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Port of Everett, Snohomish Running Company Partner to Launch Inaugural Holiday on the Bay 5K on Dec. 3

Date: Nov 3, 2023

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The Port of Everett and Snohomish Running Co. are partnering to bring a new running event to Snohomish County, just in time for the holidays.

The Port of Everett’s inaugural Holiday on the Bay 5K will take place Sunday, Dec. 3, extending the community fun of the Port’s annual Holiday on the Bay festival held the first Saturday in December.

“We are thrilled to embark on this exciting new chapter of our long-standing partnership with the Port of Everett,” Snohomish Running Company President Grant Harrington said. “We’re excited to bring the first wintertime run to the picturesque waterfront. The unique charm and beauty of this venue, combined with our commitment to delivering exceptional experiences, promises to make this event an unforgettable winter adventure for all.”

The chip-timed 5K run/walk will start and finish at the Port’s Pacific Rim Plaza in Waterfront Place near Hotel Indigo (1028 13th Street, Everett, WA 98201). Rain or shine, participants will enjoy a flat route with sweeping views of the Port of Everett Marina, Port Gardner Bay, and the Olympic Mountains.

Runners and walkers of all abilities are welcome to sign up for the event. Registration is now open at, and includes a race shirt and finisher medal for each participant. Sign up by Nov. 10 for early-bird pricing.

This new event marks the third Waterfront Place-based run event produced by Snohomish Running Co. They also host two annual events at Waterfront Place in the spring, including the Snohomish Women’s Run and the Mill Town Marathon (formerly Everett Half).

“Adding a holiday run option to our winter lineup offers yet another element of fun and builds on our efforts to establish a robust shoulder season to promote community activation at the waterfront year-round,” said Catherine Soper, Communications & Marketing Director for the Port. “No matter when you visit, Waterfront Place has a little something for everyone. We encourage you to visit us this winter season!”

The Holiday on the Bay 5K follows a full day of family-fun taking place at Waterfront Place on Saturday, Dec. 2, as part of the Port’s 16th annual Holiday on the Bay festival. The event features a pop-up holiday market, free kids’ activities, from winter crafts, face painting and balloon creations to s’mores roasting, touch-a-truck, character meet-and-greets and more. The annual waterfront tree-lighting ceremony, a visit from Santa and the lighted boat parade will conclude the evening. Click here to view full lineup

Staying at the Port of Everett for the weekend? Check out waterfront accommodations at Hotel Indigo or the Inn at Port Gardner. The Port of Everett’s Waterfront Place mixed-use community surrounds the largest public marina on the West Coast and has become a year-round destination for locals and visitors alike with nine restaurants and counting, hotels, a spa, parks and trails, and seasonal activations from waterfront special events, a splash pad, a pop-up ice rink, holiday lighting displays, and more.


For more information, contact Catherine Soper, Port of Everett Communications & Marketing Director, at


About Snohomish Running Company
Founded in 2012, Snohomish Running Co. is an event production and promotion company based in Snohomish County. The company’s mission is to empower runners and walkers of all abilities to reach their goals through a premium running experience before, during and after its events. Snohomish Running Co. will produce eight events in 2023, including the Mill Town Marathon and Snohomish Women’s Run at the Port of Everett, and the Evergreen Half Marathon on the Centennial Trail in Snohomish, the Snohomish River Run through downtown Snohomish and the Mukilteo Turkey Trot at Kamiak High School in Mukilteo. For more information, visit

About Port of Everett’s Waterfront Place
The Port of Everett’s Waterfront Place is a new 1.5 million square foot mixed-use development located on 65 acres at the waterfront near the downtown core in Everett, Washington. The development boasts spectacular views, waterfront access, recreational amenities, and a world-class marina – the largest public marina on the West Coast – with 2,300 slips and 5,000 linear feet of guest moorage. At full build-out, the Waterfront Place mixed-use development will include 63,000 square feet (sf) of retail/restaurant space, another 20,000 sf of marine retail, 447,500 sf of office, two waterfront hotels, and up to 660 waterfront housing units. Featured amenities include new trails and regional parks, public gathering spaces, a variety of fine and casual dining, local shops, and marine sales and services. The project’s expected $1 billion in public/private investment is estimated to support nearly 2,100 family-wage jobs and generate $8.6 million annually in state and local sales taxes. To date, the Port has facilitated more than $300 million in public/private investment here, with more to come. For more information, visit