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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2018 • 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 48 years ago sported 38 runners. This year, 10,000 participants are expected for the marathon and half marathon walking and running events. Join us November 25th for Seattle's Original Hometown Marathon.

NEW COURSE MAPS POSTED!



EVENT SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23 2018
EVENT TIME LOCATION
Registration + Bib Pickup 11:00 am - 8:00 pm The Westin Hotel
Participant Shirt + Goody Bag Pickup 11:00 am - 8:00 pm The Westin Hotel
 
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24 2018
EVENT TIME LOCATION
Registration + Bib Pickup 11:00 am - 8:00 pm The Westin Hotel
Participant Shirt + Goody Bag Pickup 11:00 am - 7:00 pm The Westin Hotel
 
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25 2018
EVENT TIME LOCATION
Full Marathon Run/Walk 7:30 am 5th Ave + Harrison St
Half Marathon Run/Walk 8:00 am 5th Ave + Harrison St
Victory Recovery Area 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Seattle Center, Exhibition Hall

Note: Wheelchair/hand crank events start five minutes before the running events.


SPECTATOR LOCATIONS

Spectators can watch finishers approach and cross the finish line inside Memoria Stadium.  Convenient cheer spots on the course include: 5th Avenue, King Street, Yakima Avenue, East Yesler Way between 31st and 32nd Aves South, Lake Washington Boulevard, Dexter Avenue, and Mercer Street.


FEE SCHEDULE

ENTRY DATE RATE TIER FULL MARATHON HALF MARATHON
11/27/17 - 4/30/18 Early Bird $95 $85
5/01/18 - 10/15/18 Regular $145 $115
10/16/18 - 11/15/18 Late $155 $125
11/16/18 - 11/22/18 (2pm) Pre-EXPO (online) $170 $160
11/23/18 - 11/24/18 Final @ EXPO $170 $160

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

REGISTRATION RULES

• 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, 2018. 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.

Download Entry Form
Register Online
Check if registered

EVENT SAFETY + SECURITY


Elite Athlete Times

The following is our list of qualifying elite athlete times for our half and full marathon races.

Half Marathon

  • 1:25:00 - Open Women

  • 1:14:00 - Open Men

Full Marathon

  • 3:05:00 - Open Women

  • 2:35:00 - Open Men

Please contact info@seattlemarathon.org with proof of your qualifying time(s) for a comped entry to the corresponding race.


COURSE INFO + MAPS


Rolling course with hilly sections and scenic views of Downtown Seattle, Lake Washington and Lake Union. 26.2 and 13.1 mile courses. For your safety, absolutely no dogs, bikes, inline skates or strollers allowed on the course.

Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon 2018

NEW COURSE MAPS AVAILABLE

Big news! We've come up with all new courses for both our full and half marathon routes. You'll be going new places, seeing new things, while still enjoying the excellent Seattle Marathon experience you've come to expect. 

We're really excited about the changes, and we think you will be too. We listened to your feedback about last year's course, and we worked to make this one more runner (and walker) friendly, with less hills. That's right. This year's course is much flatter than last year. Here's a comparison:

2017 Courses

Half Marathon - 1075 ft gain
Full Marathon - 1468 ft gain

2018 Courses

Half Marathon - 807 ft gain
Full Marathon - 1165 ft gain

That's 25% less elevation gain on the half marathon course and 21% less on the full marathon! You're welcome. 

NEW START TIMES FOR 2018

Full Marathon Run / Walk - 7:30 am
Half Marathon Run / Walk - 8:00 am

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.


 TRANSPORTATION MAP PDF

TRANSPORTATION MAP PDF

 PARKING MAP PDF

PARKING MAP PDF

 VICTORY RECOVERY AREA PDF

VICTORY RECOVERY AREA PDF

 SEATTLE CENTER PDF

SEATTLE CENTER PDF


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. 

COURSE MARKINGS / SPLIT TIMES

Each mile-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 14 Water/Aid Stations on the full marathon course and 7 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 at water stations at mile 5.4 for the full and half marathons and miles 9.7. 14.25 and 18.5 for the full marathon. Each water / aid station will remain supplied until the last participant has passed.

TalkingRain is the official water sponsor of the Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon 2018. For more information about TalkingRain water, please visit www.talkingrain.com.

Lemon-Lime Gatorade Endurance Formula will be available on course at all aid stations. Endurance Formula has nearly two times the sodium and three times the potassium of traditional Gatorade. Newly reformulated, it now contains no artificial flavors or sweeteners and has a new, lighter flavor. Learn more about the Gatorade Endurance line of products at www.gatoradeendurance.com.

Gu Energy Gel will be available in the following flavors: Salted Caramel, Vanilla Bean, Chocolate Outrage, Tri Berry and Strawberry Banana.

MEDICAL ASSISTANCE

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.


RACE AMENITIES

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 Medicineat the finish line as well as providing chiropractic care in the Victory Recovery Area.

2016 Participant Shirt Size Chart

CLOTHING CHECK

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.

PHOTOGRAPHS

MarathonFoto is the Official Photographer of the Seattle Marathon 10K Race. Be sure to smile for their cameras as you run or walk along the race course!  MarathonFoto will photograph you multiple times throughout the race course as well as before and after the race.  Smile when you see their photographers in the bright yellow vests and make sure your bib number is clearly centered and visible so they will be able to identify you.  MarathonFoto will also be at the finish line area taking photos to help you celebrate your accomplishment.  View and order your photos within 1 to 3 days after the race at www.marathonfoto.com.  

TIMING SERVICES + RESULTS

All events will be timed using the ChronoTrack tag technology. Each participant is given a special, unique transponder that will be used to record your start and finish time. A B-Tag timing device is incorporated into your race bib. All results are based on Gun-time; however, you will also receive an "actual time," as well as split times along the course.

In order to receive an accurate time, please confirm that throughout the race your bib is:

  • Clearly visible on the front of the torso

  • Unaltered and unmodified — Do not fold or wrinkle

  • Pinned in all four corners

  • Not covered by jackets, runne belts, water bottles, etc.

The B-Tag is disposable — no need to return your tag after the race.

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.

TIMING POINTS

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.

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 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 5:45am. Be sure to allow ample time to park and walk to the Start Line.

STREET CLOSURES

For info on street closures and neighborhood impact, see our traffic closures page.

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.

Race Day Parking Map

PARKING

We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservation app.

To reserve your parking spot, visit The Seattle Marathon SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.

New to SpotHero? Click here to download the SpotHero app.

 

BUS TRANSPORTATION

For information on Metro Transit bus routes serving the Seattle Center, see the Metro website or call 206.553.3000.

TRANSPORTATION FROM THE FINISH LINE BACK TO THE WESTIN SEATTLE

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).

The Seattle Center Monorail will be open at 8:30am on race weekend and be available for transportation from the Seattle Center to Westlake Center after the race. Westlake Center is located 1 block from the Westin Seattle. Adults pay $2.50 to ride the Monorail.

WEATHER

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.