January Winter Conditioning Runs: 5-7 miles - Saint Edward State Park

Field trip: Winter Trail Running Conditioning Series

January Winter Conditioning Runs: 5-7 miles - Saint Edward State Park

Winter Trail Running Conditioning Course runs from 5-7 miles. You will need to complete 2 course runs per month over Dec, Jan and Feb to graduate.

  • Easy
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 883 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 542 ft
  • Pace: avg 4 mph

Meet at 5:30 pm in the Arrowhead Elementary School parking lot (6725 NE Arrowhead Drive - Kenmore). Following introductions, description of route and current trail conditions, plan to start running by 5:40 pm. No passes required. Bathroom available after ~1.6 miles next to beach.

We will follow a clockwise loop for ~5.5 miles total distance with 883 ft elevation gain through Saint Edward State Park, then Big Finn Hill Park. 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 straightaway 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: https://www.gaiagps.com/map/?loc=14.2/-122.2603/47.7298&pubLink=7lBQplG2jgJ0snbTY7O09n2r&trackId=5faab010-ef44-4a7b-a572-0a5db3fac459

WA State Parks map: https://www.parks.wa.gov/DocumentCenter/View/1940/Saint-Edward-State-Park-PDF

Full details will be soon after registration closes on Jan 16. In the interim, please contact the leader with any questions at laet123@yahoo.com.


Saint Edward State Park

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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