Machinists set date for 2013 Flight for Sight run

EVERETT — The 12th annual Flight for Sight fun run will be Saturday, June 8, at the Boeing Everett Activity Center.

FunRun1The event is sponsored by the Women’s Committee at Machinists Union District Lodge 751, and is a fundraiser for Guide Dogs of America.

The Flight for Sight includes two timed races – 5K- and 10K-runs – on a USA Track & Field-certified course. There also will be a non-competitive 1-mile walk.

Race check-in will be from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Boeing activity center, which is at 6098 36th Ave. W. in Everett. The races begin at 9:30 a.m.

Registration costs $30 in advance, or $35 on race day. Runners will get a t-shirt. Registration forms are available at all District 751 union halls in Puget Sound, or you can go online at www.flightforsight.com and follow the links to the online registration form.

Last year’s event attracted nearly 140 runners and raised about $12,000 for Guide Dogs of America. Since it was started in 2001, the Flight for Sight run has raised more than $119,000 for the charity, which provides trained guide dogs free of charge to people from across the United States and Canada who are blind or have impaired vision.

Originally formed in 1935 to represent hourly workers at Boeing, District Lodge 751 of the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers now represents more than 33,000 working men and women at 49 employers across Washington, Oregon and California. Over the past four years, union volunteers have raised more than $1 million for Guide Dogs of America, including a record $299,000 in in 2012.

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