Get To Know Your Run Clubs - Club Northwest

In this edition of Get to Know Your Running Clubs we chatted with Rick Albright about Club Northwest!

Want to learn more about them? Read on!

Tell us a bit about the group history.

Club Northwest has been part of community athletic events since 1972. The Club’s mission is to promote participation and competition in recreational activities for all ages and ability levels, create awareness and growth of physical fitness, and support outstanding local athletes advancing to regional, national, and international competitions.

What level of runner join the club?

All levels of runners are encouraged to join CNW!

Nice! Where/when do you usually meet?

We have group Sunday runs at 8am from Super Jock n Jill

Any cost to be a member/join?

It’s $50 for individuals, $75 for families, $40 for students (High School or College), and $40 for military. We also offer a lifetime package for $750! Membership includes invites to quarterly social events and Sunday runs, discounts to local races and running specialty stores, as well as regular e-mail news about your local running community.

Are you affiliated with any events?

Yes! We’re connected with Magnuson Series, Firecracker 5000, Resolution Run 5k, Super Jock n Jill winter Grand Prix, and Summer All Comers T&F.

Where are your favorite spots to run in/around the city?

My favorite spot to run around the city is Green Lake :)

Do you have any favorite local races? Outside of anything that you’re affiliated with :)

Seattle Marathon, Hot Chocolate 5k/15k, and the Seattle Rock n Roll are really great runs.

Anything else we should know?

I would love to invite everyone to come out to our All Comers Track & Field Series. The series consists of 12 meets and this year (2017), we are entering our 49th year of the series!

While this is a track & field series, it has middle and distance events each week.  The exact races vary each week.  For example, there may be a 5k and 800m one week and a mile and 3k the next.  The meets are held at Shoreline Stadium. The meets start with kids events at 6 pm, both running and field events. There is a jogger's mile which both kids and adults run in, and the winner is the one who most closely predicts their finish time (a clock runs for the first lap, then is shut off for the rest of the race. No watches allowed :) One or two of the meets each year have high performance races, and will include folks at the level of the Brooks Beasts or some of Oiselle's best runners. Last year, Casimir Luxom ran the 400m at one of our races (he later set a world indoor record at 600m) and one of our Club pole vaulters went 18' 4-1/2" to qualify for the Olympic Trials.

The races are for everyone, regardless of skill level, and last year people ranged in age from 3 or 4 to 87. There are ribbons for all kids participants, and at the end of the season, the very top individual performers are rewarded with a cash award and/or store coupon.

Want to connect with Club Northwest, or just learn a bit more about them?

Check them out here: Website | Facebook | Instagram

Looking for runs in and around Seattle?

Head over to for a list of all upcoming runs in and around the area.

Published on Apr 28, 2017
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