The Seahawks 12K run was held for the fourth time on Sunday, April 21, 2013. A 12K is a distance of 7.46 miles, but according to my Nike + it was 7.9 miles. The race started at The Landing in Renton and headed north along the southeast shore of Lake Washington and then looped around the VMAC and back to The Landing for the finish line.
It was my first time running the Seahawks 12K. I am not a competitive runner, but I am a Seahawks fan! I run a 10 minute mile and have a handful of half marathons underneath my belt. I wanted to check out this event and enjoy the opportunity to be around other 12’s, not to mention taking a lap around the VMAC. I wasn’t disappointed.
I filmed the race using a GoPro Hero3 camera. If you couldn’t participate in the run and wanted to know what is all about, watch the video and it will give you a good perspective. If you were at the race, check the video out and see if you can spot yourself.
I estimated there was over 4,000 12’s running. They came in all shapes and sizes. A lot of them were Reppin the 12 dressed in their Hawks gear and jerseys. The 12th Women love themselves some Lynch jerseys! It is a thing of beauty seeing all of those Hawks fans running.
The half way point of the race was at the VMAC. Seahawks players were handing out water and signing autographs at the aid station. Back at the finish line more Seahawks players were signing autographs. After the race, we were waiting in line to meet the players when we met the 5K men’s winner. A 22 year old track coach who won with a time of 16:09 minutes.
I highly recommend attending this race, so get out there and train for next year!