Category Archives: Valentine’s Day Dash

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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