Category Archives: Valentine’s Day Dash

2020 Chilly Hilly: A brotherly ride with a bit of sun

Hardcore bicycle riders, for some odd reason, seem attracted to rides featuring tough hills and rotten weather. That’s got to be the reason why rides such as the 7 Hills of Kirkland, the Stinky Spoke, and the Worst Day of … Continue reading

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2020 Resolution Run 5K: 2020s off to a Rosy start!

The best way for me to start off a new year — or even a new decade — is to get up and do the Resolution Run 5K and Polar Bear Dive at Seattle’s Magnuson Park on January 1. That’s … Continue reading

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2017 Valentine’s Day Dash 10K: New 10K has limited appeal to Green Lake set

The Valentine’s Day Dash remains my favorite race for the month of February. After all, where can you find a woman at the starting line wrapped in a shower curtain with fake blood on it — and accompanied by a man … Continue reading

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2017 Resolution Run 5K & Polar Bear Dive: Happy to run dry and watch others take the plunge

Call me whatever you want, but I consider a brisk 5K run in icy cold weather a good way to start a new year. So I’ve run the Resolution Run 5K & Polar Bear Dive 11 times now, including January … 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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2016 Resolution Run 5K & Polar Bear Dive: Taking the plunge is … meh

It wasn’t one of the smartest things I’ve ever done. I ran the 2016 Resolution Run 5K & Polar Bear Dive last Friday (Jan. 1), and waded through the waters of Lake Washington, after coming down with a cold. I’d … Continue reading

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2015 Chilly Hilly: Still crazy fun after all these years

I had to miss the Valentine’s Day Dash 5K in February, for the first time in nine years, due to a unplanned business trip. So then I moved on to bicycling, and it felt good to get back on my … Continue reading

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2015 Resolution Run 5K: Still too chicken to dive into the lake

For the ninth time in the last 11 years, I started my New Year’s Day by running the Resolution Run 5K at Seattle’s Magnuson Park. For the ninth time also, I avoided doing the optional Polar Bear Dive into Lake Washington … Continue reading

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2014 Valentine’s Day Dash 5K: Have women taken over this race?

This year’s Love ‘Em or Leave ‘Em Valentine’s Day Dash 5K lucked out on weather. It was a chilly but dry morning for the event — the sun even came out for a time. Later that evening, snow came down … Continue reading

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2014 Resolution Run 5K: New year starts with a post-surgery PR

Happy New Year, everyone! I enjoy starting off each new year with the Resolution Run 5K, a race I’ve done for eight of the last 10 years. Call me chicken though, because this event at Seattle’s Magnuson Park includes an optional … Continue reading

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