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Come celebrate the winter solstice and Candy Cane Lane with us! The run/walk event is in its 3rd year, and Candy Cane Lane is in its 72nd year!
Enjoy a trail run or walk through Ravenna and Cowen Park starting and finishing next to Candy Cane Lane - Seattle's most historic and famous holiday light neighborhood display!
This is a 2 loop 5K course through the park. If you plan to walk please choose the second wave please!
Being a trail run expect narrower sections, a couple areas of tree roots, some sharp turns, and elevation gain!
HEADLAMPS are REQUIRED! Please bring your own and check that you have fresh batteries or fully charged. You may also purchase one from us during registration for $6 with batteries included while supplies last. And we'll provide it to you at packet pick up / race check-in.
At the finish line grab a finisher medal! Then enjoy candy canes, bananas, hot chocolate, water, and holiday lights!
VIRTUAL CANDY CANE LANE 5K:
Run from anywhere and anytime between now and the end of December! We'll mail your swag! Post results here on the www.candycanelanerun.com website and email proof of your run (i.e. garmin, strava, etc screenshot) and we'll approve the result to be posted.
You will be choosing a wave time during registration. We require those planning to WALK to register for the second wave for safety reasons.
If you need help switching your chosen wave time after registration then please login to your RunSignUp profile and/or refer to this help article:
5K RACE DAY SCHEDULE (Dec 18th):
Lower Ravenna Park. Two waves.
3:45 PM Wave 1 - Runners
4:15 PM Wave 2 - Runners, Walkers, & Participants with pets and strollers.
Please DO NOT block trail if you are walking with family so that faster runners can pass. Stay to the right of the trail when possible. We strongly encourage to wear masks when passing other participants and pedestrians.
REMEMBER: the 5K is 2 loops!
BIB PICK UP:
- 3 PM to 7 PM - Packet Pick Up at Super Jock n Jill on Friday, December 17th. Address: 7210 East Green Lake Dr N, Seattle, WA 98115
- Arrive to Ravenna neighborhood and park near Ravenna an hour before your scheduled wave.
- You will come to the large green Rainier Running tent near the entrance to Candy Cane Lane if coming same day.
Q: Is this race chip timed? A: Yes, by Rainier Timing with official results posted right here at www.candycanelanerun.com after the race.
Q: Are strollers allowed? A: Yes, wave 2 only. Please have large wheels. Use trail etiquette and please stay to the right when possible to leave room on the trail for others to pass on the left.
Q: Are dogs allowed? A: Yes, wave 2 only please.
Q: Can I strictly walk the entire 5K? A: Yes, wave 2 only please.
Q: Parking? A: We recommend street parking anywhere around Lower Ravenna Park neighborhood near the start line. Alternatively, there is parking garage parking at University Village if you are okay with a half mile walk.
Q. Gear Check? A: Yes, large moving truck.
Q. Is there a charity beneficiary? A: Proceeds go to University District Food Bank!
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