NW Trail Runs' Winter Series: Interlaken Icicle Dash
Named for a summer resort in Switzerland, Interlaken Park is a dense evergreen oasis. Catch a glimpse of the Cascades from this hillside park and heat up your winter by running up this green ravine. The fifty-one acres of dense forest that separate the urban neighborhoods of Montlake and Capitol Hill comprise Interlaken Park, named for a summer resort in Switzerland. Here you’ll find towering trees, an enchanting collection of dirt trails and a tree-canopied, wide, paved road that’s closed to motorized traffic and served as the principal bicycle and buggy path in the 1890s. Bicyclists still enjoy this quiet path as part of their city commutes today.
Interlaken Park 5k & 10k is the sixth of seven events in the Winter Trail Series.
Course: The course starts with an out-and-back tour of the fairly flat, paved Interlaken Boulevard, where it is closed to car traffic through this forest park. The course then turns up a short staircase and onto dirt trails, including a climb to the top of the park and back down to Interlaken Boulevard for the short return to the start/finish. Each loop is 2.5 km. The 5k is two loops, and the 10k is four loops.
Did you know that this race is part of a series of runs? If you like this race you may want to run one of the following Winter Trail Series events.