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. Santa's Sleigh 5K
  2. Spring Fling 5K Completed
  3. Prevail the Trail 5K Completed
  4. Chambers Color Run Completed
  5. Donut Dash 5K Completed

Run the Fun - Santa’s Sleigh 5K

  • December 10-12, 2021 - Virtual

  • December 11, 2021 - Nathan Chapman Memorial Trail

View Santa Sleigh 5K Race Results

The Santa's Sleigh 5K is our fifth and final of the Run the Fun 5K Series! Registration includes a race bib and Santa’s Sleigh 5K keepsake medal! 

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Keepsake Medal

December 11 
Nathan Chapman Memorial Trail

It's time to get into the holiday spirit! Join us in your finest ugly holiday sweaters, Santa suits, and festive attire to celebrate the season! Hot cocoa, music, and giveaways! 

5K Course Information:

The beautifully forested 5K course on the Nathan Chapman Memorial Trail is very flat and stroller friendly. Starting at Heritage Recreation Center, the course runs around the baseball fields then heads south and takes a large counter-clockwise loop around South Hill Park and forested wetlands. 

The course then progresses back toward Heritage Recreation Center lower soccer fields, north along 94th Avenue, then west through the lower parking lot (next to Zeiger Elementary) and ends in between fields #2 and #3 inside the sports complex. This 5K course is chip timed. Results will be made available on our website the week after the race.


Pre-registration required. Registration will not be available on the day of the race.

  • Registration fee: 
    • $30 - ages 13 & up
    • $15 - youth 12 and under
  • Pre-register online by Monday, November 29, 2021

Race Packets

Race packets will be available for pick up:

  • Wednesday, December 8 from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM at Meridian Habitat Park & Center.  

Start Times & Parking

This event starts at 9:30 a.m. Check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Heritage Recreation Center. 

Parking is available at the Heritage Recreation Center, entrance off 128th Street:

  • Heritage Recreation Center
    9010 128th St. E.
    Puyallup, WA 98375 (map)

December 10-12  - Virtual Santa's Sleigh 5K

Run the Santa' Sleigh 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 Santa's Sleigh 5K keepsake medal will be mailed on Friday, December 3, via USPS.
  • Share your achievement with your friends and tag us on Facebook @piercecountyparks #santasleigh5K


  • Registration fee is $20. Participants must pre-register.
  • Pre-register online by November 29, 2021

Event Contact:

Kelly Darling, Recreation Coordinator
(253)798-4156  | email