Refuse To Abuse 5K® 2021

Date: Saturday, July 17, 2021

Time: 8:30am-11:30am staggered start

Event Description: Due to COVID-19, the Refuse To Abuse® 5K will be a 5K fun run/walk with both virtual and in-person components. Up to 600 people will participate in person at T-Mobile Park in waves of 10 people every 3 minutes. We have SOLD OUT the in-person spots. The remainder of our 1,500 capacity crowd will participate virtually, wherever they feel safe and comfortable to do so. We'll be interacting with both in-person and virtual participants on social media so that we can all stay socially connected throughout the day. Join us on our Facebook Event Page to stay informed. Funds raised benefit the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence and their statewide violence prevention and education work.

Virtual participants: print one of our race day bibs to wear on July 17 to spread a positive message!


  • 8:00am - "Doors open" on the plaza next to the Mariners Parking Garage and packet pick-up begins. Please arrive no more than 30 minutes before your designated start time. 
  • 8:30am - First wave of in-person participants start!
  • 9:00am - Live Facebook event launches! Tune in at
  • 9:00am-11:00am - Virtual participants can pick up their race day swag at T-Mobile Park. We'll have a safe, socially distant method for handing it out on the plaza next to the Mariners Parking Garage. If you don't come to race day pick up, we will automatically mail your race swag to you the week of July 19. 
  • 11:30am - Last wave of in-person participants start 
  • 12:00pm fundraising contest winners announced


In person: T-Mobile Park, 1250 First Ave South, Seattle, WA 98134. Get directions here. 

Virtual: Wherever you can safely run, jog, or walk. 

Registration Fees

  • $45 registration 
  • $25 youth rate (12 & under) 
  • There will be no race day registration this year

All registrations are final and non-refundable.

Your registration includes

  • Finisher’s medal
  • Event shirt 
  • Mobile phone "pop socket" & tips for supporting healthy, respectful relationships
  • Shipping costs of mailing your race day swag if you opt not to come to in-person pick up


In person: No pets allowed at this event. Due to COVID restrictions, we cannot welcome spectators this year. Only registered participants with a mask will be able to participate. All participants must go through a security screening prior to entering the course. Participants will be allowed to take 1 factory-sealed water bottle through security, if desired. We will have water bottles available to all finishers at the end of the race, and there are several water fountains along the course. 

Virtual: None! Pets are welcome to join you on your virtual 5K run or walk! 


Your registration includes free parking at the Mariners Garage, located just south of the ballpark on Edgar Martinez Drive. Print your registration confirmation and bring it with you on race day to present to the parking attendant. Additional paid parking is available at the Century Link Event Center Garage, located just north of the ballpark on Royal Brougham Way. 


In person: This event will be timed with electronic tag timing using MYLAPS Sports technology. Your chip is on your race bib and must be worn during the event or your results will not be recorded.

Virtual: Timing is up to you! Want to time yourself? Go for it! Want to make it a leisurely stroll? Toss the watch and enjoy the morning! 

Awards: All participants receive a finisher's medal and shirt. Prizes will be given to the top 3 individual fundraisers and the captain of the largest team. Register and start raising money today!