December Winter Conditioning Runs: 4-6 miles

Field trip: Winter Trail Running Conditioning Series

December Winter Conditioning Runs: 4-6 miles - Lake to Lake Trail and Greenway

Winter Trail Running Conditioning Course runs from 4-6 miles. You will need to complete 2 course runs per month over Dec, Jan and Feb to graduate.

  • Easy
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 5.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 796 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 507 ft
  • Pace: avg 4 mph

Meet at 5:30PM in Robinswood Park (north parking lot off SE 22nd Street) in Bellevue. Following introductions, description of route and current trail conditions, plan to start running by  5:40PM. No passes required. Bathroom available at trailhead.

We will follow an out-and-back for ~5 1/2 miles total distance with 796 ft elevation gain, through Robinswood Park, Bellevue Airfield Park, and Weowna Park. There will be some road running in between parks. We will look to do an avg pace of 4 mph: moderate to fast (depending on group comfort) hike uphill and 4.5-5.0 mph straighaway and downhill. Please bring headlamp since we will be starting in the dark!

For a complete description of  trail running with the Mountaineers, please consult the Trail Running Standards.

Gaia route:

Robinswood Community Park webpage:

Full details will be soon after registration closes on Dec 19. In the interim, please contact the leader with any questions at


Lake to Lake Trail and Greenway

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Please wear layers of breathable, technical clothing suitable for outdoor aerobic activities for this course's activities.

  • Waterproof jacket, hat, buff, gloves, sunglasses; running-specific gaiters recommended
  • Warm mid-weight layer (e.g. down vest or wool long sleeve)
  • Trail running shoes
  • A small day pack suitable for trail running
  • Bring snacks and water
  • Trail running-adapted ten essentials
  • Headlamp with spare batteries
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