2019 Juneteenth Walk-A-Thon


Saturday June 22, 2019

10 am - 2pm at Seward Park, Seattle

Our annual Juneteenth walkathon is this weekend. Please come join us this Saturday June 22nd at Seward Park in Seattle. From 10 am -2 pm. Remember to bring your sponsorship forms and be prepared to have fun walking, enjoying good food, desserts, soft drinks,  and fellowship with us. But don't leave before receiving your thank you gift for your participation. Hope to see you there to celebrate Juneteenth together.

Our walk-a-thon is a fun and fit activity for adults and children. Participants set realistic lap goals based on age and development. The goal is to help the fundraising committee raise $10,000 for our chapter’s 3 key initiatives: Labor, Community and Youth. We hope that families will join together to participate in the walk-a-thon to the best of their ability. If each family or participant raises $200.00, we will achieve our goal. We’re hoping to make this walk-a-thon the best ever, so the more contributions raised, the more successful we’ll be at achieving our goal. Thank you very much for your participation!


  1. Participants may start collecting pledges as soon as they receive the pledge sheets. Reminder: Pledge sheets need to be turned in on walk-a-thon day with all funds,

  2. Pledges may be made by anyone. Please ask everyone who pledges if their company has a matching gift fund policy

  3. Each sponsor making a pledge should write their own name, pledge per lap, and maximum pledge.  Participants should collect the pledge in advance but must keep pledges until all are collected.  Receipts are available for participants to fill out and give to pledges.

  4. Each lap is approximately 2 miles. Each participant will be issued a “lap tag,” which will be punched each time the participant reaches the starting point, thereby keeping track of the number of laps completed.

  5. Upon completion of the walk-a-thon, participants will hand in their lap tags. A volunteer will record each participant’s lap total on their pledge sheet and return it. Participants will be responsible for collecting outstanding pledges. Please return pledge sheets with the money to APRI Seattle, 2800 1st Avenue Seattle, WA 98121 by June 19, 2019.

  6. No running or jogging will be allowed. Participants are encouraged to wear hats and sunscreen if it’s sunny or bring rain gear if it’s rainy.

We look forward to all our participants having a great time! For questions or concerns, or to volunteer, call Vanessa Prawl at 206 770-7697