West Seattle 5K 2012, report #2: The race, and the winners!

May 20, 2012 at 10:21 am | In West Seattle news, WS & Sports | 4 Comments

(Results link now added. Pre-race coverage here!)

(Photo by David Hutchinson)
The drizzle couldn’t stop the enthusiasm at the fourth annual West Seattle 5K (organized by the West Seattle High School PTSA, with co-sponsors including WSB), wrapping up soon with an awards ceremony. Check out the sea of green above, the color for this year’s official race T-shirt – and the intensity of the first seconds!

Here’s our video of all the runners and walkers as the WS5K began – 1,008 signed up, organizers say:

(Video by Tracy Record)
Kelly Spady (16:56) and Lana Lacey (18:14) were the top male and female finishers. (Added: Full results are now online here.) We caught up with Kelly, who works for West Seattle Runner (WS5K co-sponsor and WSB sponsor), right after the race:

(Photos by Patrick Sand from hereon out unless otherwise credited)
Here’s our video of Lana crossing the finish line:

From further down the course, a look over the crowd:

(Photo by Debra Salazar Herbst)
Then there are the always-fun scenes from the rest of the crowd – strollers, dogs, and more:

(Evening note – we have learned via e-mail, that’s Jennifer and her Briard – a “French herding breed,” she says – named Zorro, who “run together all year and are always happy to be able to race together in the West Seattle 5K.”)

The West Seattle High School Band performed, post-race:

5:25 PM NOTE: In case you missed it added in the story above, here again is the link to full race results.

4 Comments

  1. Anyone know how long until the race results will be published?

    Comment by DF — 2:33 pm May 20, 2012 #

  2. Great pictures!!!!

    Comment by Harry Reems — 2:56 pm May 20, 2012 #

  3. The results are up now.

    Comment by Ulrike Langer — 3:59 pm May 20, 2012 #

  4. Cheers for our great band, and Kathy “Coach” Rutherford, band and orchestra leader extraordinaire! She has done wonderful things for West Seattle High School during her fifteen year tenure here.

    Comment by Jennifer — 9:29 am May 21, 2012 #

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