When the whistle blows, run! Snoqualmie Railroad Days races return August 18

The Snoqualmie Railroad Days 5K, 10K and Kids’ 1K run is Saturday morning, Aug. 18, starting in downtown Snoqualmie.

Race time is 8:45 for the children’s 1K, down Railroad Avenue. Older runners will have a 9 a.m. start time, announced by the nearby train whistle.

The whistle start is a small detail, but appropriate, Run Snoqualmie race organizer Sean Sundwall says. “It’s becoming a fun tradition that I hear a lot of positive feedback on,” he said.

Registration is in person at American Family Insurance, next to the 76 Station in Snoqualmie, at local FootZone stores, or online at

Entry fees are $11 for children, $27 for adults.

Runners cross the Snoqualmie River twice before finishing to the cheers of those gathering for the Railroad Days Parade. Walkers and strollers are welcome, but dogs aren’t.

All children’s finishers receive a medal, and all pre-registered children get a free shirt.

Trophies or medals are awarded to the top three finishers in each age group.

There are cash rewards for the 10-kilometer open race, masters (40 and older) and 5K open races.

Post-race, stick around to enjoy the sights, sounds and food of Railroad days. The race is presented by Snoqualmie Casino. Learn more at


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