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Winter Trail Series: Interlaken Icicle Dash 5k | 10k
February 6 @ 7:30 am - 2:30 pm PST
An event every year that begins at 7:30 am on day first of February, repeating until February 1, 2025
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.
Join Northwest Trail Runs for a 5-k or 10-k trail run at the Interlaken Icicle Dash!
Want to keep motivated all winter long? Use the series registration page to sign up for more than one Winter Trail Series event at once!
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.
The aid station is located at the start/finish. 5k runners will pass the station halfway through their race (2.5k) as they begin their second loop. 10k runners will pass the aid station at 2.5k, 5k, and 7.5k.
The aid station offers water, electrolyte drink, and some carbohydrate-rich or salty foods, such as cookies, pieces of energy bar, gels, chews, chips, bagel, fruity candy, fig bars, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and bananas.
7:30am – Check-in and day-of-event registration opens
8:00am – First start
1:00am – Last start
2:30pm – Course closes
*All the schedules as subject to change.
Directions & Parking
Interlaken Park divides the Montlake and Capitol Hill neighborhoods of Seattle. The event will begin near the intersection of 21st Ave E and E Interlaken Blvd. Street parking is available adjacent to check-in and the start/finish point.
Event details subject to change. Check event websites for details.