Big Backyard 5k raises money for local parks

Nearly 1,000 walkers and runners took part in King County Parks’ eight annual Big Backyard 5K presented by Kaiser Permanente on Sunday, June 11, 2017, and participants did more than just get a Sunday morning workout.

The proceeds of the event, which took place at Marymoor Park in Redmond, go toward the maintenance and operations of King County Parks.

“The Big Backyard 5k is a great event that our employees, supporters and volunteers put on for runners and walkers across our community,” said King County Parks Director Kevin Brown. “Not only does it showcase one of the crown jewels in our parks system but it raises money for the ongoing maintenance and upkeep of King County Parks.”

Sophia Liu set a new record for women in the event with a time of 17:50, finishing in fifth place overall. Andrew Olsen took first place with a time of 16:53. Thank you to all who supported this year’s event.

View the event photos here.