Mike McGinn, Mayor
6/12/2012 9:28:00 AM
Dewey Potter (206) 684-7241
Join Sound Steps for Cheshiahud Lake Union Loop 10K/Half Marathon on June 23
Northwest Senior Games walk is for adults 50 and better; everyone is welcome!
Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Sound Steps Program invites the public to participate in a 10K or Half Marathon Walk, once or twice around the Cheshiahud Lake Union Loop, at 7 a.m. on Saturday, June 23.
Sound Steps is a volunteer supported walking program designed to get adults age 50+ moving and gaining the health benefits of regular exercise. Participants in this free, year-round program are connected with other walkers and receive tools for measuring progress. Sound Steps offers weekly walking groups from locations around the city, monthly hikes, and a spring training program to prepare for 5K, 10K and Half Marathon Walk events.
Registration begins at 7 a.m. at Gas Works Park, 2102 N Northlake Way, and this family-friendly, untimed event starts at 7:30 a.m. One trip around the Loop is 6.2 miles (10K) in length. The $25 suggested donation for each participant includes refreshments, live music, a raffle, awards for the first three finishers who are 50 or older, and a Sound Steps t-shirt or hat. Suggested donation without a t-shirt or hat is $15. To register and for more information, please click here.
The 10K/Half Marathon is a Northwest Senior Games event. The Games began in 1980, co-sponsored by Seattle Parks and Recreation and King County Parks and Recreation, to promote fitness and friendly competition among people regardless of age. The Games, affiliated with the Washington State Senior Games, have expanded to include Redmond, Kirkland, Mercer Island, Bellevue and Shoreline. They provide opportunities in 15 sports at venues around the county, and qualified winners may compete at the state level and even the National Senior Games held every two years. For more information on the Northwest Games, please click here.
The route of the 10K/Half Marathon takes the walker around the Cheshiahud Lake Union Loop, a project of Parks and the Seattle Parks Foundation that opened in 2009. The Loop links more than 35 pocket parks, street ends and waterways that ring the lake, and provides great views of Seattle from every direction. The name Cheshiahud honors a Duwamish chief who led a village located on Lake Union, and was chosen from suggestions submitted by the public in a naming contest. For more information on the Cheshiahud Lake Union Loop, please click here.
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