The Seattle Marathon and half marathon is an annual event that happens on the Sunday following Thanksgiving. This race features a very scenic route with a number of small hills that will pose a challenge to any level of runner. The marathon started in 1970 with a small group of friends and has grown to be one of the largest events in the Pacific Northwest.
In recent years the Seattle Marathon and half marathon have attracted a field of around 15,000 runners, making it one of the top ten largest marathons in the United States.
The marathon and half marathon courses are both USATF and RRCA certified courses. Both routes begin near the Seattle Center and head through downtown and out towards Lake Washington. Half marathon runners follow the lakeshore all the way back to the start area. Runners in the full marathon get to cross the floating I-90 bridge, then follow and extended out and back course along the lake before following the half marathon route back into Seattle.
Seattle Marathon Results
Click the links below to see Seattle Marathon and half marathon results for recent years
The Seattle Marathon does have a walkers category, so if you plan on walking this event then it will be possible. Due to the size of the run race day sign ups are not typically allowed so it is recommended that you sign up for the marathon well in advance. The Seattle Marathon is a Boston qualifier, and there are typically pacers for various Boston qualifying times.
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