Countdown to the 8th Annual Tacoma City Marathon!
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Half Marathon

This race is a part of the Crown of the Sound 13.1 Series!

 If you complete any 4 of the 6 races in 2014 you will receive a special TCMA Crown of the Sound 13.1 Series medal.

We will also keep score and will award age group winners of the series with age group ribbons.

See how it works: HERE

About the 13.1 Course:

The Michelob ULTRA Tacoma City Half Marathon course now starts at the Tacoma Narrows Airport and goes over the Narrows Bridge and will merge with the Marathon in the Town of Ruston.   Please click this link to view the NEW Half Marathon Race Course HERE<<

Course maps and aid station support information

Registration Price       

Entry Fee
JULY 1st
7/2/13 - 8/31/13
9/1/13 - 12/31/13
1/1/14 - 2/28/14
3/1/14 - 4/15/14
4/16/13 - 4/30/2014
Online closes at midnight on 4/30/2014
Expo Last Gasp
(5/2/14 & 5/3/14)
  •     A transaction fee and Washington State Tax is assessed when registering online.
  •     Price increases occur at 10PM (not at midnight).
  •     $5 discount provided to military personnel. Must present military ID at packet pick-up.
  •     There is no day of race registration

Start Location  (google map)
Tacoma Narrows Airport
1202 26th Avenue NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Finish Location (google map)
Tacoma Art Museum
1701 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402
Click here for directions

Shuttle Buses Information
Shuttle buses will depart across from the FINISH line at the Tacoma Art Museum (google map here)
First bus leaves at 4:30 am
Last bus leaves at 6:00 am
Do not wait for the last bus

Start Time
8:00 AM

Course Certification
2014 new half marathon course will be USATF Certified and New York City Marathon Qualifier.

Gear Check
Gear check is provided for your personal items at the start line gear check school bus. 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 valuable 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 drink, Powerbar gel, Vaseline, and Porta-Potties will be provided at all water stations. Aid Stations located at Mile 2.3, 4, 5, 8, 9, and 11 and a mini aid station at mile 12. Medical personnel will be on the course and at the finish.

Chip Timing
The half marathon is chip timed by Rogue Multisport.  Chips are imbedded into your race bib.  No need to return anything at end of your race!

Pacers are provided by the Half Fanatics. For more information on pacing, click here.

Time Limit
There is a time limit of 5 hours for the half marathon. The course will open to traffic after 1:00pm. 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 mailed this year 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.

Half Marathon Finisher Medal Details

Since the beginning of the Tacoma City Marathon Half Marathon in 2007, the half marathon medal has been just that...a half medal, partnering with the next year's half medal.

The pairs have been:

    2007 and 2008
    2009 and 2010
    2011 and 2012

How many have you collected?

Special Half Fanatics Medal
For members of the Half Fanatics there will be a special finishers medal instead of the regular medal. Half Fanatic medals will be handed out at the finish line as long as supplies last. First 250 Fanatics who register will receive a special medal!

Finish Line Amenities
The finish line recovery area is located adjacent to the finish line. Water, bananas, oranges, chips and pizza will be available. Use your pizza ticket attached to your bib to receive a slice of pizza. Michelob ULTRA will be available in the beer garden for $2 a glass. Massage also available with suggested donation of $1/minute. Showers are available at the YMCA on 11th and Market St. (be prepared to show your bib number, ID and sign a waiver).

Marathon & Half Marathon Start Area
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