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King County Parks’ Big Backyard 5K, June 11 in Marymoor Park, features kids’ dash and more

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Eighth-annual fun and family-oriented event is presented by Kaiser Permanente,   and helps supports King County Parks – Your Big Backyard

Join with friends, family and fellow outdoors enthusiasts in a fun event that supports King County Parks – the Big Backyard 5K presented by Kaiser Permanente, Sunday, June 11 at King County’s Marymoor Park. Sign up by March 31 to receive a special event hoodie at a reduced rate.

This family-friendly event starts at 9 a.m., and takes participants through beautiful Marymoor Park at the northern end of Lake Sammamish. The course follows the Marymoor Connector Trail and a portion of the East Lake Sammamish Trail. The run is chip timed, and strollers and leashed dogs are welcomed.

“The Big Backyard 5K is a great opportunity to have some fun in Marymoor Park, and it’s great having Kaiser Permanente as a presenting sponsor,” said King County Parks Director Kevin Brown.

A free kids’ dash featuring King County’s river safety mascot Marta the River Otter follows the fun run at 10 a.m., and then it’s time for post-event activities and awards ceremony at 10:15 a.m.

Now through March 31, for just $35, entrants will receive the popular BBY5K hoodie thanks to Harborstone Credit Union, an event t-shirt and bib-number, plus food, drinks, and more on race day. Youth registration is $20 for those 14 and under until June 8 and includes an event shirt.

Registration for the 2017 run is easy – sign up online at www.bby5k.com and learn about the various registration packages between now and race day. The Big Backyard 5K promotes fitness and community involvement, and has raised more than $250,000 for King County Parks in the past seven years.

Looking for more incentive to sign up? How about cash! Break the course record (15:32 for men, 19:36 for women), and you’ll win $100.
Funds help leverage King County taxpayers’ investment in parks, trails  and open space by keeping these features open and safe for all to enjoy.

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