Run Leader: Doug Chase
Driving Directions: Meet at the parking lot for the Issaquah Community Center, at the intersection of Rainier Blvd. and Bush St. Point your GPS to 301 Rainier Blvd S., Issaquah, WA 98027.
From I-90: Take Exit 17, Front Street, and head south on Front Street. Go through the light at Sunset and within the next two blocks look for Bush St. Take a left on Bush Street, and then take a right OR left onto Rainier Blvd and park immediately. Lots of parking here. The run will start from the intersection of Rainier Blvd and Bush St.
Course description: Run starts at 8:30am
There is a 3 mile and a 6 mile course. About a mile of each course is paved and the rest is dirt. Not suitable for baby strollers, and neither course will get you your 5k or 10k PR. Both will start by heading east on Bush St. through Olde Town Issaquah towards the Sunset trailhead for Tiger Mountain. From there the trail has a short climb up to the beautiful and scenic trails on Tiger Mountain. Both courses loop over to High School Trail for the descent, and then come back to the parking lot on the paved Rainier Trail.
Those wanting extra mileage can choose their own adventure from the many trails available on Tiger Mountain, or run further up Rainier trail and connect it to the East Lake Sammamish Trail.
3 mile course map:
6 mile course map:
Note that the 6 mile course starts at the same place as the 3 mile course, although the starting location on this GPS trace is slightly different.
Breakfast: 12th Avenue Cafe, 775 NW Gilman Blvd, Issaquah, WA 98027.
From the run, go back to Front St. and head north. Turn left on Gilman. Go approximately 0.8 miles and turn left at the light onto Maple St. From Maple turn left at the roundabout, and then take your first possible left after the roundabout. This will put you in the parking lot right in front of 12th Avenue Cafe.