Category Archives: Marathons

2019 Jingle Bell Run 5K: Runners wearing red light up downtown Seattle

The event organizers chose bright red long-sleeve shirts as the race shirts for the 2019 Jingle Bell Run 12K/5K. I should have worn mine. Almost everyone else wore theirs, resulting in a festive sea of red (and some green) for … Continue reading

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2019 Green Lake Gobble 5K: Over the jet lag and into the holiday spirit

Two days after a cross-country flight back home, I joined 1,000-plus other runners and walkers for the Green Lake Gobble 5K/10K at Seattle’s Green Lake Park last Sunday (November 17). It was good to put thoughts of airports and airplanes … Continue reading

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2019 Fluke Day 5K*: Company-sponsored run adds nice touch to Fluke Day celebration

For people who like to write about road runs, the Fluke Day 5K comes with an asterisk. That’s because the course ran short of the 3.1-mile distance. My MapMyRun app put it at 2.92 miles. Many of you will be … Continue reading

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2019 Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle 5K and Woodinville Wine Ride: Museum running, wining on a bike, and more

I didn’t get to sleep in at all last weekend, but my near-triathlon spread over two days otherwise went pretty well. The back-to-back events, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle 5K on Saturday (June 8) and the 24-mile Woodinville Wine Ride … Continue reading

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2019 Mercer Island Half-Marathon: It’s my 40th half-marathon, and it felt like it

I achieved my goal last Sunday (March 24) of running at least 40 half-marathons. It was fitting that my 40th was the Mercer Island Half-Marathon, a demanding race I’ve done 14 times now, including before, between, and after my two … Continue reading

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2019 Hot Chocolate 5K: It’s official — I will run for chocolate

The Hot Chocolate 15K/5K event in Seattle last Sunday (March 3) was, by all signs, another rousing success. More than 9,800 runners and walkers did either the 5K (3.1 miles) or 15K (9.3 miles). That’s a slight decline from the … Continue reading

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2018 Seattle Half-Marathon: Cool new course for my half No. 39

For more than a decade, the Seattle Marathon or Half-Marathon has been a Thanksgiving weekend tradition for me. Last Sunday (Nov. 25), I resumed this tradition after a two-year break by running the Seattle Half-Marathon. It was my longest run of … Continue reading

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