Race Preview: 2016 Tukwila to Alki Half Marathon (Washington)

Tired of races getting more expensive, more gimmicky, and just downright over the top every year? Tukwila to Alki Half Marathon counters all of that with a just-the-basics event. For those who run for the pure love of running, this is your event. And, at just $10, this race is perfect for any budget.

Starting in Tukwila, Washington this stripped down event does not have bathrooms at the start. Instead the website directs runners to two gas stations and a Starbucks about a 1/4 mile away. So, hit those before you arrive. This is a point to point course, so it is recommended that you meet near Spuds in Alki at 8:00 AM then carpool to the start. Or, as the website states, “runners can also choose to meet at the start and hope for a ride back.”

There is one aid station along the course at mile 6.4 with water and Gatorade, but runners need to bring their own water bottles as cups will not be available.  A course map can be found here, but be aware that this is also the map for the Greenriver Marathon (another race put on by this group), so start at the 13.1 mark for the Tukwila to Alki Half Marathon.

Registration for this event is unusual, but like the race, it’s simple. Instead of using a registration website, you simply email the race director (see email address below) with the following information: First and last name, city and state, date of birth, age on January 30, 2016, sex, best half marathon time, and predicted half marathon time. Your $10 suggested donation is to be paid on race day.

Proceeds from this event will go to Northwest Harvest or a local food bank.

Tukwila to Alki Half Marathon Details

Date: Saturday, January 30

Time: 9:00 A.M.

Start Location: 13400 Interurban Avenue South, Tukwila, WA 98168

Finish Location: 2666 Alki Avenue SW, Seattle, WA 98116

Suggested Donation: $10

Registration Email: barrick@greenrivermarathon.com

Race Website: Click Here


About Annette Vaughan (493 Articles)
Annette Vaughan is a runner and personal trainer in Canby, Oregon. She began running at the age of 30 and became hooked after her first race (even though she is a self-proclaimed slow runner.) She enjoys small local races from 5Ks to half-marathons, with a 30K on the books as her longest run ever. She has also become a huge fan of obstacle course races and just can't get enough of them. Annette is a certified personal trainer, who believes in promoting movement since our bodies were designed to move. The more we move, the better we move and function in everyday life.
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