For 2020, the Fowl Fun Run will be a virtual event benefiting Helping Hands Food bank which
serves Skagit Valley. The Virtual Fowl Fun Run can be completed any time between October 31 and November 13. For more details,
see the event Facebook page. To register, please
go to our registation page on Databar Events which
will give you the option of ordering a finisher medal and event hat. We are going to leave this website intact without updates
this year so it will be easier to update for our return in 2021.
Join us for the 41st Annual Fowl Fun Run on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 10 am starting at
Mount Vernon Christian School in Mount Vernon, WA. We offer two distances: 5K and
10K. Both courses are USATF certified and are run on flat, low-traffic farm roads in the
Skagit Valley. We will be using the IPICO chip timing system to time both races. Food,
refreshments, awards and lots of random prizes will be available after the race in a warm
gymnasium. Sign up early and save money!
"Course is flat. It'd be great to run fast, if you can. Lots of giveaways afterwards--turkeys,
pumpkin pies, and other miscellaneous stuff." Scotty Railton
Race day schedule
8 am - 8:25 am: Volunteers set up gym, finish line and course
8:25 am - 9:30 am: Day of race registration
8:25 am - 9:50 am: Bib number/chip pick up for pre-registered participants
9:15 am: 1/2 mile kids' run start
10 am: 5K & 10K start
10:05 am: Turkey begins the 10K
11:05 am: Awards in the gym (5K awards will be first)
Noon: Both courses close; volunteers begin clean up of gym, finish line and course
Early registration is available online until Friday, November 8 at noon and at Skagit Running Company
until 1 pm on Friday, November 8, so please pre-register. It not only helps us out with data entry, you will save
money over day of race registration. In addition, it will ensure that you are eligible for age group awards on
race day. If you must register the morning of the race, please arrive early. Any entries received after 9:30 am
on the morning of the race may not be entered into the computer in time for results. We will still enter late DOR registrations on
Saturday night for the official results posted on the website, but late DOR entries will not be eligible for awards.
We will be using the IPICO chip timing system which requires the timing chip to be
attached to your shoe with the supplied tie wraps. Please read the chip timing document for more information on how to attach your chip. 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, NO TIME!
Food and Refreshments
Pumpkin pie, brownies and refreshments will be available after the race for race participants.
For awards purposes, the age divisions are 6 and under, 7-8, 9-11, 12-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39,
40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 and 70-74, 75-79, 80 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. Finishing position for awards is determined by gun time, not chip time.
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.
Beat the Turkey!
Tom Turkey will be starting the 10K five minutes after the gun. Finish the 10K ahead of him and
receive a special award at the finish line!
New this year: The Fowl Fun Run 1/2-mile kids' run! All kids age 8 and under are welcome to join us for a
fun, untimed run starting 9:15 a.m. All finishers receive a prize! Register day of race only.