OCTOBER 6, 2019


  • 8am Packet pick-up and same day registration begins 
  • 9am Kid's activity area opens
  • 9:15am Day of race registration closes
  • 9:20am Pre-event presentation with speakers: patient, researchers, doctors
  • 10am 5k race begins
  • 10:10am 3k walk begins
  • 10:30am Post-event festival begins 
  • 11:15am Fundraising & kids prizes awarded, race winners announced and raffle drawing
  • 12pm Event ends


  • Online registration / Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 9:00 pm 
  • Run of Hope Angel submission / September 23, 2019 - Please email them to runofhopeangel@gmail.com. (Unfortunately, we are not able to count matching dollars toward the total.) Mail to: PBTRF, PO BOX 9784, Seattle, WA 98109
  • Fundraising Prizes / October 5, 2019 - To be eligible, donations must be received and verified no later than the deadline. All offline donations must be received in hand by October 5, 2019 to count toward fundraising prizes. The cutoff time for online donations to count toward fundraising prizes is October 5, 2019 at 6:00 PM. If you have offline donations not made through the website, please mail them to PBTRF, PO BOX 9784, Seattle, WA 98109
  • Day of race registration / October 6, 2019 - Runners at 9:15 am SHARP; Walkers at 9:30 am (Please Note: Day of race registrants will not receive a race t-shirt but you are welcome to wear your own team shirt or costume.)


Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd S. Seattle Wa 98118
Directions I-5 Southbound
  • Take the W SEATTLE BR/COLUMBIAN WAY exit - Exit number 163A
  • ​Keep LEFT at the fork in the ramp
  • ​Merge onto COLUMBIAN WA
  • Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto 15TH AVE S.Y S.
  • ​Turn LEFT onto S ORCAS ST.
  • ​S ORCAS ST. becomes LAKE WASHINGTON BLVD S. 0.14 miles
​​DIRECTIONS I-5 Northbound
  • Take the SWIFT AVE. exit - exit number 161 - towards ALBRO PLACE.
  • ​Turn RIGHT onto SWIFT AVE S.
  • ​Turn LEFT onto S EDDY ST.
  • ​Turn LEFT onto BEACON AVE S.
  • ​Turn RIGHT onto S ORCAS ST.
  • ​S ORCAS ST. becomes LAKE WASHINGTON BLVD S. 0.14 miles


Parking is EXTREMELY LIMITED at Seward Park. Please do not park on Washington Blvd. and be mindful of "No Parking" signs. If you have specific parking requirements (i.e., disabled placard), please be sure to arrive at the park as early as possible to guarantee parking availability. As Seward Park is public, we must share the space with others, and cannot reserve parking for those participating in the Run of Hope. Please be prepared to park on side streets in the surrounding neighborhoods and walk to Seward Park. We ask that you be respectful, especially since this race takes place on a Sunday morning in a residential area.

frequently asked questions

  • Where does the money go after it is raised and collected through this event?

The proceeds from the Run of Hope will be used to fund groundbreaking research for children with brain tumors and brain cancer here at Seattle Children's Hospital. The research team here is one of the best in the country at finding new treatments and protocols to help increase survival rates for our children.

  • ​You say 100% of my registration fee/donation goes to research, yet I notice a processing fee is taken as a percentage of my transaction.  Can you please explain?

As an all-volunteer organized event, we do not have the resources to create proprietary online registration/donation software. Therefore, we utilize a third party program to handle the processing of all registration fees and donations. Our online registration and fundraising provider, FirstGiving, takes a small percentage of your registration fee and/or donation as a processing fee. However, our generous corporate sponsors offset those fees in their entirety to ensure your effective contribution to Seattle Children's Hospital for brain tumor research is 100%.

  • Are there prizes for winning the race, or raising the most money?

Yes, we have wonderful prizes for the top fundraising individuals, along with prizes for the actual race winners. Please visit our Prizes page for more information.

  • How much is the entry fee?

Online registration is $35 in advance, $40 day of race.

  • Will timing chips be used for the 5K run?

​The course is a USATF Certified and the event will be timed using chip technology. The timing chips must be returned at the finish line after you have completed the race.

  • Are dogs, strollers and baby joggers allowed in any of the events?

Dogs are welcome anytime on a leash and park rules apply. Jogger-style strollers are welcome in both the 5k race and 3k walk. We will ask that those with strollers wait for single runners to cross the start line first for safety purposes.

  • How do I start fundraising for the run of hope?

When you register, you can set up your own fundraising page. It can have your own picture, tribute and story. Once you set up your webpage, you are ready to raise money!

  • How can I solicit donations?

Email, call or write to friends and family, and direct them to your personal webpage. They can make a donation directly online.  Those wanting to make a contribution, can click the “Donate” button on our homepage. You can then choose to “Donate to a Participant.”  Once you are redirected to our FirstGiving site, they may search for your fundraising page.

  • Will there be activities or entertainment?

There will be a 'Kids Tent' with fun games and activities for all ages. 

  • Can I form a team?

Yes! Teams are very fun to create and it's easy to do! Follow the instructions for joining a team when you register for the race. Your friends can join your team at any time by simply adding themselves to your team when they register.