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Winter Trail Series: St. Edward State Park

ABSOLUTION RUN
4-mile & 8-mile
Sunday, January 5th, 9:30am Start   

Trail Runner at St. Edward State Park

St. Edward State Park is a gem of the Washington State Park system, due to the natural beauty of its natural forest areas and undeveloped waterfront along Lake Washington, its proximity to the Eastside and Seattle population centers, and its well-maintained amenities, including historic buildings, convenient parking, pleasant picnic areas, a phenomenal children's play structure, and many miles of wonderful trails for hiking, biking and running.

This event is the fifth of seven events in the Winter Trail Series.

 
PRICING
EARLY / REGULAR  / DAY-OF-EVENT 
4 Mile: $27/ $31/ $35
8 Mile: $31/ $36/ $40
Early registration prices end Wednesday, December 11th at 11:59pm.
Regular pre-registration prices end Friday, January 3rd at 11:59pm.
Day-of-event registration is available. We can accept payment by cash or check payable to MerGeo or Northwest Trail Runs.
 
 
 
SCHEDULE
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
noon  - Course closes
 
 
COURSE
Here is a COURSE MAP!
Early in the course, you'll run on fun, swoopy, twisting single track. Next, you'll hightail it down to the water where you'll get to cruise along the shore for a while. Be sure to catch your breath, because what goes down, must come back up! 4-milers will run one loop, 8-milers run two loops.

Aid/Refreshments for the 8-milers are located near the start/finish.

The refreshments will include at least water and some sort of carbohydrate-rich food, such as pieces of Clif Bar, bagel, fruity candy, and/or bananas. There will likely be a few choices of these foods, along with electrolyte-replacement drink.

 
DIRECTIONS
St. Edward State Park is located at 14445 Juanita Drive NE, Kenmore, WA 98028
The Washington State Parks website provides driving directions to the park.
Here is a Google map showing where you may park, check-in will be near the parking lot.
 
A DISCOVER PASS IS REQUIRED to park at St. Edward State Park. You may buy an annual $35 pass online, by phone, and at licensed dealers; or buy a one-day pass for $10 at the park.
Peter Parker parked his car in the proper parking lot and displayed his proper parking pass at St. Edward State Park. Now say it three times faster.
 
Parking
A DISCOVER PASS is required to park at St. Edward State Park. You may buy a one-day pass at the park for $10.
 
 
Safety and Trail Etiquette

The trails will be open to other users during the event, including pedestrians with pets, and mountain bikers. While mountain bikers should yield to pedestrians, keep your head up and ears alert so that you are not surprised by a mountain biker.

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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