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For all the first time runners hop over to our FB page after RSVP'ing and check out our massive presence there. You can definitely find someone to connect with there for future runs! Our TER turnout is much larger than the RSVP list. Hope to see you there! Seattle Green Lake Running Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/SGLRG/) TER is a great way to add a fun, yet challenging, evening run into your running routine. Plus, we almost always get pizza afterwards! Come out weekly and you'll have a new running buddy or 3 to help push you through your training plans. We switch up our routes depending on the season. During the summer we have a three or six mile options that start by going through Ravenna Park before the six continues on for a lake loop. Wwhen it gets too dark and/or wet to take on the park, we move to our winter routes! Those options are a lake loop (for 3), or a 5 or 7 mile option, both of which take us up 80th to Greenwood and ultimately around the zoo side of the lake. If you're feeling up for it, the 7 mile loop includes the monster 65th hill from Ballard to the top of Phinney Ridge! Lots more people show up to this run than RSVP due to the consistency of this weekly meetup and our massive FB presence. Check out our group Seattle Green Lake Running Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/SGLRG/)! Hope to see you at Starbucks this Tuesday! https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2448901648
Come meet us in front of Starbucks at Green Lake on Wednesday mornings at 5:30 am for a casual run around the lake or perhaps jump in for a tempo run. There are plenty of options as far as pace and number of laps that our group runs. great turnouts are what make Wednesday mornings so fun :) Option #1- run around the lake- once, twice, or more if you really feel like it. Option #2- run the 6-mile off-lake route. The route tends to vary week to week, but gets mapped out and posted on this page by Tuesday afternoons (and gets posted on Tuesdays on our FB page). Option #3- run a tempo run (either around the lake, during the 6-miler off-lake, or the seasonal Hanson's marathon training tempo routes). *Our newest addition to Wednesday morning is the post run "Coffee Club that meets and enjoys a nice drink and possible treat following the run!
Join the us for one of our rotating four-mile running routes! All paces are welcome! Check out our "subway map" that shows all of the routes, and the 2019 route schedule (https://goo.gl/DjtGey ) to see where we're running this week. Hosts Patrick, Yao, Chris, and Denise provide mini route maps and always make sure that everyone arrives safely back to port. If you're looking for something a little shorter, just ask us for some shortcut suggestions. Despite what you see in the RSVP list, we typically have 15-30 runners each week, with many regulars who know the routes. Newbies are always welcome, as are any out-of-town runners looking for a fun group of runners! We start meeting up at 5:15pm inside the Brooks Trailhead store at 3400 Stone Way in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood. At 5:35pm, we have introductions, describe the route, take a group photo, and head out the door. Most of our routes have a photo stop, usually about halfway, where we regroup. Every week, no matter what, we always hang out and socialize afterward at nearby Fremont Brewing, which has tasty craft beer and cider on tap, as well as some non-alcoholic options. At the store, lockers with locks are provided for your stuff, and water and towels are available when we get back. Occasionally, there will be post-run presentations or other store-sponsored activities. In the winter months (November-February), please bring headlamps and reflective gear. In the summer months (June-August), bring a yoga mat if you like, as some of us join a free/donation yoga class at Gas Works Park after the run at 6:30pm. Dogs are welcome! We frequently have dogs with us during the run and at the dog-friendly brewery. If you're thinking about bringing a jogging stroller, please ask us about this week's route. Some of our rotating routes are already stroller-friendly, some would need just a few minor adjustments, and some would be miserable-to-impossible. Host Patrick oftentimes runs with a stroller!
Casual Thursday is focused more on the social aspect of the Seattle Greenlake Runners. While running is the focus, we encourage runners to come out afterwards and dine, socialize and hangout. After all (especially during the colder and darker months), seeing familiar faces is all the motivation many of us need to get are run in. Run starts at Road Runner and runs clock wise around the outside of the lake. Parking is easily available at the park and ride on 65th and Roosevelt and has been typically a 1/2 way point from Road Runner and the post run stops. The winter months are darker and visibility is more of an issue I'd suggest investing in reflective gear and wearable lights. Let's get out there and run.