FALL FUN: Here’s how the West Seattle Monster Dash is going virtual

Despite the pandemic, organizers of some local events are figuring out how you can still have fun while supporting the local nonprofits that not only present the events but also rely on the money they raise. Today, we have news about the West Seattle Monster Dash, usually a fun run in Lincoln Park, this year going online:

The Monster Dash is coming! Our virtual event will run October 17-November 1, 2020. Support South Seattle Cooperative Preschools and join Monster Dash enthusiasts from all over the globe as they run, walk, skip, jump, or dance to stay active and healthy during the month of October. Registration is free, and your donations are greatly appreciated.

With three awesome virtual options, there’s something for the whole family!

– 15 Mile Preschool Loop
– 5K
– Family Activity Challenge

More info about the 2020 Monster Dash here.

Register now!

Register by October 1 for guaranteed t-shirt availability. T-shirts are $10 each, local pick-up only.

We need your help! Are you connected with a business that could donate something for a prize drawing giveaway? We’d love to hear from you! Contact westseattlemonsterdash@gmail.com with suggestions.

SSC Cooperative Preschools
West Seattle Monster Dash benefits the South Seattle College Cooperative Preschool Program. One hundred percent of proceeds are contributed to the Cooperative Preschool joint fund which is key in supporting our five preschool sites; Admiral, Alki, Lincoln Park, South Seattle College and White Center.
More info can be found here.

MEP Scholarship Fund
Operating primarily on donations and fundraising, The Mary E. Phillips Scholarship Fund provides tuition assistance to many eligible families each quarter, assuring that our co-op preschools are affordable for all who want to join. Our need is particularly high this year as we provide emergency Covid scholarships to families in need.

7 Replies to "FALL FUN: Here's how the West Seattle Monster Dash is going virtual"

  • Mike September 25, 2020 (10:23 am)

    I started to register but quit when the process asked for details like phone number, and required creation of password.  I just wanted to participate and donate, not get on phone, mail and email lists.  Sorry.

    • w107saa September 25, 2020 (12:30 pm)

      It looks like you log your progress online so that would explain why you would need to create a password.  

  • WSJoy September 25, 2020 (11:44 am)

    Are you missing a decimal? I have a feeling it’s a 1 1/2 mile preschool loop, rather than a 15 mile loop.

  • WS5 September 25, 2020 (1:06 pm)

    Mike I know that can be frustrating to give personal informational when you are just trying to donate to a good cause, Perhaps you can find an address or phone number to call to make a direct donation. Then you can put a note with your donation that requests that you not be put on any mailing lists. I work for a non-profit and we collect some personal information when accepting credit card payments as back up if something happens in the processing of that money for donation. Example if a donation comes in with an extra 0 then we can get hold of the donor and return funds.

  • MonsterDash September 25, 2020 (11:10 pm)

    You are correct, W107. We promise not to spam you or put you on any mailing lists if you register for the race! Your info is only used to track your progress on the race site, just as it would be for an in person event. If you would only like to donate, but not participate in the event, you may click on the “Donate” button in the upper right corner and you will be able to directly give without creating an account. The “Preschool Loop” is, in fact 15 miles! You can log miles throughout the two-week long race window, so you don’t have to do it all in one go. As you make your way around the virtual loop, you will earn badges for reaching each of our five sites, as featured on the back of the t-shirt. Thanks so much for your support!

  • Bellvy September 26, 2020 (12:42 pm)

    I am so excited for this!  My whole family has been uninspired to get moving through quarantine. This is just the inspiration we need!  We are not runners but have already been coming up with other fun family activities that count.  Thanks for organizing a kid friendly activity!

  • Mauri September 26, 2020 (7:02 pm)

    I am so glad the Monster Dash is happening this year! The three virtual options look awesome! It’s so nice to still be able to dress up and give the kiddos and family something to look forward to this year!

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