TUNNEL TO VIADUCT 8K

EVENT FAQs

Where is the event located? The event will start & finish at the north entrance to the new SR 99 Tunnel at 6th & Harrison. All pre/post event activities will take place at the Seattle Center.

When is the event? The event will take place Saturday, February 2, 2019. The event will start at 7:30AM with wave starts based on your estimated finish time.

What is a wave start? A wave start is beginning a race in smaller groups based on estimated finish times to ensure all participants have ample space to complete the course unobstructed.

What is the cost to participate? The entry fees are based on participant registrations. The cost for the first 5,000 participants - $35, participants 5,001 - 15,000 - $40, and any registrant after 15,000 - $45. Prices increase to $50 January 31 & February 1

How do I register for the event? You may register online by clicking the red “REGISTRATION” button. OR, you will have the opportunity to register in person at the pre-event packet pickup located at various Road Runner Sports locations taking place January 28 - February 1. There will be no event day registration.

I’m already registered, where do I collect my race materials? You will be able to collect all materials at the pre-event packet pickup located at various Road Runner Sports stores the week prior to the event, January 28 - February 1.

Monday, January 28 - Road Runner Sports, Kent Station            

Tuesday, January 29 - Road Runner Sports, Bellevue

Wednesday - Friday, Jan. 30 - Feb. 1 - Road Runner Sports, Green Lake

*Each packet pickup event will be from 12:00pm - 8:00pm

I cannot make it to any of the pre-race packet pickup events, are there other options? Yes – race day packet pickup is available but will cost an additional $12 during the registration process OR you can have your packet mailed to you 10 days prior to the event for $12 also available during the registration process.

Can someone else pick up my materials at one of the packet pickup events? YES! We encourage it. Please have an email or letter with approval from the person you are collecting for.

Will I receive a medal upon completion? Finisher medals will not be given at the finish line but you will have the option during your registration process to purchase a commemorative medal for $12.

If I am unable to participate, will refunds be offered? Unfortunately refunds will not be offered for the 8K run/walk.

If I cannot afford the registration fee, will free entries be offered? We will be offering a limited number of full scholarships and partial scholarships. Please visit the “registration” page for details.

Where can I place my belongings while participating? Gear Check will be available during the race on Seattle Center Grounds

Are baby strollers allowed? Yes, we ask that you start in one of the later corrals though to ensure the faster participants have room to run.

Can I bring my dog to participate? No, due to the congestion of the starting area and course, we ask that all furry friends be left at home.

Will water be offered on course? Yes, there will be one on-course water station offered near the midway point.

Is there a course time limit? Yes, all participants will need to clear the SR 99 Tunnel by 10:30am and be off the course by 11:00am.

Where should I park on race day? Seattle Center parking lots will be open on race day but will be pre-sold during the registration process only. These lots will fill prior to race day, please purchase during the registration process. There will be other surface lots available on race day. We also recommend public transportation (Metro Bus or Light Rail). 

IMPORTANT STREET CLOSURE INFORMATION

All streets along the 8K run/walk course will be closed during the race as well as roads near the Seattle Center area to ensure the safety of all participants and attendees. Thank you for your patience on race day.

  • 5th Ave between Thomas & Mercer St

    • Thomas St & Harrison St between 5th Ave & Dexter St

    • 6th Ave between John St & Mercer St

    • Aurora Ave N. (northbound & southbound) between Denny Way & Roy St

    • 1st Ave S (southbound only) between Royal Brougham & Columbia St