Please help us out by registering early if you plan to run or walk!
Frog populations are rapidly disappearing in Washington state and worldwide. Please join us in Seattle, WA on the 5th Annual Save The Frogs Day (April 27, 2013). The goal of the Save The Frogs Day 5K Fun Run & Walk is to promote awareness and raise funds for endangered amphibians. All proceeds from this event go to SAVE THE FROGS' worldwide amphibian conservation efforts.
Enjoy your Saturday morning with other frog lovers at beautiful Seward Park with a view of Lake Washington. All ages are welcome. The flat and paved course makes it convenient for strollers and even your four-legged friends. Please join us whether you are running, walking, or just enjoying the festivities! On top of the race itself, we will have educational booths, and presentations by some of Washington's most respected amphibian biologists.
Please register online by April 1st, 2013 to get the best price, and to help us with our planning and pre-race fundraising.
All proceeds from this event go to SAVE THE FROGS' worldwide amphibian conservation efforts!
Online Registration (through April 25):
$25 for individuals (includes one Save The Frogs 5K T-shirt*)
$65 for family (includes two Save The Frogs 5K T-shirts*)
Day of Race Registration:
$35 for individuals; $75 for family
*T-shirts can be picked up at the event registration table. Registering April 1 or after does not guarantee you a Save The Frogs 5K shirt, though if t-shirts remain, we will try to get you a free one! So please register before April 1 so we can guarantee you a t-shirt!
All registrations are final.
View the Save The Frogs Day 5K Terms & Conditions here.
The Save The Frogs Day 5K will take place at Seattle's beautiful Seward Park, 5900 Lake Washington Blvd S, Seattle, WA 98118. We encourage you to walk, bike, bus, or carpool to Seward Park. From downtown, there is a bus that will bring you right to the entrance of Seward Park; here is the Metro Transit Trip Planner. Here are driving directions. There is parking inside the park entrance and street parking in the surrounding neighborhood. Here is the course map:
8:15 am -- Registration and Packet Pick-up begins
10:00 am -- Race Starts
11:00 am-12:30 pm -- Educational booths and activities
Whether you're racing, attending, or just want to help the frogs from afar, you can make an even bigger impact by collecting donations from your family, friends and peers. Please go create your own fundraising webpage. Just create an account and our partner StayClassy makes it simple for you to raise donations and track your total raised. You can learn more about fundraising for SAVE THE FROGS! here. Please also print the pledge form below and start collecting donations! You can left-click it to download the 8.5x11" PDF. Good luck and thank you for helping SAVE THE FROGS!
If you plan to attend the Seattle 5K, but do not plan to race (and therefore not register), please fill out this brief RSVP form so we can keep you posted on event updates, and most importantly to help us predict attendance.
You'll get a FREE WRISTBAND if you RSVP! You can pick it up at the registration table on Save The Frogs Day.
Please click the image below and download the PDF, then post it in your school, at your office, or around town on community bulletin boards. Thanks!
And feel free to use any images on our Spread The Word page as well.
SAVE THE FROGS! relies on the support of volunteers to make events like this possible. We need volunteers helping at the event, as well as people promoting and organizing the 5K in the months leading up to it. All volunteer positions are unpaid. If interested, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
-- Help us post flyers around town:
SAVE THE FROGS! seeks a Seattle based volunteer to help promote the Seattle 5K. Duties include dropping off fliers and event cards at local businesses and posting fliers on light posts and community bulletin boards in downtown Seattle and around the event location.
-- School Promoter:
SAVE THE FROGS! seeks a volunteer to help promote the Seattle 5K to Seattle-based middle and high school track and cross country teams. Duties include web browsing, data entry and contacting the teams via phone or email. This is a unpaid position requiring two hours a week up to the event date.
SAVE THE FROGS! seeks a volunteer to help promote the Seattle 5K to Seattle-based radio stations. Duties include web browsing to find stations, data entry of their contact info, and contacting the radio stations via phone or email. This is a unpaid position requiring two hours a week up to the event date.
-- Advertising Promoter:
SAVE THE FROGS! is seeking a volunteer to place ads on online event calendars. This is an unpaid position requiring three hours a week up to the event date.
SAVE THE FROGS! seeks an experienced Seattle based photographer to take photos of the event and race participants from 8:30am-12:30pm on race day. Volunteer must provide their own camera. Photographer's name would be in credits and publicized on the www.savethefrogs.com website.
SAVE THE FROGS! seeks an experienced Seattle based videographer to take video clips of the event from 8:30am-12:30pm on race day. Volunteer must use their own video camera. Videographer's name would be in credits and publicized on the www.savethefrogs.com website.
-- Petition Drive Assistants:
SAVE THE FROGS! seeks a Seattle based volunteer to collect petition signatures from 9am-12pm on race day. Volunteer should enjoy talking to people and feel comfortable discussing issues related to the campaign. All supplies will be included.
-- STF Merchandise Table Assistant:
SAVE THE FROGS! seeks a Seattle based volunteer to assistant at the STF merchandise table from 7:00am-12:30pm on race day. Duties include; signing up new members and selling STF t-shirts, stickers and other merchandise. Volunteer should enjoy talking to people, provide excellent communication skills and feel comfortable with sales. All supplies will be included.
-- Timing Assistant:
SAVE THE FROGS! seeks a Seattle based volunteer to help with timing results at the finish line. Duties include recording times, collecting bib tags and posting results.
-- Course Safety Assistant:
SAVE THE FROGS! seeks a Seattle based volunteer to facilitate the race course. Duties include directing participants to follow course route, cheer on participants and report any issues that take place on the course.
-- Frog Mascot
Want to walk around in a frog costume? Let us know!
Great Basin Spadefoot (Scaphiopus intermontanus)
Save The Frogs Day is not only the world's largest day of amphibian education, it is our best opportunity to get major publicity for Washington's disappearing frogs and to raise funds for amphibian conservation. Please make a tax-deductible donation and help us reach our fundraising goal of $13,000! Even $10 helps! Anyone who donates $100 or more will be acknowledged on this webpage (unless you prefer to remain anonymous!). Your secure donation will be handled by StayClassy.org. If you have questions about donations, please email email@example.com
If you or your company would like to donate cool items we can use a s prizes for the winners or for a Save The Frogs Day raffle, please fill out this form. Thanks!
By sponsoring the Seattle Save The Frogs Day 5K Fun Run and Walk, your company plays a crucial role in the success of our mission and the future of amphibious and human life on this planet. If your company would like to help us finance or promote this Save The Frogs Day event, we will be sure to help you get the positive publicity you deserve. Download our Save The Frogs 5K Sponsorship Packet here. Please contact Breanna at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about sponsorships. You can also learn about other ways your business can help.
Thanks to our sponsors:
Learn how YOUR company can sponsor the Seattle Save The Frogs Day 5K! Download our Save The Frogs Day 5K Sponsorship Opportunities PDF here.
Bike Works will be at the 5K and we encourage you to donate your old bike to them! Bike Works teaches youth to be leaders and to build positive relationships through a variety of bicycle repair and safe riding programs. Last year over 460 youth participated in their programs! They also offer repair and riding classes for adults and have a full service Community Bike Shop in Columbia City. So if you have bikes your kids have outgrown or a bike you are no longer riding, please give them a second life through donating them to Bike Works at this year's Save The Frogs Day 5K!
The National Wildlife Federation is America's largest conservation organization. We work with more than 4 million members, partners and supporters in communities across the country to protect and restore wildlife habitat, confront global warming and connect people with nature.
The Save The Frogs Day 5K will be both fun and educational. If your group would like to come out and host an informational table to educate the attendees about the great environmental work you are doing, please let us know. Tables do not need to be frog-oriented, but they do need to be environmental. You will need to provide your own table. Please contact Breanna at email@example.com to learn more about hosting a table.
The 2012 Starting Line:
This is the view from the Seward Park course:
"Thank you for all your hard work on behalf of Save The Frogs. I really enjoyed the event at Seward Park on Saturday, and am looking forward to next April. In the meantime, I'm hoping to devote more of my spare time to the frogs. Thank you again, and take care."
-- Lori Anthony
Questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.