For those of you outside of the 206 Seafair is how Seattle-lites celebrate summer. Each neighborhood has a parade, festival, or event that brings the community together. This all culminates when the hydroplanes hit Lake Washington and the Blue Angle soar into the skies. Typically this coincides with the Torchlight Parade and Run, which go though downtown. This year the powers that be decided to mix things up and hold the parade and run the week prior to the main events.
And what a run it was! This year’s 5k and 8k destroyed all previous records with nearly 6,000 participants. We were there at the start/finish line serving up fresh Bear Naked Parfaits and Grain-ola bars to almost every single one of them. Not to mention all of their friends and families. It was a great event with live music, an announcer we couldn’t get enough of, and people dressed to impress for the all important Pirate’s Booty “Pirates Adventure” Costume Contest.
Can’t wait for next week!