June 4, 2001
Fall City Days Fun Run registration begins
Advance registration for the 12th annual Fall City Days 5K/10K Fun Run and 5K Walk, set for Saturday, June 16, at 9 a.m., is underway at eight locations throughout the Puget Sound region through June 13.
Runners can register online at www.racecenter.com or at the following locations: FootZone in Redmond Town Center (425) 556-0383 and Issaquah (425) 391-3132. Other outlets are located in Fall City at the Colonial Inn (425) 222-5191 and Mountain View Nutrition Center (425) 222-4096, in North Bend at Big Dog Sportswear (425) 831-5959, or in Seattle at Super Jock 'n Jill on Greenlake (206) 522-7711. Fast Lady Sports has two outlets, University Village (206) 522-2113 and Redmond (425) 558-7856.
Pre-registration fees for adults are $16 with tee or $10 no tee; kids $10 with tee or $5 no tee. Day of race registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 16. Day of race registration fees are $20 for adults with tee, or $15 no tee, kids $12 with tee or $7 no tee. This year's T-shirt design was created by Mount Si High School student Ashley Wiegardt.
From a modest beginning of 100 runners, the 12th annual Fall City Days Fun Run is gearing up for over 800 runners as it continues to grow each year. Race proceeds benefit Mount Si High School supporting academics, arts, activities and athletic programs.
The race is certified by the USA Track & Field Association and computerized race results are provided by AA Sports, Ltd. The Fall City Days Fun Run has attracted the attention of runners from around the area due to the flat, fast course, taking runners through scenic farmland along the Snoqualmie River.
"This is a race for everyone," said race director Barb Lewis.
"No hills, no traffic, plus the beauty of our area makes for an exceptional race."The race begins and ends in the heart of town at Olive Taylor Quigley Park, just prior to the start of all the Fall City Days festivities.
which makes for an exhilarating finish for tired runners.
The Washington Sports Massage Team will be available pre and post- race until noon, providing sports massages at a minimal charge of $12 for a 15-minute massage.
The sponsors also add a bit of extra fun for runners following the race.
"Our sponsors have been very generous, and again this year we will have great random prizes," said Lewis.
FootZone will be awarding a gift certificate to the first place winner in each division and to the overall male and female winners in the 5K and 10K races. This year there are two random drawing grand prizes as TPC Snoqualmie Ridge has donated four rounds of golf and The Roaring River B&B in North Bend has donated a night's stay.
In addition, the following businesses are donating great prizes for the random prize drawing: Southwest Airlines, Creative Delights, Red Robin Restaurant, Jay Berry's Restaurant, Tahoma Glacier Water, Fall City Farms, Fall City Grill, Starbucks, Mountain View Nutrition Center, Optiva, Washington Sports Massage Team, Fall City Days merchandise, Jet In Java and an autographed Mariner baseball.
Tahoma Glacier Water will provide bottled water for each runner, baked goods from Sara Lee and Fall City's Stevens Family Market will provide fruit and sports drinks.
This year's sponsors include FootZone, Tahoma Glacier Water, Bernard Development Company, Colonial Inn, Fall City Espresso, Fall City Farms, Fall City Grill, Gordon Construction, Hauglie's Farmers Insurance, Minuteman Press, Model Garage, The River's Edge, Sara Lee, SnoFalls Credit Union, Snoqualmie Ridge, Steven's Family Market and TPC Snoqualmie Ridge Golf Course.
"It's a tremendous boost for us to have this kind of support," said Lewis. "In the Snoqualmie Valley, these businesses are asked to support a number of worthwhile activities. We're very grateful we have such generous business owners."
The sponsors are a key point to the success of the race, and the other critical area is day of race administration. The race committee relies on the support of Mount Si High School's parent group, "WIN" (Wildcat Inspiration Network) to supply the 100-plus volunteers needed each year.
Lewis says the committee could not hold the race without WIN's commitment.
"Their support is crucial," she said. "Even though it's the end of the school year and families are busier than ever, Mount Si High School students, teachers and parents are all willing to come out to help. I'm pretty impressed with the caliber of kids coming out of our high school."
The 5K and 10K race and 5K walk will be held in conjunction with the Fall City Days Celebration, which includes a Masons Pancake Breakfast, arts and crafts fair, parade, ducky derby, live music, food booths and fun kids activities. For more information, contact Barb Lewis at (425) 222-6163.