My friend Kristen has spent the last many months helping to organize Run Vera Run, a 5 k run/walk on 10/11 to benefit the Vera Project, Seattle’s all-ages music and art venue. You should do this!

Run Vera Run includes:

  • A lovely loop around Seward Park, starting and ending at the main lawn at the base of the park.
  • The Official Run Vera Run Warmup: Before you run for Vera, warm yourself up with Vera co-founder Shannon Stewart, aka Inga the Ringa. Fresh off the streets of Budapest, Inga will bring you twenty minutes of the latest European aerobics fitness crazes (minus the smoking of course).
  • Live music by local band The Maldives
  • A graffiti wall painted live on-site by local artists
  • Complimentary massage for participants by Dr. Kristi Smith
  • Prizes, food and refreshments, including coffee by Caffe Vita
  • If I wasn’t so very pregnant I’d be the first one to sign up. Watch out for me next year!