Runners take off at the beginning of a recent March Point Run and Walk. This year’s event is June 22. (Submitted photo)

Runners take off at the beginning of a recent March Point Run and Walk. This year’s event is June 22. (Submitted photo)

March Point Run and Walk set for June 22

Racers of all ages and ability (and friendly canines) are invited to participate in the 25th annual March Point Run and Walk, a charity event scheduled Saturday, June 22, in Anacortes.

All proceeds will be donated to “CHOW,” a weekend program aimed at eliminating childhood hunger in Skagit County. This program is in partnership with United Way, Skagit Publishing and Helping Hands Food Bank serving more than 500 area children. Campaign fundraisers hope to raise at least $25,000.

This event attracts a variety of participants, from fun-seeking families to serious 5K, 10K and half-marathon competitors.

Leading off the morning of activities is participant registration at 7:30 a.m.

A free, half-mile run for kids starts at 8:30 a.m. Please register pre-register your kids.

Runners/walkers in the 5K, 10K and half-marathon start their races together at 9 a.m. The races are USATF-certified, with chip times.

There is a complimentary lunch for participants, plus live music. The Children’s Museum of Skagit Valley will be there with Frankie the Fire Engine in a “Kids Zone” offering fun activities.

There are trophies for top finishers by age groups for the kids; custom awards from Sauk Mountain Pottery for the 5K, 10K and half marathon. In addition, there is a raffle drawing during the awards ceremony with more than $1,000 in prizes for participants.

Pre-registration is encouraged at the event website: www.marchpointfunrun.com

Pre-registration race fees are $20 for the 5K, $30 for the 10K and $40 for the half on or before June 10. After that date, fees increase $5. Commemorative T-shirts are $15. Seniors over 70 run free, as do veterans. Pre-registration is encouraged but day-of registration will be set up and a limited number of shirts will be for sale.

For details, visit www.marchpointfunrun.com

The run begins on the grounds of the refinery at the north tip of March Point in Anacortes. It then takes runners over beautiful shoreline routes on March’s Point Road, across the point and back to the refinery.

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