- 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.
- SGLRG Thursday Evening Casual RunGreen Lake Park, Seattle, WA
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:
- Friday Lake Union Run!703 N 34th St, Seattle, WA
We'll be meeting at our usual spot on 34th Street across from the "Waiting for the Interurban" statue.
We run the Lake Union loop counter-clockwise.
Those with time will gather for coffee afterwards at (currently outside) Milstead & Co.
HEALTH AND SAFETY: Please DO NOT ATTEND this week if you are unwell or have had recent contact with anyone who might be covid positive.
MASKS/BUFFS/FACE-COVERINGS: Please wear or bring one at least for the start. Once we are running each small group can decide on their own policy, but please be respectful to anyone who chooses to wear a face covering.
- Saturday Morning Rise & Shine Run!Fishermen's Terminal, Seattle, WA
Every Saturday morning we have a nice tradition of getting together and starting our day with a group run. Each week participants RSVP, post their goal distance and pace in the comments
- to help determine what distances to map
- allows others to see who they can run with of similar distance and pace.
Come find us at 7am every Saturday morning as we organize into distance and pace groups and review the route they are running each week.
Find new training partners, meet new friends, and enjoy the benefits of running with others. Our weekly running routes and plan will be posted below each week, please review the route maps prior to the start of the run. Posting in the comments and arriving on time each will increase your chances of finding others to run.
Thanks for running with us! This event is only as successful as those who show up to support it!
Saturday Morning Rise & Shine Routes-
- Saturday Mid-Morning RunGreen Lake Bathhouse Theater , Seattle, WA
~We'll be in the bathhouse theater parking lot What Three Words app = wicked.hops.urban~ Routes for this week over 3 miles will take us to the Zoo tunnel and Woodland park Rose Garden
3 mile - https://www.mapmyfitness.com/routes/view/4444515358
4.7 mile - https://www.mapmyfitness.com/routes/view/4551024508
6 mile - https://www.mapmyfitness.com/routes/view/4842881560
7 mile - https://www.mapmyfitness.com/routes/view/5017868701/
9 mile - https://www.mapmyfitness.com/routes/view/4842895552
The Saturday Mid-Morning Run welcomes runners/walkers of all abilities paces and distances. We have a rotation of routes that range anywhere from 3 to 12 miles long. By RSVP'ing and commenting in this meetup event lets others know what pace and distance you are looking to run/walk and the more comments and RSVP's means more people will be willing to venture out knowing that someone will be running/walking at their same pace and distance -- comments help!
What is What Three Words? https://support.what3words.com/en/articles/2212807-how-do-what3words-addresses-work
Saturday Mid-Morning Run route rotation and upcoming dates:
Golden Gardens/Sunset Hill Park — 9/30
Zoo Tunnel & Woodland Park Rose Garden — 10/7
Ravenna Park — 10/14
John Lewis Memorial Bridge — 10/21
UW Quad — 10/28
If you want to suggest a route or make a comment about a route, feel free to drop me a PM.
If you're new to the Seattle Green Lake Running Group (SGLRG), the Saturday Mid-Morining Run is just one of our many regular weekly runs. See the SGLRG calendar of runs here: https://www.meetup.com/Seattle-Greenlake-Running-Group/events/calendar/
While we’re excited to have you join us once again, we do have some new guidelines for all participants of SGLRG to keep everyone safe and healthy. The most up to date information about COVID protocols for the SGLRG can be found at this link -- https://safety.rungreenlake.com/
Expectations for this group run:
* Please do not attend if you are experiencing any COVID-19 related symptoms, had exposure to anyone with COVID-19, or have had COVID-19 yourself in the past 3 weeks.
* As of 02/17/22, masks are no longer required for this event. Please be considerate of your fellow runners' personal comfort level with their choices
* Our goal is to not bombard pathways, trails, sidewalks and streets, so please follow traffic laws at all times and be aware of those around you on foot, bicycles and automobiles. Staying to the right will allow room for others to pass uninhibited on the left. when passing others please consider going single file in order to allow for greater spacing as you pass.
* During our events, please keep in mind that we are all coming from different places and this pandemic has impacted all of us in different ways. Be respectful with your language and conversational topics. Running is a safe topic and a good building block to get to know others better. We want our events to be a safe place in which our members don’t feel threatened, harassed, or experiencing unwelcomed advances. Running is a great way to get to know other and it has helped us build a great community within the Seattle Green Lake Running Group. We can all make a big difference in each other’s overall experience and whether members want to continue attending events.
* If at any point you have questions/concerns regarding the group, our events, upcoming trainings, races, ideas, incidents, etc...please reach out to our event hosts or group organizers.
Thank you for being a part of the Seattle Green Lake Running Group!
- Monday Morning On Track!Roosevelt High School Track, Seattle, WA
We normally recommend a different workout each week for the group. Please check the comments here a few days before the event for details of the week's group workout.
NOTE: During marathon training seasons (often spring and late-summer) those training for marathon sometimes run longer repeats off the track (often, but not always, running over to Green Lake to run them on the "inner loop" path).
HEALTH AND SAFETY: Please DO NOT ATTEND this week if you are unwell or have had recent contact with anyone who might be covid positive.
MASKS/BUFFS/FACE-COVERINGS: We are no longer requiring face coverings at the start but please be respectful to anyone who chooses to wear a face covering at any time.
- 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!