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Run to the Top

Run to the TopSaturday, July 12, 2014
Kids Dash starts at 9:30 am
5k starts at 10 am

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! The Kids Dash is a mini version of the course making the event perfect for families.

New kids event! This race has been changed from a pub run to a family race so kids can participate too!

5K:
                 $25, $35 day of race
Kids Dash:    $15, $25 day of race

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. A refreshing waterfall runs near the trails and may tempt summertime runners to ignore the race clock and cool off.

About the 5k
5k course goes 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. Fee includes a commemorative t-shirt. Register by July 7 to guarantee a shirt. Meet at skateboard park for registration and packet pick up beginning at 8:30 am.

About the Kids' Dash:
Kid's course is one loop from bottom to top of park and back, approximately 1 mile. Fee includes a commemorative t-shirt. Register by July 7 to guarantee a shirt. Meet at restroom at bottom of park.  

  • 5k, chip-timed.
  • Kids Dash is approx. 1 mile (not timed)
  • 5k:    $25,  $35 day of race
  • Kids Dash:   $15, $25 day of race
  • Online registration closes July 10 at midnight 
  • Entry fee include race t-shirt. Register by July 7 to guarantee a shirt.
McKinley Park
907 Upper Park St.
Tacoma, WA

Map
(253) 305-1022

Check-in begins: 8:30 am
5k check-in near the skateboard park
Kids Dash meet at restroom at bottom of park.  

Race begins:
Kids Dash: 9:30 am
5k starts at 10 am

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

Results & Photos
Results will be posted within 24 hours of the finish.