Beat the winter blahs with these 9 family-friendly fun runs around Seattle
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As we ease back into regular routines after the school breaks and glittering revelry of the holidays, it’s nice to put new events on the calendar.
And for those of us prone to setting fitness-related goals, fun runs can be part of it. They are also handy as an excuse for putting off more sensible chores, like putting away the holiday lights. Here are some fine, family-friendly events to get you out and moving.
Sunday, March 3
Fundraiser for: Make a Wish Foundation
Time: 6:45 a.m. for 5K, 7:55 a.m. for 15K
Cost: $44 to $54 for 5K, $64 to $74 for 15K
Strollers allowed? No
Saturday, March 9
St. Edward State Park, Kenmore
Fundraiser for: scholarships for local families who have endured childhood cancer
Time: 9 a.m. start for the 5K, the 1-mile run or walk, or the 0K, which involves hanging out and eating pie.
Fun feature: Pie table.
Strollers allowed? Yes
Sunday, March 17
Fundraiser for: See Ya Later Foundation, Outdoors for All, Girls on the Run, Campfire. Snohomish Young Life Capernaum, Mt. Rainier High School Track & Field
Time: 5K starts in waves at 8:30 a.m., 8:40 a.m., and 8:50 a.m.
Leprechaun Lap 1K for kids aged 10 and younger starts at 8 a.m., cost $15
Cost for 5K: $35 to $40 for adults aged 15 and up, $24 for ages 14 and under
Fun features: green regalia and costumes, Irish-themed hilarity
Strollers allowed: Yes