2016 Seattle Walk for Education
Gail N. Morgan
Ramona Bardwell Bigham
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