2016 Seattle Walk, Run, Bike for Education

The UNCF Seattle Walk, Run, Bike for Education is a broad-based community fundraising event in which corporations and organizations can sponsor/underwrite and/or individuals can recruit family members, friends and co-workers to participate in this non-competitive walk/run/bike to raise much needed funds for UNCF. 

Everyone who believes that “A mind is a terrible thing to waste”® should come out and invest in better futures for our young people—college degrees. UNCF currently supports more than 600 students from the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. The 5K walk/run/family bike ride will start at Othello Park in the Rainier Valley neighborhood of Seattle. The day will also feature the seventh annual UNCF BBQ Cook-Off and Kids Happy Hour.  

The seventh annual UNCF BBQ Cook-Off features amateur grill masters who will compete in a BBQ Cook-off to earn the title of “2016 UNCF Cook-off Grill Master” and a brand new BBQ grill. Participants will compete in four BBQ cook-off heats that will consist of preparing hamburgers. The top two winners from each heat will compete in one final round heat preparing the “secret ingredient”. Each heat will have a panel of judges made up of local prominent community leaders, celebrity chefs, and celebrity athletes/coaches. 

During the Cook-Off, UNCF Seattle will host the Kids Happy Hour, where free turkey dogs and sliders will be available for kids under 18 years of age. Kids and adults can also compete in a fitness challenge and bike rodeo to earn prizes.

Event Schedule
Saturday, August 13
 
10:00 a.m.

Registration

10:30 a.m.

Welcome & Warm-up

10:45 a.m.

22K Fun Bike Ride Commences

11:00 a.m.

5K Walk/Run and Family Bike Ride Commences

12:00 p.m.

Awards Ceremony

12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Fitness Challenge, Bike Rodeo

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

UNCF BBQ Cook-Off and Kids Happy Hour

Take a Walk in the Park!
Othello Park

Othello Park

Visit the Othello Park website for details about the venue.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Title Sponsor $25,000 

  • Prime recognition in all event media and print materials 
  • Remarks at opening and closing ceremony 
  • Logo on registration/sponsor forms, web page, posters and event memorabilia 
  • Prime booth location to display corporate memorabilia during event day 
  • Logo on sponsor banner in park and start/finish line 
  • Banner placement on stage (sponsor provides) 
  • Recognized in post event thank-you ad 
  • Corporate listing in UNCF annual report as event sponsor 
  • Opportunity to have corporate representative serve as judge for BBQ cook-off 

Start/Finish Line Sponsor $10,000 

  • Recognition in all event media and print materials 
  • Logo on registration/sponsor forms, Web site, posters and event memorabilia 
  • Booth location to display corporate memorabilia during event day 
  • Logo on sponsor banner in park 
  • Banner placement on stage (sponsor provide) 
  • Recognized in post event thank-you ad 
  • Corporate listing in UNCF annual report as event sponsor 
  • Opportunity to have corporate representative serve as judge for BBQ cook-off 

VIP Sponsor $5,000 

  • Recognized in UNCF press releases 
  • Logo on registration/sponsor forms, web page, posters and event memorabilia 
  • Booth location to display corporate memorabilia during event day 
  • Inclusion in day program announcements 
  • Logo on sponsor banner in park 
  • Corporate listing in UNCF annual report as event sponsor 
  • Recognized in post event thank-you ad 

Checkpoint Sponsor $2,500 

  • Logo on Web site, posters and event memorabilia 
  • Inclusion in day program announcements 
  • Access to participants for coupon or product distribution 
  • Logo on sponsor banner in park 

 

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Download the UNCF Seattle walk sponsorship packet for details. Submit your application by July 15.