Sunday, September 14, 2014

8-week Couch-to-5k Training Plan

Here's the full training plan for those of you that are joining our 8-week slow start training runs! Week 2 starts tomorrow, Monday 9/15, 6:30pm in the South parking lot of Lincoln Park. We'll be doing half a mile. You can totally do that!!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Train for a 5k with the Monster Dash planning team!

The Monster Dash planning team is offering FREE couch-to-5k style training runs for those of you that want to support our preschools, but aren't quite ready to run the full 3.1 miles. Choose from an 8-week plan (starts 9/8), a 6-week plan (starts 9/22) or a 4-week plan (starts 10/6). Group runs on Monday nights, 6:30pm in Lincoln Park - meet in the south (zip-line) parking lot. 

Look for the gaggle of runners in Monster Dash t-shirts, and check back here for detailed training plans!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Year 3, here we come!!

Hello, Monster Dash friends!

The 2014 planning team is ready and raring to go! Permits are in place, registration is up and running, and our sponsorship team is launching out all over West Seattle (and our surrounding communities) to find awesome sponsors and prizes for our dedicated runners.

Be sure to find us on facebook or check back here to keep up on our news and updates. And add Saturday, October 25th to your calendar!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

The Monster is Resting...

What an amazing year!

Trish and I would like to send a big THANK YOU to all of our volunteers and planning team members - your effort really shone through! Also, my deepest heartfelt thanks to all of our Co-Op Teachers and Parent Educators. You make an incredible impact on the lives of so many people, both big and small. It's an honor and a privilege to have so many of you come out and support our race.

The Monster Dash planning team is going on hiatus until this Spring, when we'll be soliciting new members to work on 2014's race. If you need to get in touch with us prior to that, post a comment to this (or any) post, and it will send a notification to our race director, Milyssa. She'll get back to you, hopefully sooner rather than later.

Have an awesome year!

Milyssa and Trish
Race Co-Directors
West Seattle Monster Dash

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Congratulations, winners!

Thanks to everyone that came out to the 2nd Annual West Seattle Monster Dash! It was a beautiful day, and lots of fun was had by all.

In addition to the prizes announced at the race, we have a few more to award:
  • YOUNGEST 5K FINISHER, MALE: Christian Kincade, 7 years old
    A $5 gift card to Menchies Admiral
  • FASTEST CO-OP TEACHER/INSTRUCTOR: Wendy Eckert, for the 2nd year in a row!
    Bragging rights, and a plaque to hang on her school's wall
    Bragging rights, a plaque to hang on their school wall, and one entry to next year's Monster Dash donated to their annual auction

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Packet Pickup

Race day is right around the corner! Stay tuned here for more details, but be sure to put Packet Pickup on your calendar.

Once again, the awesome folks at West Seattle Runner will be hosting us. Join us in their store from 4:00pm - 8:00pm on Friday, October 25th. You can grab your shirt and your bib, and any last minute gear that you might need for the race.

And - if you haven't yet registered, we'll be accepting late registrations that night ($35 per 5k runner). You can also sign waivers and purchase t-shirts for the Little Monsters' Dashes (free for kids to run, shirts available for purchase) - it will make Saturday morning a breeze for you!

Hope to see you Friday night!

West Seattle Runner
3727 California Ave
Suite 2-A
Seattle, WA 98116

Saturday, October 12, 2013


A last minute prize or two have trickled in, so in addition to the AMAZING prizes we'll be handing out for speed and creativity, we'll *also* be holding a raffle! 

All 5k runners receive one free entry to the raffle. When you pick up your bib, be sure to put your pull-tab in the raffle container. You must be present to win!

Details on additional raffle tickets - availability, cost, etc. are still being hammered out. Stay tuned!!