Burien Festival 5K & Family 1K Run Is Sunday, June 21st


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On the last morning of Burien’s Strawberry & Arts Festival (Sunday, June 21st), the 3rd Annual Burien Festival 5K & Family 1K Run will take place, starting at 9am.

Here are the details:

WHAT: 3rd Annual Burien Festival 5K & Family 1K Runs

WHEN: Sunday, June 21st, beginning at 9am (registration begins at 7:30am)

WHERE: Race begins at Burien’s Interim Art Space, located at SW 150th & 4th Ave SW, then heads east through Olde Burien and the surrounding neighborhood. The course will be clearly marked by cones, and volunteers will be available at most intersections. The 1K Kid’s race will start 1K from the 5K course finish line. Check back for a course map.

COST: $25 registration fee (you can register online here)

INFO: “The Burien Festival 5K Run is an annual community event sponsored by WhiteWater Aquatics. The purpose of the run, aside from providing a healthy activity for our members and the community, is to raise funds for the Ruth Dykeman Children’s Center and for scholarships for WhiteWater swimmers.

This year, we’re adding a Family 1K Run for kids 12 and under – while they can compete in either race, the 1K will have a SuperHero theme – kids are encouraged, but not required, to dress as their favorite SuperHero and run the race. A prize for best costume will be given at the completion of the Family 1k Run.

Q:  Who is WhiteWater Aquatics and why are they sponsoring a 5K Run?
A:   WhiteWater Aquatics is a year-round competitive swim team that swims at Evergreen and Tukwila Pools.  Swimmers are from ages 5 to 18, and are from the local Highline area.

Q:  How do I register?
A:  Register on-line at www.getmeregistered.com or at the registration site the day of the race.

Q:  How much are the registration fees?
A:  The entry fee is $25 per participant, if you register prior to the event (strongly encouraged to guarantee you’ll get a T-shirt!), and $15 for the 1K Kid’s Run.  The entry fees will increase by $5 (and no guarantees about getting a T-shirt) starting on June 7th, two weeks before the race.

Q: If I register online, how do I get my race packet?
A:  T-shirts, bibs and timing chips will be available for pick up the day of the race (Sunday, June 21th, from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.) at the Registration area near the starting line.

Q: What time do the different events begin?
A:   7:30 a.m.    Registration begins at the race starting line on 6th Ave SW and SW 152nd St.
9:00 a.m.    5K Run begins
9:45 a.m.    1K Run begins on last portion of 5K course
10:15 a.m.   Awards Ceremony at the finish line

Q:  Where does the race start?
A:  The 5K race starts and finishes at the Burien Interim Art Space Park located at S.W. 150th & 4th Avenue S.W..  The race heads east through Olde Burien and the surrounding neighborhood.  The course will be clearly marked by cones, and volunteers will be available at most intersections.  The 1K Kid’s race will start 1K from the 5K course finish line.  Check back for a course map.

Q:  Will timing chips be used in the 5K race?
A:  Yes.  All timing chips must be returned immediately following the race.  Runners who fail to return their timing chips are subject  to a $30 fee, refundable when the chip is returned.

Q:  Are strollers or baby joggers or dogs allowed in the 5K Run?
A:  Strollers ARE allowed, Dog are NOT.

Q:  Who should I call if I have more questions?
A:  Call 206.878.0499

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