Named for a summer resort in Switzerland, Interlaken Park is a dense evergreen oasis. Catch a glimpse of the Cascades from this hillside park and heat up your winter by running up this green ravine. The fifty-one acres of dense forest that separate the urban neighborhoods of Montlake and Capitol Hill comprise Interlaken Park, named for a summer resort in Switzerland. Here you’ll find towering trees, an enchanting collection of dirt trails and a tree-canopied, wide, paved road that’s closed to motorized traffic and served as the principal bicycle and buggy path in the 1890s. Bicyclists still enjoy this quiet path as part of their city commutes today. Interlaken Park 5k & 10k is the sixth of seven events in the Winter Trail Series. The course starts with an out-and-back tour of the fairly flat, paved Interlaken Boulevard, where it is closed to car traffic through this forest park. The course then turns up a short staircase and onto dirt trails, including a climb to the top of the park and back down to Interlaken Boulevard for the short return to the start/finish. Each loop is 2.5 km. The 5k is two loops, and the 10k is four loops.
It's always easier to train when you've got something in mind train for. Find an upcoming running event in your area and sign up, it's as easy as that. Train each week in preparation for the big day and then go out and have fun with it. You will have runners at all different levels of running abilities. You'll have semi pro runners right down to absolute beginners. Running is for everyone when you realise that the only person you're competing with is yourself - to gradually make those improvements and gains. Good luck on your journey.
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