Emerald City Open

October 6th, 2018 at Lower Woodland Park



9:00 a.m. – Race Day Registration  Opens

10:30 a.m. – Women’s 6K

11:15 a.m. – Men’s 8K 

Noon – Alumni & Friends 2K Fun Run

12:15 p.m. – Awards at Start/Finish line

Registration & Fees

Teams should let us know by e-mail – tracknet@mac.com - of their intent to compete in the meet by Friday, September 28, 2018.  Entries are due by Thursday, October 4th to DirectAthletics.

Please pay your fees online as you enter.  Checks for teams can be submitted on day of race as long as the team/individual has  entered by the above entry date without paying day-of-race fees.  Entry fees are $100 per team for each men’s and women’s team you wish to have scored, and $10 for individuals or members of incomplete teams.  Fees on race day are $150 per team or $15 per individual, so please don’t wait.  Community race entry fees are $5 per person or $10 per family, either in advance or on race day.

The shelter at the start/finish lines will be the packet pickup location.  At this time, we will ask you to declare your team and scratch any non-competing runners.  Unattached runners are welcome!


There are no facilities for concessions or lockers at Lower Woodland Park. Bathrooms are adjacent to the registration area. Picnic shelters may be rented from the Seattle Parks Department at 206-684-4080.

Start and Calls

The starting line is on the hillside next to the finish, at the southeast corner of the park. First call will fire with 5 minutes remaining before the start.


The course is located at Lower Woodland Park in the Greenlake neighborhood. We are using a 2000-meter loop. It is the route marked with the solid line on the COURSE MAP. The loop course is considered moderately rolling.


Finishing and Scoring

The finish line is on the hillside below to the start.  It will be clearly marked with a banner and clock.  Scoring will take place at the end of the chute.  The top five members of each team will score.  There will be two displacing runners for each team.  “B” team scoring will be performed only for declared “B” teams.  Non-scorers will be removed from the scoring for an accurate score.

Results & Awards

Results will be prepared at the registration shelter and made available to teams on the spot.  Awards will be presented to the top five individuals in the men’s and women’s races immediately following compilation of the men’s results.  Prizes will include commemorative tee-shirts to the top ten finishers in the men's and women's races, and the top male and female in the community race.

Where to Stay

If your team is coming from out of town and looking for a place to stay, please contact the Seattle Sports Commission for their recommendations.  Mention that Club Northwest is the event host.


Emerald City Open has been going for the past 20 years and until 2017 has been put on by Seattle University with help from Club Northwest. In 2017 the meet changed to being put on solely by Club Northwest. Club Northwest is proud to keep this historic meet alive!