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

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

  • DF May 20, 2012 (2:33 pm)

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

  • Harry Reems May 20, 2012 (2:56 pm)

    Great pictures!!!!

  • Ulrike Langer May 20, 2012 (3:59 pm)

    The results are up now.

  • Jennifer May 21, 2012 (9:29 am)

    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.

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