Seward Park

January 2 – December 31

5,10 or 20K Rated 1A

Point of Contact:
(206) 938-5929
Email: Edla
Start Point:
Leschi Mart
103 Lakeside Ave.
Sign in and pick up directions and then drive 2.5 miles south to start at Stan Sayres Memorial Park for 10K, or to Seward Park for 5K.   20K starts at Leschi Mart.
Start box is a large folding file, mounted on the window on the right immediately after you enter the store.

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AVA Special Programs and Wash. St. Challenges:
AVA: Cities in Song, Lakes, Volcanoes, City Park, Ports of Call
Washington: Restaurant:  AM

Event Hours: Walk from dawn to dusk. Leschi Mart is open 9 AM to 8 PM daily, but may be closed on major holidays.

This is a beautiful walk beginning at Stan Sayres Park (10K), site of the pits for the Seafair Unlimited Hydroplane Races, and continuing along the shore of Lake Washington to Seward Park.  Seward Park is one of the jewels of the Seattle Park system.  The Friends of Seward Park have monthly walks in the Park.  You will walk around the Park, hugging the lake shoreline most of the time, and then return to Stan Sayres.
The 5K alternate goes around Seward Park.  The 20K route starts and finishes at the Market, walking along Lake Washington, around Seward Park, and back to Leschi.
NOTE:  Unless you’re a racing fan, avoid this walk during the annual Seafair unlimited hydroplane race days, and a few days before and after.  In 2019, the races are August 2-4.

I-5 south-bound take exit 165A to James; turn left onto James.  I-5 north-bound take exit 164A to James; turn right onto James.  Drive up the hill and move to right lane.  At Boren turn right on to Boren and move to left lane.  Continue straight on Boren to Yesler.  Turn left and continue on Yesler Way about 1.2 miles to 32nd Ave.  Turn left on 32nd and follow the main road as it curves downhill to the lake.  Turn right on Lk. Washington Blvd. which quickly becomes Lakeside Ave.  Leschi Mart will be on the right side, across street from lake.  Use on-street parking or in lot across street; do not park in store lot.

METRO: Using METRO to get to the walk start at Stan Sayres Memorial Park is difficult, requiring transfers.  Check with King County Metro for details.