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Young Life is a Christian ministry with branches around the world, all dedicated to a simple goal: supporting kids throughout the confusions of adolescence. That process hinges on a huge pool of adult mentors willing to hang out with kids on the kids' turf, whether that's soccer practice, the mall, or meetings of the PG-13 Movie Club. The ministry also hosts events, such as weekly parties and summer camps, where kids learn the fundamentals of Christianity along with key leadership and decision-making skills.

PO Box 1859
Woodinville,
WA
US

Established: 2012

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Staff Size: 1 person

Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes

Pro Tip: Don't wear clunky shoes.

Parking: Parking lot

Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Obstacle courses with real hot lava.

Recommended Age Group: Kids

Q&A with the Teacher

What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?

You won't hear our students' landings. It's a little secret called "ninja noise." This helps keep impact low, and stealth high.

As the old adage says, "Stuff happens." What training do you and your staff have to stay ahead of the unexpected?

Coaches are legitimately certified to teach Parkour, holding multiple parkour certifications. We are expert momentum anticipators and course creators. We minimize risk through safety drills, multi-level skill progressions and strength milestones. [Instructors are] First Aid? and CPR-trained in case anything happens. However we have not had one serious injury in the three years we've been coaching due to our safety protocols.

What is the experience customers can expect, and how do you make it special?

Through our classes students can expect to experience life-changing techniques. Ranging from the simple truths of how to squat sustainably to how to traverse lava while having fun and collecting speed and style points.

17969 Northeast 65th Street
Redmond,
WA
US

Runners sprint along the gravel and dirt paths that snake through Marymoor Park, picking up speed near the finish line for a shot at a higher finishing spot. This is the Big Backyard 5K Presented by Group Health, a non-profit health care system that serves residents of Washington and northern Idaho. Unlike most 5Ks or surgeons’ washing stations, the Big Backyard 5K allows dogs, even keeping four-legged participants in high spirits with water and goodies. Following the race, runners and walkers convene in the park for the awards ceremony and after-party complete with healthy, kid-friendly snacks and beverages. Proceeds from the 5K benefit King County Parks and its projects.

6536 E Lake Sammamish Pkwy
Redmond,
WA
US

To provide an invaluable service to our clients using our knowledge of Physical Science, our Athletic backgrounds and a Passion for the physiology of the Human Body.

Through our guidance, supervision and methods in a controlled social environment, our clients will emerge much healthier, stronger and energized.

8709 161st Avenue Northeast
Redmond,
WA
US

Tailgating parties usually happen on game day. The 5K TAILGATE gleefully bucks this tradition, however, channeling the energy and revelry normally reserved for football outings to host a 5K color run and, of course, a rousing tailgate party. Once suited up in white t-shirts or their local team's football jerseys, participants jog their way through the verdant Mountain Meadows Farm as volunteers lob colored powder at them along the way.

At the end of the run, prismatic participants can chow down on BBQ goodies and rehydrate with cold beers. All the while, live DJs and musicians regale eardrums with pulse-pounding tunes, and photo booths help preserve memories and spot-on Marty Feldman impersonations.

1032 106th Avenue Northeast
Bellevue,
WA
US

After discovering her love for outdoor sprints, certified personal trainer and RRCA running coach Beth Baker founded Running Evolution as a social outlet for aspiring runners. Beth has coached more than 400 nonrunners into trotting through 5Ks and marathons, and?with the help of skilled instructors?helms several group classes within what Examiner.com proclaims, a "positive and supportive environment." Running Evolution also hosts weight-loss boot camps, Free Friday runs throughout West Seattle, and full-on marathon-training courses, pushing clients from all ends of the fitness spectrum toward achieving their goal of having Gatorade celebratorily dumped all over them.

7000 Woodlawn Ave. NE
Seattle,
WA
US