Don’t miss the Big Backyard 5K run at Marymoor Park, this weekend! Founded in 2010, this run and walk benefits the parks throughout King County. The funds raised from the annual event will be go towards the maintenance and operations in your “Big Backyard”. Whether you run or walk the 5K, the Big Backyard welcomes dogs, strollers and family members of all ages!
Even though the race is only two days away, it is not too late to register! For $35, you will receive your BBY5K tee and a bib number. Youth under the age of 14, can register for $20. If you are feeling competitive, you can sign up for competitive teams which will combine the times of your “Fastest 5” finishers. Scoring will be based off the collection of the fastest five to cross the finish line. There will even be an award for the Top-3 “Fastest-5 Teams”. Gather your co-workers, classmates, and the whole family – the Largest Team will be recognized at the Awards Ceremony.
The Big Backyard 5K run will take place Sunday, June 3rd at Marymoor Park in Redmond. Registration and packet pickup will begin at 7:00 AM. The 5K will begin at 9:00 AM with a free Kids Dash beginning at 10:00 AM. And of course, it wouldn’t be a finish line without a post-race celebration! The Awards Recognition will begin at 10:15 AM. While enjoying sponsor booths, fitness activities and food, DJ Danny will keep the fun alive with his music. The awards ceremony will recognize overall winners, division prizes, top teams, and fastest dogs.
Keep in mind – the times to beat! For male, Shaun Frandsen ran 15:32 in 2014 and Sophia Liu for female, ran 17:54 in 2017. Whether you are running, walking or competing, the Big Backyard 5K is a fun way to give back to the community and to your own “Big Backyard”.
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