December 2nd, 2023

Starts at 5:00pm

about the Electric Cookie Run

Justify your holiday cookie consumption in style at the Electric Cookie Run! It couldn’t be any simpler.

  1. Run one loop (2.8 miles) or 2 loops around Green Lake in all of your finest holiday attire!
  2. Collect your medal.
  3. Celebrate your achievement by dining on the finest cookies from Seattle’s bakeries.
  4. Accept compliments regarding said medal on social media. Wear it to work on Monday.

The Electric Cookie Run takes place on land historically inhabited by the following Native American tribes:

Coast Salish
dxʷdəwʔabš Duwamish
stuləgʷábš Stillaguamish
dxʷsəqʷəb Suquamish 


registration prices


February $42

March-October: $47

Nov-Dec: $52

Race day: $62


February: $52

March – October: $57

November – December: $62

Race day: $72


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!

race info

The course

The course couldn’t be more simple. You can choose between 1 or 2 laps around Green Lake.


All parking for participants will be on-street parking around Green Lake. We highly recommend that you carpool whenever possible.


The Electric Cookie run supports Mary’s Place Seattle. They provide safe, inclusive shelter and services that support women, children and families on their journey out of homelessness.


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. You can review our full set of policies here.

packet pickup

Packet pick-up is at Road Runner Sports Greenlake from 1:00pm-4:45pm.

Race day schedule


1pm: Packet pickup at Road Runner Sports opens

4:45pm: Participants walk over to Green Lake Park

5:00pm: Start

7:00pm: Race cutoff


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: 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: Absolutely yes!

Q: Are dogs welcome?

A: No, dogs are not allowed to participate in the Electric Cookie Run. They are welcome at the start and finish line areas, however.

Q: Are strollers welcome?

A: Strollers are not allowed at the Electric Cookie Run.

Q: What time does the course close?

A: The course closes at 7:00pm.

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

A: There will be three porta-potties at the start/finish area. 

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: The Electric Cookie Run benefits Mary’s Place, a non-profit devoted to providing safe, inclusive shelter and services that support women, children and families on their journey out of homelessness.

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.  

Q: Is there gear check?

A: No gear check will be available, please dress warmly.


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