Sorry, Got to Run (& Ride)! 15 Seward Park Races in 2016

Sorry, Got to Run (& Ride)! 15 Seward Park Races in 2016

Have you ever wished for a list of the most popular Seward Park fun runs — either to join in or avoid the traffic on race day? Well look no further because we’ve got the rundown right here! Follow the links for more information.

1. Fitness for Vitality Resolution Series
A three-race series that starts in January and continues through March, including 10k and 5k running events. Sunday, January 31, February 28 & March 13

2. My Better Half Marathon
A Half Marathon, 10k and 5k running event with four categories: Bromance (two guy friends), Besties (two girl friends), Lovers (romantically involved) and Lonely Hearts (self-explanatory). Sunday, February 14

3. King County Bar Association YLD 5K Fun Run & Walk
This 5k fun run and walk benefits the King County Bar Association, including 32 Neighborhood Legal Clinics and other pro bono programs located throughout King County. Saturday, March 12

4. Voler Seward Park Thursday Night Cycling Series
Opportunity for racers of all abilities to test their legs, brains, and luck against the competition. Three separate races are offered to give riders at different ability levels a more appropriate challenge. April 7 through September 1

5. Furry 5k
This 16th annual 5K fun run and walk benefits Seattle Animal Shelter. Sunday, June 12

6. Shore Run 10K & 5K Run/Walk
Run/Walk along the shore of Lake Washington from Seward Park to Madison Park. About 3,000 people are expected to participate. Sunday, June 12

7. Rock and Roll Marathon
A Signature Seafair Event celebrating its 8th year, this race takes runners on a scenic tour of Seattle with marathon and half marathon courses lined with local bands. Saturday, June 18

8. Walk for Rice
Nearly 1,000 people coming together to raise funds for the Food Bank and nutrition programs at Asian Counseling and Referral Service. Saturday, June 25

9. Seafair Triathlon
Voted the Pacific Northwest’s best triathlon and Seattle’s only Olympic distance course. Olympic Triathlon & Duathlon, Sprint Triathlon & Relay Courses, and Kid’s Triathlon. Sunday, July 24

10. NW Trail Run – Seward Sizzler
A 4.2-mile and 10k run hosted by Northwest Trail Runs. Tuesday, July 26

11. LUNGevity
A 2.4-mile walk and fun run dedicated to ending lung cancer. Saturday, August 13

12. Obliteride
Fred Hutch’s annual three-day fundraiser dedicated to fighting cancer. Several different route options for cyclists of all levels, including some that come through South Seattle. Sunday, August 14

13. Emerald City Open Water Swim
Annual event at Andrew’s Bay in Lake Washington with half-mile triangle course and a one-mile triangle course with 30-minute and one-hour time limits. Able swimmers ages 10+ can register for either the half-mile straight course or one-mile triangle course. Saturday, August 20

14. Run of Hope
This 8th annual 5k run and 3k walk benefits pediatric brain tumor research at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Sunday, September 25

15. Run Scared
A scary 5k dash and 4k walk benefiting The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Saturday, October 30

Photo/GO: South Seattle


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