Tacoma Jingle Bell Run 5K. Tacoma. 10:30 a.m. or Noon. Bring food for local food bank or shoes for local mission. www.metroparkstacoma.org/Races, (253) 305-1022.
First Mile. Tacoma. 11 a.m. Fast, flat mile along Pt. Defiance marina for ages 5+, free event. www.metroparkstacoma.org/first-run
FSRC Resolution Run #1 5K* & 5 Miles. Steilacoom. 9 a.m. First in series of four; hot showers and food post-race. www.runfsrc.com, (253) 537-8712.
Thursday, January 1. CNW Resolution Dry 5K* & Polar Bear Dive 5K*.Seattle. 10:30 a.m. Magnuson Park event includes optional dive into lake before finish. www.promotionevents.com, (206) 729-9972.
Saturday, January 17. Nookachamps Winter Half Marathon*, 10K* & 5K*.Mount Vernon. 10 a.m. Some hills, great winter scenery, warm-up facilities at finish. www.nookachamps.com