What is the date for the Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon 2015?November 29, 2015
What is the date for next year's race?The marathon is always the Sunday following Thanksgiving – November 27, 2016.
How long is a marathon?A marathon is 26.2 miles; a half marathon is 13.1 miles.
What happens if I become injured after I enter and cannot participate?There are no medical comps, rollovers or refunds, nor can you transfer your registration to another person.
When and where is the Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon 2015 EXPO?The Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon 2015 EXPO is Friday, November 27, 11:00am-8:00pm, and Saturday, November 28, 11:00am-7:00pm, at The Westin Seattle’s Grand Ballroom, 4th Floor, 1900 5th Ave, Downtown Seattle.
How do I check to see if I'm already registered?You can check to see if you're registered here.
How do I get another registration confirmation emailed to me?You can use the "Check if you're registered" application to have a new email confirmation sent to you. Note the system can only send to the email address we have on file. If you need to change your email address, contact the SMA office by phone at 206.729.3660 or via email at email@example.com.
Can I make changes to my registration after I register?Yes. To add/correct items and change events, contact the SMA office by phone at 206.729.3660 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org through close of late registration. After close of registration, you can make changes at EXPO, November 27th & 28th.
Can I transfer my registration to another person or roll over my registration to the next year?There are absolutely NO transfers, roll overs, or refunds given for any reason, including medical reasons. However, you can change your registration from one event to another. For example, if you registered for the marathon, you may change your registration to the half marathon. If you wish to change from the half marathon to the marathon, you would need to pay the difference between the price you paid for the half marathon and the current price for the marathon.
Can I register Day-of-Race?There are no Day-of-Race registration or event changes. You may register at The Westin Seattle on Friday, November 27th, 11:00am-8:00pm or Saturday, November 28th, 11:00am-8:00pm. Event changes may be made at this time as well.
Can I change my event?Yes. To change events, contact the SMA office by phone at 206.729.3660 or via email at email@example.com through close of late registration. After close of registration, you can change events at EXPO, November 27th & 28th. If you wish to change from the half marathon to the marathon, you would need to pay the difference between the price you paid for the half marathon and the current price for the marathon.
What happens if I am unable to participate in the event after I register?There are no refunds.
Bib & Chip Pickup
When can I pick up my Bib and Chip?Bib and Chip Packet Pickup is on Friday, November 27th, 11:00am-8:00pm, and Saturday, November 28th, 11:00am-8:00pm, at The Westin Seattle. After picking up your packet, go through the EXPO to pick up your participant shirts and Goody Bags. The Seattle Westin is located at 1900 Fifth Avenue in downtown Seattle.
Can I pick up my race packet on Sunday?There is no Day-of-Race Bib and Chip Packet Pick-up. All Bib and Chip Packets must be picked up on Friday November 27th or Saturday November 28th at The Westin Seattle.
Can someone else pick up my packet?Yes. They will need your confirmation postcard or printout, or a note signed by you giving them permission to pick up your packet.
What do I do if I don't have a confirmation card/email?All packets are organized by event and then alphabetically by last name. You will not need a confirmation card to pick up your packet. However, if you are picking up a packet for a friend, you will need his or her confirmation card/email or a note.
Timing & Results
Will I get an email with my results?If you provide an email address you will receive an email with your results, within 10 minutes of crossing the finish line.
How is this race being timed?All events will be timed using the ChronoTrack tag technology. Each participant is given a special, unique transponder that will be used to record your start and finish time. All results are based on Gun-time; however, you will also receive an "actual time," as well as split times along the course.
Where are the splits times recorded along the course?Split times will be recorded at the half way point for each event.
May I use my Champion Chip?No. This race is timed using the ChronoTrack b-tag. The timing tag is incorporated into your race bib. The two systems are not compatible.
Can the Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon 2015 be used as a Boston Qualifier?Yes. The Boston Marathon accepts qualifying times from the Amica Insurance 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.
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.
Will there be pacers for Boston qualifying times?Yes. There are pacers for many of the Boston qualifying times, including 3:05, 3:10, 3:15, 3:25, 3:35, 3:40, 3:45, 4:00, 4:10, 4:25 and 4:40.
How hilly is the course?The course is moderately hilly with long stretches of flat. There is a course map with an elevation chart included in the Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon 2015 Event Guide. You may also view a downloadable PDF of the elevation chart on the Course Info page.
How long is the course open?Due to traffic and safety concerns, it is necessary to officially re-open all event routes to regular vehicular traffic at 2:15pm. This allows for a 7-hour Marathon Walk finish and a 6-hour Marathon Run finish. There will be limited on-course aid stations, Course Marshals, and police support after the course closes. Participants may continue along the course after the official closure by obeying all standard traffic control devices. Finish line staff and essential services will remain until every athlete has completed the event. Additionally, all marathon participants still on the I-90 floating bridge after 10:30am. will be bussed to the end of the bridge and allowed to finish the marathon from there (allows a 24 min/mile pace for walkers and an 16 min/mile pace for runners).
Are miles and kilometers marked on the course?Yes. There is a mile marker for every mile on the course, and there is a kilometer marker every 5 kilometers.
Where are the best places to watch the runners during the race?There are bus-accessible locations on both the marathon and half-marathon routes: a less than half-hour ride on Metro buses near The Westin Seattle will take you to the Lake Washington Blvd-Madrona Park area, 6- or 19-mile point of the half marathon or full marathon, respectively; or to the Lake Washington Blvd-Madison Ave area, 8- or 21-mile point of the half marathon or full marathon, respectively. Buses run several times a day on Sunday to the locations and back. Visit the King County Metro website to plan the trip.
What time does the race start?Marathon Run at 8:15am, Half Marathon Run at 7:30am, Marathon Walk at 7:15am, Half Marathon Walk at 7:45am on Sunday, November 29, 2015.
Where is the Start Line?Seattle Center in front of the Experience Music Project (EMP), between Broad and Harrison on 5th Ave. A map is located in the Official Event Guide and on the Course Info page.
How far is the Start Line from The Westin Seattle?About 3/4 of a mile.
Can I walk to the start from The Westin Seattle?Yes. Head NORTH on 5th Ave. Follow the Monorail track (running above 5th Ave.) to the start at 5th and Harrison. The start is approximately 8 blocks from The Westin Seattle.
What about parking?Street parking around Seattle Center is free on Sunday, and there are also several pay lots in the area. Make sure to allow enough time to find a parking space and walk to the start line. For more info, see the parking map and parking directions on the Course Info page.
Are there buses/shuttles?The Seattle Marathon Association does not provide shuttle service to the start. However, we do provide shuttle service from the Victory Recovery Area to The Westin Seattle after the race. The shuttle is free for participants and $2 for family and friends. Metro Transit provides bus service to the Seattle Center. See their website for details.
Seattle Center Monorail
Seattle Center Monorail will open early at 6:45am for the Seattle Marathon! The Monorail is a fast, direct link between Westlake Center Mall (400 Pine Street) and Seattle Center (close proximity to the start line).
To access Westlake Center station on race day, please use the stairwell/elevator at street level on 5th Avenue between Pine Street and Olive Way (across the street from Nordstrom, under the Monorail beams). The Monorail departs from downtown every 10 minutes and is CASH ONLY. Adult one-way is $2.25, adult roundtrip is $4.50. ORCA cards are not accepted on the Monorail. For more information, visit SeattleMonorail.com.