Four races in South King County to promote healthy living

Registration is open for the fourth annual South King Challenge, consisting of four separate run/walk events in South King County. Join one, or all of the races for a chance to win prizes while supporting a great cause.

The communities of Kent, Covington, Federal Way and Maple Valley have come together to encourage community wellness and healthy lifestyles. Each event has its own theme and degree of difficulty with the ultimate goal of getting people outside to participate in a healthy activity.

Proceeds from each event support a healthier environment, youth activity sponsorships and school sports.

By completing three out of the four summer events, participants become eligible for special prizes and awards.  Medals are presented to those who have done all three at the final race, appropriately called, The Summer’s End Run.

Registration information for each event can be found at

So. King Challenge Event Details:

Maple Valley Bear Run 5k
Sun., June 11 – 9 a.m.
Lake Wilderness, Park Maple Valley; Kids Run Free

Kent Cornucopia Days 5k Fun Run/Walk
Sat., July 15 – 9 a.m.
Three Friends Fishing Hole, 20025 Russell Road, Kent; Age 60 + Run Free

Federal Way Summer Trails Fun Run 5k

Fri., Aug. 18 – 7 p.m.
Celebration Park, Federal Way

Summer’s End 5k/10k Run/Walk and Jr 2k Fun Run
Sat., Sept. 16 – 10 a.m.; Jr 2K – 9:30 a.m.
Kentwood High School, Covington; Jr 2k Free if registered by Sept. 13

[Source: City of Kent, Washington]