Sweat Seattle: Sign up for April’s Earth Day 5K Run

Runners celebrate at the finish line. Photo credit: Sean Gumm

Now that springtime is here, we have no excuses for not lacing up our running shoes and hitting the pavement. After all, didn’t fitness make our New Year’s resolution lists this year (again)? Therefore, consider registering for Seattle magazine’s second annual Earth Day 5K Run 2014 scheduled for Saturday, April 19th. Not up for running the entire 3.1 mile race? You can jog or get this, even walk your favorite four-legged friend during this dog-friendly race’s route along West Seattle’s scenic waterfront beginning and ending at Alki Bathhouse.

Photo Credit: Sean Gumm
Photo Credit: Sean Gumm

Its $35 registration fee ($40 after March 30th) gets you a snazzy t-shirt and more importantly, a portion goes towards EarthCorps, a Seattle-based non-profit organization that builds a global community of leaders from 80 countries to address environmental projects in our very own Puget Sound region and Cascade Mountains. Register a team of at least eight athletes and each runner can save $5 off the registration fee (email info@runforgoodracingcompany.com for team discount codes).

Afterwards, quench your thirst with a pint (or two) from West Seattle Brewing Company in the designated beer garden with each beer sale also benefiting EarthCorps, but remember, only cash will be accepted. Keep your eye out for Redeeming Soles, a local non-profit providing footwear to those in need, and donate a pair of your old shoes to help its commendable mission.

Registration and packet pickup opens at 8:00 a.m. Race starts at 9:30 a.m. with the awards ceremony beginning at 11:00 a.m. Event ends at noon.

For more information, click here.

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