Start: 911 E Pine Street
Finish: 400 N 35th Street
Distance: 5 miles
Queequeg likes his runs scenic, gently sloped, and around boats. This route's a fairly straight shot as the harpoon flies, from Fleet Feet Seattle on Capitol Hill to Brouwer's Cafe in Fremont, almost entirely along the water. We're staging the aid station on a boat at Lake Union Park, home to the Center for Wooden Boats and the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI).
Aid Station - The Glass SlipperTake a quick breather on The Glass Slipper, a floating glass room tripling as a hydration station, snack bar, and reading venue.
Grab a GU and stay for a few poems from the likes of:
Lake Union Charters & Adventures for donating use of the boat for the event.
Detailed Description of the RouteStart at Fleet Feet Seattle.
Run about 0.25m down E Pine toward the waterfront.
Just before the freeway, turn right on Melrose.
Continue on Melrose, beyond the Denny overpass.
After about a mile, turn left on Lakeview Blvd East, crossing the freeway.
At the bottom of the overpass, take a right onto Eastlake Ave.
Just past the Silver Cloud Inn, turn left and run a block to Fairview.
Turn left on Fairview and follow it toward Lake Union Park.
Turn right on Valley.
Turn right on Terry, heading into the park toward the water.
When you reach the first large building, turn right and follow the path to the water's edge.
Turn left at the water, keeping an eye out for signs to the Glass Slipper.
From the Glass Slipper, continue following the path along the water, circumnavigating the park.
Turn right at the pedestrian bridge and cross the bay on the west side of the park.
Turn right on the South Lake Union Trail.
Continue running along West Lake Union to the Fremont Ave Bridge (~1.5 miles).
Cross the bridge and turn left onto the Burke Gilman Trail.
Turn right on Phinney and run a block to Brouwer's (across the street from Theo Chocolate).