Weekly Runs

Our weekly runs are free and open to the public and we welcome runners of all ability levels!  We generally have a mix of preferred paces between 7 and 12 minutes per mile. If you are near either end of that range and are concerned about having others to run your pace with, please reach out on our Facebook group or email us ahead of time and we can find a match for you. We also now have a run sweeper signup sheet where you can see who will be designated at any of our Monday, Thursday, and Sunday runs to ensure you will have company. You may also sign yourself up for any future run date that nobody has already signed up for :)

Monday - Redmond Run

Location: Redmond Downtown Park (Map)
Meeting Point: Near the bathrooms and amphitheater (look for a group starting to gather around 5:55)
Time: We start introductions and announcements at 6 PM. The run leader will describe the route which is around 4-6 miles. We typically start running at 6:05-6:10pm.
Parking: There is a parking lot that is free this time of day with plenty of spots on the NW corner of Leary Way & Bear Creek Way (on the south side of the apartments on Cleveland St). There is also limited parking in the surrounding streets.
Routes: Each week we alternate between routes. Here are the most common routes:

  • Marymoor Loop: 5.3 Miles/8.5k - flat and paved (year round)
  • Willows Loop: 6 Miles/9.8k - flat and mostly paved w/ some packed gravel (year round)
  • 520 Loop: 6 Miles/9.8k - hilly and paved (year round)
  • Powerline Loop: 5.7 Miles/9.2k - hilly with mix of pavement and dirt/gravel trail (summer only)
  • Bridle Crest: 6.1 Miles/9.9k - hilly with a mix of pavement and dirt trail (summer only)
  • Black Raven Loop: 6.2 Miles/10k - 1mi section of dirt hilly trail, otherwise flat/paved (special Mondays)

See our Facebook event for the route that will be run on a given date.

Tuesday - Totem Lake

Host: Totem Lake Run Club
Location: Lululemon at the Village at Totem Lake (Map)
Meeting Point: The fire pit in front of Lululemon  (look for a group starting to gather around 5:55)
Time: We start introductions and announcements at 6 PM. The run leader will describe the route which is around 5 miles with a shorter option available. We typically start running at 6:05-6:10pm.
Parking: Plenty of parking can be found in the multiple Village Parking garages.
Routes: CKC trail: 3 mile and 5 mile options.

See our Facebook events for the route that will be run on a given date.

Tuesday / Wednesday - Track Workout

 

11/4/2023 Update: Evening workouts are back at the International School, but on Tuesday (instead of Wednesday). The morning group remains at Lake Washington High School on Wednesday mornings.

Evening Location (after daylight savings time only): We bring our own light stands to the International School in Bellevue (Map), allowing you to run without a headlamp.

Morning Location: A small group also meets at Lake Washington High School in Kirkland (Map). We don't have these tracks reserved, but they are free and open to the public outside of school hours and as long as another party is not renting them (which doesn't occur during early morning hours at either track or post dusk hours at the International School).

Meeting Point: On the track
Time: 6pm (Evening), 6am (Morning). Arrive early for additional warmup.
Bathrooms: Lake Washington High does does not have its bathrooms open during this time, but the porta-potty next to the South Tennis courts (on 75th St) has been restored. The International also has a porta-potty at the bottom of the steps at the Southeast Corner.

Thursday

Time: We typically start introductions and announcements at 6 PM. The run leader will describe the route. We typically start running at 6:05-6:10.

Fall, Winter, Spring

Location: The Kirkland Urban Plaza (Map)

Parking: There is a garage below the QFC that is free with a validated ticket inside QFC (by making a purchase).

Routes: Each week we alternate between the following routes:

Summer

Location: Outside Grocery Outlet (Map

Route: Bridle Trails 5.2 Miles/8.4k

See our Facebook event for the specific route.

Friday (New May 2024)



Time:  7am
Location:  As Monday: Redmond Downtown Park (Map)
Meeting Point:  Near the bathrooms and amphitheater (look for a group starting to gather around 6:55am)

Route: Eastrail → Powerline → Sammamish river trail --Strava

Strava Link:  https://www.strava.com/routes/3223077808379146974

Post Event Coffee:  5 Stones Coffee Co, Redmond.

Sunday - Rotating Location

This is the most free form event of the week. Members will take turns leading routes of their choosing often times with food to follow.

Edit this document to sign up as a run leader where you get to choose the route!

Location: Varies - check back often! If no run specific run leader is signed up by a full week prior, we meet at the East Lake Sammamish Trailhead in the parking lot that is adjacent to Whole Foods (not the actual Whole Foods parking lot).
Route: We generally have both short and long options available. Specifics depend upon location. The route is out n back on the East Lake Sammamish Trail or into Marymoor Park if meeting at the Whole Foods location.
Time: 9am.

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