Tag Archives: Green Lake

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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2014 Bellevue 10K Run: A chance to get reacquainted with the 10K

I rarely get talked into doing road runs, but the Bellevue 10K in my hometown last Sunday was a first. I was not planning to do it this year. A fellow Oregon Duck, John Uppendahl, urged me to run it … 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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2013 Valentine’s Day Dash: Got beat by a running Hershey’s chocolate

It’s true. As I was hustling in my limp/run-gingerly style through the last mile of Saturday’s Valentine’s Day Dash 5K at Green Lake Park in Seattle, I passed a runner dressed as a huge, silver wrapped Hershey’s chocolate going the … Continue reading

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