Intro to Frontcountry Trail Running

Field trip: Introduction to Trail Running: Frontcountry

Intro to Frontcountry Trail Running - Carkeek Park

Learn and practice trail running skills at a local frontcountry trail.

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  • Easy
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Mileage: 3.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 500 ft

Meet at 7:00pm at Carkeek Park, 950 NW Carkeek Park Rd., Seattle, WA 98177.

From the main entrance proceed straight then bear right and go uphill (it's a one-way loop so you'll have to do this anyway.) When you come out of the trees by a playground/picnic area, park there- don't drive downhill again.

This session focuses on the topic of trail races.

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Please wear layers of breathable, technical clothing suitable for outdoor aerobic activities.

  • Waterproof jacket, hat, buff, gloves, sunglasses, gaiters are recommended.
  • Trail running shoes
  • optional: a small day pack 
  • optional: bring snacks and water (can be left in your car)
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