As one of the largest combination marathon in the Northwest, the Seattle Marathon is one of the top ten largest events in the United States. This year, the event celebrated 46 years with about 15,000 participants, including kiddos who ran in The Seattle Children’s Kids Marathon.
Kids—from kindergarten through eighth grade—completed a full 26.2-mile race, at a rate that was fun and safe for young champions. They were also challenged do some work, off the course, by reading 13 books, try out 13 different healthy foods and perform 13 “do rights” (good deeds).
Congratulations to all finishers and little champions for crossing the finish line. You guys were amazing!
A special shout out to runner Evan Wilson, a Washington resident with Pulmonary Fibrosis who walked the Seattle marathon in less than 11 hours—all while carrying his own oxygen tank! Evan’s goal was to help raise money for those living with this disease. Pulmonary Fibrosis is a progressive and irreversible lung disease that makes it much harder for the body to process oxygen. With the help of volunteers, he was able to change his oxygen tanks throughout the event. Thanks for inspiring us all, Evan!