Ahab's Half


The Queequeg Quickie is still happening!

Start time: 2pm
Start: 911 E Pine
Finish: 400 N 35th
Distance: 13.1 miles

Ahab takes things too far, so it's fitting that his run starts and ends at the same place as the Quickie, but tours the seven seas en route. The aid station for Ahab's Half will be at Seven Hills Running Shop, home to Seattle's ultra trail-running community.

Aid Station - Seven Hills Running Shop

Before venturing off to trace the cliffs of Discovery Park, scanning the Puget Sound for pods of white whales, dock yourself for some liquid and literary refreshment at Seven Hills Running Shop.

Readers we have on tap so far:
Sincere thanks to Phil Kochik for accommodating us at the store!

Detailed Description of the Route

Start at Fleet Feet Seattle.
Run down E Pine all the way to the waterfront.
Turn right and run north along the waterfront to the Olympic Sculpture Park.
Follow the Elliot Bay Trail along the water through Myrtle Edwards Park.
At the far end of Centennial Park, the Elliot Bay Trail leaves the water, crosses under the Magnolia Bridge, and follows along the west side of train tracks.
After half a mile, as the trail turns west, continue north instead via 20th Avenue West.
Stay on 20th as it crosses Dravus Ave and turns into Gilman.
Shortly after Gilman turns into Government, you'll arrive at Seven Hills Running Shop (3139 West Government Way).

<lit break>

From the Seven Hills, continue along West Government Way until you reach Discovery Park.
Continue straight into the park on Discovery Park Blvd.
After about a quarter mile, turn left onto the Loop Trail, a dirt path that circles most of the park; brace yourself for the views of Puget Sound.
After about 2 miles, the Loop Trail will intersect three paved roads; at the third paved road, turn left and head north toward the Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center.
After quarter miles, after the road bends east, take the second left (onto another paved road) to continue heading north.
Turn right onto Bernie Whitebear Way.
Turn left onto Texas Way.
After 100 meters, turn left onto 40 Ave West.
Turn right onto West Commodore Way toward Commodore Park and the Ballard Locks.
Follow the path through Commodore Park to the Ballard Locks, and then run across the water.
After crossing, take a left and then a quick right (after 10 meters), to continue through the park into Ballard (you shouldn't take a path running parallel to the water).
Continue out of the park toward NW 54th Street.
When you reach the Lockspot Cafe, turn right onto NW 54th Street.
Turn right onto NW Market Street.
After about a quarter mile, turn right onto Shilshole Ave NW.
After Shilshole passes under the Ballard Bridge, bear left to continue onto NW 45th Street.
After another quarter mile, you should see signs for the Burke-Gilman Trail.
Turn onto the Burke-Gilman Trail and follow it for a little more than a mile.
Turn left on Phinney and run a block to Brouwer's (across the street from Theo Chocolate).