Welcome to the Seattle Marathon!
November 25, 2012

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 42 years ago sported 38 runners. This year, 17,000 participants are expected for the marathon and half marathon walking and running events. Join us November 25th for Seattle's Original Hometown Marathon.

Date: Sunday, November 25, 2012

Start: 5th Avenue between Harrison and Mercer Streets, east of the Experience Music Project.

Events: Marathon Run, Half Marathon Run, Marathon Walk, and Half Marathon Walk

Times: Marathon Walk 7:15am; Half Marathon Run 7:30am; Half Marathon Walk 7:45am; Marathon Run 8:15am

Note: wheelchair events start five minutes before the running events.
Note: No Day of Race Registration, Bib and Chip pickup or race changes. No refunds, transfers, medical comps or rollovers under any circumstances.

Lecture Series: Presented by University of Washington Medical Center. At EXPO, Saturday, November 24, 2012, 11:30am - 12:45pm, The Westin Seattle, Vashon Room. Free and open to the public.
Course: Rolling course with hilly sections and scenic views of downtown Seattle and Lake Washington. RRCA and AIMS 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.

Amenities: All Marathon and Half Marathon run and walk participants receive a Saucony 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.

Awards: Awards are presented 10 deep in 5-year incremental age divisions. Age divisions are 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, and 85 and over. Continuing this year, we will have a first, second and third place overall award in the full and half marathon for men and women who are active military. There are no awards for the non-competitive walking events.

Pacers: We will have the Super Jock ‘n Jill/Chuckit Pacer Team for the Full and Half Marathon. They will be providing pacers for a Half Marathon finish time of 1:30, 1:35, 1:45, 1:52, 2:00, 2:07, 2:15, 2:22 and 2:30. Full Marathon pacers will be provided for finish times of 3:00, 3:10, 3:15, 3:20, 3:30, 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30 and 4:45. Additional pace times will be provided by Team in Training as follows: half marathon finish times of 3:00 and 3:15 and full marathon finish times of 5:00, 5:30 and 6:00. Some of these pace times correspond with Boston Marathon qualifying times. Check the Boston Athletic Association website for more details. If you would like more info about the Super Jock ‘n Jill/Chuckit Pacers, ask at the Pacer booth at EXPO from 11:00am–6:00pm Friday, November 23, 2012 and 11:00am–6:00pm Saturday, November 24, 2012.

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