The annual GumShoe 5K Walk began yesterday, August 5th, in Phinneywood. This amazingly fun walk is in its 6th year, and gives people the chance to do a 3.1 mile brain and body exercise, following clues throughout the neighborhood.
To participate, buy your entry form for $20 at either Ken’s Market, Couth Buzzard Books, the 67th St Starbucks, or the Phinney Neighborhood Association. Buy multiple tickets for your friends and family, and they’re only $15 each.
The entry form will give you all the clues to make it through the walk, and see what you need to see. You don’t have to do it all at once – split it up between days if you prefer – just make sure to get your completed entry form back to Ken’s Market, Couth Buzzard, or Starbucks by Sunday, August 14th. When you turn it in, you have a chance to win prizes like breakfast at Mae’s, a day at Woodland Park Zoo, or up to a $250 Fred Meyer gift card.
If that’s not enough reason to do the GumShoe, maybe this will sway you: all the proceeds from entry sales are split between three Phinneywood non-profits: the Greenwood Senior Center, the Greenwood Food Bank, and the Greenwood Elementary School PTA.
Last year, over 400 participants raised about $4,000 dollars for the Greenwood Senior Center. This is a great and FUN way to help out your ‘hood!