Category Archives: St. Patrick’s Day Dash

2018 Seafair Torchlight 8K Run: What I’ll miss and won’t miss about running on the viaduct

Cynics in the running crowd say Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct will live to see another run, that we’ve heard it all before about how it’s coming down soon. But I disagree. I believe the Highway 99 tunnel will be funneling … Continue reading

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2018 Emerald City Bike Ride: First ride back is last ride on Seattle’s viaduct

The weather gods were in a foul mood for my first post-surgery bicycling event on April 8, as rain and wind made for a wet, chilly Emerald City Bike Ride. But I got the chance to ride one last time (traffic-free) … Continue reading

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2017 Hot Chocolate 15K: Event organizers are doing something right

I always like new challenges, things I haven’t done before. So on this year’s list was running the Hot Chocolate 15K in downtown Seattle. I ran the Hot Chocolate 5K for the first time last year, but had never done … Continue reading

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2016 Hot Chocolate 5K: Marketing dollars (and chocolate) draw women runners

After skipping it during its first two years in Seattle, I finally ran the Hot Chocolate 5K last Sunday (March 6), and was surprised by the large turnout. I had underestimated the power of a well-funded national race promoter to market to … Continue reading

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2016 Valentine’s Day Dash 5K: Low turnout or ebb in the local running boom?

For another year, I was surrounded for a half-hour mostly by sweating, panting women. It was Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14. And this was the Valentine’s Day Dash 5K, where women participants outnumber men by about 2-to-1. However, the more noticeable thing about … Continue reading

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2015 Seahawks 12K Run: Has this event gotten too big for Renton?

Renton is the beloved home of the Seattle Seahawks, so it’s fitting that the annual Seahawks 12K Run (with a 5K too) is held there each April. But the event, now in its sixth year, sold out at 12,000 participants last … Continue reading

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2015 St. Patrick’s Day Dash: First of two March Madness runs

March Madness is occupying my time and energy, with the usual craziness and some great play by Pac-12 teams, so I will keep this short. Go Ducks! Last Sunday’s St. Patrick’s Day Dash 5K was the first of what I call my … Continue reading

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