After a brief pause during Covid, the annual T-Rex Race at Emerald Downs is back. Granted, you probably never noticed it was missing unless you live in or around Auburn, Washington or watched the viral video of the 2019 race.
The T-Rex Race
According to an Emerald Downs press release (cited below), the T-Rex Race “produced one of the most watched videos in the world in 2019” and “was viewed more than 100 million times on social media and was featured in People Magazine and Ripley’s Believe It or Not. Newscasts from coast to coast and around the world covered the unique event.”
Somehow, we missed that. But I think we can all agree our lives have been infinitely improved by knowing such a thing exists.
In 2022, the race was bigger and better than ever:
“Not only is the event returning but three times as many T-Rexes are expected to race. As in past years the staff of Tri Guard Pest Control in Renton will be participating and for the first time the race is open to the public. Anyone dressed in an inflatable T-Rex costume may run. There will be a race for kid dinosaurs aged 16 and under and one race for adults,” noted the press release.
Bigger and better than ever
We got a kick out of the statement that “Track officials are expecting this to be the biggest Dinosaur race in the past 233 million years!” No doubt!
There were horse races at the track on the day of the race, but the T-Rex races took place after the third and fourth horse races of the day. There was a race for adults and a race for children – at 3:15 and 3:45 p.m.
A resident of Auburn, Washington, Logan Kludsikofsky, won the adult race while 13-year-old Sebastian Davis of Silverdale, Washington won the kid’s race. – WTF fun facts
Source: “T-Rex Race Returns Sunday, August 21!” — Emerald Downs