United Negro College Fund | UNCF

2016 Seattle Walk for Education

The Seattle UNCF Walk, Run, Bike for Education is a broad-based community fundraising event in which corporations and organizations can sponsor/underwrite and/or individuals can recruit family members, friends and co-workers to participate in this non-competitive walk/run/bike to raise much needed funds for UNCF.

Everyone who believes that “A mind is a terrible thing to waste” should come out and invest in better futures for our young people—college degrees. UNCF currently supports more than 600 students from the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. The 5K walk/run/family bike ride will start at Othello Park in the Rainier Valley neighborhood of Seattle. The day will also feature the seventh annual UNCF BBQ Cook-Off and Kids Happy Hour.

The seventh annual UNCF BBQ Cook-Off features amateur grill masters who will compete in a BBQ Cook-off to earn the title of “2016 UNCF Cook-off Grill Master” and a brand new BBQ grill. Participants will compete in four BBQ cook-off heats that will consist of preparing hamburgers. The top two winners from each heat will compete in one final round heat preparing the “secret ingredient”. Each heat will have a panel of judges made up of local prominent community leaders, celebrity chefs, and celebrity athletes/coaches.

During the Cook-Off, UNCF will host the Kids Happy Hour, where free turkey dogs and sliders will be available for kids under 18 years of age. Kids and adults can also compete in a fitness challenge and bike rodeo to earn prizes.

Day of Event Schedule
10:00 a.m. Registration
10:30 a.m. Welcome & Warm-up
10:45 a.m. 22k Fun Bike Ride Commences
11:00 a.m. 5K Walk/Run and Family Bike Ride Commences
12:00 Noon Awards Ceremony
12:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m. Fitness Challenge, Bike Rodeo
1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. UNCF BBQ Cook-Off and Kids Happy Hour