Victory Recovery Area

Victory Recovery Area8:15am-5:00pmSeattle Center
Exhibition Hall
Mercer St at 3rd Ave N
Free and open to participants, family and friends


Victory Recovery Area

After the race, join us for:


Enjoy free hot soup, coffee/tea, fruit and other refreshments while you recover.

Bigelow Tea

Bigelow Mobile Tea Bar

Visit us at the Victory Recovery Area after the race to learn the exciting story of Bigelow Tea. The Bigelow Mobile Tea Bar will be on hand to welcome and inspire tea lovers with fascinating lore and tempting flavors of the world’s favorite brewed beverage.

Timed to coincide with the 70th anniversary celebration of the company’s founding, the fun, informative, interactive retro-fitted 1977 Airstream will offer fresh-brewed samples, introduce new flavors and share the unique Bigelow family story and our passion for tea with tea lovers through a contemporary, mobile, and interactive experience.

Visitors will also have a photo opportunity to share a cup with “Biggie,” Bigelow Tea’s walking, talking mug mascot and share their photos and experience with friends and family via social media, including Facebook and Twitter.

Medical Assistance & Post-Race Care

Medical Assistance

Medical assistance is provided by UW Medicine, our Official Medical Sponsor. If you need medical attention, report to the UW Medicine Tent at the finish line or the medical booth as you enter the Victory Recovery Area. If you need help reaching the medical area, alert an SMA staff person or volunteer who can assist you.

Chiropractic Care

Washington State Chiropractic Association provides chiropractic care to race participants free of charge. Visit them at the finish line in the UW Medicine Tent or at their booth in the Victory Recovery Area.


The Washington Sports Massage Team (WSMT) provides 15-minute professional sports massages to race participants for a nominal fee of $18. Sign up in advance on your race entry form or at the WSMT booth in the Victory Recovery Area.

Bastyr Sports Massage & Acupuncture

Bastyr University provides professional sports massage and acupuncture to race participants in the Victory Recovery Area. The service is free of charge. If you've never had acupuncture but are curious about it, here's your chance to try it out! There's no need to sign up in advance. Just stop by their booth for walk-in service.

Results & Awards

Results terminal

Results Terminal

Unofficial results will be posted in the Victory Recovery Area at the Results Terminal twenty minutes after the first runner crosses the finish line. Computers are available for you to check results throughout the day. Representatives from the timing company will be on hand to answer questions. Waiting for family or friends to finish the race? Watch as they cross the finish line on the live video feed.


Every finisher receives a race medal at the finish line. In addition, special awards are presented to the top finishers for both the Marathon Run and Half Marathon Run in several categories. Awards will be handed out in the Victory Recovery Area starting at 9:30am. Please see the Schedule of Events for details.

Exhibitors & Event Merchandise

Pro-Motion Events

After you’ve recovered from your race, start planning your next race with Pro-Motion Events.

Seattle Marathon Official Charity Partners

Visit our Charity Partners and sponsors at their booths and displays in the Victory Recovery Area and at the finish line in Memorial Stadium.

Event Merchandise

Finisher shirts and other Seattle Marathon apparel will be available at the Merchandise booth in the Victory Recovery Area. Please be aware that if you didn’t pre-order a finisher shirt, we can’t guarantee your size will still be available on Race Day. Size XXL finisher shirts are only available by pre-order. To pre-order your finisher shirt, order via your race entry form or go to the SMA Merchandise Store.

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Changing Rooms

Restroom facilities and men’s and women’s designated changing areas will be available in the Victory Recovery Area. Shower facilities are located inside Memorial Stadium.

Family & Friends Welcome

Your support team can watch you cross the finish line in Memorial Stadium, then help you celebrate your victory in the Victory Recovery Area.

Bus Transportation

After the race, enjoy free shuttle service back to The Westin Seattle. Buses are staged outside the Victory Recovery Area on Mercer Ave. Family and friends may ride for $2. Service is available from 9am until the last participant crosses the finish line.