January Winter Conditioning Runs: 5-7 miles - Soaring Eagle Regional Park

Field trip: Winter Trail Running Conditioning Series

January Winter Conditioning Runs: 5-7 miles - Soaring Eagle Regional 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
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 6.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 583 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 601 ft
  • Pace: avg 4 mph

Meet at 8:00 am at 26015 East Main Drive. The main entry is on the west side of the park in Sammamish via 228th Avenue SE and SE 8th Street to the end of East Main Drive, where there is a small paved parking lot. Following introductions, description of route and current trail conditions, plan to start running by 8:10 am. Restroom in parking lot. No parking passes required.

This route will cover Soaring Eagle Regional Park.

We will follow a counter-clockwise loop for ~6 miles total distance with 583 ft elevation gain. 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. 

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

Gaia route: https://www.gaiagps.com/map/?loc=13.6/-121.9918/47.6120&pubLink=TLNbRd0aAnoC0aiuxIOzK4fq&trackId=35965207-f54b-44f3-be9d-507d528ec4ae

King County Parks map: https://aqua.kingcounty.gov/gis/web/VMC/recreation/BCT_SoaringEagle_brochure.pdf

Full details will be soon after registration closes on January 5. In the interim, please contact the leader with any questions at ???.


Soaring Eagle Regional 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
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