Last 26.2 of the Year

Sat December 28, 2019 Seattle, WA US 98103 Directions

Marathon & Relay

6:50AM PST - 1:00PM PST

Last 13.1 of the Year & Relay

6:50AM PST - 1:00PM PST
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

7300 West Green Lake Dr N
Seattle, WA US 98103

Join us for our FREE, fourth annual marathon around the neighborhoods of Seattle. Run solo or split the full distance however you like with a relay team.

The route has plenty of awesome places along the way: Green Lake, Golden Gardens beach, Ballard Locks, Magnolia bluff, Elliot Bay trail, Olympic Sculpture Park, Pike Place and downtown Seattle, Broadway on Capitol Hill, a stroll through Interlaken Park, Montlake, and Husky Stadium (Light Rail station), the Burke Gilman trail with views of South Lake Union, and the Fremont Troll (1 block off route). There are a couple notable climbs, so make sure you train on some hills to avoid the notorious "wall" on the final stretch.

Race Parking and Start/Finish is located at the Green Lake north parking lot, at 7300 West Green Lake Dr N, Seattle WA

6:40 AM:
Suggested arrival time to pick up your bib
7:05 AM: Pre-race announcements
7:15 AM: Race Start
8:30 AM: Mile 6 Aid Closes
10:15 AM: Mile 13.1 Aid Closes
11:45 AM: Mile 20 Aid Closes
1:15 PM: Race Cutoff, Finish Line Closes


The start area is inside the parking lot. The lot will fill up due to the number of participants we have this year, but you should be able to find street parking nearby. Please allow 5-10 minutes to find parking.


The forecast looks cold and clear. Expect near freezing temperatures with mostly cloudy skies. Remember to bring a warm layer, and check for rain in the forecast! If there's ice on the ground, be extremely cautious, especially near the Ballard Locks where you will pass over some pedestrian bridges.


We'll provide water and electrolyte drink, at three aid stations and the finish area. Some light snacks should also be available (like bananas, chips, cookies, candy).

Three volunteer aid stations will be available: mile 6 at Ballard Locks entrance, mile 13 on the Elliot Bay Trail near the waterfront, and mile 20 near Husky Stadium after Montlake Bridge.




Rainier Timing is generously offering to chip time this race again! As well as provide headlamps and beanies for prizes to top finishers, and candy canes and hot chocolate for all at the finish line.

When you pick up your bib on race morning, please make sure you wear the bib pinned to the outermost, front-facing layer so we can easily identify you on the course and at the finish. Bibs will have timing chips so please try not to crumple them.



We are providing a downloadable course map which we suggest loading onto your phone or GPS watch to avoid getting lost. We'll also paper copies of a map and instruction sheets. 

26.2 mile route:
13.1 mile route option: 

We'll mark turns turns on the sidewalk/pavement with purple arrows for 2019, but you will be expected to have some basic navigational skills to successfully complete this route. Roads will remain open as usual, since this is a free event, so please be safe out there and watch out for cars, cyclists, walkers, and runners.



Similar to previous years, we will have custom wood etched "medals" available at the finish area.

See you on Saturday morning!

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