“Run into the Fourth” this Sunday, July 3rd at 11:55pm with up to 1,400 other runners in Seattle’s FIRECRACKER 5000 5K.
The event starts and finishes at the base of Queen Anne in the Memorial Stadium at the Seattle Center and uses the nearby streets of Seattle. Every registrant of the event will be given a red participant shirt that has a glow-in-the-dark design of the Pacific Science Center arches on it. Event coordinators will also be handing out close to 1,000 red and blue glow-in-the-dark bracelets for the participants to wear. The event concludes with free food and an awards ceremony inside Memorial Stadium.
Click here for full details and the online registration for Firecracker 500 5K Run/Walk.
Funds raised via the event will go to the non-profit Club Northwest Track Club.
I could write about where to watch the fireworks today, but there are other important events to write about, like the Seattle International Beerfest happening this weekend at the Seattle Center in Lower Queen Anne. You’ll have the chance to taste over 150 beers at the 3-day festival open from 12 pm-10pm on Friday and Saturday, and from 12pm-9pm on Sunday. Admission cost is $20 (advanced) or $25 at the door and includes 10 beer tickets. Beers (and by beers I mean 4 oz. cups) “cost” from 1-6 tickets each. If you run out, you’ll be able to purchase more tickets inside the event. The Beefest will also feature live music and food vendors to satisfy your munchies. You can expect to see long lines at the entrance due to overwhelming popularity. The weather forecast looks surprisingly nice too, so I suppose you can expect to see very long lines. That’s never stopped me before though, and it shouldn’t stop you-unless you’re not of legal age of course. So come and enjoy some unique beer samplings in the sun this weekend. You won’t leave disappointed. Please visit the Seattle International Beerfest official website to find more information.
The annual Spoke & Food fundraising event is happening next week, Tuesday January 28th. The event was created to promote healthy lifestyles and a greener community, and raise money for charities. The event encourages people to ride their bikes to one of a number of host restaurants in Seattle, and multiple neighborhoods are participating. Via Tribunali’s Queen Anne location is the 2011 host restaurant in the neighborhood. The host restaurants will be donating 20% of revenues earned to a non-profit benefactor. You can see a full list of host restaurants on the official website, here. Take a ride next Tuesday, get some exercise, eat some great food, and support a good cause. It will give you a reason to indulge in some guilt-free pizza!
One of the many things I love about Seattle is the availability of a tucked away little oasis in the middle of a bustling city. Ward Springs Park in Queen Anne is such a place. I told my kids I was taking them to a “secret park” in the neighborhood and it was not until we were right on top of the actual park that they believed a park could possibly exist amongst the geography we were travelling. Located at Ward Street and 4th Ave. N. this small park with a children’s play area has a spectacular view of the space nedle and the downtown skyline. Check it out!