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2017 Beat the Blerch Holiday Green Lake Fun Run

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Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 1:00 PM (PST)

2017 Beat the Blerch Holiday Green Lake Fun Run

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Registration Type Remaining Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Run around Green Lake once.
1200 Registrations Not Started $35.00 $2.71
Run around Green Lake twice.
1200 Registrations Not Started $35.00 $2.71
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.
13 Registrations Ended Free $0.00

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The Blerch Green Lake Fun Run is back for a third 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!

Your entry comes with:

  • Beat the Blerch Medal
  • Beat the Blerch Water Bottle
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Cookies

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

Check out this crazy video from the 2014 run. Seriously trippy.  


WHEN? SaturdaY, december 2Nd 

WHERE? at green lake park




  • Race location: 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 Road Runner Sports, located at 7020 Woodlawn Ave, 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 1:00pm up to 4:30pm. 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.  
  • Parking: Please use on-street parking in and around Green Lake Park.
  • Schedule:
    • 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 Road Runner Sports for some delicious hot beverages and to pick up your swag!


Q: Can I bring my (well-behaved) dog?

A: Unfortunately, no.  The path is not super wide and it'll be pretty dark out, so for everyone's safety--no dogs.

Q: Can I bring my kid in a stroller and run?

A: For the same reasons as above, sorry, no strollers.

Q: What is your refund policy?

A; The Blerch Holiday Run has a no-refund policy.

Q: Is there a virtual option?

A: Nope, no virtual option.

Q: If I can't run, can I transfer my bib to someone else?

A: Sorry, no transfers. 

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

Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 1:00 PM (PST)

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Beat The Blerch


Beat The Blerch is a 10k, half marathon, and full marathon inspired by this comic about running. Organized by The Oatmeal, 2014 was the inaugural year of this race and now it’s your chance to figuratively (and literally), Beat The Blerch again in 2017.


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