15418 Main Street, Mill Creek WA 98012 in the Mill Creek Town Center
7:15 AM – Packet pick-up begins in the Mill Creek Town Center
(find the volunteer tent with the first letter of your last name)
9:00 AM – Race starts – see race map on this website for more details
10:05 AM – Awards ceremony
10:45 AM – 2017 ROTM Closes
Men’s and Women’s Divisions:
1st Place – $200
2nd Place – $100
3rd Place – $75
4th Place – $50
5th Place – $25
What is the Run of the Mill?
The Run of the Mill is a 5k (3.1 mile) race in Mill Creek Washington. It is the longest standing annual event in Mill Creek. Since 2006, the race has been a fundraising event to benefit those fighting cancer. The ROTM is a very fun event – not only because the race itself has become a very respected and competitive 5k, but also because before and after the race, the event is a fun, community event with booths, prize give-aways, music, cash awards and great community spirit.
The Run of the Mill raises money for Providence Hospital’s Linda Baltzell Cancer Patients assistance fund which provides for basic life needs expenses for cancer patients. A secondary focus is providing financial support underfunded non cut high school track and cross country and swim programs.
When is the ROTM & what time does registration open?
Saturday, June 24th, 2017. The race starts at 9:00 AM. Registration packet pick-up starts at 7:15 AM and ends at 8:58 AM
Where is the ROTM?
Every year Mill Creek’s ROTM event takes place in the Mill Creek Town Center, located in beautiful Mill Creek, WA. Mill Creek is about 20 miles north of Seattle, and is bordered by Bothell and Everett. The address for the ROTM is: 15418 Main Street, Mill Creek WA 98012
How can I participate in the race?
The most efficient way to sign up is to Register Online. There will be very limited day of race registrations available starting at 7:00 AM on Saturday, June 24th. The day of race registration will be located Next to the Columbia Funding Mortgage Information Booth in the Mill Creek Town Center.
Where can I find plenty of FREE Parking?
FREE parking will be in the Town Center and at Heatherwood (about a couple of blocks away).
Are baby joggers and strollers allowed?
Yes, they will be allowed, but they must start in the rear in their assigned area. This is a highly competitive race with many elite local and regional athletes which makes it is a very fast start in the front. For everyone’s safety, baby joggers and strollers will be placed safely back in the start line-up, NO EXCEPTIONS.
What about inline skate, rollerblades, bikes, skateboards, etc?
Sorry not allowed, NO EXCEPTIONS.
Are dogs allowed?
Dog on a short leash are allowed but must start in the back of the race pack – NO EXCEPTIONS. No registration fee for dogs but you may donate extra to the charity event.
Will Gear Check be available the day of race?
Yes we will have Gear Check this year. Location to be determined day of. See the information booth with questions on this.
Can I make additional donations to the charity?
YES! Additional donations are welcome and needed to help us reach our goal. If you would like to Donate without registering please go to the Contact Us page and email your inquiry.
Can I Volunteer?
Yes! Please email us on our Contact Us page to send a message to our volunteer coordinator.
Who puts this race on?
Columbia Funding Mortgage is proud to present the Run of the Mill 5k. We thank all our sponsors for their generous support, without which we would not be able to donate such a high percentage of the race entry fees to charity. So please visit our sponsor’s websites (linked from their logos on this website) and their sponsor booths on race day. Let them know you appreciate their support of this event, and do business with them whenever possible. We believe in supporting businesses that give back to the community, like our sponsors do.
What if this FAQ list did not answer the question I have?
Go to our Contact Us page and send us your email inquiry. We will do our best to not only answer your question, but if it turns out to be a FAQ, we will add it to this list!
How can I be a Sponsor for this year’s Run of the Mill 5k?
What are the age groups for the ROTM event and what prizes are being awarded?
We award medals to the top 5 male and female finishers.
Ribbons will be awarded to the top three finishers in each age group category as follows: