On Saturday morning , April 30, nearly eight thousand people will take part in the annual March of Dimes March for Babies to raise funds for lifesaving research, community services, education and advocacy to help babies get a healthy start. The march begins and ends at the Seattle Center. At noon, folks who like Mexican food will get an early start on celebrating the coming Cinco de Mayo day when they gather on the lawn of the South Lake Union Discovery Center for a “taco truck challenge.” Saturday night at 7 p.m., some 36,000 soccer fans will cheer on the Sounders at Qwest Field.
On Sunday morning, over 3,000 runners and walkers will speed around Green Lake to raise funds for Childhaven. At noon, over 3,000 people are expected to participate in the May 1st March and Rally for Immigrant and Workers Rights which makes its way from Judkins Park through downtown Seattle to the Seattle Center.
Motorists should allow for possible traffic delays associated with the events. To ease traffic congestion, the Seattle Department of Transportation encourages drivers to consider taking alternate modes of transportation – Metro Transit, the Sounder commuter train, Link light rail, car pool, bicycle or walk, if feasible.
Saturday, April 30
March of Dimes March for Babies: 9 a.m.
Seattle Center into downtown and back to Center
7,750 participants expected
March route: starts at Seattle Center grounds; exits Center at Second Avenue N and Mercer Street; east on Mercer to Fifth Avenue N; south on Fifth to Cedar Street; west on Cedar to Second Avenue; south on Second to Spring Street; makes a u-turn at Spring and heads north on Second back to the Seattle Center. Motorist should expect congestion along the route.
1077 The End’s First Annual Top Taco Truck Challenge: 12 Noon – 10 p.m.
South Lake Union Discovery Center lawn (101 Westlake Avenue N)
Motorists may encounter heavier traffic on Valley Street at the south end of South Lake Union.
Seattle Sounders vs Toronto FC: 7 p.m.
Expect congestion around the stadium before and after the game.
Sunday, May 1
Second Annual Top Pot Doughnut Dash: 9 a.m.
Green Lake Park, and on streets adjacent to the Park
5 K Run and Walk, Kids Dash
3,000 participants expected
Run starts and finishes near the Green Lake Community Center and basketball courts; run will be clockwise around Green Lake, partly on the street, partly on park trails.
Expect congestion on streets adjacent to lake.
Kids dash is free; $1 donation from each registration goes to Childhaven.
University of Washington Annual Spring Game: 11 a.m.
There could be some congestion in the area around the stadium.
May 1st March & Rally for Immigrant and Workers Rights: 12 noon
Judkins Park to Memorial Stadium at Seattle Center
3,150 participants expected
March route: starts at Judkins Park at S Lane Street and 20th Place Street; west on Lane to 20th Avenue S; north on 20th to S Jackson Street; west on Jackson to Fourth Avenue; north on Fourth Avenue to Broad Street; east on Broad to Fifth Avenue N; north on Fifth to Republican Street; west on Republican into Memorial Stadium. Seattle Police will escort. Expect some delays along the march route.
Contact: Peg Nielsen, 206.684.8114