Dick’s Drive-In 6th annual walk-a-thon to raise money for the homeless

Local Ballard duo Lars Phillips and JP Osseward are at it again: they’re walking to all Dick’s Drive-Ins in one day (22 miles) to raise money for local charities. It’s the 6th Annual Dick’s Drive-In Change for Charity Walk-A-Thon, and will happen this Sunday, October 9.

“Five years ago I my friend JP Osseward and I (both lifelong Ballardites and 2006 BHS grads) walked to all Dick’s Drive-In locations in a single day,” Phillips tells us. “What started as a fun idea has turned into an event that has more than doubled in size each year and continues to grow – this year we’re expecting more participants than ever before.”


Phillips and Osseward partnered with Dick’s to support their partners, Change for Charity, which supports the local homeless population.

To support the event, Dick’s Drive-In, and local credit card processing company Gravity Payments have both agreed to match up to $5,000 raised, meaning the event could raise $15,000 in one day for local homeless organizations like Mary’s Place, Fare Start, Cocoon House, and more.

This year, local celebrities, including Hawks 3rd round draft pick CJ Prosise, will also be leading separate legs of the event.

The walk will start in Edmonds at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday. To register as a walker costs $30, and t-shirts sell for $20. Those who finish the whole walk will get a cheeseburger at the final location in Queen Anne.

Here’s the planned schedule of arrivals:

1. EDMONDS – 10:15 a.m. [Start walk at 10:40 a.m.]
2. LAKE CITY – 1:30 p.m.
3. HOLMAN ROAD – 3:15 p.m.
4. WALLINGFORD – 5:00 p.m.
5. BROADWAY – 6:30 p.m.
6. QUEEN ANNE – 7:45 p.m.

For more about the event, visit their Facebook page.

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