On Saturday April 27th, the Northeastern University – Seattle campus sponsored a checkpoint at the Seattle Sports Commission’s first occurrence of their annual urban race adventure, the Seattle Urban Trek. Braving the urban environment and the natural elements, 38 teams of 3 participants competed in a 7-10 mile race around the downtown Seattle area stopping at various checkpoints and local landmarks to complete physical and mental challenges along the way. Challenges included obstacle courses, relay races, and artistic re-creations. Safeco Field, Chihuly Garden and Glass, and the Seattle Great Wheel were some of the other checkpoints on the race course.
The Seattle campus sponsored a checkpoint for the race at the downtown location of the Seattle Public Library. The Seattle team and Seattle University student volunteers had racers answer library trivia and take a picture while re-enacting a pose from famous sport movies. The movies included Rocky, The Karate Kid, Old School, and Jerry McGuire. The Seattle team enjoyed cheering the racers on and evaluating their performances.
The Seattle staff gave each participant a runner-friendly wristband to use.
The Seattle Sports Commission’s mission is to advocate local sports, create economic impact, deliver quality of life, and to enhance Seattle’s reputation in the sports area. Learn more about their organization at http://www.seattlesports.org