Join with friends, family, and fellow fitness and outdoors enthusiasts in a fun event that supports King County Parks – the Big Backyard 5K presented by Kaiser Permanente, Sunday, June 2 at Marymoor Park.
StoryThe Big Backyard 5K fun run and walk presented by Kaiser Permanente is set for Sunday, June 2 at King County’s Marymoor Park and will feature a 10K race option to celebrate the event’s 10th anniversary.
This family-friendly event starts at 9 a.m. and takes participants through Marymoor Park on the northern shore of Lake Sammamish. The run is chip timed, and strollers and leashed dogs are welcomed.
To celebrate this 10th year, organizers have created a 10K run option in addition to the traditional 5K run or walk. Race finishers will also receive a commemorative participant medal to celebrate the milestone year.
A free kids’ dash featuring King County’s river safety mascot Marta the River Otter follows the fun run at 10:15 a.m., and post-event activities and awards ceremonies begin at 10 a.m.
“The Big Backyard 5K is a great opportunity for families and serious runners to come together and enjoy beautiful Marymoor Park, and we are thankful to have the continued support of Kaiser Permanente as our presenting sponsor,” said King County Parks Acting Director Katy Terry.
Registration for the 2019 run is easy – sign up online at bby5k.com. The event promotes fitness and community involvement and has raised more than $300,000 for King County Parks in the past nine years.
Looking for more incentive to sign up? How about cash! Break the course record (15:32 for men, 17:54 for women), and you’ll win $100.
The Big Backyard 5K is also sponsored by Harborstone Credit Union, Super Jock ‘N Jill, and Parent Map. 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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The Big Backyard 5K is a great opportunity for families and serious runners to come together and enjoy beautiful Marymoor Park, and we are thankful to have the continued support of Kaiser Permanente as our presenting sponsor.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Doug Williams, King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks, 206-477-4543
About King County Parks
King County Parks - Your Big Backyard - offers more than 200 parks and 28,000 acres of open space, including such regional treasures as Marymoor Park and Cougar Mountain Regional Wildland Park, 175 miles of regional trails, 215 miles of backcountry 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.
About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 12.3 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health.
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