Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Next Big Deal: Seattle 1/2 Marathon + 5K for $100!

Do you want to know the best way to train for a half marathon? Sign up for a half marathon! We want to help you achieve that goal, so we've created this very special offer:

Register for the Amica Insurance Seattle Half Marathon AND the Seattle Marathon Santas vs Superheroes 5K Race for $100. Yup, that's basically a $10 5K Race.

Here's how:

  1. Visit the Seattle Marathon Registration Page
  2. Select your distance*
  3. Check the "Add 5K Race" box
  4. Complete Registration
  5. Enter discount code 5kfor10
  6. BAM! Get $30 off your 5K entry
Would you rather give your 5K entry to someone else? Complete the steps above and then simply email letting us know you want your 5K entry to go to a friend. We'll handle the rest.

*Full marathoners, we've got your backs on this one. You can use the code for a $10 5K race as well.

As with many good things, this offer will come to an end on Wednesday, 10/2/13 at 11:59pm. Don't miss out!


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Seattle Marathon 10K Race (Guest blog)

August 24, 2013 marks the 3rd annual Seattle Marathon 10k Run+Walk at Gas Works Park.
Can you believe that I am born and raised in Seattle and I have never ran a race associated with the Seattle Marathon? Shocking, I know! I am very excited to be able to run my first Seattle Marathon 10k Run this year.
I have only heard positive feedback from past participants who ran the 10k in previous years!
This year’s race has a brand new course that starts and finishes at Gas Works Park. Runners will be able to enjoy the beautiful scenic views of Lake Union while running on the Burke-Gilman Trail.
The Seattle Marathon 10k Summer Run+Walk is proud to announce that the course is ADA-certified. Strollers, wheelchairs and dogs on leash are all welcome to join in on the fun!
Here’s what you need to know:
You can register online here or you can register at any of the following local running stores up until August 23, 2013.
Registration is also available at Gas Works Park on August 23rd.
Race Day: August 24, 2013 at 8:00am
Packet Pickup: Friday, August 23 from 3:00pm to 8:00pm at GasWorksPark.
Day-of-race registration: 6:30am to 7:30am at GasWorksPark.
Day-of-race packet pick-up: 6:30am to 7:45am
10k Run & Walk Start Time: 8:00am
The Seattle Marathon 10k Summer Run+Walk has some great sponsors this year. Without them, the race wouldn’t be what it is today.
The 2013 Sponsors include:
UW Medicine Sports, Spine & Orthopedic Health
Talking Rain
Honey Bucket
final bolt2
Seattle Weekly
On the Run Events
Super Jock’n Jill
And many more…
Join me and thousands of other participants this Saturday, August 24, 2013 for 3rd annual Seattle Marathon 10k Run+Walk!
Use this race as a great way to get yourself ready for Seattle’s Original Hometown Marathon on December 1, 2013.
I look forward to seeing you there!
XO, Tara
Tara's blog, PNW Runner, can be found at
About Tara: My name is Tara and I am a twenty-four years old daughter, runner, friend, and fitness lover.
I decided to create PNW Runner in April 2013 as a way for me to share my passion for fitness, running and journey through recovery. After spending many years reading fitness blogs and reading about others with similar interests, I decided it was about time for me to create my own to share with others. Many of these blogs have helped me realize that I was not alone in struggling with an eating disorder.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

New Seattle Marathon 10K Promotion! - EXTENDED!

SMA friends,

We are so excited for our 3rd annual Seattle Marathon Summer 10K Race (and especially the new course at Gas Works Park) that we're offering a special deal to make sure you join us on August 24th!!

Here are two great ways to save for the Seattle Marathon 10K Race between 7/18/13 and 7/23/13 the extended deadline of 8/4/13:

Solo Saver: Register for $39

  1. Sign up online at
  2. Enter the code JULYDEAL in the Discount code field
  3. Complete registration and payment
  4. Beam proudly at your savings!

Social Saver: Buy one, get one 50%

  1. Sign up online at
  2. Enter the code FRIEND in the Discount Code field
  3. Complete registration and payment and watch for your confirmation, where you'll receive a unique, one-time use 50% off code 
  4. Give unique code to one friend
  5. Friend registers at and enters the unique code in the Discount Code field
  6. Friend pays $22.50 (+ processing fee)
  7. Share power high-five with your friend!
Remember, these offers are redeemable online only.
Codes expire 11:59pm on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 Sunday, August 4, 2013.

In search of Santas and Superheros

Have you ever wanted to be a hero? Someone admired, respected and looked up to? Well now's your chance! The Seattle Marathon Association is looking for 2-3 volunteers who are willing to dress up as Santa Claus AND 2-3 volunteers willing to dress up as super heroes to help us spread the word about our new themed Seattle Marathon 5K Race: Santas vs Superheroes (SvSH5k).

Over the next 3 months we need costumed volunteers to be a part of our event booth, pose for photo ops and help us build excitement for this great 5K race.

If you or someone you know likes to dress up as fictional characters WE NEED YOU!! Send an email to with the subject "Santa Volunteer" or "Superhero volunteer".

*Men and women welcome for both categories*
**Costumes not provided **

For info on the Seattle Marathon 5K Race presents Santas vs Superheroes, visit our website:
To see the SvSH webcomic, click here:

Monday, June 3, 2013

New Theme for Seattle Marathon 5K Race!

We are super excited to announce that we have added a theme to our annual 5K Race: Santas vs Superheroes!

Participants will be encouraged to run or walk in costume and prizes will be awarded for the best dressed. Stay tuned to our social media pages for more announcements and exciting promotions!

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.

Friday, May 31, 2013

SMA Seeking a Comic Artist


Are you or do you know a comic artist looking for public exposure?

The Seattle Marathon Association is searching for a talented individual to illustrate a webcomic for the new and exciting theme of our 2013 Seattle Marathon 5K Race.

The comic will be a series of 6 monthly installments which will be featured at The launch installment will be released on June 30, 2013 and the final posting will be on November 30, 2013.

Project basics:
  • Four-paneled comic
  • Target audience is adults, but must be family friendly
  • General content/storyline will be provided

The selected artist must be
  • able to meet deadlines
  • able to communicate effectively via email
  • a good communicator

To apply: Please email with links to examples of your work and a brief description of your artistic style. We will confirm receipt of your submission and will be in further contact if we feel your style fits the direction we are looking for.

More details to be provided upon inquiry.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

2013 5K & 10K Flash Sale!

Starting May 16, 2013, we are having a special FLASH SALE on our 2013 Seattle Marathon 5K Race AND Seattle Marathon 10K Race. The next 200 people to register for the 2013 Amica Insurance Seattle Full or Half Marathon get 50% OFF their entry into the 5K and/or 10K races! To take advantage of this offer follow these steps:

  1. Register online for the 2013 Amica Insurance Seattle Full or Half Marathon
  2. Find the special FLASH SALE discount code in your confirmation email
  3. Be one of the first 200 to register online for the 2013 Seattle Marathon 5K Race or 2013 Seattle Marathon 10K Race and enter the discount code from your previous confirmation email
  4. Pay 50% of the current registration rate. That's it!
  • The discount code will expire after being redeemed by 200 people for each the 5K and 10K race OR on May 31st, 2013 at 11:59pm (PST), whichever comes first
  • Receipt of the discount code does not guarantee you will receive 50% off of your 5K/10K entry. You must be among the first 200 people to redeem before 5/31/13
  • Get to it!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Office Assistant Needed, event coordinating

The Seattle Marathon Association (SMA) is looking for an experienced, self motivated office assistant to join our family. Join us as we produce one of the best marathon/half marathon events in the Pacific Northwest.

You will assist our staff in executing a wide range of event production tasks, from the initial stages to event day facilitating to post-event follow-up.

This will start as a part-time position with potential to move to full-time and overtime in October and November. Hours would be Monday – Friday, with some weekends. All staff works Thanksgiving week and weekend (no work on Thanksgiving day).

Major Duties Include:
  • Answering phones and emails
  • Working with office staff to complete duties on event timeline
  • Assisting with data entry of registrations
  • Helping with organization of merchandise inventory records
  • Representing SMA at other running events around the region
  • Assembling documentation of event information/materials

The successful candidate will:
  • Be reliable, punctual and self-motivated
  • Possess professional attitude and communication style
  • Be able to work on multiple assignments and meet multiple deadlines
  • Possess strong organizational and problem solving skills and masterful follow-through ability
  • Be dedicated, take ownership of your role
  • Have initiative; not afraid to ask questions

  • Office experience of 2+ years
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word programs
  • Excellent written & oral communication skills
  • Available to work Thanksgiving week and weekend (Thanksgiving day will have off)
  • Positive attitude
Background in running is a plus
Office has dogs

Position to be filled immediately
Pay: Hourly rate, based on experience

To apply: send email to info at with resume and cover letter

The Seattle Marathon Association (SMA) is a nonprofit organization governed by a ten-member Board of Directors. It is proud of its commitment to providing a quality running event in the Pacific Northwest, providing our sponsors with maximum exposure in association with the event and making a positive social and economic impact on the city of Seattle.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Meet Wes: Official Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon Ambassador!

Earlier this year, we had the pleasure of bringing on Wes Lashley as our first Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon ambassador. Wes has a passion for running and the Seattle community.

We invite you to get to know Wes and follow him on his journey:

"Roughly a month ago I did not finish (DNF) the LA Marathon. Since then I have taken some time off from running to reflect and heal.

I have decided not to run Rock N Roll Portland Half Marathon in May to focus on rehabbing and strengthening my legs. Every race after that is also up in the air. I don’t want to jump back in too quickly...

Continue to full post

Friday, March 22, 2013

2013 Coordinator Search

Each year, the Seattle Marathon Association depends on more than 1000 volunteers to help make our Family of Events a success. This includes around two dozen coordinators who take the lead in particular areas of the races. This year we are looking for individuals who are interested in filling some key coordinator positions:
  • 5K Coordinator
  • Kids Marathon Coordinator

The 5K Coordinator is responsible for making sure all race day aspects of the Seattle Marathon 5K Race are in place. With support and documentation from SMA staff, the 5K Coordinator will oversee setup, registration and the post-race recovery area to ensure that the event runs smoothly.

The Kids Marathon Coordinator is responsible for overseeing all race day aspects of the Seattle Children's Kids Marathon are in place. With support and documentation from SMA staff, the Kids Marathon Coordinator individual and group registration as well as the post-race recovery area to ensure that the event runs smoothly.

Both volunteer positions will involve two coordinator meetings in the fall with the main activity taking place during the week of November 25th - 30th, 2013. If you are interested in being considered for either role, please contact us via email at We look forward to hearing from you!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Sharing is Caring: Training for the Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon

Spring is approaching and many runners will begin thinking about their training plans for the Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon on December 1st. We want to know your plans. What will your schedule be? How far and how often? Share with us your tips, tricks and success secrets that will get you to the finish line and you could be featured on our blog.

The rules are simple:

  • Submissions should be received by 11:59pm on Thursday, February 28, 2013 via email to
  • Be sure to include: First Name, Twitter and/or Facebook handle, whether you’re training for the full or half marathon, and the number of Seattle Marathons you’ve completed

That’s it. The selected work will be published on the Official Blog of the Seattle Marathon in the first week of March. Submissions may be subject to editing as needed.

So get to writing and show us what you’ve got!