Seattle Center
Seattle, Washington 98105

Event Info

If you’ve never been involved with the Seattle Marathon family of events, the 5K Run/Walk is a great introduction! This 3.1 mile race is perfect for both runners and walkers. Use it as a warm-up for the Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon and Half Marathon, or create a fun, family outing to burn off some of those Thanksgiving Day calories. Treat your out-of-town guests to stunning views of Seattle while doing something healthy for the entire family.
The Course

This year’s course is slightly revised from 2009. The 5K start is at the Seattle Center near 3rd & Mercer, travels south down 5th Avenue, turns right on Cedar Street, turns left on 2nd Avenue, continues down 2nd Avenue until the turnaround point at Seneca Street, then heads back up 2nd, and lastly finishes by the International Fountain at Seattle Center. The 5K course USATF certification number is WA 10060MN.
Dogs on leash and strollers welcome

The ADA–compliant course is wheelchair–, dog– and stroller–friendly. We ask that walkers and parties with dogs or strollers start toward the end of the line to reduce crowding and allow runners to achieve their best time. Wheelchair and handcrank participants will start a few minutes before the rest of the 5K participants.

Clothing Check
Clothing check is located by the bib & chip packet pickup and day-of-race registration area near 3rd Ave. N. & Mercer St. Clothing Check will be available to race participants starting at 7:00 am. Bags will be available for you to put your belongings in, and all bags must be clearly marked with your bib number. Under no circumstances should you bring valuables, as the Seattle Marathon Association is not responsible for lost or stolen articles. Clothing check bags that are left behind may be claimed at the Seattle Marathon Association office after November 28th.

T-shirts & Goody Bags
All finishers receive a complimentary short sleeve, technical apparel t-shirt and goody bag. Finishers pick up their t-shirt and goody bag after the race.


Unofficial results will be posted near the finish line as soon as they are available. A complete listing of official results will be posted at shortly after the race.

The race is timed using Winning Time chip technology on a USATF-certified course. All 5K Race participants must wear a chip in order to appear in the results. A $40 fee will be assessed for any chips not returned by the end of the event.
First Mile Challenge
Awards will be given for the best first-mile split time in addition to the best overall 5K time. To be eligible for the First Mile Challenge award, a participant must complete the full 5K distance.


* Awards will be given for the top three overall runners (male & female), the top three age division runners (male & female), and top masters runners (40+ male & female) for both the First Mile Challenge and full 5K distance.
* The overall men's and women's winner will receive a gift certificate for Road Runner Sports..
* Age divisions are as follows: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60+
* Double dipping from both overall and age division is allowed for both the First Mile Challenge and 5K distances.
* All First Mile Challenge and 5K distance times will be based on the official time, or gun time, per USATF rules.

High School Team Challenge
A special High School Team Challenge is organized as part of the Seattle Marathon 5K Race. The High School Team Challenge is a perfect way for high school runners to show off their hard work and to come together as a team during the Thanksgiving Weekend. For more information, see the High School Team Challenge page.

EXPO Registration Available
5K registration will be available at EXPO on Friday Nov 26th for $25. Day of Race registration will be available on Saturday Nov 27th for $30 near the 5K start line. See the 5K registration page for all registration options.

7:00am — Day of race registration and packet pick-up
8:00am — Day of race registration closes
8:15am — Packet pick-up closes
8:30am — 5K Run & Walk starts
9:00am — Awards booth open for top finishers to pick up awards

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Added by dougie_duh on November 17, 2010

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