OUR HOST HOTEL
THE WESTIN SEATTLE at 1900 Fifth Avenue in Downtown Seattle, is the Official Race Headquarters for the Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon and has proudly served as our race headquarters hotel for more than 20 years.
The Westin Seattle is located just ten blocks from the start line and hosts all pre-race events, including Registration, Bib and Chip Pickup and the Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon Health and Fitness EXPO.
Contact The Westin Seattle prior to October 29, 2018 to receive Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon discount room rates. For reservations, call 800.937.8461
Recharge in one of their 891 smoke-free rooms designed to provide the ultimate in tranquility and comfort.
The Westin Seattle’s quality accommodations, expert food preparation and service, spectacular views of the city and knowledgeable, courteous staff contribute immeasurably to the success of our event.
RACE DAY 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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