Night running in Seattle - tracks and trails?
December 4, 2013 11:57 AM Subscribe
Now that the deep dark winter is upon Seattle, I'm looking for suggestions of where the best nighttime running is. Specifically, I'm looking for 400m tracks that are (1) open to the public and (2) lit at night. I'd also be interested in hearing about good streets or trails to run on that are well-lit (or even semi-lit) and not too sketchy.
posted by bepe to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (10 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I live on the south side of the city, work downtown, and am hoping to do some track workouts in the upcoming weeks. It would be great to find a track where I could get a workout in during a weeknight. The nearest track to me is at Franklin High School, which does have a track, but it is not generally lit at night, apparently not really 400 meters, and frankly kind of sketchy at night. I'd love to hear about some facility, ideally within city limits, that has a real 400m track, is reliably lit at night, and that gets some use by runners.
Also, bonus points for other good night running routes that people like. I have a couple, but they get kind of boring. I'd be willing to drive a bit if there was some popular well lit trail or road on the eastside I'm unaware of.