Race: Seattle Half Marathon 2018

Runner: Lynn T

Race Date: 11/25/2018

Location: Seattle, WA

Results: 2:03:26

seattle half marathon race report
Photo: Jeremy Higuchi @jrmyhiguchi

3 Bests – What aspects of the race did you like the most?

The perfect Seattle fall weather, amazing cheering crowds, and less hills on course!

Not so much – Aspects of the race that didn’t do it for you

Some parts of the course were a little cramped when we went along the Burke Gilman trail

Highlights of your race – What did you do well and enjoy about your race in particular?

I enjoyed running in my Seattle, the weather was perfect, and the people along the course were amazing.

Lessons for others – Share your pro-tips on the race to help the next runner

Bring layers in case it is cold and also see if those layers can be tossed later on as you warm up

Lessons you learned that will help you next time around

Don’t run too hard in the beginning!

Aesthetics – Is it a pretty course?

It’s a beautiful course along downtown, I-5, and the Burke

Difficulty – Is it a tough course?

Not too tough, perfect elevation

Competition – Is there a strong field?

It was definitely a strong field

Logistics – Does it require a special handshake, registration a year in advance, hotels all booked? Give us the low down on the nuts and bolts of making the race happen.

This race can be fairly expensive if registering late, I recommend registering early, connection with an ambassador for a $10 discount code, or waiting until the month before to register – they usually have a groupon deal for much cheaper registration fees

Aid Stations – Standard fare or anything special to know about the aid stations in terms of what’s available or when?

Aid stations seems a little spread out but I also didn’t study them as well – I brought my own bottle to run with

Weather and typical race conditions

Weather is typically raining or freezing – prepare for the worst!

Spectators – Is this a friendly course for your friends?

Yes! My friends were at mile 11/24! It was a great location and gives them time to head back to the finish in time too

How’s the Swag?

Love their long sleeve dry fit shirt – it is perfect for Seattle runs – everything else is standard. The medal is actually a lot nicer this year too!

The Overall Score – How many stars do you give this race and do you recommend that others run it?

4 stars – I recommend running this race

seattle half marathon race report
Photo: David Jaewon Oh @thisisdizzle