By Joni Kirk, Mill Creek Director of Marketing and Communications.
The seventh annual Run With Heart co-hosted by the City of Mill Creek and Columbia Athletic Clubs takes place Saturday, August 10, 2019, beginning at 9:00 am with activities for the whole family.
Registration for the day’s events – including the 5K run/walk, Kid’s 1K, Toddler Trot and Diaper Derby – is now open at www.millcreektourism.com/runwithheart.
Early bird registration prices are $30 (5K), $10 (Kids' 1K), $10 (Toddler Trot), and free (Diaper Derby). These prices increase beginning Saturday, July 20th.
All runners receive a finisher's medal. A commemorative t-shirt will be available with registration before Friday, July 19th. There will be a limited number of extra t-shirts for purchase during packet pick-up and at the day-of registration.
“The Run With Heart has become one of Mill Creek’s premiere community events! There is something for everyone,” said Columbia Athletic Clubs Fitness Director Bobby Sorensen.
He went on to say, “We are incredibly thankful for the generous support from local companies and organizations to ensure this event continues to grow and thrive. The continued partnership with the City of Mill Creek has been mutually beneficial as we share a common goal to provide recreational opportunities to people of all ages. We are excited to bring new and fresh changes to this year’s event by moving the course into Mill Creek.”
All events take place at Mill Creek Sports Park, 13903 North Creek Dr. in Mill Creek.
The 5K race will still start and finish at Freedom Field. The course heads north along North Creek Drive to Dumas Road. At Dumas, runners will take a left heading down the hill toward Park Drive (entrance to McCollum Park). They will then take a left heading onto the North Creek Trail, heading south toward Mill Creek Town Center. Runners will then turn back at LA Fitness, heading along Main Street as it turns into North Creek Drive, toward Freedom Field.
The 5K race is a professionally chip-timed by Tortoise & Hare Timing, and will take place rain or shine.
Packet pick-up will take place on Friday, August 9th, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Columbia Athletic Clubs, 505 128th Street SE in Everett.
Day of Race packet pick-up and registration will open at 7:30 am on Saturday, August 10th.
Proceeds from the event go toward the Ironheart Foundation, which inspires individuals and organizations to live a heart-healthy life, and the Colton’s Army Guild, which directly funds medical care of children and research to find a cure to childhood cancer.
Participants are encouraged to take the Swift Green Line to the Trillium Boulevard Station along Bothell-Everett Highway (SR 527). Please note that both north-bound and south-bound buses stop at this Swift bus station.
Swift bus service on August 10th will run every 20 minutes from 7:00 am to 8:40 pm.
Alternately, there is parking at Heatherwood Middle School, with shuttle service to the Mill Creek Sports Park provided by Mill Creek Retirement Community.