Tag Archives: Seattle Center

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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2019 Seafair Torchlight 8K Run: New course means parade-goers see a gaggle of runners twice

For the first time since I began running the Seafair Torchlight 8K Run in 2003, the course on Saturday night (July 27) did not include a stretch on the Alaskan Way Viaduct. The aging viaduct is now being torn down, … 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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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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2015 Seafair Pirate 8K Run: Freak fall, but I finished strong

Precious seconds ticked away as I picked myself up off the ground. That small but sturdy coil of wire at my feet had taken me down. There it was, lying near a guardrail at the Seneca Street entrance onto the … 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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