IAM 751 Machinists plan 15th annual charity fun run
EVERETT —Machinists Union District Lodge 751 is lacing up its running shoes once again for charity.
The 15th annual Flight for Sight fun run and walk will be Saturday, June 4, at District 751’s Everett Union Hall, 8726 Airport Road.
Registration will be from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Chip-timed racing on 5K and 10K courses will start at 9:30 a.m. A non-competitive 1-mile walk will start at 9:45 a.m. The courses will be certified by USA Track & Field.
Registration, which includes a t-shirt, costs $30 in advance or $35 on the day of the race. Registration forms are available online at www.FlightForSight.com. Additional information is available at all IAM 751 union halls in Puget Sound.
More than 110 runners took part in the last year’s fun run, helping to raise more than $14,000 for Guide Dogs of America, the 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.
The annual Flight for Sight run is sponsored by the Women’s Committee at District 751. Since its inception, the race has raised more than $160,000 for the charity.
District 751 is one of Guide Dogs of America’s top fundraising groups. Over the past seven years, IAM 751 members have raised more than $2 million to help provide service dogs and training in their use for people who are blind or have impaired vision.
Originally formed in 1935 by hourly workers at the Boeing Co., District Lodge 751 of the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers now represents more than 33,000 working men and women at 53 employers across Washington and California.