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Carnation Fourth | Pies are the prize in 5K fun run and walk

Flag-waving runners come down Tolt Avenue during the Run for Pies  - File photo
Flag-waving runners come down Tolt Avenue during the Run for Pies
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Carnation’s annual Fourth of July celebration will get off to a running start with the Run for the Pies 5K run/walk through downtown, a fun and unique event that gets bigger and better every year.

The race begins at 8:30 a.m. Monday, moving from the streets of Carnation to the Snoqualmie River and new Tolt-MacDonald park trail system.

First, second and third place winners in each age division win a fresh pie from Carnation’s own Remlinger Farms. Other prizes are awarded to random finishers.

New this year, runners can pick up their T-shirt and timing chip early, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 2, at the Redmond FootZone.

The Run for the Pies is part of the Snoqualmie Valley Cup, four races held in Duvall, Fall City, Carnation and Snoqualmie between May and July.

Cup runneth over

The runner with the lowest combined finishing time in all three races receives a cash prize, a trophy cup and free entry into the race events next year. The prize will be awarded in both the men’s and women’s divisions.

The race lures some very competitive and elite runners out to Carnation for the Run for the Pies. But it also brings out the weekend warriors, social walkers, babies in strollers and dogs.

Run for the Pies 5K registration forms are available to download from www.carnation4th.org and can be mailed to Carnation Fourth of July Committee, 5K Run/Walk, PO Box 736, Carnation, WA  98014.

 

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