SEATTLE STAIR CLIMBS:
Galor Traverse 5K - Queen Anne
Starting from the West Lake Union Pedestrian Bridge and ending at Marshall Park, the Galer Traverse is a 5k that is not for the faint of heart. From Lake Union to the Queen Anne Radio tower athletes gain roughly 500 vertical feet in just under 3/4 of a mile. This is a great run for those training to 5k or just located in the Queen Anne neighborhood on both the east and west sides.
From the West Lake Union Pedestrian Bridge, start up stairs headed WEST toward Queen Anne Hill
At Dexter Ave N and Galor St. continue west up Galor St. to the Aurora Sky Bridge, following north on Galor St. to the Queen Anne Radio Tower. (Route Midway Point)
Continue WEST on Galor St. to 7th Ave W. where decent continues to 9th Ave W.
At 9th Ave W. turn SOUTH (downhill)
Continue SOUTH on 9th Ave. W. to the W. Lee St. stairs.
Follow W. Lee St. stairs to 8th Ave. W., cross the street into the Wilcox Wall Stairs Complex.
Follow Wilcox Wall SOUTHEAST to END at Marshall Park.
RECOMMENDED WORKOUT: Galer Traverse 5K
Complete route from West Lake Unoin Pedestrian Bridge to Marshall Park and back. Goal pace should be 9:00 to 11:30 per mile with a total time under 35 minutes. For added difficulty, begin on the Marshall Park Steps making the traverse in reverse.
TOTAL SPRINT DISTANCE: 5K
TOTAL STAIRS: 967