2013 Harvest 5K Run

9AM, September 28, 2013 - Stanwood, WA

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Welcome!

Klesick Family Farm is proud to host the 2013 Harvest 5K Run! The 5K run/walk is a family friendly event for our great community. Runners and walkers of all skill levels and ages are invited to come and enjoy this fun‐filled event!

The Run

Start and finish at the Klesick Family Farm located in the Stillaguamish River valley 3 miles south of Stanwood, Washington. Enjoy a beautiful 5K run or walk through scenic farmland with great views of the North Cascades and even a glimpse of the Olympic Mountains. See below for more route details and a map.

Sorry, no animals will be allowed for the run or walk.    Strollers are allowed.

The Cause

The Harvest 5K is a benefit run to raise money to drill a water well for the poorest of the poor in East Africa. A water well provides not only clean water but hope for a better tomorrow.

100% of sponsor fees and runner registration fees will go to CrossWay International, a non-profit ministry who will be drilling a water well in Ukundu Town, Kenya - home to 2,000 people including 200 orphans. Our goal is to raise $10,000 to cover the cost of the well. Learn more here.

Times

Saturday, September 28

7:30 AM - Day of Race Registration & Check In Opens

9:00 AM - 5K Run/Walk Starts

10:15 AM - Awards Ceremony (immediately after all people have finished)

5K Run/Walk Registration Info

UPDATE 9/26: Due to super demand, we've run out of event T-shirts and goodie bags! You can still register for the run or walk for a reduced fee:

Registration Fees:
Adult (13+) (NO T-Shirt!):     $20
Child (6-12) (NO T-Shirt!):    $10
Child (0-5):   FREE with Adult Registration

Registration Includes:
Goodie Bag
Event T-Shirt
Timed Results
Pre/Post Event Food & Beverages
An amazing sense of accomplishment!

I'm in! Sign me up NOW!

Race Packets

Your race packet contains critical race information and materials including your race bib, event shirt, and some other fun stuff you won't want to miss out on!

Packets can be picked up starting at 7:30 AM on the day of the race.

Awards

The awards ceremony will begin about 10:15 AM. Please stick around for awards and also to cheer the last participant across the finish line. Also, be sure and invite your friends and family to come see you finish and cheer you on!

Medals will be awarded to the top 3 overall male and female runners and the top finisher in each division. 

We'll have some cool team prizes as well - some nice merchandise and services from our sponsors!

Race Divisions:

Male: 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60+.
Female: 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60+.

Location & Route Map

The 2013 Harvest 5K Race will be held at the Klesick Family Farm, located at 24101 Miller Road, in Stanwood, Washington. Plenty of free parking is available at the farm.

The Charm of a Farm!

Start and finish on a farm and run right through several working farms (be sure and say hello to the farm animals!). You'll start at the Klesick Family Farm, head a bit down Miller Road, take a jaunt on Norman Road, go up Valde Road, turn around at a cool old farm, then head back to the finish line. This is a very flat and fully paved course! The roads are open to traffic, but this area is pretty quiet, especially on a Saturday morning.

Map/directions to event:     Google Maps     MapQuest     Bing Maps

PDF map of the run/walk route.

MapMyRun Map.

 

Harvest Jubilee

The Harvest 5K Run is hosted by Klesick Family Farm and is associated with the Port Susan Food and Farming Center’s Harvest Jubilee. The Harvest Jubilee is a free, self-guided tour of local farms, which takes place the weekend of the race. Be sure and check out all the Harvest Jubilee has to offer!

Eagle Scout Project

The Harvest 5K Run is being organized by Jess Grant, who is a member of Boy Scout Troop 86 in Stanwood. Jess is working on his Eagle rank and one of the requirements is to plan and conduct an "Eagle Scout Service Project." Jess chose to direct the 5K run since he wanted to take on a sizable challenge and he wanted to do something that would be significantly beneficial to people in need. The Harvest 5K Run is meant to encourage physical fitness and raise awareness and money for a water well in Kenya. Thank you to everyone who has a part in making this project and event a success!

Click here to read the Stanwood-Camano News article about Jess and his Eagle project.