Race starts and finishes at the foot path across from the Chiawana West End Park for all distances.
*Dogs are not allowed on the course due to limited space on the foot path, but are welcomed at the event. Strollers are welcomed on the course.
1 mile starts at 9am. 10K and 5K start at 9:30am. Course closes at 11:30am.
** 8:45 am pre-race Zumba warm-up on the lawn near the start for all participants, families and spectators.
** 9am we invite all participants, spectators and families NOT participating in the 1 mile to line the half mile course to cheer and support all kids, families and individuals with Down Syndrome that will be participating in this distance.
All distances will be run on the foot path near Chiawana West End Park and will be an out and back course.
Start at the foot path across from Chiawana West End Park. Run 3.1 miles down the foot path toward the Blue Bridge.The turn around will be at the boat launch at Road 54. There will be one water stop at about mile 2.2 of the run and can be accessed again just after the 4 mile marker.
Start at the foot path across from Chiawana West End Park. Run 1.55 miles down the foot path toward the blue bridge then turn around and finish at Chiawana West End Park. There will be no water stops in this distance so please carry water if needed.
Start at the footpath across from Chiawana West End Park. Run .5 miles down the foot path. The turn around will be right before the boat launch. Finish at Chiawana West End Park.
Each pre-registered participant will receive a pair of blue and yellow socks to commemorate Down Syndrome Day and a medal upon completion of this event. Those who register race day are not guaranteed socks or a medal. There will be a timing clock at the finish line but no awards will be given for this event. It will be a Fun Run strictly to show support, awareness and acceptance of Individuals born with Down Syndrome. Please wear your own timing devices if you wish to keep track of your time.
About this Event
Why Rock your Socks? On March 21, the world celebrates Down Syndrome Day. We are fortunate to be able to hold the run on this day this year!! On this day, we show our support, love, acceptance and awareness for individuals born with Down Syndrome by wearing colorful socks. So why not wear them in a run and show our support as we rock the course? The goal of this run is to provide an opportunity for individuals with Down Syndrome to dream, think and do the impossible! It allows them the opportunity to cross a finish line and be part of a race! It also gives the families of these individuals the motivation and desire to set healthy goals, and be examples of living a healthy lifestyle. In addition, it provides an opportunity for the community to get outside, get involved and come to know these families and individuals in their community. Through it all, there will be greater acceptance and love for individuals of all abilities! So grab your craziest socks and get ready to run!
** Follow us at #rockyoursocksrun for run updates and post any pictures from this event to this page!
Parking is available at Chiawana Park off Rd. 88 near the boat launch and park. It is also available at Chiawana West End Park
1 mile: $5
**a small processing fee of at least $2 will be added to each registration upon checkout.
**Each registration fee will be used to benefit the Down Syndrome Association of the Mid Columbia
**A late fee of $3 will be added to each registration on race day.
Registration/ Bib pick up and Payment Deadlines
**Online registration is available until Wed, March 18 at 9pm. In order to guarantee blue and yellow finish line socks, please register by Monday, Mar. 16. Race day registration and bib pick up will be available from 7:45 - 8:45am near the start. There will be a $3 late fee for each participant that registers on race day. Finish line socks and medals are not guaranteed to those who register race day.
This year will be different from years past because the run falls on Down Syndrome Day so we want to make it a big party! There will be special food, gift baggies and a celebratory cake for all finishers to commemorate Down Syndrome Day. There will also be post race massages provided by CORE CONCEPTS and an opportunity to purchase shirts with our race logo on them or other World Down Syndrome Day logos on them.
These items were kindly donated to us for our raffle: Bread Basket from Great Harvest Bread worth $160; 2 Runners Soul gift baskets including Runners Soul Socks, a $25 Gift Card and their new store shirts for 2020; a $50 Costco Gift Card; American Spangle basket with Rock Your Socks shirts; a $50 Target Gift Card. Raffle tickets are $1 each. The Raffle will take place at about 10:40am to allow the 10K participants enough time to finish. You must be present to win.