Event Information

Event Route

Participants will enjoy a beautiful, five kilometer course along Alki Avenue SW. The course begins at the Alki Bath House (map) and then proceeds east along Alki Avenue SW. At Anchor Park, runners return to the starting point. This is a USATF-certified course.

Schedule – Sunday, May 21, 2017

8:00 AMDay-of-event registration and packet pick-up begins
8:50 AMPre-race warm-up
9:10 AMRegistration closes for all events
9:20 AM5K Run starts
8:00 to 10:30 AMVisit our sponsor booths


Both Alki and Harbor Avenues will be closed to traffic starting at 8:00 a.m. on the morning of the event. Because parking is always challenging at Alki Beach, please plan to carpool, take the bus, have someone drop you off, or arrive early to allow time for parking and walking to the event starting point.

Gear Check

Gear check is available. To help us preserve resources, please bring your items in a bag, backpack, or other enclosure. To protect your belongings, we will mark your item with your bib number and only the person wearing the bib with the matching number can retrieve the item.  Please do not leave valuables.

Packet Pickup Last Minute Registration

You may pick up your bib, shirt and timing chip as well as register for the 5K on Saturday May 21, 2016, West Seattle Runner, 2743 California Avenue SW, Seattle, WA 98116 (map). Pick up times are from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m.  Packet pick-up and registration is also available on the day of the event, starting at 8:00 AM near the registration tent by the Alki Bath House.   However, you may save money by taking advantage of Early Bird registration. The price is $40 (adults) and $30 (17 & under) for day-of-registration. Cash or check is accepted.

Save time and complete a registration form before you come.  Or you can mail in this registration form.

Event Shirts

Technical shirts with our event logo will be given to all paid participants.

Jogging Strollers? Dogs?  Skates?  Scooters?

Strollers and leased dogs are permitted, but we ask that you start at the back of the race pack and keep clear of the runners.  Please keep control of your dog and be respectful of other participants.  Woof!  For the safety of everyone, this event is for runners, joggers and walkers. Therefore, no skates, skooters, skateboards or hover boards are permitted.

Race Timing 

Professional race timing is provided by Rogue Multi-Sport. Timing bibs will track your individual race information and your results will be available online.


The top three male and female finishers will be awarded prizes.

Walk or Run? 

This is a family, friendly run/walk open to everyone. We encourage all participants and you may walk, skip, or jog along the beautiful Alki Beach course. We request that walkers start at the back of the race.


This event is a fundraiser for West Seattle High School.  If you’d like to make an additional donation or virtually participate in the event, you may make an online donation through the registration link.  Thank you for your support!