Refuse To Abuse 5K® 2022

Where do I pick up my packet? Participants will pick up their packets on the plaza next to the Mariners Parking Garage. Please note: there will be NO packet pick up for virtual participants this year. All virtual participants will receive their race bags in the mail. 


Where do I park? Your registration includes free parking during the event at the Mariners Parking 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. 


What about children? Only registered runners/walkers will be permitted on the course. Children who can complete a 5K on their own are more than welcome to register! We have a special youth rate for children 12 & under. 


Can I bring a stroller? Yes, strollers are permitted on the course. You are also welcome to wear your baby in a carrier or pack. 


Are pets allowed? No, pets are not allowed at this event.


Can friends and family come to cheer me on? Yes, spectators will be allowed this year! Your supporters will enter the ballpark through Centerfield Gate where they will go through security before being directed to the spectator seating area!


When does registration close? Registration closes on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 at 11:59 pm US/Pacific or when we sell out. 


Once online registration closes, can I still register? No. There will be no race day registration this year. 


Is there a gear/clothing check? Yes, there will be a gear/clothing check on the plaza next to the Mariners Parking Garage. 


Is there team registration? Yes. When you register you will be given the option to create a team, join an existing team, or register on your own. 


Do I have to fundraise? No, you are not required to fundraise to participate in this event, but we hope you will! Money raised will directly support the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence. At a time when so many survivors of abuse are experiencing isolation, we hope that this event and fundraiser will provide some much needed connection and communicate to everyone experiencing abuse that you are not alone. Check out our Fundraising page to learn more! 


How do I turn in my donations? You can either raise money online, turn in your donations at packet pick up on race day, or mail to us at: WSCADV, 1511 3rd Ave, Suite 433, Seattle, WA 98101. Thank you for your support!


If I can't make it, will you refund my registration fee? No, registration for this event is non-refundable and non-transferable. If you cannot make it on race day, we will consider your registration a donation to the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence. And please note: this year, we will not be mailing race bags to in-person participants that do not show up on race day. We will only be mailing race bags to folks that register as virtual participants.


What does it mean to participate virtually? On race day, you walk, jog, or run a 5K (3.1 miles) on your own, wherever it is safe to do so. You can be in your neighborhood, on a treadmill, or go on an adventure. The USATF website is great for mapping out a run. Just enter the zip code of where you want to start and go from there! We'll be interacting with you across social media channels throughout race day to make the experience fun and interactive.


Do virtual participants get the usual race swag? Yes! This event is known for having unique finishers' medals and great shirts and this year is no different! All registered participants, both in-person and virtual, will get race day swag. We will automatically mail virtual participant's race swag the week of July 11. 


Didn't answer your question? Please email us at 5k@wscadv.org.