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WE'RE A GO! We've received approval, the race will go on! As of Monday, Nov 16, we've received approval from the county and state to continue to host our live running event. We will have plenty of safety guidelines in place to ensure all participants have a fun, safe experience!
NOW LIVE! With the Governor's new guidance, we are giving participants the opportunity to participate in a live, in-person 10K/5K Run/Walk! Join us on Sunday, November 22nd at Marymoor Park and celebrate all those "holidays" we've missed in 2020. Come out, ready to run in your favorite Forgotten Holidays attire and celebrate what we've missed! Not ready for a live event quite yet? That's ok! We're still offering a virtual event for anyone that can't make the in-person event as well.
2020 has been a real drag for most of us. We've missed a lot of "holidays" that we've come to enjoy getting together with friends & family to celebrate over a few tasty beverages. We've lost St Patty's Day, Easter, Pi Day, Cinco De Mayo, Graduations, 4th of July and more. Let's not forget them. Let's not let them pass in 2020 - Let's celebrate those forgotten holidays! We've launched the Forgotten Holidays Fun Run to get out and challenge yourself. This live or virtual race is aimed to help you get outside and challenge yourself to a 5K, 10K or Half Marathon (Half Virtual Only). You choose the distance, run/walk your race and then we help you celebrate!
What's our favorite part of a race? The after-party of course! Showing off our medals, meeting up with friends and cheersing a tasty beverage to our accomplishments. We've put together a swag bag that helps with just that. Each participant will receive a Forgotten Holidays Fun Run participant shirt, Bottle Opener Finisher Medal and a Tito's Handmade Vodka Moscow Mule Cocktail Kit for you to whip up your favorite Moscow Mule in celebration of your accomplishments!
Choose your race distance, choose your outfit and lets celebrate those holidays we weren't able to get together for by participating in the Forgotten Holidays Fun Run!
All participants of the Forgotten Holidays Fun Run will receive the following SWAG:
Anyone who participates in the live event will receive their swag at the event on November 22nd. If participating in the Virtual Run, we will begin mailing swag to your doorstep ASAP.
WHERE IS THE EVENT LOCATED? Marymoor Park, Velodrome Pad
WHEN IS THE LIVE EVENT? Sunday, November 22
WHAT TIME IS THE EVENT? 8:30am - 12:00pm
WILL THE EVENT HAS A MASS START? No, in following the Governor's Guidelines for a safe return to live running races, the race will start in small waves over a 3-hour period
HOW WILL I BE ASSIGNED A START WAVE? During registration, you will select your desired wave start time. You will have the option to select your start time every 3 minutes over a 3-hour period between 8:30am - 11:30am regardless of your running pace. Waves will be very small, so register early to select your desired wave time
I'VE SELECTED MY WAVE START TIME BUT WANT TO CHANGE IT - That's ok! you can change it. Just click the circle with a silhouette in the upper right corner, select Forgotten Holidays Fun Run then "manage registration" From here, you'll be able to select a different wave if there is availability in it.
WHEN IS PACKET PICKUP? Packet pickup will be available on race day starting 45 minutes before your wave start time. PLEASE DO NOT arrive earlier than 45 minutes before your start time or you'll be asked to wait in your car
DO YOU HAVE GEAR CHECK? We will not be offering gear check for the event. We encourage everyone to leave their "stuff" in their car while running.
WHERE IS PARKING? Parking for the event will be located directly east of the Velodrome Pad, follow the parking signs when arriving at Marymoor Park
MASKS, DO I NEED ONE? Yes, while not running, you will be required to wear a mask or face covering. This includes from the time you exit your car to the time you start your race and immediately after finishing your run.
IS SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIRED? Yes, please remember to keep your distance. We urge everyone to keep 6 feet of distance while not running unless with people in your party. This includes at the start line, finish line, while picking up your packet and in the restroom line.
CAN MY FANS COME? Please leave your spectators at home. To continue keeping our crowds to a minimum we ask that all spectators wait somewhere not at the start/finish area.
WHAT'S THE COURSE? The 10K and 5K routes will be a combination of Marymoor Park, Lake Sammamish Trail, Bear Creek Trails and more. All courses will be marked and properly signed for participants.
WILL WATER STATIONS BE AVAILABLE? No, there will be no on-course water stations for ether race. We will offer bottled water at the finish line but encourage all participants to carry their liquids if needed on course.
ARE STROLLERS OR PUPS ALLOWED? Sure, all we ask is that you stay to the edge of the course and running paths to allow others to pass. If with a pup, please make sure they are to the outside of the course at all times.
ONCE REGISTERED, CAN I RECEIVE A REFUND? No refunds will be given. We will allow any participant unable to attend the option to transfer their registration to another participant. Email us if this is needed. If for some reason the event is cancelled, all live entries will be transferred to a virtual entry and swag will be mailed out.
WHAT IS A VIRTUAL RUN/WALK?
A virtual event is an event you can complete anytime, anywhere. There is no set time or place a virtual run starts. Virtual runs are created for you to complete at your convenience at your own pace!
WHAT EVENTS CAN I PARTICIPATE IN?
The Forgotten Holidays Fun Run is offering participants multiple race distances including a 5K Fun Run, 10K Run/Walk and a Half Marathon Run/Walk
DO I HAVE TO RUN?
Nope! You can run it, you can walk it or you can do a combo of both.
WHERE CAN I COMPLETE MY RACE?
It's virtual, so you can complete it anywhere you'd like! Jump on your treadmill, run through your neighborhood or find your favorite running trail. It's 100% up to you. Just make sure the route you choose is safe and the proper distance.
CAN I DOUBLE UP MY MILEAGE WITH OTHER EVENTS?
Sure! We want to support everyone participating in fun, virtual events right now. If you're signed up for multiple running events, feel free to double up your miles.
WHEN CAN I COMPLETE MY RACE?
You can complete your race anytime you'd like after you've registered through October 31st.
IS THERE A SPECIFIC APP I NEED TO USE TO "PROVE" I COMPLETED MY RACE?
You can track your run with any app, watch or fitness device you'd like or just pre-measure your course using your favorite measuring app like mapmyrun.com then save your time and record it when you get home!
CAN I COMPLETE MY VIRTUAL RUN BEFORE RACE DAY 10/31?
Definitely! October 31st is the last day participants will be allowed to complete their virtual run and log their finishing time. We encourage everyone to complete their run before 10/31!
WHEN/WHERE DO I GET MY SWAG?
We will begin mailing all swag once all portions of the SWAG pack have been received from manufacturers. We anticipate receiving everything by October 1. At that point, we will mail all SWAG to registered participants. If registering after October 1, we will mail your swag pack within 5 days of registration.
IF I DECIDE NOT TO PARTICIPATE CAN I RECEIVE A REFUND?
Refunds will not be provided to virtual participants.
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