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
September 20, 5K on Magnuson Park course, 8:30 AM, Race will be our Association 5K Championship road race. Sign-up via the Club Northwest, Magnuson Series link on CNW website where it's part of the 5K race signup. Use discount code club5 for $5 off the price for Club Northwest members. Take 65th St. entrance to the park, turn left at boat ramp area and take winding road to along the beach. Start line is just north of the quonset hut bathroom building. Course is 750 meters one way so will have 3 complete 1500 meter loops, and a 500 meter finishing section.
Oct 11, Second Saturday Race
October 19, Hour Racewalk, 10 AM, Banks, Oregon. See RW Northwest website, on our home page.
November 8, Second Saturday Race
December 13, Second Saturday Race