Stan's (not pictured as he takes the photos) racewalker mobile.
I used this photo for a Northwest Profile at Pemco.com (It's my car with the RACEWKR license plate but I'm not in the photo as I was taking the picture.)
Every month we have our Second Saturday racewalks(SSR) around Green Lake in Seattle, Washington.
At times there are conflicts with more formal races or other events so check periodically here to see the latest schedule. We usually move the second Saturday up or back a week depending on the other events rather than eliminate these.
This is an informal race of 2.8 miles on a paved path. Meet at the south side of the Evans Pool Community Center building, next to the outdoor basketball court, at 8:45. Race begins at 9:00 AM. We meet all year, rain or shine. Check your calendar for dates of each second Saturday of the month. (Click here for location diagram)
Clinics for beginners are held on the same dates as the races at 10 AM after the 9:00 race at the same location. Meet at the outdoor basketball courts as we use the lines on the court as part of the clinic. (See diagram link above.) Fee is $5 one time. Come as often as you like. Please call Stan at 206-327-9105 for advance reservation. If no one calls or shows up by 10:10 or so, we keep moving for a warmdown lap around the lake. Wear shorts if possible that don't cover the knees as knee straightening is a key rule of racewalking. If it's cold, wear snug leg fitting pants, eg. tights, lycra, etc. so knees can be viewed somewhat. Thanks.
A few of us also are walking at Green Lake on Tuesdays at 6 pm, same location as above to start. We do a loop of the lake at a social pace. All are welcome. We decided to always go counter-clockwise, (or right if you are facing the lake at CC building), so if you are late, go the other way, clockwise, and we'll hook up part way around.
2014 Schedule, local events
April 19, Magnuson Park informal racewalk to try out a new road course along the waterfront by the beach. 3K distance,start at 8:30 am. This will be before the 10 AM Magnuson Park running race series.
NOTE: following SSR races subject to change as other local and Portland area races are scheduled. We usually move our race to work around these and reschedule our race so it still takes place that month. Often we move it up to serve as a tune up for the more official events.
May 10, Second Saturday Race
June 7, Seattle Parks meet, usually has a 5k racewalk.
June 14, Second Saturday Race
June 21-22 Portland Masters Meet Tentative schedule
June 29, Hayward Field Masters Meet, Eugene, Oregon
July 5, Second Saturday Race moved up a week due to event below.
July 12, National Club Championships. Tacoma, WA. Tentatively 5K racewalk at 11:45 am. Qualifying times of 28:30 for men, and 33:00 for women. This is a semi-elite meet for clubs from around the country that will be sponsored by Club Northwest and PNTF. Meet to be held at Mt. Tahoma High School, in Tacoma.
July 19, Seattle Masters Track Meet (Same weekend as National Masters in N.C.)
July 26, Senior Games, Tumwater, WA 5K and 1500 Meter racewalks
We plan on having a couple of additional road races on the Magnuson Park beach course in August through October, probably 3rd Saturday of the month. Stay tuned for more info. Looking at 3K and 5K and possibly 8K with an earlier start.
August 9, Second Saturday Race
September 13, Second Saturday Race