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— WHEN AND WHERE —
Saturday, December 26th, 2021 7:00 AM: Suggested arrival time to pick up your bib 7:25 AM: Pre-race announcements 7:30 AM: Race Start 8:45 AM: Mile 6 Aid Closes 10:30 AM: Mile 13.1 Aid Closes 12:00 PM: Mile 20 Aid Closes 1:30 PM: Race Cutoff, Finish Line Closes
— PARKING —
The start area is inside the parking lot. The lot may fill up due to the number of participants we have this year, but you should be able to find street parking nearby. Please allow a few additional minutes to find parking.
— WHAT TO BRING / WEATHER —
It's usually cold with light rain, and temperatures near 40°F. Remember to bring a warm layer just in case.
— TIMING —
Rainier Running is generously offering to time this race again. We'll do manual timing this year, so be sure to check in with the finish line timer person.
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.
— AID STATIONS —
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 should 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.
— RELAY TEAMS —
Teams are allowed to split the course in any way they like. Feel free to park along the course, cheer on your runners, and exchange your runners along the route.
The last runner on your team needs to wear the bib across the finish line. A minimum of one team member, such as the captain or first runner, can pick up the team bib at the starting line. You can either wear the bib through the entire course or just hand the bib to the last runner before they start running.
The suggested exchanges are:
Mile 6 at the Ballard Locks entrance — NW 54th St & 32nd Ave NW
Mile 13 on the Elliot Bay Trail — adjacent to the large industrial Louis Dreyfus Corporation
Mile 20 at the UW Light Rail station — at the bottom of the large ramp to UW campus, Montlake Blvd NE & Walla Walla Rd NE
— NAVIGATING THE COURSE —
We are providing a downloadable course map which we suggest loading onto your phone or GPS watch to avoid getting lost. You may download the GPX file from MapMyRun and use it in almost any mapping application.
26.2 mile route: https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/4766322070
13.1 mile route option: https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2834312572
Turns will not be marked this year, so you will be expected to have some navigational skills to 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.
— NO RACE MEDALS —
Unlike previous years, we will NOT have custom wooden medals available.
Be sure to take selfies and photos so you can remember your event! And please share them with us as well.
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