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5K RACE

Event Info

SEATTLE MARATHON 5K RACE

If you’ve never been involved with the Seattle Marathon family of events, the 5K Run/Walk is a great introduction! This 3.1 mile race is perfect for both runners and walkers. Use it as a warm-up for the Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon and Half Marathon, or create a fun, family outing to burn off some of those Thanksgiving Day calories. Treat your out-of-town guests to stunning views of Seattle while doing something healthy for the entire family.

THE EVENT

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29START TIME
5k Run & Walk8:30am

THE COURSE

This year’s USATF-certified course starts at 5th Avenue & Harrison Street near the Experience Music Project, travels south down 5th Avenue, turns right on Cedar Street, turns left on 2nd Avenue, continues down 2nd Avenue until the turnaround point at University Street, then heads back up 2nd, travels through Seattle Center and turns right on Mercer Street and right on 4th Avenue, then finishes in Memorial Stadium.

THE START

Seattle Center – 5th Avenue and Harrison Street, northeast of the Experience Music Project

STROLLERS WELCOME

The ADA-compliant course is wheelchair- and stroller-friendly. We ask that walkers and parties with strollers start toward the end of the line to reduce crowding and allow runners to achieve their best time. Wheelchair and handcrank participants will start a few minutes before the rest of the 5K participants.

CLOTHING CHECK

Clothing check is located by the bib & chip packet pickup and day-of-race registration area near 5th Ave & Harrison St. Clothing Check will be available to race participants starting at 7:00am. Bags will be available for you to put your belongings in, and all bags must be clearly marked with your bib number. They will be available for pick up inside Memorial Stadium. Under no circumstances should you bring valuables, as the Seattle Marathon Association is not responsible for lost or stolen articles. Clothing check bags that are left behind may be claimed at the Seattle Marathon Association office after December 1st.

T-SHIRTS & GOODY BAGS

All finishers receive a complimentary short sleeve, Saucony t-shirt and goody bag. Finishers pick up their t-shirt and goody bag after the race.

RESULTS

Unofficial results will be posted near the finish line as soon as they are available. A complete listing of official results will be posted at www.seattlemarathon.org shortly after the race.

TIMING

The race is timed using ChronoTrack tag technology on a USATF-certified course. Your tag is incorporated into your bib. Your results cannot be posted unless the bib and tag is worn in the proper manner. For more info and instructions on proper tag use, see the Timing page.

FIRST MILE CHALLENGE

Awards will be given for the best first-mile split time in addition to the best overall 5K time. To be eligible for the First Mile Challenge award, a participant must complete the full 5K distance.

AWARDS

  • Awards will be given for the top three overall runners (male & female), the top three age division runners (male & female), and top masters runners (40+ male & female) for both the First Mile Challenge and full 5K distance.
  • The overall men's and women's winner will receive a gift certificate for South Sound Running.
  • Age divisions are as follows: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60+
  • Double dipping from both overall and age division is allowed for both the First Mile Challenge and 5K distances.
  • All First Mile Challenge and 5K distance times will be based on the official time, or gun time, per USATF rules.
  • Note: All awards will be mailed out the week after the race.

EXPO REGISTRATION AVAILABLE

5K registration will be available at EXPO on Friday Nov 28th for $40. Day of Race registration will be available on Saturday Nov 30th for $45 near the 5K start line. See the 5K registration page for all registration options.

RACE DAY SCHEDULE

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29TIME
Day-of-race registration7:00 - 8:00am
Day-of-race packet pick-up7:00 - 8:15am
5K Run & Walk starts8:30am