Running Nirvana

Decision made! I will be running the Seattle Rock n Roll Marathon on Saturday, June 26, 2010. There is a price increase this Sunday, so if you are on the fence, now is the time to register. Here is a quick RUNdown about the event

Location: Seattle, WA

Start Line: At Village in Tukwila’s Gateway Corporate Center, you will find refreshments, sports drink, water, medical support and the Official Gear Check.

Finish Line: Finish outside of Qwest Field, home of the Seattle Seahwaks.

Finish Line Festival: 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. (Concert TBA)

Course: Both the marathon and ½ marathon start together at Gateway Corporate Center and run the same course for over 9 miles, culminating in an exciting side-by-side downtown finish outside Qwest Field. Keep your eyes and ears open as you run past some beautiful Seattle sites and hear the talents of local musicians on the entertainment stages. DOWNLOAD PRINTABLE COURSE MAP

Course Description: Both the full and half marathon start together on Interurban Ave in Tukwila, south of downtown Seattle. The course runs through Tukwila and makes its way to the scenic shores of Lake Washington for miles 4 through 9. Full marathoners only split off for 2 miles on the floating Lake Washington Bridge. Both courses merge together again, and all participants head toward downtown Seattle on Interstate 90, where the half marathon will split and finish downtown outside of Qwest Field.

The full marathon will continue north onto the Alaskan Way Viaduct, Hwy 99, with views of Elliott Bay, passing the Space Needle and Lake Union as the Alaskan Way Viaduct/Hwy 99 becomes Aurora. Runners will u-turn and head back toward downtown on the highway before finishing outside of Qwest Stadium downtown. There are some rolling hills in the latter half of the full marathon course.
Important note: There will be 2 different split points on the course for marathoners and half marathoners.  

Elevation Chart:
Over the next few months, I'll be including more information about this destination race. And for those that live in the area or ran the inaugural race last year, I'll be asking for course, weather and sight seeing insight. Hope to see you out there!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good luck Running Nirvana! Know you can make it! Looking forward to your postings.