Run your backyard off... for parks!
The Big Backyard 5k is a run/walk event dedicated to raising money for King County Parks. Proceeds go toward projects to keep places like Marymoor Park operational for generations to come.
When and Where?
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Race starts at 9am; Registration begins at 6:30am
Marymoor Park - Redmond, WA
Five very flat, very fast kilometers encompassing all of Marymoor Park. Take a look at the USATF certified course. Be prepared for all conditions; part of the race is run on gravel and dirt paths.
Dogs are as much a part of Marymoor and other King County Parks as trees and grass! Bring Rover for the run or walk. There will be plenty of water and treats for man's best friend along the course.
Leashes must be used at all times, and Sound Experiential Market, King County Parks, and all those associated with the event are not liable for any injury caused by dogs. Those in violation of this rule will be asked to leave the course.
Join up with your friends, family, colleagues, or classmates and participate in our team event. There are great prizes for top teams in terms of money raised for King County Parks and overall time.
All teams are co-ed. At least one woman must compete for each time to enter; however, more than one woman can be on a team. This is purely for logistical reasons. We want to keep things simple and fair.
Top 5 finishers from each team (including one female) are totaled. Lowest cumulative time wins! Teams may enter as many runners as they like, but only the first five score for the team.
Divisions in 2011 will include: high school affiliations, college running clubs, corporate teams, and area running clubs.
Sign up for a team by entering THE SAME team name as everyone on your team in the appropriate field.
Top 3 male and female participants will receive cash or gift certificates. The top 3 participants in each age group will also receive awards (increments of +10 yrs up to 60, then 60+ is final age group).
The top placing team in each division will receive awards.
Grub and Goodies
Join us before and after the event for refreshments! We'll have plenty of water, sports drink, bagels, fruit, and other snacks to satisfy your hunger. Last year's vendors included PCC Markets and FUZE drinks.