All courses start and finish at Snoqualmie Elementary School, 39801 SE Park St., Snoqualmie, WA. To get to the start, go east from Seattle on I-90. Take exit 27. Make an immediate left turn at the end of the exit ramp and go under I-90, and then take an immediate right turn heading east on SE North Bend Way (follow signs to Snoqualmie). Go one mile downhill on North Bend Way and make a left turn at the sign to Snoqualmie. Immediately after the left you will see three roads that join together. Veer right onto Meadowbrook Way SE. Go 0.8 miles north (downhill) on Meadowbrook Way SE. Go straight 1/2 mile after crossing Railroad Ave (Hwy 202) passing Mt. Si High School on your left. In another 1/4 mile, make a right onto SE Park St. Snoqualmie Elementary School will be 1/4 mile on your right.
From westbound I-90, take exit 31. Proceed 1.4 miles on Hwy 202 (N Bend Blvd S) and turn right on Boalch Ave. NE. Proceed another 1.7 miles on Boalch and the school/start will be on your left. For those leaving cars parked all day at the event it would be helpful if you could park at Centennial Field - City of Snoqualmie Park located immediately east of the elementary school.
There are many motel choices on Seattle’s Eastside, but not many close to Snoqualmie Elementary School, so plan on driving or getting a ride to the start. Use the information below as a guide as there are many other options for lodging and dining.
Salish Lodge & Spa, 6501 Railroad Avenue SE, Snoqualmie 425-888-2556
Expensive, luxury accommodations; about two miles from the start. A good option for a pampered weekend getaway, and spa services might be nice after the ultra or for your significant other. www.salishlodge.com
Woodman Steakhouse & Saloon, a restored old lodge.
38601 SE King St., Snoqualmie, WA 98065, (425) 888-4441
Coffee: There are three Starbucks (one right off I-90 near the Safeway) and a few local spots including Huxdotter Specialty Coffee, 101 East Park Street.
If you’re a fan of the old Twin Peaks TV show, Twede’s Café was one of the shooting sites. Twede’s is a good post-run breakfast spot, offering huge servings. www.twedescafe.com
Jay Berry’s in downtown North Bend is an Italian place with pizza and pasta. www.jayberrys.com
Snoqualmie Casino has several restaurants, including an Italian one, and offers many ways to blow your prize money from the race. Prize money, what prize money? snocasino.com
Lodging options are limited in North Bend. Edgewick Inn gets the better reviews of the few there, 14600 468th Avenue Southeast, (425) 888-9000 www.edgewickinn.com
Exit 15 Lodging
Springhill Suites, 1185 NE Maple Street, 425-427-6000 (south of I-90) book your group rate for Mt. Si Relay & Ultra Runs
Hilton Garden Inn, 1800 NW Gilman Blvd, 425-837-3600 (south off I-90)
Holiday Inn, 1801 12th Avenue NW, 425-392-6421 (north off I-90) holidayinn.com/sea-issaquah
Motel 6, 1885 15th Place Northwest, 425-392-8405 (north off I-90)
Restaurants: Issaquah has a variety of restaurants, especially along Gilman Blvd., which parallels the south side of I-90 between exit 15 and exit 17; and in the Fred Meyer plaza, north from exit 17. Downtown (exit 17 and go south) is the popular but expensive Jak’s Steakhouse, Issaquah Brew House for pub food and local Rogue brew, and several other dining alternatives.
Best bets for carbo-loading are Tutta Bella or the small Nicolino. Both sit back off Gilman Blvd. Another option is Pallino Pastaria, 425-394-1090, 6150 East Lake Sammamish Parkway SE, by Fred Meyer off exit 17 and then north.
Coffee: Tully’s is across from the Holiday Inn, off exit 15 to the north.
Starbucks locations: Exit 15 south, left on Gilman, first left; or Exit 17 north to Fred Meyer plaza.
The Eastgate area of Bellevue, off I-90 just east of I-405, has several motels and restaurants, including the Silver Cloud Inn, 14632 Southeast Eastgate Way, Bellevue, (425) 957-9100; and Outback Steakhouse, 15100 SE 38th St., Bellevue, (425) 746-4647.
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