2021 Race FOR A SOLDIER Half-Marathon, 10 Miler & 5K
Sunday September 19, 2021
Tom Taylor Family YMCA

The Race For A Soldier has the safety of our participants, volunteers, spectators, and community as our top priority!

We will open registration on February 28th and monitor the updates to the State of Washington’s Healthy Reopening COVID 19 Plan over the next several months to provide a quality, community event for all.

We are optimistic and encouraged. We miss our racing tribe and we want you to plan to run with confidence. Mark your calendar, September 19th, 2021!

Looking for a place to stay? 

We highly recommend Best Western Wesley Inn & Suites, the OFFICIAL partner of Race For A Soldier!


Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Race for A Soldier. The success of the event relies heavily on our community members and their willingness to give of their time and talent. There are many ways you can help on race day. Whether you host a water station, cheer on the runners or join the clean up crew, we can’t do it without you.

We are very grateful for our volunteers!

Courses for 2021

Race For A Soldier courses for 2021

Course Elevations

RFAS course elevations - 2021

Parking Map

Base Camp


What are the start times for your events?

• 6:30 am packet pick up starts (Tom Taylor YMCA)

• 7:30 am opening ceremonies

• 7:45 am 10 miler and half start

• 8:00 am 5k start

• 11:30 am event clean up

What distances are your events?

• 5k run walk

• 10 mile run

• 13.1 mile run (time limit 3hrs)

What is a Virtual Race?

• A Virtual Race is a distance event that you run and time on your own. Typically, you’ll choose your distance, your route and your race date.

• Virtual Race participants receive finisher medals and shirt but do not receive official times, certified courses or day-of race support.

When and where is packet pick-up

• September 17th at the Best Western Wesley Inn & Suites 12-4pm

• September 18th at the  Best Western Wesley Inn & Suites 9-2pm

• September 19th at the Tom Taylor YMCA starting 6:30am

Can I bring my MP3 player?

The use of headsets highly discouraged, but not outright prohibited at our events. Per USATF Insured event , we follow their guidelines on headset use. USATF does not encourage headphone use during its races but does not disallow them as long as they are used safely. For this reason, if you choose to use a headset on the course, you may be asked by a course official to remove them for safety reasons. You are required to comply or face disqualification and removal from the course.

Can I bring my Nordic Walking Stick?

Yes. Participants of the these events are welcome to use walking sticks; however, please be courteous and mindful of participants around you.

Can I bring my dog?

For this event, dogs are not allowed anywhere on the course. This is for safety and USATF insurance agreements.

Can I bring my baby in a stroller/jogger?

Under USATF rules, strollers and dogs are not allowed on the course.

Can I bring my bike/skates/skateboard?

No. No wheels are allowed on the course except for registered wheelchairs and official course vehicles.

A USATF sanction is an official designation issued by USATF, through the New England USATF Association, which approves and licenses the holding of a competitive track & field, long distance running or race walking event in the United States. Under USATF rules, strollers and dogs are not allowed on the course.

Who We Are

We are committed to bringing hope and healing to our first responders, military members, veterans and their families dealing with post-traumatic stress and combat trauma.

Do You Need Help?

If you are in a crisis and need to talk right away, or you are concerned about somebody else, there is always someone to listen and help.