15th annual UW Bothell Husky 5K is now a VIRTUAL EVENT!
Saturday, May 16, 2020
This year the Husky 5K will support the UW Bothell COVID-19 Student Emergency Fund.
We've got a fun, engaging plan in place to ensure you're experiencing a collective, community event while practicing safe social distancing. Bonus: it's free for kids and includes an interactive video that's sure to get them moving.
In its 15 years, sponsors and participants like you have raised more than $160,000 to support UW Bothell students. This year, the UW Bothell Alumni Council has chosen to direct the funds raised to the UW Bothell COVID-19 Student Emergency Fund, which is currently receiving a record number of applications from students experiencing financial hardship during this unprecedented COVID pandemic.
Sneak peek the interactive video for kids above!
What's this new race going to look like?
Here's the plan in a nutshell:
Pre-race, you'll receive a race shirt, participation medal, bib, and a few other surprises at your doorstep.
The day of (May 16, 2020), you'll receive an email inviting you to start participating, anytime after 8 a.m.
The email will link you to a site that includes:
- a run/jog/walk along video to move with on your treadmill
- a very fun interactive video for kids to do at home
- an embedded Tagboard where you can share and see other participants' photos and videos
- a playlist
- and a link to an app where you can map your route and share your time with others.
Since it's virtual, you can participate from anywhere! But if you live in Bothell, Kenmore or Woodinville, look for motivational signs from our friends at WSECU and Evergreen Health.
Benefiting the UW Bothell COVID-19 Student Emergency Fund
This fund supports UW Bothell students by providing unrestricted emergency resources for tuition and fees, books and supplies, transportation or living costs to students who have been impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Learn more.
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