Seattle Magazine's Earth Day 5K: Run to Keep Seattle GREEN

Join us at Myrtle Edwards Park on April 20, 2013 and run for a sustainable Seattle!
Posted December 17, 2012

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Thank you and CONGRATULATIONS to all those to who came out to participate in this innaugural event. We can't wait to get started on planning the 2014 Earth Day 5K, but in the meantime check out the race results...


When: Saturday April 20, 7:30am check-in- race host Jesse Jones to kick off the start at 9:30am!

Where: Start & Finish at Bell Harbor Pier 66- Click here for directions and bus routes

Why:  Celebrate Earth Day with Seattle magazine!  We’ve partnered up with REI to raise funds for Green Seattle Partnership in an effort to keep Seattle GREEN! Proceeds from the run will go to restoring our local urban forests and parks.



7:30am Check-in Opens- gear check available until 1pm

9:30am Race Start! Kick off by Jesse Jones of King5!

9:30am-1:00pm Festivities at Bell Harbor Pier- enjoy great food, beverages music, learn about our partner charity and awesome sponsors

10:15am Awards Ceremony- Best GREEN Costume & Fastest Finishers

How to Register

 $40 through 7am on April 18, kids 12 and under run free! CLOSED

$50 day-of (t-shirts sizes will be limited on-site) 

Register in person at our partner stores:  CLOSED

Super Jock 'N Jill (Greenlake 206-522-7711) 

Sound Sports (Downtown 206-624-6717) 

Fleet Feet Sports (Capitol Hill 206-329-1466) 

West Seattle Runner (West Seattle 206-938-0545) 

Running Elements (Bellevue 425-449-8399)

Race Festivities- Join the FUN!

  • All are welcome at tent city, New Belgium Beer Garden open 9am-1pm with $2 brews! You don't have to be registered, just come on down to help us raise funds for a green Seattle!
    Awards ceremony with Jesse Jones
  • New Belgium Brewing sustainable beer garden (valid ID required to access beer garden)
  • FREE snacks from Whole Foods
  • DJ and great music from 103.7 The Mountain
  • FREE Odwalla juice and bars
  • FREE Fresh grilled food flatbreads courtesy of Whole Foods and Albert Lee!
  • Learn about our nonprofit and other great sponsors- proceeds from the run to benefit local urban parks and forests right in our community! 
    Race Course
    Run the most beautiful 5k in the city!  Check-in and the race start will begin at Bell Harbor International Conference Center. From there runners will head through the Olympic Sculpture Park and onto the Elliott Bay bike trail. Take in breathtaking views of the Olympics and the oceanfront we are all lucky to call home as you reach Centennial Park and circle back to the Bell Harbor pier for the finish line, complete with sustainable beer garden and awards ceremonies.

Getting to the Race: 

Be Green! Please consider riding the bus, biking, carpooling or walking to join us! Parking at the Art Institute of Seattle parking garage is available all day, with a convenient sky bridge across to check-in.  Click here for a map, driving directions and bus routes to Bell Harbor.


Packet Pick Up - 

Skip the lines! Come to our early packet pickup at the Downtown Seattle REI (222 Yale Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109)the day before the race on Friday, April 19 from 3:00pm-9:00pm. We will be upstairs in the South meeting rooms.
Day-of Check-in: We will also have race day packet pickup starting at 7:30am.  This will take place at registration inside Bell Harbor on the bottom floor.  There will be plenty of signage and activity pointing you in the right direction! When you arrive you can receive your race t-shirt, bib, timing chip and be all set to go!
Gear Check - Gear Check will be available for all registrants from 7:30am until 1pm on April 20, 2013 at Bell Harbor.
Medical - Medical aid will be available at the Start/Finish line.
Water stations - Water will be available at the Start/Finish line as well as along the course.  

Keep Seattle Green

Seattle magazine’s Earth Day 5K will benefit the Green Seattle Partnership, a program to restore our beloved forested parklands that clean our air, filter our water and beautify our city.  This unique partnership, between Forterra, our region’s largest conservation and community building organization and the City of Seattle is empowering residents to save our ailing parks from harmful invasive species.  Every year, thousands of volunteers come out to plant native trees and shrubs, remove noxious plants and connect with nature and their neighbors.


Volunteer and Sponsorship Opportunities

There is an exciting job for everyone, including individuals, teams, school groups, corporate groups, friends and family.  We couldn’t make this race happen without our amazing force, so come out and support a green Seattle!  Please contact Katie Williams at to get involved with this awesome event!

Special Thank You to Our Sponsors