The Seattle Marathon Association would like to thank all of our new and returning sponsors for the Seattle Marathon family of events. Without their support, we could not provide our participants the same level of service we have provided in the past years. Please return the favor, and support the sponsors below by using their products and services.
Title Sponsor of the Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon 2014
Amica Mutual Insurance Company, the country’s oldest mutual insurer of automobiles, was founded in 1907 on a simple principle that has always guided its business practices: satisfy the customer. In fact, Amica has consistently received recognition for exemplary customer service from national consumer publications.
Amica consistently earns high ratings from financial and insurance industry organizations. A.M. Best Company rates Amica A++ (Superior), its highest rating. But perhaps the best indication of Amica’s success is the number of satisfied people it counts as customers. Amica has a 93.6 percent customer retention rate, which is among the highest in the industry.
Amica employs more than 3,200 people in 40 offices across the country, including two offices in Washington State. In addition to automobile insurance, Amica also writes homeowners, personal umbrella liability and marine insurance. Life coverage is available through Amica Life Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary. For more information, call 866-512-6422 or visit www.amicaWashington.com.
Official Medical Coverage Sponsor
University of Washington Medical Center
With a mission to improve the health of the public, UW Medicine provides primary and specialty care to patients throughout the Pacific Northwest, trains medical professionals and scientists, and conducts biomedical and health services research. Our system includes Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest.
Every year, our four hospitals manage more than 64,000 patient admissions and nearly 1.6 million outpatient and emergency visits. Our teams of faculty and staff provide everything from primary care, sports medicine care and cardiology to high-risk pregnancy and neonatal care, organ transplantation, oncology and the neurosciences. UW Medicine’s 2,300 employed faculty and more than 4,600 volunteer and part-time clinical faculty include three living Nobel Laureates, 32 members of the National Academy of Sciences and 33 members of the Institute of Medicine.
U.S. News & World Report has consistently ranked UW Medicine facilities and programs among the best nationally and regionally. UW Medicine faculty are second in the nation in research funding from the National Institutes of Health.
UW Medicine is affiliated with Seattle Children’s, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the Veteran’s Affairs Healthcare System in Seattle, and the Boise VA Medical Center in Boise, Idaho. We share in the ownership and governance of the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and Children’s University Medical Group. Visit uwmedicine.org for details.
Official Water Sponsor
TalkingRain, a Northwest Original, has been creating great tasting, refreshing, zero calorie beverages including Sparkling ICE for 26 years. TalkingRain is committed to helping communities and is proud to be a supporter of the Seattle Marathon since 2004. We congratulate all the 2014 participants!
Official Shoe Sponsor
Hoka One One
HOKA ONE ONE is the original oversize shoe brand that features maximum cushioning and protection. Our shoes are oversized relative to other brands and are designed to promote natural foot motion functionality due to a uniquely shaped midsole. HOKA ONE ONE is proud to sponsor the 2014 Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon!
Official Protein Sponsor
EAS Sports Nutrition
Abbott, the maker of EAS, helped pioneer the development of specialized nutrition products for athletes and fitness enthusiasts. Abbott produces premier sports nutrition products for people whose active lifestyles benefit from specialized nutritional support, in conjunction with a well-balanced diet, to help fuel their athletic performance. Abbott is committed to using sound research and science to create high quality sports nutrition products to help athletes and fitness enthusiasts train and perform their best. For more information, visit www.eas.com, www.facebook.com/easbrand or www.youtube.com/easbrand.
Gentle Giant Moving Company is an award winning moving company with more than 30 years of experience offering the highest quality moving, storage facilities, and packing for moving. Our team of more than 200 competent, caring movers and moving specialists provide professional moving services to more than 10,000 customers each year. Whether moving a large home across the country, or simply moving a studio apartment a few blocks, our highly trained employees are equipped to complete the move safely and efficiently, eliminating the stress from an otherwise challenging task.
Gatorade has shaken things up and introduced a new symbol for the brand—“G” represents the heart, hustle and soul of a run. From breaking that first sweat during training to crossing the finish line of a race, Gatorade G Series Pro Endurance Formula will be there for every step, helping Amica Seattle Marathon runners experience their “G” moment and perform at their best. G Series Pro Endurance Formula, a specialized sports drink with approximately twice the sodium (200 mg) of Gatorade(r) Thirst Quencher and the same carbohydrate energy to fuel working muscles, will be served on course to keep runners properly hydrated and fueled.
Founded in 1976, Seattle Weekly has been the premiere source for entertainment, culture, and narrative journalism for more than 3 decades. While maintaining its roots as a free weekly newspaper, Seattle Weekly has become a daily presence on seattleweekly.com providing real-time news and analysis from the city, as well as comprehensive coverage of the local food and music communities.
Honey Bucket is again pleased to provide clean, portable rest rooms for the Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon 2014. Honey Bucket can meet any portable sanitation needs for special events, construction or agriculture. Call us at 800.444.2371.
Heritage Bank has been creating financial solutions for the needs of our neighbors since 1927. We are known as the “quality bank” because our staff works together as a team, focused on building lasting relationships to help customers reach their financial goals. We are dedicated to exceeding customers’ expectations. Combine this with a devoted focus on giving back to the communities through contributions and staff volunteer efforts, and you have exactly what customers and communities deserve from their local bank.
At Heritage Bank, you’ll receive the personal attention you deserve.
YOUR SUCCESS IS OUR VISION.
The Westin Seattle
The Westin Seattle is located in downtown Seattle and has proudly served as our race headquarters hotel for the past 17 years. Recharge in one of their 891-smoke free rooms designed to provide the ultimate in tranquility and comfort. The Westin Seattle’s quality accommodations, expert food preparation and service, spectacular views of the city and knowledgeable, courteous staff contribute immeasurably to the success of our event.
As the world’s largest producer and marketer of high quality fresh fruit and fresh vegetables and with a growing line of packaged and frozen foods, the DOLE brand is synonymous with high quality standards and satisfaction. Dole has earned this reputation over the last 154 years thanks to its unwavering commitment to fulfill its customers’ needs and consumers’ expectations in the critical areas of quality assurance, food safety, traceability, environmental responsibility and social accountability.
On The Run Events
Ontherunevents.com has been serving the running community with online information since 1995. Site visitors can search our extensive calendar for runs, walks andmulti-sport events. You can register for events online, find a running club or chat with other runners. Visitors can find tips on training, look up race results, view event photos and find great online deals on running gear. So fire up your browser and pack a lunch, you could be there awhile!
“This stuff just works!” From 1991 to today, athletes the world over have come to the same conclusion: GU works. Our Berkeley-based sports nutrition company was founded with GU Energy Gel, a revolutionary and more effective method to keep athletes fueled during exercise. Since then, GU has continued to improve the recipe, incorporating the latest scientific research into its products and has introduced Roctane Ultra Endurance gel, Chomps Ultra Performance Energy Chews, Electrolyte Brew, and Recovery Brew. Throughout our history we've been striving to do one thing: help athletes go faster and longer than ever before. Learn more about GU and our performance sports nutrition products at www.guenergy.com.
Bradley Kirschner, CPA is the accounting firm for the Seattle Marathon Association and a twelfth year sponsor. We wish to thank him for all his support and hope you will contact the firm at 206.378.1886 for all your accounting needs.
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Chipotle Mexican Grill is dedicated to changing the way people think about food by finding the very best ingredients raised with respect for the animals, the environment and the farmers they are sourced from. Chipotle is committed to helping educate people about the importance of sustainability and their right to know where food comes from, in the hopes of effecting change and building awareness around food-related issues.
MarathonFoto is the established leader in race photography with three decades of experience—over 8 million participants and 3250 races photographed. View and order photos at www.marathonfoto.com.
The Greek Gods
Experience the Myth® with The Greek Gods® brand Greek Style Yogurt and Kefir. The Greek Gods products are not only delicious, rich and creamy but are also gluten free and contain probiotics. Available in a wide range of flavors including Honey, Traditional Plain, Honey Vanilla, Honey Strawberry and Honey Salted Caramel. An ideal pre or post-workout snack, enjoy our yogurts and Kefir on their own or with your favorite mix-ins or toppings.
MOViN 92.5—Songs from Today and Back in your School Days.
Bigelow Tea Company
Based in Fairfield, CT and 100% family owned, the Bigelow Tea Company pioneered the specialty tea category nearly 70 years ago. The three-generational company takes pride in its heritage and successful growth from a one-product, entrepreneurial venture into America’s leading specialty tea company. Producing 1.7 billion tea bags annually, the Bigelow Tea line includes more than 130 varieties of Flavored, Traditional, Green, Organic, Herbal, Decaffeinated and Iced teas — including its flagship specialty tea flavor, “Constant Comment®,” an all-time American favorite.
Visit us at the Victory Recovery Area after the race to learn the exciting story of Bigelow Tea. The Bigelow Mobile Tea Bar will be on hand to welcome and inspire tea lovers with fascinating lore and tempting flavors of the world’s favorite brewed beverage.
Seanet is proud to provide Internet services to the Seattle Marathon Association. Locally owned and operated since 1994, Seanet serves residential and business customers in the Greater Puget Sound region, offering Nationwide Dialup, Broadband, Web hosting and Server Colocation services all backed by our local Technical Support staff.
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.
Planning a trip? Please visit our website, visitseattle.org, for useful information on things to see and do, places to eat, shop and stay, and helpful advice on how to plan your perfect getaway to Seattle. Visit Seattle is a non-profit economic development agency responsible for marketing the Seattle area as a destination for individual travelers, conventions, and tour groups.
Bastyr University provides professional Naturopathic and Acupuncture Sports Medicine services to race participants in the Victory Recovery Area. The service is free of charge. If you’ve never seen a Naturopathic Physician or had acupuncture but are curious about it, here’s your chance to try it out! There’s no need to sign up in advance. Just stop by their booth for walk-in service.
Washington Sports Massage Team
The American Massage Therapy Association of Washington will be providing massages once again at the Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon 2014. Sign up for a massage on your entry form.
Washington State Chiropractic Association
The Washington State Chiropractic Association Sports Council is teaming up with the UW Medical Center in a mobile clinic to provide complete chiropractic care, emergency medical assistance and clinical support to athletes of the Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon 2014. Look for WSCA at the finish line where chiropractors will be on hand alongside massage and acupuncture in the Victory Recovery Area.
Super Jock‘n Jill
Super Jock ‘n Jill’s goal is to help every customer make the best buying decision to suit their personal fitness needs. At Super Jock ‘n Jill we want to keep you healthy! Since 1975 it has been our pleasure to support Northwest runners and walkers with the best shoes and clothing available, and by sponsoring camps, clinics, races and training groups around Puget Sound. Super Jock ‘n Jill is located near Greenlake in Seattle Washington.
Fleet Feet Sports Seattle
At Fleet Feet Sports Seattle, we hope to become more than just a store where you shop. We want to inspire you to meet your fitness goals, even those you haven't dreamed of yet. We want to be your support and provide you with resources for your running, walking, and fitness needs. We want to be a fun running hub where you join fun events, meet up with your running buddies, and get to know new runners and walkers. We want to be a vital part of your community.
Visit us at www.fleetfeetseattle.com.
Poulsbo Running opened in April of 2006 with a simple goal: provide the Kitsap peninsula with a specialty store that could address the needs of the active lifestyle. Whether running, walking, swimming, cycling, or hiking in the woods we have what you need to be successful.
Visit us at www.poulsborunning.com.
Running Elements Bellevue
Running Elements is the East-side’s new answer to all your running and walking needs. ‘RE’ may have opened just this April, but its staff is full of product and running knowledge. The owner, Ginny Morris, has been a marathoner and running coach for over 30 years, completing over 60 full marathons. Whether or not you’re a seasoned runner, or just starting, she is full of useful information and motivation.
When you come to the store, you will be offered a complimentary gait analysis and shoe fitting with a wide variety of brands. While you’re trying out your shoes you can also check out quality apparel from Mondetta Performance Gear, Brooks, Asics, Moving Comfort, Handful and Skirt Sports. There’s also a great fueling selection between Gu, Clif, Nuun and Hammer Nutrition. Running Elements also hosts weekly Tuesday night run groups from the store so feel free to join and pick the staff’s brain on anything to do with your training.
West Seattle Runner
Professionally fitting runners from toe to head. West Seattle’s first and only specialty running store located on the corner of California and Charlestown between the Admiral and Alaska junctions. Call us at 206.938.0545.