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Yesterday employees and their families turned out for what’s always the most colorful - well perhaps with the exception of the Flamingos - event of the Microsoft employee giving month.

This year participation was up on last year as spouses and domestic partners were allowed to join the fun.  The registration fees will benefit four nonprofit organizations; Teen Feed, A Better Seattle, Washington Trails Association, and Northwest Organization for Animal Help. Representatives from each organization were at the event sharing the work they do.  

In addition to the actual run, there was music, refreshments, entertainment, and the most adorable puppies you have ever seen.

As you can see it was a fun day for great causes. All of our pictures are available on Facebook.

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The race started at the fields outside of Building 8 on Microsoft Redmond Campus.

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 Employees warm up and stretch, getting ready to take on the 5k. 

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Everyone was out in full support of their teams and friends united to rally around the causes.

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The starting line was rather colorful as the racers put their game faces on.

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And we are off! The 5k begins!!

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Amongst the fastest of racers, we spot our own Jane Meseck.

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Runners make their way around Microsoft Redmond campus.

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Encouragement throughout the 5k put a smile on the runner’s faces.

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Microsoft Citizenship’s Gretchen Deo, Kevin Espirito, and Jane Meseck celebrating a successful 5k with the rest of the runners.

More pictures available on the Microsoft Citizenship Facebook.

Stay up to date on the latest posts from the Microsoft employee giving month.

And a few more pictures for good measure, these puppies need adoption and were hanging out at the 5k with N.O.A.H.

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