A fun run that will benefit Magnolia area schools is set for October 9th in Magnolia. The race will be a 12k run and a 5k run/walk, starting and finishing at the Magnolia playfield.
Alex Eddings from Magnolia Travel outlined plans for the race at the chamber of commerce meeting, saying that he is still looking for input and volunteers from the community. He is working with Josh Penner and Marty Penner of Mgnolia Chiropractic Care and Geoff Meno from Edward Jones to make the race happen.
Organizers expect to have 1,000 people participate in this first ever fun run staged in Magnolia. A portion of all entry fees will be donated to Blaine, Lawton, Our Lady of Fatima and Ballard High School. At this point they expect the entry fee to be $35, which will include a T shirt.
The current course plan for the 12k race will be a loop around Magnolia that includes Thorndyke and Magnolia Boulevard before heading back to the playfield. It has also been suggested that the run should include a trip up the Magnolia bridge. The final course will be set once organizers receive final approval for the race from the city of Seattle.
Organizers are working with a professional race management company to stage and market the race. They also say they will need at least 85 volunteers to be successful and they are open to ideas from the community.
Eddings says they are currently looking for sponsors for the race. Sponsorship is offered starting at $250 and the cost of the title sponsorship is set at $7,500. The group is planning for post race festivities that include live music, an exhibitor area and beer garden.
If you would like to volunteer, contact Eddings via email at firstname.lastname@example.org