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Mysterious March Peekaboo Run

Sunday March 7, 2021

You will really like these new trails or at least new trails to me. We experimented on them this past summer and you can run almost all the way from Goldens Gardens in Seattle to Rattlesnake Lake in North Bend on trails. We won't be going that far today, just a marathon. Starting in Issaquah we get to run on Pickering Trail and then the Issaquah Preston trail and finally the Preston Snoqualmie trail.

Most of the trails are paved with some that are gravel and dirt. There are some hills that you get to go both up and down as this is an out and back. I will try to have some pink paint at key turns but once you are on the trails you basically just stay on the trail until it ends. At the end, take a minute or two to peek through the trees to see the Snoqualmie Falls. We will see who gets the best photo. Then turn around and run back. I will strategically place a box of water and snacks near Preston so you can visit the box on the way out and the way back. There are some convenience stores there as well if you need something else.

This is a marathon course.  If you would like to run a half then you would run from the start all the way to Preston and turn around after 6.55 miles and return to the start.  If you really must run a 50K then finish the marathon course and run another out and back to get 31.1 miles on your watch.


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. 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.
  4. 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
  5. We should all be finished by 3 PM.  Please send me your time and evidence you ran the course, GPS, Strava, etc.
  6. Suggested donation, $20. I will have a wood-al (metal) for you when you finish.
  7. Run and have fun!


Course Directions:


Start on the Pickering Trail where 10th Ave NW and NW Sammamish Rd is next to the Veterinarian and Coffee Shack which are across the street from Costco in Issaquah. 

You can park at the Pickering Barn lot (https://goo.gl/maps/pbQ7oNewXUmeHt3GA) or at Costco.

Follow the Pickering Trail east and down under the road until you go under SE 62nd and come to a T.  Take a Left and go to 4th Ave NW.  Cross over this street at the light and go Right on the East Lake Sammamish Trail.  After a short section, before you go under I-90 turn Left onto the Issaquah Preston Trail.  Stay on this trail which parallels I-90 all the way to Preston.  Just after SE 79th the trail turns Left.  Continue on the trail by the ball fields.  After going down a very long hill you will have to cross over the Preston Fall City Road, take care.  The trail goes Right which seems counter intuitive, do it.  At the next corner go Left through a little neighborhood and at the end of the street you will go back on the trail paralleling the road.  Follow this for a bit and then up some switchbacks which brings you to the Preston Snoqualmie Trail that you will stay on all the way to the end.  Take a peak at the Snoqualmie Falls, turn around and go back the same way you ran out.


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