Celebrate 10 years of the BBY5K with us!


Spring is in full swing and that means one of our favorite family friendly events is coming up! The Big Backyard 5K presented by Kaiser Permanente is happening on Sunday, June 2 at King County’s Marymoor Park. And this year is a very special year as we are celebrating our 10th annual event, which has…

Start walking for health and well-being


by Maureen Hoffmann, WABI Burien President Small steps. That’s all it takes to start a walking program toward greater health and a sense of well-being. For just the cost of comfortable walking shoes and a little time, you can go for a walk, get the kinks out, clear the cobwebs, change your outlook and have…

What is a Regional Trail anyway?


When you hear the word “trail” what comes to mind? Is it a winding dirt path under towering cedars, or a wide, paved path alongside a meandering river? Chances are the former comes to mind, but Regional Trails, the wide paved paths, are all over King County. Covering over 300 miles in our county, regional…

Still time to register! BBY5K is coming up on June 3


It’s that time of year again to lace up your sneakers for your favorite 5K! Our 9th annual Big Backyard 5K presented by Kaiser Permanente is right around the corner on Sunday, June 3 and there is still time to register. Individuals, kids, groups, and teams can sign-up online through June 1 and in-person on…

Walking for Earth Month


So normally, my preferred mode of movement is on two wheels, but being that it’s Earth Month and walking apparently doesn’t emit any carbon pollution, I decided to try out this whole walking thing. Not really to get anywhere, but you know, for my health. Turns out — it’s not so bad. At first I…

Ready, set, go BBY5K!


Our 8th annual family-friendly 5K run/walk is happening on Sunday, June 11 at Marymoor Park. Register today for the Big Backyard 5K presented by Kaiser Permanente and take advantage of our early bird registration. And now through March 31, for just $5 extra, you can receive the popular BBY5K zip-up hoodie thanks to our friends…