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F.A.Q.

  • Will there be pacers?
    Yes. Seattle Marathon & Half Marathon: The Seattle Green Lake Running Group will be our pacers this year for the Full and Half Marathon. They will be providing pacers for a Half Marathon finish time of 1:30, 1:35, 1:45, 1:50, 2:00, 2:05, 2:15, 2:20, 2:30 and 2:50. Full Marathon pacers will be provided for finish times of 3:00, 3:05, 3:10, 3:20, 3:25, 3:30, 3:35, 3:40, 3:50, 3:55, 4:05, 4:20, 5:00, 6:00. Yes. Summer Half Marathon: The Seattle Green Lake Running Group will be our pacers for this year’s Half Marathon. They will be providing pacers for a Half Marathon finish time of 1:30, 1:35, 1:45, 1:50, 2:00, 2:05, 2:15, 2:20, 2:30 No. Summer 5k, 10k & Kids Events
  • Can I bring my MP3 player?
    The use of headsets is highly discouraged but not outright prohibited at our events. As a member of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), we follow their guidelines on headset use. RRCA does not encourage headphone use during its member races but does not disallow them as long as they are used safely. For this reason, if you choose to use a headset on the course, you may be asked by a course official to remove them for safety reasons. You are required to comply or face disqualification and removal from the course.
  • Can I bring my bike/skates/skateboard?
    No. No wheels are allowed on the course except for registered wheelchairs and official course vehicles.
  • Can I bring my baby in a stroller/jogger?
    For the Summer 5K/10K, strollers are allowed and respectfully asked to start in the back of the queue for safety reasons. For the Marathon/Half Marathon, strollers are discouraged, but may be permitted to start in the back of the queue for safety reasons.
  • Can I bring my dog?
    For the Summer Events, dogs on leashes are allowed. Owners are responsible for any incidents involving their dogs. For the Marathon & Half Marathon, dogs are not allowed.
  • Can I bring my hydration vest?
    Yes. Hydration vests are allowed at all of our events.
  • Can I bring my Nordic Walking Stick?
    Yes. Participants of the Marathon Walk and Half Marathon Walk are welcome to use walking sticks; however, please be courteous and mindful of participants around you.
  • Will the Boston Marathon check to confirm my time?
    Yes. They will use the finisher list we provide them to check the time you put on your Boston Marathon registration form. Results reported from virtual events cannot qualify for the Boston Marathon.
  • Can the Seattle Marathon be used as a Boston Qualifier?
    Yes. The Boston Marathon accepts qualifying times from the Seattle Marathon. For a list of qualifying times, see the Boston Athletic Association website. We will send a complete list of finishers to the BAA within a couple weeks after the race. Please keep in mind that the timing of available results of the Seattle Marathon and open registration for the Boston Marathon will influence which year you are eligible to apply for the Boston Marathon. Results reported from virtual events cannot qualify for the Boston Marathon.
  • Will there be pacers for Boston qualifying times?
    Yes. There are pacers for many of the Boston qualifying times. For the list of pacer times, please see below. We cannot provide pacers for virtual events.
  • What awards will be given out?
    Marathon/Half Marathon: All finishers will receive a medal corresponding to their race (full/half marathon). The top 3 overall men, women, and non-binary participants will receive non-cash prize packages at the finish line. This applies to in-person races only.​ The top Masters Man, Woman, Non-Binary and the top three active military men, women and non-binary will be given non-cash awards. These awards will be mailed or emailed in the weeks following the race. This applies to in-person races only.​ Top 10 Age Division Awards in 5-year age groupings will be given. Age divisions are 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, and 85 and over. These awards will be mailed or emailed in the weeks following the race. This applies to in-person races only.​ Top 3 Wheelchair participants will also be mailed non-cash awards in the weeks following the race. This applies to in-person races only. To be eligible for awards runners must finish faster than the following prize cutoff times: Top 3 Overall: Full Marathon: 3:10 and Half Marathon: 1:28 Top Masters: Full Marathon: 3:40 and Half Marathon: 1:45 Summer Events: Top 3 overall men, women & non-binary participants in the 5k, 10k and Half Marathon races will receive cash prizes at the finish line, if eligible. To be eligible for awards runners must finish faster than the following prize cutoff times: Top 3 Overall: 5k: 25:00 Top 3 Overall: 10K: 45:00 Top 3 Overall: Half Marathon 1:30 Top 3 Age Division Awards in 10-year age groupings will be emailed non-cash awards in the weeks following the race. Age divisions are as follows: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-89 and 90+. This applies to in-person races only. Top 10 overall active military runners and top masters runners (40+ male, female & non-binary) each event will be emailed non-cash awards in the weeks following the race. Summer Kids Fun Run:​ All finishers will receive a finisher medal. Seattle Kids Marathon:​ All finishers will receive a finisher medal.​ Virtual Events:​ Prizes will be given out based on participation and social media engagement.​
  • Is the finisher medal the same for walkers and runners?
    Yes. The medal is the same.
  • Do you offer prize money?
    No: Marathon/Half Marathon​ Yes: Summer 5k, 10k & Half Marathon To be eligible for awards runners must finish faster than the following prize cutoff times: Top 3 Overall: 5k: 25:00 Top 3 Overall: 10K: 45:00 Top 3 Overall: Half Marathon 1:30 Student athletes are not eligible for cash awards. Any student that accepts cash or merchandise based upon their performance in a sport will lose their amateur standing and will no longer be able to participate in that sport.
  • When will I get my age division award?
    Awards will be mailed out 3-6 weeks after the event.
  • Do you give awards to walkers?
    All walkers will receive the same finisher medal as registered runners. However, walking events are non-competitive and are not eligible for other awards. Registered walkers will still be timed.
  • Are miles and kilometers marked on the course?
    Marathon: Yes. Mile markers are placed on each course (either on portable toilets or on stand-alone signs. Select kilometer signs are not placed on the course this year. Summer 5k, 10k & Half Marathon: Mile markers only are placed on the course.
  • How long is the course open?
    The Marathon & Half Marathon event routes will be opened to vehicle traffic at 2:30pm. You may still finish the race by obeying all normal traffic laws for pedestrians after the course is opened to vehicle traffic, however there will be limited on-course aid stations, Course Marshals and police support at that point. Finish Line staff and essential services will remain until every athlete has completed the event. The Seattle Kids Marathon course will remain open and supported until all participants cross the finish line. The Summer 5k/10k/Half Marathon and Kids Fun Run courses will remain open until the last runner crosses the finish line.
  • What about parking?
    Marathon – Parking at Seattle Center: Here, Street Parking: You may be able to find some street parking in the Queen Anne area north of the Seattle Center. Summer Events: Limited parking is available in the lower lot of Seward Park near the start line. Additional parking is available in the upper lot a short walk from the start line.
  • Are there buses/shuttles?
    Marathon: The Seattle Marathon Association does not provide shuttle service to/from the start/finish. Metro Transit may provide bus service. See their website for details. Summer Events:The Seattle Marathon Association does not provide shuttle service to/from the start/finish. Seattle Metro bus #50 stops close to Seward Park entrance.
  • Where are the best places to watch the runners during the race?
    Full Marathon Arboretum Drumheller Fountain (UW Campus) Green Lake Gasworks Park NE 40th and 7th Ave (near the Ship Canal Bridge) Half Marathon Gasworks Park NE 40th and 7th Ave (near the Ship Canal Bridge) Pedestrian bridge just north of 50th and highway 99 Near Woodland Park Zoo
  • Where can I see the Course Maps and elevation for the races?
    November Full Marathon – Certification coming soon November Half Marathon – Certification coming soon November Kids Marathon – Course August 5k – WA17018RMB August 10k – WA17019RMB August Half Marathon – WA23027RMB
  • Are there shower facilities?
    No, there are no shower facilities available this year.
  • What electrolytes/gels will be available on the course?
    Each water station will have water and Nuun Sport/ Nuun Endurance Select water station will have Huuma Energy Gel
  • What should I wear during the Run/Walk?
    Breathable clothing such as Polypropylene and Coolmax are materials that wick away moisture and keep you at a comfortable temperature. Avoid cotton. Be aware that long runs may cause chafing. Wear appropriate clothing.
  • What is the weather going to be like?
    For the Summer 5K/10K/Kids Fun Run, historically, late August weather in Seattle is sunny and in the mid-70s. For the Marathon, historically, late fall weather in Seattle is cloudy but calm with temperatures in the low to mid 40s. Always expect rain.
  • Will there be live tracking?
    Yes.
  • Where can I sign up to volunteer?
    Marathon/Half Marathon: Sign up online Summer Event 2024: Sign up online
  • What is the Charity Partner Program? How can I make a donation to a Charity Partner?
    Participants have an option to donate to the Charity Partner of their choice via their donation link on our Charity Partner's page. Some partners have opportunities to fund raise and participate in our marathon with their team.
  • Where can I put clothing for after the race?
    For the Summer Events, there will be a bag check tent near the registration area. For the Marathon & Half Marathon, there will be an area for checking clothing near the start/finish line. Details coming soon.
  • Do I get a shirt with my race entry or do I have to pay extra for it?
    Included: Registration to any of our events includes a participant shirt. Full/Half marathon: long-sleeved technical fabric shirt picked up at EXPO. Seattle Kids Marathon: short-sleeved cotton blend shirt picked up at EXPO or with race packet. Summer 5k/10k/Half Marathon: short-sleeved technical fabric shirt picked up with race packet. Summer Kids Fun Run: short-sleeved cotton blend shirt picked up with race packet. Virtual Events: Participant souvenirs vary with each event. Additional: Participants may purchase optional souvenir-type finisher and specialty apparel. Finisher apparel includes special tank tops, jackets, hoodies and tees and must be pre-ordered and picked up with race packet. SHOP FINISHER APPAREL Specialty apparel includes hats, jackets, tees and tanks and may be purchased online, or at EXPO. SHOP SPECIALTY APPAREL
  • How do I order optional finisher apparel?
    You may pre-order finisher shirts when you register for the event. Or, you may purchase them in our shop. Finisher apparel will be available at the events on a limited basis while supplies last.
  • Where do I pick up my pre-ordered finisher apparel?
    Marathon/Half Marathon: Pre-ordered finisher items can be picked upside the Health and Fitness Expo next to the participant shirts. Any items not picked up by the end of the event can be mailed for an additional shipping fee as arranged by contacting info@seattlemarathon.org. Any unclaimed items will be available for sale without refund after a month. Summer Event: Pre-ordered finisher items can be picked up with race packet. For virtual events only, pre-ordered finisher apparel will be mailed with your race packet.
  • What are the start times for your events?
    7:00am: UW Medicine Seattle Marathon 7:30am: UW Medicine Seattle Half Marathon ​9:00 am Seattle Kids Marathon 9:00 am Seattle Marathon Summer Half Marathon 8:30 am Seattle Marathon Summer 5k 9:30 am Seattle Marathon Summer 10k 10:30 am Seattle Marathon Summer Kids Fun Run
  • What are the dates and locations for your events?
    Seattle Marathon: always the Weekend after Thanksgiving, Location TBA 2024: Sunday, December 1st 2025: Sunday, November 30th 2026: Sunday, November 29th Seattle Kids Marathon: always the Weekend after Thanksgiving, Location TBA 2024: Saturday, November 30th 2025: Saturday, November 29th 2026: Saturday, November 28th Seattle Marathon Health & Fitness Expo: At The Westin Seattle, North Tower, 4th Floor​​ 2024: Friday, November 29th & Saturday, November 30th 2025: Friday, November 28th & Saturday, November 29th 2026: Friday, November 27th & Saturday, November 28th Seattle Marathon Summer 5k, 10k, Half Marathon & Kids Fun Run: At Seward Park​ 2024: Saturday, June 22nd 2025: Saturday, June 21st 2026: Saturday, June 20th
  • What is a Virtual Race?
    A Virtual Race is a distance event that you run and time on your own. Typically, you'll choose your distance, your route and your race date and report your results through your Race Roster account. Virtual Race participants receive finisher medals, race souvenirs, course suggestions and other training supports, but do not receive official times, certified courses or day-of-race support.
  • What is the difference between running and walking events?
    All registrants may both run and/or walk as much as they’d like regardless of which race they are registered in. All registrants will receive an official time. However, only those registered as runners are eligible for awards.
  • What distances are your events?
    Seattle Full Marathon: 26.2 miles Seattle Half Marathon: 13.1 miles Seattle Kids Marathon: 1.2 miles (25 miles completed independently before the race) Seattle Marathon Summer Half Marathon: 13.1 miles Seattle Marathon Summer 5K: 3.1 miles Seattle Marathon Summer 10K: 6.2 miles Seattle Marathon Summer Kids Fun Run: approximately 0.6 miles (1k)
  • Can I transfer my registration to another person?
    Yes, you can transfer your registration to another person. New registrant will be asked to pay a $10 fee. To initiate a transfer log into your Race Roster account and click transfer.
  • How do I check to see if I’m already registered?
    You can check to see if you are registered by following the links: Full or Half Marathon - Check if registered Kids Marathon - Check if registered Summer events - Check if registered Add contact info@seattlemarathon.org with any questions about the status of your registration.
  • Do you offer comped entries for elite athletes?
    We offer comped entries for in-person events for athletes who can prove qualifying times within the last 2 years. Please note that we only offer complimentary registration and do not cover any transportation, lodging, food or visa fees. We do not offer comped entry for virtual events. The following is our list of qualifying elite athlete times for our races. 5K 15:45 - Open Men 17:50 - Open Women 17:50 - Open Non-Binary 16:20 - Master's Men 19:00 - Master's Women 19:00 - Master's Non-Binary 10K 34:00 - Open Men 39:00 - Open Women 39:00 - Open Non-Binary 35:00 - Master's Men 41:00 - Master's Women 41:00 - Master's Non-Binary Half Marathon 1:14:00 - Open Men 1:25:00 - Open Women 1:25:00 - Open Non-Binary Full Marathon 2:35:00 - Open Men 3:05:00 - Open Women 3:05:00 - Open Non-Binary Please contact us at info@seattlemarathon.org with proof of your qualifying time(s) within the last 2 years for a comped entry to the corresponding race.
  • What is the online registration processing fee for?
    The processing fee is collected by our registration platform and covers their costs of operation and the credit card transaction cost.
  • What happens if the race is cancelled?
    The Race Organizer reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the Race should there be any Force Majeure (as defined below) conditions that arise. In the event of Race cancellation and/or rescheduling due to the Force Majeure, the Race Organizer has no obligation to refund the paid entry fees to the Participants, and shall not be held responsible for any Risks and Hazards that might happen due to the Race cancellation and/or reschedule. Please note that Force Majeure refers to circumstances or conditions such as war (whether stated or not), violence, social unrest, strikes, outbreaks, accidents, fires, floods, natural disasters, embargoes, legal reasons, or the actions of the government, and other similar events which may occur in the future, in which the Race Organizer has no ability to prevent. Events will take place rain or shine.
  • Can I make changes to my registration after I register?
    Yes. From your Race Roster account, you can edit your registration and update your name, contact information, date of birth, address, gender, estimated finish time, participant shirt size, etc. If applicable, changing event category, or transferring can also be done in your Race Roster account.
  • What happens if I cannot participate for any reason?
    As a policy, we do not offer medical comps, rollovers, or refunds. Feel free to contact us at info@seattlemarathon.org with any questions.
  • What discounts are available for registration?​
    Active Military: For active military members, we offer all of our races at early bird prices. Please contact us at info@seattlemarathon.org for a discount code. Elite athletes: We offer comp entries to runners who can prove a qualifying time within the last 2 years. See qualifying times below. Promotions: We offer multiple promotions throughout the year through social media, through our eNewsletter and through our many partners and community events. The best way to find out about any current promotions is to follow us on social media and subscribe to our eNewsletter. Ambassadors: You can also follow Seattle Marathon ambassadors on their social media for special discounts. See our Ambassador page
  • Is there day-of registration?
    No: Seattle Marathon & Half Marathon Yes: Seattle Kids Marathon Yes: Seattle Marathon Summer Events
  • I see that I’m registered, how do I get a confirmation emailed to me?
    You must sign into your race roster account and choose the event you are registered for. On your event detail page you can click on a link with your confirmation number.
  • Do I have to register online?
    Yes, we are not accepting paper registrations at this time for marathon/half marathon, summer and virtual events. However, some teachers/schools may hand out paper registration forms for the Seattle Kids Marathon.
  • Can I pick up my race packet on race day?
    No: Seattle Marathon & Half Marathon Yes: Seattle Kids Marathon Yes: Seattle Marathon Summer Events For virtual events, packets will be mailed to you after the race date unless otherwise stated on the event page.​
  • Where and when can I pick up my race packet?
    For packet pick up information, see schedules for: Seattle Marathon and Half Marathon Seattle Kids Marathon Seattle Marathon Summer 5k/10k & Kids Fun Run For virtual events, packets will be mailed to you after the race date unless otherwise stated on the event page.​
  • If I’m unable to pick up my race packet during the times listed, what are my options?
    You may send someone else to pick up your packet as long as they can show your confirmation email. If you are unable to send someone else to pick up your packet, contact us. For virtual events, packets will be mailed to you after the race date unless otherwise stated on the event page.​
  • How will I get my results?
    Marathon/Half Marathon: Your results will be accessible through your registration profile immediately following the race. The Seattle Marathon website will post results within 24 hours of the race. The official Results Issue will be published 2-3 weeks after the race. Summer 5k/10k:​ Your results will be accessible through your registration profile immediately following the race. The Seattle Marathon website will post results within 24 hours of the race. The official Results Issue will be published 2-3 weeks after the race. Seattle Kids Marathon & Summer Kids Fun Run: These races are untimed and results are not tracked. However participation is noted in the Results Issue of the accompanying "adult" race. For all VIRTUAL events, you are responsible for reporting your unofficial times through your Race Roster account.​
  • Where are the split times recorded along the course?
    Split times are only recorded for the Seattle Marathon and Half Marathon. Split time information will be updated as available on the marathon page.
  • How are the races being timed?
    All timed events will be timed using embedded tag technology. Each participant is given a special, unique transponder that will be used to record your start and finish time. This disposable timing device is incorporated into each race bib and does not need to be returned after the race. All results are based on net/actual time (not gun time, as previously practiced). Each participant's time will start when they cross the start line. Split times on the marathon and half marathon courses will be also be recorded. 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, belts, water bottles, etc. Please note that kids races are un-timed. Virtual races are self-timed. You may use a tracking app, a watch or other timing method to record your time. Then use your Race Roster account to report your results.
  • May I use my Champion Chip?
    No. This race is timed using timing tags incorporated into each bib. The two systems are not compatible.
  • Will there be pacers?
    Yes. Seattle Marathon & Half Marathon: The Seattle Green Lake Running Group will be our pacers this year for the Full and Half Marathon. They will be providing pacers for a Half Marathon finish time of 1:30, 1:35, 1:45, 1:50, 2:00, 2:05, 2:15, 2:20, 2:30 and 2:50. Full Marathon pacers will be provided for finish times of 3:00, 3:05, 3:10, 3:20, 3:25, 3:30, 3:35, 3:40, 3:50, 3:55, 4:05, 4:20, 5:00, 6:00. Yes. Summer Half Marathon: The Seattle Green Lake Running Group will be our pacers for this year’s Half Marathon. They will be providing pacers for a Half Marathon finish time of 1:30, 1:35, 1:45, 1:50, 2:00, 2:05, 2:15, 2:20, 2:30 No. Summer 5k, 10k & Kids Events
  • Can I bring my MP3 player?
    The use of headsets is highly discouraged but not outright prohibited at our events. As a member of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), we follow their guidelines on headset use. RRCA does not encourage headphone use during its member races but does not disallow them as long as they are used safely. For this reason, if you choose to use a headset on the course, you may be asked by a course official to remove them for safety reasons. You are required to comply or face disqualification and removal from the course.
  • Can I bring my bike/skates/skateboard?
    No. No wheels are allowed on the course except for registered wheelchairs and official course vehicles.
  • Can I bring my baby in a stroller/jogger?
    For the Summer 5K/10K, strollers are allowed and respectfully asked to start in the back of the queue for safety reasons. For the Marathon/Half Marathon, strollers are discouraged, but may be permitted to start in the back of the queue for safety reasons.
  • Can I bring my dog?
    For the Summer Events, dogs on leashes are allowed. Owners are responsible for any incidents involving their dogs. For the Marathon & Half Marathon, dogs are not allowed.
  • Can I bring my hydration vest?
    Yes. Hydration vests are allowed at all of our events.
  • Can I bring my Nordic Walking Stick?
    Yes. Participants of the Marathon Walk and Half Marathon Walk are welcome to use walking sticks; however, please be courteous and mindful of participants around you.
  • Will the Boston Marathon check to confirm my time?
    Yes. They will use the finisher list we provide them to check the time you put on your Boston Marathon registration form. Results reported from virtual events cannot qualify for the Boston Marathon.
  • Can the Seattle Marathon be used as a Boston Qualifier?
    Yes. The Boston Marathon accepts qualifying times from the Seattle Marathon. For a list of qualifying times, see the Boston Athletic Association website. We will send a complete list of finishers to the BAA within a couple weeks after the race. Please keep in mind that the timing of available results of the Seattle Marathon and open registration for the Boston Marathon will influence which year you are eligible to apply for the Boston Marathon. Results reported from virtual events cannot qualify for the Boston Marathon.
  • Will there be pacers for Boston qualifying times?
    Yes. There are pacers for many of the Boston qualifying times. For the list of pacer times, please see below. We cannot provide pacers for virtual events.
  • What awards will be given out?
    Marathon/Half Marathon: All finishers will receive a medal corresponding to their race (full/half marathon). The top 3 overall men, women, and non-binary participants will receive non-cash prize packages at the finish line. This applies to in-person races only.​ The top Masters Man, Woman, Non-Binary and the top three active military men, women and non-binary will be given non-cash awards. These awards will be mailed or emailed in the weeks following the race. This applies to in-person races only.​ Top 10 Age Division Awards in 5-year age groupings will be given. Age divisions are 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, and 85 and over. These awards will be mailed or emailed in the weeks following the race. This applies to in-person races only.​ Top 3 Wheelchair participants will also be mailed non-cash awards in the weeks following the race. This applies to in-person races only. To be eligible for awards runners must finish faster than the following prize cutoff times: Top 3 Overall: Full Marathon: 3:10 and Half Marathon: 1:28 Top Masters: Full Marathon: 3:40 and Half Marathon: 1:45 Summer Events: Top 3 overall men, women & non-binary participants in the 5k, 10k and Half Marathon races will receive cash prizes at the finish line, if eligible. To be eligible for awards runners must finish faster than the following prize cutoff times: Top 3 Overall: 5k: 25:00 Top 3 Overall: 10K: 45:00 Top 3 Overall: Half Marathon 1:30 Top 3 Age Division Awards in 10-year age groupings will be emailed non-cash awards in the weeks following the race. Age divisions are as follows: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-89 and 90+. This applies to in-person races only. Top 10 overall active military runners and top masters runners (40+ male, female & non-binary) each event will be emailed non-cash awards in the weeks following the race. Summer Kids Fun Run:​ All finishers will receive a finisher medal. Seattle Kids Marathon:​ All finishers will receive a finisher medal.​ Virtual Events:​ Prizes will be given out based on participation and social media engagement.​
  • Is the finisher medal the same for walkers and runners?
    Yes. The medal is the same.
  • Do you offer prize money?
    No: Marathon/Half Marathon​ Yes: Summer 5k, 10k & Half Marathon To be eligible for awards runners must finish faster than the following prize cutoff times: Top 3 Overall: 5k: 25:00 Top 3 Overall: 10K: 45:00 Top 3 Overall: Half Marathon 1:30 Student athletes are not eligible for cash awards. Any student that accepts cash or merchandise based upon their performance in a sport will lose their amateur standing and will no longer be able to participate in that sport.
  • When will I get my age division award?
    Awards will be mailed out 3-6 weeks after the event.
  • Do you give awards to walkers?
    All walkers will receive the same finisher medal as registered runners. However, walking events are non-competitive and are not eligible for other awards. Registered walkers will still be timed.
  • Are miles and kilometers marked on the course?
    Marathon: Yes. Mile markers are placed on each course (either on portable toilets or on stand-alone signs. Select kilometer signs are not placed on the course this year. Summer 5k, 10k & Half Marathon: Mile markers only are placed on the course.
  • How long is the course open?
    The Marathon & Half Marathon event routes will be opened to vehicle traffic at 2:30pm. You may still finish the race by obeying all normal traffic laws for pedestrians after the course is opened to vehicle traffic, however there will be limited on-course aid stations, Course Marshals and police support at that point. Finish Line staff and essential services will remain until every athlete has completed the event. The Seattle Kids Marathon course will remain open and supported until all participants cross the finish line. The Summer 5k/10k/Half Marathon and Kids Fun Run courses will remain open until the last runner crosses the finish line.
  • What about parking?
    Marathon – Parking at Seattle Center: Here, Street Parking: You may be able to find some street parking in the Queen Anne area north of the Seattle Center. Summer Events: Limited parking is available in the lower lot of Seward Park near the start line. Additional parking is available in the upper lot a short walk from the start line.
  • Are there buses/shuttles?
    Marathon: The Seattle Marathon Association does not provide shuttle service to/from the start/finish. Metro Transit may provide bus service. See their website for details. Summer Events:The Seattle Marathon Association does not provide shuttle service to/from the start/finish. Seattle Metro bus #50 stops close to Seward Park entrance.
  • Where are the best places to watch the runners during the race?
    Full Marathon Arboretum Drumheller Fountain (UW Campus) Green Lake Gasworks Park NE 40th and 7th Ave (near the Ship Canal Bridge) Half Marathon Gasworks Park NE 40th and 7th Ave (near the Ship Canal Bridge) Pedestrian bridge just north of 50th and highway 99 Near Woodland Park Zoo
  • Where can I see the Course Maps and elevation for the races?
    November Full Marathon – Certification coming soon November Half Marathon – Certification coming soon November Kids Marathon – Course August 5k – WA17018RMB August 10k – WA17019RMB August Half Marathon – WA23027RMB
  • Are there shower facilities?
    No, there are no shower facilities available this year.
  • What electrolytes/gels will be available on the course?
    Each water station will have water and Nuun Sport/ Nuun Endurance Select water station will have Huuma Energy Gel
  • What should I wear during the Run/Walk?
    Breathable clothing such as Polypropylene and Coolmax are materials that wick away moisture and keep you at a comfortable temperature. Avoid cotton. Be aware that long runs may cause chafing. Wear appropriate clothing.
  • What is the weather going to be like?
    For the Summer 5K/10K/Kids Fun Run, historically, late August weather in Seattle is sunny and in the mid-70s. For the Marathon, historically, late fall weather in Seattle is cloudy but calm with temperatures in the low to mid 40s. Always expect rain.
  • Will there be live tracking?
    Yes.
  • Where can I sign up to volunteer?
    Marathon/Half Marathon: Sign up online Summer Event 2024: Sign up online
  • What is the Charity Partner Program? How can I make a donation to a Charity Partner?
    Participants have an option to donate to the Charity Partner of their choice via their donation link on our Charity Partner's page. Some partners have opportunities to fund raise and participate in our marathon with their team.
  • Where can I put clothing for after the race?
    For the Summer Events, there will be a bag check tent near the registration area. For the Marathon & Half Marathon, there will be an area for checking clothing near the start/finish line. Details coming soon.
  • Do I get a shirt with my race entry or do I have to pay extra for it?
    Included: Registration to any of our events includes a participant shirt. Full/Half marathon: long-sleeved technical fabric shirt picked up at EXPO. Seattle Kids Marathon: short-sleeved cotton blend shirt picked up at EXPO or with race packet. Summer 5k/10k/Half Marathon: short-sleeved technical fabric shirt picked up with race packet. Summer Kids Fun Run: short-sleeved cotton blend shirt picked up with race packet. Virtual Events: Participant souvenirs vary with each event. Additional: Participants may purchase optional souvenir-type finisher and specialty apparel. Finisher apparel includes special tank tops, jackets, hoodies and tees and must be pre-ordered and picked up with race packet. SHOP FINISHER APPAREL Specialty apparel includes hats, jackets, tees and tanks and may be purchased online, or at EXPO. SHOP SPECIALTY APPAREL
  • How do I order optional finisher apparel?
    You may pre-order finisher shirts when you register for the event. Or, you may purchase them in our shop. Finisher apparel will be available at the events on a limited basis while supplies last.
  • Where do I pick up my pre-ordered finisher apparel?
    Marathon/Half Marathon: Pre-ordered finisher items can be picked upside the Health and Fitness Expo next to the participant shirts. Any items not picked up by the end of the event can be mailed for an additional shipping fee as arranged by contacting info@seattlemarathon.org. Any unclaimed items will be available for sale without refund after a month. Summer Event: Pre-ordered finisher items can be picked up with race packet. For virtual events only, pre-ordered finisher apparel will be mailed with your race packet.
  • What are the start times for your events?
    7:00am: UW Medicine Seattle Marathon 7:30am: UW Medicine Seattle Half Marathon ​9:00 am Seattle Kids Marathon 9:00 am Seattle Marathon Summer Half Marathon 8:30 am Seattle Marathon Summer 5k 9:30 am Seattle Marathon Summer 10k 10:30 am Seattle Marathon Summer Kids Fun Run
  • What are the dates and locations for your events?
    Seattle Marathon: always the Weekend after Thanksgiving, Location TBA 2024: Sunday, December 1st 2025: Sunday, November 30th 2026: Sunday, November 29th Seattle Kids Marathon: always the Weekend after Thanksgiving, Location TBA 2024: Saturday, November 30th 2025: Saturday, November 29th 2026: Saturday, November 28th Seattle Marathon Health & Fitness Expo: At The Westin Seattle, North Tower, 4th Floor​​ 2024: Friday, November 29th & Saturday, November 30th 2025: Friday, November 28th & Saturday, November 29th 2026: Friday, November 27th & Saturday, November 28th Seattle Marathon Summer 5k, 10k, Half Marathon & Kids Fun Run: At Seward Park​ 2024: Saturday, June 22nd 2025: Saturday, June 21st 2026: Saturday, June 20th
  • What is a Virtual Race?
    A Virtual Race is a distance event that you run and time on your own. Typically, you'll choose your distance, your route and your race date and report your results through your Race Roster account. Virtual Race participants receive finisher medals, race souvenirs, course suggestions and other training supports, but do not receive official times, certified courses or day-of-race support.
  • What is the difference between running and walking events?
    All registrants may both run and/or walk as much as they’d like regardless of which race they are registered in. All registrants will receive an official time. However, only those registered as runners are eligible for awards.
  • What distances are your events?
    Seattle Full Marathon: 26.2 miles Seattle Half Marathon: 13.1 miles Seattle Kids Marathon: 1.2 miles (25 miles completed independently before the race) Seattle Marathon Summer Half Marathon: 13.1 miles Seattle Marathon Summer 5K: 3.1 miles Seattle Marathon Summer 10K: 6.2 miles Seattle Marathon Summer Kids Fun Run: approximately 0.6 miles (1k)
  • Can I transfer my registration to another person?
    Yes, you can transfer your registration to another person. New registrant will be asked to pay a $10 fee. To initiate a transfer log into your Race Roster account and click transfer.
  • How do I check to see if I’m already registered?
    You can check to see if you are registered by following the links: Full or Half Marathon - Check if registered Kids Marathon - Check if registered Summer events - Check if registered Add contact info@seattlemarathon.org with any questions about the status of your registration.
  • Do you offer comped entries for elite athletes?
    We offer comped entries for in-person events for athletes who can prove qualifying times within the last 2 years. Please note that we only offer complimentary registration and do not cover any transportation, lodging, food or visa fees. We do not offer comped entry for virtual events. The following is our list of qualifying elite athlete times for our races. 5K 15:45 - Open Men 17:50 - Open Women 17:50 - Open Non-Binary 16:20 - Master's Men 19:00 - Master's Women 19:00 - Master's Non-Binary 10K 34:00 - Open Men 39:00 - Open Women 39:00 - Open Non-Binary 35:00 - Master's Men 41:00 - Master's Women 41:00 - Master's Non-Binary Half Marathon 1:14:00 - Open Men 1:25:00 - Open Women 1:25:00 - Open Non-Binary Full Marathon 2:35:00 - Open Men 3:05:00 - Open Women 3:05:00 - Open Non-Binary Please contact us at info@seattlemarathon.org with proof of your qualifying time(s) within the last 2 years for a comped entry to the corresponding race.
  • What is the online registration processing fee for?
    The processing fee is collected by our registration platform and covers their costs of operation and the credit card transaction cost.
  • What happens if the race is cancelled?
    The Race Organizer reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the Race should there be any Force Majeure (as defined below) conditions that arise. In the event of Race cancellation and/or rescheduling due to the Force Majeure, the Race Organizer has no obligation to refund the paid entry fees to the Participants, and shall not be held responsible for any Risks and Hazards that might happen due to the Race cancellation and/or reschedule. Please note that Force Majeure refers to circumstances or conditions such as war (whether stated or not), violence, social unrest, strikes, outbreaks, accidents, fires, floods, natural disasters, embargoes, legal reasons, or the actions of the government, and other similar events which may occur in the future, in which the Race Organizer has no ability to prevent. Events will take place rain or shine.
  • Can I make changes to my registration after I register?
    Yes. From your Race Roster account, you can edit your registration and update your name, contact information, date of birth, address, gender, estimated finish time, participant shirt size, etc. If applicable, changing event category, or transferring can also be done in your Race Roster account.
  • What happens if I cannot participate for any reason?
    As a policy, we do not offer medical comps, rollovers, or refunds. Feel free to contact us at info@seattlemarathon.org with any questions.
  • What discounts are available for registration?​
    Active Military: For active military members, we offer all of our races at early bird prices. Please contact us at info@seattlemarathon.org for a discount code. Elite athletes: We offer comp entries to runners who can prove a qualifying time within the last 2 years. See qualifying times below. Promotions: We offer multiple promotions throughout the year through social media, through our eNewsletter and through our many partners and community events. The best way to find out about any current promotions is to follow us on social media and subscribe to our eNewsletter. Ambassadors: You can also follow Seattle Marathon ambassadors on their social media for special discounts. See our Ambassador page
  • Is there day-of registration?
    No: Seattle Marathon & Half Marathon Yes: Seattle Kids Marathon Yes: Seattle Marathon Summer Events
  • I see that I’m registered, how do I get a confirmation emailed to me?
    You must sign into your race roster account and choose the event you are registered for. On your event detail page you can click on a link with your confirmation number.
  • Do I have to register online?
    Yes, we are not accepting paper registrations at this time for marathon/half marathon, summer and virtual events. However, some teachers/schools may hand out paper registration forms for the Seattle Kids Marathon.
  • Can I pick up my race packet on race day?
    No: Seattle Marathon & Half Marathon Yes: Seattle Kids Marathon Yes: Seattle Marathon Summer Events For virtual events, packets will be mailed to you after the race date unless otherwise stated on the event page.​
  • Where and when can I pick up my race packet?
    For packet pick up information, see schedules for: Seattle Marathon and Half Marathon Seattle Kids Marathon Seattle Marathon Summer 5k/10k & Kids Fun Run For virtual events, packets will be mailed to you after the race date unless otherwise stated on the event page.​
  • If I’m unable to pick up my race packet during the times listed, what are my options?
    You may send someone else to pick up your packet as long as they can show your confirmation email. If you are unable to send someone else to pick up your packet, contact us. For virtual events, packets will be mailed to you after the race date unless otherwise stated on the event page.​
  • How will I get my results?
    Marathon/Half Marathon: Your results will be accessible through your registration profile immediately following the race. The Seattle Marathon website will post results within 24 hours of the race. The official Results Issue will be published 2-3 weeks after the race. Summer 5k/10k:​ Your results will be accessible through your registration profile immediately following the race. The Seattle Marathon website will post results within 24 hours of the race. The official Results Issue will be published 2-3 weeks after the race. Seattle Kids Marathon & Summer Kids Fun Run: These races are untimed and results are not tracked. However participation is noted in the Results Issue of the accompanying "adult" race. For all VIRTUAL events, you are responsible for reporting your unofficial times through your Race Roster account.​
  • Where are the split times recorded along the course?
    Split times are only recorded for the Seattle Marathon and Half Marathon. Split time information will be updated as available on the marathon page.
  • How are the races being timed?
    All timed events will be timed using embedded tag technology. Each participant is given a special, unique transponder that will be used to record your start and finish time. This disposable timing device is incorporated into each race bib and does not need to be returned after the race. All results are based on net/actual time (not gun time, as previously practiced). Each participant's time will start when they cross the start line. Split times on the marathon and half marathon courses will be also be recorded. 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, belts, water bottles, etc. Please note that kids races are un-timed. Virtual races are self-timed. You may use a tracking app, a watch or other timing method to record your time. Then use your Race Roster account to report your results.
  • May I use my Champion Chip?
    No. This race is timed using timing tags incorporated into each bib. The two systems are not compatible.
  • Will there be pacers?
    Yes. Seattle Marathon & Half Marathon: The Seattle Green Lake Running Group will be our pacers this year for the Full and Half Marathon. They will be providing pacers for a Half Marathon finish time of 1:30, 1:35, 1:45, 1:50, 2:00, 2:05, 2:15, 2:20, 2:30 and 2:50. Full Marathon pacers will be provided for finish times of 3:00, 3:05, 3:10, 3:20, 3:25, 3:30, 3:35, 3:40, 3:50, 3:55, 4:05, 4:20, 5:00, 6:00. Yes. Summer Half Marathon: The Seattle Green Lake Running Group will be our pacers for this year’s Half Marathon. They will be providing pacers for a Half Marathon finish time of 1:30, 1:35, 1:45, 1:50, 2:00, 2:05, 2:15, 2:20, 2:30 No. Summer 5k, 10k & Kids Events
  • Can I bring my MP3 player?
    The use of headsets is highly discouraged but not outright prohibited at our events. As a member of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), we follow their guidelines on headset use. RRCA does not encourage headphone use during its member races but does not disallow them as long as they are used safely. For this reason, if you choose to use a headset on the course, you may be asked by a course official to remove them for safety reasons. You are required to comply or face disqualification and removal from the course.
  • Can I bring my bike/skates/skateboard?
    No. No wheels are allowed on the course except for registered wheelchairs and official course vehicles.
  • Can I bring my baby in a stroller/jogger?
    For the Summer 5K/10K, strollers are allowed and respectfully asked to start in the back of the queue for safety reasons. For the Marathon/Half Marathon, strollers are discouraged, but may be permitted to start in the back of the queue for safety reasons.
  • Can I bring my dog?
    For the Summer Events, dogs on leashes are allowed. Owners are responsible for any incidents involving their dogs. For the Marathon & Half Marathon, dogs are not allowed.
  • Can I bring my hydration vest?
    Yes. Hydration vests are allowed at all of our events.
  • Can I bring my Nordic Walking Stick?
    Yes. Participants of the Marathon Walk and Half Marathon Walk are welcome to use walking sticks; however, please be courteous and mindful of participants around you.
  • Will the Boston Marathon check to confirm my time?
    Yes. They will use the finisher list we provide them to check the time you put on your Boston Marathon registration form. Results reported from virtual events cannot qualify for the Boston Marathon.
  • Can the Seattle Marathon be used as a Boston Qualifier?
    Yes. The Boston Marathon accepts qualifying times from the Seattle Marathon. For a list of qualifying times, see the Boston Athletic Association website. We will send a complete list of finishers to the BAA within a couple weeks after the race. Please keep in mind that the timing of available results of the Seattle Marathon and open registration for the Boston Marathon will influence which year you are eligible to apply for the Boston Marathon. Results reported from virtual events cannot qualify for the Boston Marathon.
  • Will there be pacers for Boston qualifying times?
    Yes. There are pacers for many of the Boston qualifying times. For the list of pacer times, please see below. We cannot provide pacers for virtual events.
  • What awards will be given out?
    Marathon/Half Marathon: All finishers will receive a medal corresponding to their race (full/half marathon). The top 3 overall men, women, and non-binary participants will receive non-cash prize packages at the finish line. This applies to in-person races only.​ The top Masters Man, Woman, Non-Binary and the top three active military men, women and non-binary will be given non-cash awards. These awards will be mailed or emailed in the weeks following the race. This applies to in-person races only.​ Top 10 Age Division Awards in 5-year age groupings will be given. Age divisions are 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, and 85 and over. These awards will be mailed or emailed in the weeks following the race. This applies to in-person races only.​ Top 3 Wheelchair participants will also be mailed non-cash awards in the weeks following the race. This applies to in-person races only. To be eligible for awards runners must finish faster than the following prize cutoff times: Top 3 Overall: Full Marathon: 3:10 and Half Marathon: 1:28 Top Masters: Full Marathon: 3:40 and Half Marathon: 1:45 Summer Events: Top 3 overall men, women & non-binary participants in the 5k, 10k and Half Marathon races will receive cash prizes at the finish line, if eligible. To be eligible for awards runners must finish faster than the following prize cutoff times: Top 3 Overall: 5k: 25:00 Top 3 Overall: 10K: 45:00 Top 3 Overall: Half Marathon 1:30 Top 3 Age Division Awards in 10-year age groupings will be emailed non-cash awards in the weeks following the race. Age divisions are as follows: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-89 and 90+. This applies to in-person races only. Top 10 overall active military runners and top masters runners (40+ male, female & non-binary) each event will be emailed non-cash awards in the weeks following the race. Summer Kids Fun Run:​ All finishers will receive a finisher medal. Seattle Kids Marathon:​ All finishers will receive a finisher medal.​ Virtual Events:​ Prizes will be given out based on participation and social media engagement.​
  • Is the finisher medal the same for walkers and runners?
    Yes. The medal is the same.
  • Do you offer prize money?
    No: Marathon/Half Marathon​ Yes: Summer 5k, 10k & Half Marathon To be eligible for awards runners must finish faster than the following prize cutoff times: Top 3 Overall: 5k: 25:00 Top 3 Overall: 10K: 45:00 Top 3 Overall: Half Marathon 1:30 Student athletes are not eligible for cash awards. Any student that accepts cash or merchandise based upon their performance in a sport will lose their amateur standing and will no longer be able to participate in that sport.
  • When will I get my age division award?
    Awards will be mailed out 3-6 weeks after the event.
  • Do you give awards to walkers?
    All walkers will receive the same finisher medal as registered runners. However, walking events are non-competitive and are not eligible for other awards. Registered walkers will still be timed.
  • Are miles and kilometers marked on the course?
    Marathon: Yes. Mile markers are placed on each course (either on portable toilets or on stand-alone signs. Select kilometer signs are not placed on the course this year. Summer 5k, 10k & Half Marathon: Mile markers only are placed on the course.
  • How long is the course open?
    The Marathon & Half Marathon event routes will be opened to vehicle traffic at 2:30pm. You may still finish the race by obeying all normal traffic laws for pedestrians after the course is opened to vehicle traffic, however there will be limited on-course aid stations, Course Marshals and police support at that point. Finish Line staff and essential services will remain until every athlete has completed the event. The Seattle Kids Marathon course will remain open and supported until all participants cross the finish line. The Summer 5k/10k/Half Marathon and Kids Fun Run courses will remain open until the last runner crosses the finish line.
  • What about parking?
    Marathon – Parking at Seattle Center: Here, Street Parking: You may be able to find some street parking in the Queen Anne area north of the Seattle Center. Summer Events: Limited parking is available in the lower lot of Seward Park near the start line. Additional parking is available in the upper lot a short walk from the start line.
  • Are there buses/shuttles?
    Marathon: The Seattle Marathon Association does not provide shuttle service to/from the start/finish. Metro Transit may provide bus service. See their website for details. Summer Events:The Seattle Marathon Association does not provide shuttle service to/from the start/finish. Seattle Metro bus #50 stops close to Seward Park entrance.
  • Where are the best places to watch the runners during the race?
    Full Marathon Arboretum Drumheller Fountain (UW Campus) Green Lake Gasworks Park NE 40th and 7th Ave (near the Ship Canal Bridge) Half Marathon Gasworks Park NE 40th and 7th Ave (near the Ship Canal Bridge) Pedestrian bridge just north of 50th and highway 99 Near Woodland Park Zoo
  • Where can I see the Course Maps and elevation for the races?
    November Full Marathon – Certification coming soon November Half Marathon – Certification coming soon November Kids Marathon – Course August 5k – WA17018RMB August 10k – WA17019RMB August Half Marathon – WA23027RMB
  • Are there shower facilities?
    No, there are no shower facilities available this year.
  • What electrolytes/gels will be available on the course?
    Each water station will have water and Nuun Sport/ Nuun Endurance Select water station will have Huuma Energy Gel
  • What should I wear during the Run/Walk?
    Breathable clothing such as Polypropylene and Coolmax are materials that wick away moisture and keep you at a comfortable temperature. Avoid cotton. Be aware that long runs may cause chafing. Wear appropriate clothing.
  • What is the weather going to be like?
    For the Summer 5K/10K/Kids Fun Run, historically, late August weather in Seattle is sunny and in the mid-70s. For the Marathon, historically, late fall weather in Seattle is cloudy but calm with temperatures in the low to mid 40s. Always expect rain.
  • Will there be live tracking?
    Yes.
  • Where can I sign up to volunteer?
    Marathon/Half Marathon: Sign up online Summer Event 2024: Sign up online
  • What is the Charity Partner Program? How can I make a donation to a Charity Partner?
    Participants have an option to donate to the Charity Partner of their choice via their donation link on our Charity Partner's page. Some partners have opportunities to fund raise and participate in our marathon with their team.
  • Where can I put clothing for after the race?
    For the Summer Events, there will be a bag check tent near the registration area. For the Marathon & Half Marathon, there will be an area for checking clothing near the start/finish line. Details coming soon.
  • Do I get a shirt with my race entry or do I have to pay extra for it?
    Included: Registration to any of our events includes a participant shirt. Full/Half marathon: long-sleeved technical fabric shirt picked up at EXPO. Seattle Kids Marathon: short-sleeved cotton blend shirt picked up at EXPO or with race packet. Summer 5k/10k/Half Marathon: short-sleeved technical fabric shirt picked up with race packet. Summer Kids Fun Run: short-sleeved cotton blend shirt picked up with race packet. Virtual Events: Participant souvenirs vary with each event. Additional: Participants may purchase optional souvenir-type finisher and specialty apparel. Finisher apparel includes special tank tops, jackets, hoodies and tees and must be pre-ordered and picked up with race packet. SHOP FINISHER APPAREL Specialty apparel includes hats, jackets, tees and tanks and may be purchased online, or at EXPO. SHOP SPECIALTY APPAREL
  • How do I order optional finisher apparel?
    You may pre-order finisher shirts when you register for the event. Or, you may purchase them in our shop. Finisher apparel will be available at the events on a limited basis while supplies last.
  • Where do I pick up my pre-ordered finisher apparel?
    Marathon/Half Marathon: Pre-ordered finisher items can be picked upside the Health and Fitness Expo next to the participant shirts. Any items not picked up by the end of the event can be mailed for an additional shipping fee as arranged by contacting info@seattlemarathon.org. Any unclaimed items will be available for sale without refund after a month. Summer Event: Pre-ordered finisher items can be picked up with race packet. For virtual events only, pre-ordered finisher apparel will be mailed with your race packet.
  • What are the start times for your events?
    7:00am: UW Medicine Seattle Marathon 7:30am: UW Medicine Seattle Half Marathon ​9:00 am Seattle Kids Marathon 9:00 am Seattle Marathon Summer Half Marathon 8:30 am Seattle Marathon Summer 5k 9:30 am Seattle Marathon Summer 10k 10:30 am Seattle Marathon Summer Kids Fun Run
  • What are the dates and locations for your events?
    Seattle Marathon: always the Weekend after Thanksgiving, Location TBA 2024: Sunday, December 1st 2025: Sunday, November 30th 2026: Sunday, November 29th Seattle Kids Marathon: always the Weekend after Thanksgiving, Location TBA 2024: Saturday, November 30th 2025: Saturday, November 29th 2026: Saturday, November 28th Seattle Marathon Health & Fitness Expo: At The Westin Seattle, North Tower, 4th Floor​​ 2024: Friday, November 29th & Saturday, November 30th 2025: Friday, November 28th & Saturday, November 29th 2026: Friday, November 27th & Saturday, November 28th Seattle Marathon Summer 5k, 10k, Half Marathon & Kids Fun Run: At Seward Park​ 2024: Saturday, June 22nd 2025: Saturday, June 21st 2026: Saturday, June 20th
  • What is a Virtual Race?
    A Virtual Race is a distance event that you run and time on your own. Typically, you'll choose your distance, your route and your race date and report your results through your Race Roster account. Virtual Race participants receive finisher medals, race souvenirs, course suggestions and other training supports, but do not receive official times, certified courses or day-of-race support.
  • What is the difference between running and walking events?
    All registrants may both run and/or walk as much as they’d like regardless of which race they are registered in. All registrants will receive an official time. However, only those registered as runners are eligible for awards.
  • What distances are your events?
    Seattle Full Marathon: 26.2 miles Seattle Half Marathon: 13.1 miles Seattle Kids Marathon: 1.2 miles (25 miles completed independently before the race) Seattle Marathon Summer Half Marathon: 13.1 miles Seattle Marathon Summer 5K: 3.1 miles Seattle Marathon Summer 10K: 6.2 miles Seattle Marathon Summer Kids Fun Run: approximately 0.6 miles (1k)
  • Can I transfer my registration to another person?
    Yes, you can transfer your registration to another person. New registrant will be asked to pay a $10 fee. To initiate a transfer log into your Race Roster account and click transfer.
  • How do I check to see if I’m already registered?
    You can check to see if you are registered by following the links: Full or Half Marathon - Check if registered Kids Marathon - Check if registered Summer events - Check if registered Add contact info@seattlemarathon.org with any questions about the status of your registration.
  • Do you offer comped entries for elite athletes?
    We offer comped entries for in-person events for athletes who can prove qualifying times within the last 2 years. Please note that we only offer complimentary registration and do not cover any transportation, lodging, food or visa fees. We do not offer comped entry for virtual events. The following is our list of qualifying elite athlete times for our races. 5K 15:45 - Open Men 17:50 - Open Women 17:50 - Open Non-Binary 16:20 - Master's Men 19:00 - Master's Women 19:00 - Master's Non-Binary 10K 34:00 - Open Men 39:00 - Open Women 39:00 - Open Non-Binary 35:00 - Master's Men 41:00 - Master's Women 41:00 - Master's Non-Binary Half Marathon 1:14:00 - Open Men 1:25:00 - Open Women 1:25:00 - Open Non-Binary Full Marathon 2:35:00 - Open Men 3:05:00 - Open Women 3:05:00 - Open Non-Binary Please contact us at info@seattlemarathon.org with proof of your qualifying time(s) within the last 2 years for a comped entry to the corresponding race.
  • What is the online registration processing fee for?
    The processing fee is collected by our registration platform and covers their costs of operation and the credit card transaction cost.
  • What happens if the race is cancelled?
    The Race Organizer reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the Race should there be any Force Majeure (as defined below) conditions that arise. In the event of Race cancellation and/or rescheduling due to the Force Majeure, the Race Organizer has no obligation to refund the paid entry fees to the Participants, and shall not be held responsible for any Risks and Hazards that might happen due to the Race cancellation and/or reschedule. Please note that Force Majeure refers to circumstances or conditions such as war (whether stated or not), violence, social unrest, strikes, outbreaks, accidents, fires, floods, natural disasters, embargoes, legal reasons, or the actions of the government, and other similar events which may occur in the future, in which the Race Organizer has no ability to prevent. Events will take place rain or shine.
  • Can I make changes to my registration after I register?
    Yes. From your Race Roster account, you can edit your registration and update your name, contact information, date of birth, address, gender, estimated finish time, participant shirt size, etc. If applicable, changing event category, or transferring can also be done in your Race Roster account.
  • What happens if I cannot participate for any reason?
    As a policy, we do not offer medical comps, rollovers, or refunds. Feel free to contact us at info@seattlemarathon.org with any questions.
  • What discounts are available for registration?​
    Active Military: For active military members, we offer all of our races at early bird prices. Please contact us at info@seattlemarathon.org for a discount code. Elite athletes: We offer comp entries to runners who can prove a qualifying time within the last 2 years. See qualifying times below. Promotions: We offer multiple promotions throughout the year through social media, through our eNewsletter and through our many partners and community events. The best way to find out about any current promotions is to follow us on social media and subscribe to our eNewsletter. Ambassadors: You can also follow Seattle Marathon ambassadors on their social media for special discounts. See our Ambassador page
  • Is there day-of registration?
    No: Seattle Marathon & Half Marathon Yes: Seattle Kids Marathon Yes: Seattle Marathon Summer Events
  • I see that I’m registered, how do I get a confirmation emailed to me?
    You must sign into your race roster account and choose the event you are registered for. On your event detail page you can click on a link with your confirmation number.
  • Do I have to register online?
    Yes, we are not accepting paper registrations at this time for marathon/half marathon, summer and virtual events. However, some teachers/schools may hand out paper registration forms for the Seattle Kids Marathon.
  • Can I pick up my race packet on race day?
    No: Seattle Marathon & Half Marathon Yes: Seattle Kids Marathon Yes: Seattle Marathon Summer Events For virtual events, packets will be mailed to you after the race date unless otherwise stated on the event page.​
  • Where and when can I pick up my race packet?
    For packet pick up information, see schedules for: Seattle Marathon and Half Marathon Seattle Kids Marathon Seattle Marathon Summer 5k/10k & Kids Fun Run For virtual events, packets will be mailed to you after the race date unless otherwise stated on the event page.​
  • If I’m unable to pick up my race packet during the times listed, what are my options?
    You may send someone else to pick up your packet as long as they can show your confirmation email. If you are unable to send someone else to pick up your packet, contact us. For virtual events, packets will be mailed to you after the race date unless otherwise stated on the event page.​
  • How will I get my results?
    Marathon/Half Marathon: Your results will be accessible through your registration profile immediately following the race. The Seattle Marathon website will post results within 24 hours of the race. The official Results Issue will be published 2-3 weeks after the race. Summer 5k/10k:​ Your results will be accessible through your registration profile immediately following the race. The Seattle Marathon website will post results within 24 hours of the race. The official Results Issue will be published 2-3 weeks after the race. Seattle Kids Marathon & Summer Kids Fun Run: These races are untimed and results are not tracked. However participation is noted in the Results Issue of the accompanying "adult" race. For all VIRTUAL events, you are responsible for reporting your unofficial times through your Race Roster account.​
  • Where are the split times recorded along the course?
    Split times are only recorded for the Seattle Marathon and Half Marathon. Split time information will be updated as available on the marathon page.
  • How are the races being timed?
    All timed events will be timed using embedded tag technology. Each participant is given a special, unique transponder that will be used to record your start and finish time. This disposable timing device is incorporated into each race bib and does not need to be returned after the race. All results are based on net/actual time (not gun time, as previously practiced). Each participant's time will start when they cross the start line. Split times on the marathon and half marathon courses will be also be recorded. 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, belts, water bottles, etc. Please note that kids races are un-timed. Virtual races are self-timed. You may use a tracking app, a watch or other timing method to record your time. Then use your Race Roster account to report your results.
  • May I use my Champion Chip?
    No. This race is timed using timing tags incorporated into each bib. The two systems are not compatible.
  • Will there be pacers?
    Yes. Seattle Marathon & Half Marathon: The Seattle Green Lake Running Group will be our pacers this year for the Full and Half Marathon. They will be providing pacers for a Half Marathon finish time of 1:30, 1:35, 1:45, 1:50, 2:00, 2:05, 2:15, 2:20, 2:30 and 2:50. Full Marathon pacers will be provided for finish times of 3:00, 3:05, 3:10, 3:20, 3:25, 3:30, 3:35, 3:40, 3:50, 3:55, 4:05, 4:20, 5:00, 6:00. Yes. Summer Half Marathon: The Seattle Green Lake Running Group will be our pacers for this year’s Half Marathon. They will be providing pacers for a Half Marathon finish time of 1:30, 1:35, 1:45, 1:50, 2:00, 2:05, 2:15, 2:20, 2:30 No. Summer 5k, 10k & Kids Events
  • Can I bring my MP3 player?
    The use of headsets is highly discouraged but not outright prohibited at our events. As a member of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), we follow their guidelines on headset use. RRCA does not encourage headphone use during its member races but does not disallow them as long as they are used safely. For this reason, if you choose to use a headset on the course, you may be asked by a course official to remove them for safety reasons. You are required to comply or face disqualification and removal from the course.
  • Can I bring my bike/skates/skateboard?
    No. No wheels are allowed on the course except for registered wheelchairs and official course vehicles.
  • Can I bring my baby in a stroller/jogger?
    For the Summer 5K/10K, strollers are allowed and respectfully asked to start in the back of the queue for safety reasons. For the Marathon/Half Marathon, strollers are discouraged, but may be permitted to start in the back of the queue for safety reasons.
  • Can I bring my dog?
    For the Summer Events, dogs on leashes are allowed. Owners are responsible for any incidents involving their dogs. For the Marathon & Half Marathon, dogs are not allowed.
  • Can I bring my hydration vest?
    Yes. Hydration vests are allowed at all of our events.
  • Can I bring my Nordic Walking Stick?
    Yes. Participants of the Marathon Walk and Half Marathon Walk are welcome to use walking sticks; however, please be courteous and mindful of participants around you.
  • Will the Boston Marathon check to confirm my time?
    Yes. They will use the finisher list we provide them to check the time you put on your Boston Marathon registration form. Results reported from virtual events cannot qualify for the Boston Marathon.
  • Can the Seattle Marathon be used as a Boston Qualifier?
    Yes. The Boston Marathon accepts qualifying times from the Seattle Marathon. For a list of qualifying times, see the Boston Athletic Association website. We will send a complete list of finishers to the BAA within a couple weeks after the race. Please keep in mind that the timing of available results of the Seattle Marathon and open registration for the Boston Marathon will influence which year you are eligible to apply for the Boston Marathon. Results reported from virtual events cannot qualify for the Boston Marathon.
  • Will there be pacers for Boston qualifying times?
    Yes. There are pacers for many of the Boston qualifying times. For the list of pacer times, please see below. We cannot provide pacers for virtual events.
  • What awards will be given out?
    Marathon/Half Marathon: All finishers will receive a medal corresponding to their race (full/half marathon). The top 3 overall men, women, and non-binary participants will receive non-cash prize packages at the finish line. This applies to in-person races only.​ The top Masters Man, Woman, Non-Binary and the top three active military men, women and non-binary will be given non-cash awards. These awards will be mailed or emailed in the weeks following the race. This applies to in-person races only.​ Top 10 Age Division Awards in 5-year age groupings will be given. Age divisions are 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, and 85 and over. These awards will be mailed or emailed in the weeks following the race. This applies to in-person races only.​ Top 3 Wheelchair participants will also be mailed non-cash awards in the weeks following the race. This applies to in-person races only. To be eligible for awards runners must finish faster than the following prize cutoff times: Top 3 Overall: Full Marathon: 3:10 and Half Marathon: 1:28 Top Masters: Full Marathon: 3:40 and Half Marathon: 1:45 Summer Events: Top 3 overall men, women & non-binary participants in the 5k, 10k and Half Marathon races will receive cash prizes at the finish line, if eligible. To be eligible for awards runners must finish faster than the following prize cutoff times: Top 3 Overall: 5k: 25:00 Top 3 Overall: 10K: 45:00 Top 3 Overall: Half Marathon 1:30 Top 3 Age Division Awards in 10-year age groupings will be emailed non-cash awards in the weeks following the race. Age divisions are as follows: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-89 and 90+. This applies to in-person races only. Top 10 overall active military runners and top masters runners (40+ male, female & non-binary) each event will be emailed non-cash awards in the weeks following the race. Summer Kids Fun Run:​ All finishers will receive a finisher medal. Seattle Kids Marathon:​ All finishers will receive a finisher medal.​ Virtual Events:​ Prizes will be given out based on participation and social media engagement.​
  • Is the finisher medal the same for walkers and runners?
    Yes. The medal is the same.
  • Do you offer prize money?
    No: Marathon/Half Marathon​ Yes: Summer 5k, 10k & Half Marathon To be eligible for awards runners must finish faster than the following prize cutoff times: Top 3 Overall: 5k: 25:00 Top 3 Overall: 10K: 45:00 Top 3 Overall: Half Marathon 1:30 Student athletes are not eligible for cash awards. Any student that accepts cash or merchandise based upon their performance in a sport will lose their amateur standing and will no longer be able to participate in that sport.
  • When will I get my age division award?
    Awards will be mailed out 3-6 weeks after the event.
  • Do you give awards to walkers?
    All walkers will receive the same finisher medal as registered runners. However, walking events are non-competitive and are not eligible for other awards. Registered walkers will still be timed.
  • Are miles and kilometers marked on the course?
    Marathon: Yes. Mile markers are placed on each course (either on portable toilets or on stand-alone signs. Select kilometer signs are not placed on the course this year. Summer 5k, 10k & Half Marathon: Mile markers only are placed on the course.
  • How long is the course open?
    The Marathon & Half Marathon event routes will be opened to vehicle traffic at 2:30pm. You may still finish the race by obeying all normal traffic laws for pedestrians after the course is opened to vehicle traffic, however there will be limited on-course aid stations, Course Marshals and police support at that point. Finish Line staff and essential services will remain until every athlete has completed the event. The Seattle Kids Marathon course will remain open and supported until all participants cross the finish line. The Summer 5k/10k/Half Marathon and Kids Fun Run courses will remain open until the last runner crosses the finish line.
  • What about parking?
    Marathon – Parking at Seattle Center: Here, Street Parking: You may be able to find some street parking in the Queen Anne area north of the Seattle Center. Summer Events: Limited parking is available in the lower lot of Seward Park near the start line. Additional parking is available in the upper lot a short walk from the start line.
  • Are there buses/shuttles?
    Marathon: The Seattle Marathon Association does not provide shuttle service to/from the start/finish. Metro Transit may provide bus service. See their website for details. Summer Events:The Seattle Marathon Association does not provide shuttle service to/from the start/finish. Seattle Metro bus #50 stops close to Seward Park entrance.
  • Where are the best places to watch the runners during the race?
    Full Marathon Arboretum Drumheller Fountain (UW Campus) Green Lake Gasworks Park NE 40th and 7th Ave (near the Ship Canal Bridge) Half Marathon Gasworks Park NE 40th and 7th Ave (near the Ship Canal Bridge) Pedestrian bridge just north of 50th and highway 99 Near Woodland Park Zoo
  • Where can I see the Course Maps and elevation for the races?
    November Full Marathon – Certification coming soon November Half Marathon – Certification coming soon November Kids Marathon – Course August 5k – WA17018RMB August 10k – WA17019RMB August Half Marathon – WA23027RMB
  • Are there shower facilities?
    No, there are no shower facilities available this year.
  • What electrolytes/gels will be available on the course?
    Each water station will have water and Nuun Sport/ Nuun Endurance Select water station will have Huuma Energy Gel
  • What should I wear during the Run/Walk?
    Breathable clothing such as Polypropylene and Coolmax are materials that wick away moisture and keep you at a comfortable temperature. Avoid cotton. Be aware that long runs may cause chafing. Wear appropriate clothing.
  • What is the weather going to be like?
    For the Summer 5K/10K/Kids Fun Run, historically, late August weather in Seattle is sunny and in the mid-70s. For the Marathon, historically, late fall weather in Seattle is cloudy but calm with temperatures in the low to mid 40s. Always expect rain.
  • Will there be live tracking?
    Yes.
  • Where can I sign up to volunteer?
    Marathon/Half Marathon: Sign up online Summer Event 2024: Sign up online
  • What is the Charity Partner Program? How can I make a donation to a Charity Partner?
    Participants have an option to donate to the Charity Partner of their choice via their donation link on our Charity Partner's page. Some partners have opportunities to fund raise and participate in our marathon with their team.
  • Where can I put clothing for after the race?
    For the Summer Events, there will be a bag check tent near the registration area. For the Marathon & Half Marathon, there will be an area for checking clothing near the start/finish line. Details coming soon.
  • Do I get a shirt with my race entry or do I have to pay extra for it?
    Included: Registration to any of our events includes a participant shirt. Full/Half marathon: long-sleeved technical fabric shirt picked up at EXPO. Seattle Kids Marathon: short-sleeved cotton blend shirt picked up at EXPO or with race packet. Summer 5k/10k/Half Marathon: short-sleeved technical fabric shirt picked up with race packet. Summer Kids Fun Run: short-sleeved cotton blend shirt picked up with race packet. Virtual Events: Participant souvenirs vary with each event. Additional: Participants may purchase optional souvenir-type finisher and specialty apparel. Finisher apparel includes special tank tops, jackets, hoodies and tees and must be pre-ordered and picked up with race packet. SHOP FINISHER APPAREL Specialty apparel includes hats, jackets, tees and tanks and may be purchased online, or at EXPO. SHOP SPECIALTY APPAREL
  • How do I order optional finisher apparel?
    You may pre-order finisher shirts when you register for the event. Or, you may purchase them in our shop. Finisher apparel will be available at the events on a limited basis while supplies last.
  • Where do I pick up my pre-ordered finisher apparel?
    Marathon/Half Marathon: Pre-ordered finisher items can be picked upside the Health and Fitness Expo next to the participant shirts. Any items not picked up by the end of the event can be mailed for an additional shipping fee as arranged by contacting info@seattlemarathon.org. Any unclaimed items will be available for sale without refund after a month. Summer Event: Pre-ordered finisher items can be picked up with race packet. For virtual events only, pre-ordered finisher apparel will be mailed with your race packet.
  • What are the start times for your events?
    7:00am: UW Medicine Seattle Marathon 7:30am: UW Medicine Seattle Half Marathon ​9:00 am Seattle Kids Marathon 9:00 am Seattle Marathon Summer Half Marathon 8:30 am Seattle Marathon Summer 5k 9:30 am Seattle Marathon Summer 10k 10:30 am Seattle Marathon Summer Kids Fun Run
  • What are the dates and locations for your events?
    Seattle Marathon: always the Weekend after Thanksgiving, Location TBA 2024: Sunday, December 1st 2025: Sunday, November 30th 2026: Sunday, November 29th Seattle Kids Marathon: always the Weekend after Thanksgiving, Location TBA 2024: Saturday, November 30th 2025: Saturday, November 29th 2026: Saturday, November 28th Seattle Marathon Health & Fitness Expo: At The Westin Seattle, North Tower, 4th Floor​​ 2024: Friday, November 29th & Saturday, November 30th 2025: Friday, November 28th & Saturday, November 29th 2026: Friday, November 27th & Saturday, November 28th Seattle Marathon Summer 5k, 10k, Half Marathon & Kids Fun Run: At Seward Park​ 2024: Saturday, June 22nd 2025: Saturday, June 21st 2026: Saturday, June 20th
  • What is a Virtual Race?
    A Virtual Race is a distance event that you run and time on your own. Typically, you'll choose your distance, your route and your race date and report your results through your Race Roster account. Virtual Race participants receive finisher medals, race souvenirs, course suggestions and other training supports, but do not receive official times, certified courses or day-of-race support.
  • What is the difference between running and walking events?
    All registrants may both run and/or walk as much as they’d like regardless of which race they are registered in. All registrants will receive an official time. However, only those registered as runners are eligible for awards.
  • What distances are your events?
    Seattle Full Marathon: 26.2 miles Seattle Half Marathon: 13.1 miles Seattle Kids Marathon: 1.2 miles (25 miles completed independently before the race) Seattle Marathon Summer Half Marathon: 13.1 miles Seattle Marathon Summer 5K: 3.1 miles Seattle Marathon Summer 10K: 6.2 miles Seattle Marathon Summer Kids Fun Run: approximately 0.6 miles (1k)
  • Can I transfer my registration to another person?
    Yes, you can transfer your registration to another person. New registrant will be asked to pay a $10 fee. To initiate a transfer log into your Race Roster account and click transfer.
  • How do I check to see if I’m already registered?
    You can check to see if you are registered by following the links: Full or Half Marathon - Check if registered Kids Marathon - Check if registered Summer events - Check if registered Add contact info@seattlemarathon.org with any questions about the status of your registration.
  • Do you offer comped entries for elite athletes?
    We offer comped entries for in-person events for athletes who can prove qualifying times within the last 2 years. Please note that we only offer complimentary registration and do not cover any transportation, lodging, food or visa fees. We do not offer comped entry for virtual events. The following is our list of qualifying elite athlete times for our races. 5K 15:45 - Open Men 17:50 - Open Women 17:50 - Open Non-Binary 16:20 - Master's Men 19:00 - Master's Women 19:00 - Master's Non-Binary 10K 34:00 - Open Men 39:00 - Open Women 39:00 - Open Non-Binary 35:00 - Master's Men 41:00 - Master's Women 41:00 - Master's Non-Binary Half Marathon 1:14:00 - Open Men 1:25:00 - Open Women 1:25:00 - Open Non-Binary Full Marathon 2:35:00 - Open Men 3:05:00 - Open Women 3:05:00 - Open Non-Binary Please contact us at info@seattlemarathon.org with proof of your qualifying time(s) within the last 2 years for a comped entry to the corresponding race.
  • What is the online registration processing fee for?
    The processing fee is collected by our registration platform and covers their costs of operation and the credit card transaction cost.
  • What happens if the race is cancelled?
    The Race Organizer reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the Race should there be any Force Majeure (as defined below) conditions that arise. In the event of Race cancellation and/or rescheduling due to the Force Majeure, the Race Organizer has no obligation to refund the paid entry fees to the Participants, and shall not be held responsible for any Risks and Hazards that might happen due to the Race cancellation and/or reschedule. Please note that Force Majeure refers to circumstances or conditions such as war (whether stated or not), violence, social unrest, strikes, outbreaks, accidents, fires, floods, natural disasters, embargoes, legal reasons, or the actions of the government, and other similar events which may occur in the future, in which the Race Organizer has no ability to prevent. Events will take place rain or shine.
  • Can I make changes to my registration after I register?
    Yes. From your Race Roster account, you can edit your registration and update your name, contact information, date of birth, address, gender, estimated finish time, participant shirt size, etc. If applicable, changing event category, or transferring can also be done in your Race Roster account.
  • What happens if I cannot participate for any reason?
    As a policy, we do not offer medical comps, rollovers, or refunds. Feel free to contact us at info@seattlemarathon.org with any questions.
  • What discounts are available for registration?​
    Active Military: For active military members, we offer all of our races at early bird prices. Please contact us at info@seattlemarathon.org for a discount code. Elite athletes: We offer comp entries to runners who can prove a qualifying time within the last 2 years. See qualifying times below. Promotions: We offer multiple promotions throughout the year through social media, through our eNewsletter and through our many partners and community events. The best way to find out about any current promotions is to follow us on social media and subscribe to our eNewsletter. Ambassadors: You can also follow Seattle Marathon ambassadors on their social media for special discounts. See our Ambassador page
  • Is there day-of registration?
    No: Seattle Marathon & Half Marathon Yes: Seattle Kids Marathon Yes: Seattle Marathon Summer Events
  • I see that I’m registered, how do I get a confirmation emailed to me?
    You must sign into your race roster account and choose the event you are registered for. On your event detail page you can click on a link with your confirmation number.
  • Do I have to register online?
    Yes, we are not accepting paper registrations at this time for marathon/half marathon, summer and virtual events. However, some teachers/schools may hand out paper registration forms for the Seattle Kids Marathon.
  • Can I pick up my race packet on race day?
    No: Seattle Marathon & Half Marathon Yes: Seattle Kids Marathon Yes: Seattle Marathon Summer Events For virtual events, packets will be mailed to you after the race date unless otherwise stated on the event page.​
  • Where and when can I pick up my race packet?
    For packet pick up information, see schedules for: Seattle Marathon and Half Marathon Seattle Kids Marathon Seattle Marathon Summer 5k/10k & Kids Fun Run For virtual events, packets will be mailed to you after the race date unless otherwise stated on the event page.​
  • If I’m unable to pick up my race packet during the times listed, what are my options?
    You may send someone else to pick up your packet as long as they can show your confirmation email. If you are unable to send someone else to pick up your packet, contact us. For virtual events, packets will be mailed to you after the race date unless otherwise stated on the event page.​
  • How will I get my results?
    Marathon/Half Marathon: Your results will be accessible through your registration profile immediately following the race. The Seattle Marathon website will post results within 24 hours of the race. The official Results Issue will be published 2-3 weeks after the race. Summer 5k/10k:​ Your results will be accessible through your registration profile immediately following the race. The Seattle Marathon website will post results within 24 hours of the race. The official Results Issue will be published 2-3 weeks after the race. Seattle Kids Marathon & Summer Kids Fun Run: These races are untimed and results are not tracked. However participation is noted in the Results Issue of the accompanying "adult" race. For all VIRTUAL events, you are responsible for reporting your unofficial times through your Race Roster account.​
  • Where are the split times recorded along the course?
    Split times are only recorded for the Seattle Marathon and Half Marathon. Split time information will be updated as available on the marathon page.
  • How are the races being timed?
    All timed events will be timed using embedded tag technology. Each participant is given a special, unique transponder that will be used to record your start and finish time. This disposable timing device is incorporated into each race bib and does not need to be returned after the race. All results are based on net/actual time (not gun time, as previously practiced). Each participant's time will start when they cross the start line. Split times on the marathon and half marathon courses will be also be recorded. 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, belts, water bottles, etc. Please note that kids races are un-timed. Virtual races are self-timed. You may use a tracking app, a watch or other timing method to record your time. Then use your Race Roster account to report your results.
  • May I use my Champion Chip?
    No. This race is timed using timing tags incorporated into each bib. The two systems are not compatible.
  • Will there be pacers?
    Yes. Seattle Marathon & Half Marathon: The Seattle Green Lake Running Group will be our pacers this year for the Full and Half Marathon. They will be providing pacers for a Half Marathon finish time of 1:30, 1:35, 1:45, 1:50, 2:00, 2:05, 2:15, 2:20, 2:30 and 2:50. Full Marathon pacers will be provided for finish times of 3:00, 3:05, 3:10, 3:20, 3:25, 3:30, 3:35, 3:40, 3:50, 3:55, 4:05, 4:20, 5:00, 6:00. Yes. Summer Half Marathon: The Seattle Green Lake Running Group will be our pacers for this year’s Half Marathon. They will be providing pacers for a Half Marathon finish time of 1:30, 1:35, 1:45, 1:50, 2:00, 2:05, 2:15, 2:20, 2:30 No. Summer 5k, 10k & Kids Events
  • Can I bring my MP3 player?
    The use of headsets is highly discouraged but not outright prohibited at our events. As a member of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), we follow their guidelines on headset use. RRCA does not encourage headphone use during its member races but does not disallow them as long as they are used safely. For this reason, if you choose to use a headset on the course, you may be asked by a course official to remove them for safety reasons. You are required to comply or face disqualification and removal from the course.
  • Can I bring my bike/skates/skateboard?
    No. No wheels are allowed on the course except for registered wheelchairs and official course vehicles.
  • Can I bring my baby in a stroller/jogger?
    For the Summer 5K/10K, strollers are allowed and respectfully asked to start in the back of the queue for safety reasons. For the Marathon/Half Marathon, strollers are discouraged, but may be permitted to start in the back of the queue for safety reasons.
  • Can I bring my dog?
    For the Summer Events, dogs on leashes are allowed. Owners are responsible for any incidents involving their dogs. For the Marathon & Half Marathon, dogs are not allowed.
  • Can I bring my hydration vest?
    Yes. Hydration vests are allowed at all of our events.
  • Can I bring my Nordic Walking Stick?
    Yes. Participants of the Marathon Walk and Half Marathon Walk are welcome to use walking sticks; however, please be courteous and mindful of participants around you.
  • Will the Boston Marathon check to confirm my time?
    Yes. They will use the finisher list we provide them to check the time you put on your Boston Marathon registration form. Results reported from virtual events cannot qualify for the Boston Marathon.
  • Can the Seattle Marathon be used as a Boston Qualifier?
    Yes. The Boston Marathon accepts qualifying times from the Seattle Marathon. For a list of qualifying times, see the Boston Athletic Association website. We will send a complete list of finishers to the BAA within a couple weeks after the race. Please keep in mind that the timing of available results of the Seattle Marathon and open registration for the Boston Marathon will influence which year you are eligible to apply for the Boston Marathon. Results reported from virtual events cannot qualify for the Boston Marathon.
  • Will there be pacers for Boston qualifying times?
    Yes. There are pacers for many of the Boston qualifying times. For the list of pacer times, please see below. We cannot provide pacers for virtual events.
  • What awards will be given out?
    Marathon/Half Marathon: All finishers will receive a medal corresponding to their race (full/half marathon). The top 3 overall men, women, and non-binary participants will receive non-cash prize packages at the finish line. This applies to in-person races only.​ The top Masters Man, Woman, Non-Binary and the top three active military men, women and non-binary will be given non-cash awards. These awards will be mailed or emailed in the weeks following the race. This applies to in-person races only.​ Top 10 Age Division Awards in 5-year age groupings will be given. Age divisions are 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, and 85 and over. These awards will be mailed or emailed in the weeks following the race. This applies to in-person races only.​ Top 3 Wheelchair participants will also be mailed non-cash awards in the weeks following the race. This applies to in-person races only. To be eligible for awards runners must finish faster than the following prize cutoff times: Top 3 Overall: Full Marathon: 3:10 and Half Marathon: 1:28 Top Masters: Full Marathon: 3:40 and Half Marathon: 1:45 Summer Events: Top 3 overall men, women & non-binary participants in the 5k, 10k and Half Marathon races will receive cash prizes at the finish line, if eligible. To be eligible for awards runners must finish faster than the following prize cutoff times: Top 3 Overall: 5k: 25:00 Top 3 Overall: 10K: 45:00 Top 3 Overall: Half Marathon 1:30 Top 3 Age Division Awards in 10-year age groupings will be emailed non-cash awards in the weeks following the race. Age divisions are as follows: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-89 and 90+. This applies to in-person races only. Top 10 overall active military runners and top masters runners (40+ male, female & non-binary) each event will be emailed non-cash awards in the weeks following the race. Summer Kids Fun Run:​ All finishers will receive a finisher medal. Seattle Kids Marathon:​ All finishers will receive a finisher medal.​ Virtual Events:​ Prizes will be given out based on participation and social media engagement.​
  • Is the finisher medal the same for walkers and runners?
    Yes. The medal is the same.
  • Do you offer prize money?
    No: Marathon/Half Marathon​ Yes: Summer 5k, 10k & Half Marathon To be eligible for awards runners must finish faster than the following prize cutoff times: Top 3 Overall: 5k: 25:00 Top 3 Overall: 10K: 45:00 Top 3 Overall: Half Marathon 1:30 Student athletes are not eligible for cash awards. Any student that accepts cash or merchandise based upon their performance in a sport will lose their amateur standing and will no longer be able to participate in that sport.
  • When will I get my age division award?
    Awards will be mailed out 3-6 weeks after the event.
  • Do you give awards to walkers?
    All walkers will receive the same finisher medal as registered runners. However, walking events are non-competitive and are not eligible for other awards. Registered walkers will still be timed.
  • Are miles and kilometers marked on the course?
    Marathon: Yes. Mile markers are placed on each course (either on portable toilets or on stand-alone signs. Select kilometer signs are not placed on the course this year. Summer 5k, 10k & Half Marathon: Mile markers only are placed on the course.
  • How long is the course open?
    The Marathon & Half Marathon event routes will be opened to vehicle traffic at 2:30pm. You may still finish the race by obeying all normal traffic laws for pedestrians after the course is opened to vehicle traffic, however there will be limited on-course aid stations, Course Marshals and police support at that point. Finish Line staff and essential services will remain until every athlete has completed the event. The Seattle Kids Marathon course will remain open and supported until all participants cross the finish line. The Summer 5k/10k/Half Marathon and Kids Fun Run courses will remain open until the last runner crosses the finish line.
  • What about parking?
    Marathon – Parking at Seattle Center: Here, Street Parking: You may be able to find some street parking in the Queen Anne area north of the Seattle Center. Summer Events: Limited parking is available in the lower lot of Seward Park near the start line. Additional parking is available in the upper lot a short walk from the start line.
  • Are there buses/shuttles?
    Marathon: The Seattle Marathon Association does not provide shuttle service to/from the start/finish. Metro Transit may provide bus service. See their website for details. Summer Events:The Seattle Marathon Association does not provide shuttle service to/from the start/finish. Seattle Metro bus #50 stops close to Seward Park entrance.
  • Where are the best places to watch the runners during the race?
    Full Marathon Arboretum Drumheller Fountain (UW Campus) Green Lake Gasworks Park NE 40th and 7th Ave (near the Ship Canal Bridge) Half Marathon Gasworks Park NE 40th and 7th Ave (near the Ship Canal Bridge) Pedestrian bridge just north of 50th and highway 99 Near Woodland Park Zoo
  • Where can I see the Course Maps and elevation for the races?
    November Full Marathon – Certification coming soon November Half Marathon – Certification coming soon November Kids Marathon – Course August 5k – WA17018RMB August 10k – WA17019RMB August Half Marathon – WA23027RMB
  • Are there shower facilities?
    No, there are no shower facilities available this year.
  • What electrolytes/gels will be available on the course?
    Each water station will have water and Nuun Sport/ Nuun Endurance Select water station will have Huuma Energy Gel
  • What should I wear during the Run/Walk?
    Breathable clothing such as Polypropylene and Coolmax are materials that wick away moisture and keep you at a comfortable temperature. Avoid cotton. Be aware that long runs may cause chafing. Wear appropriate clothing.
  • What is the weather going to be like?
    For the Summer 5K/10K/Kids Fun Run, historically, late August weather in Seattle is sunny and in the mid-70s. For the Marathon, historically, late fall weather in Seattle is cloudy but calm with temperatures in the low to mid 40s. Always expect rain.
  • Will there be live tracking?
    Yes.
  • Where can I sign up to volunteer?
    Marathon/Half Marathon: Sign up online Summer Event 2024: Sign up online
  • What is the Charity Partner Program? How can I make a donation to a Charity Partner?
    Participants have an option to donate to the Charity Partner of their choice via their donation link on our Charity Partner's page. Some partners have opportunities to fund raise and participate in our marathon with their team.
  • Where can I put clothing for after the race?
    For the Summer Events, there will be a bag check tent near the registration area. For the Marathon & Half Marathon, there will be an area for checking clothing near the start/finish line. Details coming soon.
  • Do I get a shirt with my race entry or do I have to pay extra for it?
    Included: Registration to any of our events includes a participant shirt. Full/Half marathon: long-sleeved technical fabric shirt picked up at EXPO. Seattle Kids Marathon: short-sleeved cotton blend shirt picked up at EXPO or with race packet. Summer 5k/10k/Half Marathon: short-sleeved technical fabric shirt picked up with race packet. Summer Kids Fun Run: short-sleeved cotton blend shirt picked up with race packet. Virtual Events: Participant souvenirs vary with each event. Additional: Participants may purchase optional souvenir-type finisher and specialty apparel. Finisher apparel includes special tank tops, jackets, hoodies and tees and must be pre-ordered and picked up with race packet. SHOP FINISHER APPAREL Specialty apparel includes hats, jackets, tees and tanks and may be purchased online, or at EXPO. SHOP SPECIALTY APPAREL
  • How do I order optional finisher apparel?
    You may pre-order finisher shirts when you register for the event. Or, you may purchase them in our shop. Finisher apparel will be available at the events on a limited basis while supplies last.
  • Where do I pick up my pre-ordered finisher apparel?
    Marathon/Half Marathon: Pre-ordered finisher items can be picked upside the Health and Fitness Expo next to the participant shirts. Any items not picked up by the end of the event can be mailed for an additional shipping fee as arranged by contacting info@seattlemarathon.org. Any unclaimed items will be available for sale without refund after a month. Summer Event: Pre-ordered finisher items can be picked up with race packet. For virtual events only, pre-ordered finisher apparel will be mailed with your race packet.
  • What are the start times for your events?
    7:00am: UW Medicine Seattle Marathon 7:30am: UW Medicine Seattle Half Marathon ​9:00 am Seattle Kids Marathon 9:00 am Seattle Marathon Summer Half Marathon 8:30 am Seattle Marathon Summer 5k 9:30 am Seattle Marathon Summer 10k 10:30 am Seattle Marathon Summer Kids Fun Run
  • What are the dates and locations for your events?
    Seattle Marathon: always the Weekend after Thanksgiving, Location TBA 2024: Sunday, December 1st 2025: Sunday, November 30th 2026: Sunday, November 29th Seattle Kids Marathon: always the Weekend after Thanksgiving, Location TBA 2024: Saturday, November 30th 2025: Saturday, November 29th 2026: Saturday, November 28th Seattle Marathon Health & Fitness Expo: At The Westin Seattle, North Tower, 4th Floor​​ 2024: Friday, November 29th & Saturday, November 30th 2025: Friday, November 28th & Saturday, November 29th 2026: Friday, November 27th & Saturday, November 28th Seattle Marathon Summer 5k, 10k, Half Marathon & Kids Fun Run: At Seward Park​ 2024: Saturday, June 22nd 2025: Saturday, June 21st 2026: Saturday, June 20th
  • What is a Virtual Race?
    A Virtual Race is a distance event that you run and time on your own. Typically, you'll choose your distance, your route and your race date and report your results through your Race Roster account. Virtual Race participants receive finisher medals, race souvenirs, course suggestions and other training supports, but do not receive official times, certified courses or day-of-race support.
  • What is the difference between running and walking events?
    All registrants may both run and/or walk as much as they’d like regardless of which race they are registered in. All registrants will receive an official time. However, only those registered as runners are eligible for awards.
  • What distances are your events?
    Seattle Full Marathon: 26.2 miles Seattle Half Marathon: 13.1 miles Seattle Kids Marathon: 1.2 miles (25 miles completed independently before the race) Seattle Marathon Summer Half Marathon: 13.1 miles Seattle Marathon Summer 5K: 3.1 miles Seattle Marathon Summer 10K: 6.2 miles Seattle Marathon Summer Kids Fun Run: approximately 0.6 miles (1k)
  • Can I transfer my registration to another person?
    Yes, you can transfer your registration to another person. New registrant will be asked to pay a $10 fee. To initiate a transfer log into your Race Roster account and click transfer.
  • How do I check to see if I’m already registered?
    You can check to see if you are registered by following the links: Full or Half Marathon - Check if registered Kids Marathon - Check if registered Summer events - Check if registered Add contact info@seattlemarathon.org with any questions about the status of your registration.
  • Do you offer comped entries for elite athletes?
    We offer comped entries for in-person events for athletes who can prove qualifying times within the last 2 years. Please note that we only offer complimentary registration and do not cover any transportation, lodging, food or visa fees. We do not offer comped entry for virtual events. The following is our list of qualifying elite athlete times for our races. 5K 15:45 - Open Men 17:50 - Open Women 17:50 - Open Non-Binary 16:20 - Master's Men 19:00 - Master's Women 19:00 - Master's Non-Binary 10K 34:00 - Open Men 39:00 - Open Women 39:00 - Open Non-Binary 35:00 - Master's Men 41:00 - Master's Women 41:00 - Master's Non-Binary Half Marathon 1:14:00 - Open Men 1:25:00 - Open Women 1:25:00 - Open Non-Binary Full Marathon 2:35:00 - Open Men 3:05:00 - Open Women 3:05:00 - Open Non-Binary Please contact us at info@seattlemarathon.org with proof of your qualifying time(s) within the last 2 years for a comped entry to the corresponding race.
  • What is the online registration processing fee for?
    The processing fee is collected by our registration platform and covers their costs of operation and the credit card transaction cost.
  • What happens if the race is cancelled?
    The Race Organizer reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the Race should there be any Force Majeure (as defined below) conditions that arise. In the event of Race cancellation and/or rescheduling due to the Force Majeure, the Race Organizer has no obligation to refund the paid entry fees to the Participants, and shall not be held responsible for any Risks and Hazards that might happen due to the Race cancellation and/or reschedule. Please note that Force Majeure refers to circumstances or conditions such as war (whether stated or not), violence, social unrest, strikes, outbreaks, accidents, fires, floods, natural disasters, embargoes, legal reasons, or the actions of the government, and other similar events which may occur in the future, in which the Race Organizer has no ability to prevent. Events will take place rain or shine.
  • Can I make changes to my registration after I register?
    Yes. From your Race Roster account, you can edit your registration and update your name, contact information, date of birth, address, gender, estimated finish time, participant shirt size, etc. If applicable, changing event category, or transferring can also be done in your Race Roster account.
  • What happens if I cannot participate for any reason?
    As a policy, we do not offer medical comps, rollovers, or refunds. Feel free to contact us at info@seattlemarathon.org with any questions.
  • What discounts are available for registration?​
    Active Military: For active military members, we offer all of our races at early bird prices. Please contact us at info@seattlemarathon.org for a discount code. Elite athletes: We offer comp entries to runners who can prove a qualifying time within the last 2 years. See qualifying times below. Promotions: We offer multiple promotions throughout the year through social media, through our eNewsletter and through our many partners and community events. The best way to find out about any current promotions is to follow us on social media and subscribe to our eNewsletter. Ambassadors: You can also follow Seattle Marathon ambassadors on their social media for special discounts. See our Ambassador page
  • Is there day-of registration?
    No: Seattle Marathon & Half Marathon Yes: Seattle Kids Marathon Yes: Seattle Marathon Summer Events
  • I see that I’m registered, how do I get a confirmation emailed to me?
    You must sign into your race roster account and choose the event you are registered for. On your event detail page you can click on a link with your confirmation number.
  • Do I have to register online?
    Yes, we are not accepting paper registrations at this time for marathon/half marathon, summer and virtual events. However, some teachers/schools may hand out paper registration forms for the Seattle Kids Marathon.
  • Can I pick up my race packet on race day?
    No: Seattle Marathon & Half Marathon Yes: Seattle Kids Marathon Yes: Seattle Marathon Summer Events For virtual events, packets will be mailed to you after the race date unless otherwise stated on the event page.​
  • Where and when can I pick up my race packet?
    For packet pick up information, see schedules for: Seattle Marathon and Half Marathon Seattle Kids Marathon Seattle Marathon Summer 5k/10k & Kids Fun Run For virtual events, packets will be mailed to you after the race date unless otherwise stated on the event page.​
  • If I’m unable to pick up my race packet during the times listed, what are my options?
    You may send someone else to pick up your packet as long as they can show your confirmation email. If you are unable to send someone else to pick up your packet, contact us. For virtual events, packets will be mailed to you after the race date unless otherwise stated on the event page.​
  • How will I get my results?
    Marathon/Half Marathon: Your results will be accessible through your registration profile immediately following the race. The Seattle Marathon website will post results within 24 hours of the race. The official Results Issue will be published 2-3 weeks after the race. Summer 5k/10k:​ Your results will be accessible through your registration profile immediately following the race. The Seattle Marathon website will post results within 24 hours of the race. The official Results Issue will be published 2-3 weeks after the race. Seattle Kids Marathon & Summer Kids Fun Run: These races are untimed and results are not tracked. However participation is noted in the Results Issue of the accompanying "adult" race. For all VIRTUAL events, you are responsible for reporting your unofficial times through your Race Roster account.​
  • Where are the split times recorded along the course?
    Split times are only recorded for the Seattle Marathon and Half Marathon. Split time information will be updated as available on the marathon page.
  • How are the races being timed?
    All timed events will be timed using embedded tag technology. Each participant is given a special, unique transponder that will be used to record your start and finish time. This disposable timing device is incorporated into each race bib and does not need to be returned after the race. All results are based on net/actual time (not gun time, as previously practiced). Each participant's time will start when they cross the start line. Split times on the marathon and half marathon courses will be also be recorded. 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, belts, water bottles, etc. Please note that kids races are un-timed. Virtual races are self-timed. You may use a tracking app, a watch or other timing method to record your time. Then use your Race Roster account to report your results.
  • May I use my Champion Chip?
    No. This race is timed using timing tags incorporated into each bib. The two systems are not compatible.
  • Will there be pacers?
    Yes. Seattle Marathon & Half Marathon: The Seattle Green Lake Running Group will be our pacers this year for the Full and Half Marathon. They will be providing pacers for a Half Marathon finish time of 1:30, 1:35, 1:45, 1:50, 2:00, 2:05, 2:15, 2:20, 2:30 and 2:50. Full Marathon pacers will be provided for finish times of 3:00, 3:05, 3:10, 3:20, 3:25, 3:30, 3:35, 3:40, 3:50, 3:55, 4:05, 4:20, 5:00, 6:00. Yes. Summer Half Marathon: The Seattle Green Lake Running Group will be our pacers for this year’s Half Marathon. They will be providing pacers for a Half Marathon finish time of 1:30, 1:35, 1:45, 1:50, 2:00, 2:05, 2:15, 2:20, 2:30 No. Summer 5k, 10k & Kids Events
  • Can I bring my MP3 player?
    The use of headsets is highly discouraged but not outright prohibited at our events. As a member of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), we follow their guidelines on headset use. RRCA does not encourage headphone use during its member races but does not disallow them as long as they are used safely. For this reason, if you choose to use a headset on the course, you may be asked by a course official to remove them for safety reasons. You are required to comply or face disqualification and removal from the course.
  • Can I bring my bike/skates/skateboard?
    No. No wheels are allowed on the course except for registered wheelchairs and official course vehicles.
  • Can I bring my baby in a stroller/jogger?
    For the Summer 5K/10K, strollers are allowed and respectfully asked to start in the back of the queue for safety reasons. For the Marathon/Half Marathon, strollers are discouraged, but may be permitted to start in the back of the queue for safety reasons.
  • Can I bring my dog?
    For the Summer Events, dogs on leashes are allowed. Owners are responsible for any incidents involving their dogs. For the Marathon & Half Marathon, dogs are not allowed.
  • Can I bring my hydration vest?
    Yes. Hydration vests are allowed at all of our events.
  • Can I bring my Nordic Walking Stick?
    Yes. Participants of the Marathon Walk and Half Marathon Walk are welcome to use walking sticks; however, please be courteous and mindful of participants around you.
  • Will the Boston Marathon check to confirm my time?
    Yes. They will use the finisher list we provide them to check the time you put on your Boston Marathon registration form. Results reported from virtual events cannot qualify for the Boston Marathon.
  • Can the Seattle Marathon be used as a Boston Qualifier?
    Yes. The Boston Marathon accepts qualifying times from the Seattle Marathon. For a list of qualifying times, see the Boston Athletic Association website. We will send a complete list of finishers to the BAA within a couple weeks after the race. Please keep in mind that the timing of available results of the Seattle Marathon and open registration for the Boston Marathon will influence which year you are eligible to apply for the Boston Marathon. Results reported from virtual events cannot qualify for the Boston Marathon.
  • Will there be pacers for Boston qualifying times?
    Yes. There are pacers for many of the Boston qualifying times. For the list of pacer times, please see below. We cannot provide pacers for virtual events.
  • What awards will be given out?
    Marathon/Half Marathon: All finishers will receive a medal corresponding to their race (full/half marathon). The top 3 overall men, women, and non-binary participants will receive non-cash prize packages at the finish line. This applies to in-person races only.​ The top Masters Man, Woman, Non-Binary and the top three active military men, women and non-binary will be given non-cash awards. These awards will be mailed or emailed in the weeks following the race. This applies to in-person races only.​ Top 10 Age Division Awards in 5-year age groupings will be given. Age divisions are 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, and 85 and over. These awards will be mailed or emailed in the weeks following the race. This applies to in-person races only.​ Top 3 Wheelchair participants will also be mailed non-cash awards in the weeks following the race. This applies to in-person races only. To be eligible for awards runners must finish faster than the following prize cutoff times: Top 3 Overall: Full Marathon: 3:10 and Half Marathon: 1:28 Top Masters: Full Marathon: 3:40 and Half Marathon: 1:45 Summer Events: Top 3 overall men, women & non-binary participants in the 5k, 10k and Half Marathon races will receive cash prizes at the finish line, if eligible. To be eligible for awards runners must finish faster than the following prize cutoff times: Top 3 Overall: 5k: 25:00 Top 3 Overall: 10K: 45:00 Top 3 Overall: Half Marathon 1:30 Top 3 Age Division Awards in 10-year age groupings will be emailed non-cash awards in the weeks following the race. Age divisions are as follows: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-89 and 90+. This applies to in-person races only. Top 10 overall active military runners and top masters runners (40+ male, female & non-binary) each event will be emailed non-cash awards in the weeks following the race. Summer Kids Fun Run:​ All finishers will receive a finisher medal. Seattle Kids Marathon:​ All finishers will receive a finisher medal.​ Virtual Events:​ Prizes will be given out based on participation and social media engagement.​
  • Is the finisher medal the same for walkers and runners?
    Yes. The medal is the same.
  • Do you offer prize money?
    No: Marathon/Half Marathon​ Yes: Summer 5k, 10k & Half Marathon To be eligible for awards runners must finish faster than the following prize cutoff times: Top 3 Overall: 5k: 25:00 Top 3 Overall: 10K: 45:00 Top 3 Overall: Half Marathon 1:30 Student athletes are not eligible for cash awards. Any student that accepts cash or merchandise based upon their performance in a sport will lose their amateur standing and will no longer be able to participate in that sport.
  • When will I get my age division award?
    Awards will be mailed out 3-6 weeks after the event.
  • Do you give awards to walkers?
    All walkers will receive the same finisher medal as registered runners. However, walking events are non-competitive and are not eligible for other awards. Registered walkers will still be timed.
  • Are miles and kilometers marked on the course?
    Marathon: Yes. Mile markers are placed on each course (either on portable toilets or on stand-alone signs. Select kilometer signs are not placed on the course this year. Summer 5k, 10k & Half Marathon: Mile markers only are placed on the course.
  • How long is the course open?
    The Marathon & Half Marathon event routes will be opened to vehicle traffic at 2:30pm. You may still finish the race by obeying all normal traffic laws for pedestrians after the course is opened to vehicle traffic, however there will be limited on-course aid stations, Course Marshals and police support at that point. Finish Line staff and essential services will remain until every athlete has completed the event. The Seattle Kids Marathon course will remain open and supported until all participants cross the finish line. The Summer 5k/10k/Half Marathon and Kids Fun Run courses will remain open until the last runner crosses the finish line.
  • What about parking?
    Marathon – Parking at Seattle Center: Here, Street Parking: You may be able to find some street parking in the Queen Anne area north of the Seattle Center. Summer Events: Limited parking is available in the lower lot of Seward Park near the start line. Additional parking is available in the upper lot a short walk from the start line.
  • Are there buses/shuttles?
    Marathon: The Seattle Marathon Association does not provide shuttle service to/from the start/finish. Metro Transit may provide bus service. See their website for details. Summer Events:The Seattle Marathon Association does not provide shuttle service to/from the start/finish. Seattle Metro bus #50 stops close to Seward Park entrance.
  • Where are the best places to watch the runners during the race?
    Full Marathon Arboretum Drumheller Fountain (UW Campus) Green Lake Gasworks Park NE 40th and 7th Ave (near the Ship Canal Bridge) Half Marathon Gasworks Park NE 40th and 7th Ave (near the Ship Canal Bridge) Pedestrian bridge just north of 50th and highway 99 Near Woodland Park Zoo
  • Where can I see the Course Maps and elevation for the races?
    November Full Marathon – Certification coming soon November Half Marathon – Certification coming soon November Kids Marathon – Course August 5k – WA17018RMB August 10k – WA17019RMB August Half Marathon – WA23027RMB
  • Are there shower facilities?
    No, there are no shower facilities available this year.
  • What electrolytes/gels will be available on the course?
    Each water station will have water and Nuun Sport/ Nuun Endurance Select water station will have Huuma Energy Gel
  • What should I wear during the Run/Walk?
    Breathable clothing such as Polypropylene and Coolmax are materials that wick away moisture and keep you at a comfortable temperature. Avoid cotton. Be aware that long runs may cause chafing. Wear appropriate clothing.
  • What is the weather going to be like?
    For the Summer 5K/10K/Kids Fun Run, historically, late August weather in Seattle is sunny and in the mid-70s. For the Marathon, historically, late fall weather in Seattle is cloudy but calm with temperatures in the low to mid 40s. Always expect rain.
  • Will there be live tracking?
    Yes.
  • Where can I sign up to volunteer?
    Marathon/Half Marathon: Sign up online Summer Event 2024: Sign up online
  • What is the Charity Partner Program? How can I make a donation to a Charity Partner?
    Participants have an option to donate to the Charity Partner of their choice via their donation link on our Charity Partner's page. Some partners have opportunities to fund raise and participate in our marathon with their team.
  • Where can I put clothing for after the race?
    For the Summer Events, there will be a bag check tent near the registration area. For the Marathon & Half Marathon, there will be an area for checking clothing near the start/finish line. Details coming soon.
  • Do I get a shirt with my race entry or do I have to pay extra for it?
    Included: Registration to any of our events includes a participant shirt. Full/Half marathon: long-sleeved technical fabric shirt picked up at EXPO. Seattle Kids Marathon: short-sleeved cotton blend shirt picked up at EXPO or with race packet. Summer 5k/10k/Half Marathon: short-sleeved technical fabric shirt picked up with race packet. Summer Kids Fun Run: short-sleeved cotton blend shirt picked up with race packet. Virtual Events: Participant souvenirs vary with each event. Additional: Participants may purchase optional souvenir-type finisher and specialty apparel. Finisher apparel includes special tank tops, jackets, hoodies and tees and must be pre-ordered and picked up with race packet. SHOP FINISHER APPAREL Specialty apparel includes hats, jackets, tees and tanks and may be purchased online, or at EXPO. SHOP SPECIALTY APPAREL
  • How do I order optional finisher apparel?
    You may pre-order finisher shirts when you register for the event. Or, you may purchase them in our shop. Finisher apparel will be available at the events on a limited basis while supplies last.
  • Where do I pick up my pre-ordered finisher apparel?
    Marathon/Half Marathon: Pre-ordered finisher items can be picked upside the Health and Fitness Expo next to the participant shirts. Any items not picked up by the end of the event can be mailed for an additional shipping fee as arranged by contacting info@seattlemarathon.org. Any unclaimed items will be available for sale without refund after a month. Summer Event: Pre-ordered finisher items can be picked up with race packet. For virtual events only, pre-ordered finisher apparel will be mailed with your race packet.
  • What are the start times for your events?
    7:00am: UW Medicine Seattle Marathon 7:30am: UW Medicine Seattle Half Marathon ​9:00 am Seattle Kids Marathon 9:00 am Seattle Marathon Summer Half Marathon 8:30 am Seattle Marathon Summer 5k 9:30 am Seattle Marathon Summer 10k 10:30 am Seattle Marathon Summer Kids Fun Run
  • What are the dates and locations for your events?
    Seattle Marathon: always the Weekend after Thanksgiving, Location TBA 2024: Sunday, December 1st 2025: Sunday, November 30th 2026: Sunday, November 29th Seattle Kids Marathon: always the Weekend after Thanksgiving, Location TBA 2024: Saturday, November 30th 2025: Saturday, November 29th 2026: Saturday, November 28th Seattle Marathon Health & Fitness Expo: At The Westin Seattle, North Tower, 4th Floor​​ 2024: Friday, November 29th & Saturday, November 30th 2025: Friday, November 28th & Saturday, November 29th 2026: Friday, November 27th & Saturday, November 28th Seattle Marathon Summer 5k, 10k, Half Marathon & Kids Fun Run: At Seward Park​ 2024: Saturday, June 22nd 2025: Saturday, June 21st 2026: Saturday, June 20th
  • What is a Virtual Race?
    A Virtual Race is a distance event that you run and time on your own. Typically, you'll choose your distance, your route and your race date and report your results through your Race Roster account. Virtual Race participants receive finisher medals, race souvenirs, course suggestions and other training supports, but do not receive official times, certified courses or day-of-race support.
  • What is the difference between running and walking events?
    All registrants may both run and/or walk as much as they’d like regardless of which race they are registered in. All registrants will receive an official time. However, only those registered as runners are eligible for awards.
  • What distances are your events?
    Seattle Full Marathon: 26.2 miles Seattle Half Marathon: 13.1 miles Seattle Kids Marathon: 1.2 miles (25 miles completed independently before the race) Seattle Marathon Summer Half Marathon: 13.1 miles Seattle Marathon Summer 5K: 3.1 miles Seattle Marathon Summer 10K: 6.2 miles Seattle Marathon Summer Kids Fun Run: approximately 0.6 miles (1k)
  • Can I transfer my registration to another person?
    Yes, you can transfer your registration to another person. New registrant will be asked to pay a $10 fee. To initiate a transfer log into your Race Roster account and click transfer.
  • How do I check to see if I’m already registered?
    You can check to see if you are registered by following the links: Full or Half Marathon - Check if registered Kids Marathon - Check if registered Summer events - Check if registered Add contact info@seattlemarathon.org with any questions about the status of your registration.
  • Do you offer comped entries for elite athletes?
    We offer comped entries for in-person events for athletes who can prove qualifying times within the last 2 years. Please note that we only offer complimentary registration and do not cover any transportation, lodging, food or visa fees. We do not offer comped entry for virtual events. The following is our list of qualifying elite athlete times for our races. 5K 15:45 - Open Men 17:50 - Open Women 17:50 - Open Non-Binary 16:20 - Master's Men 19:00 - Master's Women 19:00 - Master's Non-Binary 10K 34:00 - Open Men 39:00 - Open Women 39:00 - Open Non-Binary 35:00 - Master's Men 41:00 - Master's Women 41:00 - Master's Non-Binary Half Marathon 1:14:00 - Open Men 1:25:00 - Open Women 1:25:00 - Open Non-Binary Full Marathon 2:35:00 - Open Men 3:05:00 - Open Women 3:05:00 - Open Non-Binary Please contact us at info@seattlemarathon.org with proof of your qualifying time(s) within the last 2 years for a comped entry to the corresponding race.
  • What is the online registration processing fee for?
    The processing fee is collected by our registration platform and covers their costs of operation and the credit card transaction cost.
  • What happens if the race is cancelled?
    The Race Organizer reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the Race should there be any Force Majeure (as defined below) conditions that arise. In the event of Race cancellation and/or rescheduling due to the Force Majeure, the Race Organizer has no obligation to refund the paid entry fees to the Participants, and shall not be held responsible for any Risks and Hazards that might happen due to the Race cancellation and/or reschedule. Please note that Force Majeure refers to circumstances or conditions such as war (whether stated or not), violence, social unrest, strikes, outbreaks, accidents, fires, floods, natural disasters, embargoes, legal reasons, or the actions of the government, and other similar events which may occur in the future, in which the Race Organizer has no ability to prevent. Events will take place rain or shine.
  • Can I make changes to my registration after I register?
    Yes. From your Race Roster account, you can edit your registration and update your name, contact information, date of birth, address, gender, estimated finish time, participant shirt size, etc. If applicable, changing event category, or transferring can also be done in your Race Roster account.
  • What happens if I cannot participate for any reason?
    As a policy, we do not offer medical comps, rollovers, or refunds. Feel free to contact us at info@seattlemarathon.org with any questions.
  • What discounts are available for registration?​
    Active Military: For active military members, we offer all of our races at early bird prices. Please contact us at info@seattlemarathon.org for a discount code. Elite athletes: We offer comp entries to runners who can prove a qualifying time within the last 2 years. See qualifying times below. Promotions: We offer multiple promotions throughout the year through social media, through our eNewsletter and through our many partners and community events. The best way to find out about any current promotions is to follow us on social media and subscribe to our eNewsletter. Ambassadors: You can also follow Seattle Marathon ambassadors on their social media for special discounts. See our Ambassador page
  • Is there day-of registration?
    No: Seattle Marathon & Half Marathon Yes: Seattle Kids Marathon Yes: Seattle Marathon Summer Events
  • I see that I’m registered, how do I get a confirmation emailed to me?
    You must sign into your race roster account and choose the event you are registered for. On your event detail page you can click on a link with your confirmation number.
  • Do I have to register online?
    Yes, we are not accepting paper registrations at this time for marathon/half marathon, summer and virtual events. However, some teachers/schools may hand out paper registration forms for the Seattle Kids Marathon.
  • Can I pick up my race packet on race day?
    No: Seattle Marathon & Half Marathon Yes: Seattle Kids Marathon Yes: Seattle Marathon Summer Events For virtual events, packets will be mailed to you after the race date unless otherwise stated on the event page.​
  • Where and when can I pick up my race packet?
    For packet pick up information, see schedules for: Seattle Marathon and Half Marathon Seattle Kids Marathon Seattle Marathon Summer 5k/10k & Kids Fun Run For virtual events, packets will be mailed to you after the race date unless otherwise stated on the event page.​
  • If I’m unable to pick up my race packet during the times listed, what are my options?
    You may send someone else to pick up your packet as long as they can show your confirmation email. If you are unable to send someone else to pick up your packet, contact us. For virtual events, packets will be mailed to you after the race date unless otherwise stated on the event page.​
  • How will I get my results?
    Marathon/Half Marathon: Your results will be accessible through your registration profile immediately following the race. The Seattle Marathon website will post results within 24 hours of the race. The official Results Issue will be published 2-3 weeks after the race. Summer 5k/10k:​ Your results will be accessible through your registration profile immediately following the race. The Seattle Marathon website will post results within 24 hours of the race. The official Results Issue will be published 2-3 weeks after the race. Seattle Kids Marathon & Summer Kids Fun Run: These races are untimed and results are not tracked. However participation is noted in the Results Issue of the accompanying "adult" race. For all VIRTUAL events, you are responsible for reporting your unofficial times through your Race Roster account.​
  • Where are the split times recorded along the course?
    Split times are only recorded for the Seattle Marathon and Half Marathon. Split time information will be updated as available on the marathon page.
  • How are the races being timed?
    All timed events will be timed using embedded tag technology. Each participant is given a special, unique transponder that will be used to record your start and finish time. This disposable timing device is incorporated into each race bib and does not need to be returned after the race. All results are based on net/actual time (not gun time, as previously practiced). Each participant's time will start when they cross the start line. Split times on the marathon and half marathon courses will be also be recorded. 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, belts, water bottles, etc. Please note that kids races are un-timed. Virtual races are self-timed. You may use a tracking app, a watch or other timing method to record your time. Then use your Race Roster account to report your results.
  • May I use my Champion Chip?
    No. This race is timed using timing tags incorporated into each bib. The two systems are not compatible.
  • Will there be pacers?
    Yes. Seattle Marathon & Half Marathon: The Seattle Green Lake Running Group will be our pacers this year for the Full and Half Marathon. They will be providing pacers for a Half Marathon finish time of 1:30, 1:35, 1:45, 1:50, 2:00, 2:05, 2:15, 2:20, 2:30 and 2:50. Full Marathon pacers will be provided for finish times of 3:00, 3:05, 3:10, 3:20, 3:25, 3:30, 3:35, 3:40, 3:50, 3:55, 4:05, 4:20, 5:00, 6:00. Yes. Summer Half Marathon: The Seattle Green Lake Running Group will be our pacers for this year’s Half Marathon. They will be providing pacers for a Half Marathon finish time of 1:30, 1:35, 1:45, 1:50, 2:00, 2:05, 2:15, 2:20, 2:30 No. Summer 5k, 10k & Kids Events
  • Can I bring my MP3 player?
    The use of headsets is highly discouraged but not outright prohibited at our events. As a member of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), we follow their guidelines on headset use. RRCA does not encourage headphone use during its member races but does not disallow them as long as they are used safely. For this reason, if you choose to use a headset on the course, you may be asked by a course official to remove them for safety reasons. You are required to comply or face disqualification and removal from the course.
  • Can I bring my bike/skates/skateboard?
    No. No wheels are allowed on the course except for registered wheelchairs and official course vehicles.
  • Can I bring my baby in a stroller/jogger?
    For the Summer 5K/10K, strollers are allowed and respectfully asked to start in the back of the queue for safety reasons. For the Marathon/Half Marathon, strollers are discouraged, but may be permitted to start in the back of the queue for safety reasons.
  • Can I bring my dog?
    For the Summer Events, dogs on leashes are allowed. Owners are responsible for any incidents involving their dogs. For the Marathon & Half Marathon, dogs are not allowed.
  • Can I bring my hydration vest?
    Yes. Hydration vests are allowed at all of our events.
  • Can I bring my Nordic Walking Stick?
    Yes. Participants of the Marathon Walk and Half Marathon Walk are welcome to use walking sticks; however, please be courteous and mindful of participants around you.
  • Will the Boston Marathon check to confirm my time?
    Yes. They will use the finisher list we provide them to check the time you put on your Boston Marathon registration form. Results reported from virtual events cannot qualify for the Boston Marathon.
  • Can the Seattle Marathon be used as a Boston Qualifier?
    Yes. The Boston Marathon accepts qualifying times from the Seattle Marathon. For a list of qualifying times, see the Boston Athletic Association website. We will send a complete list of finishers to the BAA within a couple weeks after the race. Please keep in mind that the timing of available results of the Seattle Marathon and open registration for the Boston Marathon will influence which year you are eligible to apply for the Boston Marathon. Results reported from virtual events cannot qualify for the Boston Marathon.
  • Will there be pacers for Boston qualifying times?
    Yes. There are pacers for many of the Boston qualifying times. For the list of pacer times, please see below. We cannot provide pacers for virtual events.
  • What awards will be given out?
    Marathon/Half Marathon: All finishers will receive a medal corresponding to their race (full/half marathon). The top 3 overall men, women, and non-binary participants will receive non-cash prize packages at the finish line. This applies to in-person races only.​ The top Masters Man, Woman, Non-Binary and the top three active military men, women and non-binary will be given non-cash awards. These awards will be mailed or emailed in the weeks following the race. This applies to in-person races only.​ Top 10 Age Division Awards in 5-year age groupings will be given. Age divisions are 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, and 85 and over. These awards will be mailed or emailed in the weeks following the race. This applies to in-person races only.​ Top 3 Wheelchair participants will also be mailed non-cash awards in the weeks following the race. This applies to in-person races only. To be eligible for awards runners must finish faster than the following prize cutoff times: Top 3 Overall: Full Marathon: 3:10 and Half Marathon: 1:28 Top Masters: Full Marathon: 3:40 and Half Marathon: 1:45 Summer Events: Top 3 overall men, women & non-binary participants in the 5k, 10k and Half Marathon races will receive cash prizes at the finish line, if eligible. To be eligible for awards runners must finish faster than the following prize cutoff times: Top 3 Overall: 5k: 25:00 Top 3 Overall: 10K: 45:00 Top 3 Overall: Half Marathon 1:30 Top 3 Age Division Awards in 10-year age groupings will be emailed non-cash awards in the weeks following the race. Age divisions are as follows: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-89 and 90+. This applies to in-person races only. Top 10 overall active military runners and top masters runners (40+ male, female & non-binary) each event will be emailed non-cash awards in the weeks following the race. Summer Kids Fun Run:​ All finishers will receive a finisher medal. Seattle Kids Marathon:​ All finishers will receive a finisher medal.​ Virtual Events:​ Prizes will be given out based on participation and social media engagement.​
  • Is the finisher medal the same for walkers and runners?
    Yes. The medal is the same.
  • Do you offer prize money?
    No: Marathon/Half Marathon​ Yes: Summer 5k, 10k & Half Marathon To be eligible for awards runners must finish faster than the following prize cutoff times: Top 3 Overall: 5k: 25:00 Top 3 Overall: 10K: 45:00 Top 3 Overall: Half Marathon 1:30 Student athletes are not eligible for cash awards. Any student that accepts cash or merchandise based upon their performance in a sport will lose their amateur standing and will no longer be able to participate in that sport.
  • When will I get my age division award?
    Awards will be mailed out 3-6 weeks after the event.
  • Do you give awards to walkers?
    All walkers will receive the same finisher medal as registered runners. However, walking events are non-competitive and are not eligible for other awards. Registered walkers will still be timed.
  • Are miles and kilometers marked on the course?
    Marathon: Yes. Mile markers are placed on each course (either on portable toilets or on stand-alone signs. Select kilometer signs are not placed on the course this year. Summer 5k, 10k & Half Marathon: Mile markers only are placed on the course.
  • How long is the course open?
    The Marathon & Half Marathon event routes will be opened to vehicle traffic at 2:30pm. You may still finish the race by obeying all normal traffic laws for pedestrians after the course is opened to vehicle traffic, however there will be limited on-course aid stations, Course Marshals and police support at that point. Finish Line staff and essential services will remain until every athlete has completed the event. The Seattle Kids Marathon course will remain open and supported until all participants cross the finish line. The Summer 5k/10k/Half Marathon and Kids Fun Run courses will remain open until the last runner crosses the finish line.
  • What about parking?
    Marathon – Parking at Seattle Center: Here, Street Parking: You may be able to find some street parking in the Queen Anne area north of the Seattle Center. Summer Events: Limited parking is available in the lower lot of Seward Park near the start line. Additional parking is available in the upper lot a short walk from the start line.
  • Are there buses/shuttles?
    Marathon: The Seattle Marathon Association does not provide shuttle service to/from the start/finish. Metro Transit may provide bus service. See their website for details. Summer Events:The Seattle Marathon Association does not provide shuttle service to/from the start/finish. Seattle Metro bus #50 stops close to Seward Park entrance.
  • Where are the best places to watch the runners during the race?
    Full Marathon Arboretum Drumheller Fountain (UW Campus) Green Lake Gasworks Park NE 40th and 7th Ave (near the Ship Canal Bridge) Half Marathon Gasworks Park NE 40th and 7th Ave (near the Ship Canal Bridge) Pedestrian bridge just north of 50th and highway 99 Near Woodland Park Zoo
  • Where can I see the Course Maps and elevation for the races?
    November Full Marathon – Certification coming soon November Half Marathon – Certification coming soon November Kids Marathon – Course August 5k – WA17018RMB August 10k – WA17019RMB August Half Marathon – WA23027RMB
  • Are there shower facilities?
    No, there are no shower facilities available this year.
  • What electrolytes/gels will be available on the course?
    Each water station will have water and Nuun Sport/ Nuun Endurance Select water station will have Huuma Energy Gel
  • What should I wear during the Run/Walk?
    Breathable clothing such as Polypropylene and Coolmax are materials that wick away moisture and keep you at a comfortable temperature. Avoid cotton. Be aware that long runs may cause chafing. Wear appropriate clothing.
  • What is the weather going to be like?
    For the Summer 5K/10K/Kids Fun Run, historically, late August weather in Seattle is sunny and in the mid-70s. For the Marathon, historically, late fall weather in Seattle is cloudy but calm with temperatures in the low to mid 40s. Always expect rain.
  • Will there be live tracking?
    Yes.
  • Where can I sign up to volunteer?
    Marathon/Half Marathon: Sign up online Summer Event 2024: Sign up online
  • What is the Charity Partner Program? How can I make a donation to a Charity Partner?
    Participants have an option to donate to the Charity Partner of their choice via their donation link on our Charity Partner's page. Some partners have opportunities to fund raise and participate in our marathon with their team.
  • Where can I put clothing for after the race?
    For the Summer Events, there will be a bag check tent near the registration area. For the Marathon & Half Marathon, there will be an area for checking clothing near the start/finish line. Details coming soon.
  • Do I get a shirt with my race entry or do I have to pay extra for it?
    Included: Registration to any of our events includes a participant shirt. Full/Half marathon: long-sleeved technical fabric shirt picked up at EXPO. Seattle Kids Marathon: short-sleeved cotton blend shirt picked up at EXPO or with race packet. Summer 5k/10k/Half Marathon: short-sleeved technical fabric shirt picked up with race packet. Summer Kids Fun Run: short-sleeved cotton blend shirt picked up with race packet. Virtual Events: Participant souvenirs vary with each event. Additional: Participants may purchase optional souvenir-type finisher and specialty apparel. Finisher apparel includes special tank tops, jackets, hoodies and tees and must be pre-ordered and picked up with race packet. SHOP FINISHER APPAREL Specialty apparel includes hats, jackets, tees and tanks and may be purchased online, or at EXPO. SHOP SPECIALTY APPAREL
  • How do I order optional finisher apparel?
    You may pre-order finisher shirts when you register for the event. Or, you may purchase them in our shop. Finisher apparel will be available at the events on a limited basis while supplies last.
  • Where do I pick up my pre-ordered finisher apparel?
    Marathon/Half Marathon: Pre-ordered finisher items can be picked upside the Health and Fitness Expo next to the participant shirts. Any items not picked up by the end of the event can be mailed for an additional shipping fee as arranged by contacting info@seattlemarathon.org. Any unclaimed items will be available for sale without refund after a month. Summer Event: Pre-ordered finisher items can be picked up with race packet. For virtual events only, pre-ordered finisher apparel will be mailed with your race packet.
  • What are the start times for your events?
    7:00am: UW Medicine Seattle Marathon 7:30am: UW Medicine Seattle Half Marathon ​9:00 am Seattle Kids Marathon 9:00 am Seattle Marathon Summer Half Marathon 8:30 am Seattle Marathon Summer 5k 9:30 am Seattle Marathon Summer 10k 10:30 am Seattle Marathon Summer Kids Fun Run
  • What are the dates and locations for your events?
    Seattle Marathon: always the Weekend after Thanksgiving, Location TBA 2024: Sunday, December 1st 2025: Sunday, November 30th 2026: Sunday, November 29th Seattle Kids Marathon: always the Weekend after Thanksgiving, Location TBA 2024: Saturday, November 30th 2025: Saturday, November 29th 2026: Saturday, November 28th Seattle Marathon Health & Fitness Expo: At The Westin Seattle, North Tower, 4th Floor​​ 2024: Friday, November 29th & Saturday, November 30th 2025: Friday, November 28th & Saturday, November 29th 2026: Friday, November 27th & Saturday, November 28th Seattle Marathon Summer 5k, 10k, Half Marathon & Kids Fun Run: At Seward Park​ 2024: Saturday, June 22nd 2025: Saturday, June 21st 2026: Saturday, June 20th
  • What is a Virtual Race?
    A Virtual Race is a distance event that you run and time on your own. Typically, you'll choose your distance, your route and your race date and report your results through your Race Roster account. Virtual Race participants receive finisher medals, race souvenirs, course suggestions and other training supports, but do not receive official times, certified courses or day-of-race support.
  • What is the difference between running and walking events?
    All registrants may both run and/or walk as much as they’d like regardless of which race they are registered in. All registrants will receive an official time. However, only those registered as runners are eligible for awards.
  • What distances are your events?
    Seattle Full Marathon: 26.2 miles Seattle Half Marathon: 13.1 miles Seattle Kids Marathon: 1.2 miles (25 miles completed independently before the race) Seattle Marathon Summer Half Marathon: 13.1 miles Seattle Marathon Summer 5K: 3.1 miles Seattle Marathon Summer 10K: 6.2 miles Seattle Marathon Summer Kids Fun Run: approximately 0.6 miles (1k)
  • Can I transfer my registration to another person?
    Yes, you can transfer your registration to another person. New registrant will be asked to pay a $10 fee. To initiate a transfer log into your Race Roster account and click transfer.
  • How do I check to see if I’m already registered?
    You can check to see if you are registered by following the links: Full or Half Marathon - Check if registered Kids Marathon - Check if registered Summer events - Check if registered Add contact info@seattlemarathon.org with any questions about the status of your registration.
  • Do you offer comped entries for elite athletes?
    We offer comped entries for in-person events for athletes who can prove qualifying times within the last 2 years. Please note that we only offer complimentary registration and do not cover any transportation, lodging, food or visa fees. We do not offer comped entry for virtual events. The following is our list of qualifying elite athlete times for our races. 5K 15:45 - Open Men 17:50 - Open Women 17:50 - Open Non-Binary 16:20 - Master's Men 19:00 - Master's Women 19:00 - Master's Non-Binary 10K 34:00 - Open Men 39:00 - Open Women 39:00 - Open Non-Binary 35:00 - Master's Men 41:00 - Master's Women 41:00 - Master's Non-Binary Half Marathon 1:14:00 - Open Men 1:25:00 - Open Women 1:25:00 - Open Non-Binary Full Marathon 2:35:00 - Open Men 3:05:00 - Open Women 3:05:00 - Open Non-Binary Please contact us at info@seattlemarathon.org with proof of your qualifying time(s) within the last 2 years for a comped entry to the corresponding race.
  • What is the online registration processing fee for?
    The processing fee is collected by our registration platform and covers their costs of operation and the credit card transaction cost.
  • What happens if the race is cancelled?
    The Race Organizer reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the Race should there be any Force Majeure (as defined below) conditions that arise. In the event of Race cancellation and/or rescheduling due to the Force Majeure, the Race Organizer has no obligation to refund the paid entry fees to the Participants, and shall not be held responsible for any Risks and Hazards that might happen due to the Race cancellation and/or reschedule. Please note that Force Majeure refers to circumstances or conditions such as war (whether stated or not), violence, social unrest, strikes, outbreaks, accidents, fires, floods, natural disasters, embargoes, legal reasons, or the actions of the government, and other similar events which may occur in the future, in which the Race Organizer has no ability to prevent. Events will take place rain or shine.
  • Can I make changes to my registration after I register?
    Yes. From your Race Roster account, you can edit your registration and update your name, contact information, date of birth, address, gender, estimated finish time, participant shirt size, etc. If applicable, changing event category, or transferring can also be done in your Race Roster account.
  • What happens if I cannot participate for any reason?
    As a policy, we do not offer medical comps, rollovers, or refunds. Feel free to contact us at info@seattlemarathon.org with any questions.
  • What discounts are available for registration?​
    Active Military: For active military members, we offer all of our races at early bird prices. Please contact us at info@seattlemarathon.org for a discount code. Elite athletes: We offer comp entries to runners who can prove a qualifying time within the last 2 years. See qualifying times below. Promotions: We offer multiple promotions throughout the year through social media, through our eNewsletter and through our many partners and community events. The best way to find out about any current promotions is to follow us on social media and subscribe to our eNewsletter. Ambassadors: You can also follow Seattle Marathon ambassadors on their social media for special discounts. See our Ambassador page
  • Is there day-of registration?
    No: Seattle Marathon & Half Marathon Yes: Seattle Kids Marathon Yes: Seattle Marathon Summer Events
  • I see that I’m registered, how do I get a confirmation emailed to me?
    You must sign into your race roster account and choose the event you are registered for. On your event detail page you can click on a link with your confirmation number.
  • Do I have to register online?
    Yes, we are not accepting paper registrations at this time for marathon/half marathon, summer and virtual events. However, some teachers/schools may hand out paper registration forms for the Seattle Kids Marathon.
  • Can I pick up my race packet on race day?
    No: Seattle Marathon & Half Marathon Yes: Seattle Kids Marathon Yes: Seattle Marathon Summer Events For virtual events, packets will be mailed to you after the race date unless otherwise stated on the event page.​
  • Where and when can I pick up my race packet?
    For packet pick up information, see schedules for: Seattle Marathon and Half Marathon Seattle Kids Marathon Seattle Marathon Summer 5k/10k & Kids Fun Run For virtual events, packets will be mailed to you after the race date unless otherwise stated on the event page.​
  • If I’m unable to pick up my race packet during the times listed, what are my options?
    You may send someone else to pick up your packet as long as they can show your confirmation email. If you are unable to send someone else to pick up your packet, contact us. For virtual events, packets will be mailed to you after the race date unless otherwise stated on the event page.​
  • How will I get my results?
    Marathon/Half Marathon: Your results will be accessible through your registration profile immediately following the race. The Seattle Marathon website will post results within 24 hours of the race. The official Results Issue will be published 2-3 weeks after the race. Summer 5k/10k:​ Your results will be accessible through your registration profile immediately following the race. The Seattle Marathon website will post results within 24 hours of the race. The official Results Issue will be published 2-3 weeks after the race. Seattle Kids Marathon & Summer Kids Fun Run: These races are untimed and results are not tracked. However participation is noted in the Results Issue of the accompanying "adult" race. For all VIRTUAL events, you are responsible for reporting your unofficial times through your Race Roster account.​
  • Where are the split times recorded along the course?
    Split times are only recorded for the Seattle Marathon and Half Marathon. Split time information will be updated as available on the marathon page.
  • How are the races being timed?
    All timed events will be timed using embedded tag technology. Each participant is given a special, unique transponder that will be used to record your start and finish time. This disposable timing device is incorporated into each race bib and does not need to be returned after the race. All results are based on net/actual time (not gun time, as previously practiced). Each participant's time will start when they cross the start line. Split times on the marathon and half marathon courses will be also be recorded. 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, belts, water bottles, etc. Please note that kids races are un-timed. Virtual races are self-timed. You may use a tracking app, a watch or other timing method to record your time. Then use your Race Roster account to report your results.
  • May I use my Champion Chip?
    No. This race is timed using timing tags incorporated into each bib. The two systems are not compatible.
  • Will there be pacers?
    Yes. Seattle Marathon & Half Marathon: The Seattle Green Lake Running Group will be our pacers this year for the Full and Half Marathon. They will be providing pacers for a Half Marathon finish time of 1:30, 1:35, 1:45, 1:50, 2:00, 2:05, 2:15, 2:20, 2:30 and 2:50. Full Marathon pacers will be provided for finish times of 3:00, 3:05, 3:10, 3:20, 3:25, 3:30, 3:35, 3:40, 3:50, 3:55, 4:05, 4:20, 5:00, 6:00. Yes. Summer Half Marathon: The Seattle Green Lake Running Group will be our pacers for this year’s Half Marathon. They will be providing pacers for a Half Marathon finish time of 1:30, 1:35, 1:45, 1:50, 2:00, 2:05, 2:15, 2:20, 2:30 No. Summer 5k, 10k & Kids Events
  • Can I bring my MP3 player?
    The use of headsets is highly discouraged but not outright prohibited at our events. As a member of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), we follow their guidelines on headset use. RRCA does not encourage headphone use during its member races but does not disallow them as long as they are used safely. For this reason, if you choose to use a headset on the course, you may be asked by a course official to remove them for safety reasons. You are required to comply or face disqualification and removal from the course.
  • Can I bring my bike/skates/skateboard?
    No. No wheels are allowed on the course except for registered wheelchairs and official course vehicles.
  • Can I bring my baby in a stroller/jogger?
    For the Summer 5K/10K, strollers are allowed and respectfully asked to start in the back of the queue for safety reasons. For the Marathon/Half Marathon, strollers are discouraged, but may be permitted to start in the back of the queue for safety reasons.
  • Can I bring my dog?
    For the Summer Events, dogs on leashes are allowed. Owners are responsible for any incidents involving their dogs. For the Marathon & Half Marathon, dogs are not allowed.
  • Can I bring my hydration vest?
    Yes. Hydration vests are allowed at all of our events.
  • Can I bring my Nordic Walking Stick?
    Yes. Participants of the Marathon Walk and Half Marathon Walk are welcome to use walking sticks; however, please be courteous and mindful of participants around you.
  • Will the Boston Marathon check to confirm my time?
    Yes. They will use the finisher list we provide them to check the time you put on your Boston Marathon registration form. Results reported from virtual events cannot qualify for the Boston Marathon.
  • Can the Seattle Marathon be used as a Boston Qualifier?
    Yes. The Boston Marathon accepts qualifying times from the Seattle Marathon. For a list of qualifying times, see the Boston Athletic Association website. We will send a complete list of finishers to the BAA within a couple weeks after the race. Please keep in mind that the timing of available results of the Seattle Marathon and open registration for the Boston Marathon will influence which year you are eligible to apply for the Boston Marathon. Results reported from virtual events cannot qualify for the Boston Marathon.
  • Will there be pacers for Boston qualifying times?
    Yes. There are pacers for many of the Boston qualifying times. For the list of pacer times, please see below. We cannot provide pacers for virtual events.
  • What awards will be given out?
    Marathon/Half Marathon: All finishers will receive a medal corresponding to their race (full/half marathon). The top 3 overall men, women, and non-binary participants will receive non-cash prize packages at the finish line. This applies to in-person races only.​ The top Masters Man, Woman, Non-Binary and the top three active military men, women and non-binary will be given non-cash awards. These awards will be mailed or emailed in the weeks following the race. This applies to in-person races only.​ Top 10 Age Division Awards in 5-year age groupings will be given. Age divisions are 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, and 85 and over. These awards will be mailed or emailed in the weeks following the race. This applies to in-person races only.​ Top 3 Wheelchair participants will also be mailed non-cash awards in the weeks following the race. This applies to in-person races only. To be eligible for awards runners must finish faster than the following prize cutoff times: Top 3 Overall: Full Marathon: 3:10 and Half Marathon: 1:28 Top Masters: Full Marathon: 3:40 and Half Marathon: 1:45 Summer Events: Top 3 overall men, women & non-binary participants in the 5k, 10k and Half Marathon races will receive cash prizes at the finish line, if eligible. To be eligible for awards runners must finish faster than the following prize cutoff times: Top 3 Overall: 5k: 25:00 Top 3 Overall: 10K: 45:00 Top 3 Overall: Half Marathon 1:30 Top 3 Age Division Awards in 10-year age groupings will be emailed non-cash awards in the weeks following the race. Age divisions are as follows: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-89 and 90+. This applies to in-person races only. Top 10 overall active military runners and top masters runners (40+ male, female & non-binary) each event will be emailed non-cash awards in the weeks following the race. Summer Kids Fun Run:​ All finishers will receive a finisher medal. Seattle Kids Marathon:​ All finishers will receive a finisher medal.​ Virtual Events:​ Prizes will be given out based on participation and social media engagement.​
  • Is the finisher medal the same for walkers and runners?
    Yes. The medal is the same.
  • Do you offer prize money?
    No: Marathon/Half Marathon​ Yes: Summer 5k, 10k & Half Marathon To be eligible for awards runners must finish faster than the following prize cutoff times: Top 3 Overall: 5k: 25:00 Top 3 Overall: 10K: 45:00 Top 3 Overall: Half Marathon 1:30 Student athletes are not eligible for cash awards. Any student that accepts cash or merchandise based upon their performance in a sport will lose their amateur standing and will no longer be able to participate in that sport.
  • When will I get my age division award?
    Awards will be mailed out 3-6 weeks after the event.
  • Do you give awards to walkers?
    All walkers will receive the same finisher medal as registered runners. However, walking events are non-competitive and are not eligible for other awards. Registered walkers will still be timed.
  • Are miles and kilometers marked on the course?
    Marathon: Yes. Mile markers are placed on each course (either on portable toilets or on stand-alone signs. Select kilometer signs are not placed on the course this year. Summer 5k, 10k & Half Marathon: Mile markers only are placed on the course.
  • How long is the course open?
    The Marathon & Half Marathon event routes will be opened to vehicle traffic at 2:30pm. You may still finish the race by obeying all normal traffic laws for pedestrians after the course is opened to vehicle traffic, however there will be limited on-course aid stations, Course Marshals and police support at that point. Finish Line staff and essential services will remain until every athlete has completed the event. The Seattle Kids Marathon course will remain open and supported until all participants cross the finish line. The Summer 5k/10k/Half Marathon and Kids Fun Run courses will remain open until the last runner crosses the finish line.
  • What about parking?
    Marathon – Parking at Seattle Center: Here, Street Parking: You may be able to find some street parking in the Queen Anne area north of the Seattle Center. Summer Events: Limited parking is available in the lower lot of Seward Park near the start line. Additional parking is available in the upper lot a short walk from the start line.
  • Are there buses/shuttles?
    Marathon: The Seattle Marathon Association does not provide shuttle service to/from the start/finish. Metro Transit may provide bus service. See their website for details. Summer Events:The Seattle Marathon Association does not provide shuttle service to/from the start/finish. Seattle Metro bus #50 stops close to Seward Park entrance.
  • Where are the best places to watch the runners during the race?
    Full Marathon Arboretum Drumheller Fountain (UW Campus) Green Lake Gasworks Park NE 40th and 7th Ave (near the Ship Canal Bridge) Half Marathon Gasworks Park NE 40th and 7th Ave (near the Ship Canal Bridge) Pedestrian bridge just north of 50th and highway 99 Near Woodland Park Zoo
  • Where can I see the Course Maps and elevation for the races?
    November Full Marathon – Certification coming soon November Half Marathon – Certification coming soon November Kids Marathon – Course August 5k – WA17018RMB August 10k – WA17019RMB August Half Marathon – WA23027RMB
  • Are there shower facilities?
    No, there are no shower facilities available this year.
  • What electrolytes/gels will be available on the course?
    Each water station will have water and Nuun Sport/ Nuun Endurance Select water station will have Huuma Energy Gel
  • What should I wear during the Run/Walk?
    Breathable clothing such as Polypropylene and Coolmax are materials that wick away moisture and keep you at a comfortable temperature. Avoid cotton. Be aware that long runs may cause chafing. Wear appropriate clothing.
  • What is the weather going to be like?
    For the Summer 5K/10K/Kids Fun Run, historically, late August weather in Seattle is sunny and in the mid-70s. For the Marathon, historically, late fall weather in Seattle is cloudy but calm with temperatures in the low to mid 40s. Always expect rain.
  • Will there be live tracking?
    Yes.
  • Where can I sign up to volunteer?
    Marathon/Half Marathon: Sign up online Summer Event 2024: Sign up online
  • What is the Charity Partner Program? How can I make a donation to a Charity Partner?
    Participants have an option to donate to the Charity Partner of their choice via their donation link on our Charity Partner's page. Some partners have opportunities to fund raise and participate in our marathon with their team.
  • Where can I put clothing for after the race?
    For the Summer Events, there will be a bag check tent near the registration area. For the Marathon & Half Marathon, there will be an area for checking clothing near the start/finish line. Details coming soon.
  • Do I get a shirt with my race entry or do I have to pay extra for it?
    Included: Registration to any of our events includes a participant shirt. Full/Half marathon: long-sleeved technical fabric shirt picked up at EXPO. Seattle Kids Marathon: short-sleeved cotton blend shirt picked up at EXPO or with race packet. Summer 5k/10k/Half Marathon: short-sleeved technical fabric shirt picked up with race packet. Summer Kids Fun Run: short-sleeved cotton blend shirt picked up with race packet. Virtual Events: Participant souvenirs vary with each event. Additional: Participants may purchase optional souvenir-type finisher and specialty apparel. Finisher apparel includes special tank tops, jackets, hoodies and tees and must be pre-ordered and picked up with race packet. SHOP FINISHER APPAREL Specialty apparel includes hats, jackets, tees and tanks and may be purchased online, or at EXPO. SHOP SPECIALTY APPAREL
  • How do I order optional finisher apparel?
    You may pre-order finisher shirts when you register for the event. Or, you may purchase them in our shop. Finisher apparel will be available at the events on a limited basis while supplies last.
  • Where do I pick up my pre-ordered finisher apparel?
    Marathon/Half Marathon: Pre-ordered finisher items can be picked upside the Health and Fitness Expo next to the participant shirts. Any items not picked up by the end of the event can be mailed for an additional shipping fee as arranged by contacting info@seattlemarathon.org. Any unclaimed items will be available for sale without refund after a month. Summer Event: Pre-ordered finisher items can be picked up with race packet. For virtual events only, pre-ordered finisher apparel will be mailed with your race packet.
  • What are the start times for your events?
    7:00am: UW Medicine Seattle Marathon 7:30am: UW Medicine Seattle Half Marathon ​9:00 am Seattle Kids Marathon 9:00 am Seattle Marathon Summer Half Marathon 8:30 am Seattle Marathon Summer 5k 9:30 am Seattle Marathon Summer 10k 10:30 am Seattle Marathon Summer Kids Fun Run
  • What are the dates and locations for your events?
    Seattle Marathon: always the Weekend after Thanksgiving, Location TBA 2024: Sunday, December 1st 2025: Sunday, November 30th 2026: Sunday, November 29th Seattle Kids Marathon: always the Weekend after Thanksgiving, Location TBA 2024: Saturday, November 30th 2025: Saturday, November 29th 2026: Saturday, November 28th Seattle Marathon Health & Fitness Expo: At The Westin Seattle, North Tower, 4th Floor​​ 2024: Friday, November 29th & Saturday, November 30th 2025: Friday, November 28th & Saturday, November 29th 2026: Friday, November 27th & Saturday, November 28th Seattle Marathon Summer 5k, 10k, Half Marathon & Kids Fun Run: At Seward Park​ 2024: Saturday, June 22nd 2025: Saturday, June 21st 2026: Saturday, June 20th
  • What is a Virtual Race?
    A Virtual Race is a distance event that you run and time on your own. Typically, you'll choose your distance, your route and your race date and report your results through your Race Roster account. Virtual Race participants receive finisher medals, race souvenirs, course suggestions and other training supports, but do not receive official times, certified courses or day-of-race support.
  • What is the difference between running and walking events?
    All registrants may both run and/or walk as much as they’d like regardless of which race they are registered in. All registrants will receive an official time. However, only those registered as runners are eligible for awards.
  • What distances are your events?
    Seattle Full Marathon: 26.2 miles Seattle Half Marathon: 13.1 miles Seattle Kids Marathon: 1.2 miles (25 miles completed independently before the race) Seattle Marathon Summer Half Marathon: 13.1 miles Seattle Marathon Summer 5K: 3.1 miles Seattle Marathon Summer 10K: 6.2 miles Seattle Marathon Summer Kids Fun Run: approximately 0.6 miles (1k)
  • Can I transfer my registration to another person?
    Yes, you can transfer your registration to another person. New registrant will be asked to pay a $10 fee. To initiate a transfer log into your Race Roster account and click transfer.
  • How do I check to see if I’m already registered?
    You can check to see if you are registered by following the links: Full or Half Marathon - Check if registered Kids Marathon - Check if registered Summer events - Check if registered Add contact info@seattlemarathon.org with any questions about the status of your registration.
  • Do you offer comped entries for elite athletes?
    We offer comped entries for in-person events for athletes who can prove qualifying times within the last 2 years. Please note that we only offer complimentary registration and do not cover any transportation, lodging, food or visa fees. We do not offer comped entry for virtual events. The following is our list of qualifying elite athlete times for our races. 5K 15:45 - Open Men 17:50 - Open Women 17:50 - Open Non-Binary 16:20 - Master's Men 19:00 - Master's Women 19:00 - Master's Non-Binary 10K 34:00 - Open Men 39:00 - Open Women 39:00 - Open Non-Binary 35:00 - Master's Men 41:00 - Master's Women 41:00 - Master's Non-Binary Half Marathon 1:14:00 - Open Men 1:25:00 - Open Women 1:25:00 - Open Non-Binary Full Marathon 2:35:00 - Open Men 3:05:00 - Open Women 3:05:00 - Open Non-Binary Please contact us at info@seattlemarathon.org with proof of your qualifying time(s) within the last 2 years for a comped entry to the corresponding race.
  • What is the online registration processing fee for?
    The processing fee is collected by our registration platform and covers their costs of operation and the credit card transaction cost.
  • What happens if the race is cancelled?
    The Race Organizer reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the Race should there be any Force Majeure (as defined below) conditions that arise. In the event of Race cancellation and/or rescheduling due to the Force Majeure, the Race Organizer has no obligation to refund the paid entry fees to the Participants, and shall not be held responsible for any Risks and Hazards that might happen due to the Race cancellation and/or reschedule. Please note that Force Majeure refers to circumstances or conditions such as war (whether stated or not), violence, social unrest, strikes, outbreaks, accidents, fires, floods, natural disasters, embargoes, legal reasons, or the actions of the government, and other similar events which may occur in the future, in which the Race Organizer has no ability to prevent. Events will take place rain or shine.
  • Can I make changes to my registration after I register?
    Yes. From your Race Roster account, you can edit your registration and update your name, contact information, date of birth, address, gender, estimated finish time, participant shirt size, etc. If applicable, changing event category, or transferring can also be done in your Race Roster account.
  • What happens if I cannot participate for any reason?
    As a policy, we do not offer medical comps, rollovers, or refunds. Feel free to contact us at info@seattlemarathon.org with any questions.
  • What discounts are available for registration?​
    Active Military: For active military members, we offer all of our races at early bird prices. Please contact us at info@seattlemarathon.org for a discount code. Elite athletes: We offer comp entries to runners who can prove a qualifying time within the last 2 years. See qualifying times below. Promotions: We offer multiple promotions throughout the year through social media, through our eNewsletter and through our many partners and community events. The best way to find out about any current promotions is to follow us on social media and subscribe to our eNewsletter. Ambassadors: You can also follow Seattle Marathon ambassadors on their social media for special discounts. See our Ambassador page
  • Is there day-of registration?
    No: Seattle Marathon & Half Marathon Yes: Seattle Kids Marathon Yes: Seattle Marathon Summer Events
  • I see that I’m registered, how do I get a confirmation emailed to me?
    You must sign into your race roster account and choose the event you are registered for. On your event detail page you can click on a link with your confirmation number.
  • Do I have to register online?
    Yes, we are not accepting paper registrations at this time for marathon/half marathon, summer and virtual events. However, some teachers/schools may hand out paper registration forms for the Seattle Kids Marathon.
  • Can I pick up my race packet on race day?
    No: Seattle Marathon & Half Marathon Yes: Seattle Kids Marathon Yes: Seattle Marathon Summer Events For virtual events, packets will be mailed to you after the race date unless otherwise stated on the event page.​
  • Where and when can I pick up my race packet?
    For packet pick up information, see schedules for: Seattle Marathon and Half Marathon Seattle Kids Marathon Seattle Marathon Summer 5k/10k & Kids Fun Run For virtual events, packets will be mailed to you after the race date unless otherwise stated on the event page.​
  • If I’m unable to pick up my race packet during the times listed, what are my options?
    You may send someone else to pick up your packet as long as they can show your confirmation email. If you are unable to send someone else to pick up your packet, contact us. For virtual events, packets will be mailed to you after the race date unless otherwise stated on the event page.​
  • How will I get my results?
    Marathon/Half Marathon: Your results will be accessible through your registration profile immediately following the race. The Seattle Marathon website will post results within 24 hours of the race. The official Results Issue will be published 2-3 weeks after the race. Summer 5k/10k:​ Your results will be accessible through your registration profile immediately following the race. The Seattle Marathon website will post results within 24 hours of the race. The official Results Issue will be published 2-3 weeks after the race. Seattle Kids Marathon & Summer Kids Fun Run: These races are untimed and results are not tracked. However participation is noted in the Results Issue of the accompanying "adult" race. For all VIRTUAL events, you are responsible for reporting your unofficial times through your Race Roster account.​
  • Where are the split times recorded along the course?
    Split times are only recorded for the Seattle Marathon and Half Marathon. Split time information will be updated as available on the marathon page.
  • How are the races being timed?
    All timed events will be timed using embedded tag technology. Each participant is given a special, unique transponder that will be used to record your start and finish time. This disposable timing device is incorporated into each race bib and does not need to be returned after the race. All results are based on net/actual time (not gun time, as previously practiced). Each participant's time will start when they cross the start line. Split times on the marathon and half marathon courses will be also be recorded. 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, belts, water bottles, etc. Please note that kids races are un-timed. Virtual races are self-timed. You may use a tracking app, a watch or other timing method to record your time. Then use your Race Roster account to report your results.
  • May I use my Champion Chip?
    No. This race is timed using timing tags incorporated into each bib. The two systems are not compatible.
  • Will there be pacers?
    Yes. Seattle Marathon & Half Marathon: The Seattle Green Lake Running Group will be our pacers this year for the Full and Half Marathon. They will be providing pacers for a Half Marathon finish time of 1:30, 1:35, 1:45, 1:50, 2:00, 2:05, 2:15, 2:20, 2:30 and 2:50. Full Marathon pacers will be provided for finish times of 3:00, 3:05, 3:10, 3:20, 3:25, 3:30, 3:35, 3:40, 3:50, 3:55, 4:05, 4:20, 5:00, 6:00. Yes. Summer Half Marathon: The Seattle Green Lake Running Group will be our pacers for this year’s Half Marathon. They will be providing pacers for a Half Marathon finish time of 1:30, 1:35, 1:45, 1:50, 2:00, 2:05, 2:15, 2:20, 2:30 No. Summer 5k, 10k & Kids Events
  • Can I bring my MP3 player?
    The use of headsets is highly discouraged but not outright prohibited at our events. As a member of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), we follow their guidelines on headset use. RRCA does not encourage headphone use during its member races but does not disallow them as long as they are used safely. For this reason, if you choose to use a headset on the course, you may be asked by a course official to remove them for safety reasons. You are required to comply or face disqualification and removal from the course.
  • Can I bring my bike/skates/skateboard?
    No. No wheels are allowed on the course except for registered wheelchairs and official course vehicles.
  • Can I bring my baby in a stroller/jogger?
    For the Summer 5K/10K, strollers are allowed and respectfully asked to start in the back of the queue for safety reasons. For the Marathon/Half Marathon, strollers are discouraged, but may be permitted to start in the back of the queue for safety reasons.
  • Can I bring my dog?
    For the Summer Events, dogs on leashes are allowed. Owners are responsible for any incidents involving their dogs. For the Marathon & Half Marathon, dogs are not allowed.
  • Can I bring my hydration vest?
    Yes. Hydration vests are allowed at all of our events.
  • Can I bring my Nordic Walking Stick?
    Yes. Participants of the Marathon Walk and Half Marathon Walk are welcome to use walking sticks; however, please be courteous and mindful of participants around you.
  • Will the Boston Marathon check to confirm my time?
    Yes. They will use the finisher list we provide them to check the time you put on your Boston Marathon registration form. Results reported from virtual events cannot qualify for the Boston Marathon.
  • Can the Seattle Marathon be used as a Boston Qualifier?
    Yes. The Boston Marathon accepts qualifying times from the Seattle Marathon. For a list of qualifying times, see the Boston Athletic Association website. We will send a complete list of finishers to the BAA within a couple weeks after the race. Please keep in mind that the timing of available results of the Seattle Marathon and open registration for the Boston Marathon will influence which year you are eligible to apply for the Boston Marathon. Results reported from virtual events cannot qualify for the Boston Marathon.
  • Will there be pacers for Boston qualifying times?
    Yes. There are pacers for many of the Boston qualifying times. For the list of pacer times, please see below. We cannot provide pacers for virtual events.
  • What awards will be given out?
    Marathon/Half Marathon: All finishers will receive a medal corresponding to their race (full/half marathon). The top 3 overall men, women, and non-binary participants will receive non-cash prize packages at the finish line. This applies to in-person races only.​ The top Masters Man, Woman, Non-Binary and the top three active military men, women and non-binary will be given non-cash awards. These awards will be mailed or emailed in the weeks following the race. This applies to in-person races only.​ Top 10 Age Division Awards in 5-year age groupings will be given. Age divisions are 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, and 85 and over. These awards will be mailed or emailed in the weeks following the race. This applies to in-person races only.​ Top 3 Wheelchair participants will also be mailed non-cash awards in the weeks following the race. This applies to in-person races only. To be eligible for awards runners must finish faster than the following prize cutoff times: Top 3 Overall: Full Marathon: 3:10 and Half Marathon: 1:28 Top Masters: Full Marathon: 3:40 and Half Marathon: 1:45 Summer Events: Top 3 overall men, women & non-binary participants in the 5k, 10k and Half Marathon races will receive cash prizes at the finish line, if eligible. To be eligible for awards runners must finish faster than the following prize cutoff times: Top 3 Overall: 5k: 25:00 Top 3 Overall: 10K: 45:00 Top 3 Overall: Half Marathon 1:30 Top 3 Age Division Awards in 10-year age groupings will be emailed non-cash awards in the weeks following the race. Age divisions are as follows: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-89 and 90+. This applies to in-person races only. Top 10 overall active military runners and top masters runners (40+ male, female & non-binary) each event will be emailed non-cash awards in the weeks following the race. Summer Kids Fun Run:​ All finishers will receive a finisher medal. Seattle Kids Marathon:​ All finishers will receive a finisher medal.​ Virtual Events:​ Prizes will be given out based on participation and social media engagement.​
  • Is the finisher medal the same for walkers and runners?
    Yes. The medal is the same.
  • Do you offer prize money?
    No: Marathon/Half Marathon​ Yes: Summer 5k, 10k & Half Marathon To be eligible for awards runners must finish faster than the following prize cutoff times: Top 3 Overall: 5k: 25:00 Top 3 Overall: 10K: 45:00 Top 3 Overall: Half Marathon 1:30 Student athletes are not eligible for cash awards. Any student that accepts cash or merchandise based upon their performance in a sport will lose their amateur standing and will no longer be able to participate in that sport.
  • When will I get my age division award?
    Awards will be mailed out 3-6 weeks after the event.
  • Do you give awards to walkers?
    All walkers will receive the same finisher medal as registered runners. However, walking events are non-competitive and are not eligible for other awards. Registered walkers will still be timed.
  • Are miles and kilometers marked on the course?
    Marathon: Yes. Mile markers are placed on each course (either on portable toilets or on stand-alone signs. Select kilometer signs are not placed on the course this year. Summer 5k, 10k & Half Marathon: Mile markers only are placed on the course.
  • How long is the course open?
    The Marathon & Half Marathon event routes will be opened to vehicle traffic at 2:30pm. You may still finish the race by obeying all normal traffic laws for pedestrians after the course is opened to vehicle traffic, however there will be limited on-course aid stations, Course Marshals and police support at that point. Finish Line staff and essential services will remain until every athlete has completed the event. The Seattle Kids Marathon course will remain open and supported until all participants cross the finish line. The Summer 5k/10k/Half Marathon and Kids Fun Run courses will remain open until the last runner crosses the finish line.
  • What about parking?
    Marathon – Parking at Seattle Center: Here, Street Parking: You may be able to find some street parking in the Queen Anne area north of the Seattle Center. Summer Events: Limited parking is available in the lower lot of Seward Park near the start line. Additional parking is available in the upper lot a short walk from the start line.
  • Are there buses/shuttles?
    Marathon: The Seattle Marathon Association does not provide shuttle service to/from the start/finish. Metro Transit may provide bus service. See their website for details. Summer Events:The Seattle Marathon Association does not provide shuttle service to/from the start/finish. Seattle Metro bus #50 stops close to Seward Park entrance.
  • Where are the best places to watch the runners during the race?
    Full Marathon Arboretum Drumheller Fountain (UW Campus) Green Lake Gasworks Park NE 40th and 7th Ave (near the Ship Canal Bridge) Half Marathon Gasworks Park NE 40th and 7th Ave (near the Ship Canal Bridge) Pedestrian bridge just north of 50th and highway 99 Near Woodland Park Zoo
  • Where can I see the Course Maps and elevation for the races?
    November Full Marathon – Certification coming soon November Half Marathon – Certification coming soon November Kids Marathon – Course August 5k – WA17018RMB August 10k – WA17019RMB August Half Marathon – WA23027RMB
  • Are there shower facilities?
    No, there are no shower facilities available this year.
  • What electrolytes/gels will be available on the course?
    Each water station will have water and Nuun Sport/ Nuun Endurance Select water station will have Huuma Energy Gel
  • What should I wear during the Run/Walk?
    Breathable clothing such as Polypropylene and Coolmax are materials that wick away moisture and keep you at a comfortable temperature. Avoid cotton. Be aware that long runs may cause chafing. Wear appropriate clothing.
  • What is the weather going to be like?
    For the Summer 5K/10K/Kids Fun Run, historically, late August weather in Seattle is sunny and in the mid-70s. For the Marathon, historically, late fall weather in Seattle is cloudy but calm with temperatures in the low to mid 40s. Always expect rain.
  • Will there be live tracking?
    Yes.
  • Where can I sign up to volunteer?
    Marathon/Half Marathon: Sign up online Summer Event 2024: Sign up online
  • What is the Charity Partner Program? How can I make a donation to a Charity Partner?
    Participants have an option to donate to the Charity Partner of their choice via their donation link on our Charity Partner's page. Some partners have opportunities to fund raise and participate in our marathon with their team.
  • Where can I put clothing for after the race?
    For the Summer Events, there will be a bag check tent near the registration area. For the Marathon & Half Marathon, there will be an area for checking clothing near the start/finish line. Details coming soon.
  • Do I get a shirt with my race entry or do I have to pay extra for it?
    Included: Registration to any of our events includes a participant shirt. Full/Half marathon: long-sleeved technical fabric shirt picked up at EXPO. Seattle Kids Marathon: short-sleeved cotton blend shirt picked up at EXPO or with race packet. Summer 5k/10k/Half Marathon: short-sleeved technical fabric shirt picked up with race packet. Summer Kids Fun Run: short-sleeved cotton blend shirt picked up with race packet. Virtual Events: Participant souvenirs vary with each event. Additional: Participants may purchase optional souvenir-type finisher and specialty apparel. Finisher apparel includes special tank tops, jackets, hoodies and tees and must be pre-ordered and picked up with race packet. SHOP FINISHER APPAREL Specialty apparel includes hats, jackets, tees and tanks and may be purchased online, or at EXPO. SHOP SPECIALTY APPAREL
  • How do I order optional finisher apparel?
    You may pre-order finisher shirts when you register for the event. Or, you may purchase them in our shop. Finisher apparel will be available at the events on a limited basis while supplies last.
  • Where do I pick up my pre-ordered finisher apparel?
    Marathon/Half Marathon: Pre-ordered finisher items can be picked upside the Health and Fitness Expo next to the participant shirts. Any items not picked up by the end of the event can be mailed for an additional shipping fee as arranged by contacting info@seattlemarathon.org. Any unclaimed items will be available for sale without refund after a month. Summer Event: Pre-ordered finisher items can be picked up with race packet. For virtual events only, pre-ordered finisher apparel will be mailed with your race packet.
  • What are the start times for your events?
    7:00am: UW Medicine Seattle Marathon 7:30am: UW Medicine Seattle Half Marathon ​9:00 am Seattle Kids Marathon 9:00 am Seattle Marathon Summer Half Marathon 8:30 am Seattle Marathon Summer 5k 9:30 am Seattle Marathon Summer 10k 10:30 am Seattle Marathon Summer Kids Fun Run
  • What are the dates and locations for your events?
    Seattle Marathon: always the Weekend after Thanksgiving, Location TBA 2024: Sunday, December 1st 2025: Sunday, November 30th 2026: Sunday, November 29th Seattle Kids Marathon: always the Weekend after Thanksgiving, Location TBA 2024: Saturday, November 30th 2025: Saturday, November 29th 2026: Saturday, November 28th Seattle Marathon Health & Fitness Expo: At The Westin Seattle, North Tower, 4th Floor​​ 2024: Friday, November 29th & Saturday, November 30th 2025: Friday, November 28th & Saturday, November 29th 2026: Friday, November 27th & Saturday, November 28th Seattle Marathon Summer 5k, 10k, Half Marathon & Kids Fun Run: At Seward Park​ 2024: Saturday, June 22nd 2025: Saturday, June 21st 2026: Saturday, June 20th
  • What is a Virtual Race?
    A Virtual Race is a distance event that you run and time on your own. Typically, you'll choose your distance, your route and your race date and report your results through your Race Roster account. Virtual Race participants receive finisher medals, race souvenirs, course suggestions and other training supports, but do not receive official times, certified courses or day-of-race support.
  • What is the difference between running and walking events?
    All registrants may both run and/or walk as much as they’d like regardless of which race they are registered in. All registrants will receive an official time. However, only those registered as runners are eligible for awards.
  • What distances are your events?
    Seattle Full Marathon: 26.2 miles Seattle Half Marathon: 13.1 miles Seattle Kids Marathon: 1.2 miles (25 miles completed independently before the race) Seattle Marathon Summer Half Marathon: 13.1 miles Seattle Marathon Summer 5K: 3.1 miles Seattle Marathon Summer 10K: 6.2 miles Seattle Marathon Summer Kids Fun Run: approximately 0.6 miles (1k)
  • Can I transfer my registration to another person?
    Yes, you can transfer your registration to another person. New registrant will be asked to pay a $10 fee. To initiate a transfer log into your Race Roster account and click transfer.
  • How do I check to see if I’m already registered?
    You can check to see if you are registered by following the links: Full or Half Marathon - Check if registered Kids Marathon - Check if registered Summer events - Check if registered Add contact info@seattlemarathon.org with any questions about the status of your registration.
  • Do you offer comped entries for elite athletes?
    We offer comped entries for in-person events for athletes who can prove qualifying times within the last 2 years. Please note that we only offer complimentary registration and do not cover any transportation, lodging, food or visa fees. We do not offer comped entry for virtual events. The following is our list of qualifying elite athlete times for our races. 5K 15:45 - Open Men 17:50 - Open Women 17:50 - Open Non-Binary 16:20 - Master's Men 19:00 - Master's Women 19:00 - Master's Non-Binary 10K 34:00 - Open Men 39:00 - Open Women 39:00 - Open Non-Binary 35:00 - Master's Men 41:00 - Master's Women 41:00 - Master's Non-Binary Half Marathon 1:14:00 - Open Men 1:25:00 - Open Women 1:25:00 - Open Non-Binary Full Marathon 2:35:00 - Open Men 3:05:00 - Open Women 3:05:00 - Open Non-Binary Please contact us at info@seattlemarathon.org with proof of your qualifying time(s) within the last 2 years for a comped entry to the corresponding race.
  • What is the online registration processing fee for?
    The processing fee is collected by our registration platform and covers their costs of operation and the credit card transaction cost.
  • What happens if the race is cancelled?
    The Race Organizer reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the Race should there be any Force Majeure (as defined below) conditions that arise. In the event of Race cancellation and/or rescheduling due to the Force Majeure, the Race Organizer has no obligation to refund the paid entry fees to the Participants, and shall not be held responsible for any Risks and Hazards that might happen due to the Race cancellation and/or reschedule. Please note that Force Majeure refers to circumstances or conditions such as war (whether stated or not), violence, social unrest, strikes, outbreaks, accidents, fires, floods, natural disasters, embargoes, legal reasons, or the actions of the government, and other similar events which may occur in the future, in which the Race Organizer has no ability to prevent. Events will take place rain or shine.
  • Can I make changes to my registration after I register?
    Yes. From your Race Roster account, you can edit your registration and update your name, contact information, date of birth, address, gender, estimated finish time, participant shirt size, etc. If applicable, changing event category, or transferring can also be done in your Race Roster account.
  • What happens if I cannot participate for any reason?
    As a policy, we do not offer medical comps, rollovers, or refunds. Feel free to contact us at info@seattlemarathon.org with any questions.
  • What discounts are available for registration?​
    Active Military: For active military members, we offer all of our races at early bird prices. Please contact us at info@seattlemarathon.org for a discount code. Elite athletes: We offer comp entries to runners who can prove a qualifying time within the last 2 years. See qualifying times below. Promotions: We offer multiple promotions throughout the year through social media, through our eNewsletter and through our many partners and community events. The best way to find out about any current promotions is to follow us on social media and subscribe to our eNewsletter. Ambassadors: You can also follow Seattle Marathon ambassadors on their social media for special discounts. See our Ambassador page
  • Is there day-of registration?
    No: Seattle Marathon & Half Marathon Yes: Seattle Kids Marathon Yes: Seattle Marathon Summer Events
  • I see that I’m registered, how do I get a confirmation emailed to me?
    You must sign into your race roster account and choose the event you are registered for. On your event detail page you can click on a link with your confirmation number.
  • Do I have to register online?
    Yes, we are not accepting paper registrations at this time for marathon/half marathon, summer and virtual events. However, some teachers/schools may hand out paper registration forms for the Seattle Kids Marathon.
  • Can I pick up my race packet on race day?
    No: Seattle Marathon & Half Marathon Yes: Seattle Kids Marathon Yes: Seattle Marathon Summer Events For virtual events, packets will be mailed to you after the race date unless otherwise stated on the event page.​
  • Where and when can I pick up my race packet?
    For packet pick up information, see schedules for: Seattle Marathon and Half Marathon Seattle Kids Marathon Seattle Marathon Summer 5k/10k & Kids Fun Run For virtual events, packets will be mailed to you after the race date unless otherwise stated on the event page.​
  • If I’m unable to pick up my race packet during the times listed, what are my options?
    You may send someone else to pick up your packet as long as they can show your confirmation email. If you are unable to send someone else to pick up your packet, contact us. For virtual events, packets will be mailed to you after the race date unless otherwise stated on the event page.​
  • How will I get my results?
    Marathon/Half Marathon: Your results will be accessible through your registration profile immediately following the race. The Seattle Marathon website will post results within 24 hours of the race. The official Results Issue will be published 2-3 weeks after the race. Summer 5k/10k:​ Your results will be accessible through your registration profile immediately following the race. The Seattle Marathon website will post results within 24 hours of the race. The official Results Issue will be published 2-3 weeks after the race. Seattle Kids Marathon & Summer Kids Fun Run: These races are untimed and results are not tracked. However participation is noted in the Results Issue of the accompanying "adult" race. For all VIRTUAL events, you are responsible for reporting your unofficial times through your Race Roster account.​
  • Where are the split times recorded along the course?
    Split times are only recorded for the Seattle Marathon and Half Marathon. Split time information will be updated as available on the marathon page.
  • How are the races being timed?
    All timed events will be timed using embedded tag technology. Each participant is given a special, unique transponder that will be used to record your start and finish time. This disposable timing device is incorporated into each race bib and does not need to be returned after the race. All results are based on net/actual time (not gun time, as previously practiced). Each participant's time will start when they cross the start line. Split times on the marathon and half marathon courses will be also be recorded. 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, belts, water bottles, etc. Please note that kids races are un-timed. Virtual races are self-timed. You may use a tracking app, a watch or other timing method to record your time. Then use your Race Roster account to report your results.
  • May I use my Champion Chip?
    No. This race is timed using timing tags incorporated into each bib. The two systems are not compatible.
  • Will there be pacers?
    Yes. Seattle Marathon & Half Marathon: The Seattle Green Lake Running Group will be our pacers this year for the Full and Half Marathon. They will be providing pacers for a Half Marathon finish time of 1:30, 1:35, 1:45, 1:50, 2:00, 2:05, 2:15, 2:20, 2:30 and 2:50. Full Marathon pacers will be provided for finish times of 3:00, 3:05, 3:10, 3:20, 3:25, 3:30, 3:35, 3:40, 3:50, 3:55, 4:05, 4:20, 5:00, 6:00. Yes. Summer Half Marathon: The Seattle Green Lake Running Group will be our pacers for this year’s Half Marathon. They will be providing pacers for a Half Marathon finish time of 1:30, 1:35, 1:45, 1:50, 2:00, 2:05, 2:15, 2:20, 2:30 No. Summer 5k, 10k & Kids Events
  • Can I bring my MP3 player?
    The use of headsets is highly discouraged but not outright prohibited at our events. As a member of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), we follow their guidelines on headset use. RRCA does not encourage headphone use during its member races but does not disallow them as long as they are used safely. For this reason, if you choose to use a headset on the course, you may be asked by a course official to remove them for safety reasons. You are required to comply or face disqualification and removal from the course.
  • Can I bring my bike/skates/skateboard?
    No. No wheels are allowed on the course except for registered wheelchairs and official course vehicles.
  • Can I bring my baby in a stroller/jogger?
    For the Summer 5K/10K, strollers are allowed and respectfully asked to start in the back of the queue for safety reasons. For the Marathon/Half Marathon, strollers are discouraged, but may be permitted to start in the back of the queue for safety reasons.
  • Can I bring my dog?
    For the Summer Events, dogs on leashes are allowed. Owners are responsible for any incidents involving their dogs. For the Marathon & Half Marathon, dogs are not allowed.
  • Can I bring my hydration vest?
    Yes. Hydration vests are allowed at all of our events.
  • Can I bring my Nordic Walking Stick?
    Yes. Participants of the Marathon Walk and Half Marathon Walk are welcome to use walking sticks; however, please be courteous and mindful of participants around you.
  • Will the Boston Marathon check to confirm my time?
    Yes. They will use the finisher list we provide them to check the time you put on your Boston Marathon registration form. Results reported from virtual events cannot qualify for the Boston Marathon.
  • Can the Seattle Marathon be used as a Boston Qualifier?
    Yes. The Boston Marathon accepts qualifying times from the Seattle Marathon. For a list of qualifying times, see the Boston Athletic Association website. We will send a complete list of finishers to the BAA within a couple weeks after the race. Please keep in mind that the timing of available results of the Seattle Marathon and open registration for the Boston Marathon will influence which year you are eligible to apply for the Boston Marathon. Results reported from virtual events cannot qualify for the Boston Marathon.
  • Will there be pacers for Boston qualifying times?
    Yes. There are pacers for many of the Boston qualifying times. For the list of pacer times, please see below. We cannot provide pacers for virtual events.
  • What awards will be given out?
    Marathon/Half Marathon: All finishers will receive a medal corresponding to their race (full/half marathon). The top 3 overall men, women, and non-binary participants will receive non-cash prize packages at the finish line. This applies to in-person races only.​ The top Masters Man, Woman, Non-Binary and the top three active military men, women and non-binary will be given non-cash awards. These awards will be mailed or emailed in the weeks following the race. This applies to in-person races only.​ Top 10 Age Division Awards in 5-year age groupings will be given. Age divisions are 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, and 85 and over. These awards will be mailed or emailed in the weeks following the race. This applies to in-person races only.​ Top 3 Wheelchair participants will also be mailed non-cash awards in the weeks following the race. This applies to in-person races only. To be eligible for awards runners must finish faster than the following prize cutoff times: Top 3 Overall: Full Marathon: 3:10 and Half Marathon: 1:28 Top Masters: Full Marathon: 3:40 and Half Marathon: 1:45 Summer Events: Top 3 overall men, women & non-binary participants in the 5k, 10k and Half Marathon races will receive cash prizes at the finish line, if eligible. To be eligible for awards runners must finish faster than the following prize cutoff times: Top 3 Overall: 5k: 25:00 Top 3 Overall: 10K: 45:00 Top 3 Overall: Half Marathon 1:30 Top 3 Age Division Awards in 10-year age groupings will be emailed non-cash awards in the weeks following the race. Age divisions are as follows: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-89 and 90+. This applies to in-person races only. Top 10 overall active military runners and top masters runners (40+ male, female & non-binary) each event will be emailed non-cash awards in the weeks following the race. Summer Kids Fun Run:​ All finishers will receive a finisher medal. Seattle Kids Marathon:​ All finishers will receive a finisher medal.​ Virtual Events:​ Prizes will be given out based on participation and social media engagement.​
  • Is the finisher medal the same for walkers and runners?
    Yes. The medal is the same.
  • Do you offer prize money?
    No: Marathon/Half Marathon​ Yes: Summer 5k, 10k & Half Marathon To be eligible for awards runners must finish faster than the following prize cutoff times: Top 3 Overall: 5k: 25:00 Top 3 Overall: 10K: 45:00 Top 3 Overall: Half Marathon 1:30 Student athletes are not eligible for cash awards. Any student that accepts cash or merchandise based upon their performance in a sport will lose their amateur standing and will no longer be able to participate in that sport.
  • When will I get my age division award?
    Awards will be mailed out 3-6 weeks after the event.
  • Do you give awards to walkers?
    All walkers will receive the same finisher medal as registered runners. However, walking events are non-competitive and are not eligible for other awards. Registered walkers will still be timed.
  • Are miles and kilometers marked on the course?
    Marathon: Yes. Mile markers are placed on each course (either on portable toilets or on stand-alone signs. Select kilometer signs are not placed on the course this year. Summer 5k, 10k & Half Marathon: Mile markers only are placed on the course.
  • How long is the course open?
    The Marathon & Half Marathon event routes will be opened to vehicle traffic at 2:30pm. You may still finish the race by obeying all normal traffic laws for pedestrians after the course is opened to vehicle traffic, however there will be limited on-course aid stations, Course Marshals and police support at that point. Finish Line staff and essential services will remain until every athlete has completed the event. The Seattle Kids Marathon course will remain open and supported until all participants cross the finish line. The Summer 5k/10k/Half Marathon and Kids Fun Run courses will remain open until the last runner crosses the finish line.
  • What about parking?
    Marathon – Parking at Seattle Center: Here, Street Parking: You may be able to find some street parking in the Queen Anne area north of the Seattle Center. Summer Events: Limited parking is available in the lower lot of Seward Park near the start line. Additional parking is available in the upper lot a short walk from the start line.
  • Are there buses/shuttles?
    Marathon: The Seattle Marathon Association does not provide shuttle service to/from the start/finish. Metro Transit may provide bus service. See their website for details. Summer Events:The Seattle Marathon Association does not provide shuttle service to/from the start/finish. Seattle Metro bus #50 stops close to Seward Park entrance.
  • Where are the best places to watch the runners during the race?
    Full Marathon Arboretum Drumheller Fountain (UW Campus) Green Lake Gasworks Park NE 40th and 7th Ave (near the Ship Canal Bridge) Half Marathon Gasworks Park NE 40th and 7th Ave (near the Ship Canal Bridge) Pedestrian bridge just north of 50th and highway 99 Near Woodland Park Zoo
  • Where can I see the Course Maps and elevation for the races?
    November Full Marathon – Certification coming soon November Half Marathon – Certification coming soon November Kids Marathon – Course August 5k – WA17018RMB August 10k – WA17019RMB August Half Marathon – WA23027RMB
  • Are there shower facilities?
    No, there are no shower facilities available this year.
  • What electrolytes/gels will be available on the course?
    Each water station will have water and Nuun Sport/ Nuun Endurance Select water station will have Huuma Energy Gel
  • What should I wear during the Run/Walk?
    Breathable clothing such as Polypropylene and Coolmax are materials that wick away moisture and keep you at a comfortable temperature. Avoid cotton. Be aware that long runs may cause chafing. Wear appropriate clothing.
  • What is the weather going to be like?
    For the Summer 5K/10K/Kids Fun Run, historically, late August weather in Seattle is sunny and in the mid-70s. For the Marathon, historically, late fall weather in Seattle is cloudy but calm with temperatures in the low to mid 40s. Always expect rain.
  • Will there be live tracking?
    Yes.
  • Where can I sign up to volunteer?
    Marathon/Half Marathon: Sign up online Summer Event 2024: Sign up online
  • What is the Charity Partner Program? How can I make a donation to a Charity Partner?
    Participants have an option to donate to the Charity Partner of their choice via their donation link on our Charity Partner's page. Some partners have opportunities to fund raise and participate in our marathon with their team.
  • Where can I put clothing for after the race?
    For the Summer Events, there will be a bag check tent near the registration area. For the Marathon & Half Marathon, there will be an area for checking clothing near the start/finish line. Details coming soon.
  • Do I get a shirt with my race entry or do I have to pay extra for it?
    Included: Registration to any of our events includes a participant shirt. Full/Half marathon: long-sleeved technical fabric shirt picked up at EXPO. Seattle Kids Marathon: short-sleeved cotton blend shirt picked up at EXPO or with race packet. Summer 5k/10k/Half Marathon: short-sleeved technical fabric shirt picked up with race packet. Summer Kids Fun Run: short-sleeved cotton blend shirt picked up with race packet. Virtual Events: Participant souvenirs vary with each event. Additional: Participants may purchase optional souvenir-type finisher and specialty apparel. Finisher apparel includes special tank tops, jackets, hoodies and tees and must be pre-ordered and picked up with race packet. SHOP FINISHER APPAREL Specialty apparel includes hats, jackets, tees and tanks and may be purchased online, or at EXPO. SHOP SPECIALTY APPAREL
  • How do I order optional finisher apparel?
    You may pre-order finisher shirts when you register for the event. Or, you may purchase them in our shop. Finisher apparel will be available at the events on a limited basis while supplies last.
  • Where do I pick up my pre-ordered finisher apparel?
    Marathon/Half Marathon: Pre-ordered finisher items can be picked upside the Health and Fitness Expo next to the participant shirts. Any items not picked up by the end of the event can be mailed for an additional shipping fee as arranged by contacting info@seattlemarathon.org. Any unclaimed items will be available for sale without refund after a month. Summer Event: Pre-ordered finisher items can be picked up with race packet. For virtual events only, pre-ordered finisher apparel will be mailed with your race packet.
  • What are the start times for your events?
    7:00am: UW Medicine Seattle Marathon 7:30am: UW Medicine Seattle Half Marathon ​9:00 am Seattle Kids Marathon 9:00 am Seattle Marathon Summer Half Marathon 8:30 am Seattle Marathon Summer 5k 9:30 am Seattle Marathon Summer 10k 10:30 am Seattle Marathon Summer Kids Fun Run
  • What are the dates and locations for your events?
    Seattle Marathon: always the Weekend after Thanksgiving, Location TBA 2024: Sunday, December 1st 2025: Sunday, November 30th 2026: Sunday, November 29th Seattle Kids Marathon: always the Weekend after Thanksgiving, Location TBA 2024: Saturday, November 30th 2025: Saturday, November 29th 2026: Saturday, November 28th Seattle Marathon Health & Fitness Expo: At The Westin Seattle, North Tower, 4th Floor​​ 2024: Friday, November 29th & Saturday, November 30th 2025: Friday, November 28th & Saturday, November 29th 2026: Friday, November 27th & Saturday, November 28th Seattle Marathon Summer 5k, 10k, Half Marathon & Kids Fun Run: At Seward Park​ 2024: Saturday, June 22nd 2025: Saturday, June 21st 2026: Saturday, June 20th
  • What is a Virtual Race?
    A Virtual Race is a distance event that you run and time on your own. Typically, you'll choose your distance, your route and your race date and report your results through your Race Roster account. Virtual Race participants receive finisher medals, race souvenirs, course suggestions and other training supports, but do not receive official times, certified courses or day-of-race support.
  • What is the difference between running and walking events?
    All registrants may both run and/or walk as much as they’d like regardless of which race they are registered in. All registrants will receive an official time. However, only those registered as runners are eligible for awards.
  • What distances are your events?
    Seattle Full Marathon: 26.2 miles Seattle Half Marathon: 13.1 miles Seattle Kids Marathon: 1.2 miles (25 miles completed independently before the race) Seattle Marathon Summer Half Marathon: 13.1 miles Seattle Marathon Summer 5K: 3.1 miles Seattle Marathon Summer 10K: 6.2 miles Seattle Marathon Summer Kids Fun Run: approximately 0.6 miles (1k)
  • Can I transfer my registration to another person?
    Yes, you can transfer your registration to another person. New registrant will be asked to pay a $10 fee. To initiate a transfer log into your Race Roster account and click transfer.
  • How do I check to see if I’m already registered?
    You can check to see if you are registered by following the links: Full or Half Marathon - Check if registered Kids Marathon - Check if registered Summer events - Check if registered Add contact info@seattlemarathon.org with any questions about the status of your registration.
  • Do you offer comped entries for elite athletes?
    We offer comped entries for in-person events for athletes who can prove qualifying times within the last 2 years. Please note that we only offer complimentary registration and do not cover any transportation, lodging, food or visa fees. We do not offer comped entry for virtual events. The following is our list of qualifying elite athlete times for our races. 5K 15:45 - Open Men 17:50 - Open Women 17:50 - Open Non-Binary 16:20 - Master's Men 19:00 - Master's Women 19:00 - Master's Non-Binary 10K 34:00 - Open Men 39:00 - Open Women 39:00 - Open Non-Binary 35:00 - Master's Men 41:00 - Master's Women 41:00 - Master's Non-Binary Half Marathon 1:14:00 - Open Men 1:25:00 - Open Women 1:25:00 - Open Non-Binary Full Marathon 2:35:00 - Open Men 3:05:00 - Open Women 3:05:00 - Open Non-Binary Please contact us at info@seattlemarathon.org with proof of your qualifying time(s) within the last 2 years for a comped entry to the corresponding race.
  • What is the online registration processing fee for?
    The processing fee is collected by our registration platform and covers their costs of operation and the credit card transaction cost.
  • What happens if the race is cancelled?
    The Race Organizer reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the Race should there be any Force Majeure (as defined below) conditions that arise. In the event of Race cancellation and/or rescheduling due to the Force Majeure, the Race Organizer has no obligation to refund the paid entry fees to the Participants, and shall not be held responsible for any Risks and Hazards that might happen due to the Race cancellation and/or reschedule. Please note that Force Majeure refers to circumstances or conditions such as war (whether stated or not), violence, social unrest, strikes, outbreaks, accidents, fires, floods, natural disasters, embargoes, legal reasons, or the actions of the government, and other similar events which may occur in the future, in which the Race Organizer has no ability to prevent. Events will take place rain or shine.
  • Can I make changes to my registration after I register?
    Yes. From your Race Roster account, you can edit your registration and update your name, contact information, date of birth, address, gender, estimated finish time, participant shirt size, etc. If applicable, changing event category, or transferring can also be done in your Race Roster account.
  • What happens if I cannot participate for any reason?
    As a policy, we do not offer medical comps, rollovers, or refunds. Feel free to contact us at info@seattlemarathon.org with any questions.
  • What discounts are available for registration?​
    Active Military: For active military members, we offer all of our races at early bird prices. Please contact us at info@seattlemarathon.org for a discount code. Elite athletes: We offer comp entries to runners who can prove a qualifying time within the last 2 years. See qualifying times below. Promotions: We offer multiple promotions throughout the year through social media, through our eNewsletter and through our many partners and community events. The best way to find out about any current promotions is to follow us on social media and subscribe to our eNewsletter. Ambassadors: You can also follow Seattle Marathon ambassadors on their social media for special discounts. See our Ambassador page
  • Is there day-of registration?
    No: Seattle Marathon & Half Marathon Yes: Seattle Kids Marathon Yes: Seattle Marathon Summer Events
  • I see that I’m registered, how do I get a confirmation emailed to me?
    You must sign into your race roster account and choose the event you are registered for. On your event detail page you can click on a link with your confirmation number.
  • Do I have to register online?
    Yes, we are not accepting paper registrations at this time for marathon/half marathon, summer and virtual events. However, some teachers/schools may hand out paper registration forms for the Seattle Kids Marathon.
  • Can I pick up my race packet on race day?
    No: Seattle Marathon & Half Marathon Yes: Seattle Kids Marathon Yes: Seattle Marathon Summer Events For virtual events, packets will be mailed to you after the race date unless otherwise stated on the event page.​
  • Where and when can I pick up my race packet?
    For packet pick up information, see schedules for: Seattle Marathon and Half Marathon Seattle Kids Marathon Seattle Marathon Summer 5k/10k & Kids Fun Run For virtual events, packets will be mailed to you after the race date unless otherwise stated on the event page.​
  • If I’m unable to pick up my race packet during the times listed, what are my options?
    You may send someone else to pick up your packet as long as they can show your confirmation email. If you are unable to send someone else to pick up your packet, contact us. For virtual events, packets will be mailed to you after the race date unless otherwise stated on the event page.​
  • How will I get my results?
    Marathon/Half Marathon: Your results will be accessible through your registration profile immediately following the race. The Seattle Marathon website will post results within 24 hours of the race. The official Results Issue will be published 2-3 weeks after the race. Summer 5k/10k:​ Your results will be accessible through your registration profile immediately following the race. The Seattle Marathon website will post results within 24 hours of the race. The official Results Issue will be published 2-3 weeks after the race. Seattle Kids Marathon & Summer Kids Fun Run: These races are untimed and results are not tracked. However participation is noted in the Results Issue of the accompanying "adult" race. For all VIRTUAL events, you are responsible for reporting your unofficial times through your Race Roster account.​
  • Where are the split times recorded along the course?
    Split times are only recorded for the Seattle Marathon and Half Marathon. Split time information will be updated as available on the marathon page.
  • How are the races being timed?
    All timed events will be timed using embedded tag technology. Each participant is given a special, unique transponder that will be used to record your start and finish time. This disposable timing device is incorporated into each race bib and does not need to be returned after the race. All results are based on net/actual time (not gun time, as previously practiced). Each participant's time will start when they cross the start line. Split times on the marathon and half marathon courses will be also be recorded. 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, belts, water bottles, etc. Please note that kids races are un-timed. Virtual races are self-timed. You may use a tracking app, a watch or other timing method to record your time. Then use your Race Roster account to report your results.
  • May I use my Champion Chip?
    No. This race is timed using timing tags incorporated into each bib. The two systems are not compatible.
  • Will there be pacers?
    Yes. Seattle Marathon & Half Marathon: The Seattle Green Lake Running Group will be our pacers this year for the Full and Half Marathon. They will be providing pacers for a Half Marathon finish time of 1:30, 1:35, 1:45, 1:50, 2:00, 2:05, 2:15, 2:20, 2:30 and 2:50. Full Marathon pacers will be provided for finish times of 3:00, 3:05, 3:10, 3:20, 3:25, 3:30, 3:35, 3:40, 3:50, 3:55, 4:05, 4:20, 5:00, 6:00. Yes. Summer Half Marathon: The Seattle Green Lake Running Group will be our pacers for this year’s Half Marathon. They will be providing pacers for a Half Marathon finish time of 1:30, 1:35, 1:45, 1:50, 2:00, 2:05, 2:15, 2:20, 2:30 No. Summer 5k, 10k & Kids Events
  • Can I bring my MP3 player?
    The use of headsets is highly discouraged but not outright prohibited at our events. As a member of the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA), we follow their guidelines on headset use. RRCA does not encourage headphone use during its member races but does not disallow them as long as they are used safely. For this reason, if you choose to use a headset on the course, you may be asked by a course official to remove them for safety reasons. You are required to comply or face disqualification and removal from the course.
  • Can I bring my bike/skates/skateboard?
    No. No wheels are allowed on the course except for registered wheelchairs and official course vehicles.
  • Can I bring my baby in a stroller/jogger?
    For the Summer 5K/10K, strollers are allowed and respectfully asked to start in the back of the queue for safety reasons. For the Marathon/Half Marathon, strollers are discouraged, but may be permitted to start in the back of the queue for safety reasons.
  • Can I bring my dog?
    For the Summer Events, dogs on leashes are allowed. Owners are responsible for any incidents involving their dogs. For the Marathon & Half Marathon, dogs are not allowed.
  • Can I bring my hydration vest?
    Yes. Hydration vests are allowed at all of our events.
  • Can I bring my Nordic Walking Stick?
    Yes. Participants of the Marathon Walk and Half Marathon Walk are welcome to use walking sticks; however, please be courteous and mindful of participants around you.
  • Will the Boston Marathon check to confirm my time?
    Yes. They will use the finisher list we provide them to check the time you put on your Boston Marathon registration form. Results reported from virtual events cannot qualify for the Boston Marathon.
  • Can the Seattle Marathon be used as a Boston Qualifier?
    Yes. The Boston Marathon accepts qualifying times from the Seattle Marathon. For a list of qualifying times, see the Boston Athletic Association website. We will send a complete list of finishers to the BAA within a couple weeks after the race. Please keep in mind that the timing of available results of the Seattle Marathon and open registration for the Boston Marathon will influence which year you are eligible to apply for the Boston Marathon. Results reported from virtual events cannot qualify for the Boston Marathon.
  • Will there be pacers for Boston qualifying times?
    Yes. There are pacers for many of the Boston qualifying times. For the list of pacer times, please see below. We cannot provide pacers for virtual events.
  • What awards will be given out?
    Marathon/Half Marathon: All finishers will receive a medal corresponding to their race (full/half marathon). The top 3 overall men, women, and non-binary participants will receive non-cash prize packages at the finish line. This applies to in-person races only.​ The top Masters Man, Woman, Non-Binary and the top three active military men, women and non-binary will be given non-cash awards. These awards will be mailed or emailed in the weeks following the race. This applies to in-person races only.​ Top 10 Age Division Awards in 5-year age groupings will be given. Age divisions are 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, and 85 and over. These awards will be mailed or emailed in the weeks following the race. This applies to in-person races only.​ Top 3 Wheelchair participants will also be mailed non-cash awards in the weeks following the race. This applies to in-person races only. To be eligible for awards runners must finish faster than the following prize cutoff times: Top 3 Overall: Full Marathon: 3:10 and Half Marathon: 1:28 Top Masters: Full Marathon: 3:40 and Half Marathon: 1:45 Summer Events: Top 3 overall men, women & non-binary participants in the 5k, 10k and Half Marathon races will receive cash prizes at the finish line, if eligible. To be eligible for awards runners must finish faster than the following prize cutoff times: Top 3 Overall: 5k: 25:00 Top 3 Overall: 10K: 45:00 Top 3 Overall: Half Marathon 1:30 Top 3 Age Division Awards in 10-year age groupings will be emailed non-cash awards in the weeks following the race. Age divisions are as follows: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-89 and 90+. This applies to in-person races only. Top 10 overall active military runners and top masters runners (40+ male, female & non-binary) each event will be emailed non-cash awards in the weeks following the race. Summer Kids Fun Run:​ All finishers will receive a finisher medal. Seattle Kids Marathon:​ All finishers will receive a finisher medal.​ Virtual Events:​ Prizes will be given out based on participation and social media engagement.​
  • Is the finisher medal the same for walkers and runners?
    Yes. The medal is the same.
  • Do you offer prize money?
    No: Marathon/Half Marathon​ Yes: Summer 5k, 10k & Half Marathon To be eligible for awards runners must finish faster than the following prize cutoff times: Top 3 Overall: 5k: 25:00 Top 3 Overall: 10K: 45:00 Top 3 Overall: Half Marathon 1:30 Student athletes are not eligible for cash awards. Any student that accepts cash or merchandise based upon their performance in a sport will lose their amateur standing and will no longer be able to participate in that sport.
  • When will I get my age division award?
    Awards will be mailed out 3-6 weeks after the event.
  • Do you give awards to walkers?
    All walkers will receive the same finisher medal as registered runners. However, walking events are non-competitive and are not eligible for other awards. Registered walkers will still be timed.
  • Are miles and kilometers marked on the course?
    Marathon: Yes. Mile markers are placed on each course (either on portable toilets or on stand-alone signs. Select kilometer signs are not placed on the course this year. Summer 5k, 10k & Half Marathon: Mile markers only are placed on the course.
  • How long is the course open?
    The Marathon & Half Marathon event routes will be opened to vehicle traffic at 2:30pm. You may still finish the race by obeying all normal traffic laws for pedestrians after the course is opened to vehicle traffic, however there will be limited on-course aid stations, Course Marshals and police support at that point. Finish Line staff and essential services will remain until every athlete has completed the event. The Seattle Kids Marathon course will remain open and supported until all participants cross the finish line. The Summer 5k/10k/Half Marathon and Kids Fun Run courses will remain open until the last runner crosses the finish line.
  • What about parking?
    Marathon – Parking at Seattle Center: Here, Street Parking: You may be able to find some street parking in the Queen Anne area north of the Seattle Center. Summer Events: Limited parking is available in the lower lot of Seward Park near the start line. Additional parking is available in the upper lot a short walk from the start line.
  • Are there buses/shuttles?
    Marathon: The Seattle Marathon Association does not provide shuttle service to/from the start/finish. Metro Transit may provide bus service. See their website for details. Summer Events:The Seattle Marathon Association does not provide shuttle service to/from the start/finish. Seattle Metro bus #50 stops close to Seward Park entrance.
  • Where are the best places to watch the runners during the race?
    Full Marathon Arboretum Drumheller Fountain (UW Campus) Green Lake Gasworks Park NE 40th and 7th Ave (near the Ship Canal Bridge) Half Marathon Gasworks Park NE 40th and 7th Ave (near the Ship Canal Bridge) Pedestrian bridge just north of 50th and highway 99 Near Woodland Park Zoo
  • Where can I see the Course Maps and elevation for the races?
    November Full Marathon – Certification coming soon November Half Marathon – Certification coming soon November Kids Marathon – Course August 5k – WA17018RMB August 10k – WA17019RMB August Half Marathon – WA23027RMB
  • Are there shower facilities?
    No, there are no shower facilities available this year.
  • What electrolytes/gels will be available on the course?
    Each water station will have water and Nuun Sport/ Nuun Endurance Select water station will have Huuma Energy Gel
  • What should I wear during the Run/Walk?
    Breathable clothing such as Polypropylene and Coolmax are materials that wick away moisture and keep you at a comfortable temperature. Avoid cotton. Be aware that long runs may cause chafing. Wear appropriate clothing.
  • What is the weather going to be like?
    For the Summer 5K/10K/Kids Fun Run, historically, late August weather in Seattle is sunny and in the mid-70s. For the Marathon, historically, late fall weather in Seattle is cloudy but calm with temperatures in the low to mid 40s. Always expect rain.
  • Will there be live tracking?
    Yes.
  • Where can I sign up to volunteer?
    Marathon/Half Marathon: Sign up online Summer Event 2024: Sign up online
  • What is the Charity Partner Program? How can I make a donation to a Charity Partner?
    Participants have an option to donate to the Charity Partner of their choice via their donation link on our Charity Partner's page. Some partners have opportunities to fund raise and participate in our marathon with their team.
  • Where can I put clothing for after the race?
    For the Summer Events, there will be a bag check tent near the registration area. For the Marathon & Half Marathon, there will be an area for checking clothing near the start/finish line. Details coming soon.
  • Do I get a shirt with my race entry or do I have to pay extra for it?
    Included: Registration to any of our events includes a participant shirt. Full/Half marathon: long-sleeved technical fabric shirt picked up at EXPO. Seattle Kids Marathon: short-sleeved cotton blend shirt picked up at EXPO or with race packet. Summer 5k/10k/Half Marathon: short-sleeved technical fabric shirt picked up with race packet. Summer Kids Fun Run: short-sleeved cotton blend shirt picked up with race packet. Virtual Events: Participant souvenirs vary with each event. Additional: Participants may purchase optional souvenir-type finisher and specialty apparel. Finisher apparel includes special tank tops, jackets, hoodies and tees and must be pre-ordered and picked up with race packet. SHOP FINISHER APPAREL Specialty apparel includes hats, jackets, tees and tanks and may be purchased online, or at EXPO. SHOP SPECIALTY APPAREL
  • How do I order optional finisher apparel?
    You may pre-order finisher shirts when you register for the event. Or, you may purchase them in our shop. Finisher apparel will be available at the events on a limited basis while supplies last.
  • Where do I pick up my pre-ordered finisher apparel?
    Marathon/Half Marathon: Pre-ordered finisher items can be picked upside the Health and Fitness Expo next to the participant shirts. Any items not picked up by the end of the event can be mailed for an additional shipping fee as arranged by contacting info@seattlemarathon.org. Any unclaimed items will be available for sale without refund after a month. Summer Event: Pre-ordered finisher items can be picked up with race packet. For virtual events only, pre-ordered finisher apparel will be mailed with your race packet.
  • What are the start times for your events?
    7:00am: UW Medicine Seattle Marathon 7:30am: UW Medicine Seattle Half Marathon ​9:00 am Seattle Kids Marathon 9:00 am Seattle Marathon Summer Half Marathon 8:30 am Seattle Marathon Summer 5k 9:30 am Seattle Marathon Summer 10k 10:30 am Seattle Marathon Summer Kids Fun Run
  • What are the dates and locations for your events?
    Seattle Marathon: always the Weekend after Thanksgiving, Location TBA 2024: Sunday, December 1st 2025: Sunday, November 30th 2026: Sunday, November 29th Seattle Kids Marathon: always the Weekend after Thanksgiving, Location TBA 2024: Saturday, November 30th 2025: Saturday, November 29th 2026: Saturday, November 28th Seattle Marathon Health & Fitness Expo: At The Westin Seattle, North Tower, 4th Floor​​ 2024: Friday, November 29th & Saturday, November 30th 2025: Friday, November 28th & Saturday, November 29th 2026: Friday, November 27th & Saturday, November 28th Seattle Marathon Summer 5k, 10k, Half Marathon & Kids Fun Run: At Seward Park​ 2024: Saturday, June 22nd 2025: Saturday, June 21st 2026: Saturday, June 20th
  • What is a Virtual Race?
    A Virtual Race is a distance event that you run and time on your own. Typically, you'll choose your distance, your route and your race date and report your results through your Race Roster account. Virtual Race participants receive finisher medals, race souvenirs, course suggestions and other training supports, but do not receive official times, certified courses or day-of-race support.
  • What is the difference between running and walking events?
    All registrants may both run and/or walk as much as they’d like regardless of which race they are registered in. All registrants will receive an official time. However, only those registered as runners are eligible for awards.
  • What distances are your events?
    Seattle Full Marathon: 26.2 miles Seattle Half Marathon: 13.1 miles Seattle Kids Marathon: 1.2 miles (25 miles completed independently before the race) Seattle Marathon Summer Half Marathon: 13.1 miles Seattle Marathon Summer 5K: 3.1 miles Seattle Marathon Summer 10K: 6.2 miles Seattle Marathon Summer Kids Fun Run: approximately 0.6 miles (1k)
  • Can I transfer my registration to another person?
    Yes, you can transfer your registration to another person. New registrant will be asked to pay a $10 fee. To initiate a transfer log into your Race Roster account and click transfer.
  • How do I check to see if I’m already registered?
    You can check to see if you are registered by following the links: Full or Half Marathon - Check if registered Kids Marathon - Check if registered Summer events - Check if registered Add contact info@seattlemarathon.org with any questions about the status of your registration.
  • Do you offer comped entries for elite athletes?
    We offer comped entries for in-person events for athletes who can prove qualifying times within the last 2 years. Please note that we only offer complimentary registration and do not cover any transportation, lodging, food or visa fees. We do not offer comped entry for virtual events. The following is our list of qualifying elite athlete times for our races. 5K 15:45 - Open Men 17:50 - Open Women 17:50 - Open Non-Binary 16:20 - Master's Men 19:00 - Master's Women 19:00 - Master's Non-Binary 10K 34:00 - Open Men 39:00 - Open Women 39:00 - Open Non-Binary 35:00 - Master's Men 41:00 - Master's Women 41:00 - Master's Non-Binary Half Marathon 1:14:00 - Open Men 1:25:00 - Open Women 1:25:00 - Open Non-Binary Full Marathon 2:35:00 - Open Men 3:05:00 - Open Women 3:05:00 - Open Non-Binary Please contact us at info@seattlemarathon.org with proof of your qualifying time(s) within the last 2 years for a comped entry to the corresponding race.
  • What is the online registration processing fee for?
    The processing fee is collected by our registration platform and covers their costs of operation and the credit card transaction cost.
  • What happens if the race is cancelled?
    The Race Organizer reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the Race should there be any Force Majeure (as defined below) conditions that arise. In the event of Race cancellation and/or rescheduling due to the Force Majeure, the Race Organizer has no obligation to refund the paid entry fees to the Participants, and shall not be held responsible for any Risks and Hazards that might happen due to the Race cancellation and/or reschedule. Please note that Force Majeure refers to circumstances or conditions such as war (whether stated or not), violence, social unrest, strikes, outbreaks, accidents, fires, floods, natural disasters, embargoes, legal reasons, or the actions of the government, and other similar events which may occur in the future, in which the Race Organizer has no ability to prevent. Events will take place rain or shine.
  • Can I make changes to my registration after I register?
    Yes. From your Race Roster account, you can edit your registration and update your name, contact information, date of birth, address, gender, estimated finish time, participant shirt size, etc. If applicable, changing event category, or transferring can also be done in your Race Roster account.
  • What happens if I cannot participate for any reason?
    As a policy, we do not offer medical comps, rollovers, or refunds. Feel free to contact us at info@seattlemarathon.org with any questions.
  • What discounts are available for registration?​
    Active Military: For active military members, we offer all of our races at early bird prices. Please contact us at info@seattlemarathon.org for a discount code. Elite athletes: We offer comp entries to runners who can prove a qualifying time within the last 2 years. See qualifying times below. Promotions: We offer multiple promotions throughout the year through social media, through our eNewsletter and through our many partners and community events. The best way to find out about any current promotions is to follow us on social media and subscribe to our eNewsletter. Ambassadors: You can also follow Seattle Marathon ambassadors on their social media for special discounts. See our Ambassador page
  • Is there day-of registration?
    No: Seattle Marathon & Half Marathon Yes: Seattle Kids Marathon Yes: Seattle Marathon Summer Events
  • I see that I’m registered, how do I get a confirmation emailed to me?
    You must sign into your race roster account and choose the event you are registered for. On your event detail page you can click on a link with your confirmation number.
  • Do I have to register online?
    Yes, we are not accepting paper registrations at this time for marathon/half marathon, summer and virtual events. However, some teachers/schools may hand out paper registration forms for the Seattle Kids Marathon.
  • Can I pick up my race packet on race day?
    No: Seattle Marathon & Half Marathon Yes: Seattle Kids Marathon Yes: Seattle Marathon Summer Events For virtual events, packets will be mailed to you after the race date unless otherwise stated on the event page.​
  • Where and when can I pick up my race packet?
    For packet pick up information, see schedules for: Seattle Marathon and Half Marathon Seattle Kids Marathon Seattle Marathon Summer 5k/10k & Kids Fun Run For virtual events, packets will be mailed to you after the race date unless otherwise stated on the event page.​
  • If I’m unable to pick up my race packet during the times listed, what are my options?
    You may send someone else to pick up your packet as long as they can show your confirmation email. If you are unable to send someone else to pick up your packet, contact us. For virtual events, packets will be mailed to you after the race date unless otherwise stated on the event page.​
  • How will I get my results?
    Marathon/Half Marathon: Your results will be accessible through your registration profile immediately following the race. The Seattle Marathon website will post results within 24 hours of the race. The official Results Issue will be published 2-3 weeks after the race. Summer 5k/10k:​ Your results will be accessible through your registration profile immediately following the race. The Seattle Marathon website will post results within 24 hours of the race. The official Results Issue will be published 2-3 weeks after the race. Seattle Kids Marathon & Summer Kids Fun Run: These races are untimed and results are not tracked. However participation is noted in the Results Issue of the accompanying "adult" race. For all VIRTUAL events, you are responsible for reporting your unofficial times through your Race Roster account.​
  • Where are the split times recorded along the course?
    Split times are only recorded for the Seattle Marathon and Half Marathon. Split time information will be updated as available on the marathon page.
  • How are the races being timed?
    All timed events will be timed using embedded tag technology. Each participant is given a special, unique transponder that will be used to record your start and finish time. This disposable timing device is incorporated into each race bib and does not need to be returned after the race. All results are based on net/actual time (not gun time, as previously practiced). Each participant's time will start when they cross the start line. Split times on the marathon and half marathon courses will be also be recorded. 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, belts, water bottles, etc. Please note that kids races are un-timed. Virtual races are self-timed. You may use a tracking app, a watch or other timing method to record your time. Then use your Race Roster account to report your results.
  • May I use my Champion Chip?
    No. This race is timed using timing tags incorporated into each bib. The two systems are not compatible.
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