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NEWS


Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon 2018

NEW COURSE MAPS AVAILABLE

Big news! We've come up with all new courses for both our full and half marathon routes. You'll be going new places, seeing new things, while still enjoying the excellent Seattle Marathon experience you've come to expect. 

We're really excited about the changes, and we think you will be too. We listened to your feedback about last year's course, and we worked to make this one more runner (and walker) friendly, with less hills. That's right. This year's course is much flatter than last year. Here's a comparison:

2017 Courses

Half Marathon - 1075 ft gain
Full Marathon - 1468 ft gain

2018 Courses

Half Marathon - 807 ft gain
Full Marathon - 1165 ft gain

That's 25% less elevation gain on the half marathon course and 21% less on the full marathon! You're welcome. 

NEW START TIMES FOR 2018

Full Marathon Run / Walk - 7:30 am
Half Marathon Run / Walk - 8:00 am



NOW YOU CAN SUPPORT US WITH AMAZONSMILE
We are pleased to announce that the Seattle Marathon Association is now an officially designated charity partner of Amazon.com! 

As a 501-C3 nonprofit, we rely on the generous support of our sponsors and the community to carry out our mission to produce annual Seattle Marathon events, the quality of which are a credit to our sponsors and the communities we serve.

What is AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from over one million organizations to support.

NOTE: When you select the Seattle Marathon Association as your designated charity, Amazon will sometimes list us as Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) because we are a designated charity organization member of RRCA. Rest assured that your donations will go directly to the Seattle Marathon Association and not to the RRCA.


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SUMMER MARATHON TRAINING

Summer. Fun in the sun, relaxing at the beach, barbeques. And marathon training?

Marathon training might not be the first thing we think of when images of summer come to mind but, if you're running a fall marathon, it needs to be a fact of life.

The good news is that you're training for the Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon, which is later in the fall. If you were running an early October marathon, you would have to do a lot of the hardest training right through the heat of July and August. Instead, you get to push back the bulk of that training to September and October. That said, you still need to get some important work done in the summer months.

So how do you beat the heat while getting that important work done? Here are a few things to keep in mind while laying your base over the summer.

Beat the heat. Early morning is the coolest time of the day. It's also when pollution levels are at their lowest if you live in an area where pollution is a concern. If early morning just doesn't work for you, late evening will typically give you a reprieve from the humidity and slightly more moderate temperatures than midday.

Hydrate. Did you know that most of us are walking around in a perpetual state of at least moderate dehydration? Think about hydration as a 24/7 pursuit, not just something you worry about during your runs. What's the best drink to hydrate with? Plain old water.

Slow down. As the heat and humidity rise, so should your paces. Your body is working harder to manage the heat and keep your body temperature at a safe level. Don't overwork it by trying to force it to maintain the same paces in the heat as you were running in the spring. Don't worry. Your paces will recover in the fall if you don't break yourself down by trying to run too fast throughout the summer.

Do these things and, when the summer weather breaks, you'll be ready to step up your Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon training for that final push into the taper.

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Coach Ryan Hill is the owner of HillRunner.com and the Official Training Partner of the Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon 2018.

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5k  10k finisher apparel

Pre-Oredering for 2018 5K/10K Finisher apparel ordering is now over. You will receive your order when you pick up your bib and participant tee. If for any reason you are unable to pick up your finisher apparel at the event, you can contact us at info@seattlemarathon.org to arrange to have it shipped to you with the addition of a shipping and handling fee.

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