Heather Stephens

So you're running a marathon in Seattle? Or maybe you're here to cheer? Either way, we've got you covered for the best weekend guide to the Emerald City! Oh, but first if you are running bring your bib or race confirmation into Oiselle Store U.Village Tuesday, November 24th - Sunday, November 29th for 15% off a shopping trip! 


Seattle is one of the very best cities to run in. There are hundreds of miles of trails and breathtaking views of the water and mountains right on the outskirts of the city!

Green Lake is a Nest favorite! If you need to snag some splits, try the 2.8 mile inside loop and you can check in every 400m. The outside loop is alittle over 3 miles and is perfect for soft surface trail for a pre-race shakeout!


Lake Union is the lake that divides Seattle. The loop around the perimeter is roughly a 10k in distance. You’ll follow the Seattle skyline around the lake and on a clear day you might spot Mt. Rainier!

Discovery Park is the largest public park in Seattle and juts out over the Puget Sound; the park offers over 11 miles of soft trails through wooded and open areas with magnificent views of Mount Rainer, Vashon Island and the Olympic Mountains.


Burke-Gilman Trail is a flat 27-mile paved trail that connects many parts of northern Seattle. The trail meanders by Gas Works Park, Lake Union, UW, and Lake Washington.


Have a pre-race dinner ritual? You're in luck! Seattle is a city for foodies. Check out some of our favorite spots by category and location:

Farm to Table:

Local 360 (Downtown)

The Whale Wins (Wallingford)

Terra Plata (Capitol Hill)


Joule (Wallingford)

Manolin (Wallingford)

Revel (Fremont)


Mamma Malina (U District)

Serafina (Eastlake)

Serious Pie (Belltown, South Lake Union)

Sandwich + Soup or Salad:

Homegrown (Fremont, Capitol Hill, Queen Anne, Downtown, South Lake Union)

Essential Baking Co. (Georgetown, Madison, Wallingford)

Fix Coffee House (Green Lake)


Ponti Seafood Grill (Queen Anne)

Ray’s Boathouse (Ballard)

RockCreek Seafood (Fremont)


Café Flora (Madison Valley)

Carmelita (Phinney Ridge)

Plum (Capitol Hill)

Coffee! Coffee! And More Coffee:

Essential Bakery. (Georgetown, Madison, Wallingford)

Citizen (Queen Anne)

Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room (Pike Street)


If you're cheering, join us for Cowbell Corner on the course at mile 21: Find the map here!


Stop by the store Tuesday November 24th - Sunday November 29th with your bib number or race confirmation for 15% off a shopping trip! 


Head up, wings out!