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Winter Trail Series: Ravenna Park

Saturday, November 23rd, 9:30am Start

trail runners 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 this Winter Trail Series event! Whether it's your first trail run, or some motivating 'maintenance miles,' you'll be glad you ran at Ravenna Park!

Ravenna Park 4k, 8k, & 12k is the second of seven events in the Winter Trail Series.

4k: $30
8k: $35
12k: $40
Day-of-event registration is available. We can accept payment by cash or check payable to MerGeo or Northwest Trail Runs.
Day of run
8:30am   - Check in/event-day registration opens
9:15am   - Check in/event-day registration closes
9:20am   - Pre-run briefing
9:30am   - Start
12:30pm  - 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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