Race for the Apes

It's our first event in Ellensburg! The 5K run along Irene Rinehart Riverfront Park was designed for everyone, whether a serious runner or more of a "troll stroll" walker. Click Event Details below for more information. We can't wait to do it again next year!

Thanks for making our first 5K a blast!


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5K run / walk with a free kids' dash

Sunday, May 20, 2012
9:00am (race start time)

Race begins at Rotary / West Ellensburg Park
1250 W 5th Ave, Ellensburg, WA 98926

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Information About the Event / The Course & Directions to the Event / Race Day Schedule/ Awards / Inspiration / Sponsors and Donors


Information About the Event

This 5K is open to everyone - serious runners looking to train, fun-runners, and walkers.

There's a free kids' dash before the run!

We're calling the 5K walk the "troll stroll" in honor of Foxie's love of troll dolls, so feel free to get troll-crazy with your race outfit.

Everyone who registers for the run or the walk by Thursday, May 10th will receive a t-shirt.

Pre-registration is now $30

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The Course and Directions to the Event

The race will have you moving along a virtually flat, wooded trail next to the Yakima river and hitting a little pavement as well. (see course map below)

Click here for directions to the park. The address of Rotary Park, where the event begins, is 1250 W 5th St, Ellensburg, WA 98926

race for the apes map


Race Day Schedule

7:00am: Event day registration and bib / t-shirt pick up begins
8:30am: Registration ends
8:30am - 8:40am: Stretching led by AlignFit
8:40am: FREE Kids' Dash
9:00am: 5K Race/Run
9:30am: 5K Troll Stroll (walk)



Handmade medals to all finishers!

An awards ceremony will be held following the event. Awards will be presented to the overall male and female winners and the top three finishers in each age category.



The chimpanzees won't be attending the run, but they can definitely provide inspiration to runners, walkers and anyone who needs a little inspiration. Just check out this post on our blog.



Thank you to the following generous businesses and individuals! If you'd like to be a sponsor or make a donation in any amount, just visit: www.active.com/donate/raceforapes

Individual Sponsors:

Ape Ally ($500)

Adrienne Armstrong


Primate Patron ($250)

Kathy Cochran (sponsoring Diana Goodrich)

Scott Edman (sponsoring Laura Heggs)

Hope Ferdowsian (sponsoring Diana Goodrich)

Donald Goodrich (sponsoring Diana Goodrich)


Pan Pal Sponsors ($100)

Alison Chapot

Gay Dorsey (sponsoring Diana Goodrich)

Sparky Gonder (sponsoring Diana Goodrich)

Laurel Hecht (sponsoring Diana Goodrich)

Gary & Luanne Heggs (sponsoring Laura Heggs)


Friend of the Seven Sponsors ($50)

Anonymous from Canada (sponsoring Diana Goodrich)

Lisa Bartholomew (sponsoring Tim Perciful)

Marie Cross (sponsoring Diana Goodrich)

Shelley Geiger (sponsoring Laura Heggs)

Marjorie Holmes

Donna and Doreen Hughes

Virginia Keulen

Desi and Maddie Laws (sponsoring Diana Goodrich)

Pamela Lehnert (sponsoring Diana Goodrich)

Stephanie Marx (sponsoring Diana Goodrich)

Thomas Menner (sponsoring Diana Goodrich)

Susan Mulcahy (sponsoring Diana Goodrich)

Stephanie Perciful (sponsoring Tim Perciful)

Dori Ribeiro de Oliveira

Carol Stampley (sponsoring Laura Heggs)

John Tremain (sponsoring Tim Perciful)

Rie Usui

Deborah Wagman (sponsoring Diana Goodrich)

Adam Webber (sponsoring Diana Goodrich)


Chimp Fans ($25)

Jennifer Feuerstein (sponsoring Diana Goodrich)

Bernadette Heggs (sponsoring Laura Heggs)

Cliff and Julie Heggs (sponsoring Laura Heggs)

Christopher Hooten

Victoria McLaughlin

Margaret Parkinson (sponsoring Diana Goodrich)

Sean Prive

Sharon Rybak (sponsoring Laura Heggs)

Nancy Taylor (sponsoring Laura Heggs)

Madelaine Thompson

Rie Usui

Cory and Stacie Wallace (sponsoring Kalynn Batkoski)


Other Donors

Julie Harding ($20) (sponsoring Diana Goodrich)

Katie Conlee

Crystal Lillie ($10)

Shannon Martin (sponsoring Diana Goodrich)

Stephanie Richards ($10) (sponsoring Kalynn Batkoski)

Mandy Speers Volpe (sponsoring Diana Goodrich)




Register to run, walk, sponsor, or create your own fundraising page!
Just go to the Race for the Apes listing on Active.com

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Questions about the event? Contact Diana: diana@ChimpsNW.org