2017 NW Trail Runs' Summer Series: St. Edward | Seattle

NW Trail Runs' Summer Series: St. Edward

NW Trail Runs' Summer Series: St. Edward
Date August 2017 (TBD)
Distance Other
Course Type Trail

Race Information

St. Edward State Park is a gem of the Washington State Park system, due to the natural beauty of its natural forest areas and undeveloped waterfront along Lake Washington, its proximity to the Eastside and Seattle population centers, and its well-maintained amenities, including historic buildings, convenient parking, pleasant picnic areas, a phenomenal children's play structure, and many miles of wonderful trails for hiking, biking and running.

The Summer Evening Trail Series takes place on 6 Tuesday evenings in some of the most verdant running destinations that are conveniently located within the Seattle and Eastside areas. Distances are short, ranging from 4k to 10 miles at most. Join us for 4 or more Summer Evening Trail Series runs and you'll earn a souvenier (TBA) to mark your achievement! 

There will be 4 & 8 mile events. The trails at St. Edward State Park are mostly moderate or narrow in width, including straighter stretches interspersed with winding singletrack.  There are a few sections with moderate amounts of roots or rocks in the trail that keep the running fun and playful, without becoming a chore to pick through. There are a few more highly trafficked trails that are wider and very well-groomed. Since the park is perched along the banks of Lake Washington, the trails are steep in the southern and western portions of the park, as they drop 85m (approx. 279 feet) down to the river from the grassy park area near the old seminary. The trails in the northern and eastern portions of the park are known for their swooping turns, which makes them popular with mountain bikers, and a blast to run on.

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