Registration is open for the city of Kent’s annual Christmas Rush run and walk on Saturday, Dec. 14 at Hogan Park at Russell Road, 24400 Russell Road.
The 5K run/walk and the 10K run are along the Green River Trail. The routes are flat and smooth and perfect for those going for time or a morning walk.
Fees are $15 without a race T-shirt (After Dec. 7 the cost is $25); and $30 with a T-shirt. The shirt order deadline is Nov. 14. Registration closes at midnight on Dec. 12. There is day of race registration. The first 400 participants 13 and under can register for free courtesy of Tab Wizard.
Register at https://runsignup.com/Race/WA/Kent/ChristmasRush2018.
Day of race registration begins at 8 a.m. The 10K starts at 9:50 a.m. and the 5K starts at 10 a.m.
The 10K runners will do a big loop. Runners will start on Russell Road and head south to Meeker Street 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.
The 5K course is a modified out and back. Runners will start on Russell Road and head south to Meeker Street 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.
Parking is available at Hogan Park 24400 Russell Road and Neely O’brien Elementary, 6300 S 236th St. (Gate will lock at 12:30 p.m.).