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11th Annual Spring Training Program


Train to walk up to a Half Marathon with the Sound Steps team!


Ready to achieve new goals, while meeting new friends and exploring the city? Each year, Sound Steps offers Spring Training, a FREE walk training program to prepare adults age 50+ to complete a 5k, 10k or Half Marathon walk event. Saturday morning group training walks in north and south Seattle increase in distance from February through June.

Welcome Letter– An introduction to the training program.
North Training Calendar– North training distances, locations, and walk events.
South Training Calendar– South training distances, locations and walk events.
Registration Form– Complete and return as soon as you can.
Physical Activity Survey


* Maps are subject to change, i.e. construction, sidewalk closures*

February 3                  .5 or 1 mile

February 10 & 17      .75 or 1.5 miles

February 24               1 or 2 miles

March 3                       1.5 or 2.5 miles

March 10                      2 or 4 miles   

March 24                     2 or 3.5 miles

March 31                          2.5 or 4.5 miles

April 7                          2.5 or 5 miles

April 14______________3 or 6 Miles

April 21                          3.5 or 7 miles

April 28                            4 or 8 miles

May 12                          4.5 or 9 miles

May 19                          5 or 10 miles

May 26                         5.5 or 11 miles

June 2                           4 or 8 miles


Training routes from Jefferson CC, up to 6 miles

Training routes from Feb 2- March 24 (Jefferson CC)

Training routes March 31 – June 2 (Rainier CC)

Walk Event Goals

We are training for the following events:gasworks11

St Paddy’s Day 5K: Saturday, 3/17 at Jefferson Park, 3801 Beacon Ave S

Green Lake Loop 5K/10K: Saturday, 5/5 at Green Lake Community Center, 7201 E Green Lake Dr. N

Lake Union Loop 10K/Half Marathon: Saturday, 6/9 at Gasworks Park

Walk of Champions (as far as you want!): Saturday, 6/23 at Jefferson Park

Join us for another fun group walk on Monday, June 4th. Volunteer Mark Blitzer will lead a flat, 6 mile loop walk along and near the Ship Canal. Meet at the south entrance of the Ballard Fred Meyer on NW 43rd Street at 9 am!

 Thank you to our generous community sponsors and supporters:

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