Ready, set, run: Mountlake Terrace 5K Fun Run/Walk hits the streets July 27

The start of the Fun Run/Walk in 2015 (MLTnews file photo)

The 2019 Mountlake Terrace 5K Fun Run/Walk, an annual benefit for local public elementary schools, is set for 8:30 a.m. Saturday, July 27, with day-of registration and packet pick-up starting at 7:45 a.m. The course starts and ends at Mountlake Terrace High School. The out and back course winds through the Terrace Creek Park trail and MLT neighborhoods. This family event is good for runners, walkers and families with little ones in strollers.

The race is hosted by the Cedar Way Elementary Parent Teacher Organization. Proceeds raised benefit Cedar Way Elementary students, as well as students at Mountlake Terrace Elementary and Terrace Park Elementary. Over the past several years, the Mountlake Terrace (MLT) Fun Run has raised thousands of dollars for student activities, like field trips and assemblies, as well as materials for school art, music, library and physical education programs.

In addition to a great work out, all participants have a chance to win one of many wonderful raffle prizes.

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Registration is $30 for an adult and $25 for a youth.

Parking is available in the high school parking lot. Water/light snacks will be provided.

Schedule is as follows:

  • 7:45 a.m. – Registration / Packet pick-up
  • 8:30 a.m. – Race start
  • 9:30 a.m. – Awards/prizes
  1. I’ve signed up but this will be my first year for this particular 5k.

    The schedule seems off. The event starts at 8:30 and awards/prizes start at 9:30 but it seems like there will still be quite a few people still walking at 9:30?

  2. This is the same timing as previous years and it has worked pretty well- it is a nice balance between not making the fastest finishers wait too long for their medals and certificates and having almost everyone there with the last handful of walkers trickling in. Everybody is usually back by the time the raffle prizes are handed out. Last year’s fastest time was 16:30!

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