The Seattle Marathon Association would like to thank all of our new and returning sponsors for the Seattle Children's Kids Marathon. Without their support, we could not provide our participants the same level of service we have provided in the past years. Please return the favor, and support the sponsors below by using their products and services.
Title Sponsor: Seattle Children’s Kids Marathon 2015
Seattle Children’s delivers superior patient care, advances new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and serves as the pediatric and adolescent academic medical referral center for the largest landmass of any children’s hospital in the country (Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho). Consistently ranked as one of the best children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Children’s is comprised of Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle Children’s Research Institute and Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation. Children’s is internationally recognized for advancing discoveries in cancer, genetics, immunology, pathology, infectious disease, injury prevention and bioethics. Children’s also serves as the premier clinical, research and teaching site for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. For more information visit www.seattlechildrens.org.
Official Medical Coverage Sponsor
University of Washington Medical Center
With a mission to improve the health of the public, UW Medicine provides primary and specialty care to patients throughout the Pacific Northwest, trains medical professionals and scientists, and conducts biomedical and health services research. Our system includes Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest.
Every year, our four hospitals manage more than 64,000 patient admissions and nearly 1.6 million outpatient and emergency visits. Our teams of faculty and staff provide everything from primary care, sports medicine care and cardiology to high-risk pregnancy and neonatal care, organ transplantation, oncology and the neurosciences. UW Medicine’s 2,300 employed faculty and more than 4,600 volunteer and part-time clinical faculty include three living Nobel Laureates, 32 members of the National Academy of Sciences and 33 members of the Institute of Medicine.
U.S. News & World Report has consistently ranked UW Medicine facilities and programs among the best nationally and regionally. UW Medicine faculty are second in the nation in research funding from the National Institutes of Health.
UW Medicine is affiliated with Seattle Children’s, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the Veteran’s Affairs Healthcare System in Seattle, and the Boise VA Medical Center in Boise, Idaho. We share in the ownership and governance of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and Children’s University Medical Group. Visit uwmedicine.org for details.
Official Water Sponsor
TalkingRain, a Northwest Original, has been creating great tasting, refreshing, zero calorie beverages including Sparkling ICE for 26 years. TalkingRain is committed to helping communities and is proud to be a supporter of the Seattle Marathon since 2004. We congratulate all the 2015 participants!
Official Shoe Sponsor
HOKA ONE ONE
HOKA ONE ONE is the original oversize shoe brand that features maximum cushioning and protection. Our shoes are oversized relative to other brands and are designed to promote natural foot motion functionality due to a uniquely shaped midsole. HOKA ONE ONE is proud to sponsor the 2015 Seattle Children’s Kids Marathon!
Gentle Giant Moving Company is an award winning moving company with more than 30 years of experience offering the highest quality moving, storage facilities, and packing for moving. Our team of more than 200 competent, caring movers and moving specialists provide professional moving services to more than 10,000 customers each year. Whether moving a large home across the country, or simply moving a studio apartment a few blocks, our highly trained employees are equipped to complete the move safely and efficiently, eliminating the stress from an otherwise challenging task.
Gatorade has shaken things up and introduced a new symbol for the brand—“G” represents the heart, hustle and soul of a run. From breaking that first sweat during training to crossing the finish line of a race, Gatorade G Series Pro Endurance Formula will be there for every step, helping Amica Seattle Marathon runners experience their “G” moment and perform at their best. G Series Pro Endurance Formula, a specialized sports drink with approximately twice the sodium (200 mg) of Gatorade(r) Thirst Quencher and the same carbohydrate energy to fuel working muscles, will be served on course to keep runners properly hydrated and fueled.
Washington State Beef Commission
Washington’s family farmers and ranchers work hard everyday to raise high-quality, nutritious and great-tasting beef for the families in our communities. We believe families should feel good about loving beef because the protein in beef is a powerful nutrient that strengthens and sustains our bodies. A substantial body of evidence from our nation’s top nutrition researchers shows protein, like that found in lean beef, can help in maintaining a healthy weight, building muscle and fueling physical activity. For more information on beef’s role in a healthy diet please visit www.wabeef.org and discover family-friendly recipes, in-depth beef nutrition facts, tips for incorporating beef into your active lifestyle and learn how you can join Team BEEFitness!
Founded in 1976, Seattle Weekly has been the premiere source for entertainment, culture, and narrative journalism for more than 3 decades. While maintaining its roots as a free weekly newspaper, Seattle Weekly has become a daily presence on seattleweekly.com providing real-time news and analysis from the city, as well as comprehensive coverage of the local food and music communities.
Honey Bucket is again pleased to provide clean, portable rest rooms for the Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon 2015. Honey Bucket can meet any portable sanitation needs for special events, construction or agriculture. Call us at 800.444.2371.
Heritage Bank has been creating financial solutions for the needs of our neighbors since 1927. We are known as the “quality bank” because our staff works together as a team, focused on building lasting relationships to help customers reach their financial goals. We are dedicated to exceeding customers’ expectations. Combine this with a devoted focus on giving back to the communities through contributions and staff volunteer efforts, and you have exactly what customers and communities deserve from their local bank.
At Heritage Bank, you’ll receive the personal attention you deserve.
YOUR SUCCESS IS OUR VISION.
As the world’s largest producer and marketer of high quality fresh fruit and fresh vegetables and with a growing line of packaged and frozen foods, the DOLE brand is synonymous with high quality standards and satisfaction. Dole has earned this reputation over the last 154 years thanks to its unwavering commitment to fulfill its customers’ needs and consumers’ expectations in the critical areas of quality assurance, food safety, traceability, environmental responsibility and social accountability.
Give your kids wholesome snacks they need to keep going, growing, and exploring. CLIF Kid snacks are easy to slip into a backpack, a lunchbox, or take anywhere kids are on the move. Our snacks are made with organic whole grains, are the right portion size for kids, and contain vitamins and minerals that are important for kids.
“This stuff just works!” From 1991 to today, athletes the world over have come to the same conclusion: GU works. Our Berkeley-based sports nutrition company was founded with GU Energy Gel, a revolutionary and more effective method to keep athletes fueled during exercise. Since then, GU has continued to improve the recipe, incorporating the latest scientific research into its products and has introduced Roctane Ultra Endurance gel, Chomps Ultra Performance Energy Chews, Electrolyte Brew, and Recovery Brew. Throughout our history we've been striving to do one thing: help athletes go faster and longer than ever before. Learn more about GU and our performance sports nutrition products at www.guenergy.com.
Bradley Kirschner, CPA is the accounting firm for the Seattle Marathon Association and a twelfth year sponsor. We wish to thank him for all his support and hope you will contact the firm at 206.378.1886 for all your accounting needs.
MarathonFoto is the established leader in race photography with three decades of experience—over 8 million participants and 3250 races photographed. View and order photos at www.marathonfoto.com.
Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run of Puget Sound is a non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Since 2002, GOTRPS has operated an after-school prevention program for 3rd through 5th grade girls throughout Puget Sound.
Super Jock‘n Jill
Super Jock ‘n Jill’s goal is to help every customer make the best buying decision to suit their personal fitness needs. At Super Jock ‘n Jill we want to keep you healthy! Since 1975 it has been our pleasure to support Northwest runners and walkers with the best shoes and clothing available, and by sponsoring camps, clinics, races and training groups around Puget Sound. Super Jock ‘n Jill is located near Greenlake in Seattle Washington.
Fleet Feet Sports Seattle
At Fleet Feet Sports Seattle, we hope to become more than just a store where you shop. We want to inspire you to meet your fitness goals, even those you haven't dreamed of yet. We want to be your support and provide you with resources for your running, walking, and fitness needs. We want to be a fun running hub where you join fun events, meet up with your running buddies, and get to know new runners and walkers. We want to be a vital part of your community.
Visit us at www.fleetfeetseattle.com.
Poulsbo Running opened in April of 2006 with a simple goal: provide the Kitsap peninsula with a specialty store that could address the needs of the active lifestyle. Whether running, walking, swimming, cycling, or hiking in the woods we have what you need to be successful.
Visit us at www.poulsborunning.com.
Running Elements Bellevue
Running Elements is the East-side’s new answer to all your running and walking needs. ‘RE’ may have opened just this April, but its staff is full of product and running knowledge. The owner, Ginny Morris, has been a marathoner and running coach for over 30 years, completing over 60 full marathons. Whether or not you’re a seasoned runner, or just starting, she is full of useful information and motivation.
When you come to the store, you will be offered a complimentary gait analysis and shoe fitting with a wide variety of brands. While you’re trying out your shoes you can also check out quality apparel from Mondetta Performance Gear, Brooks, Asics, Moving Comfort, Handful and Skirt Sports. There’s also a great fueling selection between Gu, Clif, Nuun and Hammer Nutrition. Running Elements also hosts weekly Tuesday night run groups from the store so feel free to join and pick the staff’s brain on anything to do with your training.
West Seattle Runner
Professionally fitting runners from toe to head. West Seattle’s first and only specialty running store located on the corner of California and Charlestown between the Admiral and Alaska junctions. Call us at 206.938.0545.
On The Run Events
Ontherunevents.com has been serving the running community with online information since 1995. Site visitors can search our extensive calendar for runs, walks andmulti-sport events. You can register for events online, find a running club or chat with other runners. Visitors can find tips on training, look up race results, view event photos and find great online deals on running gear. So fire up your browser and pack a lunch, you could be there awhile!