Brian Callanan

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Events

Elite Wave: Loop the Lupe Obstacle Course 5K

$33 11:00AM PDT Price increases after March 17, 2023 at 11:59pm PDT

Family Wave: Loop The Lupe Obstacle Course 5K

$28 11:30AM PDT Price increases after March 17, 2023 at 11:59pm PDT

Loop the 'Lupe 5K Fun Run

$28 11:45AM PDT Price increases after March 17, 2023 at 11:59pm PDT

Senior Saunter

$20 12:00PM PDT Price increases after June 1, 2023 at 11:59pm PDT

Youth Dash

$20 1:00PM PDT Registration closes on June 1, 2023 at 11:59pm PDT and re-opens on June 2, 2023 at 12:00am PDT

Hey folks! Thanks for your patience in receiving results from the 2022 Loop the 'Lupe.

Click here to see your finish times for the Obstacle Course and Fun Run/Walk.

We're still working on refining these times, so please continue to check back in while we sort out more of these numbers. We'll work on mailing prizes to our top finishers by June 10th. Thanks again for participating, and if you'd like to help us finish off our fundraising goal for 2022, click here. Can't wait to see you next year (June 3, 2023) for Loop the 'Lupe!

Description

We're BACK with Loop The ‘Lupe, Seattle's best 5K obstacle course fun run! This event will take place at Walt Hundley Playfield in West Seattle on Saturday, June 3rd. Here's what's in store for 2023:

  • NEW!!! ELITE WAVE: We've heard from racers that they're looking for an extra challenge, and we've got it for you! We're starting the Loop the 'Lupe this year with an "Elite Wave" for racers 16 years old and up to increase the level of competition. We're also ADDING TWO OBSTACLES just for this wave, creating a total of nine obstacles per lap! 
  • NEW!!! FAMILY WAVE: So, you're ready for the ninja challenges (wall-climbing, mud-crawling, all your favorites), but not ready to run with the elites? The 7-obstacle Family Wave is all you! NEW OBSTACLE: We've replaced our balance beams with a NEW balancing obstacle and we're ready to go!
  • YOUR FAVORITES ARE BACK: We'll have the 5K run/walk, the Senior Saunter walk (100% flat, no obstacles), and the Youth Dash (a 1K loop with 7 obstacles & adult supervision). 
  • YOU CAN SUPPORT A GOOD CAUSE: This event is one of the major fundraisers for Our Lady of Guadalupe Church each year. As you may have seen in recent news coverage, the need for churches like OLG are great, and your registration and donations support important social outreach work--meals for shut-ins, homeless services, and help with migrant communities, too. So, join us for the Loop, and have some fun while raising much-needed funds for those in need!
  • VIRTUAL RACING: Not feeling up to a trip to the park? No problem! Register to get a race t-shirt, contact us at loopthelupe@gmail.com, and record a video of yourself on your own crazy home obstacle course, then post it to our on our Facebook page! Prizes for the top entrants!
  • ALL PARTICIPANTS: The Loop's live music, food, and beer garden are back, too, this summer, with a new layout for post-race relaxation at the park! Heads up: AFTER MAY 12, T-SHIRT SIZES MAY BE LIMITED, SO GET A TEAM TOGETHER AND SIGN UP SOON!
The Course!

The "Loop" is a 1K course looping Walt Hundley Playfield. On each lap (or "loop"), you'll face 7 different obstacles (NEW: 9 for our Elite Wave) including tires, walls, mud pits and more. All participants will complete the loop 5 times to complete their 5K race! We're still updating the course map, so check back for more details soon!

Show Me the Shirt!

Each participant gets one of our slick, ready-to-race tech shirts, this year in men's and women's sizes! REGISTER to get yours today--and thanks for some great design work from Susie Perry Designs! Remember, T-SHIRT SIZES MAY BE LIMITED FOR REGISTRANTS AFTER MAY 12, SO SIGN UP RIGHT AWAY!

 

And the Medal Goes to... YOU!

Check out our Loop the 'Lupe finisher medal, designed by Stride Awards, featuring a "mud"-spattered ribbon and a ROTATING foot logo, courtesy Susie Perry Designs! This award is for all finishers in all events (Obstacle Course, Fun Run, Senior Saunter and Youth Dash), and an updated 2023 design is coming soon!

Prizes? Did Somebody Say PRIZES?

We have plenty of prizes for our winners! Prize decisions will be made by Loop the 'Lupe, and all decisions are final. Winners for in-person races will pick up prizes after results are tabulated on June 3rd at Walt Hundley Playfield. Virtual prize winners will be contacted via email. Here's what you're in the running for:

OBSTACLE COURSE/5K: We're gathering awards from terrific sponsors like West Seattle Runner, Whole Foods, Ounces Taproom, City Sweats, and more! Check back here for an update on this year's prize haul!

YOUTH DASH: We're working on some great prize packages for 2023, including gift certificates to Menchie's Frozen Yogurt, free classes at the Little Gym of West Seattle, a parents' night out from MyGym Bellevue & Kent, and more! What a bunch of great prizes for our mini-ninja warriors (and moms and dads)! 

SENIOR SAUNTER: One of our top winners a glass float prize from Avalon Glassworks (similar to what you see below). And we're working on more prizes for our sauntering seniors, too, so check back in for details!

 

 

Can I Participate Virtually?

We're hoping everyone can join us IN PERSON this June. But if you'd rather participate virtually, create your own home obstacle course! To go virtual, simply register on the site, then email your request to be considered a virtual participant to loopthelupe@gmail.com. We'll contact you to get your your t-shirt. Then, post your video or photos on our Facebook page by June 3rd to win prizes from our sponsors! (Here's a great example, below.)

Loop Leader
Loop Ahead
Loop Support
Friend of the Loop
Valued Sponsors
Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

LOOP THE 'LUPE!
Run / Walk / Obstacle Course  FAQs:

HOW DO I GET THERE AND WHERE DO I PARK?

There's plenty of neighborhood parking around Walt Hundley Playfield. There's also a super-handy bus stop just a block away!

IS THERE A WAY I CAN SHOWER OFF ALL THAT MUD?

Yup! We'll have showers set up by the Walt Hundley Playfield restrooms.

CAN I GET VACCINATED AT THE EVENT?

We're working on providing this service yet again! Check back for details. 

WHAT ABOUT THE BEER GARDEN, FOOD, AND LIVE MUSIC?

We're looking forward to another rocking time with the help of School of Rock West Seattle and some other special guests!

WHAT IF I'D RATHER PARTICIPATE VIRTUALLY?

Go for it, we'd love to have your participation! A Virtual Run is an event you can complete anytime, anywhere! There isn't a set time or place since virtual runs are meant for you to complete at your convenience and at your own pace. Register for the race, then send an email to loopthelupe@gmail.com to let race organizers know you'll be participating virtually, so we can get you your t-shirt. The Loop the 'Lupe Virtual Run can be completed at any time between now and June 3, 2023. We'll offer prizes to people who post the most inventive and creative photos and videos of themselves participating, here on our Facebook page!

Bottom line, we're glad to have your support for the social outreach work of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in West Seattle, no matter how you'd like to participate. Your involvement makes a difference! 

HOW DO I PARTICIPATE AS A TEAM? 

It's easy! Choose the team registration option for any of the challenges you'd like to participate in, create a team and invite your friends to participate! A team consists of 2+ people, and we'll include prizes for best team name/involvement/participation when you post on our Facebook page

WHEN AND HOW CAN I GET MY SWAG?

This year, we're once again offering all participants our famously comfortable, always fashionable tech race t-shirt! T-SHIRT SIZES MAY BE LIMITED FOR REGISTRANTS AFTER MAY 12, SO SIGN UP TODAY! We're also featuring medals again, and they're awesome! The shirts and medals will be available for pickup at West Seattle Runner (2736 California Ave. SW, West Seattle) on Friday, June 2 from 4-6 p.m., or on race day at Walt Hundley Playfield starting at 10 a.m. There's a gear check tent at the event, too!

WHAT ABOUT PRIZES?

We'll award prizes for in-person and virtual runners. We'll also have awards for participants who bring in the most donations! Prizes from West Seattle Runner, Menchie's Frozen Yogurt, Whole Foods Market, Avalon Glassworks, City Sweats, and Ounces Taproom and Beer Garden (and more!), will be awarded for in-person participants at the event, June 3rd. Virtual participants, we'll contact you during the week of June 4-11! Look below in the "Prizes" section for more details.

WHAT DOES MY REGISTRATION FEE GO TOWARDS?

Proceeds from Loop the 'Lupe go towards supporting the social outreach efforts of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in West Seattle. This includes efforts to help shut-ins and the elderly, a safe parking program for homeless people coordinated by the Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle, and work to help migrant workers in our state and their families. As you may have seen in recent news coverage, support for our churches and the programs they provide is needed more than ever! The amount of money we’re raising with Loop the Lupe is helping people of all ages and of all religious and non-religious backgrounds. We know it’s not just what you give–it’s where you give. Help us support a cause that’s directly focused on our local West Seattle community. Thank you!

REGISTRATION: 

HOW CAN I RECEIVE ANOTHER COPY OF MY CONFIRMATION EMAIL? 

You can re-send yourself a copy of your confirmation email from your RunSignUp profile. Here is a tutorial with the steps to complete this on your end. 

HOW CAN I RESET MY RUNSIGNUP PASSWORD? 

If you need to reset your RunSignUp password, check out this tutorial to learn how.

IF I DECIDE NOT TO PARTICIPATE, CAN I REQUEST A REFUND?

As is normal with running events, refunds will not be given for this event.

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