Events include Marches, Parades, Football, Runs, Walks, and Snowboarding
People throughout Seattle will be giving their feet a workout this weekend, Friday through Sunday, October 8 – 10. The wide range of activities includes: a celebration parade; an anti-war march; a procession to rally Husky support; Husky football; a 10K run and a 4K fun walk and run; and last, but not least, snowboarders will dazzle crowds in Pioneer Square with their fancy footwork in what is called the “Downtown Throwdown.”
The Seattle Department of Transportation reminds motorists to help reduce traffic congestion and pollution by taking one of the many alternate modes of transportation available – Metro Transit, the Seattle Streetcar, the Sounder commuter train, Link light rail, car pool, bicycle or walk, if feasible.
Friday, October 8
Husky Band Friday Night Rally and Procession: 8:55 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Husky band and supporters will follow a procession through Greek Row. Seattle Police will escort.
Saturday, October 9
Downtown Throwdown (outdoor snowboard exhibition): 12 noon – 5 p.m.
No street closures, but expect congestion in the Pioneer Square area.
March Against War in Afghanistan: 2 p.m. – 3 p. m.
March route: starts and ends at Westlake Park at Fourth Avenue and Pine Street; west on Pine to First Avenue; south on First to Yesler Way; east on Yesler to Dilling Way; east on Dilling to Fourth Avenue; north on Fourth to Pine Street; Seattle Police will escort.
Expect congestion in the downtown area.
University of Washington vs Arizona State vs. Arizona State: 7 p.m.
Plan on congestion on streets surrounding the stadium and on SR 520 and I-5 in the vicinity of the University District.
Sunday, October 10
Run Vera Run 10K Run and 4K Fun Run and Walk: 8 a.m. – 12 noon
Vera Project at Seward Park and along Lake Washington Boulevard S;
Runs start in Seward Park and make the loop around the park; after completing the loop, the 10K will continue by running north of Lake Washington Boulevard S to 48th Avenue S; u-turn and then back to Seward Park;
Streets closed 8:45 a.m. – 11 a.m.: Lake Washington Boulevard S between S Juneau Street and 48th Avenue S.
Double Tenth Parade Celebration: 1 p.m.
Parade route: start at Hing Hay Park at S King Street and Maynard Avenue S; east on King to Eighth Avenue S; south on Eighth to S Weller Street; west on Weller to Sixth Avenue S; north on Sixth to S King Street; east on King into Hing Hay Park; Seattle Police will escort.
Contact: Peg Nielsen, 206.684.8114