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Run to the Top

Run to the TopSaturday July 12, 2014
McKinley Park*
907 Upper Park Street, Tacoma 98404

5K Chip Timed
1M Kids Dash (12 and Under)

Meet: Grass area between Skate Plaza and Playground
Run Start: Kids Dash 9:30 am/5K 10 am
Check In: 8:30 am
SWAG: T-shirt (must register by July 7)

Pre-registration (Deadline Thursday July 10 Midnight)      
  • 5K $25
  • Kids Dash $15   
Day of Race (No SWAG)                       
  • 5K $35
  • Kids Dash $25
Run to the Top is Tacoma's toughest, most gritty, most hilly 5k—and runners and walker of all types will love every second of it! Ongoing renovations by a dedicated group of park volunteers have made McKinley Park a wonderful place to run.

Race participants will enjoy a shady route on 8-ft wide trails with views of Tacoma. The 5k course runs adjacent to the I-5 freeway with views of the Tacoma Dome. You'll experience the enhanced wetlands, waterfall and boardwalk. The course winds around McKinley Park from bottom to top and although it is one of our most challenging events it’s also one of the most fun.

New!  Kids Dash
This race has been changed from a pub run to a family race so kids can participate too! The Kid's course is one loop from bottom to top of park and back, approximately 1 mile.


McKinley Park
907 Upper Park St.
Tacoma, WA

(253) 305-1022

Note: This event is at McKinley Park, located directly across I-5 from the Tacoma Dome, not Verlo Playfield (formerly called McKinley Playfield) which is located at 4321 E. McKinley Ave.

Results & Photos
Results will be posted on Monday, July 14

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Photos 2013: