Photos: 2nd annual White Center 5K raises $ for WCCDA, WCFB, YES Foundation

(UPDATED 7:11 PM with top finishers, now that results are online)


(WCN photos by Patrick Sand)
FIRST REPORT, 10:57 AM: Hundreds of people showed themselves to be superheroes this morning – the theme of the second annual White Center 5K Run/Walk, a benefit for three local nonprofits. Our next photo features the executive directors of two – Sili Savusa from the WC Community Development Association and Rick Jump from the WC Food Bank:


Also getting a boost from the 5K, the YES Foundation of White Center. Costumes were encouraged, and more than a few participants got into the spirit:



Leading the pre-5K warmup, White Center’s own fitness superhero, Lonjina Verdugo of The Center Studio:


Watch for results here, later.

UPDATED 7:11 PM: The results are now posted. Of the 283 listed finishers, the top male finisher was Steven Colmus in 19:21; top female finisher, Lydia Ngai in 21:49.

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3 Responses to “Photos: 2nd annual White Center 5K raises $ for WCCDA, WCFB, YES Foundation”

  1. Greg McCorkle Says:

    Why was the fun run not advertised better? I live across the street from the park and was unaware of it until I was wakened by the sani-can delivery the morning of the run. There were signs posted on Wednesday saying the parking spaces were to be closed on Saturday but no information saying why. Next year do a better job of promoting the event well in advance. There might have been more people in attendance. I know of several people who would have done the run had they known it was going to happen.nothing posted in the West Seattle Herald about it.

  2. You of course know we have no relation to that publication so I can’t speak for them, but for White Center Now and West Seattle Blog, I just looked back into the mailbox, and we did get a news release on January 22nd, and had already posted about it by then because you pretty much couldn’t miss word of it if you follow any of the organizations on Facebook and/or Twitter. They posted about it rather prolifically, and that’s why we knew. When I speak to organizations, I advise them NOT to rely solely on social media – sending news releases remains important – but some still do, and so there’s no way around monitoring those streams too.

  3. WC neighbor Says:

    Agree with Greg, this was not advertised very well. I had heard about it was planning on doing it and wrote the date down wrong… So bummed.