P3|Running and West Seattle Runner are excited to bring Track Friday to West Seattle!
Track Friday is a community-based movement to mobilize people to support charitable giving. Participants run laps on a nearby track to raise awareness and funds for causes that they care about. Track Friday is held the day after Thanksgiving to encourage people to reunite with old and new friends, burn off some Thanksgiving Day calories, and put a little love and giving spirit back into a day that has become synonymous with commercialism.
Michele Pettinger‘s (the owner of P3|Running) mom is suffering from Parkinson’s Disease and Michele will be raising money for the Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s Research Foundation that day. She is driven to not only help fundraise for this disease that there is still so much to learn about, but to support families and loved ones that are moving through this disease together.
Michele understands that you may have a charity that you feel strongly about, so you are able to fundraise for your chosen charity on Track Friday as well!
We will be at Hiawatha Track and Playfield the morning after Thanksgiving from 9 to 11. Invite your friends and family to join – walk 1 mile, 10 minutes, 10 miles, 2 hours, whatever you feel driven to do! Check in with our table to log your miles! We will have hot chocolate, coffee, and some treats, too.
For anyone who participates in the event, 10% of your purchases at West Seattle Runner that day will be donated to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Simply pick up a token from our table at the park to present at the store when purchasing.
To purchase a Track Friday t-shirt for the event, please visit: customink.com/fundraising/trackfriday
First, thank you to The Admiral Bird for donating Coffee and Hot Chocolate for the Event!
Second, we’ve added some fun races! They are as follows and West Seattle Runner Gift Certificates will be awarded to 1st place Female and Male for each race!
9:30 AM Kids Ages 11 and under – 400 meter dash
Please arrive by 9:15 AM to sign up!
10:00 AM Kids Ages 12 to 17 – 800 meter dash
Please arrive by 9:45 to sign up!
10:30 AM Adults Ages 18 and Up – 1 mile race
Please arrive by 10:15 to sign up!
The race will be officiated so that we know the winners of each race, but the races will not be officially timed.
Walking and Running outside of these races is still encouraged. There will also be a prize for the individual who logs the most laps between 9AM and 11AM.
There is no cost, but we will encourage donation to our Cause – The Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s Research Foundation.
West Seattle, Washington