Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon 2013/2014
One of the oldest marathons in North America, the first Seattle marathon was
held in 1970 with a mere 38 runners. Back then, a group of students from the
University of Washington got together to organise a marathon. Since then, the
Seattle Marathon has grown to be the largest run in the Northwest and among the
largest ten races in the US.
And at this year’s edition, 41 years later, around 17,000 entrants are expected
to be at the start line for all the marathon, half marathon and walking events.
The 2013 Seattle Marathon will be held on Sunday, 1 December 2013.
The Seattle Marathon is part of the Seattle
family of events which include a
half marathon, children’s race, 5K and 10K runs, marathon walk, half
marathon walk and the marathon expo.
The course which is quite hilly, will start at the Seattle Center at 5th and
Harrison and will take runners on a scenic tour of downtown Seattle, the shores
of the idyllic Lake Washington, through the beautiful horticultural paradise of
the Arboretum in Washington Park where participants can enjoy the plethora of
rare plant species.
The route loops around Seward Park and takes runners across the I-90 floating
bridge and finally to the finish line at the Memorial Stadium.
Being a challenging course with some steep hills, the Seattle Marathon is not
one of the fastest races in North America. In 2010, the fastest time was
2:30:57, achieved by Teshome Kokebe (US) and the women’s race was won by Sabine
Pullins in 3:04:16. Charlie Sunderlage won the 2009 edition of the Seattle
Marathon in 2:32:27 and the women’s best result was Lauren Breihof’s time of
Interested in running the Seattle Marathon? Register at the official website
Amica Insurance Seattle Marathon course
for course information and course map.
See more info and past results on the next page:
Seattle Marathon Results and Information 2013/2014