Interlaken Icicle Dash 10k Race Report – Jeff J

Race: Interlaken Icicle Dash 10k

Runner: Jeff J

Race Date: 02/01/2020

Location: Interlaken Park in Seattle

Results: 38 of 76

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interlaken icicle dash 10k race report

3 Bests – What aspects of the race did you like the most?

Didn’t rain! Cool people. Someone brought my jacket that I left at the last race!

Not so much – Aspects of the race that didn’t do it for you

I don’t like stairs!

Highlights of your race – What did you do well and enjoy about your race in particular?

Just happy I got through this one. I hadn’t tapered before it and wasn’t feeling great going into it.

Lessons for others – Share your pro-tips on the race to help the next runner

Arrive early for parking.

Lessons you learned that will help you next time around

Lots of hills and some stairs. Train accordingly!

Most important course specific knowledge to know about the race

During rain the downhill part can be a little nerve wracking in terms of traction. I’m pretty new to trail running though.

Aesthetics – Is it a pretty course?


Difficulty – Is it a tough course?

Yes for me!

Organized and well run – Did it feel like a well-oiled machine or were they flying by the seat of their pants?

Very well run.

Competition – Is there a strong field?

Some really fast folks in it!

Logistics – Does it require a special handshake, registration a year in advance, hotels all booked? Give us the low down on the nuts and bolts of making the race happen.

All standard.

Aid Stations – Standard fare or anything special to know about the aid stations in terms of what’s available or when?

One aid station for each loop you do.

Gear – Did you need anything special or is there anything you’d recommend for the next runner?

No special gear. Just trail shoes.

Spectators – Is this a friendly course for your friends?

Not really.

How’s the Swag?

Good swag available to purchase.

The Overall Score – How many stars do you give this race and do you recommend that others run it?

4 of 5