BEFORE RACE

How To Register

Registering is easy! You may register for any Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series event in two ways.

  1. Register Online
  2. Request an entry form by mail. Please contact us and we will be happy to mail a form to you. All registrations submitted by paper entry form will be charged a $15 Green Fee for processing. We do not accept phone entries.

Please enter only once. If you fax or register online, do not mail a hard copy. Do not send multiple faxes or online entries.

Confirmation

Don’t know if you are registered for the 2016 Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon & 1/2 Marathon? Click here to confirm.

Personalize Your Bib

You can submit 12 characters (including spaces) to be printed on your bib number when you register online before the event deadline. Simply type your message into the Personalize your Bib field during registration. Beware of using symbols as not all symbols will print correctly on bib numbers.

Race Changes

**Race changes are only allowed up to 8 weeks prior to race day. Please visit our Event Timelines page for event specific deadlines

Switching from a LONGER distance to a SHORTER distance

  • Before the event deadline: If you would like to switch from a longer distance to a shorter distance, simply email this request along with your first name, last name, the mailing address that you registered with, and your new predicted finish time to Customer Service.
  • After the event deadline: If you decide to switch from a longer distance to a shorter distance, simply show up to the start line of the desired distance on race morning and your timing tag will reflect the change. You can visit the corral change table in the Check-In area of the Expo for information on the appropriate corral to start in. Please note the start time and location of your desired distance.

Switching from a SHORTER distance to a LONGER distance

  • Before the event deadline: To upgrade from a shorter distance to alonger distance simply email this request along with your first name, last name and mailing address registered with, and your new predicted finish time to Customer Service. The early upgrade fee is $10 plus the cost difference between the desired distance’s current fee and the fee that was paid at the time of the original registration. (processing fee is not used in calculating price difference)
  • After the event deadline: If you would like to switch from a shorter distance to a longer distance, you will need to pay an upgrade fee at the Expo. Please pick up your assigned bib number and proceed to the “Solutions” table. You will be charged $10 plus the cost difference between the desired distance’s expo fee and the fee that was paid at the time of the original registration. (processing fee is not used in calculating price difference)

Corral Changes

The start line corral system allows for a smooth race start for participants of varying levels. Based on the estimated finish time that you provide on your race entry form, you are assigned a race number and corresponding corral, with other participants of similar running pace.

Before the event deadline: If you would like to change your corral/predicted finish time for your race, simply email this request along with your first name, last name, the mailing address that you registered with, and your new predicted finish time to Customer Service.

After the event deadline: If your training has gone better than expected, and you would like to move up to a faster corral, pick up your race number at the Health & Fitness Expo and then proceed to the “Corral Change” table to be re-assigned to the appropriate corral. To move back to a slower corral, simply start in that corral on race morning. No official corral change is necessary.

Cancellations

Registration Refund Program provided by Transamerica

Great News!!! With Registration Refund you can request a 100% registration fee refund if you are unable to participate due to a specific covered reason. If you choose the Registration Refund option at time of registration, you could receive a registration fee refund if you are unable to participate due to any of the following reasons.

Bad things like:
Injury, unforeseen Illness, family member injury or illness, family member loss of life, involuntary job loss, unexpected covered travel delays.

Good things like:
Pregnancy, childbirth, family member pregnancy or childbirth.

Other reasons including:
Active duty military deployment, permanent job relocation.

Note: A Qualified Medical Practitioner must certify Illness, Injury or pregnancy refund requests.

Click here to learn more and review the program’s FAQ’s.

Click here to download a copy of the terms and conditions and the refund request form.

**Purchase of registration refund MUST be done at the time of your original registration, no exceptions.

If a registration refund is not purchased at the time of registration, entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE and entries are NON-TRANSFERABLE. Sorry, no exceptions. Once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate. You may not give or sell your number to anyone else. You also may not transfer your application to the following year or another Competitor Group event.

RACE DAY

Race Rules

  • Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. No exceptions.
  • Once we receive and accept your entry, you will not receive a refund if you cannot participate, you may not give or sell your race number to anyone else, and you may not transfer your entry fee to future races.
  • If you attempt to sell your race number, you may be banned from future Competitor Group events for three years.
  • You must be at least 18 years old to participate in the Marathon and 12 years old to participate in the Half Marathon or 2-Person Half Marathon Relay. You must be 10 years old to participate in the 10K. You must be 8 years old to participate in the 8K.
  • You must be in good health and physically prepared to take on the challenge of a Marathon or Half Marathon.
  • You must show photo ID to receive your race number and timing chip.
  • You must pick up your own race packet and race number at the Health & Fitness Expo.
  • Race numbers are required to participate.
  • No coaches, handcycles, bikes, in-line skates, skateboards, baby joggers or dogs will be allowed on the course. For more information about handcycles,click here.
  • Overall winners will not qualify for their age group category awards.

Reserved Parking

Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Race Day Parking & Monorail Tickets

Online Parking and Monorail sales are now closed but will re-open in 2016.

Road Closures

Information on this page is for the 2015 Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon &1/2 Marathon. All information on this page is subject to change.

Downloads

  • Course Map*
  • *Requires free Adobe Reader to view and print

    Be Aware. Plan Ahead.

    Drivers are encouraged to adjust travel time within and around the race course.

    • The Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon &1/2 Marathon will bring more than 18,000 runners and walkers to Seattle, in addition to tens of thousands of spectators, family and friends.
    • To get the most out of your weekend and minimize stress, be aware of the road closures in your area and plan ahead for an alternate route or added travel time.
    • Join the festivities! Seattle residents are encouraged to visit the free Health & Fitness Expo at CenturyLink Event Center, volunteer during race weekend and/or line the course to cheer runners.

    Road Closures

    Most road closures and detours will be in effect between the hours of 6:00 am and 3:00 pm. At 6:00 am, Police and event personnel may implement a soft closure along the entire race course. At most points along the course, pedestrians and bicyclists may cross the course during safe gaps in runners. Please follow the discretion of a traffic controller if present. After the race starts the streets will reopen on a rolling basis as soon as the last participant has passed and all course support materials have been removed. Streets along the earlier miles of the route will open earlier than roads along the end of the route. Please review the course map and road closure grid for more information. Residents and businesses located near the race course are urged to plan ahead and to be aware of road closure schedules and alternate access routes.

    Transit Detours

    For information about area transit services that may be affected by event road closures, visit www.kingcounty.gov/metro or http://soundtransit.org/.

    No Parking

    Streets along the race course will be marked with No Parking signs.  Vehicles in violation of these posted signs will be ticketed and towed at the owners’ expense.  Here is a  complete list of No Parking Zones.

    For More Information

    For questions regarding road closures, please complete this community contact form so we may better assist you.

Baggage/Gear Check

Before you enter your assigned corral, drop-off your pre-race/post-race clothing and belongings at the Gear Check. While you run, your gear will be held at Gear Check.

Each participant will receive a large, durable gear bag at the Health & Fitness Expo when you pick up your packet that will serve as your gear bag on race day. Gear Check trucks will be arranged alphabetically and by truck number near the Start Line. Attach your gear tag to your gear bag before you leave it with the Gear Check crew. After the race, reclaim your checked bag at the designated Gear Check area.

Please note: DO NOT leave valuables, cash or jewelry in your gear bag. The event is not responsible for any lost items. Gear bags must be claimed before close of the Finish Line Festival on race day.

Wave Start

In an effort to provide every one of our participants with as comfortable a run as possible, the Wave Start will be incorporated in most Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series events.

Participants are assigned to an appropriate corral based on the projected finishing time submitted on their entry form. Typically, there are multiple waves assigned to several of the finishing times. All spectators should be aware of this when organizing their viewing schedule for the day.

When the gun fires, the first corral will be released. The rest of the participants will be held at the start line.
At pre-determined intervals the next corral will be released.
By using this staggered starting method, the pack will be spread out and allow every runner to settle into their racing rhythm from the first step right to the finish line.

Time Limits

To ensure that roads reopen to vehicular traffic at the scheduled times, the course time limits will be STRICTLY ENFORCED. Participants must maintain a pace faster than the course time limits in order to complete the race on closed city streets. A cut-off location will be enforced on the course; runners or walkers who do not reach the cut-off location by this time will be stopped and shuttled to the finish line area. Please note – this is timing tag time, not gun time. Course time limits begin when the last participant and Tail Vehicle cross the start line.

If a participant’s pace falls below the course time limit, they have a few options:

  • Increase their pace to stay within the event minimum pace;
  • Board a “sag wagon” shuttle to move forward on the course, where they may continue to participate in the event, maintaining the minimum pace required; or
  • If the participant cannot continue, they may board a sag wagon to be dropped off at the next shuttle location, at a nearby medical station. The participant will be seen by a Medical Team captain to be cleared for the medical shuttle to transport the participant to the finish line.

View event specific time limits

Information Booths and Lost & Found

Information Booths will be positioned at the start and finish to assist you with any race day questions and help you find your way. The Information Booths will also serve as the race day Lost & Found. Any valuables found at the start or finish should be turned in to the Information Booth. Items from the start will be transported to the finish.

Any valuable items NOT claimed at the finish by 3 pm will be trucked back to our San Diego office. To claim a lost item after the event, please contact Competitor Group at 800-311-1255.

Medical

Click here for medical information.

Race Timing

State of the art ChronoTrack systems will be used to record participants’ times at the start, at certain splits along the courses and at the finish. The ChronoTrack system uses a disposable tag, called a D Tag, which allows you to walk away from the finish without the need to have your tag collected.

The ChronoTrack timing tag (D Tag) will be attached to your race bib. The D Tag will be labeled with a number that matches your race number. When you pick up your bib, please make sure these numbers match, and also verify that YOUR name is printed on the bib you are issued*. Proceed to the Solutions Table if any of the information is incorrect.

Prior to the race, you must remove the tag from your number and attach it to your shoe. Please follow the instructions provided in your registration packet.

PLEASE NOTE: All participants in this race must wear the ChronoTrack timing tag on your shoe in order to have their times recorded. ChampionChip timing equipment will NOT be used at this race; ChampionChip timing chips will NOT record your time.

*If you register for the race before online registration closes, your ChronoTrack timing tag should have your name printed on it.

Visit chronotrack.com for more information.

Printable ChronoTrack systems instructions

Charity

Edith Sanford Breast Foundation

Congratulations everyone on a great race from Edith Sanford Breast Foundation

Learn more about the Edith Sanford Breast Foundation at edithsanford.org.

Pace Team

PACE TEAM—Seattle Green Lake Running Group
We have partnered with Seattle Green Lake Running Group to provide official pace leaders. Pace Teams are FREE and open to all participants. Visit the Seattle Green Lake Running Group booth at the Expo to join!

Half Marathon Pace/mile
1:30 6:52 pace/mile
1:35 7:15 pace/mile
1:40 7:38 pace/mile
1:45 8:01 pace/mile
1:50 8:24 pace/mile
2:00 9:10 pace/mile
2:05 9:33 pace/mile
2:15 10:18 pace/mile
2:30 11:27 pace/mile

Marathon Pace/mile
3:10 7:15 pace/mile
3:15 7:27 pace/mile
3:30 8:01 pace/mile
3:40 8:24 pace/mile
3:50 8:50 pace/mile
4:00 9:10 pace/mile
4:10 9:33 pace/mile
4:25 10:07 pace/mile
4:40 10:41 pace/mile
4:55 11:16 pace/mile
5:10 11:50 pace/mile

 

 

AFTER RACE

Secure Zone

Once you cross the finish line, you’ll enter the Secure Zone, a fenced off area designated for participants only. In the Secure Zone, have your photo taken, refuel with water and refreshments and receive your finisher’s medal. Once you leave the Secure Zone, you cannot re-enter. Just outside of the Secure Zone, you can retrieve your gear bag and join family and friends for the Finish Line Festival.

Family Reunion

After the race, reunite with family and friends in the Family Reunion area and relish in your post race accomplishment with refreshments and live music at the finish line stage. With a large number of participants and thousands of excited spectators, it can be difficult to locate friends and family without a plan. It is highly recommended that you designate a meet-up location for friends and family BEFORE the race in the Family Reunion area. The Family Reunion area will post tall, clearly-marked signs by Letter (A – Z), so be sure to coordinate and plan to meet at a pre-determined letter.

Age Group Awards

Age group awards will be presented 3-deep in all divisions, for both the marathon (where applicable) and half marathon, for male and female categories. Top 3 overall male and females are excluded from the age-group awards and can only receive one prize. Awards will be mailed within 4 to 6 weeks of results being finalized. In accordance with USATF Rules, overall and cash awards will be determined by gun time while age group awards will be determined by your ChronoTrack time.

  • 12 – 14 (1/2 Marathon only)
  • 15 – 17 (1/2 Marathon only)
  • 18 – 24
  • 25 – 29
  • 30 – 34
  • 35 – 39
  • 40 – 44
  • 45 – 49
  • 50 – 54
  • 55 – 59
  • 60 – 64
  • 65 – 69
  • 70 – 74
  • 75 – 79
  • 80+