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.

Group Waiver:

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.

Upcoming events (4+)

Tuesday Evening Run (TER)

Green Lake Park Wading Pool

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 offer three different routes to choose from:

3 miles: https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/4901942017
5 miles: https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/4901909737
7 miles: https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/4901935420

Starting at Zeek’s, we all head down to Ravenna Park via Ravenna Bvld. The three milers head north along Brooklyn Ave to 65th St. and turn left back towards Ravenna. Five and seven milers head through the center of the park, then loop back north on 58th to 20th. We cross the bridge over the park and head to 65th, where we turn left and rejoin the 3 mile route. Once we all get back to Ravenna, we backtrack to the lake and head north back to Zeeks, or take the long way around the outer loop to make it (almost) 7 miles.

Grab some friends and split a medium (3 people) or large (4 people) pizza and join us for some good conversation.

Hope to see you this Tuesday!

Wake Up Wednesday (WUW)

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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 (Global Running Day!)

Brooks Trailhead

Happy Global Running Day! There's a little bit extra going on tonight!

We're the Seattle Green Lake Running Group (SGLRG), and each week, we host the Wednesday Night Run at 5:30pm. We start from the Brooks Trailhead, run about 4 miles, then usually finish up at Fremont Brewing. For Global Running Day, we're inviting everyone to join us along our flat route to the Ballard Bridge and back!

This week only, the Brooks Trailhead store will also be welcoming the Seattle Running Collective for an evening focused on inclusivity and accessibility!

5:30pm Our regular SGLRG Wednesday Night Run! Meet us outside the Brooks Trailhead store at 3400 Stone Way in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood. At 5:35pm, we'll have introductions, describe the route, and take off. Afterward, we're invited to stay at Brooks for the "Meet Your Local Running Group" portion of the evening.

6:00-8:00pm The Brooks Trailhead will be hosting the Seattle Running Collective for an evening focused on inclusivity and accessibility. This event is free, but please RSVP with Brooks here, so they can plan food & drink numbers.

  • 6:00 Welcome and sharing the theme of Global Running Week and the Seattle Running Collective purpose.
  • 6:10 3-mile run or 1-mile walk (this is in addition to the 5:30pm run)
  • 6:35 "Meet Your Local Running Group" starts. Walk around and meet members from Seattle's various running groups! The following groups will be present:

North of Seattle Run Club
Cowgill Trail Collective
Bras for Girls
Lake Sammamish Run Club
Club Northwest
Trail Mixed Collective
Let Me Run
Totem Lake Run Club
Club Seattle Runners Division
Seattle Green Lake Running Group
Black Men Run Seattle
Oiselle Volée of Washington


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.

SGLRG Thursday Evening Casual Run

Green Lake Park

Thursday Evening Casual Run is a social run welcoming runners of all levels. We meet at Green Lake across from the Starbucks (see the routes) at 6:30, run to Green Lake, and turn left. After the run, we eat! During the warmer months we disperse to grab takeout (PCC, Local Bigger Burger, Zeeks, and Frelard Tamales are all good options nearby!) and meet back at the lake to eat together. Bring a blanket/towel!

There are 3, 4, and 5 mile routes with runners at a variety of paces. We generally stick to the outer loop on Green Lake which is a little more runner-friendly, but recommend the inner loop for the section along Aurora due to heavy traffic. Don't hesitate to ask for a regular to run with you if you want help following the route.

3 Mile Route:

4 Mile Route:

5 Mile Route:

Past events (6,804)

Monday Evening Track (MET)

Lower Woodland (Park Playfields) Track