35th Annual Fowl Fun Run
Please update your bookmarks to http://fowlfunrun.skagitrunners.org.
Date of Event: Saturday, November 9, 2013
Starting Time: 10:00 am
Race Distances: 10K and 5K
Mount Vernon Christian School, 820 West Blackburn Road, Mount Vernon, WA (just south
of the fairgrounds)
From I-5 take exit 225 and drive west on Anderson Road. Turn right onto
Old Highway 99 South. Turn left at the next stoplight (Blackburn Road). The school
will be on the left side of Blackburn about a quarter mile past the stoplight.
We need volunteers to help out on race morning. Contact Lana either
by email or at Skagit Running Company
in downtown Mount Vernon (360-982-2934) if you are available to help out.
Pre-registered with fleece hat - $25*
Pre-registered without hat - $15*
Day of race (no hat) - $20
Fleece hat on race day (if available) - $10
Youth ages 12 & under (no hat): Free
Adults 70 and older (no hat): Free
* Mail-in entries must be postmarked by 11/4/2013. Pre-registrations
will continue to be accepted until 1 pm on Friday, 11/8/2013 in person at Skagit Running Company.
Mail the entry form to Skagit Running
Company - Fowl Fun Run, 720 S. First St., Mount Vernon, WA 98273 by 11/4/2013
Online registration at
Active.com (closes Thursday, November 7 at midnight)
In-store registration at Skagit Running Company in downtown Mount Vernon (702 S.
First St., Mount Vernon, WA 98273, 360-982-2934) until 1 pm on Friday, 11/8/2013
Day of race registration from 8 am - 9:30 am - Please register
before race morning if at all possible! Avoid the lines and save money!
Day of Race Registration:
Please arrive early if you plan to register on the morning of the race.
We will not be holding up the race start this year to wait for late arrivals. If
you arrive after 9:30 am and try to sign up for the run, you may miss the official
start and not be included in the age group awards. Registration will be available
online until the Thursday before the race and Skagit Running Company will be accepting
registrations until 1 pm on Friday, so please pre-register if at all possible.
2012 Fleece Hat:
We will be using the IPICO chip timing system this year which requires
the timing chip to be attached to your shoe with the supplied tie wraps. At the
finish line, volunteers will cut the tie wraps and remove the timing ship. Make
sure that the timing chip is returned after the race as there is a $30 fee for any
tags that are not returned. If you forget to return the chip at the finish, please
mail it as soon as possible to Skagit Runners, P.O. Box 120, Burlington, WA 98233
to avoid the charge. Also note that all entrants need to be entered in the computer
before the race begins to be included in the age division awards. If you arrive
late (after 9:30 am) and register on the morning of the race, there may not be time
to enter your information so you will not be eligible for age division awards. For
late arrivals, we will still enter your information before publishing official results
on the website, but this will be after all of the age group awards have been given
out to pre-registered and early DOR registrants. Remember, for both races, NO CHIP,
Optional Bib Pick-up:
Pre-registered participants may pick up their bib numbers in advance at the Skagit
Running Company (702 S. First St., Mount Vernon) on Friday 11/8/2013 during business hours
(10 am - 5 pm). Bib numbers may also be picked up the morning of the race at the school. Timing chips must be picked up the morning
of the race.
The 10K is a flat loop on farming roads south of
downtown Mount Vernon with a short out and back section on
Dike Road. The 5K is also flat course. The 10K course has been certified (USATF certification code
WA09057MW). The 5K is
also certified (USATF certification
Both races will start at 10 am at the school. The courses are not closed to vehicle traffic, but both courses have been designed to avoid crossing any dangerous intersections.
One aid station will be located near the 3 mile mark on the
10K course assuming that the wind doesn't blow it away!
The courses will be open for 2 hours.
Almost any type of weather is possible at this time of year in the
valley. There is usually a strong headwind on Dike Road in late fall, but also
be prepared for rain and cold temperatures.
Results will be posted near the finish line as soon as they are available.
Complete results will be posted online at
Skagit Runners website.
For awards purposes, the age divisions are 6 and under, 7-8, 9-11, 12-14,
15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70 and over. The age divisions will
be the same for both the 10K and the 5K.
Awards will be
given to the overall male and female winners in both races. The top 3 finishers
in each age division will receive ribbons. The oldest and youngest finisher in the
10K will each receive a "Spring Chicken" award. The family with the most finishers
in either race will receive the "Fat Turkey" prize.
We will give out turkeys, pumpkin pies and other random prizes to
participants at the awards ceremony.
Food and Refreshments:
Pumpkin pie, brownies and refreshments will be available after the race
for race participants.
Get the latest news by checking out The Fowl Fun Run on Facebook.
For More Information:
Contact Skagit Running Company at (360) 982-2934. You can also email questions
to the race director.
2012 Results: 5K & 10K Results
2012 Photos: Photo gallery
2011 Results: 10K, 2 Mile
2011 Photos: Photo gallery
2010 Results: 10K, 2 Mile
2010 Photos: Photo gallery
2009 Results: 10K, 2 Mile
2009 Videos courtesy of Bill Arnett: Video of Start, Video of Finish,
Video of Awards