Race Day is Saturday March 17, 2018
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When does Registration open for 2018? Registration is already open for 2018!

Is there a Military discount available? Yes, there is a $5 discount for active duty military personnel only. You will see a check box 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 booth where the timer will reassign your bib number.

Is the course USATF Certified? Yes, the 5k, the 10k 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 roll overs for medical reasons. No exceptions.

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

Where is packet pick-up? It is at the TCMA office, upstairs from Fleet Feet Tacoma at 3812 N26th St, Suite C, Tacoma, WA 98407
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.

Is there any way to pick up the packet on race day? For this race we do have the 2-day packet pick-up at no additional charge. For runners who cannot make it to the packet pick-up, we will be having day of race packet pickup at an additional $5.00 charge. This can be requested at registration on-line or it can be paid on race day morning.

Will there be professional photographers on the course? Yes, our professional photography is provided by Ontherunevents.com .

Is the race Chip Timed? Yes, the chip is built into the bib.

Do you get a finisher medal? Yes, for the Half marathon there are finishers medals.

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

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 8:00am and will have beer specials. There will be live music in the outside seating area.

Can you walk the 5k? Yes

Can kids run any of the events for free? Yes, kids age 10 and under can participate in the Kids 1K for free. 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 ear bud out. Be safe out there.

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