Lakewood Half Marathon, 10K, 5K Run / Walk with Pets, 1 Mile Kids Run

8714 87th Ave SW
Lakewood, WA 98498

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2023 Lakewood Half Marathon

 10K & 5K

1Mile Kids Fun Run 


RACE DATE: Saturday, September 2nd, 2023

Start Time for the Half, 10K & 5K: 8AM

Kids Run will start at ~8:45AM 

Location: Fort Steilacoom Park


Join Lakewood’s Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and 1 Mile Kids Run Walk. Let’s get back to running, walking, being with your family and friends – even bring your pet! It’s time to GET BACK to getting BACK in shape. Build our wonderful running community by bringing friends family to the Lakewood Half Marathon 10K, 5K and 1 Mile Kids Run. Bring your pet too! That’s right bring your best friend and make their day!

Half Marathon

The Half winds its way out of Fort Steilacoom Park to the Oakbrook neighborhood and to the Oakbrook Golf Course – which means there are a lot of tree shaded areas and will be well supported by local community. 90% of the route is on good pavement with very moderate rolling hills – nothing crazy. Once back inside Fort Steilacoom park we make use of the Waughop Lake loop – two laps around the lake (one for the 10K and 5K) and the multi-purpose trail system.

10K & 5K Fun Run / Walk – Pets and Strollers

The 10K will also access the neighborhood streets via traffic-controlled intersections…just like the Half. The 10K course turn around point is near Oakbrook park and back to Fort Steilacoom Park, via the same route. One loop around Waughop Lake 10K and 5K (Two loops for the Half). Stroller and Pets are allowed on all courses, however best suited for the 5K. The 5K is completely inside Fort Steilacoom Park. Both the 10K and 5K will be pretty much flat and fast courses. These races take the best parts of the course - along the beautiful shores of Waughop Lake.  Components of the run will use the multi-use trail system. The multi-use trails in the park are very manageable and are suitable for pets and strollers – in fact the entire family can enjoy this lovey run, walk, stroll around the park. The 10K, 6.2 Miles, is similar the ‘ol time Dragon Runs. Same Dragon Vibe, but now a straight up 10K run. Stay tuned for the medal designs!

1 Mile Kids Run Walk

We always like to do this for the kids!  All participants - 10 and under - run for fun!  They will receive a great looking Medal suitable for children.  Parents, pets, and all are welcome and encouraged to complete this fun race.  It’s Fun!  It’s for the whole family!  

 AID Stations

Water and Gatorade aid stations will be setup throughout the course.  Athletes will finish through the big Just TRI Finish arch and receive the coveted Just TRI Half Marathon Finisher Medal, T-Shirt and swag.  The Kids - 10 and under - receive a medal. Shirts will be available for purchase. The Kids run is a non-competitive run and meant solely for fun and to reward them with a medal. Parents are welcome to join in the fun.

Just TRI Hidden Idol Cash Contest!

Wait, what?  YES! Cash prizes…the Just TRI Staff has hidden 3 idols along the course, each worth $25.00 or $10.00.  Why? Because we want you to win and by finding the hidden idols, you win!  You can only win one and each course will have only one…to include the kids run worth $10.00. Turn the idol in at the finish area to the Race Director and receive Cash. Cold Hard, Cash!  Look for clues on Just TRI’s Face Book page.  Look for clues we post on Facebook throughout the year.



By joining our race you acknowledge and agree to adhere to generally accepted COVID safety protocols at the time of the race. These protocols are aligned with Washington State COVID-19 Safety standards that will or will likely be in placed at the time of the race. Currently face covering is optional – please be aware of updates in the days and weeks before race.


 During the race

  • Please be sure to review the course!  The Staff will know the course, but it is up to the athlete to know all the course details!
  • Athlete – Day of Race - Check in will start at 6AM at Shelter 1, at FORT STEILACOOM PARK!
    • Day of the race check in gets crazy! We try to streamline this process as much as possible. Bib numbers for people wanting to register on the day of the race will be preassigned in our system. No additional swag will be handed out at this time – just the shirt and number. 
    • Course maps will be posted at packet pick up and at the park on race day.
    • The Kids 1 mile will start at 8:45, which will allow 5K participants to finish their race and be able to watch – or participate - the kids run. The kids run will be simple and is just for their fun. They will receive a bid number, and all finishers get a medal. There will be no finisher time – the race is non-competitive. Shirts may be available for purchase.  
    • The use of personal music devices is strongly discouraged at this race. To enjoy all that our race has to offer and for the safety of all participants, ORRC encourages a headphone-free environment during the running of the event.
    • Just TRI events are for the most part cupless, in general, but additionally due to COVID as well as we TRI to be Earth friendly. We will have some cups for those who do not have refillable bottles. Please bring your own container that can be refilled at our aid stations.
    • Results will be posted after the race see


Awards will be presented to individual Half Marathoneers, 10K and 5K – three deep. Award ribbons will be presented to age group winners, also three deep.

Age Groups: Under 20, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 & 60+.


Smile, wave and cheer when you see a photographer – photos from our Just TRI photographer will be available for download – See after the race!


We need your support!  It’s easy money!  Bring 10 volunteers out and Just TRI will make a $100.00 donation to your non-profit organization.  There is no easier way to earn money for you group!!  We do this for all our events and people LOVE IT!  Want another way to make money for your non-profit…Contact the Race Director.   

Help us promote the Race!

This will be the 4th Annual Lakewood Half Marathon and we want to grow the race!

1.  Sign up a friend and get an Insulated Polar 20oz water bottle and a pocket size Body Glide.  The perfect set up for a Half marathon, 10K/ 5K run or walk!

2.  Have your friends, running partners, co-workers, son, daughter family members register at:

3. Email the Just TRI Pro Staff the message: "My friend...NAME...Just Registered" to:

You will receive your water bottle and body glide items at the race!!! 

Limited to 20 participants!

Packet Pick up

TBD – Look for additional Details coming soon!

 Thursday September 31st, 4:00-6:00

Friday, September 1st, from 4:00-6:00


Location to be announced

Cancellation policy 

There are no refunds for this race.  We certainly understand injuries occur and life happens, therefore you will be able to transfer your registration to another Just TRI Running event.  Please Email the Race Director for this option at:

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Event details and schedule

2023 Lakewood Half Marathon

 10K & 5K

1Mile Kids Fun Run 


RACE DATE: Saturday, September 2nd, 2023

Start Time for the Half, 10K & 5K: 8AM

Kids Run will start at ~8:45AM 

Location: Fort Steilacoom Park



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