Overall Rating
Overall Rating (14 Reviews)
4.5
(14 Ratings)(14 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3.6
SCENERY
4.6
PRODUCTION
4.8
SWAG
3.6
From its humble beginnings in 1970 when a group of friends from the University of Washington decided to hold their own marathon, the Seattle Marathon Family of Events has grown into one of the largest combination marathon/half marathon in the Northwest. That first marathon 49 years ago sported 38 runners. … MORE
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    domino76 FIRST-TIMER '18

    The race production was great, easy pick up, very organized. Best City Course I have ever ran, you go all the way around the city, even on the main freeway … MORE

    The race production was great, easy pick up, very organized. Best City Course I have ever ran, you go all the way around the city, even on the main freeway I5 which was really cool, over bridges, though downtown, though parks and starts at the space needle and ends in a cool stadium. Race swag was nice, lots of free gifts at the end. The medal was a little small otherwise I loved this race. It’s a must do if you want to enjoy a city run.

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    5
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    5
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    kcbrit FIRST-TIMER '16

    I ran the half and did a decent time given the uphill sections. There is enough good downhill to make up for the loss of time on the uphills. Well … MORE

    I ran the half and did a decent time given the uphill sections. There is enough good downhill to make up for the loss of time on the uphills. Well run and nice views. Would definitely do again.

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    4
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    4
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    4

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    yolacutie7 REPEAT RUNNER '16

    I am a returning runner for this event. I was there in support of my sister and her very first half-marathon finish. Plenty of water/aid stations. Plenty of strangers rooting … MORE

    I am a returning runner for this event. I was there in support of my sister and her very first half-marathon finish. Plenty of water/aid stations. Plenty of strangers rooting runners on. Beautiful, fun, and challenging course. Swag could be better for what you pay but you definitely get your money’s worth on the course. 😉

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    5
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    fgbnae REPEAT RUNNER '16

    2016 was the final year to race across the beautiful I-90 Floating Bridge and even though I was a half marathoner, the race officials allowed me to race across the … MORE

    2016 was the final year to race across the beautiful I-90 Floating Bridge and even though I was a half marathoner, the race officials allowed me to race across the floating bridge with the full marathoners! A dream come true for me!! What an amazing and beautiful course full of happy volunteers and police offers making sure that our race day was perfect! And the quality of my shiny new bling….feels like an Olympic medal!! Thank You to the Amica Seattle Marathon crew for giving this lady a happy ending to 2016!!

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    5
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    DanoMano1 FIRST-TIMER '16

    The short steep inclines and declines in the second half made the half-marathon a challenge. I was also concerned about cold and rain that late in November in Seattle, however, … MORE

    The short steep inclines and declines in the second half made the half-marathon a challenge. I was also concerned about cold and rain that late in November in Seattle, however, conditions on that day proved to be good for running. Some spots were a little slippery from wet leaves or pine needles

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    4
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    5
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    5
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    poncedesouza REPEAT RUNNER '16

    I do this one every year - great organization, and great course in an AWESOME city. The weather was great this year, but is typically in the 20s and often … MORE

    I do this one every year – great organization, and great course in an AWESOME city. The weather was great this year, but is typically in the 20s and often wet/icy, so do be prepared. Great crowds, good finishers’ chute and easy transportation.

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    4
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    5
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    4
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    4

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    sehuckabee REPEAT RUNNER '16

    I look forward to this race every fall. It's the perfect cap to the Thanksgiving weekend. This was my 6th year running the half and it never disappoints. Well run, … MORE

    I look forward to this race every fall. It’s the perfect cap to the Thanksgiving weekend. This was my 6th year running the half and it never disappoints. Well run, great volunteers, the expo is organized and convenient, if a little small for such a big race. The weather is a toss up – I’ve run in both sunny, nearly 55 degree weather and below 20 degrees! But, that’s late fall in Seattle! Really a great race and I’ve already signed up for next year!

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    Love that you run into the stadium to the finish line. Race goodies were incredible (soup!). Plenty of room to meet with family and stretch. Race course was tough and … MORE

    Love that you run into the stadium to the finish line. Race goodies were incredible (soup!). Plenty of room to meet with family and stretch. Race course was tough and beautiful!

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    5
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    5

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    Jpmann3 FIRST-TIMER '16

    The course is beautiful, but in typical Seattle fashion it rained & was so cold. Plus the course had a couple gnarly hills towards the end. The medal & swag … MORE

    The course is beautiful, but in typical Seattle fashion it rained & was so cold. Plus the course had a couple gnarly hills towards the end. The medal & swag was pretty lame. Also, there was no one really cheering along the course.

    I’ve done way more fun half & 10ks so as my first marathon I was kind of let down.

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    5
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    cassidymegan3 Feb 18, 2019 at 12:10pm

    Only one marathon review and it's not pleasant. Good thing I'm just doing this to check a State off my list.

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    srosenblad REPEAT RUNNER '16

    I enjoyed this race a lot. It was challenging, but not as much as a lot of Washington races. The scenery was great and varied, from the streets of Downtown … MORE

    I enjoyed this race a lot. It was challenging, but not as much as a lot of Washington races. The scenery was great and varied, from the streets of Downtown to residential neighborhoods to the Arboretum. The expo and recovery area were excellent. The only drawbacks is that there was not quite as much crowd support as I’m used to (although it got better as the day went on), and there was a tiny little snag with my results. I also thought the medal could have been a bit more impressive.

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    What a beautiful winding course through downtown Seattle taking you past iconic buildings, hillside along the water, up through a lush forest, and ending right at the base of the … MORE

    What a beautiful winding course through downtown Seattle taking you past iconic buildings, hillside along the water, up through a lush forest, and ending right at the base of the space needle. This course had an abundance of water/Gatorade stations nearly every mile and a half and many conveniently placed ‘honey pots’. I would recommend lightweight rain gear and a warm hat/gloves!

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    aessedai1207 REPEAT RUNNER '16

    Love this race, my husband and I run it for our anniversary every year! This year was our tenth anniversary, can't imagine a better way to have spent it! Gorgeous … MORE

    Love this race, my husband and I run it for our anniversary every year! This year was our tenth anniversary, can’t imagine a better way to have spent it! Gorgeous course, great pre and post race expos, fun group, and energizing race!

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    casspete917 FIRST-TIMER '16

    This is a fun and challenging race. A lot of hills especially on Madison st around mile 7. There are great views by the water and plenty of water stations … MORE

    This is a fun and challenging race. A lot of hills especially on Madison st around mile 7. There are great views by the water and plenty of water stations and medical tent. The weather was perfect around 40 degrees. The recovery area was indoor which is great to warm up and eat chicken soup.

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    belayme REPEAT RUNNER '16

    This race weekend has become a family tradition. Staying downtown to enjoy the holiday festivities whilst wrapping it up with a lovely jaunt through Seattle. Love the starting area under … MORE

    This race weekend has become a family tradition. Staying downtown to enjoy the holiday festivities whilst wrapping it up with a lovely jaunt through Seattle.

    Love the starting area under the Space Needle and finishing on the soft turf of Memorial Stadium is pleasant.

    Would be nice to see some creativity with the medals. A little more pizazz, something to make them more memorable.

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