October 29, 2023

about Captain Jack’s Treasure Run

Pre-game Halloween with your best pirate costume while running up a storm on your home turf! Captain Jack’s Treasure Run has been bringing you oodles of swash-buckling running fun for 8 years in a row.  We’ve got three distances, 5K, 8K and 12K for you to choose from.  All participants will receive a finisher’s medal, Captain Jack’s race shirt and race bib!

Captain Jack’s Treasure Run takes place on land historically inhabited by the following Native American tribes:

Coast Salish
dxʷdəwʔabš Duwamish
stuləgʷábš Stillaguamish


There are no higher stakes than being kind to the earth; we care deeply about keeping our planet viable for the next generation. To that end, we organize our events with an eye towards minimizing our impact on the planet. Read more here.

Committed to Making All Feel Welcome

Orca Running is making a new effort to make sure that everyone feels welcome and safe at our running events and in our community. We have a non-binary registration option and a non-binary category for overall awards. 

If you have a suggestion or idea for how we can improve our events in this regard, please let us know!


Wondering about sizing for the shirts? Click here. 

registration prices


February: $35

March: $40

April-August : $45

September-October: $50

Race day: $60


February: $39

March: $44

April-August : $49

September-October: $54

Race day: $64



February: $45

March: $50

April-August : $55

September-October: $60

Race day: $70



Please note that all registrations are non-refundable. Be sure to review our race policies

Prices do not include processing fees. Online pre-registration closes the day before the race at 8:00pm.

If you’re planning on doing multiple Orca Running races in a year, consider using our Bundle and Save!

Youth Discounts

Participants under 18 automatically receive a discount of 40% on registration fees. 

Participants aged 18-24 automatically receive a discount of 30% on registration fees. 


The course

All distances will run out and back on the beautiful Sammamish River Trail. Both the 8k and the 12k will run to the north and the 5k will run to the south.

The 12K has 2 aid stations that will each be passed twice, the 8K has one aid station that will be passed twice.  The 5K does not have an aid station.  Aid stations are stocked with GU gels and Tailwind Electrolytes.


Orca Running is committed to reducing waste and protecting the environment.  As part of this commitment, we are making all events cupless. The tiny little cups that are used for an instant generate tremendous amounts of garbage. We recommend you purchase a handheld bottle, a hydration pack, or we can provide you with a small re-useable cup that folds easily into your waistband to use during the entire race and future races.


First off, don’t forget to carpool!  There is a large parking garage located at 8711 160th Ave NE, Redmond, 98052.  There is no parking at Redmond City Hall or Library.  However there are plenty of other options for parking in downtown Redmond all within a 5-10 minute walk.


Overall awards will be given to the top 3 male, female, and non-binary runners based off of gun time not chip time.  So, you should start in the front of the pack for your distance.  We also give out age group awards in 5 year increments, so be sure to check your results at the Orca Running tent.  We DO NOT MAIL OUT AWARDS after the race, they must be picked up at the race.


Each and every Orca Running race supports a charity. We will be donating a small portion of every entry fee to Woodinville Firefighters Benevolent Fund


We have a clear set of policies that we uniformly follow for all races. Entries are not refundable, but you can defer your entry, transfer it to another race, or transfer it to another participant. You can review our full set of policies here.

Postdoc Brewery in Redmond is donating all of the delicious brews for the Beer Garden!  Each beer is $5 and 100% of money collected goes directly to the Woodinville Firefighters Benevolent Fund.

Packet Pickup

To pick up your race packet, you have two options: 

  1. Opt to have your race bib mailed to you. This costs $3.00 and can be selected during the registration process.
  2. Pick up your bib on race morning. Please consult the schedule below for times.

Kid’s Race

We have a fun kid’s race! The kid’s race will start at 9:45am and will start and finish at the grown-up race start/finish area. The kid’s race course is approximately 1/3 mile long. Kid’s receive a finishers medal.

8:30am – Packet pick-up opens

9:45am – Kid’s race starts

10:00am – 5k starts

10:10am – 8k and 12k starts

10:15am: Beer Garden opens!

12:30pm – Course closed


Q: How can I confirm that I am signed up?

The best thing to check first is to look in your email inbox for a confirmation email from RunSignUp for the race in question. You can also look up your registration in your RunSignUp account by logging into your account then go to your “Profile” page where you can view your current registrations under Upcoming Events.  Click HERE for more information on accessing a registration in RunSignUp.

Q: How can I confirm what shirt size I ordered?

A: Your t-shirt size that you selected appears on your confirmation email.  If you did not receive your confirmation email, try checking your spam folder.

Q: I cannot participate! What are my options?

A: Please check out our refund/transfer policy by clicking here.

Q: I cannot participate, but I would still like to pick up my swag. Can I pick it up?

A: Yes. You can send a friend or family member to packet pickup to get your race packet & swag.

Q: Are walkers welcome?

A: As long as you walk…the plank!  ahahahaha.  Yes, walkers are totally welcome. We just ask that you start towards the rear of the group so that no over-eager runners trample you under foot.

Q: Are dogs/parrots welcome?

A: No, dogs are not allowed to participate in Captain Jack’s Treasure Run. They are welcome at the start and finish line areas, however. Parrots welcome.

Q: Are strollers welcome?

A: Strollers are allowed. The parent/guardian who is going to push the stroller should, when registering for the race, indicate as such and agree to abide by our stroller policy (See Race Info page for Stroller Policy).

Q: What time does the course close?

A: The course closes at 12:30pm. 

Q: Will there be porta-potties at the start/finish? What about out on the course?

A: There will be porta-potties available at the start line and finish line area. There will be porta-potties out on the course at several areas. 

Q: When does online registration close?

A: Online registration will close at 8:00pm the day before the race.

Q: What/who does this race benefit?

A: We will be donating a small portion of every entry fee to Children’s Country Home.

Q: Can someone else pick up my packet?

A: Yes!  You do not need anything special to have someone else pick up your packet.  Just be sure to coordinate!

Q: Can I sign up in person at packet pickup or on race day?

A: If the race is not sold out, yes you can register in-person.  You can pay with cash (exact change only), check, or credit card.  


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