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Seafair Torchlight Run – Registration Open – New Race Route

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The 8K and 5K Fun Run on Saturday, July 30 will still end along the Seafair Torchlight Parade Route, but this year the route will start at the Seattle Center, proceed south on Western to the viaduct, south on the upper lid of the viaduct to Qwest Field, then north through Pioneer Square. Then continue east to 4th Avenue on the Torchlight Parade route.

Wear your best pirate gear on the run for the Pirate Adventure Costume Contest. There will be prizes for the best costumes.

There will be a Post Race Bash, including a 21+ beer garden with live entertainment. And the fastest female and male to complete the 8k will be presented a prize. You must be registered for the race to receive prizes. Here’s the registration info:

Online registration ends on Thursday, July 28 at 5pm. Go to http://www.seafair.com for online registration information.

In-store registration is at the following locations:
Super Jock ‘n’ Jill – Green Lake
Sounds Sports – Downtown Seattle
Run 26 – Lynnwood
Fleet Feet Sports – Downtown Seattle
South Sound Running – Tacoma
FootZone – Bellevue
Issaquah, Redmond
West Seattle Runner – West Seattle
Road Runner Sports – Green Lake
Road Runner Sports – Kent

On Friday, July 29 – the ONLY place to register will be at Road Runner Sports in Green Lake from 8am-1pm.

Day of registration, Saturday, July 30, will be from 2pm-6pm at the Seattle Center. PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE (before Saturday, July 30) to receive an official 2011 run t-shirt. Registering on-site the day-of will not include a t-shirt. *There will not be an opportunity for t-shirt sizes to be traded out.

Packet Pick Up
Friday, July 29 – 8am to 1pm at Road Runner Sports in Green Lake.
Saturday, July 30 – 2pm to 6pm at the Seattle Center Race Site.

Age Categories
8K: Competition will be held in the following age groups for men’s and women’s divisions: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70; over 70.
5K: The top three finishers for men’s and women’s divisions in the following age groups will receive awards – 19 and Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70; over 70.

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