Happening now: Beat the Burn family festival, post-5K

10:09 AM: About 150 runners and walkers participated in this morning’s Beat the Burn 5K run/walk from Jack Block Park, along Harbor/Alki Avenues and back, presented by Port of Seattle firefighters, benefiting a camp for young burn victims.

(That’s the starting siren you hear first – followed seconds later by the runners & walkers)
Kelly Spady was first to finish this morning – as he was at the Alki Beach Run last month.

Kathy Edris was the first female finisher.

But today, unlike most 5K events, the race was just the start of the fun. A festival on the path by the park’s beach is under way till 2 this afternoon, with live music and free family fun, as well as a few things you’ll want to bring $ for (the Lumpia World food truck is here, for starters, and there’s a beer garden). More photos to come, including the Kids’ Dash that just began (added – two photos):

(The littlest Kids’ Dash-ers had some adult encouragement:)

Scroll all the way down this page for the schedule of events.

11:20 AM: Ryker is one of the Northwest Disaster Search Dogs scheduled to give a demonstration at the festival this afternoon (12:45 pm):

The live music is courtesy of Slacker – covering some great oldies (from the ’70s to the ’00s) while we were there:

And you can get a close-up look at Port of Seattle Fire Engine #2:

Kids’ games/crafts, too, and Alki Kayak Tours is on hand with stand-up paddleboards (this is the same beach opened to the public for the first-ever Northwest Paddling Festival they sponsored last year). Again, you have till about 2 pm to go join the fun.

3 Replies to "Happening now: Beat the Burn family festival, post-5K"

  • Trigger September 30, 2012 (1:00 pm)

    No diaper drive today, WSB?

    • WSB September 30, 2012 (1:29 pm)

      At this event, or elsewhere? Just searched our mailbox and our event calendar and I don’t have anything on a diaper drive today. Some coming up soon, though … If there’s one happening somewhere right now, please let us know! (editor@westseattleblog.com etc.) – TR

  • JennyB September 30, 2012 (10:47 pm)

    A big thank you to the Port of Seattle firefighters for this really fun event. I loved the venue, exploring the newly opened beach, and any opportunity to thank our firefighters for all their hard work. My kids and I had a wonderful morning enjoying the weather, activities, and music. We were also fascinated by the talk/demo by the Northwest Disaster Search Rescue teams. Amazing dedication and very impressive group.

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