The Big Run
Wed, Jun 03, 2020 - Seattle, WA
The Big Run 5k at this fifty-one-acre forested park will keep you on your toes with blazing fast flats and quad burning climbs and drops.
This run is co-produced with Fleet Feet Sports Seattle. As at all Northwest Trail Runs events, you can expect clearly-marked courses, well-stocked aid stations, friendly staff, and a fun and supportive finish line experience.
Bib number pick-up will be available at Fleet Feet Sports, as well as starting at 6:00 p.m. at the race.
Interlaken Park is a green hillside oasis that separates the urban neighborhoods of Montlake and Capitol Hill. It is named for a summer resort in Switzerland. Here you’ll find towering trees, an enchanting collection of dirt trails and a tree-canopied, wide, paved road that’s closed to motorized traffic and served as the principal bicycle and buggy path in the 1890s. Bicyclists still enjoy this quiet path as part of their city commutes today.
The course begins with a smooth out-and-back on the historic road, then turns quickly upward and onto the forest trails. There are a few steep pitches that will tax your quads, and a sustained climb before you turn around to sail back down through the trees. Those who fancy themselves strong downhill runners may catch the climbers on the descent! Then catch your breath on the silky smooth pavement, because each lap is 2.5k, so you'll run it twice. The climb will leave you puffing, the descent will be thrilling, and when it’s all over, you’ll have one serious endorphin high.
- Event/Venue Location: Interlaken Park, Seattle
- Distance: 5K
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- Event Phone: 206-291-8250