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Upcoming Seattle Charity Walks

Participants in last year's Seattle AIDS Walk & 5K Run (Photo credit: Seattle AIDS Walk & 5K Run)

With back-to-school, end-of-summer activities commencing any week now, it’s time to start filling up that fall calendar. Plan a day of giving — solo or with the family in tow — with these upcoming Seattle-area walks, all for a good cause. To sign up, check out the event links below.

Walk Across America

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 17 at 11:00 a.m.

WHEREUniversity of Washington campus, Northeast Seattle

There’s strength in numbers: The Conquer Chiari “Walk Across America” is a series of coordinated awareness and fundraising walks being held across the country on the same day. All proceeds benefit Chiari (a neurological disorder affecting about 300,000 people in the United States) research.

25th Annual Seattle AIDS Walk and 5K Run

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 24 at 9:00 a.m.

WHEREVolunteer Park, Capitol Hill, Seattle

Seattle’s Lifelong AIDS Alliance is hosting its 25th Annual Seattle AIDS Walk & 5K Run, the Pacific Northwest’s largest annual HIV/AIDS fundraiser for HIV prevention and basic care services. After the walk, join the Alliance for their AIDS Walk After-Party, with snacks and music for participants.

Run Scared 5K

WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 20 at 9:00 a.m.

WHERESeward Park, South Seattle

To celebrate the spookiest time of the year, participants receive a trick-or-treat bag filled with Halloween goodies, candy corn on the course and door prizes. There’s even a post-race costume contest, free kids dash, doggie costume contest and a pumpkin soup feed, all benefiting The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

PurpleStride Puget Sound 2011

WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 6 at 9:00 a.m.

WHEREWarren G. Magnuson Park, Northeast Seattle

The Puget Sound Affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is hosting its 2nd annual Charity 5K Walk. The event is a family-friendly way to raise awareness, and includes music and kids’ activities. Register by Oct. 21 to guarantee a T-shirt.


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