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10th Annual Spring Training Program


South end only

Meet at Rainier Community Center at 8:00 a.m.

Walks begin Saturday, August 19th!

Click here to download the training schedule!

North Seattle training routes are available at the link below. Note: These are not guided walks.

Summer Fall Training 2017 NORTH


Congratulations to all 2017 Spring Training Participants!


Celebrating the season’s accomplishments at Mount Baker Rowing Sailing Center on beautiful Lake Washington




Click the SPECIAL EVENTS tab for information on the next training event!

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 4                 .5 or 1 mile

February 11 & 18      .75 or 1.5 miles

February 25               1 or 2 miles

March 4                       1.5 or 2.5 miles

March 18                     2 or 3.5 miles

March 25                     2 or 4 miles

April 1                          2.5 or 4.5 miles

April 8                          2.5 or 5 miles

April 22______________3.5 or 6.4 Miles

3.5 or 7 April 29

May 6                            4 or 8 miles

May 13                          4.5 or 9 miles

May 20                          5 or 10 miles

May 27                         5.5 or 11 miles

June 3                           4 or 8 miles


10K training routes from Jefferson CC

Half Marathon training routes for February – March

Half Marathon training routes for April – June

Walk Event Goals

We are training for the following events:gasworks11

St Paddy’s Day 5K: Saturday, 3/11 at Jefferson Park, 3801 Beacon Ave S

Green Lake Loop 5K/10K: Saturday, 4/15 at Green Lake Community Center, 7201 E Green Lake Dr. N

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

Walk of Champions (as far as you want!): Saturday, 6/24 at Jefferson Park

Join us for another fun group walk on Monday, June 5th. 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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