West Seattle Flat Ass Half Marathon Race Info

Date

7/23/17

Avg Temps f.

77/58

Gain/Loss in ft

150/150

Furthest Aid

N/A

Highest Elev.

125ft

Start

8am

Surface

Road

Time Limit

9 hours

Sunrise/set

5:36am/8:55pm

Longest Climb

50ft/.6 miles

Summary: Super low key event, out and back with multiple distances, so runners go out as far as they need to head back and complete their distance. The fairly flat course starts and finishes at the south end of Lincoln Park in West Seattle, near Picnic Shelter Number 3, which is the southernmost covered picnic shelter down by the water. The course will run along the sidewalks of West Seattle and is open to traffic and other pedestrians; runners stay on the water side of the street. Times will be recorded on Ultra Signup. Drop bags can be left at the start/finish, where there will be food and goodies, and you are welcome to bring additional goodies for the finish line.

Race Details

Elevation

Total gain/loss: 150/150

Total climbs: 2

50 ft in .5 miles from mile .8-1.3

50 ft in .6 miles from mile 11.7-12.3

Elevation profile (from 25k, which is just a longer out and back):

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=2460868

Aid stations

There are 6 bathrooms along the course with water fountains along the way. Carry your own water/electrolyte and gels you might need.  There will be an aid station at the start/finish and at Alki Beach, stocked with ultra fare, and a water/sports drink station at the marathon turn around. As this is fairly limited compared to other races, it’s good to plan ahead.

Crew access

Check out the course map to see where crew can see runners along the way since it’s an open course and runners are on the sidewalk.

Pacers

None

Race qualifiers

None

Race reports

http://blewskersmiles.blogspot.com.co/2017/02/west-seattle-beach-50k-january-training.html

Natasha K’s Race Report

Strava activities and GPX files

https://www.strava.com/activities/488325406 (25k)

Race Website

http://grandcanyontreks.org/WSFA/WSFA.html

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