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Redmond hosts annual Big Backyard 5K

The event will be hosted at Marymoor park on June 3.

  • Wednesday, May 23, 2018 8:30am
  • Life

Kaiser Permanente asks locals to join in a 5K run/walk to support King County Parks – the Big Backyard 5K on June 3 at Marymoor Park.

The ninth-annual event starts at 9 a.m. The flat and fast course follows the Marymoor Connector Trail and a portion of the East Lake Sammamish Trail. This family-friendly event is chip timed and welcomes strollers and leashed dogs.

After attendees tour the park, they can enjoy post race refreshments, and at 10 a.m. there will be the free Kids Dash and Awards Ceremony.

Locals can register online at BBY5K.com. Standard registration is $35 and goes up to $40 on race weekend. Youth registration for children 14 and under is only $20.

Prizes include a Course Record Bonus of $100, the top three teams will receive awards based on the finish of their “Fastest 5” and division awards go to the top three finishers in each 10-year age division. A couple of lucky participants will also win concert tickets to an upcoming concert at Marymoor Park.

Funds raised help leverage King County taxpayers’ investment in parks, trails and open space by keeping these features open and safe for all to enjoy. The Big Backyard 5K promotes fitness and community involvement, and has raised more than $250,000 for King County Parks in the past eight years.

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