Video: 1,200 run/walk foggy but festive Alki Beach 5K; 10-year-old leads female runners

We’re on Alki, still socked in with fog, but spirits are bright as runners and walkers finish the 2011 edition of the Alki Beach 5K, raising money for Northwest Hope and Healing. NWHH executive director Shari Sewell estimates almost 1,200 came to the beach for this year’s fundraiser. The first finishers, by gender, were identified as (male) Brett Winegar and (female) Kelsey Lenzie:

(Photo courtesy Cami MacNamara)
Kelsey is 10 years old, according to race emcee Eric Radovich; she finished in 20:48! Pre-5K warmups were courtesy of Lori and Tim McConnell of West Seattle Runner (WSB sponsor):

Pep talk was courtesy of “Warrior Marathon Runner” and breast-cancer survivor Carolyn Dellinger :

(Here’s our story about Carol, published last night). Post-5K treats are being distributed now – including the Kiwanis Club of West Seattle scooping Husky Deli ice cream:

And Spud Fish and Chips is handing out clam chowder.

ADDED 11:07 AM: A dynamic duo we met before the 5K:

Elizabeth Crouch and Kim Schaaf are with – a nonprofit that will send a breast-health educator if you organize a party – it can be a party just for breast-health education, or, says their brochure, an event coupled with some other kind of gathering you’re already having.

P.S. Alki has a few more 5K (and similar events) coming up in the next few months – on September 17th, the Walk and Roll for ataxia awareness, and a new event, Beat the Burn, on October 16th.

5 Replies to "Video: 1,200 run/walk foggy but festive Alki Beach 5K; 10-year-old leads female runners"

  • Cami August 28, 2011 (10:35 am)

    Kelsey’s parents checked her official time after the race and it was 20:45! Great job, Kelsey! She went straight from the race to play soccer!

    • WSB August 28, 2011 (10:49 am)

      Thanks, Cami! Will update. I have her on video crossing the line but will be adding the video links when I finally pack up from the beach here and go back to HQ – TR

  • fleetfoot August 28, 2011 (10:46 am)

    Love the pic of the 10-year-old runner. Go!

  • Mike's Road Trip August 28, 2011 (12:52 pm)

    I’m a travel blogger that happened to be down at Alki this morning…I too did a video of the event that your readers may be interested in:

  • Elizabeth MacKenzie August 28, 2011 (8:55 pm)

    Good job all! Good job to Kelsey! Zoey and I hope to see you soon for OLG Cross Country meets!

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