Registration is officially open for the 2017 ICHS Lunar New Year 5K. The annual event will be on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at the Shoreline Interurban Trail.
Earlier this year, ICHS organized the first-ever Lunar New Year 5K at the Mercer Slough Nature Park in Bellevue to bring attention to its new Bellevue medical-dental clinic. The sold-out event attracted over 300 runners and walkers, raising over $21,000 to support uncompensated patient care.
The Lunar New Year is traditionally the most significant holiday for many Asian Pacific Islanders, marking the return of Spring and a special time for families to offer wishes for health and prosperity in the coming year. The Year of the Rooster begins on January 28, 2017.
“We’re encouraging folks to integrate this healthy, family-friendly winter activity into their celebration of the New Year,” ICHS Foundation Director Ron Chew said.
The start of the 5K will be launched with a colorful lion dance performance. The event includes chip-timing, awards in different age categories and for best costumes, raffle prizes and post-race food and beverages.
Super early bird registration before November 1 is $20. A free commemorative t-shirt will be included along with the registration fee. The event will be free to children under 13 and those over the age of 70. Seniors between the ages of 60 and 69 will receive a $5 discount.