Seattle Center continues to build on their efforts to share the impending arrival of the 50th anniversary of the 1962 World’s Fair. Known as the The Next Fifty, the celebration will run April 21, 2012, to October 21, 2012, and Seattle Center will host a grand celebration of exhibits, conferences, art installations, events and concerts, speakers and films.
For those looking for something more high-impact, the Next Fifty is offering up a 10k race in collaboration with the Seattle Marathon Association. The ADA-compliant course is wheelchair-, dog- and stroller-friendly.
The run will start and end at Seattle Center, traveling through downtown Seattle, past Pike Place Market overlooking the waterfront piers before turning around to head onto the Alaskan Way viaduct. The course then heads north on Aurora through Queen Anne, turning back around and exiting at Mercer to finish near the International Fountain.
Run/Walk for The Next Fifty – Saturday, August 27th
The Seattle Marathon Association is teaming up with Seattle Center to offer the first annual Seattle Marathon 10k Race: Presented by The Next Fifty. This inaugural 10K will be held on Saturday, August 27 in conjunction with and to benefit the Seattle Center 50th Anniversary Celebration in 2012.
Register at: http://www.seattlemarathon.org/10k/10kregister.php