RENTON, Wash. - The Seattle Seahawks announced today the ninth annual "Seahawks 12K Run at The Landing" will be held Sunday, April 15, 2018. Seahawks center Justin Britt will be onsite to cheer on participants, alongside Blitz, Sea Gals, Blue Thunder and Boom. Additional Seahawks players will be spotted along the race route.
The event will include a 12K run, a 5K run/walk, a non-competitive half-mile Kids Run and a Block Party with free games, activities and entertainment. All 12K and 5K participants will receive a special finisher medal courtesy of Virginia Mason.
A portion of this year's race proceeds will benefit Pete Carroll's "A Better Seattle" (ABS) initiative. ABS funds and supports the deployment of the YMCA of Greater Seattle's Alive & Free program. This program provides professionally trained street outreach workers to serve youth impacted by gangs, violence and the juvenile justice system in South King County.
Event Day Schedule:
9:20 a.m. - Start of GLOW 5K Run/Walk
10:45 a.m. - Start of Seahawks Play 60 Kids Run (open to all kids ages 10 and under)
11:00 a.m. - Post Event Awards Ceremony
11:15 a.m. - Seahawks Spirit Contest
11:30 a.m. - Post Race Raffle
The Seahawks 12K Run is an out-and-back route that will start at The Landing, continue run north along the Southeast shore of Lake Washington and offer participants a unique opportunity to run around the Seahawks' training facility, the Virginia Mason Athletic Center, before turning back to run south along Lake Washington Blvd. and finish at The Landing. This is a USATF certified course.
The GLOW 5K Run/Walk route is a flat, fast 3.1 mile route that winds through The Landing then heads south into surrounding Renton neighborhoods.
The Seahawks Play60 Kids Run is approximately one-third of a mile that starts by running through a giant Seahawks inflatable helmet at The Landing and finishes across the same finish line as the 5K and 12K runs. Registered Kids Run participants will receive a T-shirt and a Kids Run bracelet.
Registration is available now through the morning of the event. To register or for more information such as parking and arrival instructions, visit http://seahawks12krun.com/