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When does Registration open for 2020? Registration is OPEN.

Is there a Military discount available? Yes, there is a $5 discount for active duty military personnel only. You will see a checkbox on the registration page. You must show your Military ID at packet pick up.

Can I switch race distances after I have signed up? Yes, you can switch distances at Packet Pickup. There are no refunds. If you move up in distances please be prepared to pay the price difference. Pick up your packet first and then go to the registration table where the timer will reassign your bib number.

Is the course USATF Certified? Yes, the 5k and Half Marathon are certified.

What if I sustain an injury or can't make it to the event, what are my options? Sorry, there are no refunds or rollovers for medical reasons. No exceptions.

Can an entry be transferred to someone else? No. Sorry, no exceptions!

Where is packet pick-up? At TCMA HQ located at 3812 N. 26th Street, Tacoma WA 98407.  Day of race packet pick up will be available starting at 7:00am and will close 15 minutes prior to the start of each race.  NO EXCEPTIONS.  We strongly recommend you pick up your packet on Friday to avoid long lines and possibly missing the start of your race.

Can I pick up someone else's race packet? Yes, as long as you have permission from them to do so. Written permission is not required.

Will there be professional photographers on the course? Yes! Race day photos will be provided by CJ Photography for free! 

Is the race Chip Timed? Yes, the chip is built into the bib. Please avoid folding your bib as it could damage the chip, additionally please make sure your bib is visible!

Do you get a finisher medal? Yes! All finishers for all distances get a medal.  Kids receive ribbons.

Can you walk the Half Marathon? We have a 3 hour cut off (13 min avg. pace). If the police don't think you can make it in the allotted time you may be moved to the sidewalk, the finish arch will remain up until you finish.

Can you walk the 5k? Yes!

Can you walk the 10K? 1:20:00-time limit, Must maintain a 13 min pace.

Will there be a massage therapist? Yes, Behive Massage will have massage therapists at the finish line recovery area. They will offer massages at a suggested donation of $1.00 per minute.

Will there be a beer garden? The Forum will open at 7:00 am and will have beer specials. 

Can kids run any of the events for free? No, kids must register for the 1k Registration Information >> HERE. For all other distances, kids need to be registered at the regular rate.

Are strollers allowed? Yes, in the 5K only. Please make sure you are not blocking or hitting faster runners.

Are dogs allowed? No, we cannot allow dogs at any distance for insurance reasons. Sorry.

Where can I park? Parking information HERE

Is there a gear check? Yes

What is the address of the start?  815 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402

Are there porta-potties at the start? Yes

Can I wear headphones during the race? Yes, be safe and don't turn them up so loud that you can't hear volunteers or police. We recommend leaving one earbud out. Be safe out there.

Are we missing something? Please let us know and we will gladly make the addition. Contact Us