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Goldsborough Creek Fun Run & Walk on June 1

The annual Goldsborough Creek Fun Run and Walk, a Mason County Forest Festival Event, takes place June 1. Day of race registration begins at 6 a.m. at South 2nd Street and West Railroad Avenue.

All registered participants must pick up their competitor number 30 minutes before their scheduled event at the registration desk. Bus transport from downtown to the start line at Shelton Valley is provided. Scheduled events include: the 7-mile walk beginning at 7 a.m. The 7-mile run, 2-mile run and walk begin at 8 a.m. The quarter-mile Junior Jog will begin at 9:15 a.m. with the quarter-mile senior stretch walk at 9:30 a.m. prior to the Kiddie Parade and Paul Bunyan Parade at 11 a.m.. A random drawing for prizes provided by area businesses will be held during awards at 9:45 a.m. at 2nd Street and Railroad Avenue.

Online registration ends Monday at Run Entry forms, waivers and a map are at events page.

The event is coordinated by members of the Centennial Guild, an affiliate of Mason General Hospital Foundation. Proceeds fund scholarships in memory of Kristi Armstrong, a former nurse of Mason General Hospital.

Inaugural Salmon Run 5K benefits youths

The Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group hosts the inaugural Hood Canal Salmon Run 5K from 8 a.m. to noon June 15 at the Salmon Center, 600 Roessel Road, Belfair.

The event will raise money for summer youth programs, including the summer camps Farm Stewards for kids ages 7-11 and Explore the Fjord for ages 12-16.

Registration for the 5K is $30 for adults and $10 for youths and can be done at the HCEG website at

Youths 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. The course runs through mostly flat, unpaved trails of the Union River Preserve and Theler Wetlands. Water stations will be provided. An event after the run includes a raffle with prizes from local businesses, photo opportunities with the HCSEG mascot Big Red, and free activities such as coloring and cornhole.


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