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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2015
SEATTLE CENTER @ 5TH + HARRISON
From its humble beginnings in 1970 when a group of friends from the University of Washington decided to hold their own marathon, the Seattle Marathon Family of Events has grown into the largest combination marathon/half marathon in the Northwest and one of the top ten largest in the U.S. That first marathon 45 years ago sported 38 runners. This year, 15,000 participants are expected for the marathon and half marathon walking and running events. Join us November 29th for Seattle's Original Hometown Marathon.
HALF MARATHON $80
Early Bird rates end May 31 @ 11:59 pm PT
view past event guides on our Downloads page.
Seattle Center – 5th Avenue between Harrison and Mercer Streets, east of the Experience Music Project.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27 2015
Registration + Bib Pick-up at Westin Hotel
Participant Shirt + Goody Bag Pick-up at Westin Hotel
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28 2015
Registration + Bib Pick-up at Westin Hotel
Participant Shirt + Goody Bag Pick-up at Westin Hotel
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29 2015
Full Marathon Walk
Half Marathon Run
Half Marathon Walk
Full Marathon Run
Victory Recovery Area
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Note: Wheelchair/hand crank events start five minutes before the running events.
Spectators can watch finishers approach and cross the finish line inside Memorial Stadium. Good cheer spots along the course include:
Lake Washington Blvd
Refer to the course map for specific locations.
11/30/14 - 5/31/15
6/1/15 - 10/14/15
10/15/15 - 11/17/15
11/27/15 - 11/28/15
Final at EXPO
Entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.
No Day of Race Registration, Bib and Chip pickup or race changes. No refunds, transfers, medical comps or rollovers under any circumstances.
HOW TO REGISTER
- Register Online
- Register at the Seattle Marathon Office: directions
- Register at participating stores: view list of stores
- Register at EXPO: Friday + Saturday, November 27 + 28, 2015 at The Westin Hotel
- Entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. No refunds, transfers, medical comps or rollovers under any circumstances.
- No registration or race changes on race day.
- No bib and chip pickup on race day.
- No confirmation postcard will be mailed for entries received after November 12, 2015. Be sure to provide a valid email address so you can receive your confirmation via email.
- No Bandits. The Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon does not allow Bandits on the course. Please show your support for our event by registering.
COURSE INFO + MAPS
Rolling course with hilly sections and scenic views of Downtown Seattle and Lake Washington. RRCA certified 26.2 and 13.1 mile courses. For your safety, absolutely no dogs, bikes, inline skates or strollers allowed on the course.
Half Marathon Course: USATF CERTIFICATION: WA08056MW
The course starts at 5th Avenue, between Harrison and Broad, in front of the Experience Music Project. Entrants will travel through downtown streets, along the shores of beautiful Lake Washington, through the Arboretum and back to Seattle Center.
Marathon Course: USATF CERTIFICATION: WA08055MW
Marathon entrants will follow the same course as the Half Marathoners with an added section crossing the Lake Washington floating bridge (I-90) and looping around scenic Seward Park.
WHEELCHAIR/HAND CRANK COMPETITION
Athletes using a wheelchair or hand crank are welcome to compete in the Marathon and Half Marathon races. Both courses are fully paved and provide wheelchair/hand crank athletes the opportunity for unbridled competition. The lead wheelchairs/hand cranks will have an escort throughout the race. Competitors must wear hard shell helmets and wheelchairs/hand cranks must be adequately equipped for safety. Wheelchair/hand crank competitors should especially note the risks regarding the nature of the course such as bollards and the possibility of other traffic on the course.
BOSTON MARATHON QUALIFIER
The marathon course is USATF certified and can be used as a Boston Marathon qualifier. For details, see the Boston Marathon site.
RACE TIME LIMIT
All event routes will be opened to regular vehicular traffic at 2:15pm. This allows for a seven-hour Marathon Walk finish and a six-hour Marathon Run finish. There will be limited on-course aid stations, Course Marshals and police support after the course closes. Participants may continue along the course after the official closure by obeying all standard traffic control devices. Finish Line staff and essential services will remain until every athlete has completed the event. Additionally, all marathon participants still on the I-90 floating bridge after 10:30am will be bussed to the end of the bridge and allowed to finish the marathon. This allows for a 24 min/mile pace for walkers and an 16 min/mile pace for runners.
COURSE MARKINGS / SPLIT TIMES
Each mile and five-kilometer marker will be clearly labeled on the race courses. Split times will be called at each marker (as permitted by the number of volunteers). Half Marathon split times will be electronically recorded and available in Marathon Results.
WATER / AID STATIONS
Water/Aid stations are approximately every two miles. There are 15 Water/Aid Stations on the full marathon course and 10 on the half marathon course. Refer to the course map for locations.
Talking Rain water and Gatorade Endurance Formula sports drink will be available at each station, in addition to basic medical items and Honey Bucket portable toilets. GU will be available between mile 5 and 6 for the Half Marathon and at approximately miles 10, 16, and 18 for the Full Marathon. Each aid station will remain open to support a 6-hour marathon run pace.
TalkingRain is the official water sponsor of the Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon 2015. For more information about TalkingRain water, please visit www.talkingrain.com.
Gatorade Endurance Formula is the exclusive and official sports drink of the Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon 2015. Gatorade Endurance Formula (Lemon-Lime flavor) is served at each aid station along the course. Gatorade Endurance Formula is a specialized sports drink that contains approximately twice the amount of sodium (200 mg per 8 ounces) of Gatorade Thirst Quencher, along with chloride, potassium, magnesium and calcium to help sustain hydration by more fully replacing what is lost in sweat. Gatorade Endurance Formula also contains a 6% carbohydrate solution (14 grams per 8 ounces), just like Gatorade Thirst Quencher, which research shows is optimal to help speed fluid back into the body and fuel working muscles. For more information about Gatorade Endurance Formula, please visit www.gatorade.com/products/endurance.
GU is the exclusive and official energy gel of the Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon 2015. GU is available in selected locations along the marathon and half marathon courses. See the course map for location details. For more information about GU Energy Gel, please visit www.guenergy.com.
Provided by our Official Medical Coverage Sponsor, UW Medicine. If medical assistance is required on the race course, contact one of the orange-capped radio operators, who will be able to summon emergency assistance or van transportation if required. If you drop out, please notify an aid station attendant, radio operator or anyone inside the information booth in the Victory Recovery Area so the information can be relayed to the event support staff.
All Marathon and Half Marathon run and walk participants receive a long-sleeved technical fabric shirt and goody bag. Finishers receive a finisher’s medal, certificate of completion, result issue, and individual care, both on the course and following—including food, beverage, space blanket, and availability of medical care, acupuncture, massage and chiropractic care.
MASSAGE, ACUPUNCTURE AND CHIROPRACTIC CARE
The Washington Sports Massage Team (WSMT), Bastyr University and Washington State Chiropractic Association (WSCA) will be located in the Victory Recovery Area.
WSMT will provide a 15-minute professional sports massage to finishers for a $18 fee. Massages can be purchased on site or in advance using the entry form.
Bastyr University will be providing Acupuncture to finishers for free. There is no need to sign up for Acupuncture in advance. Just go to the Acupuncture booth on Race Day for walk-up service.
WSCA will be assisting UW Medicine at the finish line as well as providing chiropractic care in the Victory Recovery Area.
Clothing Check is located in Memorial Stadium's north side tunnel, directly behind the upper stadium seats. Clothing Check will be available to race participants starting at 6:30 am. Volunteers will be available to store and retrieve your bag. All bags must be clearly marked with your bib number. Under no circumstances should you bring valuables, as the Seattle Marathon Association is not responsible for lost or stolen articles. Finishers taking 6 1/2 hours or longer may claim their bag at the Finish Line.
LOST AND FOUND
Any items found on the course will be brought to Clothing Check. Please see a clothing check volunteer if you have lost or found an item. All lost and found clothing not claimed at the end of race day will be donated to charity. For information on lost and found items of value, please contact the Seattle Marathon Association Office at 206.729.3660 M-F between 9 am and 4 pm.
MarathonFoto is the Official Photographer and Videographer of the Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon 2015. All marathon and half marathon run and walk finishers will be photographed and recorded on video. A proof will be emailed to each finisher within one week of the event. Enlargements can be ordered through MarathonFoto. For more information, call 800.424.3686, Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 6:00pm Eastern, or visit them on the web at marathonfoto.com.
TIMING SERVICES + RESULTS
The race is timed using ChronoTrack tag technology. Your tag is incorporated into your bib, which must be picked up at EXPO. Your results cannot be posted unless the bib and tag is worn in the proper manner. For more info and instructions on proper tag use, see the Timing page.
Unofficial results will be posted in the Victory Recovery Area (Seattle Center Exhibition Hall) and on the Results page on this website twenty minutes after the first runner crosses the finish line. Friends and family can check the website for up-to-the-minute race results.
Not wearing the bib/tag will result in missing split times, which may result in disqualification.
An official Results Issue with complete Marathon and Half Marathon results will be available online in December.
Any change requests regarding the unofficial results must be submitted within three days after the race by contacting the Seattle Marathon Association office. Failure to contact us within three days may result in your times not being listed in our web results or in the Results Issue.
Full Marathon miles: 4.5, 8.1, 13.1, 20 and Finish
Half Marathon miles: 4.5, 6.5 and Finish
MEDALS + AWARDS
Each Marathon Run, Half Marathon Run, Marathon Walk and Half Marathon Walk finisher will receive a commemorative finisher’s medal at the finish line. In addition, special awards are given to the top finishers for both the Marathon Run and Half Marathon Run in the following categories.
Overall Awards: Presented to the top three men and women finishers in both the Marathon and Half Marathon events.
Age Division Awards: Presented to the top ten men and women in each age division in both the Marathon and Half Marathon as follows: 19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85 and over.
Masters Division Awards: Presented to the fastest male and female finishers, age 40 and over, in both events.
Wheelchair/Hand Crank Division Awards: Presented to the fastest male and female wheelchair/hand crank finishers in both events.
Active Military Awards: Presented to the top three male and female finishers in both events who are actively serving in the U.S. military.
Walk Events: Please note that the Marathon Walk and Half Marathon Walk will be timed but are not intended to be race walking competitions as set forth by the USATF. No awards will be presented for these events. Finishers will have their achievement commemorated with an alphabetical listing — including finish time — in the Results Issue.
Award Presentation: Overall 1st – 3rd place awards will be presented to winners at the finish line. Age division and other awards will be mailed 2 – 3 weeks after the event. All awards not picked up on race day will be mailed.
Please note that the Marathon Walk and Half Marathon Walk will be timed but are not intended to be race walking competitions as set forth by the USATF. No awards will be presented for these events.
PARKING & TRANSPORTATION
The Seattle Marathon Association does not provide transportation to the Start Line. Local pay lots and street parking are available at or near the Seattle Center. The parking garage at Fourth and Mercer will open at 5:45 am. See the Parking Map on the Course & Maps page for more info. Be sure to allow time to park and walk to the Start Line. You can also find and reserve parking before the event with Parking Panda.
For info on street closures and neighborhood impact, see our street closures map in the Course Info + Maps section above.
WALKING TO THE START LINE FROM THE WESTIN SEATTLE
For participants staying at The Westin Seattle, the Start Line is a 0.9 mile walk from the hotel. Head north on 5th Ave. Follow the Monorail track (running above 5th Ave.) to the start at 5th and Harrison.
SEATTLE CENTER MONORAIL
Seattle Center Monorail will open early at 6:45am for the Seattle Marathon! The Monorail is a fast, direct link between Westlake Center Mall (400 Pine Street) and Seattle Center (close proximity to the start line).
To access Westlake Center station on race day, please use the stairwell/elevator at street level on 5th Avenue between Pine Street and Olive Way (across the street from Nordstrom, under the Monorail beams). The Monorail departs from downtown every 10 minutes and is CASH ONLY. Adult one-way is $2.25, adult roundtrip is $4.50. ORCA cards are not accepted on the Monorail. For more information, visit SeattleMonorail.com.
For information on Metro Transit bus routes serving the Seattle Center, see the Metro website or call 206.553.3000.
Transportation from the Victory Recovery Area to The Westin Seattle will be available from 9:00am until the final participant crosses the finish line. This service is free to participants and $2.00 for family and friends. Buses will be staged on Mercer Avenue in front of the Victory Recovery Area (Seattle Center Exhibition Hall).
Come prepared for a variety of weather conditions. Average temperature for late November is mid-40s (7 deg. C) with cloudy and calm skies. Late fall weather in Seattle is very unpredictable. There is always a chance of rain, wind, and colder temperatures.