Thank you for all of your support and for coming out today!
"Wow, we did it! Bringing this race back post Covid was a labor of love but thanks to all the organizers in years before us, it was doable! Thanks to all of you, today's West Seattle 5k was a great success! A big "thank you" to all of our volunteers and sponsors, and the 1,172 runners and walkers who participated!
We raised $34,000 for for the West Seattle High School PTSA and students and teachers and staff! The PTSA covers educational programming like Saturday School, Teachers Mini-grants and more!
Yours Truly, 2023 Race Co-Directors - Kelley O'Connor and Athena Frederick"
Special shout out to volunteers:
Lori Sherick and Amy Huey for helping get the word out at all the schools and to help when we were overwhelmed and needed a quick errand made, or a document crafted! Amy Doll for coordinating the supplies, kids, teachers and staff! Erik Bell at Bell Fortina for countless hours coming up with our graphics and all the artwork for our shirt design, posters, banner, yard signs, clean up and so much more. And, then to come out and take pictures of runners and families. We so appreciate YOU and all you do for our community in capturing pictures of an events like this. Dana Margolis @ The Little Gym for help securing sponsorships and prizes - you rock! Renee Phelps and all the NHS students from West Seattle High School for putting out signage, stuffing bags and working the event! WSHS PTSA Board members - especially Gina, Holly, Chau and Heather!! Lyndsay Aykens and Owen Reese for coordinating our Event Day Volunteers! James Powell for your love of the sport! Lori Sherick and Chris OClaire and their FUN Committee (WSHS 5k student led committee) - Bree, William, Esta, Sam, Lilly, Elliott, Adult Course Monitors - thanks for stepping in this year to have our backs Lyle at Get Me Registered for all the tech support!! Alki businesses and residents - thanks for sharing this special beach for the morning so we could hold this fundaiser to make our local West Seattle High School the best it can be for our students and teachers! Our 70+ volunteers!
We doubled our best sponsorship year, raising 20k in funds from our local businesses. That 20K covered the cost of putting on the race.
All our amazing Sponsors: Portage Bay Cafe School of Rock West Seattle Sea Pines Physical Therapy Dragonfly Pilates who warmed us up WS Realty WS Blog who got the word out about the event Fred from Northup Fundraising for all his great emcee skills today!! Special thanks for reading every finishers name, nice touch! Clif Bar for keeping us fueled on energy bars and bloks! WS Runner for hosting our packet pickup and top finishers all a new pair of running shoes! BracePoint Law Schoeb Chiropractic We Sweat Susi Musi Realtor Dream Dinners West Seattle Foot & Ankle Alki Annie realtor Club Pilates on Mercer Island Swifty Printing The Hill Team - Zack and Jody Realtors Sports Medicine NW Tram's Salon Hotwire Coffee Ventana Construction Niederberger Construction WebCami for all our website needs and many rounds to bring the website back from 2019!! Cometa Playschool The Little Gym of West Seattle - yay Teacher Dana The Fang Law Firm PCC Community Market Metropolitan Market Carmilia's Boutique Mission Cantina West Wings West Side Music Academy Alki Kayak Tours Colburn Law
As of 5/22/23
Grade Level Competition - Final Results
New this year is a grade level competition among West Seattle High School students. The goal is to create a friendly competition to see which grade gets the most classmates to register. The winning grade gets out of Homeroom early for a donut party and cash ($250) to their grade level ASB.
BECOME A SPONSOR
The West Seattle High School PTSA is proud to present the West Seattle 5K Run/Walk.