​​​​Raise the bar 5k, July 23, 2023, 9am, Seattle

"The Latina/o Bar Association of Washington (LBAW) is a 501(c)(3) organization founded to support Latinx legal professionals and the Latinx community in Washington State. We provide a number of services, scholarships, and programs across the state, all with the mission of uplifting our Latinx community. This is our first 5K and we hope to raise funds to support our work. We provide free monthly legal clinics at El Centro de la Raza in Seattle and hold clinics in various locations across the state. We provide scholarships to law students, undergraduate students preparing to take the law school admissions test (LSAT), and high school students interested in the law. We provide legal training, professional development, mentorship, and various other programmatic initiatives throughout the state, including judicial evaluations for lawyers seeking to become judges. We look forward to seeing you out there and thank you for helping us continue to serve our community."

Schedule of events:

8-9am packet pickup

9am 5k run/walk


​$35 before May 31, 2023
​$40 June 1, 2023 until race day

Raise the Bar 5k FAQs.

Questions about registration.
Q.  Do I need to sign a waiver?
A.  Yes, please sign the waiver HERE.   

Q.  What time do I pick up my packet?
A.  8-845am.

Q.  When is the race?
A.  July 23, 2023

Q.  Where do I pick up my packet?
A.  Golden Gardens Park (8498 Seaview Pl NW, Seattle, WA 98117)

Q.  Can I pick up the packets for my friends?
A.  Yes, you can pick up the bib but participants must be present to redeem drink tickets (when applicable), medal, and other swag.

Q.  What is included in the registration?
A.  Registration includes run/walk, finisher's medal, race photos, and extra swag!  

Q.  When does online registration close?
A.  Online registration will close on 7/20/23. 

Q.  Does my registration come with a shirt?
A.  It is NOT included in your registration.  Use this LINK to purchase.

Q.  Is there DAY OF Registration?
​A.  We welcome new participants! See specific race date for details on registration times on race day.  Cash or credit cards are all accepted. Please note, that there is a $10 race day fee. 

Q.  What's a virtual 5k? 
A.  A virtual race is a race that can be run (or walked) from any location you choose. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym, or on the track (or even at another race). You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself. We will mail you your medal when we receive them.  Do not show up to the event, medals will be mailed after the event date.

​Q.  Can I transfer to a virtual race since I can no longer make it on the day of the race or vice versa?
A.  Sorry, no transfers.  

Q.  Can I get a refund or transfer to another race or runner?
A.  Sorry, no refunds or transfers.

​​Q.  I couldn't make it to the event, can I get my medal and bib mailed to me?
A.  No, you must attend the event to receive a medal/bib. ​  

​Q.  You canceled, can I get a refund?
A.  In an effort to promote the health of our participants, we will not issue refunds in cases of severe weather (heat or cold), smoke, or pandemic, etc. If we are forced to cancel the event due to unsafe running conditions our goal is to reschedule the date of the race. If this is not possible we intend to host a virtual event and mail participants their race packets. As per our waiver, "I understand that this event does not provide refunds in the event of cancellation, and by signing this waiver, I consent that I am not entitled to a refund if the event is canceled before or during the event."

Course Questions.
Q.  Where is the race?
A.  Burke-Gilman Trail.  Here is the course link:

Q.  What is the race distance?
A.  5k (3.1 miles)

Q.  Are strollers/dogs allowed?  
A.  Yes, but please note that the path narrows on parts of the course.  Please line up in the back upon starting the race.  No charge for babies in strollers (but they won't get a medal unless you purchase a paid entry).

Q.  Is the course hilly?
A.  Trail is fairly flat, rain or shine! The trail is open to the public- please abide by park rules.

Q.  Is this event timed?
A.  It is manually timed.  Our goal is to have more opportunities to race (against yourself), improve, and have fun!

Q.  Where will results be posted?
A.  Results will be posted on the Facebook event page as well as in an email.  Please do not request results within a week - be patient!

Q.  What does "cupless" mean?
A.  It means we are limiting the water stations at most of our races.  Please bring your own water in a hydration vest, hand-held, etc.

Q. Can I wear headphones?
​A. We would prefer that you do not wear headphones for safety reasons.​

​Miscellaneous questions.
Q.  Are you accepting shoe donations?
A.  Yes!  We accept gently-used shoe donations.  We ship to GotSneakers.  Any proceeds go directly to the Everett Animal Shelter.

Q.  Where can I park?
A.  Please arrive early to find street parking and/or park at Golden Gardens Park.

Q.  Is there a bag check?
A.  No.

Q.  Who are the vendors or sponsors for the races?
A.  Vendors and sponsors change per race.  We cannot guarantee any vendor or sponsor per race.  

Q. Can I volunteer?
A.  Yes, please email us at All volunteers get a free entry into a future race!​  See available volunteer opportunities here: 

Q.  How do I sign up for another event?
A.  Check out our events here (on our website) or go to our Facebook Events page & search for an event!

Presented by: Run 2 Be Fit dba PNW Ladies Running Group
Our race company philosophy has always been to offer quality races for new and novices runners & walkers by keeping the races small and affordable. ​