This 5-kilometer (3.1 miles) fun run is part of Kent’s Cornucopia Days. Other sporting events include dragon boat races, a soccer tournament, a street fair and a farmer’s market. The run is on a flat course. In the past the winners got to be in a parade Sunday, but it has not been announced if that will be the case this year.
When: 9 a.m. Saturday
Where: Three Friends Fishing Hole, 20025 Russell Road. Kent.
Getting there: From Highway 167, take the Willis Street exit and turn east. In one block, turn north on Highway 181. Drive 3.4 miles then turn left on 196th Street. Continue on the road until it turns into Russell Road.
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Cost: $15 or $25 with shirt.
History: This is the 38th year for this event also known as The Festival of the Valley. This run was not held last year because of construction in the area.
Also: There are awards presented for the top five finishers in each age group. Registration begins Saturday at 7:30 a.m. Cornucopia Days starts today at 3 p.m. and continues until Sunday at 6 p.m. The event also includes a carnival, music, an art exhibit and Sunday’s parade. The parade theme is “Have a Rockin’ Good Time in ’09.” The run is organized by the Kent Parks Department.
Information: Visit kcdays.com
Craig Hill, The News Tribune