In case you happen to see them – or want to go look for them – here’s the info on two groups of weekend-long fundraisers scheduled to pass through our area this morning:
ALWAYS BROTHERS 100-MILE RUN: We first mentioned this on July 31st, and now it’s under way:
Marines and supporters from Always Brothers are running 100 miles in 24 hours to call attention to brain injuries/diseases affecting veterans, and they’re coming through South Park and West Seattle on their way to a 9 am CenturyLink Field finish (the video above is from the early going in the South Sound). Organizers told us they expected the West Seattle leg of the run – mostly along West Marginal Way SW, as you can see on this map – to happen around 8 am. You can see other scenes from the run on the Always Brothers Facebook page.
(Update: Great photo here that looks to have been taken just past the bridge.)
OBLITERIDE 180-MILE BICYCLE RIDE: The longest of the routes involved in the inaugural Obliteride fundraising bicycle rides is going through West Seattle and White Center this morning, as riders make their way to the finish line. They rode all day Saturday, stopped in Tacoma for the night, and are finishing the ride this morning. Here’s the turn-by-turn description of the route; note that they will be in White Center around mile 36, heading through West Seattle along Fauntleroy Way, Beach Drive, Alki Avenue, and on across the low bridge. They’re starting from Tacoma at 7:30 am – and the finish-line festivities at Magnuson Park in North Seattle start around 10 am – so keep an eye out for riders somewhere after 8:30, perhaps? P.S. Among the musical acts performing for the 180-mile riders this weekend is West Seattle’s own Not Dead Yet, scheduled for 3:30 pm today at Magnuson.