Seward Solstice Run

Saturday, Dec 19, 2020 at 9:30am

Seward Park
5900 Lake Washington Boulevard South
Seattle, WA 98118

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Join us for a 4.2-mile or 10k trail run at Seward Solstice, the fourth event in the Winter Trail Series.

Situated on a peninsula surrounded by Lake Washington, Seward Park provides perhaps one of the greatest contrasts in Seattle: 100+ acres of old growth forest, just minutes from the city center. The run route follows a loop that is almost entirely in the forest, so there is ample opportunity to enjoy what the Friends of Seward Park fondly call “The Magnificent Forest,” with graceful Western Red Cedar and towering Douglas Fir, along with a lush tapestry of other native plants. You may even hear a Pileated Woodpecker pecking out a nest or rooting for a meal in an old tree trunk.

Events Schedule:

8:30am – Check-in and day-of-event registration opens

9:22am – Pre-start briefing

9:30am – Start

12:00pm – Course closes

Course Information:

The loop route starts out on the wide and smooth main trail, which is flat-to-rolling before dipping downhill toward the tip of the peninsula. Just before the main trail emerges from the forest onto the waterfront promenade, the course takes a left turn onto the smaller trails that climb and traverse the Western side of the peninsula. A few-hundred-meter segment of this return stretch features a twisty-turny section, with several small fallen trees to leap over and some roots and other bumps to negotiate. This will give most runners a breather as they slow down a bit before the trails get wider and straighter again toward the end of the loop.

Course Map


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