- Race Name: Green Halloween 5K Run/Walk
- When: Saturday, October 26, 2013 | Where: Issaquah, WA
- Prize Drawing: The Green Halloween 5K is giving five FREE entries to the Gametiime community. Click here and win a free entry! (You can also enter coupon code 5OFF for $5 off your registration until the registration deadline on 10/24.)
Featuring a tree-lined, challenging course through the Issaquah Highlands, the Green Halloween 5K Run/Walk is a brand-new races that welcomes runners with tech tees, a team competition, and a great selection of prizes from the likes of Dick’s Sports, The Ram Restaurant & Brewery, The Big Fish Grill, Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream, Zeek’s Pizza, and more! We got a chance to interview Dave Preston, Race Director for the Green Halloween 5K Run/Walk.
Here’s what he had to say about what makes the Green Halloween 5K Run/Walk such a great new race to check out for yourself.
Tell us about the Green Halloween 5K. What, when, and where is it?
The Green Halloween 5K is in the Issaquah Highlands on Saturday, October 26th. It is part of the Green Halloween Festival, a community event in the Issaquah Highlands. The race is designed to be competitive, yet family-friendly and for all ages — strollers are welcomed. The race is held in conjunction with the Issaquah Highlands Green Halloween Festival at Grand Ridge Plaza the same day.
What can participants expect to see and do? The course will showcase the new Grand Ridge Plaza, and participants will have the opportunity to explore a lot of new family-friendly restaurants and activities. The course will be really fast for the first two miles, then an uphill grade for the last mile – it’s totally bearable, so don’t worry. However, this terrain will provide an interesting challenge for competitive runners. It will be interesting to hear how this course compares to others and the finishing times we will see. But, I can guarantee is will be a very scenic, enjoyable run or walk for everybody.
What do you consider to be the best part about the Green Halloween 5K? The location. The Issaquah Highlands are awesome; you have to come and see for yourself.
How many participants do you expect for the race? Being a first year race, our goal is 150 participants; we are on pace to be slightly above that.
How long has the Green Halloween 5K been around? This is the first year that the Green Halloween 5K is a sanctioned, chip-timed event. It was born out of the “Trick or Trot” fun run that was also part of the Issaquah Highlands Green Halloween Festival last year. However, there is quite a bit more to the event this year. We’ve added chip timing, awards, and a new route that is quite challenging, I might add — we don’t call it the Highlands for nothing.
Do you organize other events as well? If so, which ones? The Highlands 5K is the inaugural event of Hi5K. Hi5K will be promoting a number of upcoming events in the Puget Sound Area. We hope to build a reputation of fun, high quality events, that can challenge everyone. Hi5K’s goal in 2014 will be to do one 5K race per quarter. As of now, we know that we will be doing the Highlands Days Run next June as part of the Highlands Days Festival. The Highlands Days Run will be the same course, so you can come back for a new PR.
Anything else you’d like to share with the Gametiime community? Miss out on one of our registration giveaways? Use promo code 5OFF through the registration deadline on 10/24/13 and come have a good time with us!
Photo 2 source: Issaquah Highlands
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