REVIEW CAREFULLY - IMPORTANT DAY OF DETAILS!
As of today, we are 95% of the way to our SummeRun goal! That is all thanks to your participation and fundraising! THANK YOU! Just a bit further to go - please consider an additional donation between now and August 31!

TWO MORE DAYS until we get to see each other at the 29th Annual SummeRun & Walk! Below you will find important details you need for the event.

Seward Park is located at 5900 Lake Washington Blvd, Seattle.
EVENT DAY SCHEDULE

7:00 AM Check-In & Registration Opens
8:00 AM Patient & Survivor Photo (meet at Photo Area)
8:15 AM Pre-event Stretching with Michelle Tibbs
8:30 AM Program with Michelle Millman, emcee
8:50 AM Runners to the Start Line (track your run using our Strava Club)
8:55 AM Patient & Survivor Parade from Stage to Start Line with those walking
9:00 AM Event Begins (feel free to return to the Participants Pavilion after you finish)
WEEKEND SEATTLE TRAFFIC NEWS

As you may know summer is road work time in Seattle. The Seattle Times published a helpful article about the I-5 lane closures for this weekend. You can review all the details HERE.
ACCESSING SEWARD PARK & PARKING

There are SEVEN PARKING LOTS inside the park (3 lower lots and 4 upper lots) as well as residential parking in the neighborhood just outside the park. View a map of the locations of the seven parking lots HERE.

The City of Seattle has launched a Bicycle Weekend program this summer. During selected weekends Lake Washington Blvd will be closed to car traffic. Our weekend, July 16 & 17, is one of these weekends. This means Lake Washington Blvd will be closed to traffic.

Anyone driving to the park will take S Orcas St to Seward Park Ave S to S Juneau St, which brings you right into the park. There will be a SummeRun & Walk sign at the corner of S Orcas St and Seward Park Ave S and another at S Juneau St.

We are encouraging participants to carpool or Uber to the park for the event. Participant drop off will be available in the circle drive located just inside the park entrance.
OTHER THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND

SITE MAP

A printable version of the above SITE MAP for your convenience.

WEATHER & WHAT TO BRING

The event will take place, rain or shine - we are hoping for shine. Make sure to bring your sunscreen and dress in layers. The lake in early morning can be cool as the sun is rising, especially if there is wind. The walking trail is flat and paved and follows along the outside edge of Seward Park with stunning views of Mercer Island and Mount Rainier. The park is family and pet friendly so feel free to bring the kids and strollers!

CHECK-IN

Check-In will be divided up alphabetically by last name. All registered participants will receive a t-shirt at check-in. There will be a dedicated survivor line at check-in where registered survivors will check-in and receive their survivor t-shirt and white beads. Anyone not registered will need to go to registration instead of check-in.

ONSITE REGISTRATION

Online registration closes TONIGHT AT 7:00 PM. Anyone not registered by July 15 will need to register at the event on July 17. Registration is located right next to check-in. The cost of onsite registration is $45. We will accept cash (small bills), personal check, or Venmo.

T-SHIRTS

Each registered participant will receive the participant t-shirt (survivors will receive a teal survivor shirt). We based the t-shirt order on the size you requested during registration. Anyone who registered on or before June13 is guaranteed the size they requested when they registered. For those who registered after June 13, we will do our best to provide the size you requested.

Need a different size? For all participants, regardless of when registered, if you find you need a different size, we ask that you return to the registration tent after you finish your run/walk to see about exchanging it for a different size. We will do our best to accommodate size changes.

PATIENT & SURVIVOR PHOTO & PARADE

We will be taking an official patient and survivor photo at 8:00 AM. Listen for announcements by the DJ throughout the morning reminding patients and survivors to put on their t-shirts and head over to the photo area for this photo. Any patients and survivors who plan to walk will also lead the parade of those walking from the stage over to the start line.

PHOTO AREA

Stop by and snap a selfie or take your team photo at the photo area. The official patient and survivor photo will be taken here. Our event hashtag is #summerun2022 and we have a SnapChat geofilter available from within Seward Park the day of the event - look for our signature foot when snapping those chats!

WALL OF HONOR

The Wall of Honor will be set up near the stage and will be staffed by a Rivkin Center team member and volunteers. Stop by to honor, celebrate, and remember those who inspire you to participate in this event.

PARTICIPANTS PAVILION

We will have an area with a tent and chairs set up for anyone who is not walking or running. It will serve as a place to rest and will have some light snacks and water available.

FIRST AID

Hopefully, we won't need it, but there will be a first aid tent staffed by off duty EMTs.

RESTROOMS

There aren't any restroom facilities along the trail so you will want to make sure to use the facilities before you begin. There are restrooms at the turnaround point. See the course MAP for the route, including the turnaround point.

FOOD TRUCK

Chayen Coffee food truck will be parked in the main circle drive and will be selling coffee and breakfast pastries.
If you have any questions, contact Christine at summerun@rivkin.org or (206) 805-4416.
 
We can't wait to see all of you this coming Sunday as we walk and run together to fund the ovarian cancer research that will improve the lives of women.
 
The Rivkin Center Team