Lard Butt 1K Set for Saturday June 11, Dedicated to Below-Average Athletes and Weekend Warriors

an apparel and lifestyle company dedicated to below-average athletes and
weekend warriors, today announced that the first annual Lard Butt 1K
(yes, that is a 1K) is set for Saturday, June 11 at Seattle’s Magnuson
Park. Instead of traditional water stations, the Lard Butt 1K will
feature donut stations every 250 meters, replace timing chips with
chocolate chips and host a well-stocked beer garden before and after.
Along with a canned-food drive for the University District Food Bank,
there will be a “Spirit of Lard Butt” costume contest and Health &
Fatness Expo.

On top of being fun for those who are in shape and don’t take themselves
too seriously, the Lard Butt 1K is a confidence-builder for those not up
to doing 5- or 10-K events. There are four ways to attack the grueling,
flat one-kilometer (roughly six-tenths of one mile) course:

  • Show-off Wave: For those with the audacity to run (expect heckling
    from race marshals and spectators);
  • Legends Wave: For those 250 pounds and heavier;
  • Waddlers Wave: For the rest of us;
  • Kids Dash: For those 10 and younger.

The walk/run/waddle starts at 9:30 a.m. on June 11, with day-of
registration opening at 8:00 and the Beer Garden opening at 8:30.
Advance Registration is $30 at,
covering event entry, a Lard Butt 1K Tee-Shirt, one beer or mimosa for
those 21 and over, along with other foods and on-site surprises. Week-
and day-of registration costs increase to $40. In addition to online,
participants can register in-person at several retail outlets listed at
the end of this announcement.


To benefit the University District Food Bank, Lard Butt encourages each
participant to bring at least two canned food items to the event, such
as canned vegetables, fruits, soups, or bathroom items, such as soap and
toothpaste. Under the mantra of “Get Cracking”, Lard Butt is the
antidote to an era when overpaid professional athletes make headlines
for steroid use, fistfights, and pouting over $5 million per-year

For those with a creative bent, the “Spirit of Lard Butt” Costume
Contest will reward individuals and teams wearing the most creative and
relevant costumes to the Lard Butt 1K. A non-distinguished panel of
judges will recognize winners upon completion of the event.

Regional sports radio personality “The Fish” Jeff Aaron will emcee the
Lard Butt 1K, which is operated in partnership with Seattle’s ProMotion
Events. Numerous elite and washed-up athletes, coaches, and other random
luminaries are likely to be on-hand. Parents with child strollers are
welcome and the event is dog-friendly for leashed pets.

“It is common to see a 5K or 10K running event, but it takes something
really special for anyone to conquer a 1K, whether walking, running or
waddling,” said Mark Peterson, Lard Butt co-founder and GM. “We welcome
all comers, and are especially pleased to be helping a very worthy cause
in the University District Food Bank: Imagine if 2,000 of us each bring
two canned food items? That is making a strong local impact in the
process of encouraging people to have active fun.”


In addition to online sign-ups at,
interested Lard Butts can register in-person at several locations in and
around Seattle, including:

Super Jock n Jill – Green Lake
Super Jock n Jill – Redmond
Athlete – Kirkland
Plateau Runner – Sammamish
Run 26 – Mill
Seven Hills Running – Magnolia
Sound Sports – Downtown
West Seattle Runner – West Seattle

About Lard Butt

Lard Butt (
is an apparel and lifestyle company dedicated to below-average athletes.
Lard Butt celebrates those of us who just want to get into the game —
even if we get severely winded getting TO the game! We don’t need
steroids to have fun: Mostly, we just need something to eat.


Lard Butt LLC
Mark S. Peterson, 206-390-0204