Gumshoe Wrapped

Gumshoe The Gumshoe is an annual summertime FUNdraising detective walk in Seattle's Phinney Ridge and Greenwood neighborhoods. Buy an entry form, solve the clues that guide you through the 3.1 mile walk—discovering fun things along the way—and you qualify for prize drawings and raise money for the three local non–profits that share the proceeds: Greenwood Senior Center, Greenwood Elementary School PTA and Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church Food Bank.

More than 1000 amateur sleuths did the Gumshoe in 2019, raising a record-breaking $9,300, and bringing the total funds generated by the event since it began 14 years ago to over $74,000!

Though you're too late to do this year's Gumshoe, we leave this site posted year around so you can view the clues and answers to the 2019 walk—and see who won.

Come back next June when we update this site with everything you need to know to do the DUAL GUMSHOE FINALE, the 15th and last Gumshoe, featuring two detective walks with two sets of prizes. The August 7–23 walk will be new, as in years past, but the July 10–26 walk will be one from the past—the original 2006 Gumshoe, updated for 2020.

Do both walks in 2020 and you'll be able to brag, "I did the first Gumshoe. I did the last."

2019 Prize Winners

The following Gumshoes won $100 gift cards to these local businesses:

BOBBY MEADS
Red Mill Burgers
SAMANTHA RUELAS
El Chupacabra
KATY PEARCE
Greenwood Hardware
ALICIA JANCOLA
Ridge Pizza
ANNA BALDI
Nutty Squirrel Gelato
KATY THWEATT
Ken's Market
ANNA MCKEE
Phinney Books
HEIDI WESLEY
Gorgeous George's
TOM ANDERL
The Olive and Grape
SHERYL FORRESTER
Top Ten Toys
 

Thanks

Thanks to everyone who did the Gumshoe and the sponsors, businesses and volunteers who made the 2019 Gumshoe happen. And special thanks to these folks who've been doing so much behind-the-scenes grunt work since the beginning:

JAMES MCFARLANE
CATH CARINE
JUDY MIRANTE
JANICE RICHARDSON

What a great community!

Feedback

Questions? Comments? Snide remarks? Email the Gumshoe Answer Man.