SHOES-n-FEET carefully selects and only recommends events that we think will be a fantastic experience for our customers. in 2016, we are excited to have many great events to recommend to you. If you participate in a sponsored race, please come in the store and tell us about it. We value your feedback on the races and enjoy hearing about your experiences!
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Beat the Bird 5K - We are excited to announce that SHOES-n-FEET is the host for the 7th Annual Beat the Bird 5K on Thanksgiving Day 2016! This event raises money for Greatest Goal Ministries and their work in Sierra Leone. GGM seeks to assist in Sierra Leone by "Empowering the disabled and underserved people of Sierra Leone to reach their full potential through health care, education, and disability advocacy."
Starting and ending at SHOES-n-FEET, the course is through the Lake Hills Green Belt Park and promises to be flat, fast and a whole lot of fun. This event is kicked off by our honorary Turkey who will lead participants in a fun race to see who can beat the bird. It's also family friendly and open to walkers and runners alike. There will additionally be a 1K for younger participants. Earn your Thanksgiving meal and help a great cause at the same time. The race starts at 9:00 AM and you'll have the remainder of the day to eat and watch football on the couch! Click here to register.
5K for Inclusion - The Arc of King County invites families throughout King County to join us to raise awareness and funds in support of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities at our 3rd Annual 5k for Inclusion! This non-competitive, fully inclusive event is for everyone - all ages and all abilities are encouraged to participate! Our goal is to raise $10,000 to continue creating a inclusive community for all! We can't wait to see you there!
All in for Autism 10K/5K - All in for Autism is one of only two races that start and end at Bellevue's Downtown Park. The race is organized by Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club, the money raised goes to many great charities including the Seattle Children's Hospital Autism Center, Kindering as well as many other local charities endorsed by the Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club. The 10k course is USATF certified for distance, so its a good chance to try to set a new 10K personal best! - Run local!
Spirit of Bellevue 12K/5K - Another locally organized event brought to you by the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce on May 22, 2016. Spirit of Bellevue raises money for scolarships for graduating high school seniors and for their Young Entreprenuer Academy, where young people in grades 6-12 are coached to start their own real businesses. The 5K course runs 1/2 through downtown Bellevue and 1/2 along Lake Washington Bvld. The 12K winds its way down through Mercer Slough Nature Park. - Run local!
Run Snoqualmie - Run Snoqualmie is a locally owned race company owned by Sean Sundwall, Cross-Country & Track Coach at Mt. Si High School. Run Snoqualmie puts on fun, fast, chip-timed races ranging from 5K to the Half-Marathon in scenic Snoqualmie and Fall City. Most courses are USATF cerified for distance.
NW Trail Runs - Western Washington is trail running heaven and is home to many types of trail run/race events. The trail scene, however, can be a little intimidating to the newby with all the uber-long ultra running events. Not to fear! NW Trail Runs puts on super-fun, super-accessible trail events for runners of all abilities. Check out their two series: Summertime Tuesday Night Trail to Grill and the Winter Trail Series.
City of Redmond - A city that owns its own timing equipment is a city that is serious about running. The City of Redmond puts on two holiday themed races, Beat the Bunny 5K in the spring and Poultry Predictor in the fall, and from mid-April through September puts on an every other Wednesday chip-timed 5K at Grass Lawn Park. Check out the schedule for City of Redmond here.
Fall City Fun Run - The 27th Annual Fall City 5K & 10K races are scheduled for June 11, 2016. Both the 5k and 10k races are chip-timed, USATF-certified, out-and-back courses along the Snoqualmie River. The courses are VERY flat and fast. Prepare to PR! Proceeds to be donated to local Snoqualmie Valley schools and youth groups.