According to Seattle Parks & Recreation, a local realtor named Ravenna Park after “an Italian seacoast town that was famous for its pine trees, where poets, warriors, and statesmen once strolled in a state of euphoria.” The PNW Ravenna Park serves as a nature retreat for city dwellers and also hosts the Ravenna Refresher trail races held on November 16.
Kick off Northwest Trail Runs' Winter Trail Series on Saturday, November 2, at Carkeek Park in Seattle, WA. Surrounded by mostly forest, the 10K and 5K routes are a mix of fast wide trail and narrow rolling trail with some flat sections, as well as moderate and steep sections.
Riverside State Park in Spokane, WA will play host to the Chocolate Chip Cookie 50K Trail Run on October 26. The course offers runners views of the surrounding mountains, Spokane River Valley, the CCC Suspension Bridge, and nearby haystack rocks.
October 13 will mark the 13th running of the Annual Girlfriends Run for a Cure held in Vancouver, WA. The event offers a half marathon, 10K and 5K, and was designed to bring women together to support and raise funds for breast cancer research, care and treatment.
It's grey, cold, and dumping buckets outside. I've been in a car for six hours listening to the strum thwack of wipers, squinting to determine if I'm staying between the striped lines, and white-knuckling the steering wheel driving to Marin, CA.
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