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Beat the Bird 5K & Lil Drumstick 1K

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Join us for the 10th Annual Beat the Bird 5K Lil' Drumstick 1K on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28, 2019. This year’s race will again raise money for a donation to the Renewal Food Bank in Bellevue. The course starts at the Kelsey Creek Shopping Center in the Lake Hills area of east Bellevue. The course is flat, fast and family-friendly as 90% of the course runs away from traffic on the wide-open carriage trail path that winds through the Lake Hills Greenbelt Park. Earn your turkey dinner Thanksgiving day by helping us raise money to feed those who are less fortunate. Beat the Bird is also the 3rd race in the Bellevue Holiday 5K Series in Lake Hills. Run one race or run them all!

How to enter the Beat the Bird 5K & Lil Drumstick 1K

  1. Beat the Bird 5K

    Run 5km
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  2. Lil' Drumstick 1K

    Run 1km
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Beat the Bird 5K & Lil Drumstick 1K routes

Please note two things:

  • The course is an out-and-back. When participant traffic becomes two way, please stay to the right.
  • There is one road crossing that will be staffed by two volunteers and a police officer. None-the-less, your safety is your responsibility. Please watch for cars and obey any instructions from the volunteers and the police officer.

The 5K will have one water station that runners will pass twice, once on the way out at 1 mile and once on the way back at 2 miles.

Event Details

What’s Included


  • All finishers regardless of date registered will receive a finisher's medal!
  • Each PRE-REGISTERED participant by November 21, 2019, receives a free technical shirt. A limited number of shirts MAY be available for day of race registrants but are not guaranteed for anyone registering after November 21, 2019.


  • Overall 1,2,3 male and female, plus age group winners: Under 10, 10-14, 15-19, 20-21, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.

Results will be made available onsite and online shortly after the race.

Raceday Logistics

Race day check-in begins at 8:00 AM on Thanksgiving morning. You may also check-in on Wednesday, November 27, 1 pm to 7 pm, at SHOES-n-FEET, located at 15015 Main Street, Bellevue in the Kelsey Creek Center. Please see for directions:

8:00 - Race Number/Chip Pickup
8:45 - Kids 1k
9:00 – 5K Start
9:45 - Awards Ceremony
11:00 - Courses Close


An estimated 20 volunteers will be needed to ensure the safety and enjoyment of the runners expected to run the Beat the Bird 5K. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact [email protected]

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