Pierce County Events Calendar

This calendar is the place to find fun events happening throughout Pierce County including Tacoma, Puyallup, , Lakewood and beyond.

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Hunger Walk 5K @ Fort Steilacoom Park
May 6 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

The Hunger Walk is an annual opportunity for community members to Support Emergency Food Network’s mission of providing food to our neighbors in need “so that no person goes hungry.” The 2023 Hunger Walk will take place on May 6th at Fort Steilacoom Park. Virtual registration is also available.

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Hope Vision Foundation Gig Harbor Vision Fair @ Ocean5
May 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Are you adjusting to vision loss or caring for someone who with low vision? Join us for a day of community, inspiration and resources in Gig Harbor.

This free event will provide opportunities to be inspired by other people with vision loss and feature speakers on emerging assistive technologies. Informational tables will offer a chance to meet representatives from local organizations providing helpful services and adaptive aids.

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Sound to Narrows @ Vassault Park
Jun 10 @ 6:30 am

Tacoma’s beloved Sound to Narrows event returns for its 51st year. Sound to Narrows offers something for everyone, from the state’s oldest 12K run for all ages to a 20-yard diaper dash for kids.

Early bird registration for the month of January starts at $35 for adults and $10 for children participating in the 12K or 5K; includes a collectible T-shirt and runner’s bib. Entry for students participating in the Fit for Sound to Narrows 2K is $5.

Proceeds from Sound to Narrows will benefit MultiCare Academy for Students in Healthcare (M.A.S.H.) Camp, a free, five-day camp that introduces local high school students to careers in health care.

Sound to Narrows has a long history in Tacoma dating back to 1973. Since 2003, MultiCare has put on the race as a way to provide a fun, healthy event that focuses on our community. For more information and to register, visit soundtonarrows.org.

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Relay for Life of Tacoma @ Mt Tahoma High School
Jun 10 @ 1:00 pm

One person can make a difference. In May 1985, Dr. Gordon “Gordy” Klatt walked and ran for 24 hours around a track in Tacoma, Washington, raising money to help the American Cancer Society with the nation’s biggest health concern: cancer.

Gordy spent a grueling 24 hours circling the track at the University of Puget Sound. Friends, family, and patients watched and supported him as he walked and ran more than 83.6 miles and raised $27,000 through pledges to help save lives from cancer. As he circled the track, he thought of how he could get others to take part. He envisioned having teams participate in a 24-hour fundraising event. The next year, 19 teams were part of the first Relay For Life event at the historical Stadium Bowl and raised $33,000.

After previously battling stomach cancer, Gordy passed away from heart failure on August 3, 2014 at the age of 71. But his legacy lives on. He shaped an idea that started as one man walking and running a track and helped turn it into a global fundraising phenomenon.

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34th Annual Four on the Fourth @ Steilacoom Town Hall
Jul 4 @ 9:00 am

Registration, course map, results, and photos can be found at https://fouronthefourth.org

4 Mile Cost – $15
1 Mile Kids Cost – $5

Online Registration closes on July 2nd at 11:59 PM
Registrations are also accepted on the day of the event for an additional charge of $5

7:30 AM – Registration/Packet Pick Up Opens
8:45 AM – Registration/Packet Pick Up Closes
9:00 AM – Start of 4 Mile
9:05 AM – Start of 1 Mile Kids
Street fair, parade, and fireworks will follow this event

Electronic Chip Timing
USATF Certified Course and Sanctioned Event
Event shirts available for purchase during online registration until June 30th at 11:59 PM
Scenic, mostly flat, road courses travel out-and-back along the waterfront
For everyone’s safety, pets are not allowed on the course
Prizes are given to the most patriotic dressed
Awards are available immediately after finishing

4 Mile Awards:
Ribbons are given to top 3 in each gender and age group
Medals are given to 1st place overall male and female

1 Mile Kids Awards:
Every kid receives a finisher ribbon and a small USA flag

For More Information:
Allen Culp

This event provides funds to purchase shoes and uniforms for local youth runners, as well as provides a college scholarship for a graduating senior

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