RUN the FUN 5K Series

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Introducing the Run the Fun 5K Series, a family of races that takes you through Puget Sound’s most scenic trails. All racers receive a medal after completing each race. Collect all five medals across the series and be entered to win a prize! 

2021 Fun Run Series Dates:

  • May 1-31 - Spring Fling Virtual 5K
  • July 23-25 - Prevail the Trail Virtual 5K 
  • Saturday, August 28 - Chambers Color Run 5K (in-person and virtual)
  • Saturday, October 16 - Donut Dash 5K (in-person and virtual)
  • Saturday, December 11 - Santa's Sleigh 5K (in-person and virtual)
  1. Donut Dash 5K
  2. Santa's Sleigh 5K
  3. Spring Fling 5K Completed
  4. Prevail the Trail 5K Completed
  5. Chambers Color Run Completed

Run the Fun - Donut Dash 5K

  • October 16 - Foothills Trail

  • October 15-17 - Virtual

The Donut Dash is our fourth in the Run the Fun 5K Series! Registration includes a race bib and Donut Dash 5K keepsake medal! 

Run virtually or in-person. The in-person 5K course is USATF certified and chip timed. No day of race registration.

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Keepsake Medal

October 16 - Donut Dash 5K  - Foothills Trail

Who doesn't LOVE donuts?! Enjoy a donut pit-stop on the trail and even one when you're done! The Donut Dash is our 4th in our Pierce County Parks Run the Fun Series!

The 5K course is USATF certified and chip timed. The Foothills Trail in Orting is paved and provides flat areas with easy slopes.  Everyone in attendance must wear a mask. 


Pre-registration required, Choose a start time based on your experience level. Registration will not be available on the day of the race.

  • Registration fee: 
    • $30 - ages 13 & up
    • $15 - youth 12 and under
  • Pre-Registration required by Monday, October 4, 2021.
  • Register online by selecting the experience level below:

Race Packets

Race packets will be available for pick up:

  • Wednesday, October 13 from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM at the Lakewood Community Center (map)

Start Times & Parking

This event will have staggered start times (by levels). Runners will be released in groups of 10 every 5 minutes. Check-in will take place 10 minutes prior to your staggered start time. 

Parking is available at:

  • Orting Main City Park
    Corner of Washington Avenue & Bridge St. SE
    Orting, WA 98360

 October 15-17 - Virtual Donut Dash 5K

Run the Donut Dash 5K virtually at your own pace and favorite place!

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 goal.
  • After registration, race packets and Donut Dash 5K keepsake medal will be mailed on Friday, October 8, via USPS.
  • Share your achievement with your friends and tag us on Facebook @piercecountyparks #donutdash5K


  • Registration fee is $20. Participants must pre-register. 
  • Pre-register online by October 4, 2021

Event Contact:

Debbie Yaranon
Recreation Supervisor
(253) 798-4104 | email