The Sixth Annual Gumshoe 5K Walk, a fundraiser for Phinney-Greenwood nonprofits, will be Aug. 5-14. Buy a $20 entry form and follow the clues to interesting sights around the neighborhood. Turn in your completed form and be entered to win a Fred Meyer gift card.
One of the many quirky yards featured in past Gumshoes.
Proceeds will be divided equally among the Greenwood Senior Center, Greenwood Elementary School PTA and Volunteers of America Food Bank in Greenwood. (Last year’s Gumshoe raised $3,700 for the senior center.)
Entry forms will be available at Starbucks, Couth Buzzard Books Espresso Buono Café, and Ken’s Market. Ken’s Market is even designating a key on its cash registers so gumshoers can purchase entry forms with debit or credit cards instead of cash.
The Gumshoe also includes about 30 “MiniGumshoes.” Neighborhood stores will have micro scavenger hunts inside their businesses. Gumshoe organizer Mike Veitenhans says the MiniGumshoe map inside entry forms will double as discount coupons good for 10-20 percent at participating stores. The MiniGumshoes will run a little longer than the main Gumshoe event, from Aug. 3-17.
Veitenhans tells us that students from Greenwood Elementary will march in the Greenwood Seafair Parade on July 27 and pass out colorful Gumshoe bookmarks.
(Note: The Gumshoe website still has last year’s data; it will be updated in June.)