Upcoming Trail Runs
What better way to usher in Spring than a nice jog in the park? The Dash Point Park 10k and Half Marathon Run/Walk on March 30th is just around the corner and it's over 90% full.You'll be glad you doing something that's great for your mind, body and spirit!
The park is a favorite running spot for Seattleites. The trail head is situated by a sandy beach, and a panoply of smooth singletrack leads you deep into fern-floored forest of cedar trees. Impossibly tall and close growing, thy create a complete shade and natural air conditioning to keep you cool during runs.
A unique feature of the park is its comfortable campsite, with modern facilities including hot showers, flush toilets, dump station, and hookup services. Dash Point is also one of the few parks south of Seattle that has a long stretch of sandy beach for you to wiggle your toes in. Thanks to a 1% slope, roughly 2,200 feet extend out into Puget Sound, warming the shallow waters that pass over it and making Dash Point a prized swimming area. This is a great place to invite the whole family out for a weekend of camping fun! You can find photos of the park we took while measuring the course here.
Oh, and don't forget the Forest Gump 150 Award, new in 2013! The miles add up quick and before you know it, you might just become the newest Trail Running Forest Gump!
We're starting the new season with a bang with the Feb 24th Lord Hill 5 Mile, 10 Mile, 20Mile and 50k Trail Run on February 24th. This is the 10th annual Lord Hill Run and one of the most popular runs in WA. The run is now full, but you can add yourself to the wait list. Dash Point (3/30) and Squak Mt. (4/13) are next up, and will sell out as well.
We will, as always, provide a well marked courses, fully stocked aid stations with a variety of Clif products, fruit, cookies, sandwiches, etc, and a relaxed post race atmosphere with lots of food including soups and other delicious treats! If you can't run/walk it but would love to be part of it please let us know, we have great volunteering opportunities as well (Click here for more information).
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