West Seattle scenes: Christmas party on the run; solstice sunshine

WSB contributing reporter Keri DeTore tells the story behind that photo:

I was driving home along Fauntleroy at about 9:15 (last night) and saw, going north, two groups of runners–one group per side of Fauntleroy, tricked out with Christmas hats and blinking blue lights. I managed to catch up with one group and ask them about it.

Cathleen Knutson
(center, with Macbeth Watson at left and Lori McConnell at right) came up with the idea of an “Alternative Christmas Party.” The group of nine friends ran from Knutson’s home on Avalon, to see the Christmas lights on Charlestown, then to Celtic Swell for “beverages,” and then back to Knutson’s home. A total of eight miles!!

They are calling it the “1st Annual Holidazzle Run.”

Keri caught up with that group on the longest night of the year – which began shortly after this photo shared by Diane:

She took it a short time before sunset, from the 37th/Hinds vicinity, other side of the peninsula from where Alice Enevoldsen and fellow sky-watchers gathered at Solstice Park (photo here).

1 Reply to "West Seattle scenes: Christmas party on the run; solstice sunshine"

  • Natalie December 22, 2009 (2:17 pm)

    Great idea Cathleen! I think it is going to catch on. I guess you do EVERYTHING on the run :-) Happy Holidays!

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