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Key Lime Pie Marathon & 50K

Sunday, November 29, 2020


Run a new course on the Kirkland Corridor Trail.  This is a mostly unpaved old railroad grade trail that goes from Bellevue to Totem Lake.  We would run a double out and back course for the marathon and an extra out and back for the 50K.  Halfers would run a single out and back.  Water and snacks available at the start/finish so come with your own water and support to get you through 13 miles.  This trail should be soft on your feet.

Enjoy Key Lime pie when you finish.


Coronavirus COVID-19 Expectations

In order to keep everyone healthy and safe please follow these expectations:

  1. Start in small groups of no more than five people sometime between 7-8 AM.
  2. Wear a face covering at the start and finish and anytime you encounter others and cannot be six feet apart.
  3. Bring your own water and snacks for the first 13 miles.  I will have support for you at the half way mark of the marathon.  There will be hand sanitizer available, please use it prior to getting water or snacks.
  4. None of these courses are closed.  So please follow the traffic signals and be safe.  Also, the course is not marked so either download the map on your phone to follow or follow the directions provided once you register.
  5. To register, email me your Name, Age on race day, birthdate, and city you are from.  Indicate which distance you want to run.   Bcjill@msn.com
  6. We should all be finished by 3 PM.  Please send me your time and evidence you ran the course, GPS, Strava, etc.
  7. Suggested donation, $20. I will have a wood-al (medal) for you when you finish.
  8. Run and have fun!


Day 4 - Key Lime Pie Course Directions - Cross Kirkland Corridor Trail

Mapmyrun has a feature that if you load the link onto your phone it will show you a map and help you stay on course.  You may want to download Mapmyrun app to your phone and then load the route so you can access it on race day.


The most difficult part of the course is finding the trail.  Once you do that it is a breeze as you just stay on the trail for a single out and back for the half.  Double out and back for the full marathon and triple out and back for the 50K.

The trail starts in Bellevue.  It starts a few blocks south of the intersection of Northup Way and 120th St. NE.  There is parking at this address:  12031 Northrup Way.  However you need to go behind the building and park off 120th St. across from the BMW dealer.  As I said finding the trail is the most difficult.  After parking, walk south on 120th St NE and you will see the trail on your right.  You will be taking the gravel trail, not the paved trail.  I will be there from 7-8 AM to make sure everyone finds the trail and gets started.  My cell is 206-890-8807 if you get lost.  After 8 AM you are on your own.

There are no bathrooms at the start so plan accordingly.  There is a porta pottie just before 3 miles just off the trail at a little park.  Lots of bushes....

The trail just goes north up to Totem Lake.  There is one section that is pavement or concrete as you go through the Google campus.  There are several street crossings so push the button to cross and be safe. 

When you reach NE 124th St. you get to turn around and head back the way you came.  Just to the left at NE 124th St. is a Shell station with a BR and across the street is a Rite Aid.  NE 124th is a busy street so if you plan to get snacks at Rite Aid, use the street lights and cross at the corner.

Half marathoners get to go out and back once.  Marathoners get to do a double out and back.  50Kers get to go out a third time to the 1.25 mile marker on the left and then turn around.  The markers start at 1.25 miles onto the trail. There will be water and snacks at the start/finish and half way point of the marathon.