Join us for the Run Forest Run 5k event at the Green Lake Community Center in beautiful Seattle, WA, USA! Lace up your running shoes and get ready for a fun-filled day of running and community. Whether you're a seasoned runner or just starting out, this event is perfect for everyone. Challenge yourself and enjoy the scenic route around the breathtaking Green Lake. Don't miss out on this opportunity to get fit, meet new friends, and have a fantastic time. Mark your calendars and get ready to Run Forest Run!
In the spirit of “Forrest Gump,” join us for a fun run around Green Lake! Costumes are encouraged but not required. All “Forrest Gump” costumes runners will get to start in the front of the race. 😊
What you get:
-Free race photos & results!
Run Forest Run 5k 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. 8-945am. If you arrive after 945am, please head to the start and pick up your packet after the race.
Q. When is the race?
A. January 20, 2024.
Q. Where do I pick up my packet?
A. Greenlake Park (Community Center, 7201 E Green Lake Drive N, Seattle 98115). There is only one community center at Green Lake Park. Please plan ahead and know where to go! We will be on the west side of the building.
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. 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. When does online registration close?
A. Online registration will close approximately on Thursday before the race or if we reach capacity.
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. What are your refund/transfer policies?
A. NEW policies effective 9/26/23 - see HERE.
Q. Where is the race?
A. Greenlake Park, Seattle, WA
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 do have a clock and manual timing, but it is not a chipped race.
Q. Where will results be posted?
A. Results will be posted on the corresponding webpage page. 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.
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. Does this race benefit anything?
A. Wounded Warrior Project
Q. Do I need to dress up?
A. No. But if you happen to have a costume in your closet, wear it! Anyone dressed as "Forrest Gump" gets to start in the front!
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.
Q. Is there a bag check?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. All volunteers get a free entry into a future race! See available volunteer opportunities here: https://runsignup.com/Race/Volunteer/WA/Seattle/RunForestRun5k
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 novice runners & walkers by keeping the races small and affordable.