Run or Walk for the Honey
Events supporting charitable giving for Food, Shelter and Help Needed Organizations
6 Days | 3 Weekends | 6 Miles of Trails | 14 (Fourteen!) Events
Yes, Fourteen running events take place over three weekends of Claus Festival for serious runners or serious fun-seekers as part of the Run for the Honey Series. Whether you are competing in one of the weekend’s anchor races, or are simply interested in a jog to the Pacific North Pole or a kid-friendly dash, you can enjoy and make your mark at Claus Festival.
Some events are timed, some are not. All net proceeds from race entries help support various tri-county organizations focused on food, shelter or other help support services. Making a memory for you and your family will also make a lasting impact for giving. We hope to see you Run for the Honey!
Run for the Honey Series
Read about each race below, sign up for those you’ll join. Come every weekend for your winter training!
Note: Bees and Bears runs are Donation-Only and for children ages 4-12
Run for the Honey 5K 11:00 AM November 27, 2021 Sat. (Timed)
All ages race for the honey. This timed 5K trail race winds through contours of natural terrain from a send-off near Bootahville to the hill of Breath Valley. Dress for the weather. Not for the faint of heart, this holiday classic kicks off the Race Series, tests your stamina and wraps up with a honey sweet finish.
The Country Miler 10 Furlongs 11:00 AM November 28 2021 Sun. (Timed)
Ever wonder why a county mile seems so long? It’s longer than a mile! 2200 yards at full gallop will be a sprint for some or a stretch goal for those milers. Serious competitors and Off Season Farmers are welcome to try their foot at the ‘Ol Country Miler.
Bees & Bears Runs Daily at Claus Festival 1:00 & 2:30 PM Sat. 1:30 PM Sundays November 27 & 28, 2021 December 4 & 5, 2021 December 11 & 12, 2021
Click below to learn more and sign up. Children aged 4-12.
FREE with Entry. Donation Appreciated for Cause
3 Dog Mush Team Relay 5K 11:00 AM December 4, 2021 Sat. (Timed)
Channel Yukon Cornelius and let your inner K-9 bust out. This timed 5K mixed team relay starts at the Pacific North Pole and ends at Yukon’s Pond. Each runner races a one-mile leg of this 3.1 mile race. Team up, on your mark, get set, Mush!
Pacific North Polar 5K 11:00 AM December 5, 2021 Sun. (Timed)
Race to the top if you dare to feel the burn in this wintry chill of a 5K. This timed trail race winds through natural terrain and ends atop the Pacific North Pole. A hill climber and thigh burner finish brings you to a satisfying end with sweeping lookout vistas and a panoramic view.
Breath Valley Classic 5 Miler 11:00 AM December 12, 2021 Sun. End of Event Final Race (Timed)
Run for the Honey Series culminates in this final race, a full 5 miler covering all the trails and of course the climb of Breath Valley. Take home the honey, the bragging rights and sleigh the holiday spirit by flying like Rudolph and earning the swag, ‘I survived Breath Valley!’