Event Info


From its humble beginnings in 1970 when a group of friends from the University of Washington decided to hold their own marathon, the Seattle Marathon Family of Events has grown into the largest combination marathon/half marathon in the Northwest and one of the top ten largest in the U.S. That first marathon 45 years ago sported 38 runners. This year, 15,000 participants are expected for the marathon and half marathon walking and running events. Join us November 29th for Seattle's Original Hometown Marathon.


Marathon Walk7:15am
Half Marathon Run7:30am
Half Marathon Walk7:45am
Marathon Run8:15am

Note: Wheelchair/hand crank events start five minutes before the running events.


Rolling course with hilly sections and scenic views of downtown Seattle and Lake Washington. RRCA certified 26.2 and 13.1 mile courses. For your safety, absolutely no animals, bikes, or inline skates allowed on the course or in Memorial Stadium and the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. Strollers will not be allowed on the course at any time. For more info, see the Course Info & Maps page.


Seattle Center – 5th Avenue between Harrison and Mercer Streets, east of the Experience Music Project.


All Marathon and Half Marathon run and walk participants receive a long-sleeved technical fabric shirt and goody bag. Finishers receive a finisher’s medal, certificate of completion, result issue, and individual care, both on the course and following—including food, beverage, space blanket, and availability of medical care, acupuncture, massage and chiropractic care.


Overall Awards: Presented to the top three men and women finishers in both the Marathon and Half Marathon events.

Age Division Awards: Presented to the top ten men and women in each age division in both the Marathon and Half Marathon 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, 85 and over.

Masters Division Awards: Presented to the fastest male and female finishers, age 40 and over, in both events.

Wheelchair/Hand Crank Division Awards: Presented to the fastest male and female wheelchair and hand crank finishers in both events.

Active Military Awards: Presented to the top three male and female finishers in both events who are actively serving in the U.S. military.

Walk Events: Please note that the Marathon Walk and Half Marathon Walk will be timed but are not intended to be race walking competitions as set forth by the USATF. No awards will be presented for these events. Finishers will have their achievement commemorated with an alphabetical listing — including finish time — in the Results Issue.

Award Presentation: Overall 1st – 3rd place awards will be presented to winners at the finish line. Age division and other awards will be mailed 2 – 3 weeks after the event. All awards not picked up on race day will be mailed.


No Day of Race Registration, Bib and Chip pickup or race changes. No refunds, transfers, medical comps or rollovers under any circumstances.