The Annual SEA/SEIU Local 1984 5K Road Race and Fitness Walk took place last Saturday – an inclement weather day. This year marked the 23rd running of the event, which drew 333 registrants. A slightly lower number actually braved the elements, though, leaving 270 finishers.
This year, the first place Agency Team was DHHS and the second place went to the DES team. Congratulations to them and all of the other winners across a gamut of categories. Also of note, ten-year old Aidan Cox, was fourth to cross the finish line in a time of 17:23.14. Aiden actually broke the national record in last year’s race for nine-year olds.
The event is part of the Capital Area Race Series (CARS). Our Road Race is the second race out of eight races of the series held during the year. This association brings a number of services on race day through Millennium Running contributing to the overall look and feel at the finish line; race day check in; professional announcing; and the finishers’ electronic results in the lobby. Recent perks include chip timing and online race registration as a result of this association with CARS.
We thank all of our sponsors, without which we would not be able to offer this event. Our major sponsors this year were Anthem and Delta Dental. Also contributing financial support this past year was Vitals Smartshopper. Income from race registrations also supports the race.
As always, the profits from this year’s event will go to Operation Santa Claus, the SEA/SEIU Local 1984 charity that provides holiday gifts for disenfranchised children who have been identified by DHHS social workers.
The financial statement has not yet been prepared. But stay tuned and we will provide those particulars in the near future.
Congratulations and thanks to the participants, the steering committee, and all the volunteers who make this event possible. To see a complete photo gallery from the day click here.