Alki Beach 5K 2014 video/photos: Almost 1,100 runners and walkers!

August 24, 2014 at 9:14 am | In Health, West Seattle news, WS & Sports | 2 Comments

Almost 1,100 runners and walkers are on the course along Alki as this year’s Alki Beach 5K got under way minutes ago. First, they heard inspirational words from “Warrior Marathon Runner” Carol Dellinger, a breast-cancer survivor who has run 278 marathons, and just keeps running.

The Alki Beach 5K is a benefit for West Seattleite-founded-and-led Northwest Hope and Healing, and a fun time for all.

9:58 AM: Runners and walkers keep crossing the finish line. First one across, last year’s winner Miler Haller, 17 years old:

(Photo by David Hutchinson)
ADDED 12:32 PM: Here’s our video of everyone leaving the starting line:

First-time emcee (whose voice you hear in our video): Shellie Hart from Warm 106.9 radio:

Overseeing everything as always – NWHH executive director Shari Sewell:

The Alki Beach 5K is for a serious cause – helping NWHH help breast-cancer patients – but it’s fun too, and smiles abounded:

Eye-catching outfits, too:

3:59 PM: The results are now available online. In addition to first finisher Miler Haller, shown above, the other top finishers were:
#2 male – Joe Sheeran, 56, in 16:49:

#3 male – Chris Tolonen, 45, in 16:53:

#1 female – Somer Kreisman, 25, in 18:07:

#2 female – Hailey Kettel, 18, in 18:30:

#3 female – Caoline Austin, 23, in 18:46:

(The spellings are exactly as shown on the official results page; please let us know if anything is incorrect!)
ADDED SUNDAY NIGHT: More scenes from race day:

All ages running AND applauding:

Might have to start calling it a run/walk/scoot:

More strollers than ever, this year:

Sightings along the route – Lou Cutler of Pathfinder K-8, where he leads a Make-A-Wish fundraiser run every year:

Perhaps West Seattle’s most visible mascot was of course on his/her home turf:

Lots of last-minute sign-ups, we heard – which kept volunteers mega-busy:

Some participants were on the run even before the 5K got going:

That’s Tim McConnell of West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor), who ran past us as we arrived at Alki pre-race. Finally, an A-board reminding everyone what the Alki Beach 5K was all about:

You can donate to Northwest Hope and Healing any time – just go here.

2 Comments

  1. “Miler” is a pretty good name for a runner.

    Comment by Westside45 — 4:09 pm August 24, 2014 #

  2. A 16:49 5K at age 56 is smokin’!

    Comment by Bradley — 12:05 pm August 25, 2014 #

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