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Great fall fun runs for Seattle-area families



A little fresh air, a little exercise, maybe a fun theme. Get the family out to a fun run this fall in the Seattle area!

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It’s a great way to kick off a weekend morning, and get your family out in the fresh air, exercising, rain or shine. Fun runs — for fitness, for charity or just for kicks — are a great feature of Seattle life in the fall. Many cater to families, and have special activities for kids. Costumes can be spotted most of the time, but especially on events near Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

 If you’re interested in getting started, check out this article.

Here are some family-friendly fun runs coming up this fall in the Seattle area:

 

Saturday, October 13

Run and Run S’More

McMenamin’s Anderson School, Bothell

Fundraiser for: Jackson Hill Wellness Centers

Time: 9 a.m.

Cost: $40, $15 10 and under

After race: Gourmet s’mores, S’more fun zone

Strollers allowed? Yes

 

Sunday, October 14

Dawg Dash

Where: University of Washington Campus

Time: 7:30 a.m. check-in starts, 9 a.m. 10K begins, 9:20 a.m. 5K begins

Cost: $40 for 5K, $50 for 10K

Husky Pup Run for kids 10 and under, 10:30 a.m., free.

Strollers allowed? Yes

 

Saturday, October 27

West Seattle Monster Dash

Lincoln Park, near south parking lot

Fundraiser for: South Seattle College Cooperative Preschools

Time: 5K run 9:30 a.m.

Cost: $40-$45 adult registration, $25 elementary students, $10 kids dash participants

At 10:30 a.m. there’s a 100 yard dash for kids aged 6 and younger, followed at 10:40 a.m. by a Quarter-mile kids’ dash for kids aged 10 and younger. Cost for the dashes is $10.

Strollers allowed? Yes

 

Magnuson Halloween Run

Magnuson Park

Time: 10 a.m. start for 5K, 10K and 15K.

Cost: $22 for the 5K, $27 for the 10K, $32 for the 15K.

Kids 400 yard dash at 9:45 a.m. Cost $3.

Strollers allowed? Yes

 

Bellevue Monster Dash 5K and Lil’ Frankenstein 1K

Shoes-n-Feet, 15015 Main St #102, Bellevue

Fundraiser for: Seattle Humane Society

Time: 8 a.m. race number pickup, 8:45 a.m. kids 1K race start,  9:15 a.m. 5K race start.

Cost $30-$35, $10-$15 for kids’ dash

1K kids’ race, starting at 8:45 a.m.

Strollers allowed? Yes

 

Sunday, October 28

Run Scared

Seward Park

Fundraiser for: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Time: 7:30 a.m. registration opens, 9:15 a.m. costume contest, 9:45 a.m. 10K starts, 10 a.m. 5K and 4K Start.

Cost: 10 K $50-$55, $25 for 18 and under, 5K and 4K $40-$45, $15 for 18 and under.

Before the race, at 8 a.m., there is a Halloween treasure hunt, and then a free kids’ dash at 9 a.m.

Strollers allowed? Yes

 

Captain Jack’s Treasure Run

Redmond Municipal Campus

Time: 9:30 a.m. for 8K, 9:40 a.m. for 5K

Cost: $50 for 8K, $46 for 5K

Kids’ race 9:20 a.m., $10. Pirate costumes encouraged.

Strollers allowed? No

 

Sunday, November 18

Green Lake Gobble and Mashed Potato Munch-Off

Green Lake Park

Fundraiser for: Union Gospel Mission

Time: 8 a.m. registration and packet pickup, 9:30 a.m. 5K and 10K, 10:30 a.m. contestant drawing for mashed potato munch-off, 10:45 a.m. mashed potato munch-off start.

Cost: $35-$45 for the 5K, $40-$50 for the 10K, 1$ for the munch-off.

Kids’ race 9:10 a.m., Free

Strollers allowed? Yes

 

Hopelink Annual Turkey Trot

Marina Park, Kirkland

Fundraiser for: Hopelink

Time: 8 a.m. packet pickup and registration, 9 a.m.-9:10 a.m. rolling start of 5K

Cost: $40 for 5K.

Kids’ dash: 8:30 a.m., $10. Family Fun fair 8 a.m. until noon.

Strollers allowed? Yes

 

Thursday, November 22

Montlake Turkey Trot

Washington Park Arboretum

Fundraiser for: University District Food Bank

5K starts at 9:30 a.m.

Cost: $30-$40 for 5K

Kids’ run: 10:30 a.m. Choice of half mile or whole mile course. $15-$20

Strollers allowed? Yes

 

Magnuson Thanksgiving Run

Magnuson Park

Fundraiser for: Teen Feed

Time: 7:30 a.m. start for 15K and half-marathon, 10 a.m. start for 5K, 10K..

Cost: $22 for the 5K, $27 for the 10K, $32 for the 15K, $44 for the half-marathon.

Kids 400 yard dash at 9:45 a.m. Cost $3.

Strollers allowed? Yes

 

Beat the Bird 5K and Lil’ Drumstick 1K

Shoes-n-Feet, 15015 Main St #102, Bellevue

Fundraiser for: Seattle Humane Society

8 a.m. race number pickup, 8:45 a.m. kids 1K race start, 9:15 a.m. 5K race start.

Cost $30-$35, $10-$15 for kids’ dash

1K kids’ race, starting at 8:45 a.m.

Strollers allowed? Yes

 

Issaquah Turkey Trot

Downtown Issaquah

Fundraiser for: Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank

9a.m. The course is 5K, but shortcuts are possible

Cost: $30, $15 for 10 and younger

Strollers allowed? Yes

 

Bainbridge Island Turkey Trot

Battle Point Park, Bainbridge Island

Fundraiser for: Helpline House

7:30 a.m. On-site registration begins, 8:30 a.m. One-mile race starts. 9 a.m. 5K race starts.

Cost: $25-$35 for 5K, $15-$20 for one-mile.

Strollers allowed? Yes

 

Sunday, December 9

Jingle Bell Run

Westlake Park

Fundraiser for: The Arthritis Foundation

7 a.m. to 11 a.m. First race wave goes at 8 a.m.

Cost: $75 for an express pass, $60-$70 for 12K, $40-$50 for timed 5K, $35-$45 for untimed 5K, $35-$45 for one mile, $30 for Jingle in your Jammies,

Kids’ run for ages 12 and under $20-$25.

Strollers allowed in the 5K and the kids’ run.

 

May the Course Be With You 5K

Green Lake Park

Packet Pickup starts 8 a.m. Race starts 9 a.m.

Cost: $25, free for kids 13 and under.

Kids dash at 10 a.m. for ages 2-5.

Star Wars costumes encouraged.

Strollers allowed? Yes

 

Sunday, December 16

12 Ks of Christmas

Heritage Park, Kirkland

Fundraiser for: Seattle Humane Society

5K begins at 9:30 a.m. and 12K begins at 9:35 a.m.

12K $55-$65 ($45-$50 students), 5K $45-$50 ($35-$40 students)

Kids 1K dash $15

Strollers allowed? Yes

 

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