2017 Seattle Road Race Series Guide

Seattle Road Race Series Guide

Run Fact! Seattle hosts marvelous attractions such as the Unicorn Bar with it's magical (strong!) cocktails and deep friend Snickers bars, perfect runners fare, and also has a history of outstanding runners such as D.B. Cooper (wait a minute, he was a jumper!).

The Emerald City also boasts a couple of excellent road run series. Here's our RunGuides picks for the best Seattle Road Race Series for 2017.

 

Magnuson Series

This series of monthly runs are staged at beautiful Magnuson Park on the shores of Lake Washington. The scenic 5k, 10k and 15k run/walks are fun, and the entry fees won't break the bank. Twice a year there is also a Half Marathon. Bring the kids for the 400 meter Kid's Dash, staged 15 minutes prior to main races.

Magnuson Series

Number of runs in the series: 12

What are the races?

Total distance if you run all the events: 60 - 177.2 km (37.3 - 110.1 miles)

How many guilt-free donuts do you earn if finish all the runs?

Donuts

You can safely knock down a half dozen donuts, and those who choose the longer distances (15k, Half Marathon), throw in an extra 3 - 4 donuts, depending on your tolerance.

Do you get anything cool for for completing the entire series?

Finsiher medals for each event are available upon request. Time and place are posted online the day after the race. A major bonus with these runs is the low cost!

 

Seattle Run Series

This series of 5k/10k runs takes place at Seward Park and Alki Beach Park. There are three Seward Park runs over the winter, and three Alki Beach Park runs in the fall. The course at Alki Beach Park is pancake flat so it's great for a P.R. attempt! Some of the events include a 2.5k and 15k distance option.

Seattle Run Series

Number of runs in the series: 6

What are the races?

Total distance if you run all the events: 30 - 60 km (18.6 - 37.3 miles)

You ran all the races and you are starving! How many delicious donuts have you earned?

Donuts

Run the whole series and you are good for four donuts. Add a donut for each personal best you achieved!

Do you get some good swag for completing the entire series?

There are free downloadable photos, discounts for registering for the entire series at once, and special award for the most improved over the series for both 5k and 10k distances.

 

Seattle 2-Mile Race Series

First Saturday of every month, watch the season’s change, while running in free 2-mile measured and timed running and walking event.  The course is a looped out and back along the shores of Lake Washington in beautiful Magnuson Park, Seattle.  Waves, birds and eagles, views of Mount Rainier on clear days, make this a fun and inspiring way to get your exercise in early.

Seattle 2-Mile Race Series

Number of runs in the series: 12

When are the races? 8am - 1st Saturday of every month, rain, snow, or shine! More Info Here.

Total distance if you run all the events: 38.62 km (24 miles)

You ran all the races and you are starving! How many delicious donuts have you earned?

Donuts

Run the whole series and you are good for two donuts. Add a donut for each personal best you achieved!

BONUS

This race series is FREE. Just come by. Arrive before 8am just north of the boat ramp. 

 

 

Did we miss an important series? Let us know through the comments below! Or, if you’re looking for more races, check out our full calendar of Seattle Runs.

 

 

Published on Oct 30, 2016

RunGuides staff writer Steve Lafler has a life long affinity the flat, fast 5k loop, wherever it may be found.