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Best August Walks and Runs in Puget Sound

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From running in kilts to geocaching, there are some great runs for charity around the Sound this month. Check them out!

SAR Trek 5K Run or 5K Geocache
Saturday, August 4
9:00am
Newberry Hill Heritage Park
7607 NW Newberry Road
Silverdale, WA 98383
http://www.active.com

Come support Kitsap County Search and Rescue as they host SAR Trek 2012. This 5K interactive trail run will feature Geocaches along the route that each runner or team will have to find. Runners will be unable to finish the race without first finding each Geocach along the trail! Bring your friends, family and loved ones out for an amazing adventure race.

Great Kilted Run
Sunday, August 5
8:00am
Magnuson Park
7400 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Great-Kilted-Run-5K

Find your tartans and join in this Celtic influenced event. The event includes a 5K run/walk, a free kids dash for children 12 and under, live music, a post-race vendor area and a beer garden for those over 21. Although they are not required, WEARING A KILT IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED. More information and registration online.

Breathe Deep Seattle
Saturday, August 11
Lincoln Park
8011 Fauntleroy Way SW
Seattle, WA 98136
http://www.lungevity.org/seattle

Breathe Deep Seattle is more than just a 5k Walk/Run to benefit lung cancer research, it is part of a national movement to end lung cancer. With similar events all across the country, people everywhere are coming together to create hope on Saturday, August 11. Register online.

Federal Way Farmers Market Charity Health Run
Saturday, August 11
8:00am
1701 S. 320th Street
Federal Way, WA 98003
http://www.federalwayfarmersmarket.com

A 10k Run or 5k Run/Walk that benefits local charities like the Puget Sound USO, Federal Way Boys & Girls Club, World Vision and the Federal Way Farmers Market. Run through the beautiful BPA trail in Federal Way. Farmers Market will be open as well.

Covey Run 10K and 5K Run/Walk and Kids Dash
Saturday, August 18
8:00am
Redhook Ale Brewery
14300 NE 145th Street
Woodinville, WA 98072
http://www.runforchildrens.org

Covey Run is a great family oriented race with an amazing after party at Redhook Ale Brewery! All proceeds benefit uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s Hospital which ensures quality care to all children in the Northwest regardless of their ability to pay. The need for uncompensated care is estimated to be more than $100 million this year.

Lake Union 10K Run or Walk
Sunday, August 19
7:00am
Lake Union Park
860 Terry Ave North
Seattle, WA 98109
http://www.lakeunion10k.com

Join 5focus for the 4th annual Lake Union 10K run or walk along the Cheshiahud Lake Union Loop Trail. The race raises funds to support “Girls on the Run” of Puget Sound. Whether you’re a runner looking for an ideal mid-distance race, or a walker ready to explore the lake on foot, it’s an over-the-top event filled with support, great views along the trail and a celebration of the rich history of Lake Union. Enjoy a gourmet pancake breakfast after the race provided by Portage Bay Cafe. Register online.

Run-A-Muk 5K and 10K
Saturday, August 25
8:00am
304 Lincoln Avenue
Mukilteo, WA 98275
http://www.mukilteolighthousefestival.com

Come run or walk scenic Mukilteo for the annual 10k run and 5k walk/run. Starting from the new Rosehill Community Center in Old Town, you will experience a gently sloped course on quiet roads with great views of Puget Sound. Families and children are welcome. Finish line snacks will be provided. Register online.

Seattle Marathon 10K
Saturday, August 25
8:00am
Seattle Center
Mercer St. & 2nd Ave.
http://www.seattlemarathon.org/10k

The Seattle Marathon Association has teamed up with Seattle Center to bring the Seattle Marathon 10k Race: Presented by Next 50 Seattle Center. This is the summer 10k race you’ve been waiting for. The race is being held in conjunction with and benefits the Seattle Center 50th Anniversary Celebration in 2012 and will be an event you won’t want to miss. Details and registration online.

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