Beat the Blerch

5K / 10K      Green Lake, Seattle

Holiday Fun Run

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017


The Blerch Green Lake Fun Run is back this year! Cover yourself in obnoxious sweaters and Christmas lights and run around Green Lake with Matthew Inman, AKA The Oatmeal. He will be there signing books and serving up hot chocolate and cookies after the race!

Enjoy some hot chocolate, cookies at Northwest Crossfit after the run. We'll also be selling Blerchandise, Exploding Kittens and Oatmeal books.

Merry Swagmas

Race Participants will Receive:

  • Beat the Blerch Medal
  • Beat the Blerch Water Bottle
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Cookies
  • and a cozy fleece pizza blanket!


Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

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Race Details

Beat the Blerch Holiday Fun Run

December 2nd, 2017

5K / 10K

Event Information

Green Lake Park
7201 East Green Lake Drive
Seattle, WA 98115

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 at 4:30PM.

The run is one loop (5K-ish) or two loops (10K-ish) around Green Lake. This is an informal, fun event. Don't take it too seriously.



Packet Pickup

This will be held the same day as the race, Saturday December 2nd at Northwest Crossfit, located at 466 NE 70th St, Seattle WA 98115. Runners will pick up their bibs BEFORE they run and pick up their swag AFTER they run. You can pick up your bib starting at 12:30pm up to 4:50pm. Packets will not be available for pickup outside of these hours. You are allowed to pick up other runner's packets. You do not need photo ID to pick up your packet.


Please use on-street parking in and around Green Lake Park.


  • Packet Pickup: 12:30pm to 4:30pm
  • Meander over to Green Lake Park: 4:30pm
  • Start running: 4:45pm-ish
  • Stop running: after one loop or two loops.
  • Swag + hot chocolate: Meander back to Northwest Crossfit for some delicious hot beverages and to pick up your swag!


Help make the Blerch glow like a sweaty cherub by volunteering. Volunteer assignments will be made one week prior to the run. Please arrive at noon. Volunteers should plan on not running.

Click here to register as a volunteer.


Can I bring my (well-behaved) dog?
Unfortunately, no. The path is not super wide and it'll be pretty dark out, so for everyone's safety--no dogs.

Can I bring my kid in a stroller and run?
For the same reasons as above, sorry, no strollers.

What is your refund policy?
The Blerch Holiday Run has a no-refund policy.

Is there a virtual option?
Nope, no virtual option.

If I can't run, can I transfer my bib to someone else?
Sorry, no transfers.