The 4th annual Duvall Days Fun Runs (website) is weeks away and the word on the street pavement is that this is a race not to be missed.

On June 6 the city of Duvall will be hosting the 4th Annual Duvall Days Fun Runs. The runs will include a 5k and a 10k starting at McCormick Park. If I was fortunate enough to be in the area, or have the funds to make the trip, then I could see myself tackling the hills and elevation that surround the 10k, but let’s start with the 5k information first.

Kids Dash
FREE! — line up the littlest ones 25-100 yards from the finish line and have them run into your waiting arms.

5k Run/Walk
Flat, fast 5K course on a wide, straight dirt-and-gravel path (no pavement). Scenic out-and-back course along the Snoqualmie Valley trail. Walkers are welcome, and encouraged to enter the 5K. This run is for everyone — fast or slow.

10k Run
Within the first 1.4 miles, the elevation goes from 46 ft. to 415 ft. and I don’t know if it was the training for the Big Sur hills or running in San Francisco, but the last few months I have grown a passion for tackling hills. Over the next 3 miles of the 10k course, the elevation rises to 475 ft. followed by the remaining 1.2 mi. a (net) downhill route.

There will also be a variety of kid dashes held after the 5k and 10k events along with post-race food and activities with the centerpiece of the day being the Duvall Days Parade, which begins immediately after the runs. Post-race awards will be handed out in the finish area.

Registration is available online (mail in forms must be postmarked by 5/22) and day of race registration will be available from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

$20 before May 22, 2009
$25 from May 23 through June 4th.
Day of Race registration is $30.

All registrants prior to May 22, 2009 are guaranteed a T-shirt.

Whether you are running, walking, cheering and supporting or simply out there to enjoy the festivities, the day seems to be filled with something for everyone. Registration is still open and the event is 3 weeks away, leaving you plenty of time to get ready. In the words of the event:

Run Fast. Run Hills. Run Duvall.