Seattle's 27th annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk
was an amazing hit. The run/walk benefitting the Arthritis Foundation saw another fantastic turnout as they do every year. The event kicked off before the sun came out as vendors opened their booths to welcome the early birds in Westlake Center Plaza at 7 a.m. The mood was as light as the holiday music provided by Warm 106.9 FM
, all were in wonderful festive spirits.
Runners and walkers gather at the starting line in Westlake Center.
The WALLY van was not about to miss out on the fun and we Brand Ambassadors were there amongst the masses to enjoy the beautiful day. Like the Jingle Bell Run we attended a few weeks ago in Spokane, the costumes play a large role in this event. However, unlike Spokane, the Seattle costumes had less of a focus on warmth and more of a focus on creativity and glitz. We also noticed a trend towards group costumes where entire teams would dress according to a theme and go big! In attendance was a pack of snow princesses, a team of reindeer, a group of snow angels and the costume contest winners: a Christmas tree with his friends dressed as ornaments!
A group of snow princesses are decked out--and ready to run!
The waves of contestants completed their race and meandered through the booths at Westlake Center Plaza. There were many activities to participate in throughout the area and the WALLY van was right in the heart of things.
Can you spot WALLY in the photo above?
This year's Jingle Bell Run/Walk was a great time and we can't wait for next year!