2018 Just Tri's "Get the 5K 'Out of the Way 5K Run and 1 mile Free Kids Walk or Run"
January 1st, 2018
Fort Steilacoom Park
Race Starts at 10 AM
(Free Kids Run starts at 10:03AM)
Just Tri’s “Get the Five 5K ’out-of-the-way”
The Just Tri “Get the Five 5K ‘out-of-the-way” start your New Year of Right. This 5K run is the third in the Triple the Fun Run Series. The previous events included The Crazy Hat Run on October 29th and on December 9th the Jingle Bell Rock Run. Participants have received a Crazy Hat, a Jingle Bell Rock Run shirt and will receive a warm Just Tri Scarf on the first 5K of the year. It’s already 2018 and we might as well start our new year by completing the first race of year. Get the first 5K out of your way!
The 5K Course:
Short and sweet! Fort Steilacoom offers a wide variety of paved and trail components as well several challenging hills. This 5K is very flat, and potentially a fast 5K. Other 5K’s that Just Tri has built, have included hills and challenged athletes making them test their grit. This course gives participants the opportunity for a really good run time. Starting with a couple turns to warm up, then a strait sprint on Angle road, continuing on in the “back area’s” of the park. Pace yourself and get into the rhythm of the race here. Keep a mindful eye for dog walkers entering the dog park.
Once participants get to Waughop Loop Trail they can really open-up! Make time, lean into the turn and take advantage of the smooth surface. The finish line will be right there! Some participants asked if they can walk? Yes, feel free to walk. Strollers? Yes, we ask if you are pushing a stroller to appropriately place yourself and please use additional caution.
Kids 1 Mile Run/ Walk:
This a free event. The walk is free, parents may join, pets: bring them along! It will be flat and enjoyable. This race will start about 2 mins after the 5K. Please note to receive a scarf or Medal participants must enter the 5K run or walk!
Complimentary photo’s will be available – Check our Web Site after the race! Our Photographer, Colette, takes pictures that our unbelievable!
Start time: 10AM.
Awards and Medals:
Place awards for Male and Female on both races will be awarded. The past two races have been really competitive, so come ready to race!
If you are completing the Triple the Fun Series you will receive the newly designed series medal. Medals are hot of the press and are going to look great!
If this is the only race of the series, you will receive the very beautiful and highly touted Just Tri 5K/10 Medal. This is being brought back in a limited edition and back by request. Sign up early to guarantee a medal and scarf.
From I-5 in Tacoma, south bound, take exit 129 ( S 72nd St.) Go west (right) on 74th in 2.3 miles 72nd becomes Custard. Go another 1.2 miles and turn right on Steilacoom Blvd. Go 1.5 west and turn left onto Elwood Drive SW. Turn right on Dresden Lane into park.
From I-5 south of Tacoma, southbound, take exit 125 (Lakewood). Turn left onto Bridgeport Way W. Go north on Bridgeport Way W, crossing 100th St SW . Turn left on Steilacoom Blvd and go west; then proceed as above.
Parking Pass/Entry Fee: None
SWAG to 5K Athletes:
Scarf and Medal to all Athletes!
If you have completed the Triple the Fun Series you will receive the Series Medal. The medal was designed to highlight all three races and we produced a limited 75 medals! If you have not completed the series you will receive Highly Sought after Just Tri 5K medal!
The scarf is a warm fleece scarf...with the City of Lakewood and Just Tri Logo's printed...We love designing a giving out our swag. We hope you enjoy it too!
If you complete this race, you will be eligable for signing up for the BLACK HILLS TRIATHLON at 50% off! This is a one day only race special. It will be the only time you will be able to enter the BHT at this price.