February Winter Conditioning Run: 6+ miles - Washington Park Arboretum

Field trip: Winter Trail Running Conditioning Series

February Winter Conditioning Run: 6+ miles - Washington Park Arboretum

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

  • Easy/Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 7.9 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 242 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 151 ft
  • Pace: avg 4 mph

Meet at 7:00 am in the Boyer Parking Lot of the Washington Arboretum, on the east side of East Lake Washington Blvd, just north of the Japanese Garden. Following introductions, description of route and current trail conditions, plan to start running by 7:10 am. No passes required. Bathroom available on route.

Coordinates: 47.63180921472016, -122.29687103617094

This route will cover the Washington Park Arboretum up to Foster Island.

We will do two counter-clockwise loops for ~7 9/10 miles total distance with 242 ft elevation gain, stopping briefly each time at the north point on Foster Island. We will look to do an avg pace of 4 mph. Please bring headlamp since we will be starting in the twilight!

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

Gaia route; here is a link to our intended route (which we will run twice), but variation happens:  https://www.gaiagps.com/map/?loc=12.8/-122.3239/47.6466&pubLink=apJLGcEc2yRywhiBYYfxuMJb&trackId=dddae4fa008d610b734b48b2770d9faf

University of Washington Arboretum brochure/trail map: https://depts.washington.edu/uwbg/docs/2018-trailmap-brochure.pdf

Full details will be available soon after registration closes on Jan 30. In the interim, please contact the leader with any questions at andycahn@gmail.com.


Washington Park Arboretum

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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