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90 Days at a Glance Calendar

September 2014
 
Saturday, September 20
 
Army Base Race Half Marathon & Cadet 5K. Selah. 8 a.m. Course runs out to Yakima Training Center Army base. www.discoverselah.com, (509) 698-7300.
 
Brighter Futures 5K. Olympia. 8 a.m. 100% pure fun family-friendly “color” run for all abilities. www.brighterfuturesrun.com
 
Columbia River 5K & 10K. Portland, OR. 10 a.m. Out-and-back on Columbia River Trail. www.clarkcountyrunningclub.org
 
Columbia River Power Marathon, Half, 8K & 50K Ultra. Umitilla, OR. Crosses McNary Dam to run in OR & WA. www.columbiarivermarathon.com
 
Cooks Hill Challenge 10 Miler & 5K. Centralia. 8 a.m. Beautiful rural scenery, 10 miler has two steep hills. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , (360) 807-0577.
 
Crystal Mountain Sky Marathon. Crystal Mountain. 8 a.m. Challenge yourself to a tough alpine running experience. www.whiteriver50llc.com
 
Defender Donut Dash 5K. Seattle. 9 a.m. Walkers, leashed dogs and strollers welcome. www.wdtl.org, (206) 713-0036.
 
FitOne Half Marathon, 10K & 5K*. Boise, ID. 7:30 a.m. Building healthier communities through fun; benefits St. Luke’s Children’s hospital.
 
Indian Summer Half Marathon* & 5K*. Richland. 8 a.m. Runs along the Columbia River trail. www.3rrr.org
 
Magnuson Series Family Fitness 5K, 10K, 15K & Du. Seattle. 10 a.m. Monthly series for health and fun, team option and kids’ dash. www.magnusonseries.org
 
Newport Autumn Bloom 5K & 10K*. Newport. 9 a.m. 10K is a second seed qualifying race for Bloomsday. www.brrc.net
 
Rescue Run 5K & 10K. Arlington. 9 a.m. Arlington airport trail run benefits Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue. www.arlingtonrunnersclub.org
 
River Run Half Marathon, 10K & 5K. Wenatchee. 9 a.m. Traffic-free course finishes at heart of Taste of the Harvest festival. www.runwenatchee.com, (509) 387-0051.
 
Run 4 Refuge 2.6 Miler. Bellingham. 10 a.m. Run around Lake Padden. www.hope4justice.org/run-4-refuge/
 
Run Wild 8K & 5K*. Eatonville. 8:30 a.m. Forested paved trails through Northwest Trek Park; entry includes day pass and kids' dash. www.nwtrek.org, (360) 832-7189.
 
Sandblaster Extreme 5K. Kalama. Obstacle course run is local event; kids’ and dogs’ 1K. www.sandblaster5k.org
 
Snoqualmie Ridge 5 Miler. Snoqualmie. 8:30 a.m. Challenging run through wooded trails. www.runsnoqualmie.com
 
Stampede over Stigma 5K. Seattle. 1 p.m. Help break the stigma against mental health issues. www.stampedeoverstigma.org, (206) 525-0648.
 
Station to Station 5K. Ferndale. Family event, benifits local police and firefighters’ funds. www.wcfd7.org/stationtostation.html
 
Valleyfest Run for a Cause 5K & 10K. Spokane. 8:30 a.m. Starts and finishes at Mirabeau Point Park South Centennial Trail; kids’ dash. www.valleyfest.org
 
Bellingham Traverse Multi-Sport Adventure Relay. Bellingham. Team or solo r, road b, trail r, paddle, trek. www.recreationnorthwest.org
 
Sunday, September 21
 
Fremont Oktoberfest 5K. Seattle. 10 a.m. The ultimate beer run. www.fremontoktoberfest.com
 
Monroe Stein Dash 5K. Monroe. 11:30 a.m. Run with a stein, fill it at the finish. www.steindash5kmonroe.com
 
Round “About 5K”. Deer Park. 9 a.m. Course includes two roundabouts; strollers welcome. www.roundabout5k.com
 
Self-Transcendence 7-Hour Race. Seattle. 8 a.m. 1.36-mile loop through Magnuson Park, solo or relay. www.northwestrunning.us, (206) 527-5099.
 
Team Ashlyn 5K. La Conner. 10 a.m. Moderately challenging paved course w/ 3 hills starts and ends at La Conner Elem. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
Kirkland Tri. Kirkland. Solo and relay Sprint tri, Du, Aquabike, Try a Tri, and kids’ events. www.trifreaks.com
 
Valleyfest Boat, Bike & Run Tri. Spokane. 1.5 mi. boat, 11 mi. b, 3 mile r. www.valleyfest.org
 
Friday, September 26
 
Run from the Cops 5K. Mukilteo. Finish this nighttime run in 30 minutes or less to avoid the “Slammer.” www.specialolympicswashington.org, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
Saturday, September 27
 
Autumn Leaf 5K, 10K & 1 Miler. Okanogan. 10 a.m. Courses are out-and-back. www.autumnleafrun.com, (509) 429-6685.
 
Bite of Broadview 5K. Seattle. 10 a.m. Meanders through neighborhoods and Interurban trail. www.biteofbroadview.com
 
Care to Share 5K & 10K. Pullman. Out and back course starts at Bill Chipman trail. www.pullman-wa.gov/recreation, (509) 338-3227.
 
Chamna Chase 6K & 10K. Richland. 9 a.m. Race in Chamna Preserve sponsored by Nomad Trail Runners. www.3rrr.org
 
Cle Elum Ridge 50K & 25K. Cle Elum. 8 a.m. Beautiful scenery and challenging terrain, with an approx. 7,000 ft. elevation gain. www.cleelum50k.com
 
Dash for Disabilities 1K, 5K & 10K. University Place. 9 a.m. Safe course for all abilities. www.databarevents.com, (253) 426-1867.
 
Fan of Spokane 5K. Medical Lake. 10 a.m. Benefits Law Enforcement Family Trust. www.spokanecounty.org, (509) 477-1518.
 
Fly Like an Eagle 5K. Tumwater. 9 a.m. Peter G. Schmidt Elemntary; kids’ 1K. www.runoly.com
 
Free to Breathe 5K*. Tacoma. 9 a.m. Flat and scenic course; 1 mile walk. www.freetobreathe.org
 
Grape Crush Rush 5K & 1 Miler. Kennewick. 8:30 a.m. Run through historic downtown. www.3rrr.org
 
Happy Girls Run Spokane Half Marathon, 10K & 5K. Spokane. 9 a.m. Scenic route includes mix of surfaces. http://happygirlsrun.com/spokane/
 
North County Wine Run Half Marathon & 9K. Battle Ground. Half marathon loop, 9K out-and-back, from Rusty Grape Vineyard. www.getboldevents.com
 
Quilcene Half Marathon*, 10K* & 5K.Quilcene. Courses wind through forest and farmlands overlooking Quilcene Bay. www.quilcenehalfmarathon.com
 
Round Lake 5 Miler. Camas. 10 a.m. Challenging, hilly trail through Lacamas Park. www.clarkcountyrunningclub.org
 
Run from the Cops 5K. Renton.10 p.m. Finish this nighttime run in 30 minutes or less to avoid the “Slammer.” www.specialolympicswashington.org, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
Run with the Chums 5K. Ferndale. 10 a.m. Free and fun; kids’. www.chumsofterrellcreek.org
 
Seattle AIDS 5K Run/Walk. Seattle. 10 a.m. Benefits Lifelong AIDS Alliance. www.seattleaidswalk.org, (206) 323-WALK.
 
Spartan Beast 20K. Sun Peaks Resort, B.C. 30+ obstacles test resilience, strength and stamina. www.spartanrace.com
 
Stomp out Abuse 5K. Spokane. 9 a.m. At Riverfront Park. www.armsonline.org, 
 
Strides 5K. Kent. 9 a.m. Course runs along scenic Green River Trail, sponsored by Neighborhood House. www.nhwa.org
 
Summer’s End 10K & 5K.Covington. 10 a.m. Fairly flat, fast route; free kids’ 2K. www.cruzinpassport.com
 
Tehaleh 5K, 10K, Marathon & Half. Bonney Lake. 9 a.m. Trails wind through pines, rocks, wetlands, meadows and forest; kids 1K. www.evergreentrailruns.com
 
Tough Mudder Saturday. Black Diamond. 10+ miles of vicious and muddy backwoods course w/ insane obstacles. www.toughmudder.com
 
Wild Moose Chase 5K, 10K & 25K. Mead. 8 a.m. Trail runs start at Selkirk Lodge on Mt. Spokane. www.wildmoosechasetrailrun.com
 
Sunday, September 28
 
Bellingham Bay Marathon*, Half* & 5K*. Bellingham. Beautiful point-to-point course with “a touch of trail.” www.bellinghambaymarathon.org
 
BRRC XC 7 Mile. Spokane. www.brrc.net
 
Duck Waddle 5K. Spokane. 12:30 p.m. www.spokane7.com/calendar/events/44564/125509/
 
5K Bra Dash. Maple Valley. 9:40 a.m. Wear a bra outside your shirt; 100% of proceeds benefit NW breast cancer research. www.5kbradash.com
 
Kilometers for Cancer 5K & 10K. Kenmore. 9 a.m. Flat and fast route along Burke Gilman trail. https://www.facebook.com/KilometersForCancer
 
Kirkland Oktoberfest 5K. Kirkland. 10 a.m. “Morgenfahrt” leaves from Marina Park, finishes in Biergarten. www.oktoberfestkirkland.com
 
Pawz by the Sea 5K. Langley. 9 a.m. Dog-friendly run on beautiful Whidbey Island. www.pawzbythesea.com
 
Race for a Soldier Half Marathon & 2 Miler. Gig Harbor. Supports military personnel and their families; kids’ event too. www.raceforasoldier.org, (253) 851-2226.
 
Run of Hope 5K. Seattle. 10 a.m. Benefits pediatric brain tumor research; 3K walk. www.runofhopeseattle.org
 
Run2Educate Half-Marathon*, 10K* & 5K*. Auburn. 9 a.m. Mostly flat course features spectacular views of Mt. Rainer. www.auburnacademy.org
 
Serious About Fitness 5K. Redmond. 9 a.m. Hand-timed event w/ optional 15 minute fitness challenge post-race. www.seriousaboutfitness.net
 
Spartan Sprint 5K. Sun Peaks Resort, B.C. 15+ obstacles test resilience, strength and stamina. www.spartanrace.com
 
Tough Mudder Sunday. Black Diamond. 10+ miles of vicious and muddy backwoods course w/ insane obstacles. www.toughmudder.com
 
Twin Towers Commemorative 5K. Spokane. 9 a.m. Run in Memory. www.facebook.com/TwinTowersCommemorative5k
 
 
OCTOBER
 
Wednesday, October 1
 
Youth XC 1 Miler. Olympia. 4:55 p.m. Free event. www.runoly.com
 
Saturday, October 4
 
Apple Fun Run 5K. Onalaska. 9 a.m. Part of Apple Harvest Festival; 2 mile walk and kids’ mile. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , www.facebook.com/OnalaskaWashingtonAppleFunRunWalk
 
Baker Lake Ultra 50K. Concrete. 8 a.m. Out-and-back on forest trail. www.bakerlake50K.com
 
Cat Running 5K. Redmond. Flat and fast course from Marymoor Park. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
Celebrate Schools 5K. Lynwood. 8 a.m. Supports Edmonds’ School District, pet and stroller-friendly, kids’ run too. www.edmondspsf.org, (425) 431-7263.
 
Colbert Autumn Classic Half Marathon. Colbert. 8 a.m. Hilly course on gravel and paved roads, early start available. www.brrc.net
 
Dolphin Dash 5K. Port Orchard. 9:30 a.m. Sponsored by Sidney Glen Elementary PTA. www.dolphindash5k.org
 
Fall Flash 10K & 5K. Moscow, ID. 9 a.m. Loop on paved and gravel roads, rolling hills. www.palouseroadrunners.org
 
Freedom 5K. Clarkston. 10 a.m. Sponsored by American Legions Post 246. www.seaportstriders.com
 
Harvest Classic 10K & 5K. Longview. 8:30 a.m. Runs along the lake, part of Cowlitz Valley Race Series; kids’ dash. www.uberthons.com/harvestclassic
 
Leavenworth Oktoberferst Marathon* & Half*. Leavenworth. Beautiful course, part of Oktoberfest festivities. www.leavenworthmarathon.com
 
The Neon Run 5K. 7 p.m. Tacoma. Epic lighting, neon, costumes and music to blow your mind. www.theneonrun.com
 
New Heart 5K. Maple Valley. 9 a.m. Run through beautiful autumn scenery of Lake Wilderness. http://newheartfoundation.org/new-heart-events/
 
Pirate Plunder Adventure Race. Yakima. 4+ miles of muddy terrain & 15+ obstacles. www.pirateplunderrace.com
 
Race for Education 5K. Bellingham. Starts and finishes at Civic Field, uses local trails. www.whatcomraceforeducation.org, (360) 676-6470x4894.
 
Run from the Cops 5K. Puyallulp. Finish this nighttime run in 30 minutes or less to avoid the “Slammer.” www.specialolympicswashington.org, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
Run Like a Girl Half Marathon. Bellingham. 9 a.m. All levels welcome, celebrations at each mile. www.runlikeagirlbellingham.org
 
Self-Transcendence 2 Mile. Seattle. 8 a.m. Free monthly series, chart your progress; meet at Magnuson Park boat ramp. (206) 527-5099.
 
Silver Lake XC 5K & 10K. Maple Falls. 11 a.m. Challenging course w/ a “Killer Hill.” www.demingfriends.org/silver-lake-outdoor-festival, (360) 305-3600.
 
Superhero Showdown 5K. Kennwick. Dress as your favorite superhero for this obstacle race. www.superheroshowdown.org
 
Two Dam Punks 10K. Burnsville. 9 a.m. Hemlock Recreation Area; kids’ run. www.columbiagorgerunningclub.com
 
Sunday, October 5
 
Burien Brat Trot 5K. Burien. Part of Oktoberfest activities, also Seize the Sausage 1 Miler for families. www.burienbrattrot.com
 
Camp Sekani 5K & 10K. Spokane. 10 a.m. www.brrc.net
 
Oktoberfest Northwest Stein Dash 5K. Puyallup. 11:30 a.m. Starts and finishes at fair grounds; finish boasts largest beer garden in Pierce county. www.steindash5k.com
 
Olin Peach Fun Run 5K, 10K. & 1 Miler Spangle. 7:45 a.m. Entry includes brunch. www.ucafoundation.org
 
Portland Marathon* & Half*. Portland, OR. Popular event is packed with music groups, cheering teams, porta potties, aid stations, and photographers! www.portlandmarathon.org
 
Rivalry Clash 5K & 10K. Redmond. 8:30 a.m. Husky vs. Cougar in an epic battle of fitness and pride. www.rivalryclash.com
 
Run the Bluff 10K & 5K. Magnolia, Seattle. 9 a.m. Great views; kids’ dash. www.promotionevents.com/magnolia12K/Info.htm.
 
Run With the Fishes 5K*. Issaquah. 9 a.m. Flat and fast, sponsored by Rotary Club of Issaquah; kids’ 1K. www.issaquahrun.com
 
Seattle Run Series 5K & 10K. Seattle. 1stin series of 3 at Alki Beach Park. www.fitnessforvitality.com
 
Sekani Trail Run 5K & 10K.Spokane. 10 a.m. Dirt trail winds around natural rock formations and ponderosa pines; kids’ 1K. www.sekanitrailrun.com
 
Sporty Diva’s Half Marathon, 15K, 10K & 5K.Tacoma. 9 a.m. Chambers Bay Park. www.sportydiva.com
 
Saturday, October 11
 
Accelerate the Pace 5K & 10K. Redmond. 8:15 a.m. Out-and-back in Marymoor Park; kids’ 1K. www.bentownefoundation.org
 
Denali Dash 5K. Redmond. 10 a.m. Leaves from City Hall; kids’ 1K. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , (206) 633-7888 x6.
 
Everyday Superheroes 5K. Bellingham. 10 a.m. Chip-timed road race helps caregivers in need. www.behindthecross.org
 
Fall City Half Marathon* & 10K*. Fall City. 8 a.m. Fast and possibly the flattest course in Western Washington; kids’ 1K www.runsnoqualmie.com, (425) 922-5844.
 
Fall Fest 5K & 1 Miler. Soap Lake. 9 a.m. http://www.ulbfit.com/
 
Fall Fest Footrace 5K*, 10K* & 1 Miler. Richland. 9 a.m. Chip-timed. www.blsfallfest.org
 
Foster 5K. Seattle. 9 a.m. Chip-timed event at Rainer Vista, UW. www.fosterfunrun.org
 
Lewis-Clark Half Marathon & 5K Fun Run.Clarkston. 9 a.m. Out-and-back course along Snake River. www.seaportstriders.com
 
Mount Vernon H.S. Band Aid 5K & 10K. Mount Vernon. 10 a.m. Out-and-back from Skagit Valley College. www.mvbands.org/fun-run.html, (360) 428-6100 x41217.
 
Rampage at the RAC 5K. Lacey. Obstacle course run with plenty of challenges. www.ci.lacey.wa.us, (360) 491-0857.
 
Rover Romp 5K & 3K.Auburn. 10:15 a.m. Part of “Barktober Fest.” www.auburnvalleyhs.org
 
St. Edward Harvest Half Marathon & 10K. Kenmore. 9 a.m. Loop courses cover most of the park trails in “gem” of WA state parks. www.nwtrailruns.com
 
Sunday, October 12
 
Biggest Loser Half Marathon, 5K & Kids’ 1 Miler. Seattle. Non-timed event for all levels, course runs along Lake Union. www.biggestloserrunwalk.com
 
Defiance 50K, 30K & 15K. Tacoma. 8 a.m. Loop course in Pt. Defiance Park. www.defiance50K.com
 
Girlfriend’s Quarter & Half Marathons. Vancouver, WA. 9 a.m. Women-focused event benefits Komen Foundation. www.nwpersonaltraining.com, (360) 574-7292.
 
Great Columbia Crossing 10K*. Astoria, OR. 8:45 a.m. Run across the Astoria-Megler Bridge, challenging incline, great views. www.greatcolumbiacrossing.com
 
Jog the Bog and Beach 10K & 5K. Grayland. 9 a.m. Run on flat roads, beach and cranberry bogs. www.westportgrayland-chamber.org, (360) 268-9422.
 
Miles for Midwives 2.5 Mile Family Run/Walk. Seattle. 10 a.m. Un-timed course through Lincoln Park; kids’ dash. www.milesformidwives.org
 
Poulsbo Marathon*, Half* & 10K. Poulsbo. Hilly course, mostly paved; marathon relay and kids’ events. www.poulsbomarathon.com
 
Spokane Marathon*, Half & 10K. Spokane. Scenic and hilly; great aid station support, marathon relay. www.spokanemarathon.us.
 
Sun City Half Marathon* & Barry James Memorial 5K*. Yakima. Rolling courses run through orchards. www.hcrunners.org
 
Victoria Marathon* & Half*. Victoria, B.C. Fast course and site of B.C. marathon championships; 8K and kids’ events. www.runvictoriamarathon.com
 
Walla Walla Marathon, Half, 10K & 5K. Walla Walla. New single loop marathon course, others start and finish at Pioneer Park. www.wwmultisports.com
 
Washougal Dike Half Marathon, 7.1K & 5K. Camas. 10 a.m. Very flat. www.clarkcountyrunningclub.org
 
Wednesday, October 15
 
Youth XC 1 Miler. Olympia. 4:55 p.m. Free event. www.runoly.com
 
Saturday, October 18
 
Airport Run for Hope 5K & 10K. Arlington. 10 a.m. Benefits Housing Hope. www.arlingtonrunnersclub.org, (425) 359-0868.
 
Black Cat 5 Mile Fun Run & 2.5 Mile Family Dash.Tacoma. 6:30 p.m. A family-friendly event w/ costumes, prizes and a spooky course. www.metroparkstacoma.org
 
Chelan Chase 5K*.Chelan. 10 a.m. Benefits breast cancer treatment. www.chelanchase.com, (800) 4-CHELAN.
 
Coupeville Costume 5K & 1 Miler. 9 a.m. Lots of family Halloween fun. www.minref.wix.com/Coupeville-halloween#bandgclub/ct7q
 
Dallas Kloke Mt. Erie 3.6 & 2.5 Miler.Anacortes. 10 a.m. run. Road or trail to the summit of Mt. Erie; 1200’ elevation gain. www.cityofanacortes.org
 
David Douglas/Burnt Bridge Creek 5 Miler. Vancouver, WA. 10 a.m. Out-and-back. www.clarkcountyrunningclub.org
 
Dog Lake Marathon* & Half*. White Pass Ski Area. Cool weather fall marathon. www.doglakemarathon.com
 
Ghostly Gallop 5K & 10K. Pullman. 10:30 a.m. Costume run along Bill Chipman Trail. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , (903) 360-0262.
 
Lake Padden Trail Half Marathon.Bellingham. 9 a.m. Serves as USATF trail half national championships in 2014. www.lakepaddentrailhalf.com
 
Run with the Kokanee 5K & 10K. Sammamish. 9 a.m. Flat course, mix of trail and paved paths. www.nwtrailruns.com
 
Salmon Fest 5K. Silverdale. 9 a.m. Kids’ dashes too. www.silverdalechamber.com, (360) 692-6800.
 
The Salty Half Marathon. Seattle. 8:30 a.m. Out-and-back from Alki boatlaunch, 2.5 hour cut-off. www.databarevents.com, (206) 355-2040.
 
Walla Walla Crush 5K, 10K & 1 Miler.Walla Walla. 9 a.m. Run through the vineyards, fun for all ages and abilities. www.childrenshomesociety.org
 
Zombie Fest Run to Survive. Vancouver, WA. 11 a.m. Choose to run as a zombie or a survivor; Ghouls for School event at 3. www.energyevents.com
 
Sunday, October 19
 
Dawg Dash 10K & 5K. Seattle. 9 a.m. Dogs welcome at U.W. event; individual and team competition. www.dawgdash.com, (206) 729-9972.
 
Ft. Steilacoom 50K, Marathon & Half, 10K & 5K. Lakewood. Fast, mostly flat trail courses, good support. www.evergreentrailruns.com
 
Haunted Hustle 10K & 5K. Puyallup. 9 a.m. Flat 5K, 10K is hilly and runs through Woodbine Cemetery. www.buduracing.com
 
Goblin Gallop 5K. Redmond. 9:30 a.m. Un-timed family event, including kids’ dashes, costumes encouraged. www.gogoblingallop.org
 
Run, Walk & Roll 5K. Bellingham. 10:30 a.m. Celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month. https://workopp.ejoinme.org/?tabid=545025
 
Saturday, October 25
 
AUSA EOD Warrior 5K. Olympia. 11 a.m. Two laps around Capitol lake. www.databarevents.com
 
Bodymechanics 5K. Tumwater. www.fitbodybootcamp.com/olympiafitnessbootcamp/fun-run/
 
Boogie Nights Dance Party 5K. Seattle. 5 p.m. Untimed 5K followed by 21+ dance/costume party. www.promotionevents.com/BoogieNights/home.html
 
CGRC Pumpkin Trail 5 Miler. North Bonneville. 9 a.m. Starts at Strawberry Island trailhead, costumes encouraged. www.columbiagorgerunningclub.com
 
Freaky 5K*. Federal Way. 11 a.m. Runners receive a flag football capture flag – don’t let the zombies get it! www.raceroster.com, (253) 835-6900.
 
Halloween Run 5K & 1 Miler. Bremerton. 9 a.m. Kitsap Track Club event, kids’ dash. (360) 692-8994.
 
Haunted Hoquiam 2K, 5K & 10K. Hoquiam. Run, walk, or crawl! http://funrun.cityofhoquiam.com/
 
Magnuson Series Halloween 5K, 10K & 15K. Seattle. 10 a.m. Monthly series for health and fun; October event includes 2-mile Dog Dash. www.magnusonseries.org
 
Marine Park Halloween Costume Run. Vancouver, WA. 10 a.m. www.clarkcountyrunningclub.org
 
Pullman Moose Monster Dash 5K. Pullman. 3 p.m. Un-timed out-and-back, costumes encouraged. www.pullmanmonsterdash.com
 
Sacks of Love 5K. Puyallup. 9 a.m. At Heritage Park, activities for whole family. FB page & www.databarevents.com
 
Sky Valley Classic 5K*, 10K & 1 Miler. Monroe. 9 a.m. Formally YMCA Fall Classic. www.ymca-snoco.org, (360) 805-1879.
 
Spooktacular Sprint 5K. Olympia. 9:15 a.m. Olympia’s first Haloween run starts and ends at Priest Point Park. www.spooktacularsprint.com
 
West Seattle Monster Dash. Seattle. 9 a.m. Double loop through Lincoln Park, kids’ dash. www.westseattlemonsterdash.blogspot.com
 
Sunday, October 26
 
Cougar Mtn. 50K, 20 & 7.6 Milers. Bellevue. 8 a.m. Race caps the trail running series, but doesn’t count in total score. www.nwtrailruns.com
 
Monster Dash 5K.Spokane. 10 a.m. In Manito Park, costume contest pre-event; kids’ dash. www.spokaneswifts.com/monsterdash
 
Run Scared 5K. Seattle. 10 a.m. Celebrate Halloween with a “scary” run around Seward Park, costume contest and free kids’ dash. www.runscared5k.com
 
Run Wild Whatcom Adventure Race. Bellingham. 9 a.m. Part race, scavenger hunt and route finding through Whatcom park; kids dash. www.hamsterendurancerunning.com
 
Seattle Run Series 5K & 10K. Seattle. 2ndin series of 3 at Alki Beach Park. www.fitnessforvitality.com
 
Snohomish River Run Half Marathon & 10K.Everett. 8:30 a.m. Flat and fast courses start and end at Rotary Park; chip-timing. www.snohomishriverrun.com
 
Spooky 12K. Port Gamble. 8:30 a.m. Trail race, costume prizes; kids miler. www.rootsrockrun.com, (360) 779-8757.
 
Tri-Cities Marathon* & Relay. Richland. 8 a.m. Flat and fast course runs through Richland, Kennewick, and Pasco, crosses Columbia. www.3rrr.org
 
Friday, October 31
 
Night of the Running Dead 5K. Bellingham. 7 p.m. Urban “adventure run” leaves from Boundary Bay Brewing. www.skagitrunners.org
 
NOVEMBER
 
Saturday, November 1
 
Fircrest Watch Your Speed 5K*.Fircrest. 9 a.m. Mostly flat course w/easy downhill. www.cityoffircrest.net, (253) 238-4160.
 
In Unity We Run Marathon* & Half. Kent. 8 a.m. Out-and-back on the Green River trail. http://www.greenrivermarathon.com/results/2014_IUWR.html
 
Lewis River 5 Miler. Vancouver, WA. 10 a.m. Scenic and tree shaded trail run. www.clarkcountyrunningclub.org
 
Self-Transcendence 2 Mile.Boat Ramp, Magnuson Park, Seattle. 8 a.m. Free monthly series, chart your progress. (206) 527-5099.
 
Sunday, November 2
 
Get Your Rear in Gear 5K.Redmond. 8:30 a.m. Benefits research and education for colon cancer; kids’ dash. www.getyourrearingear.com
 
Klickitat Half Marathon & 5K. Klickitat. 10 a.m. Scenic, medium technical trails. www.columbiagorgerunningclub.com
 
PurpleStride Puget Sound 5K. Seattle. Family-friendly event in Magnuson Park. www.purplestride.com
 
Turn Back the Clock Half Marathon, 10K* & 5K*. Lacey. 8 a.m. Celebrate the “extra hour” at Rainer Vista Community Park; 1 mile family run. www.cluboly.com
 
Saturday, November 8
 
Call of the Wild 50K, Marathon & Half.Bothell. Out-and-back on Sammamish River trail. firstcalltorunmarathon.blogspot.com
 
Carkeek Cooler 5K & 10K. Seattle. 9:30 a.m.Run on “rollercoaster” trails. www.nwtrailruns.com
 
Fowl Fun Run 5K* & 10K*.Mount Vernon. 10 a.m. www.skagitrunners.org
 
Mud and Chocolate 4.5 Mile Trail Run.Redmond. Muddy course, chocolate at finish; “Chocoholics” can also run half on Sunday. www.mudandchocolate.com
 
Mustache Dache 5K. Seattle. 10 a.m. Grow a stache, do the dache, support men’s health and party at the finish line. www.mustachedache.com
 
North Kitsap Fishline Veterna’s Day 5K. Bainbridge Island. www.nkfishline.org, (360) 779-5190.
 
Sugar Rush 5K & 10K. Spokane. 9 a.m. Loop course on Centennial trail, chocolate reception at the finish. https://inlandnwbaby.webconnex.com/SugarRushSpo
 
Veteran’s Day 10K & 5K. Soap Lake. http://www.ulbfit.com/
 
Winter Pineapple Classic 5K.North Bend. First wave 9 a.m. Run w/obstacles on mixed terrain. www.winterpineappleclassic.com, (206) 628-0777 x104.
 
Sunday, November 9
 
Bellingham Trail Marathon.Bellingham. 9 a.m. Stunning mix of trail running may be toughest marathon in the state. www.bellinghamtrailmarathon.com
 
Mud and Chocolate Half Marathon.Redmond. Cruise wide dirt trails on way to a chocolate-themed finish area. www.mudandchocolate.com
 
Sporty Diva’s 6.5 Miler & Half Marathon. Orting. 9 a.m. Trail run. www.sportydiva.com
 
Saturday, November 15
 
Grand Ridge 5 Miler, Half Marathon, Marathon & 50K.Issaquah. 7:45 a.m. Nice double and single-track trails; sells out early. www.evergreentrailruns.com
 
Klineline 3 & 6 Milers. Vancouver, WA. 10 a.m. Out-and-back on Salmon Creek Trail. www.clarkcountyrunningclub.org
 
Poultry Predictor 4 Miler. Redmond. 10 a.m. Top five runners closest to their predicted finish time win a turkey, no timing devices. www.redmond.gov, (425) 556-2333.
 
Snoqualmie Ridge Turkey Trot 5K*.Snoqualmie. 9:15 a.m. Fee includes pancake breakfast; kids’ 1K. www.runsnoqualmie.com
 
Sunday, November 16
 
Rock ‘n’ Roll Las Vegas Marathon* & Half*. Las Vegas, NV. Run “the strip” at night. www.runrocknroll.competitor.com
 
Seattle Run Series 5K & 10K. Seattle. 3rdin series of 3 at Alki Beach Park. www.fitnessforvitality.com
 
Saturday, November 22
 
CCR Turkey Trot 5K. Vancouver, WA. 10 a.m. Annual tradition for Clark County runners. www.clarkcountyrunningclub.org
 
GBRC Turkey Trot 5K.Bellingham. 9 a.m. Register at Whatcom Falls Park main picnic shelters from 7:30-8:45; kids’ run @8:30 a.m. www.gbrc.net
 
Ft. Lewis Turkey Trot 10K & 5K.Ft. Lewis. 9 a.m. www.jblmmwr.com, (253) 967-4768.
 
Hoquiam Turkey Trot 2K, 5K & 10K.Hoquiam. 9 a.m. www.funrun.cityofhoquiam.com
 
Seaport Striders 4 Mile Turkey Trot. Clarkston. 10 a.m. One-way run ends at Asotin H.S., rides back to start. www.seaportstriders.com
 
TriCities Jingle Bell 5K & 1K Kids’ Run.Richland. 10 a.m. Holiday-themed race benefits the Arthritis Foundation. www.tricitiesjinglebellrun.org, (509) 315-9862.
 
White Salmon Valley Schools 5K Turkey Trot. White Salmon. 10 a.m. Sponsored by Whitson Elementary PTO. www.whitsonturkeytrot.eventbrite.com
 
Sunday, November 23
 
Green Lake Gobble 5K*, 10K, Kids’ Dash & Mashed Potato Munch Off.Seattle. 9:30 a.m. On the roads around Green Lake. www.promotionevents.com
 
Hopelink Turkey Trot 5K. Kirkland. Kirkland tradition is fun for whole family. www.hope-link.org, (425) 869-6000.
 
Thursday, November 27
 
Bainbridge Island Turkey Trot 5K & 1 Miler.8:30 a.m. Bainbridge Island. Family-friendly run benefits Helpline House. www.bainbridgeturkeytrot.org
 
Holmes Chiropractic Turkey Trot 10K & 5K.Gig Harbor. 8 a.m. Out-and-backs leaving from Skansie Brothers Park. www.holmeschiropractic.net, (253) 858-5152.
 
Kennewick Turkey Trot 5K & 1 Miler. Kennewick. 9 a.m. www.redcross.org, www.3rrr.org
 
Magnuson Series Thanksgiving Day 5K & 10K. Seattle. 10 a.m. Monthly series for health and fun, team option and kids’ dash. www.magnusonseries.org
 
Norpoint Turkey Trot 5K* Run & 2 Mile Run/Walk.Tacoma. 9 a.m. Run before you gobble, kids’ dash. www.metroparkstacoma.org, (253) 305-1022.
 
Oly Trot 4 Miler. Olympia. 9 a.m. Bring two non-perishable food items, certified course in Heritage Park. www.guerillarunning.com
 
Ridgefield Walk for Water Turkey Trot 5K. Ridgefield. 8 a.m. Walker-friendly course. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , (360) 225 0427.
 
Seattle Turkey Trot 5K.Seattle. 9 a.m. Supports the Ballard Food Bank. www.seattleturkeytrot.org
 
Skamania’s Turkey Trot 5K.Stevenson. 8 a.m. Benefits local food bank, please bring cash or food donation. www.columbiagorgerunningclub.com
 
Tacoma City Turkey Trot 5K*. Tacoma. 9 a.m. Course runs through Procter district; kids’ 1K. www.tacomacityturkeytrot.com
 
Turkey Day 5K & 5 Miler.Redmond. 9 a.m. Come w/ best-dressed “turkey” legs, food donations accepted. www.finishstrongevents.com
 
Turkey on the Run 12K & 5K. Wenatchee. 9 a.m. Family friendly event; kids’ races. www.runwenatchee.com, (509) 387-0051.
 
Wattle Waddle Marathon & Half. Seattle. 8 a.m. Out and back on Burke-Gilman trail, leaving from Gas Works Park. www.wattlewaddle.com
 
Saturday, November 29
 
Christmas at the End of the Road 5K.Winthrop. 1 p.m. Part of weekend long celebration. www.winthropwashington.com
 
Heritage Trail 3 & 7 Milers. Vancouver, WA. 10 a.m. www.clarkcountyrunningclub.org
 
Seattle Ghost Marathon*, Half* & 50K.Seattle. 6 a.m. Loop course leaves from Mt. Baker park, early start available. www.nwultras.com
 
Seattle Marathon’s 5K*.Seattle. 8:30 a.m. Downtown course is dog and stroller friendly; costumes encouraged for “Santa vs. Superheroes” theme. www.seattlemarathon.org
 
Seattle Children’s Kids Marathon.Seattle. 10 a.m. Final 1.2 miles of marathon course after logging 25 miles pre-event. www.seattlemarathon.org
 
Sunday, November 30
 
Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon* & Half*.Seattle. Scenic rolling course with views of downtown and Lake Washington. www.seattlemarathon.org
 
Hot Buttered Run 12K & 5K.Vancouver, WA. 9:30 a.m. Family event includes kids’ run, beverages and holiday spirit. www.energyevents.com
 
 
DECEMBER
 
Saturday, December 6
 
“Dream Big” Girls on the Run 5K. Seabeck. Wildcat Lake. www.girlsontherunwestsound.org
 
Fairhaven Frosty 5K & 10K.Bellingham. 10 a.m. 5K loop course, 10K is 5K repeat; kids’ dash 9:45. www.gbrc.net
 
Girls on the Run 5K. Mt. Vernon. www.whatcomymca.org
 
Ho Ho Hoquiam Dash 2K, 5K & 10K. Hoquiam.9 a.m. Moderate level course with hills. http://funrun.cityofhoquiam.com/
 
Oso United Christmas 5K & 10K.Arlington. 11 a.m. Benefits mudslide recovery efforts. www.arlingtonrunnersclub.org
 
Port Orchard Jingle Bell 5K.Port Orchard. 1:30 p.m. Benefits Arthritis Foundation, dress festive, kids’ 1K. www.portorchardjinglebellrun.org
 
Rogers Reindeer Run 1K, 5K* & 10K*. Puyallup. 9 a.m. Heritage Rec Center. www.rogersreindeerrun.vpweb.com
 
Santa Run 5K.Clarkston. Out-and-back from Swallows Nest Picnic Shelter. www.seaportstriders.com
 
Self-Transcendence 2 Mile.Seattle. 8 a.m. Free monthly series, meet at Magnuson Park boat ramp. (206) 527-5099.
 
Skagit Jingle Bell 5K. Mount Vernon. 9:30 a.m. Holiday-themed run benefits Arthritis Foundation, kids’ 1K. www.skagitjinglebellrun.org, (888) 391-9389.
 
Spokane Jingle Bell 5K*.Spokane. 10 a.m. Holiday-themed run is a Bloomsday second seed qualifier. www.spokanejinglebellrun.org, (509) 315-9862.
 
St. Martin’s Jingle Bell Run 5K & 1.55 Miler. 9:30 a.m.Lacey.Run through campus. http://www.stmartin.edu/jinglebellrun/
 
Ugly Sweater Run 5K. Seattle. 11 a.m. Put on ugly sweater, run, enjoy hot chocolate, beer or hard cider at finish. www.theuglysweaterrun.com
 
Ugly Christmas Sweater 5K & 10K.Ridgefield. 9 a.m. Bring 2 cans of food to donate, cocoa and cookies at finish. www.runridgefield.com
 
New Balance Winter Grand Prix Two Miler #1.Magnuson Park, Seattle. 9 a.m. Must finish 4 of 6 events to qualify for awards. www.clubnorthwest.org
 
Sunday, December 7
 
Grinch Trail Half Marathon & 5K.Gig Harbor. Costume prizes for “naughty” or “nice”; kids’ run. www.route16runwalk.com
 
Saturday, December 13
 
Bellingham Jingle Bell 5K. Bellingham. 9:30 a.m. Holiday-themed run benefits Arthritis Foundation, kids’ 1K. www.bellinghamjinglebellrun.org
 
Deception Pass 25K. Oak Harbor. 8 a.m. www.deceptionpass50.blogspot.com
 
Kent Christmas Rush 5K* & 10K*.Kent. 9:50 a.m. A holiday favorite for over 30 years. www.ci.kent.wa.us, (253) 856-5050.
 
Lincoln School 4.3 Miler. Vancouver, WA. 10 a.m. Course runs through neighborhoods and Discovery Trail. www.clarkcountyrunningclub.org
 
Sunday, December 14
 
Deception Pass 50K.Oak Harbor. 8 a.m. www.deceptionpass50.blogspot.com
 
Polar Skip & Dip. Ft. Lewis. http://www.jblmmwr.com/races, (253) 967-4768.
 
Santa Runs Tacoma 5K & Kids’ 1K. Tacoma. 9 a.m. Run with Santa along Tacoma’s scenic waterfront; costume contest pre-race. www.santarunstacoma.com
 
Seattle Jingle Bell 5K. Seattle. 8: 20 a.m. Holiday-themed run benefits Arthritis Foundation, kids’ 1K. www.seattlejinglebellrun.org
 
Saturday, December 20
 
Magnuson Series 5K & 10K. Seattle. 10 a.m. Monthly series for health and fun, team option and kids’ dash. www.magnusonseries.org
 
Pacific Park Runs. Vancouver, WA. 10 a.m. Course is 1.5 mile mostly unpaved loop, complete as many as possible in under 45 minutes. www.clarkcountyrunningclub.org
 
New Balance Winter Grand Prix Two Miler #2.Magnuson Park, Seattle. 9 a.m. Must finish 4 of 6 events to qualify for awards. www.clubnorthwest.org
 
White Elephant 5 Miler. Olympia. 9 a.m. DOR available at South Sound Running. www.whiteelephantrun.yolasite.com
 
Sunday, December 21
 
Tour de Lights 5K Fun Run. Bonney Lake. 7:30 p.m. Local Christmas light run, bring can of food to donate. www.fleetfeetbonneylake.com, (253) 862-8890.
 
12K’s of Christmas 5K & 12K. Kirkland. 9:30 a.m. New, flatter 12K course for 2014. www.12ksofchristmas.com
 
Wednesday, December 24
 
Tacoma Jingle Bell Run 5K. Tacoma.1:30 p.m. Bring food for local food bank or shoes for local mission. www.metroparkstacoma.org, (253) 305-1022.
 
Sunday, December 28
 
Sporty Diva’s Last Run of the Year. Seattle. 9 a.m.  Run 1 to 5 loops of 2.8 mile path around Green Lake. www.sportydiva.com
 
Yukon Do It Marathon, Half & 5K.Port Orchard. Flat course with negative elevation gain. www.yukondoitmarathon.com, yukondoit26.2com
 
Wednesday, December 31
 
Last Chance Marathon & Half. Bellingham. 9 a.m. Out-and-back on Interurban Trail. www.skagitrunners.org
 
The Last Run 5K and Polar Bear Plunge. Stevenson. 9 a.m. Get an early start on your New Year’s Resolutions. www.columbiagorgerunningclub.com