Beat the Bird 5K

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Beat the Bird 5K – Sponsored by SHOES-n-FEET

9:00 AM Thanksgiving Day 2017

Bellevue, WA

Join us for the 8th Annual Beat the Bird 5K Lil' Drumstick 1K on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23, 2017.  This event was started eight years ago as a fundraiser for Greatest Goal Global Ministries work in Sierra Leone. This year’s race is raising money for donation to the Renewal Food Bank in Bellevue.  The course starts at the Kelsey Creek Shopping Center in the Lake Hills area of east Bellevue.  The course is flat, fast and family friendly as 90% of the course runs away from traffic on the wide-open carriage trail path that winds through the Lake Hills Greenbelt Park.  Earn your turkey dinner this Thanksgiving by helping us raise money to feed those who are less fortunate.

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ABOUT THE EVENT

  • Flat, fast course
  • Chip-timed
  • Family & dog friendly - 90% of the race is through parkland and away from traffic
  • Register by November 15, 2017 are guaranteed a tech running t-shirt

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

An estimated 20 volunteers will be needed to ensure the safety and enjoyment of the runners expected to run the Beat the Bird 5K. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact: adam.stuhlfaut@shoesnfeet.com.

RACE BIB PICK-UP

Race day check-in begins at 8:00 AM on Thanksgiving morning.  You may also check-in on Wednesday, November 22 at SHOES-n-FEET, located at 15015 Main Street, Bellevue in the Kelsey Creek Center.  Please see for directions: http://www.shoesnfeet.com/our-store

RACE DAY SCHEDULE 

8:00 - Race Number/Chip Pickup
8:45 - Kids 1k
9:00 – 5K Start
9:45 - Awards Ceremony
11:00 - Courses Close

ENTRY FEES

5k (includes tech shirt, if registered by November 15, 2017)
$25 -- through November 22, 2017
$35 -- Day of Race

Kids 1k (includes shirt, if registered by November 15, 2017)
$10 -- through November 22, 2017
$15 -- Day of Race

THE COURSE

 

WATER STATIONS

The 5K will have one water station at the corner of 156th Ave & SE 16th St that runners will pass twice, once on the way out at 1.25 miles and once on the way back at 1.75 miles.

RACE T-SHIRTS

Each PRE-REGISTERED participant by NOVEMBER 15, 2017 receives a free technical shirt.
Kids PRE-REGISTERED BY NOVEMBER 15, 2017 1k participants receive a free cotton shirt. 

A limited number of shirts MAY be available for day of race registrants but are not guaranteed for anyone registering after November 15, 2017

RACE RESULTS

Results will be made available onsite and online shortly after the race.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Google Maps address: 15015 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98007

RACE BENEFICIARY

Renewal Food Bank

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