About the series...

In 2007 we put on our first Earth Day run in Bellingham, WA. It was a great success but we thought we could do more. So here we are today proudly presenting "a series for all seasons!" Join us for monthly running and walking events for individuals, duos, and groups, based at beautiful Magnuson Park on the shores of Lake Washington in northeast Seattle. Rain or shine, wind or calm, we'll be here to help you meet your fitness goals and new friends at the same time!

The Magnuson Series is a partnership with Earth Runs.The series goal is to provide low cost fitness events for all ability levels and at the same time fundraising for tree plantings around the city. Over the years we have planted over 5,000 trees. We also partner with other nonprofits to help them fundraise at our events, such as Teen Feed, Feeding America, the Mangrove Action Project, CNW youth team and more. The entry fee is a donation to our organization so we can continue to do the great work that we do.

About the course...

We keep the same course each month so you can have a measurement for improvement. Our easy to follow 5k loop allows you to easily gauge where you are which helps with maintaining your pace.

Positive effects of endurance training

  • Decreased risk of disease, and increased quality of life.
  • Increased production of red blood cells (erythrocytes), leading to greater oxygen carrying capacity.
  • Increased blood volume up to 3-4 L.
  • Lowers your resting heart rate, and decreases your blood pressure.
  • Enhances capacity for thermoregulation.
  • Positive effects on Central Nervous system, such as attention, short-term memory, and information processing speed.
  • Increased immune function.
  • Studies have shown that regular exercisers have a more positive attitude toward work than sedentary counterparts.
  • Exercise is effective in reducing psychological stress.

Schedule of Events

2017

Month
Day
Start Time Name of Event
Events Held

January

14th Saturday

10am

MLK Weekend Run

5k, 10k, 15k, kids dash

February

18th Saturday

10am

President Day Weekend

5k, 10k, 15k, kids dash, 2 person team (5k each)

March

18th Saturday

10am

Spring Into Action

5k, 10k, 15k, kids dash, Duathlon!

April

22nd Saturday

10am

Earth Day Run

5k, 10k, kids dash, Half Marathon!

May

27th Saturday

10am

Memorial Day Run

5k, 10k, 15k, kids dash

June

17th Saturday

10am

Seattle Solstice Run

5k, 10k, 15k, kids dash, 2 person team (5k each)

July

15th Saturday

9:30am

Summer Spirit Run

5k, 10k, 15k kids dash

August

19th Saturday

9:30am

Summer Fitness Day

5k, 10k, 15k, kids dash, Half Marathon!

September

30th Saturday

10am

Family Fitness Day

5k, 10k, 15k, kids dash, Duathlon!

October

28th Saturday

10am-1pm

Halloween Run

5k, 10k, 15k Obstacle Dash!

November

23rd Thursday

10am

Thanksgiving Day

5k, 10k, 15k kids dash

December

23rd Saturday

10am

Holiday Fun Run

5k, 10k, 15k kids dash

2018

Month
Day
Start Time Name of Event
Events Held

January

13th Saturday

10am

MLK Weekend Run

5k, 10k, 15k, kids dash

February

17th Saturday

10am

President Day Weekend

5k, 10k, 15k, kids dash, 2 person team (5k each)

March

17th Saturday

10am

Spring Into Action

5k, 10k, 15k, kids dash, Duathlon!

April

21st Saturday

10am

Earth Day Run

5k, 10k, 15k kids dash, Half Marathon!

May

26th Saturday

10am

Memorial Day Run

5k, 10k, 15k, kids dash

June

16th Saturday

10am

Seattle Solstice Run

5k, 10k, 15k, kids dash, 2 person team (5k each)

July

14th Saturday

9:30am

Summer Spirit Run

5k, 10k, 15k, kids dash

August

18th Saturday

9:30am

Summer Fitness Day

5k, 10k, 15k, kids dash, Half Marathon!

September

29th Saturday

10am

Family Fitness Day

5k, 10k, 15k, kids dash, Duathlon!

October

27th Saturday

10am-1pm

Halloween Run

5k, 10k, 15k Obstacle Dash!

November

22nd Thursday

10am

Thanksgiving Day

5k, 10k, 15k kids dash

December

22nd Saturday

10am

Holiday Fun Run

5k, 10k, 15k kids dash