It's Been Fun!


Gumshoe, slang for detective, was the name of the 5K, 30–clue FUNdraising detective walk held every summer in Seattle's Phinney Ridge and Greenwood neighborhoods from 2006 through 2022. During its 17–year run, the Gumshoe raised over $85,000 for local non–profits.

For a taste of what the Gumshoe was all about, here are the clues and answers to 2022's July and August walks.

And here are the names of the folks who solved their way through those last two walks to win $100 gift cards to the local businesses that helped make the Gumshoe happen year after year. July winners are listed above August winners.

Red Mill Burgers
Mary Kathleen Trotta
Ella Becker
El Chupacabra
Katie Galdabini
Nancy Herring
Greenwood Hardware
Keenan Beers
Maria Becker
Ridge Pizza
Eleanor Seematter
Alex Greenler
Nutty Squirrel Gelato
Mary Catlin
Dan Cory
Phinney Books
Katharine Sjoberg
Bart, Shelly & Quinn Carroll
The Chicken Supply
Tiffany Wince
Ty Adams
Gorgeous George's
Frances Merenda
Kate Byers–Jensen
The Olive and Grape
Daniel Francis Conde
Megan Shi
Snapdoodle Toys & Games
Juniper Detrano
Danielle Steele

While the Gumshoe was a FUNdraiser, it was also about connecting people to the neighborhood and building community. It's amazing what you discover when you walk and pay attention, and the event wouldn't have happened without some pretty amazing support from the businesses and organizations listed above and right of the photos, and these five individuals:

Pete Stuart
James McFarlane
Cath Carine
Janice Richardson
Judy Mirante


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