Pacific Runderland 5k & Kids Run

The 5th annual Pacific Runderland 5k and Kids Run will be held Saturday, September 9, 2023 in at Roegner Park in Auburn, Washington. Race proceeds are donated to Washington’s National Park Fund, the official philanthropic partner of the three national parks in Washington state. For more information about WNPF and why this event was created, please visit the About page.


5k run & walk

The Pacific Runderland 5k course is an out-and-back paved course along the White River that begins and ends at Roegner Park in Auburn, Washington. The 5k course is USATF Certified (WA22015RMB). Course Map

5k registration includes finisher’s medal, t-shirt (t-shirt size only guarenteed if registered by 8/10/23), collective bib, and free race photo downloads. The 5k starts at 9:00 am.

2023 5k Registration Price Calendar
March 2 – March 8:
$35 (early bird pricing!)
March 9 – May 31: $40
June 1 – September 7: $45
Packet Pickup/Race Day: $55

Register for 5k

kids 1k run

Kids 12 and under can run for Washington’s national parks, too! We will have a kids 1k run for the littlest of park supporters which will begin at 10:15 am after the 5k race. Parents and guardians may run with their kiddos, as well. Kids 1k registration is $10 and includes a finisher’s ribbon. Youth t-shirts are available for an additional $10 during registration, while supplies last. The kids 1k starts at 10:15 am.

register for Kids 1k

5k swag

5k registration includes finisher’s medal, t-shirt (guaranteed size if registered by 8/10/23 and then while supplies last), collective bib, and free race photo downloads. A huge thank you to our sponsors who help make our swag possible!

Hoodies new this year! Adult and youth size hoodies will be available for purchase. Adult hoodies are available in navy, black and maroon, while supplies last. Youth hoodies are available in navy only, while supplies last. All proceeds from hoodie sales will also be donated to Washington’s National Park Fund. Pre-order hoodies by 8/15/23. After pre-sale, concludes, hoodies will be available for purchase at packet pickup and/or on race day, while supplies last.

packet pickup information

We recommend picking up your packet on Friday, September 8th to avoid long lines on race morning. Packets will not be available before 2:00 pm on Friday. Please do not call the packet pickup location with questions but please email us at if you have specific questions. You may pickup someone else’s packet as long as you have their permission to do so. Written permission is not required. 

Packet Pickup Date: Friday, September 8, 2023
Packet Pickup Location: Pearson Chiropractic & Rehabilitation Center, 7084 Lakeland Hills Way #107, Auburn, WA 98092
Packet Pickup Time:
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

race location and parking

The 5k race will be held at Roegner Park in Auburn, Washington. The address to Roegner is 601 Oravetz Road SE, Auburn, WA 98092. There is limited parking at the park and we encourage you to find street parking near Auburn Riverside High School or along Oravetz Road.

day-of-race schedule

Race Day: Saturday, September 9, 2023
Packet Pickup: 7:00 am – 8:45 am
5k Start: 9:00 am
Raffle: 10:00 am
Kids 1k Start: 10:15 am

Day-of-race registration will be available at packet pickup from 7:00 am – 8:45 am if the race is not sold out.


The 5k is chip-timed with timing services sponsored by Ready, Set, Time! Results will be posted following the race or you can scan the QR code on your bib to access results on your mobile device.

2023 Results
2022 Results
2021 Results
2020 Results (Virtual event only due to Covid, no official results.)
2019 Results

race photography

Smile! Race day photography provided by CJ Photography. Free race photo downloads will be available a few days following the race and a link to photo gallery will be available on our website.

2023 Photo Gallery
2022 Photo Gallery
2021 Photo Gallery
2019 Photo Gallery


All 5k participants will recieve a finisher’s medal! 

Awards for Top Overall Male and Female and age division ribbons will be awarded to the top 5 finishers in each age group. Age categories are as follows: 14 and under; 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-70, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90+. Awards and ribbons will be available at the picnic shelter.

Kids 1k participants will recieve a finisher’s ribbon.


Join us for a good ol’ fashioned raffle after the race and you could win some awesome stuff! Prizes are donated by local businesses and have, in the past, included items from Fleet Feet, South South Running, Road Runner Sports, Starbucks, Hops N Drops, Tacoma City Marathon Association, REI, Washington’s National Park Fund and more! The raffle will begin at 10:00 am. You must be present to win. If you have a business or product that would like to donate a prize for our raffle, please email us at Thank you!

Train with fleet feet

We’re partnering with Fleet Feet Tacoma and Fleet Feet Bonney Lake for their Fall ignite! training program again in 2023! This 8-week program, starting in July, is designed with the beginner runner in mind and will help inspire a lifelong love for the sport of running. The training group with meet twice a week to train together, and you’ll “graduate” the training program at the Pacific Runderland 5k on September 9th! Visit their website here for all the program details!

Learn More about training group

Thank you to our 2023 sponsors

Pacific Runderland 5k & Kids Run wouldn’t be successful without the generous help of these great sponsors. Because this is a charity event, run solely by volunteers, sponsors help make event extras like finisher’s medals, t-shirts, and photography possible. We appreciate their support very much!

Community In-Kind Donations

Hops N Drops Lake Tapps

South Sound Running



Road Runner Sports

Washington’s National Park Fund

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