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Fall fun runs for Seattle area families



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It’s a great way to start 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 are encouraged most of the time, but especially on events near Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

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

 

Family-friendly fun runs coming up this fall in the Seattle area:

 

Sunday, October 13

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: $45 for 5K, $55 for 10K

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

Strollers allowed? Yes

 

Sunday, October 20

Washington Rivalry Run

Where: Redmond Town Center

Participants are encouraged to wear gear celebrating whoever they back in Washington’s most notorious college rivalry: the University of Washington or Washington State University.

Time: half-marathon starts at 8:30 a.m., 10K starts at 9 a.m., 5K starts at 9:10 a.m.

Cost: $40 for 5K, $50 for 10K, $68 for half marathon. Price goes up day of race.

Strollers allowed? Yes

 

Saturday, October 26

West Seattle Monster Dash

Where: Lincoln Park, near south parking lot

Fundraiser for: South Seattle College Cooperative Preschools

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

Cost: $40-$50 adult registration, $25-$30 elementary students, $10-$15 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. There’s also a family fun zone with activities.

Strollers allowed? Yes

 

Where’s Waldo? 5K

Where: Green Lake Park

Dress up as your favorite Waldo and run around Green Lake.

Time: Starts 10 a.m.

Cost: $35, $20 for ages 10 and under.

Strollers allowed? Yes

 

Magnuson Halloween Run

Where: Magnuson Park

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

Cost: $23 for the 5K, $28 for the 10K, $33 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

Where: 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 27

Run Scared

Where: 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

Where: Redmond Municipal Campus

Raises money for: Children’s Country Home

Time: 10 a.m. for 5K, 10:10 a.m. for 8K and 12K

Cost: $57 for 12K, $51 for 8K, $47 for 5K

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

Strollers allowed? No

 

Sunday, November 10

Winter Pineapple Classic Obstacle Course 5K

Where: Marymoor Park

Fundraiser for: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Bring a pineapple and run, walk or jog through an obstacle course. Age limit for participating is 8.

Cost: $55 registration fee, plus participants are expected to raise money.

Participants get assigned start times when they sign up. The earliest ones go at 8:30 a.m.

 

Sunday, November 17

Green Lake Gobble and Mashed Potato Munch-Off

Where: 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

 

Sunday, November 24

Hopelink Annual Turkey Trot

Where: 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

 

Tacky Turkey Sweater 5K

Where: Green Lake Park

Time: 10 a.m. Start

Cost: $30-$35, $20 for kids under 10.

Strollers allowed? Yes

 

Thursday, November 28

Seattle Turkey Trot

Where: Sunset Hill to Golden Gardens

Fundraiser for: Ballard Food Bank

5K runners start at 9 a.m., walkers start at 9:10 a.m.

Cost: $30-$45. Children 10 and under at $15-$20.

Strollers allowed? Yes

 

Montlake Turkey Trot

Where: Washington Park Arboretum

Fundraiser for: University District Food Bank

5K starts at 9:30 a.m.

Cost: $35-$50 for 5K

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

Strollers allowed? Yes

 

Magnuson Thanksgiving Run

Where: 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: $23 for the 5K, $28 for the 10K, $33 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

Where: 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 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

Where: Downtown Issaquah

Fundraiser for: Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank

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

Cost: $30, $15 for 10 and younger

Strollers allowed? Yes

 

Bainbridge Island Turkey Trot

Where: Battle Point Park, Bainbridge Island

Fundraiser for: Helpline House

Time:  One-mile race starts 8:30 a.m. 5K race starts 9 a.m.

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

Strollers allowed? Yes

 

Mukilteo Turkey Trot

Where: Kamiak High School

Time: 5K and 10K start at 8 a.m.

Cost: $40-$45 for 5K ($30 for kids), $50-$55 for 10K ($35 for kids)

Strollers allowed? Yes

 

Saturday, December 7

May the Course Be With You 5K

Where: Green Lake Park

Time: Packet Pickup starts 8 a.m. Race starts 10 a.m.

Cost: $30, $20 for kids 10 and under.

Star Wars costumes encouraged.

Strollers allowed? Yes

 

Sunday, December 8

Jingle Bell Run

Where: Westlake Park

Fundraiser for: The Arthritis Foundation

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

Cost: If you register in October, the 12K starts at $50, the $5K and one mile start at $35, Jingle in your Jammies starts at $30, and the kids run starts at $15. Prices go up if you want timing (avalailable on the 5K,) if you want your race packet shipped. Prices go up on Nov. 1 and again on the day of the run.

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

 

Chase the Grinch Outa Snohomish Fun Run

Where: Downtown Snohomish

Fundraiser for: revitalization efforts in Historic Downtown Snohomish

Time: 10K and 5K start at 9 a.m. Kids’ dash is at 8:15 a.m.

Cost: $30-$45 for 5K, $45-$60 for 10K, $10 for kids dash.

Strollers allowed? Yes

 

Sunday, December 15

12 Ks of Christmas

Where: Heritage Park, Kirkland

Fundraiser for: Seattle Humane Society

5K begins at 9:45 a.m. and 12K begins at 9:30 a.m. Kids dash is at 11:10 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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