ESR First 5k

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  • A different kind of race

    The First 5k is more than just a race. It's a community of runners working together to achieve goals. Whether it be to get through your first 5k, to set a new PR, or to just experience the joy of running, there is a group of experienced runners to help you get there.

    ESR Membership

    ESR membership provides you a network of hundreds of experienced runners you can learn from and train with. It gives you access to our weekly track workouts, social functions throughout the year, and a 10-15% discount at over a dozen local retailers.

    Race photos

    Where other races charge $10+ for a photo, the ESR First 5k includes free race photos. We want you to be able to remember and celebrate your accomplishments for years to come.

    Training Programs

    Whether you have never run before or you’re a veteran, we can help you to create a training program to achieve your goals. We’ll also be hosting several group runs a week for runners of all abilities.


    Participants will receive a high quality tech shirt, snacks and drinks.


    This race is hosted by Eastside Runners, the premier Seattle area running club on the Eastside of Lake Washington
    Eastside Runners is a club for every kind of runner.

    ESR consists of individuals and families that range from recreational runners interested in socializing to serious runners interested in improving their running performance. All ages are welcome, from babes in jogging strollers to senior citizens.

    • Founded in 1980

      ESR has been commited to promoting running for over 35 years

    • 4 Group runs per week

      Our runs are open to the public and any pace can be accomodated

    • Over 300 active members

      and over 1000 followers on Facebook. ESR is the largest running community on the eastside.

    • Non-profit

      ESR is a 501(c)(4) non profit. Proceeds from the race and club dues go toward promoting running in our community.

    Our Sponsors

    This race is made possible by generous support and donations from several local businesses
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    Kind Snacks

    There’s healthy. There’s tasty. Then there’s healthy and tasty. At KIND, they believe you deserve both.
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    Super Jock ‘N Jill

    Running equipement in Redmond and Greenlake
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    Krave Jerky

    KRAVE takes jerky to another level! Out with the tough, chemical-laden, processed meat snacks and in with all-natural, whole-muscle cut, hand-sliced pieces of MEAT.
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    Better Than Before

    Better than before cleaning and restoration has built a long lasting client relationships by providing outstanding quality service. Achieved by having the highest standards of myself with respect to my cleaning quality, integrity, knowledge, and results.

    Fabulous Prizes

    There will be prizes for top 3 overall and first place in age groups cookie awards. Participants of all ability levels will have a chance to win raffle prizes.

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