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Summer Series Ravenna

Summer Series: Ravenna
4k, 8k, & 12k
Tuesday, June 10 — RESULTS

Trail at Ravenna Park

According to Seattle Parks & Recreation, a local realtor named Ravenna Park after "an Italian seacoast town that was famous for its pine trees, where poets, warriors, and statesmen once strolled in a state of euphoria..." Experience your own trail running-induced euphoria at Summer Trail Series event! Whether it's your first trail run, or some motivating 'maintenance miles,' you'll be glad you ran at Ravenna Park!

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. 

This trail run is the first of six events in the Summer Trail Series.


4k: $18 / 21 / 24 / 30
8K: $21 / 26 / 29 / 35
12K: $25 / 31 / 34 / 40
Super early registration prices end April 1st at 11:59pm.
Early registration prices end May 20th at 11:59pm.
Regular pre-registration prices end Sunday, June 8th at 11:59pm.
Day-of-event registration is available. We can accept payment by cash or check payable to MerGeo or Northwest Trail Runs.
Day of run
5:30pm -- Day-of-event registration opens
6:30pm -- Start
9:00pm -- Course closes
All courses use the same 4.1 km loop, with low to moderate climb (230 feet per loop) and nicely groomed forested trails. There are a few steeper pitches, but most of the course is gently sloping, as the course takes runners up and down the ravine.

Distances were measured using a measuring wheel, and climb was measured using the altimeter function of a Polar watch.

Click here to view a PDF map of the course.

There will be an aid station at the start/finish point, so runners doing the 8 km and 12 km distances will pass the aid station once and twice, respectively.

The aid station will have at least water and some sort of carbohydrate-rich food, such as pieces of bagel, fruity candy, fig bars, cookies, and/or bananas. There will likely be a few choices of these foods, along with electrolyte-replacement drink.
Here are directions to Ravenna Park by bus and by car provided by Seattle Parks & Recreation. (opens in a new window)
The parking lot at Ravenna Park is very small (fewer than 30 spaces), so be prepared to find nearby street parking North (unrestricted, but a bit farther scenic walk) or South (2 hour lmit between 7am and 8pm) of the park. 

Here is a Google Map showing where the parking lot at Ravenna Park is located. Check-in will be located near this parking lot.
Safety and Trail Etiquette
The trails will be open to other users during the event, including pedestrians with pets, and cyclists. 

Participants are responsible for their own safety while participating, and the organizers are neither qualified nor equipped to render medical care in the event of a serious injury. In case of an emergency, call 9-1-1. You are encouraged to bring a cell phone with you as a safety precaution, if you wish.

Where the trails are narrow, please let other participants pass you if they want to get by. It is a passing runner's job to tell the person in front that they wish to pass.



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