Date: 6/9/19

Location: Seattle Center

Start Time: 6:30am (both)

Avg Temps (f): 69/53

Time Limit: 6.5 hours (full), 4 hours (half)

Lessons Learned from Race Reports

  • This course has changed each year in the previous few years, so it’s a hard to look at previous race results and race reports, but typically the courses have been hilly with plenty of aid and course organization.
  • Always be ready for hills with races starting and finishing in downtown Seattle. Courses have typically been hillier than people expect in the past.
  • Some parking around Seattle Center, but it’s also within walking distance of a lot of downtown hotels, and the Monorail runs to and from downtown (Westlake Center) to Seattle Center (check if it’s running that early)
  • If traveling for the race, consider booking a hotel within a half mile of Seattle Center so you can just walk to/from the race
  • Fairly hilly course for a road full and half marathon, with the biggest hill later in the race for the half marathon and hills throughout for the full, with bridge crossings.
  • Elevation profile for the full marathon isn’t entirely accurate because of bridge crossings
  • Both the Marathon and Half Marathon start at the same time and share the same course for awhile, so expect to be running around quite a few people who are continuing onwards and pay attention to the split point.
  • With it being mid-June in Seattle, the weather could still be anything from 50’s and rainy to 60’s and sunshine, so be prepared for wet or warm weather

Course

Type: Loop

Start/Finish Info: Starts and finishes at Seattle Center

Hills: Rolling courses throughout, with a more major hill near the end for the half and continuous through the full marathon. Sections around Green Lake (full) and on the Burke Gilman trail (both) will be flat

Course Map/Elevation

Aid stations

Locations of water and electrolyte stations: Water at every aid station and Gatorade Endurance Formula available in Lemon-Lime at every other aid station.

 

Spectator access

Access Locations: Lots of spots for family and friends to see runners along the course. Have crew check the marathon course as well so they know where road closures will be, or consult the race website for road closure information.

Race reports

(Keep in mind the course has changed each year in the previous years)

seattle rock n roll race report

Seattle Rock n Roll HM Race Report – Annelie Stockton

Race: Seattle Rock n Roll Half Marathon Runner: Annelie Stockton Race Date: 06/10/2018 Location: Seattle WA Results: 1:26:12, 47th overall out of 9,066 runners and 14th female out of 5,359 women Strava Activity Link: https://www.strava.com/activities/1629839715 3 Bests – What aspects of the race did you like the most? Well organized, beautiful course, lots of water and gel along the course Not ...
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seattle rock n roll half marathon race report

Seattle Rock n Roll HM Race Report – Candice C

Race: Seattle Rock n Roll Half Marathon Runner: Candice C Date: 6/10/18 Results: 02:12:13 OVERALL 3394 / 9036 DIVISION 189 / 752 GENDER 1457 / 5338 My time this year was only very slightly faster than my performance for the same race last year.  Differences were that last year’s heart rate/effort was much higher, and this year the hills were harsher (or so I assume) ...
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Seattle RocknRoll Half Marathon – Bionda

Race: Seattle RocknRoll Half Marathon Runner: Bionda Date: 6/18/17 Location: Seattle, WA Results - 2:11:39 3 Bests – what aspects of the race did you like the most First one, I get to enjoy the run like I've never been before. I did all of the things I've learned since I start training. Second, I proof it to myself that ...
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Seattle RocknRoll Marathon – Roey

Race: Seattle RocknRoll Half Marathon Runner: Roey Date: 6/18/17 Location: Seattle, WA Results - 3:32:27 3 Bests – what aspects of the race did you like the most Crowd Support- Tons of spectators, bands, cheerleaders, and school groups along the course. The views- Starting off at Husky Stadium you travel down to Seward Park before heading to the West side ...
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Seattle Rock n Roll Marathon – Dionne H

Race: Seattle Rock and Roll Marathon – http://www.runrocknroll.com/seattle/ Runner: Dionne H Date: 6/18/2016 Location: Seattle, WA Results – 3:51.25 (PR!) 3 Bests – what aspects of the race did you like the most -It’s in Seattle. So the logistic is very easy and simple when the race is in your own hometown. – Known for not a fast course, surprisingly it was not that ...
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Strava activities and GPX files

None – this course has never been run before – download KML file from the Course page

Race Website

http://www.runrocknroll.com/seattle/