Walk or run with your chums!
Join us for the 25th annual Chum Run 5K, and walk or run to benefit the Healthy Island Youth Scholarship Fund (HIYI).**
Enjoy fun & friendly competition while helping to raise funds for a good cause. Awards are given three deep in student and age group divisions. Medals given to first place three males/females overall, high school, and middle school divisions. Awards will be given by place finishing, divided by age division. Youth may run with their adults. Awards will be available at the Park District office for 2 weeks after the race, in case you’re not available to stick around for the awards ceremony.
Location & Parking: The 5K race starts and finishes at South Whidbey Community Park, utilizing the Park’s clean and clear forest paths. The gates will be closed, please park at the High School next door.
Date/Time: Saturday, September 23, 10 am race start
Fee & Registration:$20 by Sept. 17, $25 week of, $30 day of race, $15 youth (under 14)
Note: T-shirts are not included in registration fee, sold separately, link to shop for event gear available here!
Note: Day of Race registration is on an space-available-only basis. We recommend registering in advance.
RACE DAY SCHEDULE
- 8:30-9:30am Packet pick up & registration
- 10:00am START OF RACE
- 10:45am “Fry Run” (Kid’s Fun Run, FREE, no shirt)
- 11:00am Awards Ceremony
- Younger kids officially registered for the Chum Run may choose to join their parent/guardian.
FUN FOR KIDS
Younger kids may participate in the Fry Run, a free, casual, short-distance foot race, divided by ages, with prizes. Parents should be present to supervise for distancing and/or run alongside. No advance registration required for this.
Awards will be given by place finishing, divided by age division. Youth may run with their adults. Awards will be available for pick-up at the Park District office for 2 weeks after the race, in case you don’t want to stick around for the awards ceremony. We will not mail them.
CROSSING THE FINISH LINE
Stay in finishing order after you cross the finish line, as you enter the finish chute. Tear off your own race tag, and hand it to the finish chute helpers.
If you, or perhaps one of your supporters, has a bit of time to help, we need help with a few things on Saturday: finish line, trail marshals, set-up, clean up. You can sign up for a job online.
LOCATION & PARKING
South Whidbey Community Park at 5495 Maxwelton Road, Langley WA 98260. Please park next door at South Whidbey High School so that we can keep the gates closed and the course clear of vehicles for your safety.
**Net proceeds go to the HIYI Scholarship Fund. This program provides assistance to children and youth from low-income families, providing opportunities for area youth to participate in sports and other physical activities and recognizes the important physical, mental, and character building benefits such programs provide.
What’s a Chum? Learn about chum salmon and why they ‘run’ here: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/species/chum-salmon
Photos by Dave Welton
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