Kimberly Robinson
Firefighters from the Port of Seattle led off the Beat the Burn 5K run/walk on Sunday Sept. 30 by racing against other departments before other racers and more events began at Jack Block Park. The event is a benefit for Camp Eyabsut that provides a free camp experience for burn injured youth. CLICK THE PHOTO ABOVE TO SEE MORE.

SLIDESHOW: Beat the Burn 5K run/walk benefited Camp Eyabsut

While there was reasonably light turnout for the event, the Beat the Burn 5K sponsored by The Port of Seattle Fire Department/Local 1257 Firefighters and the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters Burn Foundation got off to a great start on Sept. 30 at Jack Block Park on Harbor Ave.

The event contained a number of components. First was the Firefighter's challenge race pitting teams from SeaTac, Seattle and Port of Seattle with the SeaTac firefighters winning the event.

That was followed by the actual 5K run/walk, started not with a pistol but with the sounding of a siren that ran from the park out to and back from Duwamish Head.

Then a kids race was held.

Following all the running, live music by SLACKER, a local band favorite, health and safety displays, Lumpia World and Sweet Wheels food trucks, entertainment, beer garden, a kid’s area all got going.

Alki Kayak Tours held standup paddle board and kayak demonstrations and the Bubbleman and the Northwest Disaster Search Dogs all provided entertainment and information.

The $30 entry fee and other donations go to support Camp Eyabsut, a summer camp that benefits burn-injured youth ages 7 to 17. For 25 years, staffed entirely by volunteers and supported by donations, Camp Eyabsut has provided a free camp experience to hundreds of burn-injured children from throughout the Pacific Northwest,

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