city running guides

Green Lake – A Hidden Gem in the Emerald City

Located just east of Ballard—although it took a little time to reach due to Seattle’s circuitous traffic patterns—Green Lake has a 2.8 mile running/bike path around it perimeter. With a variety of interesting vegetation along the path and in the water, including a large area of lily pads, it’s easy to forget you’re actually running in a city. The quite cool temperatures for a mid-July morning that are typical of Seattle, along with a host of other runners making their way around the lake, made it an enjoyable experience.

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The Cincinnati Running Experience

The Flying Pig Marathon. How did the Cincinnati – known as the Queen City – become host of a marathon named for pigs?

A view of the Cincinnati skyline Believe it or not, Cincinnati was once known as Porkopolis because of its prominence as a pork processing center.