TUNNEL TO VIADUCT 8K
Run like the viaduct is collapsing behind you! (Note: it won't!) This is the final run on the viaduct before it's torn down, and the first ever run through the new tunnel.
The Tunnel to Viaduct 8K will head south on the upper deck of the new SR 99 Tunnel and will return on the lower deck of the Viaduct returning north through the Battery Street Tunnel. There will be a water station located at the halfway point of the race course (near 1st Ave S & S King St) with both water and NUUN Hydration located at it. Please note, this course is not flat; both the tunnel and viaduct have moderate elevation gain.
*Final routes subject to change
Pre-Race Packet Pickup - January 28 - February 1
To help control congestion and alleviate lines at packet pickup, we are offering packet pickup the entire week prior to the event at the three Road Runner Sports storefront locations. We have also automated the packet pickup process to get you in and out quickly.
Packet Pickup Options:
option 1 - in-store pickup (Free)
Dates: 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
**You may pick up at ANY location, regardless of what option you chose during registration
Option 2 - Pre-Race Packet Mailing - ($12)
Unfortunately the deadline to add packet mailing has passed. This is no longer an option and will not be available on the registration page. Registrants will either need to pick up in-store or day of (additional purchase).
*Packet Mailing will only be available through Monday, Jan 14
OPTION 3 - day of race pickup - ($12)
february 2, 2019
6:00AM – 7:30AM – Event Day Packet Pickup (If paid for during registration, $12)
7:30AM – Tunnel to Viaduct 8K Start*
*Due to the size of the event, 8K will start in waves based on predicted finish times
11:00AM – Grand Opening Festival
february 3, 2019 – Tunnel Ride
Cascade Bicycle Club will offer a ride through the tunnel, for more information, you can visit the event website HERE
VIADUCT TO 8K PARTICIPANT GOODIES
All participants will receive an event bib and Tunnel to Viaduct 8K event shirt. A limited number of commemorative medals will be available for purchase ($12) during the registration process.
Event Parking is now sold out at both the Mercer St Garage and 5th Ave Garages. 5th Ave will be 100% closed from Thomas St to Mercer St. There will be 25,000 participants for this event, please plan early. Look for parking garages within walking distance ahead of time, ride share to the event, carpool, use public transportation or ride your bike.
Due to the size of the event and limited parking options for a race of this size, we suggest other modes of transportation including: Car Share Options, Public Transportation (buses), Light Rail (Westlake Station then walking to start line, estimated 1 mile), Monorail from Westlake Center, or biking to the event. Bike corrals will be available for participants who choose this option
START LINE – WAVE/CORRAL START INFORMATION
The Tunnel to Viaduct 8K will begin at the southbound entrance to the new SR 99 Tunnel located at 6th Ave N & Harrison St. Due to the size of the race and size of roadways, the race will begin in waves based on participants estimated finish times. For safety reasons, only participants wearing the official Tunnel to Viaduct 8K bibs will be allowed within the start corrals.
How do I know which corral to start in? Your bib will have a corral designation on it when you receive it and a map of the Seattle Center Grounds on the back that looks like the image below.
Can I start in a different corral? If you’d like to start in a corral ahead of yours, please visit the help desk when collecting your race materials at packet pickup. There will be no corral changes on race day.
I’d like to run with my friends, can I? Yes, you can all run together, but to do so, you will need to start in the last corral of your group. No runners will be allowed in corrals starting before theirs, but you will be allowed to move back corrals.
EVENT TIME LIMIT
All participants will need to have exited the southern end of the SR 99 Tunnel and on 1st Ave S by 10:30am (2-mile point). All participants will need to be off the 8K route by 11:00am.