Foothills Dash

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The 2021 Foothills Dash also offers a virtual run option!

Run Virtually - April 16-18
Run In person - Saturday, April 17 on the Foothills Trail in Orting

Pre-registration Only Online

  1. Run Virtually - April 16-18 
  2. Run In Person - Saturday, April 17

Participants of all skill levels and abilities who like to run, walk, or a combination of both, can be a part of the Foothills Dash from April 16-18, 2021. Run at your pace. Whether at home on the treadmill, on your favorite neighborhood trail or even at a local park, the options are endless.

How to Compete:

  • Register for the virtual run. 
  • Run or Walk indoors or outdoors. You can also complete your challenge in multiple parts or all at once until you reach the 5K or 10K goal.
  • After registration a race log will be emailed to you prior to the start of the event to keep track of miles and return to Pierce County Parks.
  • Share your achievement with your friends and tag us on Facebook @piercecountyparks #FoothillsDash

Participants will receive:

  • A runners bag
  • A Foothills Dash race bib
  • The first 60 registrants will receive a keepsake's medal


  • Registration fee is $20
  • Pre-register only, online by April 2, 2021.


A special thanks to the following sponsors for their contribution towards making Foothills Dash a success:

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  • City of Orting
  • Tacoma Boys

Running Shoe Giveaway!

Five pairs of running shoes will be given away in a random drawing the week following the event. The running shoes are compliments of South Sound Running!  

Event Contact:

Meredith Smith
Recreation Supervisor
(253) 798-4091 | Email