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Newcastle Days is canceled this year, but we’re hoping you’ll still celebrate with your community this September by participating in the Newcastle Days Virtual 5K Run/Walk benefitting the Alzheimer’s Association. You can participate in this community event wherever you are! A minimum donation of $10 comes with a free commemorative T-shirt and all donations will go toward supporting the Alzheimer’s Association. This event is sponsored by the City of Newcastle, Aegis Gardens and Waste Management. Click on the arrows below to view the full race details and registration instructions.

Questions? Email NewcastleDays5K@gmail.com.

RACE DETAILS

1.) The minimum suggested fee is $10, though you can go above and beyond that knowing your donation goes to the Alzheimer’s Association. Follow the step-by-step outline under registration instructions to donate and register. The Newcastle Days Virtual 5K T-shirt is sponsored by Waste Management. Thanks to WM, your race registration donation will all go directly toward supporting the Alzheimer’s Association.

2.) Participants who sign up and donate at least $10 by September 8 will receive a free T-shirt sponsored by Waste Management. Those who register after that date are not guaranteed a T-shirt.

3.) On September 12, pick up your T-shirt at Newcastle City Hall (12835 Newcastle Way, Newcastle, WA) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Drive up to the City Hall entrance and volunteers will run your T-shirt(s) out to your car! PLEASE NOTE THE VENUE CHANGE DUE TO POOR AIR QUALITY.

4.) Once you have your T-shirt, you can get out and do your virtual 5K at any time where ever you are. However, we encourage you to put your T-shirt on and try to do it on the weekends of Sept. 19-20 or Sept. 26-27, that way we’re all out as a community at once, walking together in our own neighborhoods. 

5.) Take your own routes or use one of the suggested ones below. Please remember to maintain 6 feet from others as you participate, and bring a mask if you feel you cannot maintain a safe distance.

6.) Get social! Put on your T-shirt and send us pictures and videos of yourself completing your 5K. Use the #NewcastleDays5K on social media or email your pictures to christinac@newcastlewa.gov.

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS

1. Go to http://act.alz.org/goto/NewcastleDaysVirtual5K to register and donate to the race.

2. Scroll down and select the purple “Donate to the Team” button.

3. You’ll be brought to the donation page. 
- First, enter the Gift Information and indicate how much you’d like to donate. A minimum donation of $10 will receive a T-shirt. One registration per person. If you are signing up more than one person, please re-submit this process for each participant.
- You’ll then be asked to enter your information, billing address and payment information. Discover, American Express, MasterCard and Visa credit cards are accepted. 
- Please be sure you put in a valid email address so we can contact you about your T-shirt size. 
- After everything is done, hit process donation and you will be emailed an acknowledgement of your tax-deductible donation.

4. Once you’ve donated, a member of our Newcastle Days 5K Committee will be in touch via email to get your t-shirt size and share information on how to pick it up.


SUGGESTED ROUTES

Need some inspiration? Our volunteer Committee has come up with a few suggested routes to complete your Newcastle Days 5K. All of the suggested routes will measure out to the 5K distance. Click on the arrows below to see maps and instructions.

NEWCASTLE TOWN LOOP

Start at Lake Boren Tennis Courts.

1.) Go toward Coal Creek Parkway on the Milepost Trail
2.) At Coal Creek Parkway, turn left onto the Lake Boren Esplanade
3.) Left onto Newcastle Way
4.) Left on 125th Ave SE
5.) Go through Donegal Park, exit onto SE 74th St
6.) Head west on SE 74th St
7.) Follow the road as it curves left and changes to 122nd Pl SE
8.) Left on SE 80th Way
9.) Left on Coal Creek Parkway
10.) Return to Lake Boren Park via the Milepost Trail.

NEWCASTLE TRAILS LOOP

Start at the junction of Coal Creek Parkway and the Milepost Trail.

1.)
Go north on the Lake Boren Esplanade
2.) Turn left onto the China Creek Trail
3.) Turn left onto 129th Ave SE
4.) At Lake Boren Park go right to go on the Waterline Trail
5.) Stay on the Waterline Trail as you cross 129th Pl SE and SE May Creek Park Drive
6.) Turn right onto the May Creek Trail
7.) At the Y in the trail, stay left
8.) Follow the trail as it goes downhill, turns east and follows May Creek
9.) Turn left onto Coal Creek Parkway
10.) Return to the junction of Coal Creek Parkway and the Milepost Trail.

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