SEATTLE BE WATER, MY FRIEND: A RUNNING TOUR INSPIRED BY BRUCE LEE – 15K

We will spend the first half of the tour traversing through cultural, historical, and sports landmarks before shifting gears with several kilometers of uninterrupted, scenic, flat, waterfront running.

SEATTLE BE WATER, MY FRIEND: A RUNNING TOUR INSPIRED BY BRUCE LEE - 15K
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SEATTLE BE WATER, MY FRIEND: A RUNNING TOUR INSPIRED BY BRUCE LEE - 15K

We will spend the first half of the tour traversing through cultural, historical, and sports landmarks before shifting gears with several kilometers of uninterrupted, scenic, flat, waterfront running.

Runner on the ground - SUBHASISH

Did you know Seattle played a pivotal role in the life of martial arts legend Bruce Lee? His famous quote, “Be water, my friend,” a philosophy of adaptability and resilience, is a permanent exhibit at the Wing Luke Museum, which we’ll pass on this unique running tour. This mantra perfectly captures the spirit of Seattle: a city that embraces change, innovation, and the constant flow of ideas.

This moderately long tour combines iconic downtown landmarks with breathtaking waterfront views, offering the perfect blend of sightseeing and exercise.

Embracing the Urban Landscape:

Our journey begins with the soaring silhouette of the Columbia Tower, Seattle’s tallest skyscraper. Weave through the bustling streets, past the architectural gem of the Seattle Public Library. Immerse yourself in the rich history of Pioneer Square, a testament to the city’s early development.

Next, we’ll delve into the vibrant heart of Chinatown. Here, pay your respects at the Wing Luke Museum, which houses a permanent exhibit dedicated to Bruce Lee. Sports fans, get ready to pump your fists as we pass T-Mobile Park and Lumen Field, the hallowed grounds for Seattle’s beloved baseball and football teams.

Be Like Water: Waterfront Bliss

The second half of our run embodies Bruce Lee’s “water” philosophy. Prepare for several kilometers of uninterrupted flat running along the scenic Elliott Bay Trail. Let the cool Pacific breeze invigorate you as you soak in the breathtaking panorama of the Puget Sound. Keep your eyes peeled for majestic ferries gliding across the water and seaplanes taking off on their journeys.

Hidden Gems and Historic Charm:

But our journey isn’t just about the grand sights. We’ll also weave in hidden treasures you won’t find in guidebooks. Discover a quiet pocket beach – a perfect spot to catch your breath and dip your toes in the refreshing water. Admire the historic architecture of the Old Spaghetti Factory building, a timeless landmark that adds a touch of charm to the bustling waterfront.

Bonus Sights:

  • Seattle Art Museum: The city’s vibrant art scene.
  • “Beneath the Streets”: The fascinating underground tunnels beneath Pioneer Square.
  • Kobe Terrace: Enjoy a tranquil waterfront haven with stunning views.
  • Walking Bridge Seattle View: Capture a panoramic city view from this unique pedestrian bridge.

Embrace the Challenge, Embrace the City

This route (approximately 15km) includes some moderate inclines in the first half as we navigate the downtown streets. However, the second half along the waterfront is flat and perfect for finding your running rhythm.

Join us on this “Be Water, My Friend” running tour and experience Seattle through the lens of Bruce Lee’s philosophy. Be adaptable, be open-minded, and be ready to discover the Emerald City’s hidden gems, iconic landmarks, and breathtaking beauty – all with an invigorating run! Route: https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/6045872398

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Facts about the tours

15 km

Private tour

Easy

Individual

English

Flexible

Run start location - Hotel meetup or Standard Meeting Point

Price

1 person99.00/person

2 persons71.50/person

3 persons60.50/person

4-20 persons49.50/person

Standard Meeting Point

At the sign of the intersection of Pike Pl and Pine St at the Pike Place market.

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