Arlington Runners Club's Toys For Tots Christmas Run set for Dec. 7

ARLINGTON — The Arlington Runners Club's Toys For Tots Christmas Run is set to start its race at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, with day-of-race registration starting at 9:45 a.m., but those who pre-register no later than Saturday, Nov. 30, will save $5 and get to reserve a T-shirt in their size.

The race will be run on the Arlington Airport Trail again this year, with the 5K offering an out-and-back course of mostly paved running, with a small amount of gravel and trail running, while the 10k will be a lap around the Arlington Airport on the Airport Trail, which is about half-paved and half-trail running. People with jogging strollers are not uncommon on this course.

The start and stop gate will again be located behind the Stillaguamish Athletic Club, at 4417 172nd St. NE in Arlington. Please park behind the Athletic Club, so that club members have adequate parking. If you park behind the orange traffic cones, parking attendants will help you along the way.

Awards for the 5K finishers will be handed out at around noon that day, after which enough people will have completed the 10K for those finishers to start receiving awards. Trophies will be presented to the first-place men's and women's finishers for the 5k and 10k, as well as ribbons for first, second and third place for various age categories of men's and women's finishers. There will be door prizes and snacks for runners after the race.

Santa will also be available for photos on site between 10-11:15 a.m.

Registration forms may be mailed to the Arlington Runners Club, at 17906 39th Dr. NE, Arlington, WA 98223.

For more information, contact Jon Hatfield of the Arlington Runners Club by phone at 425-359-0868 or via email at

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