Farmer Frog Trail Running Festival at Paradise Farm

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Our 1st Annual Farmer Frog Trail Running Festival on Saturday, October 5, 2019, will be a fun, family-friendly, timed running and walking event that will include a half-marathon, 5K and kids 1K trail running races

Half-Marathon - 5K - Kids 1K

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About the Event

Paradise Valley Conservation Area in Woodinville, WA is a forested trail area with lush trees and ferns with well-maintained trails rolling and winding through the woods.  This event is in conjunction with and in support of Farmer Frog's annual fall celebration called Frog Fest in Paradise.  There will be a festival atmosphere with food and craft vendors, live music, artesian workshops, kids activities and more. In the evening, Farmer Frog hosts their annual sit down fundraiser dinner at 6 pm that will include a special guest comedian, not-so-silent auction and amazing food. Come out with the entire family to run and hang out all day on the grounds of Farmer Frog's headquarters at Paradise Valley Conservation Area. The races include a half-marathon, 5K and Kids 1K. Trails will be well marked, and runners will be supported with aid stations along the way. 

About  Farmer Frog

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Farmer Frog's goats, frogs, and livestock guard dogs will cheer for you!

Farmer Frog started with a food garden at a school in South Everett, Washington in 2009-2010. Today they support over a dozen school gardens in the state, work with several sites in urban and rural communities, and are developing several farms on acreage. They cultivate programs, school gardens, and hands-on learning to nurture communities. They turn underutilized sites into environmentally sound, food-producing farms and gardens.


Prizes for Half-Marathon and 5K overall male and female, including a new pair of Altra brand running shoes for each overall winner male and female for both races. Age group winners: Under 10, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+ receive gift cards from sponsors.


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 If you would like to sponsor, please contact the race director:

Registration Prices

1/2 Marathon 

  • $40 - Early Bird (through August 10)
  • $45 - August 11 through October 3 (online registration closed)
  • $50 - Race Day 


  • $25 - Early Bird (through August 10)
  • $30 - August 11 through October 3 (online registration closed)
  • $35 - Race Day

Kids 1k

  • $10 - through October 3 (online registration closed)
  • $15 - Race Day

Race Gear

Each finisher of the half-marathon and 5K will receive a commemorative pint glass. Kids 1K finishers will receive a special frog-themed gift.  

During registration, participants will have the option to purchase a commemorative race shirt for $20. 

Race Day Schedule - October 5, 2019

7:45 a.m. - Race number pickup at Farmer Frog at Paradise Farm, enter through Paradise Valley Conservation Area parking lot.

8:45 am - Kids 1K Start

9:00 a.m. - Pre-Race Briefing

9:15 a.m. - 1/2 Marathon and 5K start


All three courses are on well-maintained trails, with gently rolling hills and are 90% single or double track trails. All races start and end at the Farmer Frog entrance arch.  The half-marathon has a gain of 790 ft total, the 5K has a gain of 207 ft total and the kids 1K has a gain of 137 ft total.  Trails will be marked with arrow signs, ground pins, and streamers.  

Water Stops

The 5K participants will have one water and aid station that participants pass at approximately halfway. The half-marathon participants will have three opportunities for aid at 4.9 miles, halfway and 11.5 miles. 

Race Bib Pick-Up 

Early race bib pick-up up will begin on Friday, 10/4, 1 pm-5 pm at the SHOES-n-FEET store. Race day check-in begins at 7:45 a.m. on the morning of the race.  We encourage you to check in on Friday to beat the race day line.

Driving & Parking Directions

Early race pick-up and SHOES-n-FEET Address: 15015 Main St Suite 102, Bellevue, WA, 98007

Race day and Farmer Frog at Paradise Farm: Enter through Paradise Valley Conservation Area parking lot. 


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