Got to Run! 16 Seward Park Races in 2018

Got to Run! 16 Seward Park Races in 2018

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 28, February 25 & March 25

2. My Better Half Marathon
Prepare yourself for a running event like no other. Romance. Kitsch. Sweat. My Better Half Marathon is a celebration of running, romance and rom-coms. There are 4 categories: Bromance (two guy friends), Besties (two girl friends), Lovers (romantically involved) and Lonely Hearts (self-explanatory). Sunday, February 11

3. Pedal Against Trafficking Humans (PATH) Ride & 5k Walk
The PATH Ride is a part of a local movement to prevent trafficking, help victims, and support survivors. Saturday, March 24

4. 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. Date TBA

5. Furry 5k
The Annual Furry 5K is a timed, dog-friendly 5k run and walk that helps support the Seattle Animal Shelter. Sunday, June 10

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. Date TBA

7. Rock and Roll Marathon
A Signature Seafair Event celebrating its 10th year, this race takes runners on a scenic tour of Seattle with marathon and half marathon courses lined with local bands. Saturday, June 9-Sunday, June 10

8. Walk for Rice
Every year, nearly 1,000 people coming together to raise funds for the Food Bank and nutrition programs at Asian Counseling and Referral Service. Saturday, June 30

9. STP (Seattle to Portland)
This 200+ mile bicycle ride is the largest multi-day bicycle event in the Northwest, with up to 10,000 participants riding from Seattle to Portland in one or two days. The route takes you through the scenic valleys, forests, and farmlands of western Washington and Oregon. Saturday, July 14-Sunday, July 15

10. 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. Date TBA

11. NW Trail Run – Seward Sizzler
A 4.2-mile and 10k run hosted by Northwest Trail Runs. Tuesday, July 24

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. Saturday, August 11

13. LUNGevity
A 2.4-mile walk and fun run dedicated to ending lung cancer. Saturday, August 19

14. 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. Date TBD

15. Run of Hope
This 10th annual 5k run and 3k walk benefits pediatric brain tumor research at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Sunday, September 23

16. Run Scared
A scary 5k dash and 4k walk benefiting The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Sunday, October 28

Photo/GO: South Seattle


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