While designed as a sanctuary for birds, deer, bobcats, and blackbear, Soaring Eagle Regional Park seems to be a quiet sanctuary for humans as well. Six hundred square acres of mature forest and wetlands interrupt miles of suburban homes on the edge of the flat Sammamish Plateau, and are host to 12 miles of trail that walkers, runners, mountain bikers, and equestrians enjoy.
The trails at Soaring Eagle are arranged like a spider’s web, with the wide Pipeline Trail cutting through the center and a network of interconnected trails radiating out from it. The surrounding trails were designed with little interference to the landscape, meaning that they twist, turn, swoop, and dive over all the little bumps in the park. With no major climb, you may find yourself hooting and hollering over these miniature roller coasters and begin thinking of the word “hill” in a whole new way. There is also a healthy population of rocks and roots on the trails, so there will be little time for zoning out as you dab through nature’s hopscotch.
Join us for a 5-mile or Half Marathon at Frost Eagle, the seventh event in the Winter Trail Series!
NOV 8 – CARKEEK COOLER
5k & 10k, Carkeek Park, Seattle, WA
NOV 22 – RAVENNA REFRESHER
4k, 8k, 12k, Ravenna Park, Seattle, WA
DEC 6 – REDMOND REINDEER ROMP
5-mile & Half Marathon, Redmond Watershed Preserve, Redmond, WA
DEC 20 – SEWARD SOLSTICE
4.2-mile & 10k, Seward Park, Seattle, WA
JAN 4 – ABSOLUTION RUN
4-mile & 8-mile, St. Edward State Park, Kenmore, WA
JAN 24 – INTERLAKEN ICICLE DASH
5k & 10k, Interlaken Park, Seattle, WA
FEB 7 – FROST EAGLE
5-mile & Half Marathon, Soaring Eagle Regional Park, Sammamish, WA
Consistency pays off! Participate in 4 or more of the Winter Trail Series events in the 2014-15 season listed above and you’ll earn a free Northwest Trail Runs thermal beanie made by Headsweats! This is a high quality, cozy beanie with a fleece inner shell and a quick drying outer shell, sporting the Northwest Trail Runs logo.