Legs were meant to run, just as arms were meant to slide into narrow jars to reach the last remaining cookie crumb or unmarked bank note. Let limbs achieve their destiny with today's Groupon: for $15, you get one adult registration for the Shore Run/Walk 5K or 10K race on June 12 (a $30 value). Online registration must be completed by June 8, and race packets can be picked up the day before the race at the Starbucks near Madison Park (located at 4000 E Madison Avenue) or on the day of the race at Leschi or Ferdinand Parks.
Now in its 34th year, the Shore Run/Walk lets legs sprint or saunter to raise funds for immunotherapy research at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Opt for a 5K race starting in Leschi Park or a 10K jaunt beginning in Ferdinand Park. During each event, runners move their bodies' natural stilts through a scenic course and soak up views of Lake Washington. Though not included in this Groupon, there's also a half-mile kids' run ($10 for registration) that allows little ones to exercise muscles for a length of time directly proportionate to their attention spans and shoe size. All races begin in the morning and conclude in Madison Park with snacks, music, prizes, and high-fiving of weary feet.