Aerospace Machinists plan Flight for Sight charity run

EVERETT — The 13th annual Flight for Sight fun run and walk will be June 7 at the Boeing Everett Activity Center, 6098 36th Ave. W.

FunRun5Registration on race day will be from 7:30 to 9 a.m., with racing to start at 9:30.

The event includes chip-timed 5K and 10K runs over courses that are certified by USA Track & Field. There also is a one-mile non-competitive walk.

The Flight for Sight is sponsored by the Women’s Committee at Machinists Union District Lodge 751. It is a fundraiser for Guide Dogs of America, a California-based charity that provides service dogs and training in their use free of charge to people who are blind or have impaired vision from across the United States and Canada.

Advance registration is $30, and registration forms — and runners’ pledge forms — are available online at Race-day registration costs $35. All registered participants will get a t-shirt.

District 751’s Women’s Committee has raised nearly $140,000 since it launched the Flight for Sight run, and last year’s race attracted nearly 200 runners, raising more than $15,000. As a whole, District 751 volunteers raised a record $384,000 for the charity in 2013.

“Events like the Flight for Sight are a lot of fun,” said District 751 President Jon Holden. “But they also raise vital funds for a charity that makes a huge difference in the lives of the people it touches.”

Originally formed in 1935 to represent hourly workers at the Boeing Co., District Lodge 751 of the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers now represents more than 32,000 working men and women at 50 employers across Washington, Oregon and California.

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