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Choose Between Two Options
- $115 for entry in the Seattle Marathon for one ($135 value)
- $85 for entry in the Seattle Half Marathon for one ($105 value)
The events take place on Sunday, November 29. Marathon walkers begin at 7:15 a.m., while runners start at 8:15 a.m. Those walking the half marathon begin at 7:45 a.m., while those running start at 7:30 a.m.
The course winds through downtown, along Lake Washington, and through the Arboretum. Water and aid stations will be available approximately every two miles. All participants receive complimentary long-sleeved shirts and goody bags.
Seattle Marathon Association
In 1970, a group of friends from the University of Washington decided to hold their own running event: 38 of them participated, and 31 completed the full 26.2 miles that compose a marathon. It was a humble genesis for the Seattle Marathon, which has steadily grown into one of the largest running events in the country. In fact, in 2015, more than 15,000 people are expected to participate, descending upon the Emerald City from all 50 states and even from beyond American borders.
The Seattle Marathon Association (SMA) nurtures the event's year-to-year success. Governed by a 10-member board of directors, this non-profit organization strives to hold the best race possible—for the runners, sure, but also for the sponsors and local economy. That's part of the reason why each event's course—be it the full marathon or the August 10K—takes into account space for spectators, who can watch the race at several viewing posts in case they can't manage to sling a saddle over the back of a transport bird.