EMERALD CITY 5K, 9AM SEATTLE


Join us for the first annual Emerald City 5k.  A little bit of "Emerald City", a little bit of "Oz" and a whole lot of FUN!

Schedule of events:

  • 8-9am packet pickup
  • 9am 5k run/walk
  • 10am post-race yoga *bring your own yoga mat


What you get:

  • Finisher's Medal
  • Race​
  • Free race photos & results!
  • Yoga!


Registration Tiers:

  • Run or Walk 5k NO SHIRT - early bird price
  • Run or Walk 5k NO SHIRT
  • Run or Walk NO SHIRT, late registration
  • Run or Walk - with unisex "x" shirt (sizes from S-2XL) - only these registrations get shirts.  There are no discount codes available for this selection.  You must also register by the date given.​



Emerald City FAQs.

Questions about registration.
Q.  Do I need to sign a waiver?
A.  Yes, please sign the waiver here:  https://app.waiverforever.com/pending/GQWmR9aFAy1493914663  

Q.  What time do I pick up my packet?
A.  8-845am.

Q.  When is the race?
A.  August 20, 2023

Q.  Where do I pick up my packet?
A.  Golden Gardens Park (8498 Seaview Pl NW, Seattle, WA 98117)

Q.  Can I pick up the packets for my friends?
A.  Yes, you can pick up the bib but participants must be present to redeem drink tickets (when applicable), medal, and other swag.

Q.  What is included in the registration?
A.  Registration includes run/walk, finisher's medal, race photos, and extra swag!  

Q.  When does online registration close?
A.  Online registration will close on 8/17/23. 

Q. Why don't you include shirts with the race entry?
A. Not everyone wants a shirt, they are a nightmare to maintain inventory-wise, the shirts don't get picked up and we are "stuck" with all of the extras. Behind the scenes, shirts need to be ordered "way in advance" and since most people are registering closer to the race date, this makes it difficult to bear the costs without knowing the final count.

Our solution: Instead of tees at every race, we offer "tickets" to be redeemed with one of our on-site vendors (coffee, cookie dough, and more) as a race perk. Nothing like a treat that is INCLUDED in your registration! And we aren't contributing to the landfills or over-loaded donating sites.

In addition to our “tickets” we started our Trees not Tees campaign.  One tree will be donated on behalf of those who registered.  https://onetreeplanted.org/products/washington.  Thanks for understanding and we appreciate your continued support of our FUN races!

Q.  Is there DAY OF Registration?
​A.  We welcome new participants! See specific race date for details on registration times on race day.  Cash or credit cards are all accepted. Please note, that there is a $10 race day fee. 

Q.  What's a virtual 5k? 
A.  A virtual race is a race that can be run (or walked) from any location you choose. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym, or on the track (or even at another race). You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself. We will mail you your medal when we receive them.  Do not show up to the event, medals will be mailed after the event date.

​Q.  Can I transfer to a virtual race since I can no longer make it on the day of the race or vice versa?
A.  Sorry, no transfers.  

Q.  Can I get a refund or transfer to another race or runner?
A.  Sorry, no refunds or transfers.

​​Q.  I couldn't make it to the event, can I get my medal and bib mailed to me?
A.  No, you must attend the event to receive a medal/bib. ​  

​Q.  You canceled, can I get a refund?
A.  In an effort to promote the health of our participants, we will not issue refunds in cases of severe weather (heat or cold), smoke, or pandemic, etc. If we are forced to cancel the event due to unsafe running conditions our goal is to reschedule the date of the race. If this is not possible we intend to host a virtual event and mail participants their race packets. As per our waiver, "I understand that this event does not provide refunds in the event of cancellation, and by signing this waiver, I consent that I am not entitled to a refund if the event is canceled before or during the event."

Course Questions.
Q.  Where is the race?
A.  Burke-Gilman Trail.  Here is the course link:  https://www.plotaroute.com/route/2197698

Q.  What is the race distance?
A.  Approximately 3.1 miles'ish

Q.  Are strollers/dogs allowed?  
A.  Yes, but please note that the path narrows on parts of the course.  Please line up in the back upon starting the race.  No charge for babies in strollers (but they won't get a medal unless you purchase a paid entry).

Q.  Is the course hilly?
A.  Trail is fairly flat, rain or shine! The trail is open to the public- please abide by park rules.

Q.  Is this event timed?
A.  We will have "manual timing" for this race.  Our goal is to have more opportunities to race (against yourself), improve, and have fun!

Q.  Where will results be posted?
A.  Results will be posted on the Facebook event page as well as in an email.  Please do not request results within a week - be patient!

Q.  What does "cupless" mean?
A.  It means we are limiting the water stations at most of our races.  Please bring your own water.

Q. Can I wear headphones?
​A. We would prefer that you do not wear headphones for safety reasons.​

​Miscellaneous questions.

Q.  Do you offer prizes for the top finishers?
A.  Sometimes.  But please remember our races are "fun runs" and our focus is on providing all of the participants a positive, inclusive, and welcoming experience.


Q.  I heard you have UW football tickets for a discounted price?

A.  Yes, we do, click HERE and attend the 11/11 and 11/25 games!


Q.  Does this race benefit anything?

A.  Yes, our GoFundMe!  Find out more HERE.


Q. Do I need to dress up?
A. No. But if you happen to have a costume in your closet, wear it!

Q.  Are you accepting shoe donations?
A.  Yes!  We accept gently-used shoe donations.  We ship to GotSneakers.  Any proceeds go directly to the Everett Animal Shelter.

Q.  Where can I park?
A.  Please arrive early to find street parking and/or park at Golden Gardens Park.

Q.  Is there a bag check?
A.  No.

Q.  Do you have a raffle at this race?
A.  We typically conduct raffles included in registrations or you are asked to bring a donation to participate in the raffle.  IF we have a raffle, you will get advanced notice or ask us at the registration booth.

Q.  Do you offer discounts?
A. Yes, please visit our Discounts & Incentives page.

Q.  Who are the vendors or sponsors for the races?
A.  Vendors and sponsors change per race.  We cannot guarantee any vendor or sponsor per race.  

Q.  Do you offer free coffee or ice cream with the registration?
A.  Yes, sometimes.  Please do not expect additional freebies but be grateful when they are offered.

Q. Can I volunteer?
A.  Yes, please email us at info@run2befit.com. All volunteers get a free entry into a future race!​  See available volunteer opportunities here:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A044BADA922A13-20221 

Q.  How do I sign up for another event?
A.  Check out our events here (on our website) or go to our Facebook Events page & search for an event!

Presented by: Run 2 Be Fit dba PNW Ladies Running Group
Our race company philosophy has always been to offer quality races for new and novices runners & walkers by keeping the races small and affordable. ​


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