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.


Pierce County Parks and Recreation would like to thank the City of Orting, South Sound Running, and 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