It's time to get into the holiday spirit! Join us in your finest ugly holiday sweaters, Santa suits, and festive attire to celebrate the season! Hot cocoa, music, giveaways, costume contest, and more! The Santa's Sleigh 5k is our 5th and final in our Pierce County Parks Run the Fun Series! Those registered in the 5k race will receive a Santa's Sleigh 5k keepsake medal! Collect all 5 medals across the series and be entered to win the GRAND prize!
The beautifully forested 5K course on the Nathan Chapman Memorial Trail is very flat and stroller friendly. Starting at Heritage Recreation Center, the course runs around the baseball fields then heads south and takes a large counter-clockwise loop around South Hill Park and forested wetlands. The course then progresses back toward Heritage Recreation Center lower soccer fields, north along 94th Avenue, then west through the lower parking lot (next to Zeiger Elementary) and ends in between fields #2 and #3 inside the sports complex. This 5K course is chip timed. Results will be made available on our website the week after the race.
Race packets must be picked up at Meridian Habitat Community Center on Wednesday, December 8th from 8:00am-8:00pm. Registration deadline is November 29th. This event will have staggered start times in order to help promote social distancing. Please note when choosing your staggered start time at registration that the 5K has options for beginning, intermediate and advanced. Please choose your time based on your experience level. Call 253-798-4141 for more information. Participants must pre-register. T-shirts are not available for purchase at this event.
Location and Facility at that location: Heritage Recreation Center – Nathan Chapman Memorial Trail
Date(s) of program/event: December 11th, 2021
Time(s) of program/event: Santa's Sleigh 5k listed as follows:
9:00am - 5K Advanced
9:25am - 5K Intermediate
10:00am - 5K Beginner