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SEATTLE GHOST WALK (YRE 814)
January 02 - December 31
Credit Only Event
5 or 10K, each with 1K option. Rated 1A

Point of Contact:
Edla
(206) 938-5929
Email: Edla

Start Point:
QFC Store
417 Broadway East, Seattle, WA
Start box is in back of store at Customer Service - look above the copy machine.

AVA Special Programs and Wash. St. Challenges:

AVA: Golden Cinemas, Over the Rainbow.

Washington: Towns: Bakeries; Parks: City Parks.


Event Hours:
Trail can be walked daily—dawn to dusk. QFC may be closed on major holidays.

Description:
Ready for the scary side of Seattle? It’s not all lattés and grunge rock. On the Ghost Walk you will visit haunted sites on Capital Hill, one of Seattle’s oldest neighborhoods. There are eight bona-fide haunted places, including the famous Harvard Exit Theatre that has been featured on TV, as well as less publicized (and perhaps more terrifying) haunts. You will pass two colleges with their resident ghosts, and one old hotel where out-of-towners aren’t the only souls enjoying the facilities. And you’ll see three other creepy sites, including two cemeteries. In Lakeview Cemetery you’ll stroll past the final resting places of many Seattle pioneers and visit the graves of martial arts legends, Bruce and Brandon Lee. At the little-known Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery, you'll find the graves of Civil War veterans. Dogs must be leashed and owners must obey scoop laws. Strollers and wheelchairs will have difficulty.

Directions:
I-5: Southbound: take exit 165A to James; turn left onto James.
I-5 Northbound: take exit 164A to James; turn right onto James.
Both Directions: Drive up the James Street hill and move to the left lane. At Broadway turn left. Drive for one mile, (passing one QFC at Harvard Square), to the start point at a second QFC at 417 Broadway East. Underground parking at store or on street parking. Walk box at customer services at back of store.

METRO:

From downtown Seattle, take #49 "University District" to E. John and Broadway E. and walk 2 blocks north to the start.

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SEATTLE MADRONA-LESCHI(YRE 1561)
January 2 - December 31
Credit Only Event
10K Rated 2A

Point of Contact:
Edla
(206) 938-5929
Email: Edla

Start Point:
Leschi Mart
103 Lakeside Ave
Seattle
Start box is a large folding file, mounted on the window on the right immediately after you enter the store.

AVA Special Programs and Wash. St. Challenges:

AVA: None.

Washington: Parks: City Parks

Event Hours:
Walk from dawn to dusk. Leschi Mart is open 9 AM to 8 PM daily, but may be closed on major holidays.

Description:
A lovely walk through the Madrona and Leschi neighborhoods, Frink and Mt. Baker parks. Magnificent, panoramic views of Lake Washington, the Floating Bridge (from above & below), the Eastside and the Cascades. Walk by the historic Ellsworth-Storey cottages. On clear days, Mt Baker to the north, and Mt Rainier to the south will be visible from the viewpoint above the Lacey Murrow floating bridge. Not suitable for strollers or wheelchairs.

Directions:
I-5 south-bound take exit 165A to James; turn left onto James. I-5 north-bound take exit 164A to James; turn right onto James. Drive up the hill and move to right lane. At Boren turn right on to Boren and move to left lane. Continue straight on Boren to Yesler. Turn left and continue on Yesler Way about 1.2 miles to 32nd Ave. Turn left on 32nd and follow the main road as it curves downhill to the lake. Turn right on Lk. Washington Blvd. which quickly becomes Lakeside Ave. Leschi Mart will be on the right side, across street from lake. Use on-street parking or in lot across street; do not park in store lot.

METRO:
From downtown, take #27 "Colman Park" to stop at Lakeside Ave. E. and E. Yesler Way, very close to start.


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SEATTLE SEWARD PK-LK WASHINGTON(YRE 1562)
January 2 - December 31

5,10 or 20K Rated 1A

Point of Contact:
Edla
(206) 938-5929
Email: Edla

Start Point:
Leschi Mart
103 Lakeside Ave
Seattle
Sign in and pick up directions and then drive 2.5 miles south to start at Stan Sayres Memorial Park for 10K, or to Seward Park for 5K. 20K starts at Leschi Mart.
Start box is a large folding file, mounted on the window on the right immediately after you enter the store.

AVA Special Programs and Wash. St. Challenges:

AVA: Over the Rainbow, WPA

Washington: Parks: City Parks

Event Hours: Walk from dawn to dusk. Leschi Mart is open 9 AM to 8 PM daily, but may be closed on major holidays.

Description:
This is a beautiful walk beginning at Stan Sayres Park (10K), site of the pits for the Seafair Unlimited Hydroplane Races, and continuing along the shore of Lake Washington to Seward Park. Seward Park is one of the jewels of the Seattle Park system. The Friends of Seward Park have monthly walks in the Park. You will walk around the Park, hugging the lake shoreline most of the time, and then return to Stan Sayres.

The 5K alternate goes around Seward Park. The 20K route starts and finishes at the Market, walking along Lake Washington, around Seward Park, and back to Leschi.

NOTE: Unless you're a racing fan, avoid this walk during the annual Seafair unlimited hydroplane race week, August 2-4, 2013.


Directions:
I-5 south-bound take exit 165A to James; turn left onto James. I-5 north-bound take exit 164A to James; turn right onto James. Drive up the hill and move to right lane. At Boren turn right on to Boren and move to left lane. Continue straight on Boren to Yesler. Turn left and continue on Yesler Way about 1.2 miles to 32nd Ave. Turn left on 32nd and follow the main road as it curves downhill to the lake. Turn right on Lk. Washington Blvd. which quickly becomes Lakeside Ave. Leschi Mart will be on the right side, across street from lake. Use on-street parking or in lot across street; do not park in store lot.

METRO: Using METRO to get to the walk start at Stan Sayres Memorial Park is difficult, requiring transfers. Check with King County Metro for details.


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SEATTLE LINCOLN PARK(YRE 2051)
January 2 - December 31

5 or 10K. Rated 2B

Point of Contact:
Mike Nagan
206-935-3225
Email: Mike

Start Point:
The Kenney
7125 Fauntleroy Way S.W.
Seattle
Ask receptionist for startbox location.

AVA Special Programs and Wash. St. Challenges:

AVA: Bakeries, WPA

Washington: Towns: Bakeries (10K only); Parks: City Parks (5 & 10K)

Event Hours: Walk from dawn to dusk. Should finish by dusk.

Description:
Walk along the water and then up above on the bluff in Lincoln Park, enjoying views of the Sound, the Olympics, Vashon Island, and the ferries and other shipping. If you're lucky, you might get a glimpse of a pod of Orcas. In the summer, you can watch swimmers enjoying the salt water in Coleman Pool out on the point. The 10K route goes on to two more parks - Fauntleroy Cove Park and Solstice Park. Solstice Park has panoramic views of the Sound.

This is a good walk to enjoy with a companion. The Bluff Trail is a quiet walk through the woods with great Sound views, but it can be a little lonely on weekdays in the winter. For those who prefer, the directions for the 5 and 10K routes include an alternative to the Bluff Trail.

Directions:
From I-5 take Exit 163 to West Seattle. Follow Fauntleroy Way signs. Stay on Fauntleroy Way to The Kenney at 7125. Distance from I-5 is about 5 miles.

METRO:
From downtown, take 116, 118, 119, or Rapid Ride C, and watch for The Kenney.

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Emerald City Wanderers Volkssport Club

Would like to thank you for taking time in walking and enjoying our walks! 

Please let us know if there was anything unsuitable along any of our trails so we may correct the error should it be our fault. Thank you for your input!

Dave Madsen

 

 

SEATTLE BALLARD (YRE1865)
January 2 - December 31
Credit Only Event
6K, 7K and 10K Rated 2A


Point of Contact:
Dave Madsen
(206) 789-1960
Email: Dave Madsen

Start Point:
Saleh's Delicatessen
2401 NW 80th St
Seattle
Ask at counter for the walk folder.
AVA Special Programs and Wash. St. Challenges:

AVA: Bakeries, Classic Movie Theaters (10K), Fraternal Organizations, Walking America's Murals, Over the Rainbow

Washington: Towns: Bakeries, Fire Stations (10K) and Post Office(10K); Parks: City Parks


Event Hours:
M-F: 7 AM to 11 PM
Sat/Sun: 8 AM to 11 PM,

Description:
NEW ROUTE. Passes through parks, several residential neighborhoods, commercial & historic Ballard, the Chittenden Locks & fish ladder. Views of Puget Sound & Olympic Mtns. Optional 6/7K route takes you directly to and from the Locks. You'll walk across the Chittenden Locks, observing the lock attendants managing the locking of boats large and small between the Ship Canal and Puget Sound, and visit the fish ladder. Chittenden also features a good visitor center and beautiful gardens and grounds. You'll enjoy views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mtns. The 6K/7K option visits the Locks and Ballard. Both walks are suitable for strollers.

Directions:
From I-5 Northbound or Southbound: take exit 172 and drive west on N. 85th (becomes NW 85th) for approx. 2.5 miles to 24th Ave. NW. Turn left on 24th Ave NW and proceed about 1/3 mile to the neighborhood shopping area at NW 80th and 24th NW. Saleh's will be on your right at the SW corner of the intersection. Please use on-street parking.

METRO:
From downtown take #18 "Ballard North Beach" to 24th NW and NW 80th.

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SEATTLE FREMONT SHIP CANAL (YRE408)
January 2 - December 31
Credit Only Event
6K, 10K, or 13K. Rated 1A

Point of Contact:
Dave Madsen
(206) 789-1960
Email: Dave Madsen

Start Point:
Fisheries Supply Co.
1900 N. Northlake Way, Seattle
NOTE: Store actually fronts on N. 34th St.
The walkbox is a wood file cabinet just inside the door on your left as you enter.

AVA Special Programs and Wash. St. Challenges:

AVA: Over the Rainbow

Washington: Parks: City Parks


Event Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 9 AM to 6 PM
Sunday: 10 AM to 5 PM
Closed major holidays.

Description:

This walk is through Gasworks Park, into and through Fremont ("the center of the universe") with its world famous sculptures of the Troll (beneath the Aurora Bridge), Waiting for the Interurban, and Vladimir Lenin. Walk on both sides of the Lake Washington Ship Canal, returning along the Burke Gilman Trail. 6 and 13 K routes head via Fremont to and along the south side of the Canal; the 13 K option continues all the way to the Hiram Chittenden Locks, fish ladder, and historic Ballard before linking up with the last leg of the 10 K route.


Directions:
From I-5 North or Southbound, take exit 169/NE 45th Street. Turn West onto NE 45th to Meridian Ave. N . Turn left onto Meridian and proceed downhill to 34th. Fisheries Supply faces N 34th. Turn onto 34th for the best on-street parking. Please do not park in store lot.

METRO: From downtown take #26 "East Green Lake" to Wallingford Ave. N. and N. 35th St. Walk one block south to N. 34th - Fisheries Supply will be across N. 34th.


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SEATTLE NORTH CAPITOL HILL(YRE1983)
January 2 - December 31
Credit Only Event
10K Rated 2A

Point of Contact:
Dave Madsen
(206) 789-1960
Email: Dave Madsen

Start Point:
Fisheries Supply Co.
1900 N. Northlake Way, Seattle
NOTE: Store actually fronts on N. 34th St.
The walkbox is a wood file cabinet just inside the door on your left as you enter.

AVA Special Programs and Wash. St. Challenges:

AVA: Over the Rainbow

Washington: Art: Parks: City Parks

Event Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 9 AM to 6 PM
Sunday: 10 AM to 5 PM
Closed major holidays.

Description:

Walk over University Bridge to Capitol Hill and some lovely neighborhoods. On the Bridge, enjoy great views of Lake Union with its boat and seaplane traffic, and of the Cascades. On Capitol Hill, enjoy the homes and gardens. From Capitol Hill, descend a long stairway, enjoying the gardens to the side, and walking through Colonnade Park with its unique mountain-bike course Continue down to Lake Union, and enjoy the waterfront activity, from seaplanes to houseboats. Stop and check out the Petanque court Petanque is a French game similar to lawn bowling. Then its back across the University Bridge. Take a moment at the Seattle Peace Park and enjoy Sadako and the Thousand Cranes sculpture, and head back to the finish. Difficult for strollers; unsuitable for wheelchairs.



Directions:
From I-5 North or Southbound, take exit 169/NE 45th Street. Turn West onto NE 45th to Meridian Ave. N . Turn left onto Meridian and proceed downhill to 34th. Fisheries Supply faces N 34th. Turn onto 34th for the best on-street parking. Please do not park in store lot.
METRO:
From downtown take #26 "East Green Lake" to Wallingford Ave. N. and N. 35th St. Walk one block south to N. 34th - Fisheries Supply will be across N. 34th.

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SEATTLE LAKE UNION(YRE1402)
January 2 - December 31
Credit Only Event
11K Rated 1A

Point of Contact:
Dave Madsen
(206) 789-1960
Email: Dave Madsen

Start Point:
Fisheries Supply Co.
1900 N. Northlake Way, Seattle
NOTE: Store actually fronts on N. 34th St.
The walkbox is a wood file cabinet just inside the door on your left as you enter.

AVA Special Programs and Wash. St. Challenges:

AVA: Over the Rainbow

ESVA: Towns: Clock Tower; Parks: City Parks


Event Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 9 AM to 6 PM
Sunday: 10 AM to 5 PM
Closed major holidays.

Description:
This is a scenic and interesting walk around Seattle's in-city recreational and industrial Lake Union. Get upfront and close with everything that floats, from canoes to yachts to houseboats to floatplanes. The south end of the Lake features a growing collection of restaurants, as well as the Center for Wooden Boats. You'll walk over two drawbridges and along several piers, as well as old railroad right-of-way. And, before you finish, you'll enjoy the J.P. Patches and Gertrude sculpture. There are public restrooms near the beginning, and other facilities at restaurants along the way.

Directions:
From I-5 North or Southbound, take exit 169/NE 45th Street. Turn West onto NE 45th to Meridian Ave. N . Turn left onto Meridian and proceed downhill to 34th. Fisheries Supply faces N 34th. Turn onto 34th for the best on-street parking. Please do not park in store lot. Metro #26, which runs from 3rd Avenue downtown, will get you to N. 35th and Wallingford Ave N., which is a one block from the start.

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SEATTLE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON(Y0351)
January 2 - December 31
Credit Only Event
10K Rated 1A

Point of Contact:
Dave Madsen
(206) 789-1960
Email: Dave Madsen

Start Point:
Fisheries Supply Co.
1900 N. Northlake Way, Seattle
NOTE: Store actually fronts on N. 34th St.
The walkbox is a wood file cabinet just inside the door on your left as you enter.

AVA Special Programs and Wash. St. Challenges:

AVA: Classic Movie Theaters, Fraternal Organizations, Over the Rainbow

ESVA: Towns: Post Office; Parks: City Parks


Event Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 9 AM to 6 PM
Sunday: 10 AM to 5 PM
Closed major holidays.

Description:
This walk begins and finishes on the Burke-Gilman Trail, a former railroad right-of- way, but the beautiful campus of the University of Washington is the main attraction. Enjoy the diversity of architecture styles, the grounds and gardens, and the spectacular view of Mt. Rainier from the Drumheller Fountain and Frosh Pond. Stop for coffee or tea on "The Ave".

Directions:
From I-5 North or Southbound, take exit 169/NE 45th Street. Turn West onto NE 45th to Meridian Ave. N . Turn left onto Meridian and proceed downhill to 34th. Fisheries Supply faces N 34th. Turn onto 34th for the best on-street parking. Please do not park in store lot. Metro #26, which runs from 3rd Avenue downtown, will get you to N. 35th and Wallingford Ave N., which is one block from the start.

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