Reminder: 9th annual Mountlake Terrace 5K Fun Run & Walk is back for Tour de Terrace

The start of the Mountlake Terrace 5K Run/Walk in 2015. (MLTnews file photo)

Hundreds of feet will be pounding the pavement to raise money for kids when the Mountlake Terrace 5K Fun Run & Walk returns Saturday, July 23 as an in-person event during Tour de Terrace.

Tour de Terrace is a Seafair-sanctioned summer festival for the City of Mountlake Terrace and neighboring communities. The weekend-long event includes a parade, pancake breakfast, car show, carnival, vendor booths, music, fireworks and other fun festivities, including the MLT 5K Fun Run & Walk. Residents and lovers of 5K races are encouraged to sign up for the 5K and enjoy the fun events of the Tour de Terrace.

With an 8:30 a.m. start, the MLT 5K Fun Run & Walk is an out-and-back 5K, starting and ending at Mountlake Terrace High School. The route winds through the local neighborhoods and a woodsy trail in Terrace Creek Park. The terrain is good for a range of ages and abilities, including families with jogging strollers.

The race is hosted by the Cedar Way Elementary Parent Teacher Organization. Proceeds benefit Cedar Way Elementary students, as well as students at Mountlake Terrace Elementary, Brier Elementary and Terrace Park Elementary. Over the past several years, the event has raised thousands of dollars for student activities such as field trips and assemblies, as well as materials for school art, music, library and physical education programs. This year, community members can also help support this event by becoming a family sponsor.

“We’re so happy to return this year with an in-person event, and to continue to be part of the Tour de Terrace,” said Eva Tallmadge, a member of the Cedar Way PTO Fun Run Committee. “We love seeing our local community out to support our kids, whether by running, sponsoring the run or volunteering at the event. There are so many ways to support this event, and by doing so, support our kids.”

Cost is $30 adult/$15 student (age 6-17). Kids age 5 and under run for free. A T-shirt is included if you register by July 1. Business and family sponsorships are still available.

You can register at www.cedarwaypto.org/mlt5k.

 

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