Registration open for 24th annual race

The Chum Run will be held June 26 at South Whidbey Community Park’s trails off Maxwelton Road.

The 24th annual Chum Run will be held Sunday, June 26 at South Whidbey Community Park’s forested trails off Maxwelton Road.

Participants are welcome to walk or run as they please. There will also be a free kids’ “Fry Run.” Children must be accompanied by an adult for the Fry Run.

The race is an all-inclusive family event that is fun for all. Prizes will be handed out to the first three finishers in the male, female, high school and middle school categories. All participants get T-shirt at the end of the race.

Proceeds from the event will support the Healthy Island Youth Initiative Scholarship Program and South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District. The scholarship program ensures that young people in Island County are able to participate in district programs, regardless of their families’ ability to afford the activities.

Race registration is scheduled for 8-9:30 a.m., with the Chum Run slated to begin at 10 a.m., the Fry Run at 10:45 a.m., and the awards ceremony at 11 a.m. Registration fees are $30 by June 21 and day-of registration costs $35.

Volunteers are still being sought for the event. Those interested in volunteering can visit or contact Skye Dunn at or 360- 221-6788 for more information.