Beat the Bird 5K & Lil' Drumstick 1K

beat the bird starting line kids race 2017

Beat the Bird 5K & Lil Drumstick 1K – Sponsored by SHOES-n-FEET
9:00 AM Thanksgiving Day, 2018
Bellevue, WA

RESULTS 2018 - PHOTOS 2018

RESULTS 2017 - PHOTOS 2017

Join us for the 9th Annual Beat the Bird 5K Lil' Drumstick 1K on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22, 2018.  This event was started eight years ago as a fundraiser for Greatest Goal Global Ministries work in Sierra Leone. This year’s race will raise money for a donation to the Renewal Food Bank in Bellevue.  The course starts at the Kelsey Creek Shopping Center in the Lake Hills area of east Bellevue.  The course is flat, fast and family-friendly as 90% of the course runs away from traffic on the wide-open carriage trail path that winds through the Lake Hills Greenbelt Park.  Earn your turkey dinner Thanksgiving day by helping us raise money to feed those who are less fortunate.
 

Online registration is closed.  You can sign-up at SHOES-n-FEET, 15015 Main ST Ste 102 - Bellevue, today from 1pm - 7pm or tomorrow starting at 8am.

About the event

  • Flat, fast course
  • Chip-timed
  • Family friendly - 90% of the race is through parkland and away from traffic

Sponsors

 

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Prizes

Commemorative race medals for all participants. HOKA ONE ONE brand is sponsoring the prizes for the winning male and female of our Beat the Bird 5K. Each will receive a FREE pair of Hoka running shoes! plus age group winners: Under 10, 10-14, 15-19, 20-21, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. 

Thanks Hoka One One! Turkey's can't fly but you can with Hoka One One!

 

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

An estimated 20 volunteers will be needed to ensure the safety and enjoyment of the runners expected to run the Beat the Bird 5K. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact adam.stuhlfaut@shoesnfeet.com.

RACE BIB PICK-UP

Race day check-in begins at 8:00 AM on Thanksgiving morning.  You may also check-in on Wednesday, November 21, 1pm to 7pm, at SHOES-n-FEET , located at 15015 Main Street, Bellevue in the Kelsey Creek Center.  Please see for directions: http://www.shoesnfeet.com/our-store

RACE DAY SCHEDULE 

8:00 - Race Number/Chip Pickup
8:45 - Kids 1k
9:00 – 5K Start
9:45 - Awards Ceremony
11:00 - Courses Close

PARKING

There is ample parking near the start line in Kelsey Creek Plaza.  Just plug this address into your GPS device and you can't miss the parking lot: 15015 Main Street, Bellevue 98007. Please park in the area nearest to SHOES-n-FEET and along 148th Avenue.  Please do not park directly in front of Walmart, LA Fitness or Starbucks as those businesses are open and need the spaces for their customers. Please see this map in PDF or web browser.

ENTRY FEES

New for 2018! All finishers regardless of date registered will receive a finisher's medal! Scroll down to see an image of the medal for 2018.

5k (includes tech shirt, if registered by November 14, 2018)
$25 -- Early Bird to August 31
$30 -- September 1 to November 20
$35 -- Day of Race

Kids 1k (includes shirt, if registered by November 14, 2018)
$10 -- through November 20
$15 -- Day of Race

THE COURSE

Please note three things:

-The course is an out-and-back. When participant traffic becomes two way, please stay to the right.

-About 1/2 mile into the race, the main trail is under construction. The City of Bellevue has created a by-pass route through a small part of the blueberry field that lasts about 400 ft. That by-pass is pretty well worn, but the footing there is less even than the regular trail. For that short stretch please be careful of your foot placement. 

-There is one road crossing that will be staffed by two volunteers and a police officer. Non-the-less, your safety is your responsibility. Please watch for cars and obey any instructions from the volunteers and/or police officer. 

WATER STATIONS

The 5K will have one water station at the corner of 156th Ave & SE 16th St that runners will pass twice, once on the way out at 1.25 miles and once on the way back at 1.75 miles.

RACE T-SHIRTS & MEDALS

New for 2018! All finishers regardless of date registered will receive a finisher's medal!

2018 Beat the Bird Finishers Medal
2018 Finisher's Medal

Each PRE-REGISTERED participant by November 14, 2018 receives a free technical shirt.

A limited number of shirts MAY be available for day of race registrants but are not guaranteed for anyone registering after November 14, 2018.

RACE RESULTS

Results will be made available onsite and online shortly after the race.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Google Maps address: 15015 Main Street, Bellevue, WA 98007

RACE BENEFICIARY

Renewal Food Bank

Online registration is closed.  You can sign-up at SHOES-n-FEET, 15015 Main ST Ste 102 - Bellevue, today from 1pm - 7pm or tomorrow starting at 8am.