March 8, 2012
King County Parks’ Big Backyard 5K, May 20 features live music, kids’ dash and more
Sign up now for King County Parks’ third-annual Big Backyard 5K presented by Group Health, May 20 at Marymoor Park.
Benefitting King County Parks, the Big Backyard 5K starts at 9 a.m. and takes participants through beautiful Marymoor Park at the northern end of Lake Sammamish.
The course is flat and participants are encouraged to bring their leashed dogs and strollers with them. A free kids’ dash follows the fun run at 10 a.m., and then it’s time for a free live concert featuring Caspar Babypants at 10:15 a.m.
Sign up before May 1 for $30 to receive an event t-shirt, plus food, drinks and more on race day. Register at www.bby5k.com.
The Big Backyard 5K promotes fitness and community involvement and has raised nearly $75,000 for King County Parks in the past two years. Funds help leverage King County taxpayers’ investment in parks, trails and open space by keeping these features open and safe for all to enjoy.
Event sponsors include: Group Health, Prevail Credit Union, ParentMap, Fuze, Thrive Chiropractic, ING, Seattle Bagel Bakery, Footzone, 7-Eleven, and Ford of Kirkland.
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King County Parks - Your Big Backyard - offers more than 200 parks and 26,000 acres of parks and natural lands, including such regional treasures as Marymoor Park and Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park, 175 miles of regional trails and a world-class aquatic center. By cultivating strong relationships with non-profit, corporate and community partners, King County Parks enhances park amenities while reducing costs. Learn more at http://www.kingcounty.gov/parks/.
Big Backyard 5K
King County Parks