Join a rat race that makes a difference: Registration now open for ICHS Lunar New Year 5K

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Join a rat race that promotes good health and makes a difference. International Community Health Services (ICHS) today opened registration for its annual Lunar New Year 5k Walk / Run.

This year’s fundraiser takes place along Shoreline’s Interurban Trail on February 23, 2020 in celebration of the Year of the Rat

All proceeds will support health services for community members who could not otherwise afford them. 

Festivities will include a traditional lion dance for good fortune and firecrackers to chase away evil spirits in honor of the Lunar New Year, the most important Chinese holiday.

“ICHS Foundation looks forward to a great event that brings the community together in support of local families,” said Ron Chew, ICHS Foundation director.

All are welcome, including the family dog
Photo courtesy ICHS

Registration is $35 with an early bird discount price of $30 until December 31. Attendees under 14 or 65 and older can participate for free.

Participants will receive a time chip, bib, Lunar New Year 5k tee-shirt and other special giveaways from ICHS and event vendors.

Free parking is available at Shoreline City Hall and ICHS Shoreline Clinic.

For more information or to learn how to become an event volunteer, email:

International Community Health Services (ICHS) provides culturally and linguistically appropriate health services to improve the wellness of King County’s diverse people and communities.

ICHS’s commitment to health equity includes supporting safer neighborhoods, nutritious foods, green spaces, jobs, housing and economic opportunity. 

Since its founding in 1973, ICHS has grown from a single storefront clinic in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District with deep roots in the Asian Pacific Islander community, to a regional health care provider employing more than 600 people and serving nearly 32,000 patients at 11 clinic locations.

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