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Posted: February 27, 2009  : Add to Mixx!

Athletics: Early Entry Deadline Approaching for Running Nirvana

Register Before February 28 And Save For The Inaugural Seattle Event

Seattle, WA – February 26, 2009 - The Rock 'n' Roll Seattle Marathon & ½ Marathon, set for June 27, 2009, is announcing that runners and walkers who register by the end of the month can take advantage of an early entry fee for the inaugural race.

Current registration prices for the event are $100 for the marathon and $85 for the half –marathon. The current prices will hold through midnight on February 28, when they will increase to $120 and $100, respectively. The Northwest’s premier summertime running event will feature ideal weather, live music from local bands and hundreds of high school cheer squads along each mile of the course.

“So far the feedback we have received from runners about the course announcement has been terrific,” said Megan Young, Event Manager, commenting on the race course which was recently unveiled to the public. “With less than a week to go before the entry fee increases, we want to make sure that everyone looking to save money and secure their spot at the start line is aware of the February deadline.”

The race start will be located in the city of Tukwila and begin with an invitational elite wheelchair race at 6:50 am, followed by a simultaneous marathon and half-marathon start at 7:00 am. The course then winds its way through the residential neighborhoods including Seward Park, Lakewood and Mount Baker before running along the waterfront banks of Lake Washington from miles 6 through 10.

After the half-marathon course splits from the marathon, the course continues through downtown and onto the Alaskan Way Viaduct, entering the Battery Street tunnel and the Aurora Ave. Bridge overlooking Lake Union. The course turns around, heading south, offering breathtaking views of Puget Sound and the downtown skyline before looping back around to the West Seattle Bridge with the finish line adjacent to the half-marathon finish just outside of Qwest Field.

The musical party continues at the evening post-race concert, which is also open to the general public. All registered participants and race volunteers receive a free ticket to the concert at Marymoor Park on race night. For more information about the Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle or to register for the event, please visit www.rnrseattle.com or call (800)311-1255.

About Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon & ½ Marathon is part of a national series of nine musically themed marathon and half-marathon events. Official event sponsors include: Cytomax, Garmin, MillerCoors’ MGD64, Oakley, New Balance, Nutrilite and Sugoi. The inaugural race is expected to draw 20,000 participants to the event, which will feature live bands and cheerleaders along the marathon and half-marathon courses. Qwest Field will be the location of both the finish line and Health & Fitness Expo at the Qwest Event Center. The two-day Health & Fitness Expo will host over one hundred running and fitness retailers, exhibits and clinics. Participants will be treated to a post-race headliner concert to celebrate their accomplishments, where all participants and volunteers receive free entry. For more information please visit www.rnrseattle.com.

Download High Resolution Course Map PDF: Seattle_Map.pdf.


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