Saturday, November 28 2020
Seattle, WA 98101
NEW Virtual Option Available
The Seattle Kids Marathon fall program is structured to allow children—kindergarten through eighth grade—to complete a full 26.2 mile marathon at a rate that is fun and safe for their growing bodies “one mile at a time.” It also encourages them to eat 26 good meals, read 13 books and perform 13 do-rights (good deeds).
Join together on November 28th at Seattle Center to run the final mile together or stay close to home and run your final mile solo or with your small training group.
Return entry forms:
Mail to: Seattle Marathon Association
PO Box 31849
Seattle, WA 98103
Must be postmarked by 11/10/2020
Must be received by 11/20/2020
No Bandits. All runners on the course must be wear a bib. The First Tech Seattle Kids Marathon does not allow Bandits on the course. Please show your support for our event by registering.
SCHEDULE - IN PERSON EVENT
PRE-RACE: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2020
REGISTRATION / Bib Pickup
11:00am - 8:00pm
Westin Seattle, 1900 5th Ave
RACE DAY: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2020
Day-of-Race Registration / Bib Pickup
7:00am - 9:30am
Memorial Stadium, Seattle
5th & Republican
Race Day Recovery Area
10am - 12:00pm
Exhibition Hall, Seattle Center
START A TEAM AND HAVE MORE FUN RUNNING TOGETHER
Every Seattle Kids Marathon participant starts their running journey because one dedicated adult decides to make a difference. This can be a parent, teacher, counselor, or coach. It can be anyone with a passion for igniting the joy of running and inspiring kids to move and achieve more. It can be YOU. And the Seattle Kids Marathon fall program makes it easy.
We provide the resources you need to get started and to keep your runners engaged as they work towards their marathon goal.
PRE-RACE: MONDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2020
Virtual race packets will be mailed to registered participants.
All participants that register after 10/1/2020 will be mailed within two days of registration
HOW TO COMPLETE THE PROGRAM
Find a safe place to run.
Walk or run 25 miles, eat 26 good meals, read 13 books and perform 13 do-rights (good deeds) before November 27th.
Come to the Seattle Center on Saturday, November 28, 2020 to run the final 1.2 miles of your Marathon or set up a final mile celebration close to home!
TRAINING TIPS FOR YOUR MARATHON
Wear running shoes or sneakers and socks. Proper footwear helps prevent foot problems.
Run/walk with a friend. You can encourage each other that way.
Talk while you run/walk, you can maintain the perfect pace that way.
Stretch your legs before you run. Stretching helps prevent injuries. Hold each stretch for 20 seconds without bouncing up and down.
Drink lots of water after you run and throughout the day. Water helps muscles do their work.
Get plenty of sleep. Your muscles need lots of rest so you can keep running/walking every day.
Eat a well-balanced diet including lots of protein and carbohydrates. Your body needs fuel to do its work!
TRAINING SCHEDULE FOR YOUR MARATHON
Below is a training schedule with suggested distances or you may set up your own schedule. If you can only run or walk a little, keep trying. If you run or walk more than a mile per day, great! If you play a lot of soccer or other sports where you run a lot, this may be easy. Just remember to space your workouts so you are prepared to run or walk the final distance on Marathon Saturday! Early completion of the program is not recommended. The schedule leaves Saturdays and Sundays available for make up days or to give you a rest day during the week. It is important to keep track of your progress toward your goal. As you complete each mile, color or mark off each mile on the Run-O-Meter.
6 weeks before race day: .5 mile / weekday = 2.5 miles total
5 weeks before race day: .5 mile / weekday = 5 miles total
4 weeks before race day: 1 mile / weekday = 10 miles total
3 weeks before race day: 1 mile / weekday = 15 miles total
2 weeks before race day: 1 mile / weekday = 20 miles total
1 weeks before race day: 1 mile / weekday = 25 miles total
Race Day! Saturday, Nov 28: 1.2 miles = 26.2 miles total
1. The first 25 miles are “honor” miles. Kids get the most from this experience if they earn these miles. Measure a safe, secure route, which will allow easy record keeping. A typical city block for example, is approximately 1/4 mile around. The track at the local high school is 1/4 mile around. You can even measure a route inside your home and run/walk it to reach the mileage goal. We encourage you to join your kids and being active a family goal.
2. As your marathoner completes his/her goals, he/she can keep track of progress using the following trackers:
Daily record keeping is a lesson as kids chart their progress toward their goal.
3. Kids get the following awards for finishing each of these mileposts:
13 Books: A special certificate
13 Do Rights: A special certificate
26 Good Meals: A special certificate
5 miles: chain & shoe token and award certificate
10 miles: 10 mile award certificate & token
15 miles: 15 mile award certificate & token
20 miles: 20 mile award certificate & token
25 miles: 25 award token
Final 1.2 miles: Kids will receive their T-shirt, finisher medal & certificate
Make the awards presentation a special time. Recognition is important!
4. The final 1.2 miles will start at 10:00am on Saturday November 28, 2020 at the Seattle Center. Kids and parents should arrive no later than 9:00am at the kids staging area located inside Memorial Stadium north bleachers. We will have pre-event activities and an award presentation. Make sure to bring your tracking meters so we can post them at the event on Race Day! Kids, parents and race officials will move from there to the Start Line together.
5. Please Note! Parents/Coaches, you may run with your child, but it is not mandatory. If you do choose to run, you will be required to wear a bib/runners number. For safety, no one is allowed on the course without a bib. Each child may have one adult accompanying them. Every child who enters the event will be given two bibs with the same number—one for the child and one for an accompanying adult. For lost parent/child reasons, the child and adult bibs will both contain the child’s information. If you have a younger child in a stroller accompanying you, that child will have to be entered in the event and have a bib number to be on the course.
RACE DAY INFORMATION
BIB & SHIRT PICK UP
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 27, 2020
11:00am to 8:00pm
Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon Health and Fitness Expo
1900 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
*The EXPO at the Westin Seattle provides a great opportunity to participate in the total "marathon experience."
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 28 2020
7:30am to 9:30am
First Tech Seattle Kids Marathon Memorial Stadium
401 5th Ave North, Seattle, WA 98109
START TIMES + LOCATION
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28 2020 @ 10:00 am
The race starts at 10:00am on Saturday November 28, 2020 at the Seattle Center on Republican Street just outside of Memorial Stadium. Kids and parents should arrive no later than 9:00am at the kids staging area located inside Memorial Stadium in the north bleachers, to meet with team leaders, friends and participate in pre-event activities.
Nearly 1,000 runners are expected to participate in this year’s First Tech Seattle Kids Marathon. Please allow time for traffic, parking and check-in.
Kids, parents and race officials will move as a group from inside Memorial Stadium to the Start Line on Republican St. You are encouraged to accompany your marthoners to the start line and if you wish, run; walk with them.
Map - check back soon for a map of the 2020 course
Spectators can watch participants along the course or as finishers approach inside Memorial Stadium.
Participants will cross the Finish Line inside Memorial Stadium, receive their participant medal, space blanket and water before heading to the post race festival inside the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall.
Participants and families are encouraged to celebrate their marathon completion at our post-race recovery area. Collect a goody bag, visit with sponsors, vendors, drink hot cocoa and enjoy some snacks. VRA open from 10am-Noon
MarathonFoto is the Official Photographer of the First Tech Seattle Kids Marathon. Smile when you see their photographers in the bright yellow vests and make sure your bib number is clearly centered and visible so they will be able to identify you. MarathonFoto will also be at the finish line area taking photos to help you celebrate your accomplishment. View and order your photos within 1 to 3 days after the race at www.marathonfoto.com.
PARKING + TRANSPORTATION
The Seattle Marathon Association does not provide transportation to the Start Line. Local pay lots and street parking are available at or near the Seattle Center. The parking garage at Fourth and Mercer will open at 5:45 am. We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservation app.To reserve your parking spot, visit The Seattle Marathon SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.
New to SpotHero? Click here to download the SpotHero app.
Be sure to allow time to park and walk to the Start Line.
TAKING THE MONORAIL
The Seattle Center Monorail provides fast transportation between the Seattle Center and Westlake Center. On weekends, trains run every 5-10 minutes from 8:30am-11pm.
WALKING TO THE START LINE FROM THE WESTIN SEATTLE
For participants staying at The Westin Seattle, the Start Line is a 0.9 mile walk from the hotel. Head north on 5th Ave. Follow the Monorail track (running above 5th Ave.) to the start at 5th and Harrison.
For information on Metro Transit bus routes serving the Seattle Center, see the Metro website or call 206.553.3000.
Come prepared for a variety of weather conditions. Average temperature for late November is mid-40s (7 deg. C) with cloudy and calm skies. Late fall weather in Seattle is very unpredictable. There is always a chance of rain, wind, and colder temperatures.