Thursday, June 22, 2006

Bellevue’s 24-Hour Relay Challenge gears up for the 8TH year

City of Bellevue Press Release

Bellevue’s 24-Hour Relay Challenge and the Strawberry Festival are teaming up in Bellevue’s Downtown Park on June 24 and 25, in conjunction with the Mountain to Sound Greenway Days. Three great events in one weekend promises more activities, more entertainment, and more fun for everyone!

Bellevue’s 24-Hour Relay Challenge– Bellevue Downtown Park

Over 75 teams of youth and adults from varied backgrounds have formed 10-person teams and are registered for the largest Relay Challenge yet. Beginning on Saturday at 10:00 AM, one member from each team takes a turn walking, jogging, or otherwise moving around the track for a full 24 hours. From noon to 3:00 PM on Saturday seniors, business people, families and small children may join A Relay Within a Relay. To join a 24-Hour team or to be part of A Relay Within a Relay, call 425-452-2846. Don’t feel like walking? Then come for a few hours to simply enjoy the festivities and entertainment. For more information, visit under “other projects.”

Special thanks to the major sponsors of the Bellevue’s 24-Hour Relay Challenge: FedEx Corporation, Overlake Hospital, Group Health Hospital, United Way of King County, King County Community Organizing, Bellevue School District, Radford & Co. Inc., and the Eastside Business Journal.

Strawberry Festival – Bellevue Downtown Park

Food, vendor booths, historical displays and exhibits, a concert with the Beatniks on Saturday night, a classic auto show on Sunday, and plenty of strawberries are all on the menu for this great event. Join the fun on Saturday from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM and on Sunday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. For more information call: 425-450-1049 or visit

Mountain to Sound Greenway Days

Presenting a weekend of games, tours, music, events and fun, including a100-mile multi-sport Mountains to Sound Relay, Greenway Geocaching, Greenway Classic Car Show, Scavenger Hunt, Treasures Trek. Events take place in communities along Interstate 90, including Bellevue. For more information call: 425-450-0509 or visit

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