Key Bank, City of Tacoma partner for Bank to Bay race

KeyBank and the City of Tacoma will host the eighth annual Bank to Bay 10K Run, 5K Run/Walk and 1K Kids’ Run Sun., Sept. 9, in downtown Tacoma. Registration opens at 8 a.m., the 1K Kids’ Run begins at 9 a.m., followed by the 10K Run at 9:20 a.m. and the 5K Run/Walk at 9:35 a.m.

The USA Track and Field-certified course, which is closed to traffic, begins in the Museum District between South 15th and 17th streets on Pacific Avenue and runs behind Old City Hall and along Schuster Parkway to Ruston Way.

“We are glad to be able to continue our partnership with KeyBank as a sponsor for this fun, family event,” said Tacoma City Manager Eric Anderson. “Having the course downtown is a great way for us to showcase the economic vitality of this area — meanwhile, we are contributing to a good cause.”

For the eighth consecutive year, Bank to Bay will provide $10,000 to the Tacoma Public Schools Help-A-Student Fund, which furnishes necessities such as school supplies, clothing and shoes to students.

“The Help-A-Student Fund benefits our public school children by meeting their basic needs so they can concentrate on learning,” said Tom Spilman, president of KeyBank’s South Puget Sound District. “Bank to Bay is a wonderful way for KeyBank to support our local community by bringing together families and friends to help promote this very worthy cause.”

Everyone is invited to take part in Bank to Bay — runners, walkers, wheelchair athletes, kids and families. Registration is $25 for those who sign up before close of business on Saturday, Sept. 8, and $30 on the day of race. Once registered, you will receive a bib number, timing chip and New Balance technical running shirt. Kids 10 and younger may participate for free in the 1K Run, and the first 200 kids to register receive a free T-shirt.

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