The Gumshoe 5K Walk, a fun scavenger hunt through the neighborhood that raises money for neighborhood non-profits, started last weekend and runs through this Sunday.
Purchase a $20 entry form ($15 if you buy two or more at once), and follow the 30 clues to discover interesting yard art and fun neighborhood trivia. Completed entry forms go into a random drawing for $100 gift cards from local businesses: Phinney Market Pub & Eatery, Red Mill Burgers, El Chupacabra, Greenwood Hardware, Nutty Squirrel Gelato, Ken’s Market, Phinney Books, Pete’s Egg Nest, The Olive and Grape, and Top Ten Toys.
If you get stumped while following the clues, you can check out the Gumshoe’s Facebook page to see some hints, call the Gumshoe Answer Man (his number is on the entry form) and he’ll help you get back on track, or check out this preview video, that may help you out.
For anyone who procrastinates on doing the detective walk themselves, you can join the “Procrastishoe,” a group walk “guided by grunted hints from the Gumshoe Answer Man.” It leaves Ken’s Market at 3 p.m. on Sunday with the guarantee that you’ll be done in time to submit your entry forms for the prize drawings by the 6 p.m. deadline.
The Gumshoe has raised more than $43,000 for local non-profits in the last 11 years. One-hundred percent of this year’s funds will be split equally between the Greenwood Senior Center, Greenwood Elementary School PTA and Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church Food Bank.
Entry forms are on sale at Ken’s Market, 7231 Greenwood Ave. N. (debit or credit card, cash or check payable to “PNA”); Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N. (credit card, cash or check); and Couth Buzzard Books, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N. (cash or check only) through Sunday.
(Note: The Gumshoe is a PhinneyWood sponsor.)