2019 Run With Heart

Run With Heart Set for Aug. 10 in Mill Creek; Registration Now Open
Posted on 05/14/2019
An image from 2018 Run With HeartThe seventh annual Run With Heart co-hosted by the City of Mill Creek and Columbia Athletic Clubs takes place Aug. 10 beginning at 9 a.m. The event includes activities for the whole family. Registration for the day’s events – including the 5K run/walk, Kid’s 1K, Toddler Trot and Diaper Derby – is now open at www.millcreektourism.com/runwithheart.

Regular registration is $30 (5K), $10 (Kids' 1K), $10 (Toddler Trot), and free (Diaper Derby). Prices increase beginning July 20. All runners receive a finisher's medal. A commemorative t-shirt will be available with registration before July 19, 2019. There will be a limited number of extra t-shirts for purchase during packet pick-up and at the day-of registration.

“The Run With Heart has become one of Mill Creek’s premiere community events! There is something for everyone,” said Bobby Sorensen, fitness director at Columbia Athletic Clubs. “We are incredibly thankful for the generous support from local companies and organizations to ensure this event continues to grow and thrive. The continued partnership with the City of Mill Creek has been mutually beneficial as we share a common goal to provide recreational opportunities to people of all ages. We are excited to bring new and fresh changes to this year’s event by moving the course into Mill Creek.”

All events take place at Mill Creek Sports Park, 13903 North Creek Dr. in Mill Creek. The 5K race will still start and finish at Freedom Field. The course heads north along North Creek Drive to Dumas Road. At Dumas, runners will take a left heading down the hill toward Park Drive (entrance to McCollum Park). They will then take a left heading onto the North Creek Trail, heading south toward Mill Creek Town Center. Runners will then turn back at LA Fitness, heading along Main Street as it turns into North Creek Drive, toward Freedom Field. The race is a professionally chip-timed by Tortoise & Hare Timing, and will take place rain or shine.

Packet pick-up will take place on Friday, Aug. 9, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Columbia Athletic Clubs, 505 128th Street SE in Everett. Day of Race packet pick-up and registration will open at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10.

Proceeds from the event go toward the Ironheart Foundation, which inspires individuals and organizations to live a heart-healthy life, and the Colton’s Army Guild, which directly funds medical care of children and research to find a cure to childhood cancer.

Participants are encouraged to take the Swift Green Line to the Trillium Blvd Station along SR 527 (the bus stops in both directions). Swift service on Aug. 10 will run every 20 minutes from 7 a.m. to 8:40 p.m. Alternately, there is parking at Heatherwood Middle School, with shuttle service to the Mill Creek Sports Park provided by Mill Creek Retirement Community.

Run With Heart is sponsored by Russell & Hill Law Firm, IRG Physical Therapy, Mill Creek Retirement Community, 8 to 8 Dental, SportClips, College Nannies+Sitters, Central Market, and Waste Management, Fred Meyer, State Farm, and Z Ultimate Self Defense Studio.