The 10th Annual Friendship Run in Olympia Washington has a new date -- March 17th! We are also adding some improvements to celebrate 10 years of spreading friendship and access to education.
- All New 10K Run
- Training Groups for 5K and 10K races coached by Guerilla Running
- Registration Reimbursement from Participating Employers
- Same great 5K run / walk
- Tot Trot FREE to kids age 2-8... All Tot Trot participants receive a prize!
- Prizes for 1st and 2nd place Male and Female finishers in the 5K & 10K
- Awards also given to top three finishers in 5K and 10K Age Groups
- Lots of fun for the whole family (even if you are not running or walking the course!
The Friendship Run 5K has been around for a decade now. We
are lucky to have a beautiful trail winding behind our school to run
on. We start in the upper lot at McLane Elementary. The trail picks up
at the western end of the parking lot and winds around both schools
back to Mud Bay Road / Harrison Ave. We cross Mud Bay / Harrison on an
overpass and continue north on the trail. The 5K route heads north,
until we are even with 11th, then cuts west to Delphi Road NW. We head
back south on Delphi and rejoin the trail at 2nd. Crossing the
overpass, once again, we follow Mud Bay road to the traffic light at
Delphi Road, turn left onto Delphi, then left again into the McLane
Elementary Parking lot to finish where we began.
The Friendly 10K is a new addition to our menu. Our 10K
route follows the 5K course but continues north farther -- All the Way
to The Evergreen State College! We are working on permission to run
through Red Square at Evergreen, but may need to divert through another
portion of campus, As we leave TESC the 10K runners cross Evergreen
Parkway near the large traffic circle and follow the trail on the east
side of the Parkway south. The trail ends at 2nd and we follow that for
a block before turning right onto Overhulse. One more block then right
onto Harrison / Mud Bay. We'll go under the overpass, hang a hard
right, the climb up over the underpass. From there the 10K route is
identical to the 5K.
From I-5 take exit 104 for Highway 101. Follow 101N. Take the third exit for The Evergreen State College. Stay to the right for Mud Bay Road when the ramp splits. Turn left onto Mud Bay Road. Turn left at the next light onto Delphi Road. Mclane Elementary is on the left just around the bend.
All proceeds from the Friendship Run go to Olympia's Westside Cooperative Preschool -- A non-profit preschool providing access to quality education in Thurston County since the 1970's.
The Training Groups are coached by Guerilla Running -- A USATF member organization dedicated to helping people reinvent themselves through running.
2012 Results: Overall; Age Group
2011 Results: Overall; Age Group
2012 Photos: OnTheRunEvents
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