LIVE EVENT CANCELED

SEE YOU NEXT YEAR

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ABOUT

Founded in 2010, the Big Backyard 5K, also known as the BBY5K, is a community-run/walk at King County’s Marymoor Park. Proceeds from the BBY5K benefit King County Parks and brings the organization financial support for maintenance and
operations of Your Big Backyard. With your help over the years, we have raised more than $250,000 for King County Parks!

 

After our 10th year, we are continuing with a 10K course option! Pick your distance
and find your pace. Run/Walk 5K or Run 10K!

The BBY5K is family-friendly. Strollers and leashed dogs are always welcome. Don't forget to stick around after your run/walk for a FREE Kids Dash and the fabulous, interactive Post Race Celebration, presented by Pape Machinery featuring refreshing drinks, tasty food, great tunes, and fun prize giveaways.

 

Event proceeds benefit

COVID-19 STATEMENT

Last week, King County Parks and the organizers of the Big Backyard 5K came to the mutual decision to postpone this annual fundraiser for Parks until 2021.   

 

After we were unable to race in June, we were hoping to see you all “LIVE” at Marymoor this September.  However, it doesn’t look like we will be moving into stage 3 or 4 soon. 

 

During this unprecedented time, we hope that you are remaining healthy, and continuing to recreate safely in your Big Backyard. Thank you to everyone who participated in our virtual event in June and kept the momentum going.   

 

At this time, all entry fees will be deferred to the 2021 event.  It will be great to get together in-person at Marymoor.  

 

Thank you to our sponsors who have made a commitment to Parks.   See you in 2021!  

MERCHANDISE

The BBY5K features a great lineup of quality merchandise!

BBY5K HARBORSTONE HOODIE

Get our popular BBY5K Harborstone Hoodie for just $5 above your 5K/10K fee during early registration! Thank you to our friends at Harborstone Credit Union for supporting this fashionable, comfortable addition to our merch line-up!

REFERRAL MUG

You will receive our commemorative coffee mug when you tell your friends to sign-up! Have your friend add your name in the “REFERRER” field when they register. You, as the person who directed your friend to register, will be rewarded.
(Only ONE mug per individual. Pick-up with your race packet.)

SUPER SOFT RACE
T-SHIRTS

We love our super soft and ultra-comfortable race t-shirts and know you will too!
This year is no exception as we bring you another awesome quality short-sleeve T-
shirt when you sign-up.
(Adult Unisex sizing - XS to XXL available. No youth sizes.)

EVENTS

VIRTUAL 5K

Join us on STRAVA to record your time.

We will have “I ran virtually for King County Parks” T-shirts for you to pick up at Super Jock ‘n Jill when we can freely move about the community, or, at Packet Pickup on BBY Weekend.

You can sign up now for "just" the virtual run, and sign up later for the LIVE 5K/10K.  Just remember that prices go up as we get closer to event day.  

5K RUN-WALK

Go at your pace on a lap around Marymoor Park. It’s 3.1 miles of exploring one of the most versatile recreation facilities in the region.

10K RUN

In the interest of time and safety, we request that 10K participants race-run-jog the10K course. We have adjusted the route to reduce cross-traffic experienced during last year’s race. You’ll love the lack of hills!

TEAMS!

Team up with your friends and running buddies! We take the combined time of your Fastest 5 finishers to calculate Team Awards. Sign-up as many as you want on your team to improve your odds of winning. We will announce the Fastest Team in the 5K at 10 a.m., and the Fastest Team
for the 10K at 10:30 a.m. Team Captains must contact us in advance to set up your Team Name on the registration site.

 

Team up with your dog! Is Fido fast? We will award the first dog owner and their dog across the line in both the 5K and 10K!

KIDS DASH!

FREE for kids age 10 and under. Sign-up in-person ONLY on Race Day at the registration tent. Parents must sign a waiver in order for kid to participate.

 

Follow King County's Marta the River Otter to the finish line in this very popular and fun ¼-mile loop! Parents may run with their kids. Kids will also receive a Bib Number and Finisher's Ribbon.

 

Reminder that the kids dash is free to participate and there is NO kids t-shirt as part of this dash.

ONLINE REGISTRATION

FEES AND SCHEDULE

JUN
6
VIRTUAL 5K REGISTRATION - NOW THRU JUNE 6 (11:59 p.m. PDT) 

$10 - all the time, any time.

MAY
31
5K EARLY REGISTRATION - NOW THRU MAY 31 (11:59 p.m. PDT) 

$30 Early 5K Registration (includes your BBY5K Tee and Bib #)

$35 Early Hoodie 5K Registration (includes BBY5K Harborstone Hoodie, BBY5K Tee and Bib # - limited time offer!)

$20 Youth Rate (14 & Under, includes BBY5K Tee and Bib #)

MAY
31
10K EARLY REGISTRATION - NOW THRU MAY 31 (11:59 p.m. PDT)

$35 Early 10K Registration (includes your BBY5K Tee and Bib #)

$40 Early 10K Hoodie Registration (includes BBY5K Harborstone Hoodie, BBY5K Tee and Bib # - limited time offer!)

$20 Youth Rate (14 & Under, includes BBY5K Tee and Bib #)

JUN
1-TBD
5K STANDARD REGISTRATION - JUNE 1 THRU TBD 

$35 Standard 5K Registration (includes your BBY5K Tee and Bib #)

$60 Standard 5K Hoodie Registration (includes BBY5K Harborstone Hoodie, BBY5K Tee and Bib # - limited time offer!)

$20 Youth Rate (14 & Under, includes BBY5K Tee and Bib #)

JUN
1-TBD
10K STANDARD REGISTRATION - APRIL 1 THRU TBD

$40 Standard 10K Registration (includes your BBY5K Tee and Bib #)

$65 Standard 10K Hoodie Registration (includes BBY5K Harborstone Hoodie, BBY5K Tee and Bib # - limited time offer!)

$20 Youth Rate (14 & Under, includes BBY5K Tee and Bib #)

TBD
5K/10K REGISTRATION - TBD
(Online Registration Closes 11:59 p.m. PDT)

$40 May 5K Registration (includes your BBY5K Tee and Bib #)

$45 May 10K Registration (includes your BBY5K Tee and Bib #)

$20 Youth Rate (14 & Under, includes BBY5K Tee and Bib #)

No Hoodie Option after April 30! Some Hoodies may be available for sale on Race Weekend, sizes limited ($25 each)

TBD
RACE WEEKEND - IN-PERSON REGISTRATION ONLY
(Register on TBD at Super Jock n' Jill and on TBD at Marymoor Park)

$45 Race Weekend 5K Registration (includes your BBY5K Tee and Bib #)

$50 Race Weekend 10K Registration (includes your BBY5K Tee and Bib #)

$20 Youth 5K Rate (14 & Under, includes BBY5K Tee and Bib #)

Some Hoodies may be available for sale on Race Weekend, sizes limited ($25 each)

 
 
 

RACE WEEKEND

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PRE-RACE PACKET PICKUP - TBD

Super Jock ‘n Jill (16095 Cleveland St, Redmond 98052)

  • 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

RACE DAY - TBD

King County’s Marymoor Park (6046 W. Lake Sammamish Pkwy. NE, Redmond 98052)

  • Race starts at 9:00 a.m.

PARKING

FREE Parking for race participants in the Triangle Lot just East of the Start/Finish Line.

EVENT SCHEDULE

 

7:00-8:45 a.m. – Race Day Registration and Packet Pickup (Use this opportunity to sign up in person for the FREE Kids Dash).

9:00 a.m. – START 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run (Wave Starts)


10:00 a.m. – 5K Awards recognition


10:15 a.m. – START (.25mi) FREE Kids Dash with King County's Marta the River Otter (Sign-up in-person on Race Day at the Registration Tent)


10:30 a.m. – 10K Awards Recognition

POST-RACE CELEBRATION PRESENTED BY PAPE MACHINERY

Join us after your run/walk for our fun post-race celebration. Enjoy sponsor and info booths, music, awards ceremonies, games, and giveaways!

AWARDS CEREMONIES

Awards and recognition ceremony for our Top Finishers & Event Sponsors!

Overall Winners – Top Male and Female runners in both the 5K & 10K. Including a $100 5K Course Record Bonus for both Men & Women (Current course record Men - 15:32 & Women - 17:54).

5K/10K Division Prizes – Top 3 runners in each age group: 12 & Under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60 & older.

Top Teams – Who are the Fastest 5? We will announce the Fastest Team for both the 5K and 10K during the award ceremonies.

Fastest Dogs – We will award the first dog & owner across the finish line in both the 5K and 10K races!

Win Concert Tickets – Hang around for our Awards Recognition Ceremonies. We will award two lucky individuals with one pair of general admission tickets to an upcoming Marymoor Park concert (concert TBD)

POST-POST-RACE CELEBRATION!

~11:30 a.m. at Postdoc Brewing - (17625 NE 65th St - next to the East entrance of Marymoor Park)

Join us for a refreshing post-race beverage in a family and dog friendly atmosphere!

 
 
 

COURSE

5K COURSE DESCRIPTION

5K – Run or walk! Bring your stroller and 4-legged running buddy. Go at your pace.

START S/B at the Event Recreation Area (next to the Velodrome)

Turn RIGHT on the Fields Path. Head W/B past Soccer, Playground, Tennis and Baseball Fields.

Turn LEFT at the West end of the park to the Marymoor Connector Trail. The 5K DOES NOT cross the Sammamish River!

Continue E/B on the Marymoor Connector Trail, past the FINISH, towards the East End of the Park. STAY RIGHT!

U-TURN just before the East Lake Sammamish Trail.  STAY RIGHT!

Turn RIGHT from the Connector Trail into the Finish Chute!

10K COURSE DESCRIPTION

Run or jog (sorry, not a walk) a flat 10K course. If your pup can hang with you, they
are welcome to run too. 


START S/B at the Event Recreation Area (next to the Velodrome)
Turn RIGHT on the Fields Path. Head W/B past Soccer, Playground, Tennis and
Baseball Fields.
Turn LEFT at the West end of the park to the Marymoor Connector Trail. DO NOT
cross the Sammamish River!
Continue E/B on the Marymoor Connector Trail, past the FINISH, towards the East
End of the Park. STAY RIGHT!
• 1mi - Just east of K-Lot Soccer Field parking.

• 2mi - Just east of Remote Control Airfield Bridge.
CAUTION! The bridge at the east end of the Remote Control Airfield is narrow, and
you must STAY RIGHT!
Turn RIGHT S/B on East Lake Sammamish Trail. STAY RIGHT!
• 3mi – Just North of Sammamish Landing Park.
CAUTION! There will be cyclists and other regular users on the East Lake Trail.
Please respect everyone’s right to the recreation corridor.
U-TURN near SE 38 th on the Trail. STAY RIGHT! N/B to Connector Trail.
• 4mi – Just South of Sammamish Landing Park
Turn LEFT W/B on Marymoor Connector Trail.
• 5mi – E Lk Samm Trail & Marymoor Connector Trail
Cross Marymoor Way past Marybelle Fields W/B towards Velodrome.
• 6mi – Just East of I-Lot/Velodrome Parking
Turn RIGHT from the Connector Trail into the Finish Chute!

2010

Year Established

12,000

Total
Entrants

15:32

Fastest Race Time (Male)

17:54

Fastest Race Time (Female)
 

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!

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