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Half Marathon & Relay

About the 13.1 Course:

St Paddy's Day Run Tacoma half marathon is in its eighth year.  Last year we had a great turnout, so we increased the number of runners to give more people the opportunity to participate. 2020 will have a capacity of 800 runners. The course is gorgeous, with a few rolling hills to keep those legs awake and working. 

Finishers will receive one of our famous St. Paddy's Day Run medals.

Relay Information
Leg 1 = 4.0 miles (exchange point is located on Ruston Way aid Station before McCarver St.) Route HERE <<
Leg 2 = 4.2 miles (exchange is located at aid Station on N. Commercial St. in the town of Ruston) Route HERE <<
Leg 3 = 4.9 miles (N. Commercial St. to finish line) Route HERE <<

Exchange driving directions:
Drop your starting runner off at the Start Line before the race then drive to exchange 1 aid station just east of McCarver on Ruston Way. Park in the lot across from the Old Town Cycling.

Driving map HERE <<

Pick your leg 1 runner up but don't delay. Follow the above driving directions to Exchange 2 on Commercial St.

Corporate Team

  • A team must consist of 3 employees from the same business.
  • Teams can consist of any denomination of males or females.
  • Awards to the top 3 corporate teams place of business.
  • Awards presented to each individual of the winning corporate team.

Mixed Relay Team

  • Each team must consist of at least two of the opposite sex. (1 males 2 Females - 1 females 2 males)
  • Awards presented to each individual of the winning team.

Female Relay Team

  • Female relay team must consist of all females.
  • A relay member can run more than one leg but the team must have at least 2 team members to be eligible for awards.
  • Awards presented to each individual of the winning team.

Male Relay Team

  • Male relay team must consist of all males.
  • A relay member can run more than one leg but the team must have at least 2 team members to be eligible for awards.
  • Awards presented to each individual of the winning team.

Relay Rules and Information

  • The 21k Relay is designed for 3 persons; however, you can have 2 teammates.
  • Team Captain is responsible for signing up the team online.
  • Team Captain is responsible for collecting the team's money for their reimbursement.
  • Team Captain must input team or corporate name in the appropriate field on the registration form.
  • The team must supply their own support vehicle. Team Vehicles are NOT allowed on the course. Park off the course and walk over to the exchange point.
  • In the event, someone can't run then someone else from the team can run two legs.
  • In the event a substitution is made on the team then the team captain must be sure that the NEW TEAM is in the correct division.
  • The cost of the relay is the same regardless if you have only 2 people or 3.
  • Each Relay team member will receive a finisher medal.
  • Relay Teams must consist of 2 persons to be eligible for awards. 



 Map My Run Route HERE<<

Registration Price 

For the price list click >>HERE     

  •     A transaction fee is assessed when registering online
  •     Price increases occur at midnight
  •     $5 discount provided to military personnel with online registration. Must present military ID at packet pick-up.
  •     There is day of race registration


Start/Finish Location

815 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402
Click here for directions

Start Time

8:10 AM

The Course
The half marathon course is USATF Certified and New York City Marathon Qualifier.

Gear Check
Gear check is provided for your personal items at the start line gear check tent. Please tear your gear check tab off of your bib, fill out and attach to your gear check bag (using the zip tie provided in your gear check bag). Your gear check bag was given to you at packet pick up. Please do not put valuables in your bag. We are not responsible for lost or stolen items. You may claim your bag after you finish by providing your bib number.

Course Support
Water, Nuun Electrolyte, Powerbar Gel, Vaseline, and Porta-Potties will be provided at all water stations. Aid Stations located at 4, 6, 7.5, 9 and 11. Medical personnel will be on the course and at the finish. Map My Run Link, Massages will be offered at the finish line recovery area.

Chip Timing

Pacers are provided by the Half Fanatics. More information on the Pacer page.

Time Limit
There is a time limit of 3 hours for the half marathon (13 min avg. pace). All of those remaining on the course must move to the sidewalks and obey traffic laws. The timing mats, medical staff, and finish line amenities will remain at the finish until all participants have finished.

Awards will be presented to the top three overall male and female winners, and to the top three overall masters male and female winners. Age group awards will be given to the top five in each of the following divisions: 9 & under,10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-80, 80 & over.


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