THE SMELT RUN IS BACK! After a year long hiatus the Smelt Run is returning to to La Conner. The run has three options for anyone at any level to join. Certified 5k and 10k routes that start along the historic waterfront of La Conner and out across the mostly flat farmland of Skagit Valley finishing back at La Conner Elementary School.
There are two less intense ways to get in on the action at 2K family walk and a kids dash for the little ones.
The Smelt Runs are just part of the events during the Smelt Derby Festival hosted by La Conner Rotary. There are many other Smelt Derby events to partake in while in La Conner. Hope to see you here.
Event details and schedule
Course Description: Starting and finishing at La Conner Elementry the certified 5K and 10k courses take you through historic downtown La Conner then wind through the flat Skagit Valley farmland.
Parking: La Conner High School and Elementary parking lots at the North end of 6th Street.
Dress for the weather.
Day of Race Schedule:
7:30am - Registration & Bib number pickup opens in Elementary Gymnasium
8:30am - Kids Dash Starts
8:45am - Registration CLOSES
9:00am - 10K, 5K, and 2K all Start
Post Race - Showers, hot soup, & refreshments provided for all participants.
Awards: Immediately following the conclusion of the races.
- Top male and female runners in 5k & 10K earn 'Smelt Derby Run Apparel'.
- Ribbons awarded to the top three finishers in each age group
More details can be found at our website: