Course Update From Alex Bennett, Race Director

To those who ran with us in 2016 and/or are signed up with us to run the ninth annual Alaska Airlines Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon & 1/2 Marathon, thank you for your continued support of the event! It’s time I update you on what we have been working on since last June.

As a Seattle resident for the past 20 years and a local running scene junkie, it has been an honor to design, tweak, and tweak some more, the race courses over the last several years.

Due to the closing of the I-90 express lanes to vehicular and special event running traffic, in addition to construction projects around the city, we are overhauling the marathon and half marathon courses for 2017.

We continue to work closely alongside our City partners and stakeholders to provide the best possible event experience for you, while minimizing impact on local residents. We are putting the finishing touches on the marathon and half marathon courses, and can’t wait to show them off to you soon!

Back to work for us. Keep up the training and we hope to see you on June 18!

–Alex Bennett

Race Director, Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series