Ever fantasized about running a 5K, or even a marathon? Now is the time to join up with many of the local run groups where peers in a variety of skill levels help get you outside no matter the weather, and experts are ready to help with advice on everything from shoes to soreness. Here’s a sampling of training groups that are just beginning in preparation for spring races.
No Boundaries Couch to 5K—10 weeks, begins Jan. 13
Greenlake Monday Night Run—A regular group run with occasional events at Greenlake's Super Jock 'n Jill.
Get Fit West Seattle—A West Seattle-based couch to half-marathon group that meets Sunday mornings.
Seattle Walk Run—For all levels, casual to marathon, meets Saturday evenings.