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Explore the Outdoors Family Fair

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Join Alison Mariella Désir and a host of local organizations to learn more about getting active outdoors at this family-friendly community event. There will be interactive tables, adventure gear giveaways, and mini workshops for people of all ages to find out about the opportunities to engage with nature and the organizations advocating for BIPOC reclamation of outdoor spaces. You’ll also be able to watch clips from Crosscut's “Out & Back with Alison Mariella Désir” series and hear from several of the people and organizations featured about their work and their experience filming the show.

You’re also invited to join Alison as well as Ashley & David from Club Seattle Runners Division (featured in the series) for a walk/run around Columbia Park before the event at 12:00 pm. All ages and abilities are welcome.

Participating organizations and individuals include:

  • Alison Mariella Désir
  • Club Seattle Runners Division (CSRD)
  • The Bronze Chapter
  • Peace Peloton
  • QPOC Hikers
  • Black Farmers Collective
  • Deadstock Run Club
  • Rosalie Fish
  • Chelsea Murphy
  • The Mountaineers
  • Washington Trails Association
  • Girls on the Run Puget Sound
  • Climbers of Color
  • GirlTrek
  • Ascent Outdoors
  • Fleet Feet
  • Brooks Running
  • UW Medicine
  • And more!

Coming Soon: Mini-Workshop Descriptions & Schedule

Please see information about the venue, including directions, parking, transit, and the COVID policies here.

Should you need any specific accommodations to attend, please email

This is a family-friendly event and we encourage the next generation of outdoor explorers to attend. Anyone under 18 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

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