Category Archives: St. Patrick’s Day Dash

2017 Hot Chocolate 15K: Event organizers are doing something right

I always like new challenges, things I haven’t done before. So on this year’s list was running the Hot Chocolate 15K in downtown Seattle. I ran the Hot Chocolate 5K for the first time last year, but had never done … Continue reading

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2016 Hot Chocolate 5K: Marketing dollars (and chocolate) draw women runners

After skipping it during its first two years in Seattle, I finally ran the Hot Chocolate 5K last Sunday (March 6), and was surprised by the large turnout. I had underestimated the power of a well-funded national race promoter to market to … Continue reading

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2016 Valentine’s Day Dash 5K: Low turnout or ebb in the local running boom?

For another year, I was surrounded for a half-hour mostly by sweating, panting women. It was Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14. And this was the Valentine’s Day Dash 5K, where women participants outnumber men by about 2-to-1. However, the more noticeable thing about … Continue reading

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2015 Seahawks 12K Run: Has this event gotten too big for Renton?

Renton is the beloved home of the Seattle Seahawks, so it’s fitting that the annual Seahawks 12K Run (with a 5K too) is held there each April. But the event, now in its sixth year, sold out at 12,000 participants last … Continue reading

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2015 St. Patrick’s Day Dash: First of two March Madness runs

March Madness is occupying my time and energy, with the usual craziness and some great play by Pac-12 teams, so I will keep this short. Go Ducks! Last Sunday’s St. Patrick’s Day Dash 5K was the first of what I call my … Continue reading

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2015 Chilly Hilly: Still crazy fun after all these years

I had to miss the Valentine’s Day Dash 5K in February, for the first time in nine years, due to a unplanned business trip. So then I moved on to bicycling, and it felt good to get back on my … Continue reading

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2014 Mustache Dache 5K: Fun time with former colleagues

It’s too early to call it a tradition. But, for the second year in a row, five former Zones colleagues and I competed together last Saturday (Nov. 8) in the Mustache Dache 5K. A year ago, some of us were still working … Continue reading

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