It’s finally official. Summer has finally arrived in Seattle, the sun is out and everyone has caught the runners fever! Watch out…it’s contagious. You could find yourself one of the hoards of people getting outside and running before, during and/ or after work! Everyone is training for some running event be it a half or full marathon. Everyone except myself that is. When asked if I am a runner I simply respond, “No…I play soccer.” People usually give me a confused look and state that there is lots of running in soccer. This is of course true but I don’t have the patience to run long distances without a ball to focus on. My husband John however is a runner…and I always support healthy causes so we both will be participating in 3 upcoming races in the Seattle area. Be sure to check them out below…these are all either 5K or offer a 4 mile option instead of a full half marathon. Get your running shoes on…here we go!
1) Foster Kids 5K at Marymoor Park- Redmond, WA- Saturday, August 13th, 2011- 9am
Run/walk to support foster kids in King County to allow them to go to summer camp to be loved and learn valuable life lessons. Anyone can participate - baby joggers and dogs are welcome!
Sign up at: www.fosterkids5k.org
2) Labor Day Half at Redhook Brewery- Woodinville, WA- Monday, September 9th, 2011- 9am
Starting and finishing at the famous Redhook Ale Brewey, participants will traverse the cities of Woodinville and Bothell along the Sammamish River trail on this scenic Northwest course. With the event landing on Labor Day, the race serves as a perfect training opportunity for fall marathoners. This event also offers a 4 Mile run/ walk for those who chose.
Sign up at: www.labordayrun.com
3) Seattle AIDS Walk & 5K run- Volunteer Park- Seattle, WA- Saturday, September 24th, 2011- 9am
Lifelong AIDS Alliance is proud to host the 25th Annual Seattle AIDS Walk & 5K Run. The AIDS Walk route is a 5K loop through Capitol Hill and followed immediately by our AIDS Walk After-Party, a musical celebration of our community coming together, and featuring complimentary snacks for all. Through the AIDS Walk, we are able to educate the community and raise awareness about the continued importance of fighting HIV/AIDS. The AIDS Walk also serves as the Pacific Northwest's largest annual HIV/AIDS fundraiser, with all funds supporting the HIV prevention efforts and basic care services Lifelong provides to the community.
Sign up at: www.seattleaidswalk.org