|Avg Temps f.
|Gain/Loss in ft
5:15 (Early start available)
40 ft within .1 miles
Summary: A flat, point to point race from Kent to Alki, Washington, the Green River Marathon is a Marathon/Relay/Fun Run put on for free. It is put on entirely by an all volunteer crew and donations by the event’s originators and organizers. The run is free, the aid is free, shirts are sold at cost, there are no bib numbers, there are no awards, and no one is paid. The run is very flat with two short hills late in the run. The last few miles have views of Seattle and Puget Sound towards the Olympics. The finish is in front of Spud’s Fish and Chips at Alki.
Lessons Learned from Race Reports / Important things to note
- Everyone must carry a water bottle
- Cupless race, so no cups provided at aid stations
- Must start at 8:30am (normal starting time) for it to be a Boston Qualifier
- Some of the race course isn’t the most inspiring, as it can get monotonous in the Industrial District, but it’s prettier in the beginning and end sections.
- Pay attention to course markings and turns, especially if you’re not running in a group or around many people
Total gain/loss: ~110/127
Total climbs: 1 of 40 ft just before mile 18
Longest climb: 40 ft within .1 miles
Steepest climb: 40 ft within .1 miles
Map (See Strava activities for Elevation profile)
Total aid stations: 10
Furthest distance apart: 3 miles
Locations: Miles 2.5, 5.1, 7.8, 10.4, 13.1, 16, 19, 21, 22.5, 24
What’s available: Water and Gatorade at all aid stations
Family and friends can read the course directions on the website for locations to see their runners along the way.