Hop, waddle, crawl, roll, or walk, just don’t run — the NEPO 5K Don’t Run returns to the Hill again on Saturday, September 8 at 2:30 p.m. The Don’t Run is a free 3-mile art walk through the city, with site-specific performances, art installations, and more to be seen as you go along. The 70 artists and their projects are listed here.
This year’s event is in the reverse direction from last year’s; instead of ending up on Beacon Hill, the Don’t Run will begin here on Beacon Hill at NEPO House (1723 S. Lander St.), and finish by Kobe Terrace Park in the International District, where, if you like, you can hop the Link train or the 36 bus to return back to where you started. The route will go along 18th Avenue South to the I-90 Trail, over the Jose Rizal Bridge, then to South King Street, and on to Maynard Avenue South. See the map and event schedule here. The finish line will feature performances from 5-10 p.m. including the Bavarian Village Band, Daipan Butoh and Roz Band, Airport, and DJ Never Leaves. All ages are welcome to participate, and though the event is free, a $5 donation is suggested.
The NEPO 5k Don’t Run website is here. And here’s a video about last year’s event: