"Race for Home" - May 4, 2019

Family-Friendly 5K Fun Run in Seattle's Seward Park



Check out the fun we had last year!


We invite you to run alongside us in our family-friendly 5K fun run, where all abilities are welcome to run, walk, stroll or roll. Participants join together to celebrate at the finish line with music, food, fun, child-friendly activities and prizes.

This year, WACAP is merging with another leading child welfare organization, Holt International. The merger brings together more than 100 years of collective experience and expertise in child welfare and will expand our work for children.

Proceeds from "Race for Home" support, through corporate sponsorship, individual and team fundraising and entry fees, our work to find permanent homes for children waiting in Washington State foster care.

Can't make the race? You can still fundraise to help children in foster care. Set up your own online fundraiser or join a fundraising team online!

Event Details & FAQ

WACAP Families and Supporters at Race for Home 5K Fun Run - Seward Park

2018 Fun Run Photos

Story from Race Day

Volunteering

The Race for Home is a successful event thanks to our wonderful volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering for the 2019 Race for Home, click the button below and sign up for a shift. It's fun!




WACAP Race for Home 5K Thank You Volunteers Photo Collage - Seward Park

Sponsorship

Interested in Being an Event Sponsor? Learn more about Race for Home Event Sponsorship by contacting Mary Duncan at mary.duncan@wacap.org or 206-575-4550. 

Wear Blue for National Foster Care Month and 5k Run Fun Race for Home

Event Details

What are the race logistics? What? When? Where?

We will be holding the 2019 WACAP Race for Home at Seward Park! View the Course Map here. Water stations, restroom facilities and staff/volunteers are available to make sure everyone has a safe and fun time. Enjoy!

  • Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. 
  • Kids Dash (for children 12yrs and younger) at 9:30 a.m.
  • 5K start is at 10:00 a.m. 

What is the registration fee?

  • Early-bird prices are $35 for individuals and $30 per person for teams (5 or more) – by March 31.     
  • Regular prices are $40 for individuals and $35 per person for teams (5 or more) – before event. 
  • Day of Race prices are $50 for individuals and $40 per person for teams (5 or more).  
  • There are no registration refunds.

How old do you have to be to participate?

We encourage and welcome racers of all ages and abilities. As we say, join us to "run, walk, stroll or roll." Children and those needing assistance must have parental or caregiver supervision

What time should my team arrive?

Arrive 30-45 minutes prior to event start. Please enjoy our family friendly activities like face painting and Build-a-Costume booth for kids, get into your best blue costumes before the race begins. Please allow time for parking at the venue.

Will I be timed?

We will not officially time participants. You are welcome to wear a timing device to time yourself. This is a 5K fun run for all ages and abilities, emphasis on family and FUN!

Is there a gear check area provided?

There will be a free gear check area for personal items. Bags must be small enough to fit in a regular brown paper shopping bag. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Can I bring my pet?

We love pets. This event, however, is geared toward families including members of all ages and abilities. For everyone's safety, we ask that you leave your pets at home. 

What swag will I receive as a registered racer?

All participants receive a tech material, event t-shirt on race day, as specified on their registration. To guarantee your selected size, we encourage you to register before April 1st.  Please see links to manufacturer sizing guidelines before ordering. There will be no size swapping on event day. In addition, racers will receive a race bib and a "virtual" race packet with offers, coupons, and other benefits from local businesses. We will also have music, food, and fun activities for the whole family.

Will my photo be taken?

We will have event photographers on-site during the event capturing the best moments. Your registration includes consent for you and your family to be photographed at the event. These photos can be used by WACAP/Holt for promotion of future events and on social media. If you would like your team photos taken, please find one of our volunteers to capture a photo on your own phone/camera.

Do I need to wear a costume?

Costumes are not required, but you are encouraged to join the “sea of blue” participants who will dress up, decorate themselves and proudly wear the color that represents Foster Care Awareness Month. Face painting, build-a-costume booth for kids, and more will be part of our family activities on-site. There will be a costume contest at the event and prizes will be awarded.

Where can I pick up my Race Packet before the event?

Packets can be picked up at 8:00 a.m. on race day. Each packet will include a race bib and t-shirt. All other packet items will be "virtual" and stored online.

Will there be food at the event?

Yes. Our sponsors are donating healthy snacks and we will provide water stations for participants. We encourage families to bring additional favorite snacks and accommodate personal dietary restrictions.

Can I wear a baby backpack or bring my child in a stroller or other wheelchair?

Yes. Baby backpacks, strollers and wheelchairs are allowed on the course to accommodate all families, ages and abilities. Bicycles, scooters, wagons and non-necessary wheeled devices are not allowed on the course.

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