Registration Now Open For ‘Cove To Clover’ 5K Fundraiser Run March 13th

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Registration Now Open For ‘Cove To Clover’ 5K Fundraiser Run March 13th
March 11, 2011
March 13, 2011
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January 6, 2011
Normandy Park Cove
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1500 SW Shorebrook Drive, Normandy Park, WA, 98148, United States

Last year's "Cove to Clover" run raised over $36,000 for local charities. This year

Registration has officially opened for the 2011 Cove to Clover 5K Fundraiser Run, which will be the Sunday finale to a weekend festival that will run March 11-13th – to register, click here to go directly to the registration page.

Cost per runner is $30 before Feb. 28th, and $35 afterward.

There will also be a Family Race, which has a $25 early registration fee.

“This is one of the hardest 5ks in the northwest,” said Race Organizer John Nelson. “So hard in fact that it is fast becoming a test piece for NW runners. For starters, ‘Snake Hill’ rises nearly 1,000-feet in the first mile of the course. Around mile two you’ll encounter ‘The Uprising,’ a runner obstacle that has been constructed in the middle of a live Celtic battlefield. For your suffering, you will be rewarded with on-course Celtic pipers and a finish line festival that delivers the goods (2 beer gardens, 2 stages with live entertainment, free root beer garden and free hot dogs for children). The Snake awakes!”

Cove to Clover is a 501(c)(3) umbrella charity which distributes all proceeds to local charities, including the Highline Area Food Bank, Hospitality House and Highline District Schools. The organization is very lean, and is run by passionate, local volunteers, and last year raised over $36,000 for local charities.

“Be assured, your participation will be making a positive impact on your community,” added Nelson.

Here are some things to expect:

  • New: Pub Crawl pre-registration online
  • New: Athlete Angel Program
  • New: Runner Obstacle
  • New: 2-day Celtic Folke Faire
  • New: Irish Gala
  • New: Limited edition hats can be purchased with registration (runner or angel)
  • Not New: One of the hardest 5Ks in the great Northwest!
  • 5k (run or walk) on March 13, 2011 at 1:00 PM» $30.00 early registration (through 2/28 at 9:01 PM US/Pacific)
    » $35.00 registration (2/28 at 9:01 PM US/Pacific through 3/10 at 10:00 PM US/Pacific)
  • Family Race (1 mile run or walk) on March 13, 2011 at 1:40 PM» $25.00 early registration (through 2/28 at 9:01 PM US/Pacific)
    » $30.00 registration (2/28 at 9:01 PM US/Pacific through 3/10 at 10:00 PM US/Pacific)
  • Athlete Angel: Sponsor a need-based student for the race (5K or Family – student choice). Student will be anonymous to the sponsor and will be selected on first come, first served basis. » $25.00 sponsoring (1) child (through 3/10 at 10:00 PM US/Pacific)
  • Pub Crawl – Must be 21 or Over» $10.00 registration (through the day of the event)

Visit to see what else is in store.

Here’s a map of the course:

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Here are more details:

Race Information

Each race registration includes a race shirt, timing chip and runner bib. Kid’s will qualify for free hot dog and rootbeer at the finish line festival.

NOTICE: ALL REGISTRATION AND PACKET Pick-up is at BURIEN TOWN SQUARE. No registration at the Cove this year!

Registration and Packet Pick-up ends at 12:15 pm

Mick Kelly’s Irish Pub
435 SW 152nd Avenue
Burien, WA 98166

Free Pre-Race Shuttle – Parking Extremely Limited at the Cove.
Loading at Mick Kelly’s Irish Pub beginning at 10:30 am to both start lines (5K and Family Race).

Final 5K shuttle departs Mick’s at 12:30 pm.
Parking is extremely limited at the Normandy Park Community Club “The Cove” (5K Start Line). Final Family Race shuttle departs Micks at 1:00 PM.

Will YOU be able to defeat 'The Snake' this year?

5k race begins promptly at 1:00 PM at:

Normandy Park Community Club (“The Cove”)
1500 SW Shorebrook Drive
Normandy Park, WA 98166

Family race begins promptly at 1:30 PM at:

St. Francis of Assisi Church
15236 21st Ave SW
Burien, WA 98166

Finish Line (and Mick Kelly’s Beer Garden):

Mick Kelly’s Irish Pub
435 SW 152nd Avenue
Burien, WA 98166

Beneficiary – Local Charities

Please note: If you choose the ‘no shirt’ option during your registration process, the extra proceeds will benefit the Highline Area Food Bank, Highline Schools Foundation and Hospitality House.

Pub Crawl


Friday, March 11, starts at 6pm:

  • Start at Mick Kelly’s Irish Pub
  • 21 and over only!
  • Get your official bib/passport
  • Drink and food specials at official stops

More information:

For More Information

Please visit

Volunteer Opportunities

Many volunteers are needed to make this truly grass-roots charity event happen smoothly come race day. Please visit this page again to sign-up as a volunteer.


  • Race Crew — setup barricades and race signage
  • Intersection Attendant — mentor and intersection during the race
  • Snake dancer — for pre-race promotions we need a troupe of performers to man 30 foot Snake Puppet (Chinese dragon style)
  • Celtic Folk Fair
  • Registration — Last Gasp / Race Day
  • Finish Line – Chip Collector / Setup
  • Beer Garden – Bartender/ID Checker
  • Root Beer Garden
  • Pub Crawl Registration
  • Celtic Faire – Setup/Tear Down