What we’re about
Green Lake is one of the most popular destinations for urban runnings in the Seattle area. The Seattle Green Lake Running Group was created with the intent of creating a running community that supports and encourages a healthy and active lifestyle through group events and participation. Our goal is to try and have something for everyone and the more runners that attend events the better chance that there will be running buddies for all. Whether you're looking to increase your cardiovascular endurance, meet some new exercise buddies or have training partners for your next race you've come to the right place.
I know that running and participating in SGLRG events are potentially hazardous activities. I should not participate in group activities unless I am medically able and properly trained. I assume all risks associated with running and participating in SGLRG events including but not limiting to, falls, contact with other participants, the effects of the weather including high heat and/or humidity, the conditions of the road and traffic on the various courses and routes, and such risk being known and appreciated by me. Having read this waiver and knowing these facts, and in consideration of your acceptance of my application for membership, I for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release the Seattle Green Lake Running Group, and all sponsors, their representatives and successors from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation in these group activities even though that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the person named in this waiver. I further grant permission to all of the foregoing to use any photographs, motion pictures, recordings, or any other record of these events and activities for any legitimate purpose.
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- Monday Evening Track (MET)Lower Woodland (Park Playfields) Track, Seattle, WA
Welcome to Monday Evening Track (MET)
Do you need a change of pace? Want to improve your running speed? Missing that final kick during a race? Just want a great workout? MET is for you!! The goal is to give runners the tools and a safe and friendly environment that enables them pursue the running speed of their dream.
** Workouts are provided and explained by the event host.
** If the workout is too much for where you are, we are always happy to customize it for you.
** You can run a completely different workout and just join us for company and accountability!
** Runners of all speeds, levels and abilities are encouraged to join. Newbies need not worry as they'll benefit from a great explanation of workouts.
Typically this is how we roll starting at 6:30pm:
- warmup jog and drills - 15 mins
- Explain/discuss the workout - 5 mins
- workout - 30 - 45 mins
- cooldown jog - 5-10 mins
- a quick core workout
- Lake plunge in the summer
- Socialize with food/drinks/fro-yo ... at PCC or elsewhere
The track is dirk track in Lower Woodland Park. To find us, google "Lower Woodland - Soccer Field #7". The track is around this soccer field. We usually hangout by the bleachers/benches on the north side of the soccer field for a few minutes before we get started.
A good running pace/time/distance calculator:
Please don't forget to join us at PCC in Greenlake for dinner after the workout
- Tuesday Evening Run (TER)Green Lake Park Wading Pool, Seattle, WA
TER is a great way to add a fun, yet challenging, evening run into your running routine. Come out weekly and you'll have a new running buddy or 3 to help support you through your training plans, whatever they may be.
For all the first time runners: Hop over to our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/SGLRG/) after RSVP-ing and check out our massive presence there. You can easily find someone to connect with there for future runs! Our TER turnout is much larger than the RSVP list.
We offer three different routes to choose from:
This route actually clocks in at about 3.3 miles, but it's better than your standard lake loop because we spend the first couple miles running up and along the top of Phinney Ridge with the 5 mile group. At 60th street we head back down the east side of the ridge and follow our noses back to the start.
Our most popular route; we head up Phinney ridge on 80th and track south past the Woodland Park Zoo, after which we fly back down 50th and under Aurora. The trip back up to the start always goes faster than you imagine it will and finishes with high-fives/fistbumps from your fellow runners for a job well done!
I heard you like hills, so we've got a couple for ya. We start with a climb up Phinney ridge and then head down the west side and into Whittier Heights. We then turn down 15th to 65th, trying to conserve some energy in preparation for the aggressive, 200+ foot climb back up Phinney (bonus points for running the entire hill). Once we get back to the top, we rejoin the 5-mile route for a casual jog around Woodland Park and back to the start.
Hope to see you this Tuesday!
- Wake Up Wednesday (WUW)Starbucks - Greenlake, Seattle, WA
We're re-starting WUW after a long pandemic hiatus and we're looking forward to meeting you!
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 :)
For all the first time runners: check out our FB page after RSVP-ing. You can easily find someone to connect with there for future runs! Our WUW turnout is much larger than the RSVP list. Hope to see you there.
Seattle Green Lake Running Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/SGLRG/)
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).
We recommend all runners either be 2 weeks past their final vaccine shot or wear a mask and practice physical distancing when interacting with others. Please be considerate of your fellow runners' personal comfort level and also check out https://safety.rungreenlake.com for additional safety protocol information.
- Wednesday Night Run @ the Trailhead!Brooks Trailhead, Seattle, WA
Join us at the Wednesday Night Run @ the Trailhead! Each week, we follow one of our scenic (and usually hilly) 4-mile routes. To see where we're running this week, see our route map & schedule here.
We run year-round, in rain or shine, and despite what you see in the RSVP list, we've been averaging ~60 runners a week. First-timers are always welcome, as are any out-of-town visitors looking for a fun group of runners! We try to make sure that everyone arrives safely back to port: many of us know all of the routes, we have laminated mini route maps available at the start, and we usually have sweepers running near the back.
Pace-wise, the group typically ranges from 7:30 to 10:30 minutes per mile. Most of our routes have a photo stop, usually about halfway, where everyone regroups. If you're looking for something a little shorter or longer, or something stroller-friendly, just ask us for some shortcut, add-on, or detour suggestions. On-leash dogs are also welcome. Questions? Just ask! We want your first Wednesday Night Run to be a success!
We start meeting up at 5:20pm at the Brooks Trailhead store at 3400 Stone Way in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood (depending on the weather, we may be inside the store). At 5:35pm, we have introductions, describe the route, and take off. We finish back at the store.
Afterward, most of us head across the street to Fremont Brewing, where we hang out and socialize (it's kid and dog friendly). They have tasty craft beer and cider on tap, as well as some non-alcoholic choices (they have very limited food options, however). They have indoor and covered outdoor seating (heaters when it's cold, misters when it's hot).
If you can't make the 5:30pm run (timing, rest day, injury, whatever), you are definitely welcome to meet us at the brewery. We're usually there by 6:30pm; just look for the runners!
If you need to use the restroom or lockers to store your stuff during the run, the Brooks Trailhead store has both inside. Keep in mind that the store closes at 7pm.
If you're new to the Seattle Green Lake Running Group (SGLRG), the Wednesday Night Run is just one of our many regular weekly runs.
Monday Morning Track (5:30am)
Monday Evening Track (6:30pm)
Tuesday Evening Run (6:30pm)
Wake Up Wednesday (5:30am)
Wednesday Night Run (5:30pm)
Thursday Evening Casual Run (6:30pm)
Friday Lake Union Run (6:00am)
Saturday Morning Rise & Shine (7:00am)
Saturday Mid-Morning Run (9:00am)
Sunday Stair Climbing Workout (10:00am, every other week)
Sunday Trail Run (9:00 or 10:00am, twice a month)
Sunday Morning Bakery Run (9:00 or 10:00am, monthly)
See the entire SGLRG event calendar.
SGLRG also has an active community group on Facebook, where you can discuss all things running and find running buddies.