Welcome to the 2017 Lakewood ½ Marathon, 10K, 5K Fun Run. The location will be Historic Fort Steilacoom Park.
This run course is absolutely beautiful with mountain views and a serene lake setting. But do not let the beauty fool your there are a couple ‘inspiring’ hills, albeit not long, but still steep enough to test your mettle. This course will have both a paved road component as well as off-road trails. You will get your money’s worth on this easy to moderate skill level Half. Challenge yourself on the back area hills of the historic Army Fort turned asylum and now city maintained open space. Make this a family day – Come participate in the Half Marathon, the 10K, or the 5K!
Waughop Lake paving project: Good News!! The city plans to have this project complete just before the race!! This means participants in all three races will enjoy a brand new 10’ paved path around the lake. 5K participants the new and very flat course—in fact both the 5K and 10K courses are ideal for strollers, walkers, and the whole family. The 5K run offers a great introduction to running for young runners or first time participants. Runners who chose the 10k will very likely be able to turn in fast times considering the new surface and flat topo.
The events will be staggered, so if you want to sleep in and still participate in the 5K come join us at 9:30 AM – Well after the 8:00 AM Half Marathon start.
Even your dog will enjoy the 22 acre fenced off leash open space at the park. Come enjoy local booths, giveaways, refreshments and the award ceremony. Awards will be given to the top three finishers in all the races and first place in the age groups for the Half Marathon.