An all-star lineup of Seattle chefs and restaurants come together for a great cause.
You may be familiar with Ethan Stowell, local chef and restaurateur, who prides himself on serving fresh, local food at all of his four exquisite locations throughout Seattle. Now get to know Chef Stowell as the philanthropist. On April 1, gather for a full day of running, food, and fun to benefit the Fetal Hope Foundation.
This is not your typical marathon fundraiser. After working up an appetite with the 5K run or walk around Seward Park, you can sample a plethora of local culinary creations from renowned chefs from some of Seattle’s best restaurants. Local wine and microbrewery pairing will also be offered.
All proceeds from this unique event will be donated to the Fetal Hope Foundation, a non-profit organization very close to Chef Stowell and his family’s heart. Last summer, the Stowell family lost their twin sons to Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome.
“We wanted to do something in memory of the boys that could have a positive effect on other families and also raise awareness of how very common fetal diseases and stillbirth really are,” says Chef Stowell. The Fetal Hope Foundation provides support and information, raises funds for research and increases awareness pertaining to fetal syndromes.
Who: The celebrated chefs who will be in attendance include: Renee Erickson of the Walrus and the Carpenter, Miles Mames of Dots’s Delicatessen, Tyler Mortiz of Le Bete, Jason Franey of Canlis, Ericka Burke from Volunteer Part Café, Crain Hetherinigton of Taste at SAM, Daisly Gordon of Marche, Maria Hines of Golden Beetle, Jason Stoneburner of Bastille Café and Bar, Tamara Murphy of Terra Plata, Trachel Yang of Revel, as well as Chef Stowell himself.
Where: Seward Park is the picturesque backdrop for the day’s festivities (5902 Lake Washington Blvd. S., Seattle).
When: Eat. Run. Hope. Happens on Sunday, April 1. The day begins at 9:45 a.m. with registration, followed by a kid’s fun run. The full 5k begins at 11 a.m. sharp. Chef tents will open at 11:45 a.m. Throughout the whole day, enjoy the Family Festival and Expo with face painting kids games and much more fun for the whole family.
How Much: Spend the day entire day eating and running for only $95 per person. If you only want to participate in the eating, tickets are $70 per person, or Run, for only $35. Registration, and more information about fundraising packets can be found online.