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Running of the Beavers Wrap Up 2024!

Summary: 5th Annual Running of the Beavers 5K Walk/Run March 23, 2024.

Ballard HS Foundation 5th Annual Running of the Beavers Community 5K Run/Walk

Running of the Beavers 2024 Wrap Up!

Thank You for Making the Ballard HS Foundation’s 5th Annual Running of the Beavers Such a Success! Check out the Awesome Band photos and Speediest Beavers too!

Running of the Beavers Wrap Up Details!


Beaver characters running. Text: Running of the Beavers 2023

A rainy start couldn’t damper the shining spirit of the the Ballard High School Foundation’s 5th Annual Running of the Beavers 5K Fun Run/Walk Saturday at Golden Gardens.

This year, the senior class won the Class Competition, earning $500 for their class ASB account! Congratulations Class of 2024!

Beavers Running on the front of a T Shirt for 2024

Thanks to organizers, including Foundation Executive Director and Co-Founder Dick Lee ’61; race chairs Beth Sylves and Sue Stimac Verduin ’78;Athletic Booster Club President Suzanne Dale Estey; Activities Coordinator Laura Lehni; ASB President Addy Wynkoop; band and cheer team members; and parent/guardian, community, and student volunteers. And as always, great pictures from our friend Bruce Johnson at Rowland Studios.

Thanks also to sponsors Anchor QEA,Goodman FoundationCarter Motors, Duke’s Seafood and Cafe AppassionatoRough & Tumble hosted an after party and Visit Ballard also helped get the word out about the event. Thanks to participants who shared food donations at the event for Ballard Food BankWe can’t wait to share race results next week!

5th Annual Running of the Beavers 5K Walk/Run! To benefit the Ballard High School Foundation and Ballard High School at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 23, 2024 at Golden Gardens Park.

Grades (9-12) Contest to Earn Dollars for ASB

This year, the senior class won the Class Competition, earning $500 for their class ASB account! Congratulations Class of 2024! The class with the greatest representation at the Running of the Beavers 5K will receive $500 for their Associated Student Body (ASB) class account! 

The Ballard HS Foundation

Map of Golden Gardens
Golden Gardens Location

The Ballard High School Foundation provides financial support for wellness and activities at Ballard High School. The 5k walk/run will start and finish at the beautiful Golden Gardens Park along the Ballard waterfront. You’ll enjoy stunning views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains on this fast, flat course.

Sponsored by the Ballard High School Foundation, the Running of the Beavers is a 5K Fun Run and Walk. Proceeds directly benefit Ballard Athletics, Cheer, Dance and Band. The finish takes you by the famous Beaver Pond at Golden Gardens. Escape the city as you run/walk along the shores of Puget Sound and help raise funds for the Ballard High School Foundation which supports Ballard High School students and staff.

Ballard Food Bank Partnership

 Ballard Food Bank Logo

Please consider supporting our partnership with the Ballard Food Bank too. Bring donations for Ballard Food Bank (unexpired food items, hygiene items, brown paper bags, egg cartons, heavy plastic bags).

Can’t Run But Want to Donate? No Problem and Thank You!

100% of your donation will support your team of choice. I can’t run with you, but I would like to donate to support the Performing Arts, Athletics, Cheer, Dance or the many Programs that support all students as well at Ballard High School.

Want to Sponsor the Event?

Sponsors of event collage: Anchor Qea, Covich-Williams Inc. The Goodman Foundation, Dukes Seafood, Carter Subaru, Caffe Appassionato

Interested in sponsoring the event? Send us your information and we’ll contact you about sponsorship opportunities!

Thank you Sponsors for you support!

Need More Info?

Bucky under Start Banner for run

If you would like any additional information about volunteering, sponsorship or the event please contact Dick Lee at: Learn more about the Ballard High School Foundation on their website.

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