Get Up and Go: Register for a Spring Run/Walk for a Worthy Cause

We put together a list of runs and walks happening in and around the Seattle area in April and May. This isn’t an exhaustive list; there are many more happening every weekend. Everyone is welcome to these participate in these events, no matter your ability. You can run, jog, or walk. Grab some friends, make a playlist, and get outside! Stay active and fit while having fun and contributing to a good cause. 

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520 10K RUN+WALK / SATURDAY, APRIL 2

Run or walk across the world’s longest floating bridge this weekend before it opens up to car traffic! This event will never be repeated. The event, presented by the Virginia Mason Heart Institute, begins and ends at Husky Stadium.

After the run, there’s a Grand Opening Celebration from 10:00 am to 5:00pm. Fun and free for all ages. And there will be food trucks! Find more information here.

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WALK MS / SUNDAY, APRIL 10

Ending multiple sclerosis for good will take all of us. It’s why Walk MS matters so much. Walk MS helps us team up with friends, loved ones and co-workers to change the world for everyone affected by MS. Together, we become a powerful force. And with every step we take, every dollar we raise…we’re that much closer. Together, we will end MS forever.

Along with the walk, there is also a 5K run you can register for. Find more information here.

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SEAHAWKS 12K / SUNDAY, APRIL 17

The event is back in its seventh year and promises to be bigger, faster, stronger and LOUDER for our Seattle Champions! The 2016 Seahawks 12K Run at The Landing in Renton has a full day of fun scheduled for the whole family. Proceeds and donations will go towards A Better Seattle, led by Pete Carroll and the Seahawks.

The event will also feature the GLOW 5K Run/Walk that will tour The Landing and surrounding Renton neighborhoods, as well as a Half-Mile Kids Run that will be completely contained within The Landing. Find more information here.

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ALL IN FOR AUTISM 10K & 5K Run+WALK / SUNDAY, APRIL 24

The All In For Autism 10K & 5K Run/Walk is a family event brought to you by the Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club to raise funds in support of Seattle Children’s Autism Center and Kindering, plus Rotary projects that benefit children and families on the Eastside and around the world.

Find more information here.

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB SAMMAMISH 10K+5K / SUNDAY, MAY 1

5th annual Boys & Girls Club Sammamish 10K/5K! Event will include a chip timed 10K, 5K, and a 1K “Fun Run” for youth ten and under, sponsor and vendor booths inside the facility, and Teen Center tours.  The event will benefit the Redmond/Sammamish Boys & Girls Club and Teen Center.

Find more information here.

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THE COLOR RUN / SUNDAY, MAY 8

The Color Run, the world’s first COLOR 5k™ event, was founded in March 2011 as an event to promote healthiness and happiness by bringing the community together to participate in the “Happiest 5k on the Planet”. They have partnered with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington & Alaska for this event.

Find more information here.

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BEAT THE BRIDGE TO BEAT DIABETES / SUNDAY, MAY 15

The Nordstrom Beat the Bridge to Beat Diabetes is a fundraiser for JDRF — the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. The event consists of an 8K run and wheelchair race, a 3-mile walk, a 1-mile fun run, and the Diaper Derby for toddlers.

The event is called Beat the Bridge because the course travels over Seattle’s University Bridge, which is raised during the race. Participants try to cross the bridge before it is raised. Those who don’t beat the bridge must wait, with a live band and entertainment, for the bridge to come back down. After a few minutes, the bridge lowers and everyone can finish the race.

Find more information here.