Run Bank to Bay Sept. 12

KeyBank and the City of Tacoma will host the 11th annual Bank to Bay 10K Run, 5K Run/Walk and 1K Kids’ Run on Sun., Sept. 12, 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.

Runners, walkers, wheelchair athletes, kids and families are all encouraged to participate in Bank to Bay. Registration is $30 for those who sign up before close of business on Sat., Sept. 11, and $35 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.

Communities In Schools of Tacoma (CIS) was selected as the 2009 and 2010 charity partner with $15,000 donated in 2009 and a minimum of $10,000 committed for this year. “CIS champions community resources to help young people learn, stay in school and prepare for life,” said Steve Maxwell, president of KeyBank. “Bank to Bay is a wonderful way to support our local community by bringing together families and friends to help promote this very worthy cause.”

For more information about Bank to Bay or to register, visit .