5 Must Run Seattle 10k Races
If your goal was to run every 10k offered in Seattle, you’d be busy almost every weekend! Living in such a healthy and active city can make registration choices difficult. Luckily here at RunGuides we’ve compiled a list of the races you absolutely must try at least once.
The Seattle 10k (put on by the Seattle Marathon Society) is a popular 10k run that typically happens in mid to late summer. Runners can expect to run a scenic route along the water, and past many iconic local structures. The race does welcome wheelchairs, strollers, and dogs making it an excellent option for just about anyone!
This run is the final event for the Group Health Fitness Network, and is a fundraiser for Girls on the Run. Post race features a gourmet breakfast prepared by the famous Portage Bay. Starting and ending at South Lake Union Park, this race changes up the route from many other races, and keeps it’s views fresh. There is also a special category for the fastest “barefoot” runner, so make sure to specify your style when you register!
The Seahawks 12k (not really a 10k, but worth including in our list!) raises funds to for A Better Seattle, a program run by the Seattle Seahawks. The race starts and finishes in The Landing, and offers runners a chance to experience the Virginia Mason Athletic Center, which serves as the Seahawks training facility. Keep on the lookout for Blitz, the Sea Gals, and Blue Thunder!
This annual race celebrates women superheroes everywhere, fictional or nonfictional. Costumes are highly encouraged, and runners can expect a festive run around Green Lake Park. The organizers offer a free pre-race yoga session to help participants get loose for the run and the after party is known to include brownies and wine.
This isn’t just one event, but six 10k races! The Magnuson Series pins itself as being “for all seasons,” and with their schedule, that’s a fair description. Hosting a 10k for each month from July to December, participating in the Magnuson Series is a great way to come out and admire the change in seasons while keeping in shape.
Looking for 10k runs that aren’t on this list? Check out the RunGuides list of Seattle 10k runs for a complete list of 10k running events in the Seattle area. If 10k races aren’t your thing RunGuides has a complete calendar of Seattle runs listing out more races.