The Emerald City Wanderers
We are a walking club which hosts non-competitive walking events for fun, fitness, and friendship. We’re a Seattle-based chapter of America’s Walking Club, and we’re known as the “Holiday Club” because we host organized walking events on or near holidays – New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Fourth of July, Labor Day, and Halloween. We also offer many self-guided year-round-walks in Seattle.
Join us for our next event!
Easter on the Waterfront
This year’s route will be a beautiful stroll along the waterfront on Elliott Bay Trail at Centennial Park (aka Myrtle Edwards Park), with a visit to the Olympic Sculpture Park. Parking will be at the Expedia Garage, on level P1 which is free but which has a limited number of spaces available. If the garage fills up, handouts with map to alternate nearby free street parking will be given to drivers arriving at the start location. Carpooling or use of public transit are encouraged. See below for bus route information.
Saturday, April 8, 2023
Register 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
6K and 10K, both rated 1A
Expedia Garage at Centennial Park
1280 16th Ave. W.
Seattle, WA 98119
GPS coordinates: 47.63124, -122.37742
From I-5, take exit 167 “Mercer St / Seattle Center” (for NB drivers, this is a left-hand exit). Move to the middle lane of Mercer St., and continue STRAIGHT on Mercer for 2 miles until it ends at Elliott Ave W. Merge RIGHT onto Elliott Ave W and continue for 0.5 miles. Move to the right-hand exit-only lane for W Galer St Flyover, and turn RIGHT onto the W Galer St Flyover. Stay in LEFT LANE as the Flyover VEERS LEFT over railroad tracks, then VEERS RIGHT to T-intersection at Alaskan Way W. Turn RIGHT on Alaskan and then take the first RIGHT (at stop sign) onto W Galer St. Follow Galer one block to the end and turn LEFT into the parking garage, level P1. Parking is free but limited – carpooling or use of public transit are encouraged.
Metro routes 24, 32, 33, Rapid Ride D. Exit bus at W. Prospect St. and walk on the Helix Pedestrian Bridge over the railroad tracks. Follow the sidewalk as it passes the tall grain silos on your left, to the main intersection with paved Elliott Bay Trail. Turn right on the Trail and walk 0.7K to the start table at parking garage. Distance from pedestrian bridge to start table will be included in walk route.
Parking will be at the Expedia Garage, on level P1 which is free but which has a limited number of spaces available. If the garage fills up, handouts with map to alternate nearby free street parking will be given to drivers arriving at the start location. Carpooling or use of public transit are encouraged. Restrooms near the start / finish. Route is on the relatively flat and paved Elliott Bay Trail, which meanders along the edge of Elliott Bay. Pets are permitted but not in buildings – owners responsible for leash and cleanup laws.
AVA: Par for the Course
ESVA: On the Road Again – Holiday, or New to Me.
Next Membership Meeting:
Join us for our next membership meeting. All are welcome! We meet monthly on the second Thursday. Our next meeting will be in-person, at the Great American Diner restaurant in West Seattle. (In order for us to reserve their private room, the restaurant asks that attendees order an entrée from the menu. Here is a link to their website for their menu.).
Thursday, April 13, 2023
Meeting starts at 7:00
Arrive at 6:30 to order dinner
Great American Diner
4752 California Ave. SW
Seattle, WA 98116
For questions, send a note to Mike
Take one of our Walking Challenges:
LIGHT RAIL WALKS CHALLENGE PROGRAM: Beginning in 2019 we joined with several other clubs to sponsor the Light Rail Challenge, which features walks originating from Light Rail stations from Angle Lake to the UW. Details: Light Rails Challenge
NATIONAL PARK ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL PROGRAM: In 2016, the National Park Service celebrated its Centennial – 100 Years! The Emerald City Wanderers club sponsors an AVA Special Program to honor that Centennial. More details here.