SEPTEMBER 16, 2018 7K Run & 5K Run/Walk

Cosmo Seattle

7K Run & 5K Run/Walk


UPDATE – Due to poor air quality conditions in Seattle and around the Northwest because of area wildfires – the Cosmo 7K has been postponed until September 16. The event will still take place on Alki Beach at 9:30am. We are excited for the event and excited to host you for your Cosmo 7K experience!



Join us September 16, 2018 on Alki Beach for the Cosmo 7K! Once again, you’ll find us soaking up the sun along the shores of Alki Beach in Seattle. Offering a 7K Run and a 5K Run/Walk, the run will feature out/back courses along the shores of Elliott Bay before returning back to Alki Beach for a post-run celebration new to the Seattle area. After the run is over, the younger runners get their change in the Cosmo Kids 1/2 Mile Run for boys & girls 10 and under. The finish line festival will once again feature live music, goodies/giveaways and of course… Tito’s Vodka Cosmos for all participants over 21!

Previously an “All-Women’s” Race – In 2018, we are inviting male participants to join in the fun. While we partner with Northwest Hope & Healing, an organization focusing on providing assistance to women undergoing breast or gynecologic cancer treatment, we recognize not only females want to support this amazing organization. Though we continue to cater towards women, we want to everyone that wants to support NWHH to have the opportunity, and that starts with participating in the event and fundraising.



The Cosmo 7k partners with Northwest Hope & Healing as the beneficiary of this event.  This amazing local organization supports women undergoing breast or gynecologic cancer treatment at Swedish Cancer Institute who are struggling to meet basic needs. 100% of fundraising and donations raised at this event will benefit the work they do.


Registration Prices & Cut Off Dates

Registration7K Run5K Run/WalkCosmo Kids' 1/2 Mile Run
May 7 - June 15$28$28$15
June 16 - August 3$35$35$15
August 4 - September 13$40$40$15
September 15 & 16$45$45$20

Road Runner Sports Pre-Event Packet Pickup & Late Registration

Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018

Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Location: Road Runner Sports, Green Lake

Cost: $45 Adult, $20 Cosmo Kids 1/2 Mile


September 16, 2018

Day of Registration & Packet Pickup

Day of Race Registration & day of packet pickup will be available at the Alki Beach Bath House near the start/finish line. Day of race registration for the 7K and 5K will be available for $45 and the Cosmo Kids 1/2 Mile registration will be available for $20. Registration and packet pickup will begin at 8:00 am and last until 9:30 am, the start of the races.

Event Info

Event Beneficiary: Northwest Hope & Healing

When you’re fighting to survive, you shouldn’t have to struggle to eat.


Northwest Hope & Healing was founded by Christine Smith in 2000, roughly 2 months after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. The mission she envisioned from the beginning is the same today:  to provide financial assistance to women in need who are battling breast and gynecological cancer at the Swedish Cancer Institute.

Our Patient Assistance Fund provides assistance for everyday living expenses such as child care, groceries, reliable transportation, and emergency rent. Our signature “Healing Boxes” are assembled and delivered, at no charge, to women who are newly diagnosed with breast cancer at all Swedish Cancer Institute Campuses.


Northwest Hope & Healing helps women* who come to Swedish Cancer Institute for treatment for breast and gynecologic cancer treatment who are struggling financially.  Sometimes, these are women who were low income when they were hit by a cancer diagnosis; sometimes, these are women whose financial resources have been depleted by cancer due to additional expenses or loss of work.

*Occasionally, we help a man diagnosed with breast cancer as well.  2600 men in the U.S. are diagnosed with breast cancer annually.  We are glad to help men who seek breast cancer treatment at SCI also.


  • Make a Donation – You can donate directly to Northwest Hope & Healing HERE. Or during your registration process
  • Purchase an “In Honor Of” tribute patch for $10 during the registration process to honor a friend or relative going through cancer treatment, someone you’d like to honor that has been through cancer treatment or someone you’ve lost to cancer.

Remember… This is the club nobody wants to join, but anyone can potentially be a part of.

The Cosmo Kids 1/2 Mile Run is an out & back 1/2 mile run for our younger participants. Starting at 10:30am to allow mom and dad to have their fun participating in either the 7K or 5K, then let the little ones join in with their 1/2 mile run. The 1/2 mile kids route will start and finish at the bathhouse. Unlike the adult participants, kids will stay along the Alki Beach promenade for the entire run. They will not be on city streets to ensure their safety.

Cosmo Kids 1/2 Mile Run participants will receive:

  • Cosmo Kids Bib
  • Cosmo Kids Participant Cape
  • Cosmo Kids race will be for all boys & girls 10 years and younger.


All participants will receive:

  • Women’s Cut Tech Tops for all 7K & 5K participants (men’s sizes available for male participants)
  • Logoed Commemorative Cosmo Martini Glass & 2 Tito’s Vodka Cosmos at the finish line
  • Finisher Medal
  • Personalized Participant Bib
  • Chip Timed Event
  • Live Music & more finish line fun in the Tito’s Vodka Cosmo Garden!

Course Description & Map

The Cosmo 7K (4.3 miles) and 5K (3.1 miles) courses will be a scenic out & back along Alki Ave taking in the breathtaking scenery as you run towards the Seattle skyline before turning around at Anchor Park. On your return to Alki Beach, your focus will be on Elliott Bay, the Seattle Ferry Boats and Cascade Mountains. This course is flat and fast, you’ll be at the finish line before you realize you’ve made the turnaround!

Parking & Travel

Parking for the event will be located along the side streets running perpendicular to Alki Ave. Please follow and obey all no-parking signs as all of Alki Ave will be no-parked to allow participants the ability to run along the full width of the road. Arrive early as the later you arrive the further away you’ll need to park.



Is this Race 21+ Only? – Nope! All ages are welcome to participate in either of the event categories, but the Tito’s Vodka Cosmos and Tito’s Cosmo Garden will be for 21+ only. There will be non-alcoholic drinks available as well for everyone.

We offer a Cosmo Kids 1/2 Mile race as well for boys and girls age 10 and under. All kids will receive a Cosmo Kids bib and Cosmo Kids Cape for participating!

Are the courses certified? YES! Both the 7K and 5K courses are USATF certified

Is there a time limit? Yes – Due to City of Seattle rules and restrictions all roadways will need to be reopened in 1 hour from the start of the race. If participants are still on course after the 1-hour time limit we will ask you to move to the Alki Beach bike path to allow vehicles access.

Can someone other than me pick up my race packet? Yes – all we ask is to make sure they know you are picking up your packet.

Where do I leave my “stuff” while participating? We will have a gear check tent located near the start line. Cosmo race crew & volunteers are not responsible for lost/stolen merchandise. Please leave valuables in your car.

Event Shirts, What are they? All 7K & 5K participants will receive a unique running top. Women’s and men’s shirt sizes will be available.

Are Strollers/Baby Joggers allowed? Yes – We just ask you to start to the side or back of the pack to not interfere with other participants. They will not be allowed in the Cosmo Garden.

How bout dogs/pets? We ask you to leave your furry friends at home.

Cancellation Policy – Registration fees are non-refundable. We will offer deferrals to the next year or transfer your race entry to a friend. If you are interested in a deferral or transfer, please email us at:

2017 Results HERE

2017 FREE Race Photos HERE