN!!!

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    Run or Wine 5k May
    Sat 25th May
    Woodinville, WA, United States
    $35
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    Run or Wine 5k May

    19501 144th Ave NE, Woodinville, WA 98072, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Join us for our monthly Run or Wine events. Bring your family/friends, run/walk, and go wine tasting together!

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    T9 Mermaid Run Spokane
    Sat 1st Jun
    $15 - $55
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    T9 Mermaid Run Spokane

    Riverfront Park, 507 N Howard St, Spokane, WA 99201, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The T9 Mermaid Run Spokane returns to Riverfront Park on Saturday, June 1st. A local favorite and one of the best women's runs in Spokane! Experience the great vibe, positive energy, stylish race shirts, finisher's medals & necklaces.

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    Big Backyard
    Sun 2nd Jun
    Redmond, WA, United States
    $20 - $45
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    Big Backyard

    16598 NE 79th St, Redmond, WA 98052, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Celebrating 10 years, we are adding a 10K distance option to commemorate this milestone year! Join us again and help us celebrate! Pick your distance and find your pace. Run/Walk 5K or Run 10K!

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    Helvetia Half Marathon, 5/10K
    Sat 8th Jun
    Hillsboro, OR, United States
    $45 - $65
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    Helvetia Half Marathon, 5/10K

    Hillsboro Stadium, 4450 NE Century Blvd, Hillsboro, OR 97124, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Register now for the Helvetia Half Marathon, 5K, or 10K run/walk. We are excited for the annual running of this award winning event where you Leave the City Behind. Come enjoy this scenic course with breathtaking views of the gorgeous countryside in rural Washington County.

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    $51 - $120
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    Rock ‘N’ Roll Seattle

    Fourth and Madison Building, 909 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98164, USAView event
    About the event

    Race through Seattle's tree-lined streets and take in the city skyline in the Rock 'n' Roll running and music festival. What's not to like, with live music galore and vocal supporters all the way along the course. Come along for the bespoke finisher's medal and post-race parties.

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    Heart of the Country
    Sat 8th Jun
    $20
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    Heart of the Country

    409 Harrison St, Helix, OR 97835, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Save the Date! Head down to the Helix Heart of the Country Family Fun Run/Walk. After an unfortunate flood destroyed much of our park, the community is working hard to make improvements. This year's run proceeds will be used to pay for general community improvements. The race and check-in will be at the Helix Park. Check-In starts at 7 am and Run will begin at 8 am. Walk or Run just come for the fun!

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    Madison Mad Dash 5K and 2.5K Walk/Run
    Sun 9th Jun
    Olympia, WA, United States
    $25 - $35
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    Madison Mad Dash 5K and 2.5K Walk/Run

    Heritage Park, 5th Ave SW, Olympia, WA 98501, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Madison Elementary PTO is very excited for our second annual Madison Mad Dash 5K fundraiser!

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    Sneakers & Sirens Run
    Sat 15th Jun
    Mukilteo, WA, United States
    $20 - $35
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    Sneakers & Sirens Run

    Kamiak High School, 10801 Harbour Pointe Blvd, Mukilteo, WA 98275, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Our 5k and 10k runners will take off at 9:00am. Runners and walkers with strollers will be asked to line up at the back to avoid conflicts on the route. Just a reminder that ONLY SINGLE WIDTH STROLLERS are allowed. Pets are not allowed on the route.

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    Woodinville Summer Solstice Run/Walk
    Sat 15th Jun
    Woodinville, WA, United States
    $25 - $125
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    Woodinville Summer Solstice Run/Walk

    14300 NE 145th St, Woodinville, WA 98072, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Come join us for a fantastic, family friendly 5k near beautiful Woodinville Wine Country! Whether you plan to run, walk or stroll its guaranteed to be a great time. The funds raised benefit the Woodinville Lacrosse Booster Club in support of Woodinville Boys Lacrosse!

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    Run or Wine 5k, June
    Sat 22nd Jun
    Woodinville, WA, United States
    $35
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    Run or Wine 5k, June

    Triplehorn Brewing Co, 19510 144th Ave NE #6, Woodinville, WA 98072, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Join us for our monthly Run or Wine events. Bring your family/friends, run/walk, and go wine tasting together!

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    Head for the Cure
    Sat 29th Jun
    Redmond, WA, United States
    $32
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    Head for the Cure

    16598 NE 79th St, Redmond, WA 98052, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The first Head for the Cure 5K was held in Kansas City in 2003. Since then, more than 115,000 people have joined our efforts to defeat brain cancer step by step! In addition, over 30,000 donors have supported our 5K participants. Together we have raised in excess of $10 million! Whether you're a casual walker, a competitive runner, or simply want to support brain cancer research and programs through our variety of events, a Head for the Cure event is something you don't want to miss.

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    Craft Classic Seattle
    Sun 30th Jun
    Redmond, WA, United States
    $50 - $80
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    Craft Classic Seattle

    Redmond Central Connector, Redmond, WA 98052, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Indulge in two of Seattles true loves: Running and Craft Beer! The Craft Classic Half Marathon and 5K offers a unique Seattle area course with fast times, riverside views and a delicious craft beer reward at the finish line.

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    Edmonds Beat Brackett 5K
    Thu 4th Jul
    Edmonds, WA, United States
    $25 - $30
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    Edmonds Beat Brackett 5K

    425 Main St, Edmonds, WA 98020, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that registration is open for the Beat Brackett 5K.

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    Point Ruston Independence Day 5k
    Thu 4th Jul
    $10 - $35
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    Point Ruston Independence Day 5k

    591 S 11th St, Tacoma, WA 98405, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    A 5K race on a fast, flat and downhill course starting at N. 37th & N. Vassault Street in Tacoma and finishing at Point Ruston's Grand Plaza.

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    $24 - $28
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    Carkeek Warmer

    Fourth and Madison Building, 909 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98164, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Carkeek is home to six miles of fun, roller-coaster trails that traverse the forest! The trails range from wide and rolling, to narrow and steep. If ever youre feeling like the climb is tough, remember that you get to fly back down!

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    Derby Dash 5K
    Fri 12th Jul
    Redmond, WA, United States
    $25
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    Derby Dash 5K

    Kirkland Lifecare facility, 16598-16412 NE 79th St, Redmond, WA 98052, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Derby Dash is back for another family friendly, fun-filled Friday night run along the trail! After the Derby Dash 5K theres lots of fun to be had on Friday Night at Derby Days.

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    Run Like a Viking 5K Run/Walk
    Sat 13th Jul
    $30
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    Run Like a Viking 5K Run/Walk

    2655 NW Market St, Seattle, WA 98107, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Nordic Museum's 3rd Annual Run Like a Viking 5K will be held on July 13. The Run Like a Viking 5k will coincide with Ballard Seafood Fest. Runners are encouraged to don their Norse seafaring attire for the first-ever Run Like a Viking 5K at the new Nordic Museum on 2655 NW Market St. Four legged friends welcome!

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    $15
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    Lyles Myles

    Vancouver, WA, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    After years of finishing runs at the back of the pack, local denizen Lyle Smith decided it was time for a change. For his 60th Birthday, Lyle devised a race that would guarantee a win by adding one extra rule anyone who crosses the finish line before him is disqualified. For 21 years Lyle has taken first place in this event (go figure). However, there is no dishonor in being disqualified, as trophies are given out for runners/walkers that are the Fastest Disqualified in their age group.

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    Queen Anne Run for Home
    Sat 13th Jul
    $40
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    Queen Anne Run for Home

    Fourth and Madison Building, 909 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98164, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    We are excited to invite you to a fun run with purpose this summer! Our Run for Home is an opportunity for us all to take steps toward our mission of preventing homelessness. We are looking forward to coming together as a community and the chance to celebrate all day long with the Queen Anne Days festival!

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    Caledonian Games
    Sat 13th Jul
    Athena, OR, United States
    $5
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    Caledonian Games

    Athena City Park, Athena, OR 97813, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Welcome to Athena, Oregon for the Caledonian Games fun run. You can choose from either a 1 mile run or walk, or a 5K run or walk. The race kicks off a full day of Scottish celebration, called the Caledonian Games.

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    Swedish SummeRun
    Sun 14th Jul
    $30
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    Swedish SummeRun

    Seattle, WA, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The 26th Annual Swedish SummeRun & Walk will be held on Sunday, July 14. The event is a 5k run and walk through the tree-lined streets of Seattle. Proceeds from the run and walk will support the life-saving work of the Rivkin Center, a Seattle-based 501(c)(3) non-profit that funds cutting-edge ovarian cancer research, educational programs, and high-risk prevention & early detection screening in an effort to keep women healthy and save lives.

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    Run on the Greens X-Country Race #3
    Fri 19th Jul
    $20 - $30
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    Run on the Greens X-Country Race #3

    591 S 11th St, Tacoma, WA 98405, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    This is Race #3 in a series of 4 monthly runs on the greens at Meadow Parks Golf Course this summer! You can run in one or more of these races.

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    Bill Burby Inspirational 10K/5K
    Sat 20th Jul
    Vashon, WA, United States
    $12.50 - $25
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    Bill Burby Inspirational 10K/5K

    Vashon, WA 98070, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The race/walk is a family affair and a Strawberry Festival tradition. Costumes are encouraged! It's a FUN run!

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    Night Nation Run – Seattle
    Sat 20th Jul
    $29.99
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    Night Nation Run – Seattle

    800 Occidental Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Night Nation Run is the Worlds 1st Running Music Festival an ultimate blend of a Music Festival and a Fun Run. Experience a music filled course with Live DJs, Light Shows, Bubble Zones, Neon and Black Lights. Cross the finish line into an Epic Main Stage After Party featuring Top Headliner DJs.

    Start and Finish inside CenturyLink Field (Home of the Seahawks)! Get a VIP stadium experience while running through out the illuminated stadium, stop for a selfie with Seahawks field and the city skyline in the background!

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    Capital One Torchlight Run
    Sat 27th Jul
    $25 - $30
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    Capital One Torchlight Run

    Wells Fargo Center, 999 3rd Ave, Seattle, WA 98104, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Ever dream of running through downtown Seattle without traffic? Without the viaduct, this year's course will be brand new and exciting to all runners. Sign up to run on the iconic Torchlight Parade route with tens of thousands of people cheering you on!

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    Mountlake Terrace 5K
    Sat 27th Jul
    Mountlake Terrace, WA, United States
    $30
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    Mountlake Terrace 5K

    23206 56th Ave W, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Our annual fundraiser for Mountlake Terrace elementary schools will take place Saturday, July 27th at 8:30 a.m.. This is a professionally timed event perfect for the whole family. The route winds through the local neighborhoods and a woodsy trail in Terrace Creek Park. Register now!

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    Andy Fritz Memorial Trek for Tech 5K
    Sat 27th Jul
    Lakewood, WA, United States
    $35
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    Andy Fritz Memorial Trek for Tech 5K

    Akewood urgent care, 9501-9509 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood, WA 98499, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Clover Park Technical College Foundation is honored to offer the Andy Fritz Memorial Trek for Tech 5k run/walk at Clover Park Technical College. Proceeds for this event contribute to student scholarships and emergency funding for Clover Park students.

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    Orting Summerfest Half Marathon
    Sat 3rd Aug
    Orting, WA, United States
    $20
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    Orting Summerfest Half Marathon

    102 Washington Ave S, Orting, WA 98360, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Fun 5k, 10k or Half Marathon on the beautiful Foothills Trail in Orting along the Carbon River. Enjoy breathtaking views, fun people and a great run before the Festival in the Park. Monies go towards scholarships for OHS seniors and to support the free Summerfest Festival.

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    $8 - $79
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    Country Girl

    Oregon Army National Guard Recruiting - Kliever, 1751, 10000 NE 33rd Dr, Portland, OR 97211, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Join us annual Country Girl Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K! This is an all womens event. The Country Girl starts and finishes at the historic Kliever Memorial Armory and runs along the beautiful Columbia River with amazing views of the Cascade mountains. All courses are super flat and fast.

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    AuburnFest Almost 5K Poker Fun Run
    Fri 9th Aug
    Auburn, WA, United States
    $18
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    AuburnFest Almost 5K Poker Fun Run

    Auburn, WA, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Almost 5K Poker Fun Run & Walk is a family-oriented fun run associated with AuburnFest. This fun run will utilize the new big loop at Les Gove Park. Five loops around is "almost" a 5K (short of a 5K by 1,138 feet). For each lap around the loop, runners will stop, draw a card, and try to get the best poker hand with the five cards drawn. Instead of prize awards based on time, prizes will be awarded for the top poker hand in each age category.

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    Galloping Gertie Half Marathon
    Sat 10th Aug
    Gig Harbor, WA, United States
    $45 - $55
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    Galloping Gertie Half Marathon

    4700 Point Fosdick Dr NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98335, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Galloping Gertie Half Marathon, 10k and 5k offer the only race to cross the iconic Tacoma Narrows Bridge twice in the same event! Spanning between Tacoma and Gig Harbor, the original bridge was made famous in 1940 when it collapsed after 5 months of operation, earning its nickname of Galloping Gertie. We assure you the newest bridge (with the running path) is far more sound and offers you the opportunity to take in amazing views of Tacoma, Gig Harbor, Mount Rainier and the Olympic Mountains as you race across Gertie far above the Puget Sound!

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    SCOTT Cougar Mountain Series #4: 13 & 26 Mile
    Sat 10th Aug
    Renton, WA, United States
    $35 - $55
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    SCOTT Cougar Mountain Series #4: 13 & 26 Mile

    Mine Shaft Trail, Renton, WA 98059, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Just 15 minutes from Seattle, King Countys Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park, is a trail running paradise thanks to its rolling and runnable hills and trail variety ranging from narrow and technical to wide and groomed. Run through lush forest, fern-lined single-track, over hills and along marshes, just minutes from the city.

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    Enforcer 5K
    Sat 10th Aug
    Redmond, WA, United States
    $35 - $120
    Details

    Enforcer 5K

    Kirkland Lifecare facility, 16598-16412 NE 79th St, Redmond, WA 98052, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The 3.1 mile course will start and finish at Center Court in Redmond Town Center. The course is very flat and will be on either closed roads or wide paved trails. None of the course will be on sidewalks. We will have one aid station about half way through with water and electrolyte drink. The course is subject to change at anytime depending upon unforeseen circumstances or construction.

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    Run on the Greens X-Country Race #4
    Fri 16th Aug
    $20
    Details

    Run on the Greens X-Country Race #4

    591 S 11th St, Tacoma, WA 98405, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    This is Race #4 in a series of 4 monthly runs on the greens at Meadow Parks Golf Course this summer! You can run in one or more of these races.

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    Run Like a Dog
    Sat 17th Aug
    Olympia, WA, United States
    $25
    Details

    Run Like a Dog

    1100 Capitol Way S, Olympia, WA 98501, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Run Like a Dog is a 5k run with all proceeds benefiting the Thurston County Humane Society. Trail running athletes and dog lovers from around the Northwest will convene for this opportunity to compete with their dogs or just for their love of dogs.

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    Tacoma Narrows Half Marathon
    Sat 17th Aug
    Gig Harbor, WA, United States
    $35 - $85
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    Tacoma Narrows Half Marathon

    1202 26th Ave NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98335, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Run or walk one of the most unique race courses in the Puget Sound Region! This point to point course starts at the Tacoma Narrows Airport, crosses over the majestic Tacoma Narrows Bridge, runs on Scott Pierson Trail, into Cheney Stadium and around the infield and finishes in beautiful downtown Tacoma...the city of destiny. We can't think of a better way to see the city.

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    Interlaken Ice Cream Dash
    Tue 20th Aug
    $24 - $28
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    Interlaken Ice Cream Dash

    Fourth and Madison Building, 909 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98164, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    At Interlaken Ice Cream Dash the race begins with a smooth out-and-back on the historic road, then turns quickly upward and onto the forest trails. There are a few steep pitches that will tax your quads, and a sustained climb before you turn around to sail back down through the trees. Those who fancy themselves strong downhill runners may catch the climbers on the descent! Then catch your breath on the silky smooth pavement, because each lap is 2.5k and 5k runners run it twice, while 10k runners run it four times. The climb will leave you puffing, the descent will be thrilling, and when its all over, youll have one serious endorphin high. Come discover the refreshing power of this green enclave!

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    Run With the Cops
    Sat 24th Aug
    Federal Way, WA, United States
    $30
    Details

    Run With the Cops

    Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center, 650 SW Campus Dr, Federal Way, WA 98023, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Do you have what it takes to Run with the Cops? Join local law enforcement officers for the Run With The Cops 5K Run/Walk! Run with the Cops 5K is a fundraising effort for Special Olympics Washington through the Law Enforcement Torch Run Campaign (LETR). Law Enforcement officers volunteer their time and energy on behalf of Special Olympics to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympic athletes worldwide.

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    Run-A-Muk 5K/10K
    Sat 24th Aug
    Mukilteo, WA, United States
    $20 - $30
    Details

    Run-A-Muk 5K/10K

    Dreamlifter Operations, Mukilteo, WA 98275, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Kick off your Lighthouse Festivities with a gorgeous run through Old Town Mukilteo and along Mukilteo Boulevard in beautiful Mukilteo, WA. All proceeds will benefit the Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival. Event production and management will be through the Snohomish Running Company, the premier running event promotion and management company in Snohomish County.

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    Thirsty Summer Nights
    Wed 28th Aug
    $20
    Details

    Thirsty Summer Nights

    591 S 11th St, Tacoma, WA 98405, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    Do you love to run and walk in Tacoma's parks? Then this is the group for you! Discover new paths and trails, share tips and get insider info about our monthly Run the Parks series.

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    Pacific Runderland 5K
    Sat 7th Sep
    Auburn, WA, United States
    $10 - $45
    Details

    Pacific Runderland 5K

    Roegner Park, 601 Oravetz Rd SE, Auburn, WA 98092, USAView event
    About the event
    From the organiser

    The Pacific Runderland 5K is an out-and-back course that begins and ends in Roegner Park in Auburn, WA. The wide bike path course is mostly flat (elevation gain of 47') and travels along the White River.

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