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.