Almost 900 runners and walkers filled Alki Avenue this morning for the first-ever West Seattle edition of the Cosmo 7K. As noted here previously, Cosmo is a multi-city run series that previously held its local races in Kirkland. It moved our way this year as successor to the Alki Beach 5K that Northwest Hope and Healing is no longer organizing – though NWHH is this year’s Cosmo beneficiary; we caught up with its immediate-past executive director Kristina Dahl pre-race:
The sun shone bright as all gathered at the starting line:
And here’s our video as they took off:
Since the race included a 7K run as well as 5K run/walk, participants headed westbound at the beginning instead of eastbound as most Alki 5Ks do.