One of the five must-run 10K races in Seattle, the annual Lake Union 10K is a great opportunity to compete for a season’s best or personal best time right in the heart of Seattle. With beautiful views of Lake Union and an organic breakfast from Portage Bay immediately following the race, the Lake Union 10K is a wonderful race for first-time 10K runners or veterans alike.
While race day is coming up quickly (August 9th at 7:30 a.m.), it’s not too late to register! Now until July 31st, registration is discounted to $45 and rises to $50 the week before the race. Latecomers can always register on August 9th for $55 – all tax and fees included.
There are three ways to register for the Lake Union 10K:
– Online (Closes at 3 p.m. August 6th)
– Paper Application (Must be received by August 6th)
– Register in person at 5focus (925 8th Ave N, Seattle, WA)
Same-day registration is possible at both 5focus or at Lake Union Park beginning at 6:00 a.m. on August 9th.
The Lake Union 10K supports Girls on the Run, a non-profit organization that promotes well-being, joyful, and healthy lifestyles among young women in the Seattle area. More information about how to get involved is available at the Girls on the Run website.
The Lake Union 10K course consists of very few inclines and declines and follows Lake Union clockwise from Lake Union Park, north along Westlake Ave N to the Fremont Bridge and Fremont Ave, then turns east and connects with the Burke Gilman Trail past Gas Works Park. After a mile, the course veers towards NE Pacific Street and past Peace Park onto the University Bridge, then turns to Fairview Ave East and along the waterfront back toward South Lake Union and finally into Lake Union Park.
Visit the Lake Union 10K website for more information about registration or simply watching the event! If you’d like more information or would like to get involved with the Lake Union 10K, please contact 5focus for more details.