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Best May Charity Walks and Runs in Puget Sound

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Want to get outside, breathe fresh air and do some good in the community? Register for one of these charity walks and runs in Seattle this May.

Bring on the Sun Run
Saturday, May 5
9:00am
Warren G. Magnuson Park
7400 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
http://www.sunrun2012.com

The Bring On The Sun Run is a charity 5K race/fun run that benefits the Boys and Girls Club of King County, Rotary Branch, serving youth in the Seattle University neighborhood by promoting health, fitness, and leadership. Register online.

Fiesta 5K Olé Fun Run/Walk
Saturday, May 5
9:30am
Volunteer Park
1247 15th Ave. E
Seattle, WA 98112
http://www.fiesta5kole.com

A 5K fun run and walk followed by a taco feed, benefitting the Hope Heart Program at Benaroya Research Institute in Seattle. Register online.

The Color Run
Sunday, May 13
Seattle Center
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109
http://www.thecolorrun.com

The Color Run is a one of a kind experience that is less about speed and more about enjoying a color crazy day with your friends and family. For our events, it is all about participants of all different speeds, ages, shapes, and sizes toeing the start line. Whether you are a casual morning mall walker or an Olympic athlete, the 3 miles of the Color Run course will be the most enjoyable real estate you’ve traveled in a VERY long time. The 2012 Seattle Color Run charity is the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington & Alaska. Register online.

Nordstrom Beat the Bridge to Beat Diabetes
Sunday, May 20
Alaska Airlines Hec Ed Pavilion
University of Washington
3950 Montlake Blvd. N.
Seattle, WA 98195
http://www.beatthebridge.org

The Nordstrom Beat the Bridge is a fundraiser for JDRF, the largest nongovernmental funder of research to cure, treat, and prevent type 1 diabetes. The event consists of an 8k Run and Wheelchair Race, 4-Mile Walk, 1-Mile Fun Run, and Diaper Derby for toddlers. The event is called Beat the Bridge because the University Bridge is raised during the race and the goal is to BEAT the raising of the bridge. Have no fear, if you don’t beat the bridge, there is a band and prizes for those who get caught. After a few minutes, the bridge goes back down, allowing everyone to finish. Since the first Beat the Bridge race in 1983, Nordstrom has partnered with JDRF to conquer T1D. Beat the Bridge is part of The Walk to Cure Diabetes, an annual walkathon held in more than 200 locations in 13 countries to benefit JDRF. The Walk to Cure Diabetes raised over $85 million last year. Register online or pick up a brochure in Seattle area Nordstrom department stores.

Good Karma 5K
Sunday, May 27
9:00am
Seward Park
5898 Lake Washington Blvd. South
Seattle, WA 98118
http://www.goodkarma5k.com

Seattle’s only choose your own charity fun run, where you decide where your portion of the proceeds benefits from a list of 10 local nonprofits. There are other ways to donate and volunteer on race day for local charitable organizations. Check out the details online.

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